Dean Billing wrote:
Besides I doubt they ever intended AGE85 replace 100LL since the range of your aircraft drops precipitously.
Commercialization of Aviation-Grade E85 (AGE85)
University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center
Grand Forks, North Dakota – March 21, 2000
An ethanol-based alternative to aviation gasoline known as 100LL (100-octane low-lead) avgas,
88 volume% (vol%) ethanol
11 vol% pentane isomerate, a high-octane (88 [R+M]/2), 100% aliphatic gasoline blendstock
1 vol% biodiesel (must meet ASTM PS 121 specifications).
Developed and demonstrated by:
Great Planes Fuel Development, Brookings, South Dakota
South Dakota State University, Brookings
Lake Area Technical Institute, Watertown, South Dakota
Texas Skyways, Boerne, Texas
University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center, Grand Forks
Funding provided by:
South Dakota Corn Utilization Council
U.S. Department of Agriculture National Alternative Fuels Laboratory Program
Certified in May 1999 by U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for use in Cessna 180 and 182 engine–airframe combinations.
Yes Dean. It was designed to replace 100LL. Thank you AOPA & Cessna. The only reason I am posting this is because I want to remind ALL EAA MEMBERS AND PRIVATE PILOTS that the corn lobby is working very hard in the background to get their hands on aviation fuel. They give subsidies out like candy to anyone in aviation that will further their cause.