aspen fuels helping the environment

How Aspen Fuel Is Helping The Environment 

It is perhaps no surprise that recent research into the environmental and health impacts of petrol-powered hand tools has highlighted some worrying statistics around the knock-on negative effects that emissions have on public health. However, making additional capital investment or disposing of serviceable equipment can be avoided with the simple switch to Aspen Alkylate Petrol – significantly reducing the impact on the environment and eliminating exposure to hazardous hydrocarbons.   

Amongst the research recently published throughout multiple national media outlets, it was found that a leaf-blower can emit up to 11 times more carbon monoxide than a Ford Fiesta and that two-thirds of those surveyed in the study reported health issues, such as breathing problems, during operation of petrol-powered power tools.  

However, solving the problem may be limited by a number of factors, not least by the resources required for what can sometimes become lengthy and complex procurement processes.   

Not all hope is lost, though. Operators looking for a cleaner alternative could consider fuelling their petrol-powered tools with Aspen – an alkylate petrol which is ethanol-free and virtually free from Sulphur, Benzene and many other harmful substances.  

In contrast to the pollutants emitted by pump-petrol, with Aspen fuel you can mow for 100 hours before reaching the same level of toxic benzene emissions emitted in one hour of mowing with regular petrol.   

If you’re thinking this all sounds great but how do I even get started with making all the changes necessary? Well, lucky for all of us who can’t simply go without fuel-powered power tools, switching to Aspen couldn’t be easier.  

While it cannot reverse damage caused by regular petrol, it will have a cleaning effect on the internal parts of the machines you’re powering – particularly removing soot build-up in the exhaust port.  

Aspen fuels helping the environment

No modifications are required to covert a machine to run on Aspen. Nevertheless, to avoid diluting the benefits, operators are advised to wait until the fuel tank is as empty as possible before switching. For older equipment, switching after a service where any susceptible parts should be replaced is ideal.   

Tim Bower, Director of Weedfree Landscapes, switched to Aspen 2 for all his company’s 2-stroke equipment and couldn’t be more impressed with the immediate results. 

“Straight away we noticed the reduction in noxious fumes. For the operator this brings fantastic health benefits, especially during prolonged periods of exposure, but it also makes for a cleaner working environment which is desirable when we’re working in public spaces such as schools for example.”  

Aspen is available pre-mixed for 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines and, along with improving reliability and prolonging the performance of engine components, the cleaner burn improves the working conditions for the operator and significantly reduces the harmful impact your machinery makes on the environment.  

Due to the benefits it offers to those working in confined spaces, Aspen is a popular choice for tree surgeons, local authorities and green space managers looking for an alternative, greener power source. 

With all this talk of following the US’s example and bringing in legislation to limit the emissions of petrol-fuelled power tools, it’s never been more important that operators are aware of all the different options available to them on the market. 

With Aspen, not only do you help your business, you’re helping save this planet too. So, what are you still waiting for? Head over to Aspen Fuel’s website and check out their options. 

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