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This site is intended to help you find E85, ethanol and Flex Fuel information on the Web.

Make sure to visit the Articles Section to find more information. E85 is an alcohol fuel mixture of 85% ethanol (ethyl alcohol, i.e., grain alcohol) and 15% gasoline (proportioned by volume rather than mass) that can be used in flex fuel vehicles.

Pickens plan

The Pickens Plan is a proposal by T. Boone Pickens. Pickens' plan is to reduce American dependency on imported oil by using wind turbine farms for power generation, which would then allow the natural gas currently used for power generation to be use to fuel trucks and other heavy vehicles. Pickens' claims this would reduce by 43% the amount the US spends on foreign oil.

Renewable energy technologies

Renewable energy is generated from resources such as the sun, wind, rain, tides and geothermal heat which are naturally replenished.

"Renewable energy is derived from natural processes that are replenished constantly. In its various forms, it derives directly from the sun, or from heat generated deep within the earth. Included in the definition is electricity and heat generated from solar, wind, ocean, hydropower, biomass, geothermal resources, and biofuels and hydrogen derived from renewable resources."

E85 and Flex Fuel Questions & Answers

Q: What if E85 is not available?

The flex fuel vehicle system allows drivers to use any combination of gasoline or ethanol - from 100% unleaded gasoline up to 85% ethanol. If E85 is not available, you can therefore use unleaded gas.

Q: What is the difference between an flex fuel vehicle and a regular gasoline-only vehicle? Do they use different parts?

A flex fuel vehicle has only one major additional part - the fuel sensor that detects the ethanol/gasoline mix. Other parts on a flex fuel vehicles fuel delivery system are modified slightly to be compatible with a high level of ethanol. These include the fuel tank, fuel lines, fuel injectors, computer system, anti-siphon device, and dashboard gauges. Since high levels of alcohol are corrosive, any parts that come in contact with the fuel have been upgraded to tolerate the alcohol. Normally, this will mean a stainless steel fuel tank and Teflon-lined fuel hoses.

Do You Own a Flex Fuel Vehicle?

What is a Flex Fuel Vehicle? It's a car or truck capable of burning alternative fuels. We're talking about gas engines that can also burn ethanol, natural gas, propane, hydrogen, methanol, and p-series fuels.

Ethanol is alcohol-based and is made by fermenting and distilling corn, barley, or wheat. It can also be made from "cellulosic biomass", such as chunks of trees and grass, except that this version is called "Bioethanol" instead of plain "Ethanol".

Corvette Racing, Penske Porsches Win Green Challenge World Debut

BRASELTON, Ga., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A world debut only ever happens once. And these will be the names to be remembered as the inaugural winners of the Green Challenge at the American Le Mans Series' signature endurance race - Petit Le Mans - at Road Atlanta Saturday: -- Porsche ... and its Penske RS Spyder team of Pat Long, Sascha Maassen and Emmanuel Collard -- GM/Chevrolet ... and its Corvette Racing team of Johnny O'Connell, Jan Magnussen and Ron Fellows.

More Minnesota State Vehicles Filling Up With E85 Fuel

SAINT PAUL, Minn., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More Minnesota state employees are heeding Governor Pawlenty's call to reduce petroleum fuel consumption and use cleaner-burning alternative fuels like E85 in state vehicles whenever possible. According to a new report from the Minnesota SmartFleet Committee, E85 use in the state fleet during the first three quarters of 2008 is 55 percent greater than during the same period in 2007. In the first nine months of 2008, 529,000 gallons of E85 were used to fuel the state's roughly 1,700 flexible fuel vehicles. Last year at this point, only 295,000 gallons of the locally-produced, largely renewable fuel had been used.

Hoosiers Can Now Drive Green and Clean on the I-65 Biofuels

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The opening of a four-state "biofuels corridor" along Interstate 65 is good news for supporters of clean air, said the American Lung Association of Indiana. On Tuesday, October 7, a series of special events and promotions in three states will officially mark the completion of the two-year project which began with a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to expand biofuels infrastructure in the Hoosier State. Drivers of flex fuel vehicles can now travel the entire length of I-65 in Indiana and the next E85 station with a quarter of a tank to spare.

General Motors unveils Chevrolet Volt

DETROIT - General Motors launched its next 100 years today by unveiling the much-anticipated production version of the Chevrolet Volt - a vehicle that delivers up to 40 miles of gasoline- and emissions-free electric driving, with the extended-range capability of hundreds of additional miles.

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