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Re: Ethanol concerns? 2018/04/12 15:26:02 (permalink)
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Re: Ethanol concerns? 2020/03/04 09:21:56 (permalink)
Back in the news,
 
The government is consulting on making E10 - which contains less carbon and more ethanol than fuels currently on sale - the new standard petrol grade.
 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51731757

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Re: Ethanol concerns? 2020/03/04 10:28:30 (permalink)
 
The good and bad about ethanol:
Ethanol is a cleaner fuel than gasoline, and it helps reduce emissions when mixed with gasoline. ... So, the more ethanol in the fuel, the worse the fuel economy you're going to get. Gasoline with 10 percent ethanol yields about 3 percent less fuel economy than straight petrol.
Ethanol is a renewable fuel because it is produced from biomass. Ethanol also burns more cleanly and completely than gasoline or diesel fuel. Ethanol reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions because the grain or other biomass used to make the ethanol absorbs carbon dioxide as it grows.
Why do we not use Ethanol as fuel? Ethanol: Contains significantly less energy per gallon than gasoline. Is hygroscopic, meaning it absorbs water out of the air, which means it can damage engines due to excess water content if not handled carefully.
As stated in an old post I used an additive in my tank to combat the loss of lead in the fuel.
Information:
https://www.eesi.org/papers/view/fact-sheet-a-brief-history-of-octane
https://www2.isye.gatech.edu/~vthomas/ethanol.pdf
 
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Re: Ethanol concerns? 2020/03/04 15:11:11 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Hindy 2020/04/20 15:19:22
It took me all of 10 seconds to find this ..
https://www.gov.uk/govern...introducing-e10-petrol
Let's keep this factual and relevent to 993s - the link clearly has the aims of the consultation :
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    proposing introducing E10 petrol as the 95 octane “Premium” grade
    proposing ensuring the ongoing availability of E5 petrol in the higher octane “Super” grade only
    proposing amending the mandatory labelling of E10 petrol
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So point 2 leaves fuel advice for 993s the same, but input to the consultation to ensure point 2 goes through, and on point 3, ensure mandatory labelling of E10, are matters we as a club should act upon with a formal submission to the Consultation.
 
 
This would be an excellent agenda item for Conference / AGM, but it closes April 19th I fear ! We must do something prior ..
 
cheers, Maurice
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Re: Ethanol concerns? 2020/03/04 18:47:21 (permalink)
That's a good idea Maurice, it would be a great help if PCGB could represent club members views in such a consultation.

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Re: Ethanol concerns? 2020/03/04 20:46:59 (permalink)
I have put in a High Priority request for an official response to the highest level .. I'll keep you posted with any updates ..
 
cheers, Maurice

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Re: Ethanol concerns? 2020/03/05 09:30:38 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby MoC2S 2020/05/06 17:14:03
Many thanks Maurice, loving your work! 
 
 
 
Let's not forget how much Porsche rely on the heritage of their back catalogue when marketing their new 718 and Speedster models, for example.

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Re: Ethanol concerns? 2020/05/06 16:08:03 (permalink)
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Many thanks Maurice, loving your work! 
 



Thanks for your confidence vote - just between you and me, I have resigned due to an ethical difference of opinion with the current board.
 
Love your 993 !
 
Cheers, Maurice
 
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Re: Ethanol concerns? 2020/05/06 16:37:33 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby MoC2S 2020/05/06 17:13:54
Maurice,
That is a pity.
 
regard

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