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Addressing Biomass Energy ‘Alternative Facts’
April 5, 2017 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

by William Strauss (FutureMetrics/Biomass Magazine)  …  The recently released paper by the Chatham House is a study that contains many inaccurate statements about the use of wood for energy. Those statements are presented as facts, or …

Youngstown Steam Plant Is World’s First to Use Wood Fuel in New Way
March 7, 2017 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

by Stan Boney (WKBN) Youngstown Thermal is now burning a more environmentally-friendly fuel  —  Youngstown Thermal supplies the steam used to heat most of the buildings in downtown Youngstown.

Recently, the company made a million dollar investment, now …

Gov. Hogan Visits Local Poultry Farm Turning Manure into Energy
February 23, 2017 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

by Dani Bozzini (WMDT)  The governor of Maryland toured the Eastern Shore today and one of his stops was to a farm in Dorchester County with a ground breaking new program, converting animal waste into …

Biotech Firm to Produce Renewable Fuel in New Office Space
February 18, 2017 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

by Emily Witty (MD Biz News)  … (Ryan) Powell and his business partner Onur Unal are the founders of Manta Biofuel, a Baltimore-based biotechnology firm producing renewable crude oil through the harvesting and processing of algae. …

Biodiesel Industry Honors Year of Achievements, Industry Growth
January 18, 2017 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)   Clean air champions, policy drivers, fleet influencers highlighted with industry awards  —  The biodiesel industry saw record market growth in 2016 and this year’s National Biodiesel Board industry awards highlight champions …

Hero BX Offers Branded Bioheat Distributor Program
January 16, 2017 – 11:27 am | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Erie, Pennsylvania-based biodiesel producer Hero BX announced a new business enterprise Jan. 12, the Hero BX-branded Bioheat program. Bioheat is a blend of biodiesel and heating oil in varying concentrations. …

New Laws That Take Effect January 2017: Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit
January 3, 2017 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

(New York State Senate)  Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit: The 2016-17 budget extended the Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit from Jan. 1, 2017 until Jan. 1, 2020. It also requires that beginning in 2017, to …

Renewable Fuels for all Transport Modes: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Byogy Renewables
December 1, 2016 – 10:22 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Byogy has developed a catalytic platform that converts any source of ethanol, butanol, mixed alcohols, or related olefins, into full replacement, and cost competitive biofuels including gasoline, diesel and jet …

AEBIOM’s 2016 Statistical Report Shows 13% of Bioenergy Consumed Came from Biofuels
November 6, 2016 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, the European Biomass Association AEBIOM’s 2016 statistical report showed that the European Union’s 28 member states consumed 14.14 kilo tons of oil equivalent of biofuels in 2014, accounting …

Massachusetts Heating Oil Delivery Firm Offers B5 UltraClean
November 2, 2016 – 10:29 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  South Hadley, Massachusetts-based heating oil and propane delivery company Fuel Services Inc. has begun to offer what it calls B5 UltraClean, a blend of ultra-low sulfur heating oil, 5 percent …

NYC Mayor de Blasio signs Biodiesel Heating Oil Bill into Law
October 21, 2016 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a major piece of legislation Oct. 18 that will significantly increase the volume of biodiesel in heating oil sold in within the …

KSC Is First College in the U.S. to Heat with Purified Waste Vegetable Oil
October 5, 2016 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

(Keene State College)  Keene State College announces that it is the first, and currently only, college or university in the United States to heat a college campus with 100 percent purified waste vegetable oil. The …

EPA Proposes Major Updates to RFS Regulations
October 4, 2016 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  … Within the proposed rule, the EPA explains that the RFS registration, reporting, recordkeeping and product transfer document (PTD) requirements were designed with the general expectation that renewable biomass would be …

The Huge Unexploited Potential of Generating Biofuels from a Food Processing Residue, Palm Kernel Oil (PKO), with Ghana in Perspective
July 20, 2016 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

By Theophilus Kumah* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Energy is a great determinant in ensuring the growth of the economy of every country. Ghana, as a country, has faced some instability in the supply of energy for …

New Liquid Fuel Research & Training Center Opened
June 9, 2016 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

(National Oilheat Research Alliance)  The National Oilheat Research Alliance and two Oilheating associations recently celebrated the opening of a new research and training facility designed specifically for Oilheating fuels and renewabls, such as and Bioheat® …

Constantinides Calls For More Sustainable Heating
June 2, 2016 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

(Queens Gazette)  City Council Member Costa Constantinides, joined by environmental groups and others, rallied in support of his bill INT. 642 on May 25. The legislation would ensure more sustainable energy consumption by increasing the …

