SEMA eNews Vol. 17, No. 3, January 16, 2014

New Hampshire Bill Prohibits Ethanol Blended Gasoline at Levels Greater Than 10%

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

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A SEMA-supported bill introduced in New Hampshire recognizes that ethanol increases water formation, which can then corrode metals and dissolve plastics and rubber, especially over a period of time when the vehicle is not used.

SEMA-supported legislation that prohibits a person from selling or offering for sale gasoline that contains corn-based ethanol as an additive at a level greater than 10% was introduced in New Hampshire. A similar bill was signed into law last year in Maine. The bill recognizes that ethanol increases water formation, which can then corrode metals and dissolve plastics and rubber, especially over a period of time when the vehicle is not used.

Current high-performance specialty parts, along with pre-model-year ’01 cars and parts, may be most susceptible to corrosion. Further, there has been an inability to obtain unblended gasoline for engines that may be damaged by ethanol.

For more information, visit the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website. For details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

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