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"It starts with us. Once you’ve explained the benefits of ethanol and dispelled the myths, you have a customer for life. By using alternative fuels we are creating more local jobs, supporting our local communities, securing our energy independence and impacting our environment more positively. Ethanol is greener, cleaner and burns clearer."
- Scott Zaremba, President and CEO of Zarco 66 Earth Friendly Fuels. Lawrence, Kansas

E15 Performance


E15 AND ENGINE PERFORMANCE

  • E15 boosts engine performance, increases horsepower and runs cleaner through engine valves by removing deposits created by lower-quality gasoline.
  • Modern day fuels contain waxy solvents that leave deposits that can reduce power and efficiency within 10,000 miles. Ethanol keeps engines cleaner by helping dissolve deposits in critical parts — like the pistons, fuel intake valves and ports.
  • Ethanol is the lowest cost oxygenator available and when added to gasoline it improves engine performance.

ETHANOL PREVENTS PHASE SEPARATION

  • Fuels containing ethanol are able to better prevent engine damage through better absorption of water found in the fuel supply.
    • Phase separation, a rare situation, can occur with any fuel using an oxygenator — including other petroleum products. In the case of ethanol, it has the ability to absorb more water and protect the engine from water related damage.
  • The addition of ethanol to fuels has eliminated the need for fuel additives like “Heat” in Northern climate to protect the fuel lines and engine from water freezing.

E15 IS THE MOST WIDELY TESTED FUEL EVER

  • Repeated evaluative studies showed no statistically significant loss of vehicle performance (fuel economy
    and maintenance issues) attributable to the use of E15 5
    fuel in MY2001 and newer vehicles.
    • In a specific study performed by the U.S. Department of Energy in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 86 vehicles, representing all makes and models, were driven more than 6 million miles on E15 with zero issues.
    • NASCAR has run more than 5 million miles on E15 with better fuel mileage and horsepower. “E15 is the most exciting addition to NASCAR performance in years,” said Richard Childress, owner of Richard Childress Racing.

E15 WILL SAVE CONSUMERS MONEY

  • The cost-benefit analysis favors E15 — numerous studies have shown that ethanol saves consumers at the pump, and increasing the blend to 15 percent further reduces prices at the pump.
    • From 2007-2011, ethanol has enjoyed a price advantage over regular gasoline, with ethanol blends running 15- 75 cents cheaper per gallon on a yearly basis.
  • Ethanol is a high-octane fuel, and substantially increases performance, durability and horsepower.