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What is Ethanol Fuel: Ethanol fuel is ethyl alcohol, the same type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, used as fuel. It is most often used as a motor fuel, mainly as a bio-fuel additive for gasoline, It is commonly made from biomass such as corn, sugar beets or sugarcane.

Ethanol fuel is widely used in Brazil and in the United States, and together both countries were responsible for 87.1% of the world’s ethanol fuel production. Most cars on the road today in the U.S. can run on blends of 10% ethanol but are slowly moving up to 85% blend ethanol.

The Brazilian government has made it mandatory to blend ethanol with gasoline, and since 2007 the legal blend is around 25% ethanol and 75% gasoline (E25). In December 2011 Brazil fleet rose to 14.8 million flex-fuel automobiles and light trucks and 1.5 million flex-fuel motorcycle that regularly use neat ethanol fuel (known as E100).

Bio-ethanol is a form of quasi-renewable energy that can be produced from agricultural feed stock. It can be made from very common crops such as hemp, sugarcane, potatoes, cassava and corn. According to the International Energy Agency, cellulose ethanol could allow ethanol fuels to play a much bigger role in the future.

Corn Base Ethanol:

Sugar Cane / Sugar Beets:

What is a flex-fuel vehicle?

Flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) are designed to run on gasoline or gasoline-ethanol blends of up to 85% ethanol (E85). Except for a few engine and fuel system modifications, they are identical to gasoline-only models. FFVs experience no loss in performance when operating on E85, and some generate more torque and horsepower than when operating on gasoline. However, since ethanol contains less energy per volume than gasoline, FFVs typically get about 15%–27% fewer miles per gallon when fueled with E85.

See Indication of FFV.