Doing More With Ethanol. Data Sourced from SAE 2012-01-1277 & 1274. Presented by Dan Schwartzkopf. 1. How to Improve Efficiency. Phase I. Ethanol Extends the Efficiency of Gasoline. 2. Reaching the Octane Limit / Knock. Phase I. WOW, E30 Provides Over 100 Octane Performance. 3.
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Doing More With Ethanol
Data Sourced from SAE 2012-01-1277 & 1274
Presented by Dan Schwartzkopf
Ethanol Extends the Efficiency of Gasoline
WOW, E30 Provides Over 100 Octane Performance
Most fuel today has 10% ethanol blended, even FFVs on the road today would see little to no MPG loss with E20 or E30 when operating at a higher load. Thus, saving consumers money
at the pump.
There is a Modest Value Today of Intermediate Blends
Value Vertically and Horizontally
Breaking the Blend Wall with a Clean, High Efficiency Fuel
Column Arepresents what the consumer will see for current octane, but
column C will be the additional value of having 30% ethanol.
Column B is what automobile engineers will look at, but if E30 is widely
adopted, then they can plan on adding column C to B for direct injection
Column C would be reduced by at least 50% for current port fuel injection vehicles.
RON = Research Octane Number