Elements and Compounds

Is ethanol better?

Answer

Wiki User
06/11/2008

"Better" in who's eyes? From a strictly fuel standpoint, it works quite well, owing to the fact that it increases the octane rating of the fuel it's blended with, and, acting as an oxygenator, will lead to a slight mileage gain. Due to the fact that ethanol's primary raw material source is corn, there's a recent upwelling of talk about how our (USA) ethanol production is negatively affecting the world's food market. Boy, we just can't buy a vowel! Nathan