E85 Tax Rate and Definition

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The minimum motor vehicle fuel tax rate on E85 is $0.17 per gallon, compared to the conventional motor fuel tax rate of $0.24 per gallon. E85 is defined as an alternative fuel that is a blend of denatured ethanol and hydrocarbon and typically contains 85% ethanol by volume, but must contain at least 70% ethanol by volume, and complies with ASTM specification D5798-99. (Reference Kansas Statutes 79-3401 and 79-34,141)