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The ethanol content of most of the motor gasoline sold in the United States does not exceed 10% by volume.
Most motor gasoline with more than 10% fuel ethanol content is sold in the Midwest where most ethanol production capacity is located.
Current EPA fuel standard volumes measure in the millions of gallons versus the billions of gallons required from standard ethanol.
The 2007 energy act goes further, requiring 36 billion gallons be made by 2022. Fuel ethanol contains a denaturant that is added to ethanol to make fuel ethanol unfit for human consumption. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that in 2018, the 142.86 billion gallons of finished motor gasoline consumed in the United States contained about 14.38 billion gallons of fuel ethanol, equal to about 10% of the total volume of finished motor gasoline consumption.To improve combustion in engines, ‘anti-knocking‘ agents have been added to fuel since the 1920s.
The first antiknock agent was lead added to gasoline to boost the octane rating, but significant environmental and public health damage led to the phase out of lead additives in the 1970s.
Ethanol’s status as the blend of choice began to increase the demand for corn-derived ethanol, but it was an act of Congress that made the corn-to-ethanol business go gangbusters.