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CME Group ethanol futures prices

16 Jan 2018

Posted by James48843 in E85 Ethanol Stocks ,Options ,Futures

Ethanol futures prices today-  running around  $1.37 a gallon. 

 

AND- 

the D6  RIN Price is now at $0.65

 

that means it costs about .72 cents a gallon to manufacture Ethanol fuel at the source (plus the 15% of gasoline price), while RBOB gasoline is hovering around $1.90 a gallon right now. 

 

That means more than a buck a gallon price spread is possible right now- or at least a real favorable spread compared to the past. 

 

Fill 'er up! 

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Converting 2002 Tacoma 5vz-fe v6

30 Dec 2011

Posted by airedale in Converting to E85
Hello everyone, I am new to this website, but not e85.  I am however interested if anyone has converted a toyota v6 to E85.  The identification of the engine is a 5vz-fe.  It has been used in a lot of toyotas vehicles.  This is a 3.4l dohc motor with a compression ratio of 9.6:1.  I see a few have converted four cylinder versions, but am interested in the V6.  This motor runs on the hotter side and will have to remove the intake manifold to access the drivers side injector bank.  No problem as i do my own wrenching. 

Sorry about lack of spacing.  I have been up and down this website, but have not been able to find any info regarding the toyota V6s.  I see alot of people have converted their four cylinders with good results regarding mileage. 

My truck is a 4x4 double cab pickup with an auto transmission.  Not looking for a magical mpg pill, but i have read that the toyota motors take well to E85.  Preciate any info.

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Chattanooga has Class 1 E85 during winter

09 Jan 2018

Posted by Robb235 in General E85 Discussions
So I started blending E85 into my '99 Toyota 4Runner at a Speedway station here in Chattanooga.

I had read that in the winter time they switch the mix to E70 for easier vehicle starting. So I based my calculations assuming E70 and not E85.

I decided to test the fuel to verify what percentage of ethanol was in the fuel. I bought a three pack of baby bottles from Walmart and took samples. One sample was E85, the other was 87 pump gas.

I filled the bottles with 200ml of their respective fuel. E85 is in the green top on the left, regular pump gas in the blue top on the right:
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I was surprised how clear the E85 was.

I filled the third bottle with 50ml of tap water from my sink:
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I added the 50ml of water to the 200ml of E85. I expected I would have 250ml total, but I didn't. It measured right at 235ml once the water was added. I'm assuming the alcohol absorbed some of the water?
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Assuming that the E85 did absorb the water, this indicates to me that I need to measure the gasoline portion of the mix only, since gas and water do not mix.

Total volume = 235ml
Separation line = 205ml
Total gasoline = 235ml - 205ml = 30ml of gas
Gas percentage = 30ml gas / 200ml total fuel = 15% gas
100% fuel - 15% gasoline = 85% ethanol

I was surprised to see the ethanol content so high in the middle of winter time.

For giggles, I conducted the same test with E10 87 octane pump gas:

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Total volume = 235ml
Separation line = 60ml
Total gasoline = 235ml - 60ml = 175ml of gas
Gas percentage = 175ml gas / 200ml total fuel = 87.5% gas
100% fuel - 87.5% gasoline = 12.5% ethanol

Hmmm, seems they're adding a touch too much ethanol to the gas ??

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MY 2017 ethanol usage

07 Jan 2018

Posted by Billyk24 in General E85 Discussions

From the E85 pumps= 418.57 gallons     From the E15 pumps= 35.2 gallons    From the E30 pumps=1.8 gallons   From the E10 pumps= 370.5 gallons

 

Closest E85 pumps are 17 miles from my home in southwestern Pa.    Usually bring and fill three Jerry cans full of E85 when I "fill-up".     I do not have a vehicle with a wide band oxygen sensor but I do use a E85 add on convertor kit in my 2005 Escape Hybrid.    $1.61 is the cheapest I paid for E85 in 2017 at Speedway in Gaylord, Michigan.    I got E85 in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin during my travels.   Sheetz (major gas and convenience store like Kwik Trip) moved to make E85/E15 available at stations I listed four of the first five states listed but is lagging big time in their home state of Pennsylvania.   Sheetz is a family owned cooperation with its headquarters in Altoona, Pennsylvania.  I found the Nuvu station about 20 miles east of Grand Rapids, Michigan a real treat to stop at.   Kwik Trip continues to roll out E85/E15 pumps in Wisconsin with one opened in November in Eagle River where the a family home is located.      

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Happy Holidays!

22 Dec 2017

Posted by Fuelinggood in General E85 Discussions

I just wanted to reach out and thank everyone for their continued support of E85prices.com, this forum and the mobile app. We have yet another update to the app coming soon, might be the first week of January with the holiday and end of the year, but some additional tweaks to make it even better. In 2018, we will turn our focus to the website, and continue to make it better for reporting, user interaction and data collection. As always, we welcome all ideas, and will do our best to incorporate what we can when we can.

 

Happy Holidays!

 

Robert

RFA

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E85 at Casey's Belvidere, IL

24 Dec 2017

Posted by jeepn30 in Announce New E85 Stations

This store just opened 12/23/17.  As I was getting fuel in my Tesla (for my riding mower, which feels weird driving an electric car into a gas station), I saw that this Casey's has E85 as well as E15.  E85 was 1.61, while regular was 2.41, and E15 was 2.36.  The price board showed E15 and ethanol free premium (which theirs was only 91 octane), but no mention of E85 on it, which is somewhat disturbing.  The address of this store is 425 Beloit Rd, Belvidere, IL 61008.  I don't think many Casey's carry E85.

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Tesla Model 3

06 May 2016

Posted by jeepn30 in Electric Vehicles EV

This could be an interesting shift in the electric car paradigm.  Looking at the preorders, the demand is there.  I have followed this company before the Model S even came out.  I am  still amazed that they have brought an electric car to market, despite efforts of big oil and franchise dealers in this country.  I test drove one a couple years ago, and must say the Model S was phenomenal.  I just couldn't justify the price of one.  Upscaling production for the Model 3 will be their biggest test.  They have made good on what they said they were going to do so far (Roadster, Model S, Model X), although they have not made any of their deadlines.  I put my deposit down on one before the online launch on March 31st, as I feel I will be in the market for a car when it finally comes out.  I don't expect to see mine until 2018 or 2019, and I'm fine with that.  Regardless of outcome, this will be their most important car in their company, as it will make or break Tesla in my opinion. 

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New E85prices.com Mobile App

11 Dec 2017

Posted by Fuelinggood in General E85 Discussions

All:

 

We have finished the update to our E85prices.com mobile app, and it is available for download on iTunes. The Android version is taking a little bit longer to get approved, but should be there yet this week. If you see any issues, please let us know by posting here or by contacting us through the app.

 

Thanks,

 

Robert

RFA

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Underwood Fast Stop

15 Nov 2017

Posted by roosterk in Announce New E85 Stations

$1.60 for E85 last weekend, also has E30 I think it was $2.12

 

701 Railroad Hwy St., Underwood, Iowa 51576

 

Good price and close enough to E85 with a easy on and off exit. 

 

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Whats wrong with Missouri? 9.8% Price Spread

28 Oct 2008

Posted by Dan M in Missouri E85
That's pretty embarrassing for a "Corn" State..http://e85prices.com/missouri.html

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