Originally Posted by redsdad
Ethanol has a higher energy content and a higher octane rating than methanol.
I think methanol has been the fuel of choice because it can be obtained from natural gas in a less convoluted process than ethanol. As the fossil fuels become more rare, a renewable hydrocarbon fuel, such as ethanol, becomes more attractive.
Only thing that I can tell you is that METHANOL makes more power, run in the same circle track engine retuned for it...... tried it in more than one engine.
We finally ran ethanol because it was 2 1/2 times the price of pump gasoline, and methanol was over 10 times the price of gasoline.... at that time
. That disparity no longer exists.