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.
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 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.
Boat traffic is up at an east Texas lake and one worker attributes it to the availability and steady prices of ethanol-free gas.
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.
New data was released showing an increase in demand for fuel without any ethanol, commonly called E0.
Car enthusiast and comedian Jay Leno made it clear: He hates ethanol and he blames the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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.
North Carolina-based Southport Marina received the 2014 ValvTect Marina of the Year award.
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.
A bill that would help ease ethanol mandates was introduced in the House of Representatives on Wednesday.