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Port Westward Storage Tank Purchase Would Be for Ethanol Expansion, Buyers Say
June 30, 2017 – 5:08 pm | No Comment

by Sean Bassinger (The Chronicle)   Nine storage tanks out at Port Westward could be used to house massive amounts of crude oil. But Global Partners officials say they want the tanks for another reason: development …

Sanga Moses Is on a Crusade
June 26, 2017 – 11:48 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  On 15th January, 2009, Sanga Moses travelled to his village in Uganda, in East Africa, to visit his mother.  It was a day that would change his life.
On his way home, he …

Plans underway to Ship Ethanol from Port of Milwaukee on Lake Michigan
May 19, 2017 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

by Lee Bergquist  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)  A Wisconsin-based petroleum distributor is planning to construct a $3 million pipeline at the Port of Milwaukee that will allow the company to ship bulk supplies of ethanol over …

Advanced Biofuels Canada Adds Six Members as Canadian LCFS Approaches
May 12, 2017 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, Advanced Biofuels Canada revealed a signficant expansion of its membership. New members include: Cellufuel Inc. is currently operating a demonstration-scale facility producing clean synthetic diesel from lowvalue forestry residues. Ensyn Corporation …

Houston Firm Proposes $500 Million Biofuel Refinery in Longview
May 10, 2017 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

by Marissa Luck (The Daily News)  A Houston-based group of investors is once again looking to develop a biofuel refinery in Cowlitz County, more than a year after their plans for oil, propane and biofuel …

New Facility Brings Biodiesel Blending to Western South Dakota
May 9, 2017 – 11:00 am | No Comment

(NewsCenter1.tv)  … The automated skid system receives biodiesel fuel from rail cars and stores it. Utilizing a code, contracted customers can pump the fuel into trucks that normally transport diesel to then take back and distribute …

City Donates Land to Lure Kwik Star Project
April 26, 2017 – 11:34 am | No Comment

by Tim Jamison (The Courier) The city is donating land and extending sewer in the Martin Road business park to lure a new biodiesel fuel blending facility.

Waterloo City Council members voted unanimously Monday to approve …

Norfolk Southern Recognizes Ethanol Shippers in 2016 Safety Award
April 12, 2017 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

(Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol producers were among 55 customers recognized by the Norfolk Southern for shipping at least 1,000 carloads of hazardous products over the railroad without a single incident during 2016. Collectively, the companies …

Chip Energy Wins Occupancy OK for Factory Building Made from Recycled Shipping Containers
April 10, 2017 – 10:19 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Illinois, obtaining a certificate of occupancy on a building constructed of 60 Intermodal Shipping Containers is a huge accomplishment for Chip Energy, said company president Paul Wever, president of …

Delaware City Refinery Ethanol Project Heading to Court
April 3, 2017 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

by Scott Goss  (The News Journal/DelawareOnline.com)  The battle over Delaware City Refinery’s planned expansion of its ethanol operations has been renewed.
Two civic groups that unsuccessfully challenged the state’s approval of the project in February are now asking …

The Time Seems Right For Aviation To Embrace Biofuels
March 31, 2017 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

by Bob Orr and Geoff Murray (Forbes/Oliver Wyman)  … But with stricter regulations on greenhouse gas emissions set to come into effect in the next few years, further reductions may require bolder action. It may be time …

New, Safer U.S. Rail Cars Gather Dust even as Ethanol Trains Grow Longer
March 27, 2017 – 7:24 pm | No Comment

by Jarrett Renshaw and Chris Prentice (Reuters)   … But the incident in Iowa underscores the growing risk of another serious accident along with the increasing volume of the biofuel being moved in unit trains that …

Vancouver Approves Ethanol Terminal Without Crude Oil
March 27, 2017 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

by Molly Solomon (KUOW)  An oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver is off the table. The city approved a plan by the company NuStar that would allow it to ship and store ethanol, under the condition that …

Vopak Americas Awards Matrix Service EPC of Brownfield Expansion Project at Deer Park, Texas Terminal
March 23, 2017 – 11:22 am | No Comment

