Biofuel- Ethanol FAQ’s and Pro’s and Con’s


How Much Ethanol Is In Gasoline, And How Does It Affect Fuel Economy?
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that in 2017, the 142.85 billion gallons of finished motor gasoline consumed in the United States contained about 14.39 billion gallons of fuel ethanol, equal to about 10% of the total volume of finished motor gasoline consumption. Fuel ethanol contains a denaturant that is added to ethanol to make fuel ethanol unfit for human consumption. Federal law requires that fuel ethanol contain at least 2% denaturant by volume, but the actual amount in fuel ethanol may be higher.

Most of the gasoline now sold in the United States contains…>>
– What is ethanol?
– How does ethanol benefit the environment?
– Can I use ethanol in the vehicle I have now?
– How is ethanol different from MTBE?
– How will ethanol affect the performance of my vehicle?
– Does the production of ethanol have a negative net energy balance?…>>


The Pros and Cons of Ethanol Fuel
by Larry West | Updated December 05, 2019
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Ethanol is a relatively low-cost alternative fuel that boasts less pollution and more availability compared to unblended gasoline, but there are a number of benefits and drawbacks to this newer form of fuel.
For environmental purposes, ethanol is less…>>

The Pros And Cons Of Ethanol
By Chuck Kowalski |  Updated January 31, 2019
Ethanol–an alcohol biofuel distilled by extracting sugar from corn, has triggered a great debate over recent years. Although this cleaner burning fuel is better than gasoline for the environment, it also has drawbacks, such as higher prices…>>

The Pros and Cons of Biofuels
Can biofuels cure America’s addiction to oil?
…Despite the upsides, however, experts point out that biofuels are far from a cure for our addiction to petroleum. A wholesale societal shift from gasoline to biofuels, given the number of gas-only cars already on the road and the lack of ethanol or biodiesel pumpsat existing filling stations, would take some time…>>

8 Pros and Cons of Corn Ethanol
Congress created the Renewable Fuel Standard to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and up to this day, the issue on corn ethanol has remained contentious. Advocates include corn ethanol producers and critics include anti-corn ethanol environmental groups, among others. Let us take a look at the debatable views of proponents and opponents…>>