Presentation on theme: "WHY ETHANOL???? More than 6 million cars in the US are designed to run on E-85. Over 1,250 retail gas stations across the country are pumping E-85 today,"— Presentation transcript:
WHY ETHANOL???? More than 6 million cars in the US are designed to run on E-85. Over 1,250 retail gas stations across the country are pumping E-85 today, more than a 50% increase from 2005.
Parts of a Corn Kernel GERM- Contains ALL the Vitamins and Minerals of the Kernel. (DDGs) OIL- Corn oil is used in cooking – High in Polyunsaturated fats. STARCH- Only part of the Kernel used to produce Ethanol.
Assumptions of Ethanol Takes More Energy to Make than Produces * 67% Increase in BTUs Using a Food Source for Energy * Ethanol Production only Uses the Starch Harms Cars Engines * Approved by Every Engine Manufacturer in the WORLD * Approved by Every Small Engine Manufacture Reduces Mileage per Gallon (@ 10% Blends) * Less than Using the Air Conditioner * Less than Improperly Inflated Tires * Less than Improperly Tuned Engine * Less than Driving with the Windows Down
Benefits from Ethanol… Cleans your engine & fuel system Prevents gas line freeze up 10% blend Increases octane up to 3 points Burns 100%, no residues (Varnish) 25% less Carbon Monoxide from tailpipe Reduces Hydrocarbons by 10% 2,000,000,000,000 miles driven (Trillion) Approved by every Auto & Small engine Manufacturer in the World Reduces foreign Crude imports 2:1 Over 50,000 US Jobs created