Renewable fuels like ethanol have been used in engines for more than a century. In fact, Henry Ford designed his 1908 Model T to operate on ethanol. Since 1980, and the birth of the modern U.S. ethanol industry, trillions of miles have been driven on ethanol-blended fuel.
Ethanol is a win for all Americans. It’s more affordable than traditional gasoline, reduces harmful vehicle emissions, supports nearly 300,000 American jobs and protects America’s energy independence. Today, ethanol is being used in all engine types, including automobiles, off-road engines, marine engines and motorcycles. And ethanol is a proven performance fuel. It is the fuel of choice for NASCAR, IndyCar and American LeMans. Ethanol has an octane rating of 113 and helps boost the octane level of gasoline, which produces a better option for your engine, typically at a lower cost per mile.