Where Did Biofuels Technologies Come from?
June 2, 2016 – 10:05 am | No Comment

by Gerald Kutney  (Lee Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … From the time of the caveman until the early Industrial Revolution, biofuels – namely wood and the advanced biofuel of the day, charcoal – reigned supreme.  Both fossil fuels and …

Biodiesel Popularity and Use Continues to Grow
February 24, 2016 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

By Andrea Johnson (Minnesota Farm Guide)  … “We’re very proud of what biodiesel has become in Minnesota, and the importance that it is having across the nation to provide safe and clean fuels for millions of …

Biodiesel Taking a Bite out of Emissions in the Big Apple
February 10, 2016 – 5:13 pm | No Comment

by Tom Slunecka (Biodiesel Magazine/Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council) … For those of us old enough to remember the 1970s (I thought I’d never be old enough to write that), America’s cities often fought a losing, …

Bringing #Biodiesel to the Northeast
January 29, 2016 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Paul Nazzaro is no stranger to the biodiesel industry and has been a huge champion for the advanced biofuel in the Northeast for nearly two decades. During the 2016 National Biodiesel …

Biodiesel Industry Honors Climate Champions, Career Long-Achievements
January 27, 2016 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Climate benefits, reducing emissions common vein throughout industry awards  —  Biodiesel has many benefits, but its ability to reduce emissions was a main theme of this year’s National Biodiesel Board industry awards. …

NYC Council Member Sold on Biodiesel Benefits
January 18, 2016 – 11:32 am | No Comment

by by Tom Steever (Brownfield Ag News)  New York City officials are looking for ways to increase the required blend of biodiesel in fuel.  New York City Council Member Costa Constantanides tells Brownfield Ag News that …

First Community-Owned MA Biodiesel Plant to Open Early 2016
December 14, 2015 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

(Public News Service)  Sometime next month a new plant in Greenfield should start cranking out clean biodiesel fuel that is manufactured from recycled cooking oil.

Co-op Power CEO Lynn Benander says the plant will take cooking …

USDA Provides Loan Guarantee Conditional Commitment to Build Georgia Biofuel Plant
December 11, 2015 – 10:24 am | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a conditional commitment for a $70 million loan guarantee to help build a cellulosic biorefinery in central Georgia. USDA is providing the loan guarantee conditional …

Renewable Drop-iIn Fuels at Scale, Construction in 2016: The Digest’s 8-Slide Guide to Ensyn
November 9, 2015 – 4:18 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Ensyn uses its patented and proprietary RTP fast thermal technology to convert wood residues and other non-food, cellulosic biomass to liquid biofuels. Ensyn has had continuous commercial operations for more than …

Council Members, Oil Lobby Square off in Tense Hearing on Biofuel Bills
October 28, 2015 – 11:05 am | No Comment

by David Giambusso (Politico New York)  Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration tacitly endorsed two bills to increase the use of biofuel citywide, but a Monday hearing on them grew heated nonetheless when oil lobby representatives …

Advanced Biofuels Producers Oppose Grassley Tax Credit Change: Amendment Could Hurt Consumers
October 23, 2015 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuels Association)  During the Senate Finance Committee’s July markup, Senator Charles Grassley offered an amendment, co-sponsored by Senator Maria Cantwell, which would extend the biodiesel and renewable diesel tax credit for two years. However, …

AGQM Develops No-Harm Test for Biodiesel Heating Oil Stabilizers
October 7, 2015 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Due to increasing demand for biodiesel-blended heating oil, the German biodiesel quality management association AGQM announced it will offer for the first time a test to assess oxidation stabilizers for …

The Key to Water Security Could Be Lurking in a New Mexico Sewage Farm
September 24, 2015 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Mark Harris (The Guardian)  In Las Cruces, New Mexico, a pilot project is using heat-loving algae to clean wastewater and generate energy  … “Galdieria sulphuraria is one of the most interesting microorganisms on the planet,” …

Ensyn Receives Key Regulatory Approval for its Renewable Diesel
August 28, 2015 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

(Ensyn/Advanced Biofuels Association)  Dr. Robert Graham, CEO and Chairman of Ensyn Corporation (Ensyn), is pleased to announce that Ensyn has been granted a key regulatory approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its …

Home Heating Oil Industry Using Biodiesel to Revive and Reinvent Itself
August 24, 2015 – 11:37 am | No Comment

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  The heating oil market is well established along the East Coast with approximately 6.2 million homes relying on it during the winter. But progressive states in that region are …

Minnesota Biodiesel Demand Getting Warmer
August 20, 2015 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  Representatives of the East Coast home heating fuel market are begging for biodiesel produced in Minnesota.

