Status and Issues for Ethanol (E85) in the United States

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Source:
United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Authors:
Margo Melendez
Kristi Moriarty
Wendy Dafoe
Stacy Noblet
Date:
1 September 2009

This paper provided a basis for discussion during a U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities strategy workshop. It explores the current market status of ethanol (E85 - 85% ethanol, 15% gasoline) and flexible-fuel vehicles in the United States. The report also analyses barriers impeding significant deployment, marketplace opportunities, available federal incentives and emissions benefits.