Moving Beyond The Myths

Even with all these benefits, some myths persist regarding the safety of ethanol in your engine. How much do you really know about what is coming out of the fuel pump? There is a lot more to a gallon of gas than petroleum. Today’s gasoline composition is made of up of more than 150 chemicals and compounds. Additives include metal deactivators, corrosion inhibitors, oxygenates and antioxidants – many of which are toxic and harmful to the environment.

Yet with all these toxins and chemicals in the mix, ethanol (a safe, clean burning oxygenate) is often singled out as a culprit for engine issues. Made from corn, ethanol has been used in the United States since the early 1980s. Today over 90 percent of the gasoline sold to millions of Americans for their cars, boats and small engines contains up to 10 percent of this renewable fuel – with no issues. So what’s the real culprit? Learn more about Ethanol & Your CarEthanol & Watercraft and Ethanol & Small Engines to find our the real story.