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OPEI Survey Shows Consumer Uncertainty About Ethanol

September 12, 2013

Consumers in the United States may not be ready when it comes to using higher ethanol fuel blends. In an online survey conducted by Harris Interactive for OPEI, Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, one of the key findings showed that the majority of Americans are “not sure at all” if it is illegal or legal to put high level ethanol gas into engines. The EPA, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, has introduced mid-level ethanol blends, including E15, E30 and E85, for use in small automobiles to comply with the federal renewable fuel mandate. “The problem is that these higher ethanol fuel blends may be dispensed alongside current fuels, but they are illegal and risky to use in hundreds of millions of small engine products and applications,” OPEI says. Read more from the article here.