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Boaters advised against E15
Source : biofuels-news.com
While the recently approved E15 blend in conventional petrol will decrease GHGs emitted to the atmosphere, it may increase repair bills for boat owners and those with smaller engines. It is thought that boaters will fill up their boats with E15 at participating stations despite the fact that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not approve the blend for many types of engines. As manager of Margate Boulevard, Northfield-based Proffessional Boat Sales at Village Sea Marina Andy Biddle explains: "The problem is boats can't run anything more that 10% alcohol in those engines." Biddle is now taking action to warn boaters off using E15 and, although the marina does not sell fuel, he is creating fliers to inform those who dock at the marina of the potential damage E15 could cause.
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2 March 2011 |
United States & Canada
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