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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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American Boating Congress will tackle key industry issues

In 2018, the recreational boating industry is facing major policy decisions that will come to a head this summer and have long-term impacts on boating in the U.S., including getting the Modern Fish Act passed, stopping the year-round sale of E15, and defending the industry from domestic and global tariffs. Attending this year's American Boating Congress will ensure your business, ...

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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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Bill to sell E15 year-round defeated in Senate

A bill that would have allowed for year-round sales of higher blends of ethanol was defeated and won't get a vote in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee this year. This is good news for the industry and follows countless meetings and discussions the National Marine Manufacturers Association has had with with key Senate offices to ensure they knew ...

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NMMA urges EPA to educate consumers about E15 waiver

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently added 38 states and the District of Columbia to a Clean Air Act waiver that allows the sale of 15 percent ethanol gasoline blends, ending the summer restriction on sales of the fuel because of Hurricane Harvey. In response, NMMA sent a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, urging immediate and effective education for ...

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NMMA testifies at EPA hearing, shares members’ concerns about E15

The National Marine Manufacturers Association testified at the 2018 EPA Renewable Volume Obligation hearing. Nicole Vasilaros, NMMA vice president of federal and legal affairs, addressed the concerns the recreational boating industry has with E15 during the Aug. 1 hearing. “The initial 2010 waiver and this RVO proposal, do nothing to guarantee the continued availability of E10, while billions of gallons of ...

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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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