The state Soybean Growers Association and Research and Promotion Council are hosting a group from …

Cellulosic Ethanol Performance Tests Successful
August 20, 2015 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

by PJ Griekspoor  (Agri-View)  St. Joseph, Mo., pilot plant completes tests of making cellulosic ethanol that also yields value-added co-products — The prospects for profitable cellulosic ethanol just got a little brighter with the completion of two …

Energy Bill iIncludes Language Benefiting Bioenergy, Algae
August 4, 2015 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On July 22, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources introduced a bipartisan energy bill, titled the “Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015.”  …  A summary of the bill …

The Pyromaniax, Class of 2015: The Top 10 Pyrolysis Projects in Renewable Fuels
August 4, 2015 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s been around for a generation or so — fast pyrolysis, that is. Though in the original low-tech incarnation — known as “cooking fire” — pyrolysis has been around since …

Biodiesel Used as Home Heating Fuel
July 29, 2015 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association is developing a marketplace for biodiesel as a home heating fuel. CEO Tom Slunecka says while many homes in the U.S. are heated by natural …

Hospital Honored for Biofuel Initiative
July 7, 2015 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

(New Hampshire Business Review)  Memorial Hospital in North Conway has been named the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Sustainable Business of the Year, in recognition of its switch to a new form of renewable …

Ensyn and Youngstown Thermal Sign RFO™ Biofuel Supply Agreement
June 30, 2015 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

(Ensyn)  Ensyn Fuels Inc. (“Ensyn Fuels”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ensyn Corporation (“Ensyn”), has signed a contract with Youngstown Thermal LLC (“Youngstown Thermal”) for the supply of RFO™, Ensyn’s advanced cellulosic biofuel. Ensyn Fuels is …

Baltpool: Biofuel Will Be 30% Cheaper in 2015-2016 Heating Season
June 30, 2015 – 3:45 pm | No Comment

(The Baltic Course)  According to the energy resources exchange Baltpool, the price of biofuel for the upcoming heating season 2015-2016 when a long-term biofuel supply contract is signed is by one-third smaller now, compared to …

Biodiesel and Bioheat Forum — August 19, 2015 — Mankato, MN
June 18, 2015 – 6:04 pm | No Comment
Biodiesel and Bioheat Forum — August 19, 2015 — Mankato, MN

August tends to be a hot month in Minnesota, but that won’t stop the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) from adding fuel to the Bioheat® fire. MSR&PC will host a delegation of East Coast …

NORA Releases “Biodiesel in Home Heating” Report
June 3, 2015 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

(National Oil Heat Research Alliance)  Pursuant to Public Law 113-79 (the Agricultural Act of 2014), Congress required NORA to prepare a report on the utilization rate and analysis of the use of biofuels in Oilheating …

ASTM Releases Specifications for B20 Use in Heating Oil
March 26, 2015 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Landmark move expected to accelerate America’s transformation to 21st Century Bioheat® fuel.  The door has opened for building-and-homeowners who want to use higher blends of cleaner burning biodiesel in their heating oil.

ASTM …

Bill Would Mandate More Biofuel in Home Heating Oil
February 11, 2015 – 12:48 pm | No Comment

by Erin Durkin (New York Daily News)  A new City Council bill would require heating oil used in city buildings to contain at least 5% cleaner biofuel by next year.  And the mandate would jump …

Biodiesel Industry Honors Champions, Career Long-Achievements
February 6, 2015 – 11:30 am | No Comment

(The National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  … NBB recognizes the 2015 “Eye on Biodiesel” award winners this week. The honorees are:

Innovation

Tom Butcher, Brookhaven National Laboratory. Brookhaven National Laboratory is one of the premier U.S. DOE national laboratories and …

Biodiesel 2015: The Top 14 Trends for the New Year
January 21, 2015 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  New technologies, new markets, new research and most of the same policy challenges, as we look at the 14 top trends for 2015. …

1. Falling oil prices – what’s the …

Continual Improvements to Continuous Flow Production
December 31, 2014 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

by Ming Chai and Gus Kellogg (Greenleaf Biofuels/Biodiesel Magazine)   As most biodiesel start-ups will find, the relatively simple academic theory of converting triglycerides into alkyl esters is not so simple in the real world. Add …

4 Minutes with…Thomas Leue, President, Homestead Engineering
December 11, 2014 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Homestead Engineering has been a biodiesel producer and for the past 14 years has sold Yellow Brand Biodiesel, always B-100, retail throughout Western Massachusetts, both packaged and bulk deliveries. For …

Elsevier Science Publishes “Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuels” by Anju Dahiya (Editor)
December 4, 2014 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

