FACT: Ethanol is one of the best tools we have to fight air pollution from vehicles.
There is no fuel available at scale today that matches ethanol's ability to improve overall environmental quality compared to gasoline. From its biodegradable nature to reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) and tailpipe emissions, ethanol addresses environmental concerns without requiring an entirely new way for goods and people to get from one place to another.
Ethanol contains 35% oxygen. Adding oxygen to fuel results in more complete fuel combustion, reducing harmful tailpipe emissions. Ethanol also displaces the use of toxic gasoline components such as benzene, a carcinogen. Ethanol is non-toxic, water soluble and quickly biodegradable.