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Ethanol Industry, Small-Engine Manufacturers Clash over Damage from Fuel
April 10, 2017 – 10:54 pm | No Comment

by Ben Wolfgang (Washington Times)  Manufacturers of lawn mowers, snowblowers, chainsaws, and other small-engine equipment continue fueling a debate over the supposed dangers of ethanol, but the ethanol industry argues that they are merely looking for …

Survey: Americans Still Confused about Ethanol, Fuel Choices
March 27, 2017 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

(Boating Industry)  A new nationwide research study of over 2,000 adults 18+ conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute has found that Americans seem to remain confused about new …

500,000+ BoatUS Members Asked to Petition New Administration and Congress to Fix Ethanol Policy
February 13, 2017 – 9:00 pm | No Comment

(BoatUS)  Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is asking its more than half-million members – and any recreational boat owner concerned with having a safe fuel supply – to petition the new Trump …

We Really Do Mean “Drop-in”: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo
December 12, 2016 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Gevo has two proprietary technologies that combine to make it possible to retrofit existing ethanol plants to produce isobutanol, a four carbon alcohol which serves as a hydrocarbon platform molecule. …

OPEI’s “LOOK BEFORE YOU PUMP” Ethanol Education and Consumer Protection Campaign Gets Facelift
December 1, 2016 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

(Outdoor Power Equipment Institute /PR NewsWire)  The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), the trade association representing power equipment, engine and utility vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, updates its free consumer and dealer education materials for its …

Truth, Lies and Ethanol as a Gasoline Additive
November 9, 2016 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

by Andres R. Aquino (The Intelligencer)  …  In order to reach the required octane grades of 87, 89 and 93, gasoline is blended with octane boosters. Traditionally, these octane boosters have been the hazardous BTEX …

Is Ethanol in Your Gas a Problem? We Revisited the Question with an Expert
October 24, 2016 – 8:30 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Zurschmeide (Digital Trends)  … For this article, Digital Trends spoke in-depth with Dr. Andrew Randolph, Technical Director for ECR Engines. Dr. Randolph holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University, with a specialty in the …

New DOE Study: Gas Becomes “Stale” Long Before Water Uptake Becomes a Concern
September 21, 2016 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  As millions of Americans say goodbye to summer and prepare to store their boats, motorcycles, lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and other equipment for the winter, a new study by the Department of …

The 15-Percent Solution
September 8, 2016 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

(The Gasconade County Republican)  The Environmental Protection Agency apparently has postponed indefinitely a decision due whether or not to increase the allowable blend of ethanol in gasoline from 10 to 15 percent. More tests and …

Boating on Biofuels
August 25, 2016 – 6:38 pm | No Comment

by Chip Bowling (Capital Gazette/National Corn Growers Association) Letter to Editor:  As a boater from Southern Maryland, I read Chris Dollar’s latest column with interest (The Capital, July 17). But he cited some inaccurate claims from …

Ned Bowman: Common Sense Renewable Fuel Legislation Is at the Forefront
August 16, 2016 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

by Ned Bowman (Florida Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association/Florida Politics) …  The RFS was originally intended to decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but over time the National Association of Clean Air Agencies discovered that it …

Better Boater: Are Fuel Additives Worth Your Time and Money?
August 16, 2016 – 12:59 am | No Comment

by Trevor Mason (Pontoon & Deck Boat Magazine) … Boat engines are designed to function with fuel that has a maximum of 10 percent ethanol and are in fact prohibited from using fuel that has more than …

Global Bioenergies, IBN-One and Aspen Enter into Partnership on Isooctane for Specialty Fuels
July 15, 2016 – 7:45 pm | No Comment

(Global Bioenergies) Global Bioenergies (Alternext Paris: ALGBE), IBN-One and Lantmännen Aspen, world market leader in alkylate gasoline for two and four stroke small engines, announce having entered into a partnership on renewable isooctane for specialty fuel …

Boating Industry Magazine Report: “Ethanol Repair Issues Growing”
July 1, 2016 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

(BOAT US)  “It ruins their day, their boat and their entire boating experience” —  When it comes to recreational boating and the Federal Renewable Fuel Standard’s requirement to put more corn ethanol into gasoline, those …

Congressmen Seek E15 Reprieve from EPA Following National Marine Manufacturers Association Lobbying
June 22, 2016 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, following a lobbying push by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, 45 congressmen have sent a letter to the EPA administrator voicing concerns about the 2016 blending mandate under …

Outdoor Power Equipment Institute Poll on Higher Ethanol Blend Awareness Insulting to Consumers
April 4, 2016 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association) Today (March 31, 2016) , the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) released a national poll finding that awareness and knowledge of how to use higher ethanol fuel blends remains relatively unchanged among consumers …

RFA Thanks Lowe’s Quick Action Following Inaccurate Ethanol Signs
March 21, 2016 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association today expressed deep appreciation to Lowe’s for responding so quickly to the industry’s request for the store to remove signs that inaccurately warned consumers to not use ethanol …

