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Old 30 June 2006, 08:29   #1
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Etanol & E85

E85 & Etanol. Do you have that in uk?
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Old 30 June 2006, 10:58   #2
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Do you call it biopower?
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Old 30 June 2006, 11:06   #3
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We have biodiesel here and the ethanol/petrol mix - not sold at many major petrol stations though.

I think you have to be careful with the ethanol mix if you have fibreglass fuel tanks.
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Older fiberglass tanks. Certain resins used in older glas tanks are dissolved by ethanol and redeposited in engine innards, causing stuck valves, valve/piston interference, etc.



There are also rumors that during switchover from MTBE oxygentaed fuel (which was mandated here in the US a few years back) to ethanol (which is being used to 10% in place of MTBE to meet emissions standards), the two oxygenators don't play nice together and can cause sludging.

Other than that, there is a slight risk on older fuel systems of the ethanol dissolving older water soluble deposits that were not affected by pure petroleum fuel, causing clogged filters.

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E85 & Etanol. Do you have that in uk?
We do have two locations supplying E85 commercially in the UK - one in London and one in Norfolk! There are supplies available elsewhere for specialist applications (such as the facility where I work, an automotive test and development centre where we are working on E85 applications).

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Err...what is E85?
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Err...what is E85?
E85 is a fuel blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent petroleum. E85 provides positive environmental benefits in the form of reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

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E85 is a fuel blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent petroleum. E85 provides positive environmental benefits in the form of reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Ok, Ok.... BUT IS IT CHEAPER THAN euro95??

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E85 is a fuel blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent petroleum. E85 provides positive environmental benefits in the form of reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Ok, Ok.... BUT IS IT CHEAPER THAN euro95??

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Not in the UK (a few pence cheaper than petrol - so it is probably around EUR1.30 here!!!)
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environmental benefits in the form of reduced greenhouse gas emissions

If you realy wanted to do that..... the best way would be to stop cows farting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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