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.

Push to stop E15 could head to Supreme Court

A coalition of groups opposed to the sale of E15 will likely take their case to the Supreme Court. The National Marine Manufacturers Association is just one of the groups that say the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its authority by granting a waiver allowing the sale of fuel with 15 percent ethanol. “Based on the…more

NMMA makes case to Congress on fuel standard

The National Marine Manufacturers Association made its case with several other groups Tuesday to federal lawmakers on the negative impact of the Renewable Fuel Standard. The briefing brought together more than 70 House members or staff members and more than 50 members of the Senate and their staff as the NMMA highlighted concerns about the…more

Coalition seeks fuel standard repeal through legislation

A coalition of groups seeking to reform or repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard, which mandates the use of biofuels such as ethanol, is shopping legislation to the House and Senate on Capitol Hill today. Representatives of organizations ranging from environmental groups and those concerned with hunger in developing nations to taxpayer watchdog groups and refinery…more

EPA seeks input on 2013 fuel standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is asking for public feedback on its new recommendations for biofuel volume targets. The EPA is proposing 2013 percentage standards for four fuel categories that are part of the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program. The proposed 2013 overall volumes and standards are: • Biomass-based diesel (1.28 billion gallons; 1.12 percent)…more

NMMA plans conference call on fuel standards

On Monday, the National Marine Manufacturers Association will join a diverse group of stakeholders in holding a conference call to discuss the negative impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard. The NMMA will address the concerns of the recreational boating industry as it relates to the dangers to consumers of using fuel with a percentage of…more

Wall Street Journal criticizes EPA after biofuel ruling

An opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal says the Environmental Protection Agency might as well task the biofuel industry with providing mermaids. The article was written after Friday’s D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that said the EPA had abused the law with “an unreasonable exercise of agency discretion” and vacated the 2012 cellulosic…more

Appeals court rules against EPA on biofuel estimates

A federal appeals court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency is overestimating the amount of fuel that can be produced from grasses, wood and other non-food plants in an effort to promote a fledgling biofuels industry. There have been high hopes in Washington that the cellulosic industry would take off as farmers, food manufacturers and…more

Federal court denies E15 appeal

An appeal of the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to allow E15 into the fuel supply was denied this week in federal court. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia denied a rehearing on the EPA decision that put E15, fuel that is 15 percent ethanol, on the market. The National Marine Manufacturers…more

Gas engines dominate Ward’s list

Ward’s 10 Best Engines, auto industry honors for car and light truck engines, were announced for 2013. For the first time in seven years, the list is composed entirely of gasoline-powered engines, with no hybrid, all-electric or diesel powertrains to be found. Although this result might seem to go against the grain of the industry’s…more

NMMA applauds AAA’s stance against E15

AAA has come out against the use of E15 at gas stations. “With little consumer knowledge about E15 and less than 5 percent of cars on the road approved by automakers to use that fuel, AAA is urging regulators and the industry to stop the sale of E15 until motorists are better protected,” the federation…more

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