Results tagged national+marine+manufacturers+association

EPA Announces the Rule for 2014 is No Rule At All

More than a year after announcing a plan to lower the ethanol mandate for 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency has decided that the policy is so broken, it is easier to give up than announce a final rule.

Stakeholder Press Call Previews EPA Hearing on RFS

On Wednesday, Dec. 4, a diverse group of stakeholders held a press call to discuss the EPA’s proposed reduction to 2014 biofuel blending requirements, as well as their individual policy objectives, as they seek to limit the various negative impacts of the RFS.

The Dangers of E15: What You Need to Know

Gasoline blends containing more than 10 percent ethanol can cause engine damage in boats, cars and smaller engines including chainsaws, lawnmowers, and snowmobiles. As a result, vehicle manufacturers have warned that the use of E15 will void warranties.

Detroit News: Automakers ask Supreme Court to take up ethanol challenge

Major automakers asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to approve a higher blend of ethanol for vehicles from 2001 and newer.

Fuel Fix: Unusual allies fight renewable fuel standard

Humanitarians, environmentalists, farmers’ advocates and refiners on Monday came together to demand changes to a renewable fuel mandate they said is wiping out wetlands and driving food costs higher.

Stakeholders Hold Press Call & Hill Briefings on Negative Impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard

A diverse group of stakeholders held a press call to discuss the negative impacts of the RFS. The group was comprised of food and fuel manufacturers, livestock and dairy producers, boating and small engine groups, environmental and anti-hunger organizations, and budget watchdogs.

Press Release: NMMA Distributes E15 Warning Labels to Manufacturers for use on Boats

There are serious concerns associated with ethanol blends over 10 percent in recreational boat fuel tanks and engines. Anything above E10 can pose serious problems, like stalling, corrosion leading to oil or fuel leaks, increased emissions and damaged valves, rubber fuel lines and gaskets.

Press Release: Six Presented with Environmental Achievement Award at American Boating Congress

The NNMA recognized a group of individuals who have made remarkable contributions to the recreational boating industry over the past year. The Environmental Achievement Awards are given each year to NMMA members who have offered innovative and original advancements in research.

NMMA Evaluates Promising Alternative Biofuel

The boating industry has found that fuel containing more than 10 percent ethanol causes severe damage to boat engines. While marine engines are not currently approved by the EPA for use with E15, misfueling at the pump is a danger for boaters unaware that E15 is not compliant with boat engines.

NMMA Member Testifies Before Congress on E15

On Wednesday, Mr. David Hilbert testified before Congress on behalf of NMMA to address concerns about E15 and marine engines.