The Truth Behind Marine Engines & Ethanol
March 18, 2016 – 7:06 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  In response to a recent misleading piece in BoatUS, which warned of marine engine damage due to ethanol, Keith Holmes, President and Owner of CK Motorsports, a certified Mercury Marine Engine …

Ethanol & Water Do Mix – Same Story, Different Lake
March 14, 2016 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

by Robert White (Renewable Fuels Association)  … Since the passage of the RFS in 2005, the efforts of some groups like BoatUS would lead you to believe that memories like mine have all but disappeared. They …

Gary W. Johnson, Board of Contributors: Clearing up Facts about Ethanol and Your Vehicle
February 27, 2016 – 8:09 pm | No Comment

by Gary W. Johnson (WacoTrib.com)  … In this instance, the numbers quoted for bad-gasoline engine emissions with ethanol blends is a prediction based on ethanol harming and even shutting down catalytic converters. It was a prominent …

Ethanol in Fuel: Is the Bad Rap Deserved?
February 27, 2016 – 7:57 pm | No Comment

by Ed Wodalski (Pumper Magazine)  Ethanol-blended fuels receive criticism for creating wear and tear on small engines  —  Should you use ethanol-blended, oxygenated fuel in your small engine? The short answer is yes, but …

Today’s spark-ignited, …

UTM and Cambridge University to Research Jatropha Biofuels
December 14, 2015 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  A team of experts from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and the University of Cambridge in the UK are embarking to research renewable energy and to develop biofuels for use in small machines like …

That Sleeper Low-Carbon Fuel Market: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Renewable Marine Fuels
September 4, 2015 – 9:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In many cases, customers are looking for ethanol free gasoline for a “boat, truck, RV, plane, farm equipment, snowblower, hotrod or motorcycle”, based on concerns over corrosion, engine wear, and performance …

Calling Captain E0: Can Renewable Isobutanol Beat out Ethanol-Free Gasoline in the Powerboat Sector?
September 4, 2015 – 9:27 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  E-Zero – ethanol-free gas, has been popular with boaters, but here comes isobutanol, with Gevo leading the pack.  Are the economics a slam-dunk? Here’s the hard data.

One of the more interesting trends …

Fuel Emissions – Gas, Ethanol, E85, Kerosene
September 2, 2015 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

(McHenry County Farm Bureau)  Larry, Ag in the Classroom Coordinator for McHenry County Farm Bureau shows us differences in fuel emissions, first looking at a 90% gasoline / 10% ethanol, then E85 – 15% gasoline …

Ethanol Supporters Respond to Spate of Misinformation
September 2, 2015 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Before Labor Day, the Boat Owners Association of the United States announced the results of an informal survey that found a “vast majority” want ethanol-free gas, but only …

Lauren Fix Takes Ethanol Opposition To New Level Of Stupidity
August 31, 2015 – 11:36 am | No Comment

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel)  … On an official basis, E15 is approved by the EPA to be used in all gasoline-powered passenger vehicles manufactured in or after 2001. The vast majority of gasoline-powered …

Ethanol Chronicles Launches Blog to Answer Fuel Critics
July 14, 2015 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

By Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Auto Channel recently launched the Ethanol Chronicles to aggregate questions and information on ethanol. The Auto Channel is a focused content channel covering all things automotive. A long-time champion …

Landscapers Have Front-Row Seat as Ethanol Fight Rages on
July 8, 2015 – 4:05 pm | No Comment

by David Roundtree (Total Landscape Care)  … The makers of gasoline-powered equipment are confident their products can perform well and last as long as they’re supposed to when landscapers fill them with the E-10 found at …

BETO Seeks Stakeholder Input on the Use of Advanced Biofuel Blends in Small Engines: DE-FOA-0001373
June 30, 2015 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking stakeholder input on the following topics related to …

EPA Hearings on Renewable Fuel Standard: Testimony of Steve Murphy, GM, POET Biorefining-Laddonia & POET Biorefining – Macon
June 26, 2015 – 10:03 am | No Comment

(Biofuels Digest)  Good afternoon, My name is Steve Murphy and I am the General Manager for two POET Biorefining plants. … I am here to make one and only one point today. What this proposed rule …

New OPEI Survey Shows Consumers Remain Ill-Equipped for Newer Fuel Options at the Pump
June 11, 2015 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

(Outdoor Power Equipment Institute/PR NewsWire)  Improved Consumer Education on Ethanol Fuel Options in the Marketplace Needed, Says OPEI … Consumers are ill-equipped to make smart decisions about new gasoline choices entering the marketplace, such as fuel …

Bioenergy Misconceptions and Misinformation
May 15, 2015 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

(Safer Alliance)  What wild accusation have your heard regarding ethanol, biodiesel, biogas or other bioenergy resource?  If you are engaged in research, promotion and advocacy and/or invested in the world of biofuels, you have likely …

Ethanol-Powered Boats Make Splash in Kansas
July 21, 2014 – 1:54 pm | No Comment

by Robert White (Renewable Fuels Association)   … The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) took to the water in 2011 to help dispel some of the myths associated with boating and ethanol. RFA partnered with the National …

The National Marine Manufacturers Association Partners With OPEI on the ‘Look Before You Pump’ Ethanol Education Campaign
June 12, 2014 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

