What is Ethanol?
Ethanol is an additive to liquid motor fuel in mixtures ranging from 10% up to 85% ethanol, also known as E10 and E85. In Iowa, ethanol is currently made from corn, but technology advances will assist ethanol producers utilize other sources such as corn stover.
How do I know if my vehicle can use ethanol?
Any vehicle sold in the U.S. that uses gasoline, can use 10% ethanol. Only vehicles labeled as "Flex Fuel" can use higher blends of ethanol. Flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) can use regular gasoline and ethanol blends interchangeably. To see if your vehicle is an FFV, check your owner's manual, inside your fuel door or view a full list.