(Elsevier)  Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuels examines all current and emerging feedstocks and the advanced processes and technologies enabling the development of their end products, ranging from solid (wood energy, grass energy, and other biomass) to …

Top 10 Ways to Show Gratitude to Biodiesel Supporters on Thanksgiving
November 25, 2014 – 10:53 am | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  This holiday season, we’re giving thanks to the thousands of businesses that choose biodiesel, a sustainable, green form of American energy. Here are the top 10 ways to show your gratitude to …

Global Biodiesel Additive Research Roundup
November 19, 2014 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A recent report issued by Grand View Research indicates the global market for specialty fuel additives is expected to reach $8.5 billion by 2020. Clearly there is money to be …

Biofuels Remain an Important and Growing Sector for Developing Countries, New UNCTAD Report Says
November 5, 2014 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

(United Nations Conference on Trade and Development)  The report entitled: “The State of the Biofuels Market: Regulatory, Trade and Development Perspectives” offers a comprehensive snapshot of today’s biofuels market and how it contributes to enhancing …

REG Expands Biodiesel Offerings in Northeast, Midwest
November 5, 2014 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Energy Group Inc./Biodiesel Magazine)  Renewable Energy Group Inc. is expanding its division that sells heating oil and petroleum diesel along with biodiesel blends by offering additional biofuel blends in New York, Minnesota and Iowa, …

A Sustainable, Affordable Diesel Oxygenate
November 4, 2014 – 7:02 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A bolt-on technology for ethanol plants, costing less than $2 per installed gallon, producing a cellulosic biofuel additive that oxygenates diesel fuel at competitive prices?  It’s early stage, but what’s …

Research Shows up to 20% Biodiesel OK for Home Heating
October 14, 2014 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

(National Oilheat Research Alliance)  Research conducted by the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) on blending ASTM D6751 biodiesel with both standard and low sulfur heating oil confirms that blends up to 20 percent biodiesel can …

USDA Funds Bio-Energy Research in Central CT
August 13, 2014 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

(Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. )  Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), a non-profit economic development organization based in East Hartford, Conn., was awarded a Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) to work on …

Producers Share Revolutionary Efforts at Corn Ethanol Plants
August 7, 2014 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Many ethanol advocates attending and speaking at the 2014 American Coalition for Ethanol conference are not strangers to the ethanol industry. Even though they have been with the industry …

Bioheat Takes Center Stage at Atlantic Region Energy Expo
May 7, 2014 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  This week biodiesel and Bioheat experts took the spotlight at the Atlantic Region Energy Expo. As the name plate sponsor Bioheat was prominently featured throughout what is widely considered the most significant …

Fortum, UPM, Valmet Partner to Produce Advanced Biofuels
March 18, 2014 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

(Valmet Corp./Biomass Magazine)  Fortum, UPM and Valmet have joined forces to develop a new, winning technology to produce advanced high value lignocellulosic fuels, such as transportation fuels or higher value bio-liquids. The idea is to …

Ensyn and Memorial Hospital Sign RFO™ Biofuel Supply Agreement
March 7, 2014 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

(Ensyn Fuels/MarketWired)  Ensyn Fuels, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ensyn Corporation (“Ensyn”), has signed a contract with Memorial Hospital of North Conway, New Hampshire (“Memorial”) for the supply of RFO™, Ensyn’s advanced cellulosic biofuel. Ensyn’s RFO, …

State, Nat’l Soy Boards Tour NYC Depts. Using Biodiesel, Bioheat
January 2, 2014 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

(Nebraska Soybean Association/Biodiesel Magazine)  As you can imagine, a lot goes into powering the city that never sleeps. Whether it’s helping to fuel America’s largest city fleet, clearing snow off the runway at JFK in …

Boston Parks and Recreation Department Partners with Bioheat
November 21, 2013 – 5:31 pm | No Comment

(CBS EcoMedia/Biodiesel Magazine)

The City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department celebrated the installation of new oil tanks in the Franklin Park Maintenance building with a special ribbon-cutting celebration. The oil tank replacement was made possible …

Riley, McKeon & Giblin Bill to Promote Use of Bio-Based Heating Oil Released by Assembly Panel
November 21, 2013 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

(AssemblyDems.com)  Legislation Assembly Democrats Celeste Riley, John McKeon and Thomas Giblin sponsored to promote more use of bio-based heating oil was released Monday by an Assembly panel.

