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.
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 National Marine Manufacturers Association is partnering with the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute on OPEI’s “Look Before You Pump” ethanol education campaign.
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 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.
WASHINGTON — A flurry of activity this week on Capitol Hill placed the interests of the marine industry squarely in front of the Congress that represents them.
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.
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.
Marine maintenance product manufacturer Star brite’s fuel additive Star Tron Enzyme Fuel Treatment is sponsoring the 2013 Bassmaster Classic Wild Card.
Groups opposed to increasing ethanol in the U.S. fuel supply said they were optimistic that Congress — though plagued by a track record that is poised to make it the least productive in history — will act on the issue.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association was among several groups acknowledging that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to temporarily lower the levels of ethanol in the fuel supply is an important step, but they also say Congress must act to change or repeal the law that requires an increased reliance on biofuels in the United States.…more