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Old 02-16-2008, 10:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm not sure why the economy is focused on ethanol, because another alcohol , butanol, (which has just one more atom of carbon in it)can be a direct replacement for gasoline with no modifications to existing systems and a yield of 10% better mileage.
but butanol is rather exspensive to produce, so far all of the butanol that is being produced out side of a lab in very small amounts is being produced in China...

I've talked to a number of people localy that keep track of their gas mileage, including a friend of mine that I work with who has a motorcycle shop, and they all say that E10 gives them a 15% drop in gas mileage, and the drop in E85 came right off the EPA web site and their numbers, not mine, some of the other bits of info come from our book shelf of books on making your own fuel and modifications you need to make to your vehicle to use home brewed alcohol fuels.
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