What is biofuel?

A biofuel is plant-based fuel that comes from biomass. Biomass is organic matter and materials like plants, trees, crops and grass. One of the most common biofuels in the U.S. is ethanol, which creates an efficient energy source and is friendly to the environment because it burns cleaner than fossil fuels.

The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy found that biomass can displace approximately 30% of current gasoline consumption by 2030.

Is Biofuel Renewable?

Yes. Yes. And Yes. Unlike conventional fossil fuels, biofuel is produced from sources that can be quickly replenished. This makes the process renewable and sustainable.

Another positive for biofuel is job creation. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, biofuel production supported 401,600 jobs in 2011. A more recent analysis from 2024 found that biofuel production supported nearly 600,000 U.S. jobs.

How Does Biofuel Work?

The quick answer – Biofuels are produced by fermenting a crop’s sugar or starch to make alcohol. This alcohol eventually becomes the basis of the biofuel you pump into your vehicle.

What Is Unleaded 88 (E15)?

Unleaded 88 is a blend of 15% ethanol and 85% gasoline. It’s also referred to as E15. It’s approved for all cars manufactured since 2001 and Americans have driven more than 100 billion miles on it. It helps achieve your car’s peak performance and can save you money. You can learn more about Unleaded 88 here.

Can I Use Unleaded 88 In My Car?

If your car is model year 2001 or newer, then yes. You’re all set. This includes over 96% of the cars on our roads today.

Who sells Unleaded 88 (E15) near me?

Use our Biofuel Finder to locate E15 fueling station locations near you.

What is a Flex Fuel Vehicle?

Flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) are vehicles with internal combustion engines that can run on gasoline and a blend of biofuel up to 83%. This means FFVs can run on E20, E30, E40, E50 and E85 fuel. According to the Department of Energy, there are more than 3,500 public E85 stations in 42 states offering higher-level ethanol blends for Flex-Fuel Vehicles.

Use our Biofuel Finder to locate E85 fueling station locations near you.

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