ALTENATIVE FUELS

ETHANOL

Urbieta Oil was the FIRST to bring E85 to South Florida!

This fuel blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline is defined as an alternative fuel, by the U.S. Department of Energy. In its most basic form, ethanol is grain alcohol produced from totally renewable sources… starch based crops such as corn and sorghum.

 

With a 113 octane rating, this is the highest performance fuel currently available to consumers and keeps today’s high – compression engines running smoothly.

Interestingly enough, ethanol has been used in cars since Henry Ford designed his 1908 “Model T” to operate on alcohol. Trillions of miles have been driven on ethanol-blended fuel since 1980. In fact, several teams in national and international racing competitions use ethanol because of its high octane and exceptional performance. Starting in 2007, the Indy Racing League – home of the Indianapolis 500 - began using 100% ethanol instead of methanol as its official race fuel. These professional racecar drivers will tell you: "Ethanol performs!".

 

It is a fact that 85% Ethanol can also reduce pollution. Government tests have demonstrated that vehicles powered by E85, reduce harmful hydrocarbon and benzene emissions, when compared to vehicles running on gasoline. This clean burning fuel also reduces carbon dioxide (CO2), a harmful greenhouse gas and major contributor to global warming.

 

 The United States continues to import more than half of its oil and overall consumption continues to rise. Consumer concerns regarding fluctuating gasoline prices and energy security have increased the demand for this alternative fuel source. Auto manufacturers have stepped up their production of “Flex Fuel Vehicles” (FFVs), which are capable of operating on 85% Ethanol and 15% Gasoline, or any blend in between.

 

 

 

BIODIESEL

Biodiesel is a clean burning alternative fuel also produced from domestic renewable materials such as soybeans.  It can be used in diesel engines with little or no modifications.

 

This environmentally friendly energy source has lower emissions compared to petroleum diesel, is less toxic than table salt and biodegrades as fast as sugar.

 

Produced in the United States, biodiesel offers an economic advantage as well, by reducing our dependency on foreign oil.

Our Green Commitment!

 

As a proud contributor to the U.S. economy and responsible world citizen, Urbieta Oil is proud to offer these alternative fuel sources to our customers. E85 is currently available in 12 locations and an additional 4 stations will be added in the near future

 

Biodiesel can be presently found at two Urbieta Oil stations.

 

*Source: Renewable Fuels Association, www.ethanolrfa.org

 

Note: The websites listed below were used as information sources. Please visit them for additional details on E85 and Biodiesel.

Links Biodiesel

 

 

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