The Bio-based Heating Oil Act (A-3161) requires that all …

Tri-State Biodiesel’s Triple Play: Fashion, Tribute, Heating
October 30, 2013 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  … Dehran Duckworth, a managing partner at Tri-State Biodiesel, said this was the first year Tri-State Biodiesel won the contract to supply the Aggreko plc generators and temperature control equipment for …

Agricultural Alchemy: Manure + Brewery Waste Could Yield Biofuel
October 2, 2013 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by John Herrick (VTDigger.org)  Waste from dairy farms and beer breweries could provide the necessary ingredients to grow algae-based biofuels, leaders of a project designed to research this technology said on Tuesday.

Matt Cota, executive director …

EPA Expands Heating Oil Definition to Allow RINs
September 26, 2013 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expanding the definition of heating oil as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. This means that renewable heating oil, such as bioheat, a …

Rhode Island Passes Statewide Bioheat Requirement
July 23, 2013 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  State’s oil heat to contain 2 percent biodiesel by 2014

The governor of Rhode Island signed landmark legislation recently that will ensure all of the state’s heating oil becomes Bioheat® by 2014.  Starting July 1, …

Bioheat’s ‘Proud 2B2’ Campaign Awards $30,000 to NYC Charities
April 10, 2013 – 8:27 pm | No Comment

(The National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  Continuing its trend of warming up New York, the National Biodiesel Board announced the winners of its New York City Proud 2B2 Renewable Warmup campaign. To celebrate New York City’s adoption …

Maine Company Making Biofuel from Spent Grease
April 5, 2013 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

(WCSH6.com)  With a few added chemicals and some serious filtration, Maine Standard Biofuels takes leftover cooking oil from restaurants and creates heating oil for home and biodiesel for cars and trucks.

“It can be used in …

EPA Issues Final Rule for Additional Qualifying Renewable Fuel Pathways under the RFS Program
February 25, 2013 – 7:55 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to identify additional fuel pathways that the Agency has determined meet the lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction requirements for biomass-based diesel, …

WVO Brings DC Biofuels, Tri-State Biodiesel Subsidiary Together
February 2, 2013 – 6:29 pm | No Comment

(DC Biofuels LLC/Biodiesel Magazine)  Two East Coast biodiesel development companies this week announced a strategic partnership agreement to provide the Washington, D.C., metro area with clean-burning biodiesel fuel made from locally collected waste vegetable oil …

NYC Proud 2B2 Renewable Warmup
January 16, 2013 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

(BioHeat)  NYC Gets Greener with Bioheat® Fuel to Advance Sustainability

Bioheat says “Thanks” by awarding $30,000 to Charities that also “warm” NYC

In December 2012, New York City launched its mandate for traditional home heating oil to …

REG Expands Biodiesel Positions to 4 New York City Area Terminals
January 2, 2013 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Renewable Energy Group Inc. has expanded its terminal locations to serve the largest population center in the U.S., the New York City metropolitan area, with REG-9000-branded biodiesel and Bioheat.  READ …

New Television Campaign Shows the ‘Cool’ Side of Bioheat
December 19, 2012 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  Heating oil consumers in the Northeast are learning how making a small change will support American jobs, domestic energy security and cleaner air. It’s thanks to three television commercials airing to promote …

Deputy Assistant Secretary Of The Navy For Energy Visits Military’s Biodiesel-Fueled Steam Plant
November 29, 2012 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

(America’s Navy)  Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy) Tom Hicks toured a steam plant at St. Julien’s Creek Annex in Portsmouth now running on B20, a 20 percent biodiesel, 80 percent number two fuel …

NYC Biodiesel-Blended Heating Oil Requirement Starts Oct. 1
October 26, 2012 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  As New York City residents prepare for another winter, they can take comfort in knowing their oilheat is among the cleanest in the nation.  Starting Oct. 1, every gallon of oilheat …

Local Energy Company Makes It Easy for Customers to Reduce Their Carbon Footprint
October 24, 2012 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

(Bourne’s Energy)  Bourne’s Energy announces the grand opening of their local biofuel blending facility that produces cleaner and greener fuel for vehicles and home heating.

Bourne’s Energy is thrilled to announce a new milestone in Vermont’s green energy history …

US EPA Direct Final, Proposed Rules Amend Heating Oil Definition
September 26, 2012 – 8:03 pm | No Comment

by Ashley Player (Biodiesel Magazine)  You may or may not have noticed that the U.S. EPA released a direct final rule and proposed rule on Sept.17 modifying the definition of heating oil in the renewable …

New Partnership Forged as NYC Prepares for Oct. 1 Bioheat Mandate
September 19, 2012 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Bioheat veteran Michael Devine and his company Earth Energy Alliance Inc. struck an agreement with Amerigreen Energy to help New York metropolitan fuel dealers thrive as New York City’s biodiesel-blended …

EPA OK’s 30% Increase in US Biomass-Based Diesel Mandate as Domestic Production Capacity Expands
September 19, 2012 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What will bigger targets mean for producers, livestock, obligated refiners, and the diesel-using public?

