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.

NMMA rallies support for new fuel standard

The National Marine Manufacturers Association launched a grassroots campaign to rally support for a bill that seeks to amend the standard that sets requirements for the amount of ethanol that is blended into the overall fuel supply.

Star brite teams with Florida conservation group

Fort Lauderdale-based Star brite was named the official boat care product of Coastal Conservation Association Florida, which aims to conserve, promote and enhance the state’s coastal resources.

Industry unhappy with EPA delay on fuel standard

The National Marine Manufacturers Association and Mercury Marine are among the groups voicing disappointment over the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement Friday that it will delay until 2015 the final rule that will tell fuel refiners how much ethanol must be blended into the nation’s fuel supply.

Star brite signs on to sponsor B.A.S.S. angler

Marine maintenance and care product maker Star brite said it is sponsoring professional bass angler Shaw Grigsby, who has more than $1 million in B.A.S.S. winnings and is ranked fifth on the B.A.S.S. list of all-time money winners.

Corn chemical said to threaten Midwestern waterways

Researchers say insecticides called neonicotinoids, which are used often in corn and soy fields, are leaching into Midwestern waterways and are not only contributing to an alarming decline of bee colonies, they are potentially harming marine life.

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