Fueling the truth: Taking down ethanol haters myth by misguided myth

If you have a friend who remains skeptical about ethanol’s air quality benefits, or you know a local mechanic who clings to the belief that ethanol damages engines, you’ll want to send them to FuelingTheTruth.com.

The new website from the Urban Air Initiative cuts through all the myths, misinformation and confusion put out there by ethanol’s critics and gets right down to the facts.

You want videos? FuelingTheTruth.com has plenty of videos. You want FAQs? FueltingTheTruth.com has you covered. You want complex information about ethanol and gasoline broken down into easy-to-understand paragraphs? Yup, FuelingTheTruth.com does that, too.

Here’s an example of a video:



Here’s and example of a FAQ and response:

Why is ethanol considered a clean octane?

Lead was once the main source of octane in gasoline. When refineries were required to stop using lead because of the health problems it posed, they started adding benzene and toluene instead. These are toxic aromatic compounds that are known and suspected carcinogens.

Ethanol, on the other hand, is a natural product. It can provide a clean octane source to gasoline, reducing the need for toxic aromatics. Ethanol offers twice the octane increase when simply added to gasoline compared to any other gasoline component, making it the most economical choice.

The site even has numerous other resources you can turn to for your ethanol inquiries.

Ok, enough reading about the site. Go to FuelingTheTruth.com and check the site out for yourself. More importantly, send the ethanol skeptics in your family or friend circle to the site.

Their minds will be blown.

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