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March 21, 2012

Isobutanol outperforms ethanol in small engine test

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March 20, 2012

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October 5, 2011

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) has issued a new Guidance Document outlining best practices and guidelines on tamper-resistance compliance for small engines and lawn and garden products. Over the past year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initiated enforcement actions that led to the seizure of small engines and lawn and garden products because of concerns that the engines were equipped with carburetors that could be illegally adjusted by repair facilities and consumers. Such illegal tampering could potentially cause emissions in excess of the engine’s EPA-certified configuration. In these cases, EPA determined that the carburetors were equipped with inadequate “tamper-resistant” [.....]

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September 23, 2011

The long and winding road toward E15 at the pump took another turn this week as the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) announced a formal legal challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Regulation to Mitigate Misfueling rule which was meant to address concerns about 15% ethanol blends and non-road products and older model year vehicles. OPEI and automakers and marine manufacturer trade groups, maintain that EPA’s labeling effort is completely inadequate to protect consumers and avoid potential misfueling and damage to millions of legacy products not designed to run on any ethanol fuel higher than E10. “We are [.....]

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