Ethanol, an alcohol-like substance, is manufactured from corn, sugar cane, and other farm-grown plant sources. Ethanol helps gasoline burn cleaner, reducing toxic air emissions; and because it can be produced from United States-based agricultural sources; it reduces our dependency on petroleum imports and helps boost the economy as well. At Envirosafe Tanks, we produce double-wall steel fuel storage tanks that are perfectly suited for the safe storage and dispensing of ethanol.
By implementing the above procedures, you can ensure quick and efficient delivery, storage, and dispensing of your ethanol-blended fuels. In general, Ethanol is compatible with almost all aboveground fuel storage tanks, however high percentage ethanol blends such as E85 can corrode aluminum and certain grades of plastic and rubber. Ethanol is actually more forgiving of water within a tank because it absorbs a small percentage of the moisture.
Ethanol is a high octane fuel produced from starch, sugar, or cellulose-based feedstock. It is most easily derived from corn and sugar cane, but can also be made from grass, wood, crop residue, and old newspapers.
This high octane fuel prevents knocking and blending it with low octane gas to achieve a standard 87 octane rating is commonplace. Ethanol has gained such popularity that many automotive manufacturers produce vehicles that can use E85, an 85% ethanol-blended fuel.
Ethanol is extremely easy on the environment producing markedly fewer air pollutants than gasoline, and it is fully sustainable within the United States of America. This means a reduced reliance on foreign oil producers by the U.S.