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NMMA, members of Congress host press conference on E15 legislation

Yesterday, NMMA hosted a press briefing with Congressman Austin Scott (R-GA) and Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL) regarding their new legislation, the Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act of 2018 (H.R. 5855). The new bill would enhance current safeguards to better protect consumers from misfueling with E15, which is prohibited for use in boats, lawnmowers, chainsaws, motorcycles, and snowmobiles. E15 and consumer education ...

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NMMA issues biobutanol action call as EPA deadline looms

Last week, the National Marine Manufacturers Association was successful in putting biobutanol—the industry’s solution to E15— on the radar of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. During a high-profile hearing on Thursday, April 26, Georgia’s Rep. Buddy Carter, who recently voiced his concerns about E15 in a different hearing, again brought up the need for boaters to have an alternative to E15. ...

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E15, biobutanol get U.S House hearing review

The U.S. House Energy and Commerce’s Environment Subcommittee held an April 13 hearing entitled “High Octane Fuels and High Efficiency Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities.” The hearing was a way for members of Congress to discuss the concept of having a new national octane standard for gasoline. A new higher octane standard has the potential to increase the amount of ethanol ...

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E15, biobutanol topics of discussion during House hearing

Yesterday the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Environment Subcommittee held a hearing regarding the future of transportation fuels. A number of panelists testified before the Subcommittee, including representatives from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the Fuels Institute. During the hearing, Congressman Buddy Carter (R-GA) used his allotted time to discuss the needs of boaters, the ...

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EPA announces proposed 2018 Renewable Volume Obligations

Less than two weeks ago, marine engine executives from Indmar, Yamaha, Mercury Marine, Torqeedo, Evinrude and Volvo Penta met with Speaker Paul Ryan, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and his senior staff and Chairman John Shimkus. The discussion on Capitol Hill focused on reforming the Renewable Fuel Standard, promoting E15 education for consumers and offering biobutanol as an alternative fuel. Despite ...

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Gevo partners with Musket Corp., brings isobutanol to the West

Isobutanol producer Gevo, Inc. recently signed a contract with Musket Corp. a national fuel distributor and logistics firm that is part of the Love’s Family of Companies, to have Musket Corp. blend Gevo’s isobutanol with gasoline for its marine and off-road customers. Musket Corp. will initially offer this fuel in Arizona, Nevada and Utah. Love’s has a strong presence in ...

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Gevo announces conference call on key operational and financial targets for 2016

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO) announced key initiatives and targets for 2016 following the settlement with Butamax in August. The company will be hosting a webcast today at 10:30 a.m. EST to discuss the details, led by Chief Executive Officer Dr. Patrick Gruber and Chief Financial Officer Mike Willis. "The settlement with Butamax eliminated a significant cost and uncertainty ...

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