EPA approves product for controlling invasive mussels - Trade Only Today

EPA approves product for controlling invasive mussels

Author:
Publish date:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved Marrone Bio Innovations' dry formulation of Zequanox, a biological product for controlling invasive mussels within enclosed systems and infrastructures, the company said.

“Zequanox is the first biopesticide available for controlling invasive zebra and quagga mussels, which are crippling industrial and commercial operations by restricting water flow in heat exchangers, condensers, fire suppression systems, and service and cooling water systems, as well as by damaging other infrastructure and equipment,” Marrone Bio Innovations said in a statement.

With Zequanox, 80 percent efficacy in controlling adult mussels and 90 percent in juveniles was demonstrated in multiple North American trials.

“Zequanox provides an effective and environmentally responsible method of controlling invasive mussels without incurring the risks commonly associated with harsh chemicals or the additional operating costs of mechanical solutions,” MBI director of water technologies Sarahann Rackl said in a statement. “We are pleased the EPA has approved this dry formulation, giving facility operators a new weapon in their fight to control invasive mussels.”

Related

E-nnovation Lab to expand at 2018 Metstrade show

The growing demand for hybrid and electric engines is becoming more apparent within the leisure marine market, prompting Metstrade to introduce the E-nnovation Lab platform for electric propulsion technology.

Aluminum, tow boats lead moderate growth in May

Boat registrations were up 2.1 percent in May in the main powerboat categories, and rose 3.2 percent in all categories, according to preliminary data from Statistical Surveys Inc., a Michigan company that tracks new boat registrations.

Retaliatory tariffs on boats to EU start today

The 25 percent tariff the EU announced Wednesday on U.S.-built boats kicks in today, and a 10 percent tariff on boats sold to Canada will start July 1, prompting boatbuilders to worry they will lose sales to those countries.