Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: St. Louis / Bourbon, MO
I own a flex-fuel car (aka, it can run E85). It has it's perks. E85 is produced primarily from corn or sugarcane. But it can also be made from a weed that is EVERYWHERE and grows in even the harshest of climates. That being said, I still have yet to run E85 yet personally to see the benefits and cons of it, due to the fact that it isn't exactly readily available. However, I am considering making my own. To make 50 gallons, you need 100 pounds of corn, 100 gallons of water, and 5 gallons of regular gasoline. Luckily enough for me, corn won't cost me anything due to having farmer relatives. I don't pay for water where I live, so basically, it's only going to cost me the $15 for 5 gallons of gas. So if I can get 50 gallons worth of fuel for $15. That means...$0.30 a gallon. That alone is something to consider. If you can produce it yourself, it's worth it. Now the question is, if you don't have the luxury of having corn and water available to you at no cost, the question becomes, how much are you actually saving? I'm sure it's still a lot more than filling up at a station.
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