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BoatUS conducting ethanol, summertime refueling survey

With the start of the boating season, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) wants to hear from boaters about their experiences with ethanol fuels in an online survey. The short, 13-question survey is an effort to gain an understanding about how ethanol fuels are affecting recreational boating this summer, gauge opinion, and seek out comments related to the ...

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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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NMMA pushes ethanol reform, tackles aluminum sheet tariff

President Donald Trump met Tuesday with U.S. senators representing oil refiners and those representing corn and ethanol producers to discuss options for reforming the Renewable Fuel Standard. NMMA, along with its partners in creating a “Smarter Fuel Future,” released the following statement in response to the meeting, whose interests were not represented: “For the last 10 years, the current Renewable ...

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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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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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Weekly 5: New bill seeks to address ethanol issues

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. New bill seeks to address ethanol issues A bipartisan group of four members of the U.S. House have reintroduced the Renewable Fuel Standard Reform Act. Reps. Bob Goodlatte ...

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Weekly 5: NMMA urges industry to sign Trump ethanol petition

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 urges industry to sign Trump ethanol petition The deadline is Tuesday to sign a Boating United petition to be delivered to President Trump, urging him to take ...

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EPA approves pathway for isobutanol as an advanced biofuel

Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO), announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the pathway for isobutanol produced at Gevo’s Luverne, Minn., plant to be an advanced biofuel under the Renewable Fuel Standard Program. This is the first time that the EPA has approved a pathway for an advanced biofuel that uses starch from feed corn to produce an alcohol. With ...

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