GPP Licensing Program

Gasoline Protection Program™ (GPP) -  A New Standard


In response to marketplace demands and evolving marine engine technology, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), in collaboration with its engine manufacturer members, established the Gasoline Protection Program™ (GPP).  The GPP has been implemented in order to assist boaters and manufacturers in identifying fuel additive products which have been formulated to withstand the rigors of use in marine environments.

The NMMA recognized the need for this industry quality standard for gasoline additives.  With so many additive products available and a myriad of product claims, the purchasing decision has become increasingly difficult for boat owners. The GPP specification is intended to support the industry in helping provide long term durability and overall consumer satisfaction with marine engines.

Want more information about the NMMA Gasoline Protection Program™ (GPP)? Download the brochure.

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How We Do It

The products in the program are tested to show that they provide improved oxidation/deposit control and water uptake prevention. They are also tested to show that they do not cause corrosion and do not contain harmful metals. Improvement of these characteristics may result in significant reduction in engine component wear.

The Center for Quality Assurance (CQA) not only administers the program on behalf of the NMMA but monitors quality standards through each step in the fluid's progress from licensing to commercialization.  CQA has over 15 years of expertise in managing fluid licensing and quality control programs.