31 Mar '12, 5pm

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center: Ethanol Fuel

Printable Version Ethanol Fuel Basics Related Information: API Biofuels Standards National Biofuels Action Plan Ethanol is a renewable fuel made from various plant materials collectively known as "biomass." More than 95% of U.S. gasoline contains ethanol in a low-level blend to oxygenate the fuel and reduce air pollution. Ethanol is also available as E85 —a gasoline-ethanol blend containing 51% to 83% ethanol, depending on geography and season. This alternative fuel can be used in flexible fuel vehicles —a vehicle type that has an internal combustion engine and runs on either E85 or gasoline. There are several steps involved in making ethanol available as a vehicle fuel: Biomass feedstocks are grown, collected and transported to an ethanol production facility Feedstocks are made into ethanol at a production facility and transported to a blender/fuel supplier Ethanol is mix...

Full article: http://www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/fuels/ethanol_fuel_basics...

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