To start with, ethanol gives consumers a lower-priced choice. Whether you’re installing a flex fuel pump or simply switching to E15, it’s a choice that is typically less expensive. In fact, with an octane rating of 113, ethanol is a high performance fuel that keeps your engine running smoothly, especially under challenging summer time driving conditions. Ethanol also keeps your fuel system clean for optimal performance since it won’t leave gummy deposits. In the winter ethanol acts like an anti-freeze minimizing gas line issues. Ethanol also supports local communities. Because it’s a homegrown fuel, it creates hundreds of thousands of jobs here in America that can never be outsourced. Billions of dollars stay here at home that would otherwise be shipped overseas.
Ethanol is cleaner and “greener” than gasoline. Not only does it produce less carbon emissions when it’s burned, because it’s a biofuel, it actually captures carbon dioxide from the air during production.
One of ethanol’s greatest advantages is it lowers our dependence on foreign oil. The more energy we produce here at home, the less money our nation ships to countries in the Middle East.