All those noisy gasoline-powered lawn mowers you hear across America are at least emitting less pollution, according to an article in Sunday's Columbus Dispatch. Lawn mowers are increasingly powered by E10, but the small engines can't handle a higher ethanol blend than that, said a John Deere official quoted in the story. He added that a lot of lawn equipment manufacturers are looking at making more ethanol compatible engines. Too much ethanol can cause the engine to overheat, said a service specialist for Kohler engines in Kohler, Wis. quoted in the story. The right amount of ethanol, though, will actually cool the engine better than straight gasoline.

[Source: Columbus Dispatch]


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