Green Fuel produces high quality anhydrous ethanol that is safe to use, competitively priced, clean and accessible, as well as beneficial to the environment.
Can ethanol be used in any vehicle?
Most modern cars have no problem using ethanol blends without conversion kits, and can handle up to a 20% ethanol blend. There have been many research and testing reports published on this subject, and all of them have conclusively confirmed that there are no disadvantages.
The European Union (EU) has issued a mandatory directive stating that the maximum bio-ethanol percentage for non-flexfuel or converted petrol cars is 20% ethanol and 80% petrol. All major car manufacturers approve the use of a minimum of 10% volume ethanol. E20 (20% ethanol) is safe for use in any petrol powered engine, including motorcycles and boats.
Will ethanol damage my vehicle?
Ethanol will not damage your vehicle. Ethanol blended fuel ensures that your fuel system is clean for optimal performance, as it does not leave sticky deposits or residue. Petrol generally results in greater deposits through the fuel system.
Anhydrous ethanol, produced by Green Fuel, can be considered new generation ethanol. With a water content of less than 0.04%, there is no damage and vehicle performance will, in fact, be greatly enhanced as ethanol has a higher octane rating.
Vehicles running on blends of E85 (85% ethanol) and above will require a fuel filter change after approximately 1 000km after kit installation, as the ethanol cleans carbon deposits out of the system.
Can my vehicle be converted to use high ethanol blends?
It is possible to convert a vehicle to run on any blend (ethanol 20% upwards) or even 100% ethanol with a E Tech convertor system. An adjustment is made to the injection system that allows your vehicle to use various combinations of petrol and ethanol. E85 has a 105 + octane rating right from the pump.
What happens if I accidently fuel my petrol-only vehicle with E85?
If your vehicle was not manufactured to run on E85, and you have not installed a convertor, no problems should occur if you mistakenly fill your tank once with a high blend of ethanol. The main difference between an E85 powered or convertor installed vehicle is the different amounts of oxygen within the fuel. E85 contains a higher amount of oxygen, and will affect fuel consumption. Although you may not have problems, we recommend the installation of a E-Tech convertor for peace-free motoring.
How much will ethanol cost?
Ethanol fuel blends are cheaper than 100% petrol, and savings are also achieved through various other factors, such as importation costs, and carbon taxes. In ethanol, only the proportion of petrol in the blend is affected by the major price variations for raw oil. Ethanol has lower energy content than petrol and a lower price on higher blends such as E85 will compensate for this.
When added to petrol, ethanol is a key factor to keep fuel prices competitive and more affordable. Recent studies have shown that if ethanol were entirely removed from the fuel supply, gasoline prices would rise by 15-30% at the pump. Used as an additive, ethanol is not only an effective fuel extender which makes gasoline supplies last longer, but also an octane booster.
Can ethanol be blended with diesel?
Ethanol is best used in spark-ignition engines because of its high octane rating. Due to its poor ignition quality (low cetane number) it is less suitable for diesel engines, but blends of up to 10% can be used.
Can I use ethanol blends in my motorboat?
Ethanol fuel has clean air and water benefits and therefore benefits motorboat users. Many manufacturers such as Honda, Kawasaki, Mercury Marine, Pleasurecraft, Tigershark, Tracker and Yamaha allow the use of ethanol fuels in their products.
G-Fuel (anhydrous) ethanol blends can be used on almost all petrol engines, such as jet skis, quad bikes, lawnmowers, chainsaws, weed trimmers and blower vacs. Tests have shown that these vehicles have improved performance, due to higher octane ratings.
How do higher blends affect mileage?
Ethanol has a lower energy content than petrol, which means that cars running E85 have a higher consumption than when running exclusively on petrol, depending on the make of the car. The pricing of ethanol fuel will compensate for this. Consumption increase is negligible on blends lower than 20%.
How does ethanol affect performance?
Running the engine on ethanol leads to better performance than using petrol. With an octane rating of 105, ethanol is the highest performance fuel on the market and ensures that today’s high compression engines run smoothly.
Is E85 more toxic or dangerous than petrol?
Ethanol fuel can be ingested by human beings and therefore needs to be ‘denatured’ with petrol to prevent this. Further, ethanol does not contain the harmful carcinogens and toxins found in petrol.
Where can I find Green Fuel Ethanol?
An E10 blend with 10% Green Fuel Ethanol and 90% unleaded petrol is now available in Zimbabwe through well known oil company service stations such as FMI, Sakunda, Redan, Trek, Ram, Petrotrade, Total and many independent stations.
Available at These Service Stations IN Harare (Zimbabwe):