ETHANOL IS HOME-GROWN.
The U.S. ethanol industry supported the creation of over 386,700 jobs in all sectors of the economy last year, boosting household income by $30.7 billion.
FLEX FUELS ARE BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.
Flex Fuels won’t harm groundwater in the event of a spill and are safer for drivers to handle. Ethanol cuts carbon pollution – reducing carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter emissions up to 50% more than unleaded gas.
ETHANOL IS BENEFICIAL FOR YOUR CAR.
Using a higher level of ethanol fuel can increase horsepower and octane, reduce engine knocking and pinging, help clean your engine by reducing fuel injection system build up, and prevent gas line freezes in cold weather.
FLEX FUELS REDUCE GAS PRICES.
Fuels made from renewable plants are frequently lower in cost compared to petroleum. The more that is mixed with standard gasoline, the lower your gas prices are at the pump.
USING HIGH OCTANE ETHANOL REDUCES OIL CONSUMPTION.
Today ethanol replaces about 10% of the nation’s gasoline supply, which would otherwise require 600,000 barrels of oil a day from unpredictable foreign countries and finite fossil fuel resources.
FLEXIBLE FUEL VEHICLES (FFVs) ARE AVAILABLE AND AFFORDABLE.
FFVs specifically designed to run on E85 (85% ethanol and 15% gasoline) fuel are becoming more common each model year. Drivers can choose to run their FFV on E85 or any lower blend of gas. There are more than 20 million FFVs on America's highways.