TAG: ethanol

OPEI poll shows consumers lack education on new fuels

March 20, 2017By

Though consumers are increasingly aware of the fuel they are using, reports of misfueling and improper fueling practices are on the rise, according to a poll recently released by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI). “While most people seem to be aware that there is ethanol in gasoline, the poll results show increased misfueling,” said Kris Kiser, president and CEO of... read more

OPEI: Gasoline containing more than E10 can be harmful to small engine products

November 30, 2016By

Gasoline containing more than 10 percent ethanol (E10) can be harmful to outdoor power equipment and other small engine products, like lawn mowers, snow throwers, trimmers and more, according to  The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI). “Using fuel with more than 10 percent ethanol in any gasoline-powered outdoor power equipment can void manufacturer’s warranties and damage the engine,” said Kris Kiser, president and... read more

OPEI kicks off Look Before You Pump Facebook sweepstakes

March 25, 2014By

Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) launched a Facebook sweepstakes as part of its Look Before You Pump campaign. Running through April 6, the sweepstakes is open to legal U.S. residents, ages 16 and older. Participants watch a 30-second, public service announcement explaining the importance of putting the right fuel—E10 or less—in outdoor power equipment. After answering one question related to... read more

Look Before You Pump heads to Lowe’s, Walmart, True Value

February 20, 2014By

This spring, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s (OPEI) Look Before You Pump campaign will trickle into retail stores Lowe’s, Walmart and True Value Co. Identifiable by a red warning hand symbol indicating “OK” for 10 percent ethanol and “No” for mid-level ethanol blends, such as E15, E30, E85, Look Before You Pump reminds it is harmful and illegal to use... read more

OPEI encourages to 
’Look Before You Pump’

October 29, 2013By

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) rolled out a new ethanol education and consumer protection campaign at the GIE+EXPO called “Look Before You Pump.” The campaign features a red warning hand indicating “OK” for 10 percent ethanol and “No” for mid-level ethanol blends, such as E15, E30 or E85.  The illustration will reach consumers through radio and video public service... read more

Briggs turns to VP for small engine fuel

October 29, 2013By

VP Racing Fuels entered into a license agreement with Briggs & Stratton to provide Briggs-branded fuel for gasoline-powered engines. VP will produce three blends: an ethanol-free fuel for 4-cycle engines and two pre-mixed gas + oil blends (40:1 & 50:1) for 2-cycles. Each is formulated to include Briggs’s Advanced Formula Fuel Treatment & Stabilizer and will be packaged in quarts,... read more