In Washington, the EPA issued its final rule for 2013 establishing 1.28 billion gallons as next year’s …

The Lowdown on Making Jet Fuel and Diesel from Biomass
August 31, 2012 – 10:21 am | No Comment

by Robert Rapier (Biofuels Digest/Consumer Energy Report)  Distillates are petroleum products that includes diesel, jet fuel, and fuel oil. Renewable distillates may be categorized as substitutes or drop-in replacements. The most common distillate substitute is …

Genuine Bio-Fuel to Open Biodiesel Refinery in Lincoln Park, NJ
August 15, 2012 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

(Genuine Bio-Fuel/Biodiesel Magazine)  Genuine Bio-Fuel Inc., headquartered in Indiantown, Fla., expands its operations to Lincoln Park, N.J., with the build-out of a state-of-the-art biodiesel refinery at the Lincoln Park Airport, while creating15 to 30 new …

New S50 Biofuel from Glycerol, Vegetable Oils, Animal fats or Used Cooking Oil
July 25, 2012 – 11:04 am | No Comment

(Innoget.com) IUCT has developed a technology to produce different biofuels in biodiesel plants and oleochemical production facilities. Our technology is very flexible because the starting raw materials may be glycerol, vegetable oils, animal fats or …

Dealer Uses Truck to Wave Bioheat Flag
July 4, 2012 – 5:05 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesicFuel.com)  A Massachusetts Bioheat dealer believes there’s no better way to show patriotism this 4th of July than parading his newly wrapped truck proclaiming the goodness of the green heating fuel. Cleghorn …

UOP Now Producing Economic Bio Oil at 7 Locations
June 6, 2012 – 6:51 pm | No Comment

by Bob Brooks (Automotive Industries)  $45/bbl RTP bio oil from biomass, developed by Montreal based Ensyn Corporation, is now in production at 7 UOP locations(one in Canada). As affiliates of Ensyn, UOP and Chevron will …

20 New England Oilheat Dealers Pledge to Switch to Bioheat
March 29, 2012 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  …Twenty new oilheat dealers officially registered as Bioheat dealers at the New England Bioheat Symposium on March 22 in Boston, which will give homeowners and other traditional oilheat users more access …

Motiva to Convert Storage to ULSD Heating Oil and Biodiesel at Sewaren Terminal
March 13, 2012 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

(Motiva Enterprises LLC/PR NewsWire)  Motiva Enterprises LLC (Motiva) today announced plans to convert all of its High Sulfur Diesel Heating Oil (2000 ppm) storage to Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) (15 ppm) at Motiva’s Sewaren …

Scholastic Beginnings: Bob Cerio Blazed the Biodiesel-Blended Heating Oil Trail—This Is His Story
March 2, 2012 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

by Luke Geiver ( Biodiesel Magazine)  Until 2001, the electrode tip or the fuel nozzle in an oilheat burner didn’t mean much to the biodiesel industry. But after an energy resource manager for the Warwick, …

Oilheat’s War of Attrition: Can Oilheat Compete with Natural Gas in the Northeast?
January 23, 2012 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine) … Northeasterners will be cozying up to heat that primarily comes in one of two forms—heating oil or natural gas—and the competition behind the scenes between the companies supplying those …

Soybean Checkoff to Partner with Nine Clean Cities Coalitions
January 19, 2012 – 1:30 pm | No Comment

(Jackson County Times-Journal)  The United Soybean Board (USB) and soybean checkoff have announced the participants in the 2012 biodiesel and Bioheat® communications program, which helps cities across the United States spread the word about the …

Brewing up Power: Beer Maker Finalizes Biofuels Project
January 13, 2012 – 9:40 am | No Comment

by Jonathan Grass (Alaska Journal of Commerce)

Alaskan Brewing Co. has entered the final stage of a 16-year process in setting a precedent in renewable energy. The Juneau-based brewery has a new boiler to make its …

US EPA Publishes Direct Final Rule for Camelina RFS2 Pathway
January 9, 2012 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  On Jan. 5, the U.S. EPA issued a direct final rule regarding RFS2 pathways for four new biofuel feedstocks, including camelina oil, energy cane, giant reed and napiergrass. While the …

Government of Canada Invests in Clean Energy in Alberta
December 23, 2011 – 10:20 am | No Comment

(Natural Resources Canada)  Canada strengthened its position as a clean energy superpower today with a Government of Canada investment that will support the production of biodiesel, sustain job creation and help stimulate the economy. Jim …

