Boats/Marine

Ethanol has been shown to be a viable alternative to gasoline for use in recrea­tional boat engines, due to better environmental performance as a fuel over gaso­line (Launder 1999). Many marine/boat manufacturers approve the use of ethanol blends of up to 10 %. Study conducted by Dambach et al. (2004) has proven the ability to retrofit an engine with minimal modifications and lose little in the way of performance. The use of alcohol-based fuels in older boats may cause some problems as the older boats may not have alcohol compatible parts, and therefore, certain parts could be degraded with the use of ethanol-blended fuels. Ethanol blends of up to 10 % can also be used in boats and personal watercraft. This could also prove to be a considerable size market USA. Many marine/boat manufactur­ers approve the use of ethanol-blended fuels. However, some boat manufacturers do have cautionary language on the use of alcohol-based fuels in older boats as they may not have alcohol compatible parts, and therefore, certain parts could be degraded with the use of ethanol-blended fuels.

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