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    Quote Originally Posted by nyfty View Post
    Paul, humans can't consume the type of corn used to make ethanol. Unless you are on the carnivore diet, then you can feast on all the beef, pork, and chicken you want. A byproduct of ethanol production is dried distillers grain. It is a better feed stuff to grow those tasty animals than straight corn. By utilizing dried distillers grain it allows 40% of US corn production to be converted to food humans can consume. From your friend from Nebraska, the beef and corn state.
    What Paul said... plus the grits, cornmeal and 36lbs of corn syrup we all consume per year
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Yeah….. the best I have been able to do on the local level is 104 octane non-ethanol near a local track. Last time it was $11.00/gal. When using it, the gas fumes (aroma) was like a trip back in time. It even pours like a light oil rather than water.


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    I just picked up the VP racing, non-ethanol as I had mentioned. I was off on the octane, it's 94 with no ethanol. Currently, $14.00/gal. At a local hardware store yesterday, by the gallon can, $28.99.
    My small engines were smiling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyfty View Post
    Paul, humans can't consume the type of corn used to make ethanol. Unless you are on the carnivore diet, then you can feast on all the beef, pork, and chicken you want. A byproduct of ethanol production is dried distillers grain. It is a better feed stuff to grow those tasty animals than straight corn. By utilizing dried distillers grain it allows 40% of US corn production to be converted to food humans can consume. From your friend from Nebraska, the beef and corn state.
    Humans can and do directly consume that kind of corn, grits, cornmeal, tortillas and tamales, Corn flakes…
    Just not as sweet corn on the cob for eating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post

    I wish there was a non-ethanol station within a reasonable distance.
    Omega Man, I buy 100LL avgas (100 octane low lead) at my local airport. Run it in my dirt bikes and old BMWs. NO ETHANOL and lasts a long time. I can also buy NO ETHANOL gasoline at a few local stations. 100LL avgas is awesome for chainsaws, mowers, etc. Check with your local airport?
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    Quote Originally Posted by craydds View Post
    Omega Man, I buy 100LL avgas (100 octane low lead) at my local airport. Run it in my dirt bikes and old BMWs. NO ETHANOL and lasts a long time. I can also buy NO ETHANOL gasoline at a few local stations. 100LL avgas is awesome for chainsaws, mowers, etc. Check with your local airport?
    I could run aviation fuel but do realize it is a different formulation. There is an airport close by but as the cost(s) are somewhere in the middle of pump gas and race fuel, I stay with what has been working.

    I haven’t really gotten past the random opinions on the actual performance/storage/engine for the mostly 2-stroke engines I use it in.

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    I have had a number of people suggesting avgas but are still aware of plane owners using pump gas in planes with engines rated for pump gas.

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