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Consumer education remains key fuel-related issue

Industry insiders remain hopeful that the Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act of 2018 will promote much needed public education on the proper use of E15. To combat the U.S. Environmental Agency’s current E15 labeling, the bill directs the agency to involve consumers, through focus group testing, in creating labels and pump safeguards that effectively raise awareness of the prohibited ...

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Anti-fouling alternatives feature new approaches

Copper-based paints come under increased ecological scrutiny For decades recreational boats have used a variety of anti-fouling products to prevent marine growths from adhering to vessel hulls.  In the 1960s, in an age of increasing concern over air and water pollution, it was found that some bottom paints were impacting a wider variety of aquatic organisms than imagined – particularly when ...

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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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EPA announces $1.5 million in new federal funds to tackle invasive species in New York

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $1.5 million to two New York colleges and one state agency to address invasive species in the Great Lakes. These grants are among 31 grants awarded this year through the EPA’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. "Invasive species is a serious problem facing the Great Lakes," said EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck. “These ...

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