The Ethanol Papers - Paperturn manuscript - Flipbook - Page 19
E15 or E20 or E25 would be an appropriate, and safe action for the Trump
Administration to take.
Next-generation internal combustion engines will require higher ethanol-gasoline blends to meet harmful emission mitigation goals while allowing the vehicles to meet performance specifications. This will mean E20 to E50 or higher.
The oil industry will have no option but to acquiesce, and probably wind up
investing in ethanol plants to stay in control. It'll be fun to see how they change
their tune and start singing the praises of ethanol, just as Standard Oil and Cities Service used to do in the United Kingdom starting in the 1930's (a fact that's
little known to American consumers).
As for me, I'm moving on, too. I've now traded in my non-flex fuel Ford Taurus
for a late model flex-fuel Dodge Grand Caravan, and I've retired my CNG Dodge
Ram van. Needless to say, I'll continue to write and speak about the benefits of
ethanol, and my testing of ethanol blends will now focus on which level of ethanol-gasoline blends gives my new van the best and most economical performance (many people say that E30 to E50 will be best...we'll see, and I'll let you
And for fun, my wife's non-flex fuel Nissan Altima will now serve as our test
vehicle for various ethanol-gasoline blends in a non-flex fuel car.