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IBEX schedules fuel systems seminar

The 2012 International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference will feature a seminar titled "Boat Fuel and Fuel Systems," at which industry experts will provide insights into regulatory compliance issues and alternative fuels.

Panelists for the 90-minute seminar will be Harold Haskew, Harold Haskew and Associates; Rich Kolb, Volvo Penta of the Americas; David Marlow, Brunswick Boat Group; John McKnight, National Marine Manufacturers Association; Thomas Wallner, Argonne National Laboratory; and Jeff Wasil, Bombardier Recreational Products.

“These experts will discuss two of the hottest topics in the boating industry this year: the implementation of new regulatory standards and the future of alternative fuels,” Carl Cramer, IBEX co-director and publisher of Professional BoatBuilder magazine, said in a statement. “This is one seminar that no one can afford to miss.”

The session will focus on how to comply with the new EPA evaporative emission standards, which come into effect this year, as well as the American Boat and Yacht Council standard H24 Gasoline Fuel Systems, which covers the prevention of spills when refueling.

Panelists also will review the results of two testing programs for alternative fuels conducted this summer under the direction of Argonne National Laboratory, evaluating isobutanol as a fuel and reviewing the effects of isobutanol and ethanol on engine oil and lubricants.

“All of us on this panel have been heavily involved in research that provides evidence for the harms associated with ethanol and E15, but also provides for promising alternative biofuels and new technology,” NMMA director of environmental and safety compliance John McKnight said in a statement. “We hope that all seminar attendees will take away something that they can apply to their own work.”

IBEX 2012 will take place Oct. 2-4 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. The advance program guide provides full details and is available for download at www.ibexshow.com.

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