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EPA Recognizes Indmar Marine Engines for Low-emission Technology - New Engines Can Cut Carbon Monoxide in Half

Release Date: 07/26/2006
Contact Information: John Millett, (202) 564-4355 / millett.john@epa.gov

(7/26/06) In a ceremony today on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Indmar Marine Engines for being the first manufacturer to develop and sell inboard marine engines equipped with innovative catalytic converters like those in cars. These small, spark-ignition engines can cut smog-forming gases by more than two-thirds and carbon monoxide by more than half, and are capable of meeting the tough new emissions standards, which EPA will propose later this year. In addition, EPA, the Coast Guard, and the California Air Resources Board are continuing their work with the marine industry to further develop this type of marine engine.

More information: epa.gov/otaq/marinesi.htm