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Weekly 5: EPA increases ethanol requirements

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 Tuesday on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. EPA increases ethanol requirements More ethanol will be making its way into the nation's fuel after the EPA issued volume obligations for 2014, 2015 and 2016 under the ...

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BoatUS, AMA partnering on ethanol outreach

Ethanol continues to be a big challenge for the boating industry, with engine damage and other issues turning people off of boating. Many consumers still don't understand the steps they need to take to protect against ethanol problems. The Boat Owners Association of The United States is working with the American Motorcyclist Association to get the word out, though. Margaret ...

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Survey: 91% of boaters want ethanol-free gas

As boaters head into the Labor Day weekend and fill up their boat’s gas tank for one last hurrah of the season, a vast majority say they want ethanol-free gas, but only about half surveyed by the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) say it is available to them at marinas and gas stations. The recent informal survey ...

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National Marine Manufacturers Association endorses Gevo’s biobutanol in marine applications

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today endorsed Gevo, Inc.’s (Nasdaq:GEVO) use of its renewable biobutanol (also known as isobutanol) by the marine industry as an effective, less damaging, more suitable biofuel alternative than ethanol for powering various types of marine and recreational boat engines. Engine manufacturers from across the recreational boating industry have identified biobutanol as ...

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NMMA opposes recently announced RFS mandates

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today the EPA released the proposed annual Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) mandates covering 2014, 2015 and 2016 just ahead of the court-ordered June 1 deadline. The corn ethanol volumes within the proposal call for 13.25 billion gallons in 2014, 13.4 billion gallons 2015 and 14 billion gallons in 2016. The proposal is required to be finalized by ...

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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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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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