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The World’s First OEM Marine Outboard Engine Fueled by Propane

The World’s First OEM Marine Outboard Engine Fueled by Propane

Los Angeles, CA, January 8, 2011-LEHR, Inc., the award-winning technology company that brought you the innovative solution of powering small engines using propane instead of gasoline, is proud to announce the world’s first OEM marine outboard engine fueled by propane. Previously available for vehicles, forklifts and large equipment, LEHR’s innovation addresses the need for the benefits of alternative fuel propane in the marine market segment.

  • The benefits to the marine industry are numerous and substantial. No gasoline polluting the water
  • Propane is not a marine pollutant
  • Eco friendly with zero evaporative emissions
  • Easy start with no choke, no priming, no carburetor gum-up & no winterizing Economical and more cost effective to use and maintain
  • Powerful 4-stroke engine *110 octane fuel

Captain Bernardo J. Herzer, founder and CEO of LEHR, is the trend setting entrepreneur and inventor with a deep passion for helping the environment. He is 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 to power small engines throughout several industries.

In 2008, Captain Herzer was granted the first of many patents to power small engines using propane. The nation’s air quality was so dramatically affected by this development that LEHR was given the EPA Clean Air Excellence Award and numerous breakthrough products of the year awards, including one from Popular Mechanics and Popular Science and a host of others.

Applying LEHR’s technology to a marine solution is both timely and critical for our planet and its water supply. 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. Propane has long been recognized as a “green” energy source that reduces emissions, protects the environment and reduces our dependence on foreign oil.

The highly anticipated LEHR propane outboards will be available to consumers at an overall cost of operation lower than current pollutant gasoline powered models thus saving boaters substantial money and allowing more people the ability to experience and enjoy this great American past-time.

Through the use of propane fuel, LEHR has found a cost effective way to allow consumers to reduce emissions and associated health risks and is proud of this important American innovation which will improve the marine environment all over the world.

Press Contact: Penny Vizcarra, Integrated-PR, (310) 858-8230