Ethanol is cheaper than gasoline.
Current methods of Ethanol production is expensive. As
an additive, 10% ethanol does not affect the price to a
great degree. Gasoline blended with 85% Ethanol is costly
and results in about 25% less horsepower than pure gasoline.
Ethanol is not evironmentally friendly.
Ethanol-blended gasoline is cleaner than
conventional gasoline, because it emits less hydrocarbons
and, nitrogen oxides. Ethanol reduces carbon monoxide emissions
by as much as 25 percent.
Ethanol contributes to global warming.
Ethanol blended fuel reduces emissions of harmful pollutants
such as carbon monoxide, it also dilutes and displaces
components of gasoline that produce toxic emissions. According
to a recent study by Smog Reyes:“Ethanol currently
is the only compound that can be blended with gasoline
to help reduce global warming”
Ethanol does not benefit farmers.
The additional profit potential for farmers created
by ethanol production allows more farmers to stay
in business; helping ensure adequate food supplies
in the future. Ethanol production also creates jobs,
many of which are in rural communities where good
jobs are hard to come by.
Ethanol harms car and truck engines.
Every major automobile manufacturer approves the use of
ethanol blends up to 10 percent (E-10) under warranty.
In fact, many auto manufacturers go so far as to recommend
the use of clean, renewable fuels such as E-10. Cars built
since the 1970s are fully compatible with E-10.
production wastes corn that could be used to feed a hungry world.
Corn used for ethanol roduction is field corn typically
used to feed livestock. Ethanol production also results
in the production of distillers grains and gluten
feed; both of which are fed to livestock, helping
produce high-quality meat products for distribution
domestically and abroad.