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10% Ethanol

Q: Some fuels in our area contain 10% ethanol. What is ethanol and why should I use it?

A: Ethanol is a fuel made from agricultural crops, most commonly corn. Ethanol is called a grain alcohol. E-10 fuel contains 90% unleaded gasoline and 10% ethanol. Fuel with 10% ethanol can be used in any gasoline-burning automobile. Ethanol is beneficial because it is a renewable natural resource and supports North American farmers. Adding 10% ethanol to fuel reduces our country’s reliance on fossil fuel producing nations. Ethanol also burns cleaner than 100% gasoline and increases the octane of the fuel.