A major source of revenue for the Federal Government is the tax placed on ethyl alcohol used for human consumption. If ethyl alcohol (ethanol) is used as an automotive fuel, it will be necessary to deter any potential public damage or attempts at avoiding the taxation of potable ethanol, both of which could occur through uncontrolled distribution of bootleg alcohol products. This study assesses: (1) if the ordinary methods of denaturing ethyl alcohol are satisfactory to prevent the recovery of potable ethanol from any future ethanol/gasoline fuel blends; and (2) if there is a need for the development of a more-effective denaturant. This study also considers the effects that any Government tax-credit programs (designed to encourage the use of alcohol as a gasoline extender) may have on the possible recovery of potable ethanol from ethanol/gasoline fuel blends. (ERA citation 03:048294)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mueller Associates, Incorporated

    1900 Sulphur Spring Road
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21227

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186441
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: EX-76-C-01-2098
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM