Last edited by ellengtrgrl; 09-23-2013 at 02:26 PM.
My apology for interrupting this "corn fight". As we have some well educated, technical minds involved, here's my question: (I'll preface by saying that I tried for my own answer & found none.)
With various octanes sold,i.e., 85-87-89-91-93, I would like to know how the % of ethanol varies,if any, as the octane level changes?
"If I had my life to live over, I'd dare to make more mistakes next time...I'd relax,I'd limber up... I would take fewer things seriously...take more chances... take more trips...climb more mountains...swim more rivers...eat more ice cream." Jorge Luis Borges at age 85.
franko, 8ninety8 - misinterpreted the proposal, I thought you were saying E10 for everybody but bikes (& trikes). You make a good case. I'd love to see E0 gas locally available. As it turns out, the nearest available is 35 miles away according to pure-gas.org, so it's 1/4 tank on my RT to get it - not worthwhile.
I don't suppose anybody wants to start debating whether ethanol is actually energy-positive after considering the petroleum used to grow, fertilize, transport, ferment, blend & monitor?
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Saw the OP's video on the Telly the other evening. So it's been released into the air waves. Face it, there is a corn lobby, it's got a lot moola, it wants to keep prices up there. ethanol is likely the single product that brought corn prices into an area our parent and grandparent farmers could never have imagined.
thirty years ago a cheap commodity, corn, seemed like a magic bullet for a product that might solve a problem not affecting every part of the country or every type of vehicle in the same way. Now aldehydes aside, law has been piled on laws, likely lawn mowers are next. I for one am still waiting for all the particulars to be analyzed as to the wisdom of using such a product.