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Nebraska Corn Board Ethanol contains less energy (BTUs) than petroleum-based gasoline. That difference is negligi- ble in lower ethanol blends such as E10 or E15. (Many consumers actually report improved gas mileage and perfor- mance with ethanol blends above E10, espe- cially with E15 and E30.) Because of the lower energy value, you may see a slight drop in your gas mileage when you use even higher blends such as E85. However, the price advantage of higher ethanol blends needs to be taken into account when you make your fuel choice. In other words, it’s not just about miles per gallon. It’s also about cost per mile. This is espe- cially true if you drive a flex fuel vehicle that can use the entire range of ethanol blends. Here’s how the math works: ■ Assume that using E85 may result in a miles-per-gallon reduction of up to 12 percent. ■ If E85 costs 12 percent less (or greater) than E10, you’re miles — and money — ahead. ■ So, if E10 costs $2.00 per gallon, E85 would need to cost 24 cents less ($1.76) in order for you to “break even.” And every penny discount above 24 cents reduces your cost per mile even further. In truth, E85 should always be priced at a much greater discount than 12 percent compared to E10. GASPUMPR.COM is an online calculator that allows you to quickly determine the price of ethanol blends vs. fuel that contains no ethanol. LCL TRUCK EQUIPMENT 2018 Corn Section art#: 20498636 order#: 2 X 3 Black Lung Association official says ethanol improves air quality Nebraska Corn Board When the American Lung Association recommends the use of renewable fuel such as ethanol, you can be pretty sure that improved air quality is part of the equation. Toxic emissions and particulate matter from vehicle exhaust are a huge threat to human health — and the use of clean-burning ethanol has a significant positive effect on air quality. Every time you pull up to the pump, you have the opportunity to make a choice for cleaner air,” said Angela Tin, vice president for environmental health for the American Lung Association. Choosing fuel with American ethanol is a simple and easy way to help reduce pollution and make the air safer and healthier for you and your family.” According to a 2017 report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with corn-based ethanol are about 43 percent lower than gasoline when measured on an energy equivalent basis. The Alternative Fuels Data Center at the U.S. Department of Energy states: “Using ethanol as a vehicle fuel has measurable greenhouse gas emissions benefits compared with using gasoline. Carbon dioxide (CO2) released when ethanol is used in vehicles is offset by the CO2 captured when crops used to make the ethanol are grown.” Nebraska Corn Board About 1 in 7 Nebraskans is driving a flex fuel vehicle (FFV). To find out if your vehicle falls into that category: ■ Check your owner’s manual. ■ Look for a flex fuel badge on your vehicle, usually on the trunk lid, tailgate or rear quarter panel. ■ You might also have a yellow gas cap or a decal inside your fuel door. With a flex fuel vehicle, you have the ultimate choice at the pump. You can fill up with any blend of ethanol from E10 to E85 — in any amount at any time. A computer in the engine automatically adjusts for the varying percentage of ethanol in the fuel. So drivers can fill up with E15 — and top off later with a quarter-tank of E85 with no problem at all. With a flex fuel vehicle, you can take advantage of fluctuating fuel prices by choosing the ethanol blend that makes economic sense in terms of cost per mile. E15 for everyone Nebraska Corn Board E15 is rapidly becom- ing available at pumps across Nebraska. It is: ■ A high-octane, clean-burning fuel with 15 percent ethanol. ■ Approved for use in all vehicles model year 2001 or newer from Sept. 16 through May 31. ■ Approved all year for all flex fuel vehicles. ■ Reduces harmful toxic emissions. ■ A renewable, clean source of octane made right here in Nebraska. RU cool to flex fuel? Stoltenberg 3x5 B&W Ethanol contains less energy than regular unleaded, but mph doesn’t suffer Winkel Flatbed Knapheide Service Body LCL TRUCK EQUIPMENT, INC. Your 1 Stop Truck Equipment Center 121 East J Hastings, NE (402) 463-6864 lcltruckequipment.com Open Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 1-800-888-7604 Truly caring about individual customers and helping their Ag Business succeed. O VER 105 Y EARS C OMBINED A G L ENDING E XPERIENCE ! 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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018 The Grand Island Independent www.theindependent.com CORN TAB 7C

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