Venture Capitalist Marianne Wu On Why Now Is The Right Time For Biofuels
November 21, 2011 – 11:55 am | No Comment

by Rachel Z. Arndt (Fast Company)  “It’s a really exciting time in biofuels and biochemicals,” VC Marianne Wu says. “We’re looking at massive markets, increased demand, and significant advances in biology and chemistry. A lot …

Cassandra Lin, Rhode Island Student, Applauded For Recycled Biodiesel Project
October 19, 2011 – 6:55 am | No Comment

by Pete Danko (Earth Techling/Huffington Post)   …The child this time is 13-year-old Cassandra Lin, who two years ago came up with the idea of collecting used cooking oil in the Westerly, R.I., area where she …

UK Study Suggests Biodiesel Will Be Critical to Oilheat Market
October 13, 2011 – 4:17 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  The use of renewable alternatives to petroleum-based heating oil in the U.K., such as fatty acid methyl esters, has the potential to significantly reduce fuel costs and carbon emission profiles, …

Jobe, Huber Kick off Northeast Bioheat Workshop
October 13, 2011 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  The biodiesel and oilheat industries have a long-standing history working alongside each other respectively serving the home heating needs of their customers, particularly in the Northeast, and delivering clean-burning Bioheat …

Philadelphia-Based Co-op Launches Bioheat Initiative
October 5, 2011 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  The Energy Cooperative, a Philadelphia-based member-owned nonprofit, has launched an initiative to encourage the use of Bioheat. To kick off the Clean Heat initiative, The Energy Co-op is holding a …

Building Out for Bioheat
September 26, 2011 – 11:01 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  The market for biodiesel-blended heating oil is growing swiftly as oilheat dealers look for ways to green their offerings and supply a product that offers comparable economic benefits to natural …

Metro Opens Long Island Biodiesel Blending, Distribution Terminal
September 7, 2011 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  The delivery of Bioheat and biodiesel will be moving smoother in the Northeast now that Brooklyn-based Metro Terminals Corp. completed construction of a new Bioheat and biodiesel blending and distribution …

Power Shifts
July 25, 2011 – 10:06 am | No Comment

by Erin Ailworth (The Boston Globe)  …“One of the big challenges with the federal budget is whether ARPA-E is going to be funded,’’ said Peter Rothstein, president of New England Clean Energy Council, a trade group …

Southold Free Library Makes Successful Switch to Biofuels
June 8, 2011 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

by Sandy Martocchia (North Fork Patch)   Summer’s the time to switch to biofuels, according to Burt’s Reliable.

…In February John Romanelli, president of Burt’s Reliable, approached Southold Free Librarydirector Caroline MacArthur about switching the library’s oil burner to …

Vermont Heating Oil to Contain Biodiesel
May 27, 2011 – 8:46 am | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  Vermont continues the momentum for clean air policies in the North East by passing a requirement for renewable, cleaner-burning biodiesel to be used in home heating oil throughout the state.

…The broad-based …

Taking It to the Hill: Making the Case for Advanced Biofuels to Congress
May 26, 2011 – 9:09 am | No Comment

by Mike McAdams (Biorefining Magazine/Advanced Biofuels Association)  I recently had the privilege of testifying before the Energy and Power Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce and share with its members the …

New York Program Promotes Use of Biodiesel in Generators
April 18, 2011 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele  (Biodiesel Magazine)  A new program in New York aims to promote the use of biodiesel-blended fuel in diesel generators. The BioGenset Project is administrated by Biodiesel Industries through a grant awarded by …

5th „Biodiesel“ International Conference October 6-7, 2011 Berlin, Germany
April 15, 2011 – 3:53 pm | No Comment
5th „Biodiesel“ International Conference  October 6-7, 2011   Berlin, Germany

The Association Quality Management Biodiesel reg. Ass. (AGQM) organizes its fifth international conference on biodiesel in Berlin on 6th and 7th October, 2011.

The focus at the conference will be on current aspects of quality assurance, …

NYSERDA Announces $6.5 Million in Incentives to Reduce Carbon Emissions From Buildings with 5 or More Apartments, Co-ops or Condos in New York
April 13, 2011 – 1:58 pm | No Comment

(RealEstateRama)  To help encourage the early adoption of New York City’s planned phase-out of #6 fuel oil, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced $6.5 million in incentives to help multifamily buildings …

UGES Expands New York Rail-to-Rack Biodiesel Terminal
March 30, 2011 – 1:13 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Ultra Green Energy Services Inc. expanded operations at the New Hyde Park Fuel Terminal in New Hyde Park, N.Y., by increasing railcar storage capacity by 30 percent. The terminal, owned …

Paper Maker Turns Waste Wood to Biofuel, Jobs
March 1, 2011 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

by Tony Dobrowolski (Berkshire Eagle)  Crane & Co. is planning to employ a rarely used, clean-energy technology to reduce the paper maker’s energy costs and possibly bring 100 new jobs to the region.

