Ethanol Negative Marketing in General E85 Discussions Posted July 21, 2016 · Report reply 2014- Retired as national manager of Toyota Motor Corporation’s advanced technology had some interesting comments posted on Environment 360- Ethanol has remarkably destructive properties in your gas tank, especially on cars and engines that aren’t driven very much, like seasonal boats. It absorbs water, and the water gets throughout the fuel system, and dirt or I don’t believe anybody in the scientific community is seriously looking at bioethanol from corn.” debris that’s normally in your tank gets emulsified. That gets plated out in your fuel system, and your car runs very poorly. This has been documented time and time again, and it’s especially bad for cars or applications that aren’t designed for high levels of ethanol. It really has no upside, and when we consider all of the damage that it does to our ecosystems, it is done for no good reason. I don’t believe anybody in the scientific community or at the Department of Energy is seriously looking at bioethanol from corn, except for the politicians. Wow, a very misleading comment. The laymen's translation, ethanol will dry your fuel storage and safely purge the moisture through normal engine operation. A great thing. The additive does absorb water and prevent the water from stalling out the vehicle or causing the gasoline to quickly degenerate. If water is a problem the alcohol additives come to the rescue. "Debris that’s normally in your tank" , well that is a bad thing and will nonetheless continue if using plain gasoline. Ethanol does clean up after gasoline and some of the debris will be captured by the filter. It's bogus to claim the debris will plate out in the fuel system. The truth is just the opposite. Ethanol will clean the entire fuel system including injectors and maintain peak operation. Also, when ethanol dissolves gasoline gunk it will merely travels through the fuel system and out the tail pipe. I've fueled up old '89 cars with E85 and experienced no fuel filter change required. Our E10 is already cleaning and drying fuel systems across the country. Seems to work good. "Consider all of the damage that it does to our ecosystems" What is he talking about? He is promoting a false stereotype, that agriculture is bad and not part of ecosystem. It's just lose talk with huge bias and inaccuracy. Just a gross dismissal of an entire industry as bad. That statement is nothing but propaganda intended to hurt an industry and such statements prove to me this guy is in bed with petrol. He dismisses the battery car to easily as well. Agriculture technology as well as biofuel is improving just as readily as the hydrogen fuel cell in which he promotes per the fact the technology has the most head room to improve. His position with they hybrid status is accurate and one would think an intelligent person would naturally migrate to the painless adaptation of every more biofuel to really deconstruct GW damage. Biofuel is the only energy source that radically decrease carbon emissions per renewable and biomass production. This solution dovetails with nature and energizes the potent natural carbon cycle. The fuel will tip to negative carbon rating, something no competitor energy source could accomplish. Those wishing for other solutions are just exercising a ploy to quickly dismiss the solution per falsehoods. The ILUC is one such invention that is only a theory, yet is readily applied to sabotage ethanol's carbon rating as to prevent the fuel from achieving a higher status per GW concerns. How many theoretical penalties are attributed to competing energy supplies?