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Issues with Ethanol as an Additive in Non- Road Motor Fuel. IBEX Presented By: John McKnight, NMMA. Ethanol GASOLINE. What are the effects of ethanol. Alcohol is a solvent Effective cleaning agent It will clean the boat fuel tank and the marina’ s fuel tank. Alcohol absorbs water

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Issues with ethanol as an additive in non road motor fuel

Issues with Ethanol as an Additive in Non- Road Motor Fuel

IBEX

Presented By: John McKnight, NMMA


Issues with ethanol as an additive in non road motor fuel

Ethanol GASOLINE


What are the effects of ethanol

What are the effects of ethanol

  • Alcohol is a solvent

  • Effective cleaning agent

    • It will clean the boat fuel tank and the marina’ s fuel tank.

  • Alcohol absorbs water

    • It will dry out materials if they are not designed for ethanol (gaskets / hoses) and it attracts water into the fuel

  • Alcohol separates from fuel more readily than MTBE or toluene

    • When it separates from solution it will evaporate more readily and that will lower the octane level in the fuel.


  • Issues with ethanol as an additive in non road motor fuel

    Limit for Acceptable Operation

    Limit for Emission Compliance

    Acceptable Operating Range

    Operation on E20 Gasoline

    Operation on E10 Gasoline

    Operation on Neat Gasoline

    Lean Air:Fuel Ratio Rich


    E 20 s impact on current exhaust emission compliant small engines

    E-20’s Impact on Current, Exhaust- Emission Compliant Small Engines

    • Exhaust temperatures up 100°F

    • Peak cylinder pressures higher

    • Combustion deposits

    • Cylinder head gasket burned & failed

    • Exhaust valve burned

    • Cylinder bore scored

      • 25 hours light duty emissions testing

      • Lost cylinder compression

      • Lost 20% power


    E 20 implications on engine durability

    E-20 Implications on Engine Durability

    Cylinder head gasket burned

    Lost seal

    Exhaust leak out


    Issues with ethanol as an additive in non road motor fuel

    E-20 Implications on Engine Durability

    Cylinder Bore scoring

    Deposits


    Engine durability implications with e 20

    Engine Durability Implications with E-20

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    Head bolts discolored due to heat and carbon build up from exhaust gas blowing past bolt.


    Epa waiver criteria

    EPA Waiver Criteria

    • Manufacturer must demonstrate that E20:

      • Will not cause or contribute to the failure of any vehicle to comply with emission standards over it useful life.

      • Testing must be completed to access the impact on

        • Tailpipe emissions

        • Evaporative emissions

        • Materials compatibility

        • Drivability

      • Registration of a fuel additive also requires testing to characterize compounds for potential health effects


    Nmma strategy

    NMMA Strategy

    • Continue to work with the industry coalition;

    • Collect data specific to the impact of E-20 on recreational marine engines and fuel systems;

    • Build a technical case focusing on the waiver criteria against incremental increases in ethanol content;

    • With solid documentation present this information to the Minnesota representatives, both state and federal;

    • Post ethanol information on the NMMA website and make this information available to the public and press;

    • http://www.nmma.org/government/environmental/

    • Develop an NMMA Position that considers the potential national trend towards increase use of reformulated fuels.


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