The technology, known …

Study Confirms Viability of Jatropha Plant Oil for Electric Power Generation and Industrial Heating
February 23, 2011 – 9:10 am | No Comment

(SG Biofuels)  SG Biofuels and Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) today released results of a study revealing the performance and emissions benefits of using Jatropha oil as a drop-in replacement for diesel fuel in industrial furnaces …

The Top Five Heating Oil Stories to Watch in 2011
January 11, 2011 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Josh Garrett (HeatingOil.com)  …Fitful economic recovery in the US and around the world, looming fights over financial and environmental regulation, and the continuing advancement of alternative fuel technologies are certain to make 2011 an …

Bioheat 2011 in the ‘New Normal’ Economy
December 22, 2010 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

by Michael Devine  (Biodiesel Magazine)   …Now more than ever, the oilheat industry must recreate its brand image. Integrating biodiesel into the existing petroleum infrastructure provides the oilheat marketer a new, improved liquid fuel for the …

Baltimore to Test Biofuels in City Boilers
December 20, 2010 – 10:14 am | No Comment

(Bloomberg/AP)  …The city’s spending panel on Wednesday approved a deal with New Generation Biofuels to start burn tests at three city facilities.

If the tests are successful, the clean-burning, vegetable-based biofuels would replace heating oil in …

METRO Applauds Mayor Bloomberg for Signing NYC Biodiesel Heating Oil Legislation into Law
August 20, 2010 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

(PRNewsWire)  METRO Terminals, which is currently building one of the country’s largest biodiesel processing facilities adjacent to its biofuels and petroleum terminal in Brooklyn, expressed great excitement after Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed Intro 194-A into law …

New Generation Biofuels Receives Go Ahead for Long Term Boiler Test and Evaluation Program with Baltimore City Schools
July 6, 2010 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

(New Generation Biofuels)   Company’s Test Burns in the City of Baltimore’s Boilers Shows Significant Emissions Reduction

Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc., announced that the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners has approved a …

LPP Combustion Generates Clean, Green Power Using Bio‐ethanol
June 24, 2010 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

(LPP Combustion)   LPP Combustion, LLC, a Columbia, MD based innovator in liquid fuel technology, has successfully demonstrated the clean generation of green, dispatchable, renewable power on a 30kW Capstone C30 gas turbine. LPP Combustion has developed …

New Refinery Owner Hopes to Expand
June 3, 2010 – 12:51 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Montgomery (The News Journal, DelawareOnline)  A refining industry leader whose company plans to reopen the Delaware City Refinery said today that the new owners hope to expand into renewable fuels production at the …

EU Debt Crisis Boosts Chance of Energy Tax Overhaul
June 3, 2010 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

(Reuters)  The greenest fuels would become the cheapest under plans for a pan-European energy tax which would also help governments tackle huge debts without raising taxes on workers, draft documents show.

…If approved by EU leaders, …

LPP Combustion Generates Clean, Green Power Using Bio-ethanol
June 3, 2010 – 7:10 am | No Comment

(LPP Combustion, LLC)  LPP Combustion, LLC, a Columbia, MD based innovator in liquid fuel technology, has successfully demonstrated the clean generation of green, dispatchable, renewable power on a 30kW Capstone C30 gas turbine.  LPP Combustion …

Washington College Maryland Tests Biofuel Heating Oil
January 22, 2010 – 9:32 am | No Comment

Washington College teamed up with Tri Gas & Oil Company out of Federalsburg, MD, and New Generation Biofuels from Columbia, MD, to test NGB’s biofuel in one of the College’s boilers. The College uses approximately …

CP Rail Tests Animal-Fat, Vegetable-Oil Biodiesel
December 2, 2009 – 12:12 pm | No Comment

by Susan Taylor  (Reuters)  Animal fat, restaurant grease and vegetable oil will help power four Canadian Pacific Railway locomotives this winter to test if biodiesel fuel can stand up to a harsh Canadian winter.  The …

Anellotech Launches; Latest Fast Pyrolysis Venture Expands Growing Field of Biocrude Companies
August 28, 2009 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst recently granted a biofuels startup company, Anellotech, exclusive global rights to the university’s catalytic fast pyrolysis technology developed by chemical engineer and …