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Saturday, February 28, 2015

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Ethanol Quick Facts
  • For every barrel of ethanol produced, 1.2 barrels of petroleum are displaced.
  • E-10 Unleaded (10% ethanol/90% ordinary unleaded gasoline) is approved for use by every major automaker in the world.
  • A typical 40 million gallon ethanol plant creates 32 full-time jobs and generates an additional $1.2 million in tax revenue for a community
  • Studies are being done to determine how wheat straw and sugar cane can be used to produce ethanol.
  • The U.S. is the world’s top ethanol producer, and Brazil is the world’s top ethanol exporter.
  • According to the Renewable Fuel Association, there are 106 ethanol plants already in operation in the U.S., an additional 48 plants are under construction, and seven are undergoing expansion.
  • Ethanol is a cost-effective octane-enhancer that typically adds two to three octane numbers when blended with ordinary gasoline.
  • The use of ethanol-blended gasoline helps reduce tropospheric ozone levels.
  • Ethanol helps reduce PM (particulate matter – small pieces of air pollution that penetrate deeply into human lungs) emissions by more than 25%.
  • If 5% of U.S. vehicles were powered by hybrids operating on E85 ethanol, oil imports could be reduced by about 140 million barrels a year.