What is e10 ?
E10 consists of 10% organic ethanol and 90% gasoline. Conventional gasoline contains 5 % ethanol, which is still sold at the gas stations everywhere.
Organic ethanol is made of herbals like sugar beets, corn and some treacle.
So what is the purpose to boost the ethanol contingent in our gasoline?
It´s said to eject less damaging emissions, because in this case more carbon dioxide come from organic materials.
The plan is to replace ordinary gasoline through e10 gasoline in some years.
Problems with ethanol or E10
One problem with this new type of gasoline is that not every car can fill it up. The high percentage of ethanol alcohol is damaging the car engine after a while. That is mostly with older cars build before the year 2000. Also e10 has an increased consumption of gasoline of circa 2 %.
In the USA it is less expensive as usual gasoline, but for example in Germany it is the same or even more expensive.
Many people refuse e10, because they do not want to risk damage for their car engine. Also they are deterred by the increased consumption, so they would have to buy more fuel than before.
Another problem I see in this is the usage of chemical fertilizer to get a fast harvest of the crops to create enough ethanol for the gasoline. This way we have our damaging substances back, tried to be avoided in using e10 gasoline. Furthermore some studies, though there are bezweifelt, found out that it is not true that there is less ejection of Co2 and that even more dangerous substances are created.
Who takes profit of e10 ?
Organic gasoline is good for mother earth, but also good for farmers by selling their harvests of sugar beet and corn. Automobile industries take their profit of e10 in for example selling cars that can be filled up with it and the government for taking economic taxes.