Gulf MARINE Fuel Blended with Isobutanol from Gevo Inc. is Suitable and Safe for Racing Boats and Recreational Marine Engines
Gulf MARINE biofuel with isobutanol is one of the first fuels on the market to comply with biofuel recommendations issued last week by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC).
The new recommendations come after five years of extensive marine industry testing of fuel containing isobutanol, a renewable biofuel alternative provided by Gevo Inc. for recreational boating. Those testing the fuel included the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Argonne National Laboratory, Volvo-Penta, Bombardier Recreational Products, Evinrude, Yamaha, Mercury Marine, Honda, Tohatsu, Indmar and the U.S. Coast Guard.
The testing was undertaken to confirm that recreational boaters could power their engines with gasoline blends that contain isobutanol as a replacement for ethanol, and experience fewer problems and better performance while still meeting government-mandated Renewable Fuel Standards.
Gulf MARINE fuel is made with Gevo-supplied isobutanol at a 12.5% ratio to gasoline. Gulf offers two octane choices: 93 and 100. Gulf also offers a 16.1% blend for racing applications only.
Gulf MARINE delivers on the primary benefits of isobutanol-blended gasoline, which include improved moisture and water resistance, higher energy content, and preventing phase separation in the fuel system and reducing engine corrosion.
Isobutanol is a registered fuel additive with blends of up to 12.5% allowed for on road gasoline. Gulf MARINE fuel is available at participating Gulf retailers and marinas in factory-sealed packages of 5 gallons and 55 gallons.
“Last year, we successfully launched our isobutanol-blended gasoline for recreational boating use, and the endorsement by the NMMA and ABYC will help more boaters know that isobutanol-blended gasoline is a safe and effective biofuel,” said Jess Hewitt, President of HYPERFUELS, the exclusive licensee of Gulf Racing Fuels.”
Pat Gruber, CEO of Gevo, Gulf Racing’s isobutanol supplier, said, “We have been working with Gulf Racing Fuels since 2013 to develop a commercially available gasoline using isobutanol. The endorsement from these boating organizations validates this work and will be a boon for isobutanol-blended fuels worldwide.”
Isobutanol and Going Ethanol Free
Why Gulf Uses Isobutanol:
Some our fuels use an additive called ISOBUTANOL, an advanced biofuel, to replace ethanol. Isobutanol is an EPA Approved oxygenate containing 30% higher BTU than ethanol, while producing power beyond typical ethanol-based gasoline.
ISOBUTANOL is not hygroscopic which means it will not absorb nor accumulate water, nor will the fuels damage or affect gas tanks, gaskets, carburetors or injectors. Our fuels, using ISOBUIANOL, meet all engine makers requirements which means these fuels will not void engine warranties. The National Marine Manufacturers Association has endorsed gasoline containing ISOBUTANOL as being better that using fuels containing ethanol.
Gulf fuels containing ISOBUTANOL are excellent for everyday engines and high performance engines operating is high humidity environments or any environment around water. The fuels can also be used in engines that are used only occasionally as the fuel when static will not absorb water. Racing applications include Hydroplane drag boats, offshore racing boats, high altitude racing and snowmobiles.... Read More
Gulf Racing Fuels is the Official Fuel of Atlantic Championship Series 2015 Season
Gulf Racing Fuels Becomes Official Fuel of Atlantic Championship Series
(Houston, TX) March 23, 2015 – The Atlantic Championship Series today announced that Gulf Racing Fuels will be the official fuel for the 2015 Atlantic Championship Series season. Gulf Racing Fuel MACH 110 octane unleaded race gas will be the specified fuel for all Atlantic race cars during all seven weekends and 14 races of the 2015 season.
“We are very excited about Gulf Racing Fuels becoming our specified fuel for the Atlantic Championship Series,” said Chip Robinson, race director, Formula Race Promotions. “These cars demand a high quality, performance fuel and Gulf delivers exactly what’s required.”
The sponsorship will include a comprehensive package of print advertising, digital presence, on-site visibility, special series awards and Atlantic-themed consumer and retail promotions designed to increase awareness and appreciation of the series. “A racing fuel sponsorship provides a highly valued contribution to the racing series," said Jeff Farmer, Gulf Racing Fuel. “We look forward to seeing excellent performance from the Atlantic engines.”
About the Atlantic Championship Series:
The 2015 Atlantic Championship Series is a 14-round, seven-weekend SCCA Pro Racing sanctioned series for Atlantic cars of all types and ages, owned and operated by Formula Race Promotions. The Series opens at Road Atlanta April 10-12. Along with the F2000 and F1600 Championship Series, the Atlantic Championship visits some of the best race tracks east of the Mississippi and features engines from Toyota, Mazda and Honda, and chassis from Swift and Ralt.