Tag Archives: ethanol

Make sure your customers are fueling smart this season

As the summer boating season officially begins, we need to do everything we can to make sure customers are having the most safe and enjoyable time on the water possible. They can’t do this if they have to spend their season in the service department. It is imperative that boat businesses do everything they can to educate customers on what ...

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Weekly 5: House bill aims to limit ethanol

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. House bill aims to limit ethanol Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, has introduced HR 5180, the Food and Fuel Consumer Protection Act of 2016, which would require the EPA ...

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EPA proposes increase in renewable fuels for 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed increasing renewable fuel volume requirements for 2017. The move was quickly greeted with dismay from the National Marine Manufacturers Association, which has long opposed higher levels of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply, due to concerns about damage to engines and other boat components. "The proposal increases the need for higher blends of ...

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Ethanol and marine engines: Setting the record straight

Editor's note: The author submitted this post in response to a recent article on the results of a Boating Industry reader survey, "Survey: Ethanol repair issues growing." All opinions are those of the author. The article has not been edited, except where indicated with "Editor's note." Misinformation and scare tactics about ethanol have once again been ratcheted up in the ...

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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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Survey: Regulations still big worry for industry

Ethanol, RFS top list of concerns From tax policy to environmental regulations to the Renewable Fuel Standard, the government is making it more difficult to do business in the boating industry, say a majority of Boating Industry readers. That’s according to the latest Boating Industry reader survey of dealers, manufacturers, suppliers and others in the industry. We asked the readers of ...

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Study: Consumer knowledge of ethanol blends lacking

Awareness and knowledge of how to use high ethanol fuel blends remains relatively unchanged among consumers over the last few years, according to a recent national poll conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI). According to poll results, price continues to drive decisions at the pump and consumers do not pay much attention ...

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Survey: Ethanol, other policy issues big concerns for boating

From tax policy to environmental regulations to the Renewable Fuel Standard, the government is making it more difficult to do business in the boating industry, say a majority of Boating Industry readers. That’s according to the latest Boating Industry reader survey of dealers, manufacturers, suppliers and others in the industry. We asked the readers of our print and digital products ...

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Showing up on ethanol’s radar

I've had some fun this month watching and reading the reaction to a column I wrote last month after the Iowa caucuses. In it I wrote that maybe Ted Cruz's victory showed that ethanol wasn't going to be the deciding factor it had been in the past for the nation's first caucuses. It was one of literally dozens of articles ...

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