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Don't increase the level of ethanol in gasoline! Ethanol has a lower energy content than gasoline and diesel, and as such it delivers less power when burned. While this reduces power a little, it really means higher fuel consumption and lower mileage, as the engine is less able to convert the fuel into kinetic energy. Ethanol at 15% is not approved for equipment, from chainsaws and lawn mowers to personal watercraft and other boats. How much land should really be devoted to producing crops for ethanol, when that land is still an important resource for producing food crops. Finally, what's the accurate net carbon footprint of corn-based ethanol? Growing it requires fuel to be burned by the tractors and agricultural equipment used to grow it, large amounts of fertilizer and pesticides, and of course transportation to fuel stations as well.