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      E85 is an alcohol fuel (a blend of up to 85% ethanol and the rest gasoline) suitable for Flexible Fuel Vehicles (FFVs)

      Background Information

    • E85 - Wikipedia [View Resource]
    • Common ethanol fuel mixtures [View Resource]
    • E85 in the United States [View Resource]
    • Flexible-fuel vehicle [View Resource]
    • From Gasoline to Alcohol - E85 as a Transitional Fuel [View Resource]
    • Using E85 for Performance Improvement in Non Flex Fuel Vehicles [View Resource]
    • History And Other Information On E85 [View Resource]
    • Cost of Adding E85 Fueling Capability to Existing Gasoline Stations: NREL Survey and Literature Search [View Resource]

      K-12 Experiments, Labs, Science Fair Projects

    • Converting gasoline engines to run on alcohol [View Experiment]
    • Ethanol Fuel Science Fair Projects and Experiments [View Experiment]

      College Experiments, Labs, Studies and Articles

    • Composition and Behavior of Fuel Ethanol [View Experiment]
    • An Experimental and Modeling Study of the Flammability of Fuel Tank Headspace Vapors from High Ethanol Content Fuels [View Experiment]
    • Fuel Consumption Studies of Spark Ignition Engine Using Blends of Gasoline with Bioethanol [View Experiment]
    • Effect of E85 on Tailpipe Emissions from Light-Duty Vehicles [View Experiment]
    • Emissions and experiences with E85 converted cars in the BEST project [View Experiment]
    • Vehicle Changes for E85 Conversion [View Experiment]
    • E85 Retail Business Case: When and Why to Sell E85 [View Experiment]
    • E85 Engine Model - Conversion [View Experiment]

      Theses and Dissertations

    • Effects of Different Fuels on a Turbocharged,. Direct Injection, Spark Ignition Engine [View Thesis]
    • An E85 Ethanol Fuel Impact Study for Wake County, North Carolina; addressing the economical, operational, environmental and social issues [View Thesis]
    • The ethanol market: an econometric inquiry into the market for E85 [View Thesis]


    • Method for operating a flex fuel conversion system (US Patent 7349790, 2008) [View Patent]
    • Internal combustion engine controller for E85 concentration (US Patent 7735469, 2010) [View Patent]
    • Control of a multi (flexible) fueled vehicle utilizing wide range oxygen sensor feedback (US Patent 5970968, 1999) [View Patent]

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