In 2005, Congress instituted a new renewable fuel standard. In response, refiners made a wholesale switch, removing methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) and blending fuel with ethanol. Ethanol helps reduce petroleum use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Derived from corn, ethanol supports U.S. agriculture and helps support energy independence.
Change is the one constant in life. It’s also difficult, because when there is a change – whether in technology or how we do things – there are often unforeseen consequences. One of the changes that has been taking place is that since 2005, the U.S. government has mandated that gasoline contain ethanol, most of
If you buy a new mower, trimmer, snowblower or other piece of equipment, you may find a warning in the owner’s manual to not use certain grades of ethanol-blended gasoline. But what is ethanol and what harm can it do? Ethanol is an alcohol fuel distilled from plant materials, such as corn or sugar. It’s
If you’re like me, you like things to work when you want to use them. That’s why one of the responsibilities of owning mechanical toys or tools is to take care of them. It’s called maintenance. Whether it’s a diesel truck, chainsaw or compressor, everything requires its own kind of TLC if you want it
As fun as it is to own a boat, they can create several headaches if you neglect maintenance. Following these tips can help you stay on the water and out of the garage performing unplanned, expensive repairs.