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Ethanol Fuel

Investigation of converting the AeroConversions AeroVee engine for use of ethanol-based and future "Eco" fuels in order to evaluate performance, efficiency and reliability.

Although ethanol-based fuels are the subject of much controversy, as long as there is a government mandate for integration of ethanol content into the nation's fuel supply, and increasing demand from foreign consumers, we are obligated to continue the research of ethanol fuel as an alternative aviation fuel supply. Our commitment to ongoing testing and development is to provide AeroConversions products that are prepared for the possible discontinuation of 100LL, similar aviation fuels, or non-blended auto fuels.

The AeroVee engine is equipped with the versatile AeroCarb and an ignition system that allows the engine to be configured with higher compression ratios to optimize the performance potential of ethanol-based fuels. Testing has already begun with an AeroVee engine run at a higher compression ratio for E85 and other blends. This testing will be expanding as the Sonex research and development team explores a range of engine and fuel variables to determine the optimum combination to both maximize fuel economy and power output.

 


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