Does the fact that something is consumable by humans make it a better fuel? Well probably not. But the fact that you could spill a 10 million gallons of it anywhere with virtually no environmental impact is a plus. And the fact that it is clear is indicative of the cleanliness when burned. Very minimal particulate emissions. Yes, it gets fewer MPG, but that is often exaggerated. Compare the well to wheel energy yield of an ethanol PLANT, even from corn, to gasoline that has been refined from crude, and ethanol is a better energy yield.
Message Posted: Jul 25, 2013 10:39:24 AM
Ultimately if you just want to just be able to buy pure gas for your own peace of mind, more power to you. This is all the ethanol bashers claim to want. But don't contribute to this myth mentality that the oil and food mass marketers got goin' on now. Ethanol is fine for your car, and truly an excellent fuel. The best scenario for you AND me is to pull up to the pump, and be able to pump at a blender to choose my own ethanol blend, from 0% to 85%, and have my car be able to use it. Not this maniacal, petroleum funded campaign of misinformation guiding the "world is flat" mentality that is going on here now, from some.