Ethanol Basics (Fact Sheet)

Emily Laidlaw

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


Ethanol is a widely-used, domestically-produced renewable fuel made from corn and other plant materials. More than 96% of gasoline sold in the United States contains ethanol. Learn more about this alternative fuel in the Ethanol Basics Fact Sheet, produced by the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2015

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-5400-63119

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102015-3000


  • Clean Cities
  • ethanol
  • fact sheet


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