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.

The industry is concerned that as the blend wall creeps up, there could be an increase in misfueling incidents.

Both sides blast EPA’s ethanol plan

The Environmental Protection Agency’s latest ethanol fuel proposal has angered both supporters and critics of biofuel blends and prompted a new marine industry call for Congress to take decisive action on Renewable Fuel Standard reform.

Speakers tout alternative fuel at NMMA event

The National Marine Manufacturers Association hosted an event for stakeholders in connection with the recent endorsement of biobutanol at the Washington Marina in Washington, D.C.

Industry backs biobutanol as alternative to ethanol

Engine manufacturers from across the recreational boating industry identified biobutanol as a suitable and safe alternative biofuel to ethanol, a controversial biofuel because of its damaging effects on numerous types of engines, including those that power recreational boats.

NMMA urges input on new EPA ethanol proposal

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is encouraging marine industry stakeholders to comment on the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest proposal for increasing the amount of ethanol in the overall fuel supply.

EPA proposes increase in ethanol levels in fuel

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed increasing the amount of ethanol required in the overall fuel supply, although it lowered the amounts required by the Clean Air Act, angering both critics and supporters of ethanol.

Senate bill introduced to kill corn-ethanol mandate

U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Pat Toomey, R-Pa., introduced the Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015, which would eliminate only the corn ethanol mandate portion of the Renewable Fuel Standard.

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