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Tagged: ethanol

November 22, 2013

OPEI’s Kris Kiser explains the organization’s new fuel education campaign. Launched at the 2013 GIE+EXPO, Look Before You Pump is an attempt to educate landscape contractors, dealers and consumers about the threat new, higher-ethanol fuels pose to equipment.To read more from this article, click here.

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October 29, 2013

NEW YORK (CNN) – Options at the gas pump are expanding, and while you’re probably mindful of what goes in your car’s tank, here’s a heads up for those filling up leaf blowers, snow blowers and more. By now, many have put away the lawn mower, moved on to the leaf blower, and may soon tune up the snow blower. No matter which tool you’re powering up, be aware of more options at the gas station, as more ethanol gets pumped into the mix. The key to remember is the fuels marketplace is changing. We are no longer in a [.....]

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September 11, 2013

Below is the executive summary report for the market size study, conducted by Harris Interactive® via its QuickQuerySM online omnibus service from July 31-August 2, 2013.   Survey Methodology This survey was conducted online within the United States between from July 31-August 2, 2013 among 2,040 adults ages 18 and older by Harris Interactive on behalf of OPEI via its Quick Query omnibus product. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.   Background/Objectives Specifically, OPEI sought to learn:   What are the first things people notice [.....]

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September 11, 2013

– OPEI set to launch ethanol education and consumer protection campaign on October 23 at GIE+EXPO 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky – ALEXANDRIA, VA. — A new online survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), the international trade association representing 100 small engine, utility vehicle and outdoor power equipment manufacturers and suppliers, finds that U.S. consumers are ill-prepared for the introduction of higher ethanol fuel blends. EPA has approved the introduction of some mid-level ethanol blends (E15, E30, E85) for use in a small, subset of automobiles in an effort to comply with the federal [.....]

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September 11, 2013

–OPEI set to launch ethanol education and consumer protection campaign on October 23 at GIE+EXPO 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky – Alexandria, Va., September 11, 2013—A new online survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), the international trade association representing 100 small engine, utility vehicle and outdoor power equipment manufacturers and suppliers, finds that U.S. consumers are ill-prepared for the introduction of higher ethanol fuel blends. EPA has approved the introduction of some mid-level ethanol blends (E15, E30, E85) for use in a small, subset of automobiles in an effort to comply with the [.....]

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July 18, 2013

Dallas is a city of lawns in a nation of lawns. Americans maintain more than 40 million acres of turf, according to Duke University’s dean of the Nicolas School of the Environment. The vast majority of us maintain lawns and shrubs with outdoor power equipment, maybe without realizing that we are dealing with dangerous machinery. For one thing, gasoline-fueled power equipment emits carbon monoxide and should never be used in a closed-in area. For another, safe repair and maintenance on power equipment depends on letting the equipment completely cool first. Jeff Linderman, RepairClinic.com’s on-staff landscaping expert, warns: “Check the oil [.....]

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May 8, 2013

E15 fuel has been certified for sale in the United States and is slowly beginning to show up at filling stations. Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know about this new fuel option. What is E15 and why should I care? E15 is shorthand for gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol. The reason it’s a big deal is that ethanol is fairly corrosive to rubber and certain metals, so it can cause damage to vital components. Read more from the article here.

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February 14, 2013

E15 fuel has been certified for sale in the United States and is slowly beginning to show up at filling stations. Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know about this new fuel option. What is E15 and why should I care? E15 is shorthand for gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol. The reason it’s a big deal is that ethanol is fairly corrosive to rubber and certain metals, so it can cause damage to vital components. Ethanol also attracts and bonds with water from the air, and that water can separate out inside the tank due to phase separation. If [.....]

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February 14, 2013

Leading engine manufacturers, including Kohler Engines, are warning users of all gasoline-powered lawn mowers and other outdoor power equipment to be vigilant when fueling their equipment. Gasoline blends containing more than 10-percent ethanol — such as E15 and E85 –should not be used. These blends, which are already available in several states, can cause permanent and irreversible damage that is not covered under warranty. Situation overview: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently gave approval for gas stations to start selling 15-percent ethanol-blended fuel (E15). E15 gas is now legal for use in cars, pickups and SUVs manufactured since 2001. However, [.....]

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January 10, 2013

A slow rumble across the convention-hall floor during this week’s annual Green Industry and Equipment Expo (GIE+EXPO) wasn’t coming from the outdoor gear being demonstrated behind the Kentucky Expo Center, at the show’s 19-acre outdoor area. Rather, it was from news that some gas stations in Iowa, Kansas and Wisconsin had begun selling gasoline with 15 percent ethanol, or E15. We talked to Kris Kiser, President and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, but the subject came up in conversations with every manufacturer we met.  Read more from this article here.    

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