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In the United States, one out of every eight gallons of gasoline sold contains ethanol. Most of this ethanol is purchased as blends of 10% ethanol and 90% gasoline, known as gasohol or E10, and is used as an octane enhancer to improve air quality.

E85 is an alcohol fuel mixture of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline, by volume.
E85 is used in engines modified to accept higher concentrations of ethanol. Such flexible-fuel engines are designed to run on any mixture of gasoline or ethanol with up to 85% ethanol by volume.

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers compared ethanol fuel to straight gasoline.
   In a published report, the institute said ethanol was “very similar in driving characteristics to straight gasoline, except that pre-ignition and dieseling (run-on) are noticeably reduced and acceleration can be improved” with ethanol.
   The report continued, “Ethanol should be looked at as an octane enhancer.” There have been many other tests of ethanol during the past 20 years. Those tests found ethanol completely safe to use in all types of engines.
   The Clean Air Choice Using ethanol-blended fuel is one of the easiest ways you can help reduce air pollution and our dependence on imported oil. While many solutions for improving our nation's air quality are being debated, ethanol is here today. Using ethanol-blended fuels in your car, outboard motor, lawnmower, chainsaw, snowmobile and other small engines can make a difference now.

Q. What is ethanol?

   Ethanol is a clean burning, renewable, domestically produced product made from fermented agricultural products such as corn. Ethanol contains oxygen, which helps gasoline burn cleaner and more efficiently. When used in vehicles, ethanol reduces all types of emissions including carbon dioxide – a major contributor to global warming.
   Although burning ethanol releases carbon dioxide during its production and combustion, the crops that ethanol is produced from absorb that carbon dioxide. So, during ethanol production, greenhouse gases do not build up in the environment – they are naturally recycled.

Q. How will ethanol affect my engine?

   Ethanol is safe to use in any type of engine. Ethanol is covered under warranty by every automaker
that sells cars in the United States. It’s safe to use in your car, truck, motorcycle or any other engine.
In fact, many automakers actually recommend reformulated gasolines like those that contain ethanol. Tests have concluded that ethanol does not increase corrosion, nor will it harm any seals or valves.

For more valuable information about Ethanol please see the Ethanol Vehicle Coalition’s web site.

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Jefferson City Oil Co. Inc
1601 Christy Dr.
PO Box 576
Jefferson City, Mo 65102
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1601B Christy Dr.
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Jefferson City, Mo 65102
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