Find Ethanol, the Alternative Fuel near you!
E85Locator.net has 1,275 gas stations that make E85 Ethanol available to their customers in 929 cities across the United States. This alternative fuel is available in 41 states as well as Washington, D.C.
If your wondering what E85 is, it is a blend of 85% Ethanol and 15% unleaded gasoline. Ethanol blended gasoline has actually been available for a number of years as E10. This is a very common blend of 90% unleaded gasoline and 10% ethanol. Pure ethanol has an octane rating of 113, and thus Ethanol blends have an overall higher octane rating.
The E10 blend of this corn-based alternative fuel is approved for use by all major car & truck manufactures around the world. It's also safe for use in the small gasoline engines you might find around your house, including your lawn mower!
Other ethanol blends are becoming available through the use of blender gas pumps. While not approved in vehicles that are not designated Flex Fuel, blender pumps allow vehicle owners to choose their preferred blend of E85 and ethanol, resulting in blends such as E20, E30, and E40. The first states to use a blender pumps are Kansas, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
According to EthanolFacts.com, Ethanol is blended into more than 50% of the nations fuels.
Ethanol is refined primarily from corn, but can also be produced from sorghum and more recently can be created from cellulostic materials such as straw, sugar cane, sugar beets, corn cobs, and other plant material.