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A New Biofuel Approved by the EPA


Biobutanol, a renewable form of fuel produced in a fermentation process much like beer and wine, has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for use in boats.

The eco-friendly alternative to the dangerous E15, which can damage boat engines yet is sold at most retail gas stations, has been studied for years and will bring more renewable energy content than ethanol without compromising its compatibility with current vessels.

“[The biofuel] will provide consumers a safe, efficient and environmentally-friendly E15 alternative that is highly compatible with marine products,” says Thom Dammrich, president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association. “This decision will promote an innovative fuel supply, with direct benefits to American boaters and consumers.”

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