Tampa Bay Business Journal Features LEHR

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FROM: http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/prnewswire/press_releases/Florida/2012/02/15/PH53135

World’s First OEM Propane Fueled Outboard Engine to Debut at the Miami International Boat Show Feb. 16-20, 2012

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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — LEHR, Inc., the award-winning technology company that patented the use of propane canisters to fuel small engines is proud to announce the world’s first OEM marine outboard engines that run on environmentally friendly propane.

Previously available for vehicles, forklifts and large equipment, LEHR’s innovative products address the need for the use of cleaner fuel alternatives in the marine market segment.

The benefits to the marine industry are numerous and substantial.

    • Up to 50% lower fuel cost and more cost effective to use and maintain
    • No gasoline polluting the water
    • No ethanol or fuel related issues
    • Eco friendly with zero evaporative emissions
    • Easy start with no choke, no priming, no carburetor gum-up & no winterizing
    • Powerful 4-stroke engine *110 octane fuel
Captain Bernardo J. Herzer, is a trend setting entrepreneur and inventor with a deep passion for helping the environment.  As the founder and CEO, he’s the life force behind LEHR Inc.  Founded in 2004, LEHR is dedicated to a cleaner planet through environmentally friendly technology.  Inspired by Captain Herzer’s commitment and forward thinking, the current slate of LEHR’s research is focused on the use of clean burning propane across a broad range of industries and applications
LEHR was granted the first of many patents to power small engines using propane in 2008. The LEHR propane powered Eco Trimmer was awarded the EPA Clean Air Excellence Award for helping to improve the nation’s air quality, and numerous breakthrough products of the year awards, including Popular Mechanics and Popular Science.

The EPA and CARB set strict new standards for gasoline marine engines and especially fuel systems in order to reduce the amount of gas fumes, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and smog-forming pollutants. Applying LEHR’s technology to a marine solution is both timely and critical for our planet and its water supply.  Propane has long been recognized as a “green” energy source that reduces emissions, protects the environment and reduces our dependence on foreign oil along with a reduction of the spillage of gasoline into the water supply through careless refueling.

The highly anticipated LEHR propane outboards will be available to consumers at an overall cost of operation lower than current gasoline powered models thus saving boaters money.

The first two engines are 2.5 HP and 5 HP with higher HP models to be released in the future.

Propane is an American produced, less expensive fuel that does not “go bad” with time (avoiding the fuel related-carbureted maintenance and repairs associated with ethanol added fuels).

Available nationwide through marine dealers and retailers.

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