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After learning about all of the health, air quality and octane benefits of ethanol blends, you may want to fill up with them. Well good news, you are already helping. Currently 95 percent of gasoline contains 10 percent ethanol, E10. So when you choose E10 instead of gasoline with no ethanol, you’re helping improve air quality. But more improvements can be made when you add even more ethanol to gasoline. In 2019, the EPA approved a 15% ethanol blend or E15 to be used in all cars 2001 and newer. E15 is a growing fuel choice across the United States and you will often find it labeled Unleaded 88.
Even higher blends, like E20 and E30 are also available at blender pumps. Blender pumps allow consumers to choose their ethanol level. Research shows using a 15-30% blend of ethanol has the greatest impact on reducing emissions with little to no mileage loss. UAI believes that once there is more access to ethanol blends and blender pumps, consumers will want to choose the healthier and often more affordable option in order to help reduce emissions and improve air quality.