Reduction of the detail chemical kinetic mechanism is important in solving complex combustion simulation. In this work, a model reduction scheme rate-controlled constrained-equilibrium (RCCE) is considered in predicting the oxidation of ethanol. A detail kinetic mechanism by Merinov from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is used in modeling this reduction technique. The RCCE method considers constrained equilibrium states which subjected to a lower number of constraints compared to the number of species. It then has to solve a smaller number of differential equations compared to the number of equations required in solving the detailed kinetic model (DKM). The accuracy of this solution depends on the selection of the constraint. A systematic procedure which will help in identifying the constraint at an optimal level of accuracy is an essential for RCCE modeling. A fully automated Approximate Singular Value Decomposition of the Actual Degrees of Disequilibrium (ASVDADD) method is used in this study to derive the constraint for RCCE simulation. ASVDADD uses an algorithm which follows the simple algebraic analysis on results of underlying DKM to find the degree of disequilibrium (DoD) of the individual chemical reactions. The number of constraints which will be used in RCCE simulation can be selected to reduce the number of equations required to solve. In the current work, this ASVDADD method is applied on ethanol oxidation to select the constraint for RCCE simulation. Both DKM and RCCE calculations on ethanol fuel are demonstrated to compare the result of temperature distribution and an ignition delay time for validating the method.