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Ethanol still a significant challenge, survey says

Growing number of readers report ethanol-related problems Despite efforts to educate boaters about concerns over ethanol in general and E15 in particular, those in the industry are seeing a growing number of problems caused by the fuel. That’s according to the latest Boating Industry reader survey. We surveyed our readers via email in May to find out more about their ...

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Weekly 5: NMMA urges Congress to act on E15

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. NMMA sends letter to Congress on E15 The National Marine Manufacturers Association and a coalition of small engine manufacturers and consumer have sent a letter to Congress calling ...

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45 House members sign ethanol letter to EPA

In an effort spearheaded by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, 45 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy asking what the agency is doing to protect consumers from misfueling with E15 and higher blends of ethanol. The bipartisan letter requests information on the agency’s consumer outreach efforts to date, and on ...

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Survey: Ethanol repair issues growing

Ethanol continues to be a major cause of engine damage and other repair issues, prompting concerns about the growing use of E15. That’s according to the latest survey of Boating Industry readers. We surveyed readers of our print and digital products about ethanol and other service department challenges in April and May. Respondents were a mix of personnel from dealerships, ...

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Feinstein, Toomey propose bill to repeal ethanol mandate

A bipartisan duo of U.S. senators have introduced a bill to eliminate the corn ethanol mandate in the Renewable Fuel Standard. The Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015 was introduced Thursday by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., is also a co-sponsor. The bill is similar to one introduced at the end ...

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House bill aims at reforming Renewable Fuel Standard, ethanol rules

A bipartisan group of lawmakers are making another attempt to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., introduced the RFS Reform Act of 2015 today. The bill would eliminate requirements for corn-based ethanol blending and cap blending levels for other biofuels. It is a modified version of a bill Goodlatte introduced in the previous Congress. Several industry associations ...

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Senators introduce bill to eliminate corn ethanol mandate

In a clear victory for the marine industry — and many others impacted by the existing federal corn ethanol mandate — a group of 10 U.S. Senators introduced a bipartisan bill that would eliminate the federal government's rule that requires the corn-based fuel be included in the country's gasoline blend. Originally intended as a means to boost the agricultural sector ...

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EPA Proposes 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards

In what will be viewed as a significant yet temporary victory for the agricultural, petroleum, marine and powersports industries, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it would cut the amount of ethanol that is federally required to be blended in American gasoline and diesel as required by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Many industry and ...

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No confusion in industry’s response to E15 ruling

The National Marine Manufacturers Association distributed a release yesterday in response to a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to grant limited approval for the sale of gasoline containing up to 15 percent ethanol for model year 2007 and newer motor vehicles.  NMMA said the decision specifically excludes marine engines and other non-road engines such as snowmobiles, lawn and garden ...

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E12: Ethanol’s back-up plan

With the Environmental Protection Agency soon to decide whether to grant a waiver that would allow fuel containing ethanol blends of up to 15 percent to be used in newer road vehicles, at least one company with a strong interest in the decision has a back-up plan in case the ruling doesn’t go its way. In doing some reading on ...

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