Ethanol is a clean-burning, high-octane fuel that is produced from renewable sources. At its most basic, ethanol is grain alcohol, produced from crops such as corn. Because it is domestically produced, ethanol helps reduce America's dependence upon foreign sources of energy. Pure, 100% ethanol is not generally used as a motor fuel; instead, a percentage of ethanol is combined with unleaded gasoline. This is beneficial because the ethanol: * decreases the fuel's cost * increases the fuel's octane rating * decreases gasoline's harmful emissions Any amount of ethanol can be combined with gasoline, but the most common blends are E10 (10%) and E85 (85%)
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Promotes the use of ethanol fuel in American vehicles. News items, benefits of the fuel, and how to help increase awareness of ethanol.
Information on vehicles designed to run on 85% ethanol fuel (E85). Also lists stations where ethanol fuel can be found.
Information about the potential for ethanol technology in India, government policies, and a prospectus for a proposal for a new plant.
Fuel prices, futures, and news items.
International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo
An arena for companies to display their latest in services, technology, and equipment.
National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition
A non-profit membership organization promoting the use of 85% ethanol for transportation. News, annual report, newsletters, frequently asked questions, and a map of refueling stations.
Running On Alcohol
Facts and methods related to making and using ethanol as fuel.
Wikipedia - Ethanol Fuel
Hyperlinked encyclopedia article about the types, production and distribution of ethanol fuels. Includes pros and cons of use.
TRN: Ethanol yields hydrogen
Researchers from the University of Minnesota and the University of Patras in Greece have devised a way to extract hydrogen directly from ethanol. (February 25, 2004)