Ethanol….The Clean, Renewable,
Environmentally Friendly Alternative Fuel
Ethanol is a high-octane, liquid, domestic, renewable fuel, produced by the fermentation of plant sugars. In the U.S. today, ethanol is typically produced from corn and other grain products. However, in the future it may be economical to produce ethanol from biomass resources such as agriculture and forestry wastes or specially grown “energy” crops.
E85 is the term for motor fuel blends of up to 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. E85 is considered an alternative fuel under federal and state laws designed to increase our domestic energy security and reduce vehicle emissions. It looks and “fuels” just like regular gasoline; however, ethanol does not contain many of the harmful carcinogens and other toxic chemicals found in gasoline.
Flexible Fuel Vehicles (FFVs) are specially designed to run on any ethanol fuel blend up to 85 percent. Special on-board diagnostics “read” the fuel blend, enabling drivers to fuel with E85 or gasoline if E85 is not available, without worrying about what is in the tank. E85 has superior performance characteristics because of its high octane rating (100 plus compared to gasoline’s 87). Today, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, and DaimlerChrysler Corporation all offer E85 engines as standard equipment in their vehicles; therefore, little to no additional cost is incurred. For a list of FFV’s produced visit www.E85Fuel.com.
Benefits of E85
*This information was provided by the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition (NEVC). For more information visit them atwww.E85Fuel.com.
Growing A New Diesel Fuel
Soy Biodiesel – Fueling Ohio’s Future
Soy biodiesel is a clean burning renewable resource made from soybeans that can be used in any diesel engine with no modifications.Why It’s Better For the Environment
Ohio’s soybean farmers encourage you to consider soy biodiesel as your fuel of choice for all the right reasons:
Performance and More
Soy biodiesel performance makes a difference. It is a high-quality fuel that performs similarly to traditional petroleum diesel, without sacrificing performance in power, torque, fuel consumption and cold weather conditions.
The lubricity of soy biodiesel provides protection against fuel injector and injection pump failure, longer equipment life, and lower maintenance costs.
Soy biodiesel is the high-quality fuel option for commercial trucks, farm equipment, fleet vehicles, passenger cars and heavy equipment. Currently there is nearly 75 million gallons of soy biodiesel produced in Ohio each year.
Demand for soy biodiesel is growing due to greater agricultural use, the federal tax credit and the high cost of petroleum. Production in the state could more than double in the next 2-3 years.
Just a 2% blend of soy biodiesel helps increase lubricity by 66%
Common Blends of Soy Biodiesel
This information is courtesy of the Ohio Soybean Council. To learn more about Soy biodiesel visit: www.soybiodiesel.org or the Ohio Soybean Council at www.soyohio.org.