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.
Lloyd’s Register examining ammonia as alternative fuel
IMO has set a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2050.
Boating industry testifies at EPA hearing on year-round E15 sales
Tiara, Mercury Marine, MBIA and NMMA spoke on behalf of the marine industry.
Biofuels emissions are equivalent to 5.8 million additional cars on the road
New study outlines harmful environmental effects of the Renewable Fuel Standard.
“Consumer confusion reigns” with ethanol mislabeling
Less than half of the owners with small engines pay attention to the type of fuel they use.
Trump Administration directs EPA to make E15 available year-round
The NMMA said the “President Trump should abandon this irresponsible proposal.”
VIDEO: Panel on Capitol Hill addresses E15 legislation
The National Marine Manufacturers Association hosted a panel with the Congressional boating and motorcycle caucuses on Thursday to urge Congress to pass the Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act, bipartisan legislation that would clearly label E15 gasoline at the pumps.
VIDEO: NMMA hosts E15 press conference with lawmakers
The National Marine Manufacturers Association hosted a press briefing this week with reps.
Yamaha Marine president faults ethanol law in op-ed column
The Houston Chronicle published an editorial by Yamaha Marine Group president Ben Speciale discussing the drawbacks of ethanol in gasoline.
Bill to allow year-round sales of E15 dies in Senate committee
A bill dubbed the “Consumer and Fuel Retailers Choice Act,” which would have allowed for year-round sales of fuels blended with 15 percent ethanol, died in committee last week — something the recreational marine industry viewed as a win.
Trade group offers fuel-related hangtags to NMMA members
The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute is offering new “Look Before You Pump” hangtags to all National Marine Manufacturers Association members.
ABC 2017: American Petroleum Institute sees chance at ethanol reform
WASHINGTON — The law that requires a rising level of ethanol to be blended into the fuel supply won’t get repealed, but the timing could be right for it to be amended.