Fuel Issues and Ethanol

The gasoline additive ethanol is known to cause problems in marine engines. Trade Only follows developments on this issue and others related to fueling recreational boats.

Congressmen push fuel-standard reform

Two members of Congress are seeking co-sponsors on a bill that would reform the Renewable Fuel Standard Act, the law that requires an increasing amount of ethanol in the overall fuel supply.

Star brite plans to join ICAST preview event

Marine product manufacturer Star brite said it will take part in Tackle X, a unique venue that allows writers to see products acting in real-world settings the day before the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades opens at the Orange County Convention Center in Florida.

NMMA partners on ethanol education campaign

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is partnering with the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute on OPEI’s “Look Before You Pump” ethanol education campaign.

South Jersey Marina adds ValvTect

ValvTect Petroleum said South Jersey Marina in Cape May, N.J., joined the more than 600 marinas and fuel docks nationwide that offer the company’s marine fuels.

BRP receives environmental honor in Wisconsin

BRP was named the 2014 winner of the Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Award for the emissions-sampling equipment it developed in support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s search for a more environmentally friendly gasoline alternative.

NMMA urges industry feedback on ethanol reduction

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is asking members of the marine industry to weigh in on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to reduce the amount of ethanol required by the Renewable Fuel Standard.

Senators hear from stakeholders on ethanol use

There was testimony once again on Capitol Hill regarding the Environmental Protection Agency proposal that would — for the first time since the Renewable Fuel Standard passed in 2007 — decrease the amount of biofuel required in the overall fuel supply.

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