(National Marine Manufacturer’s Association/PR NewsWire)  Protecting your boat, outdoor power equipment, snow mobile, motorcycle and small engine equipment just got easier – thanks to a new partnership that reminds consumers to avoid using greater than …

Boat Motor Makers Issue Warning on Gas with Higher Ethanol Content
June 12, 2014 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Rick Barrett (Journal Sentinel)  Wisconsin now has a dozen gasoline stations selling fuel with a 15% blend of the fuel additive ethanol, second only to Iowa and ahead of 10 other states.  Beaver Dam-based …

Farmers: On-Farm Biofuel Production a Viable Option
February 28, 2014 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Massey (The Country Today)  The idea of producing biodiesel or running straight vegetable oil through his farm machinery came to Jake Wedeberg about nine years ago in the form of a truck.

“A truck …

Engine Experts Talk Ethanol
February 24, 2014 – 7:33 pm | No Comment

by Andy Eubank (Hoosier Ag Today)  Specialists in the areas of auto, motorcycle and small engines presented their experience with ethanol fuels in the real world during the National Ethanol Conference.

The panel was moderated by …

Lowe’s, Walmart and True Value Retailers Bring OPEI’s ‘Look Before You Pump’ Ethanol Message Direct to Consumers
February 24, 2014 – 6:16 pm | No Comment

(Outdoor Power Equipment Institute/PRNewswire) — As consumers head to retail stores this spring to purchase mowers, chain saws, generators, blowers, trimmers, power washers, and a host of other small engine equipment, they will see an important …

Solar-Induced Hybrid Fuel Cell Produces Electricity Directly from Biomass
February 24, 2014 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

(Georgia Institute of Technology)  Although low temperature fuel cells powered by methanol or hydrogen have been well studied, existing low temperature fuel cell technologies cannot directly use biomass as a fuel because of the lack …

Yamaha XTZ150S Crosser BlueFlex (Ethanol) Launched in Brazil
February 13, 2014 – 7:36 pm | No Comment

by Sam Sims (Ultimate MotorCycling)  …One of the biggest problems with Ethanol is it leans out a motorcycle’s air-fuel mixture, which can cause major damage. Many newer cars arrive with fuel-injection systems that can compensate …

Outdoor Power Equipment Institute Advises Consumers to ‘Look Before You Pump’ at Gas Station
October 25, 2013 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

(Outdoor Power Equipment Institute)  The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing 100 small engine, utility vehicle and outdoor power equipment manufacturers and suppliers, today announced a national ethanol education and consumer …

New Ethanol Survey Misleads Consumers
September 16, 2013 – 6:02 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  A new online survey conducted by Harris Interactive finds that U.S. consumers are ill-prepared for the introduction of higher ethanol fuel blends such as E15. Commissioned by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) …

Briggs & Stratton Develops Additive to Offset Ethanol’s Effects on Small Engines
July 9, 2013 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

(Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel)  …But since petroleum companies use a 10% blend of ethanol in gasoline to comply with the federal government’s Renewable Fuels Standard, Briggs has created its own fuel additive that it says …

Letter to the Editor — Response to Palm Beach Post Ethanol Editorial
May 7, 2013 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  Bob Dinneen, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, penned the following letter in response to a recent Palm Beach Post ethanol editorial.

Some say “where there is smoke, there is …

Maine Legislator Turns up Heat on Ethanol Battle
April 30, 2013 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

by Eva Murray (Bangor Daily News)  …Rep. Jeff Timberlake, R-Turner, has been heading up an effort in the Maine Legislature to revisit ethanol and to encourage fuel suppliers to make a non-ethanol product available to …

What’s the Real Problem?
January 2, 2013 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …George, a longtime family friend, brought up a problem in starting his lawnmower last spring. Someone had finally asked him if he had old gas in it still, which …

SAE International Book Takes You Inside the Workings of a Grand Prix Motorcycle Engine
October 31, 2012 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

(Business Journals/SAE/PR NewsWire)  SAE International offers a book that takes readers inside engines of World Championship Grand Prix motorcycles, detailing the design concepts that make them work.

“Engine Design Concepts for World Championship Grand Prix Motorcycles” is …

Ethanol Fuel Treatment Now Available from Dynamic Synthetic LLC
July 3, 2012 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

(Yahoo!News/PRWEB)  Ethanol is now blended in most motor fuels. When the fuel is not consumed rapidly, such as in lawn equipment, and water sport equipment, performance issues can occur. This treatment addresses performance issues caused by ethanol, and …

Mississippi Senator Seeks to Require Ethanol-Free Gasoline
February 2, 2012 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

by Kent Misegades (General Aviation News)  Mississippi State Senator Michael Watson has just introduced Senate Bill 2137, “An act to require retail dealers and distributors of gasoline to offer for sale or use nonethanol-blended unleaded premium grade …

Outdoor Power Equipment Maker Kicks off Ethanol Awareness Effort
January 30, 2012 – 9:22 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Husqvarna, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of outdoor power equipment, has launched a new promotion focused on educating its customers about ethanol use in small engines. The Husqvarna …