(Vopak Americas/Globe Newswire)  Matrix Service Company (Nasdaq:MTRX) announced today that its subsidiary, Matrix Service Inc. has been awarded the engineering, fabrication, procurement, and construction of 10 new tanks and associated balance of plant work by …

State Board Dismisses Appeal of Delaware City Refinery’s Ethanol Project
February 28, 2017 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

by Scott Goss (Delaware Online/The News Journal)  An appeal of DNREC’s decision to approve the Delaware City Refinery’s planned Ethanol Marketing Project failed Monday before it could begin.
The Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board voted 5-1 …

Refinery, DNREC Seek Dismissal of Ethanol Challenges
February 21, 2017 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

by Scott Goss (The News Journal)  The legal battle over Delaware City Refinery’s plans to expand its ethanol operations is heating up, days before a state board will hear the case.

On its surface, the dispute …

Buffett’s BNSF Cuts Ethanol Shipper Costs Amid Push for Safer Train Cars
January 27, 2017 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Jarrett Renshaw and Chris Prentice (Reuters)  BNSF Railway Co will start offering discounts to ethanol shippers this April if they agree to use new, safer train cars, as it pushes to scrub puncture-prone ones from …

Technical Work Lays Foundation for Biodiesel Market Growth
January 25, 2017 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  … “The integration of biodiesel in the broader distribution system will help viability of this product in the broader market,” said Rod Woodford, manager of shipper relations and product quality for …

A 20-Year-Old Startup
January 23, 2017 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

by Gene Gebolys (World Energy/Biodiesel Magazine)  … Trying to make a living in biodiesel for two decades now, the hard way is about the only way it happens.

2016 was a breakthrough year for the biodiesel industry, and …

By Their Powers Combined, They Hope to Stop Change to RFS
January 18, 2017 – 11:25 am | No Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Railroads and truckers are joining the fight to leave refiners as the obligated party under the Renewable Fuel Standard. As ME readers are keenly aware, a few independent refiners, …

BIOX Announces Commissioning of 90 Million USG Biodiesel Production Facility in Houston
January 18, 2017 – 11:06 am | No Comment

(BIOX/NewsWire Canada)  BIOX Corporation (“BIOX” or the “Company”) (TSX: BX), a renewable energy company that owns and operates biodiesel production facilities, today announced that World Energy BIOX Biofuels LLC (WEBB), a 50/50 joint venture between …

Environmentalists Appeal PBF Ethanol Permit
January 17, 2017 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

by Scott Goss (News Journal/Delaware Online)  A legal fight over Delaware City Refinery’s plans to expand its ethanol operations officially began this week. Two groups filed fundamental challenges Friday to a recently issued state permit that – for …

Port of Seattle, Boeing and Alaska Airlines Release Aviation Biofuel Infrastructure Findings
January 17, 2017 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

(Port of Seattle) Existing pipeline, transportation resources, zoning and land use laws could accommodate new aviation biofuel blending, storage and delivery infrastructure  —  ​The Port of Seattle, Boeing and Alaska Airlines today released a first-of-its-kind study …

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. …

SkyNRG, Fly Green Fund and Swedavia Enable Sustainable Aviation Fuel Flights from Stockholm Arlanda Airport
January 3, 2017 – 10:20 am | No Comment

Just before New Year’s Eve, Swedavia received its first sustainable aviation fuel at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. It marks the start of deliveries of sustainable aviation fuel through the Fly Green Fund and demonstrates Swedavia’s commitment …

Replacing Diesel: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Oberon Fuels
January 2, 2017 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Oberon Fuels is facilitating the growth of the DME transportation industry by converting biogas and other hydrocarbon rich waste streams to higher valued commodities such as DME. Using its proprietary …

A New Era Gets Fueled Up
December 30, 2016 – 5:19 pm | No Comment

by Joe Petrie (AviationPros.com)  At Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac), Alaska Airlines is forging ahead with plans to implement a biofuel supply for its commercial jets.   …   Carol Sim, director of environmental affairs for Alaska …

DNREC Approves Delaware City Refinery’s Ethanol Project
December 29, 2016 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

by Scott Goss (The News Journal)  PBF Energy won state approval Wednesday to ship unblended ethanol by barge from its Delaware City refinery.
DNREC Secretary David Small signed an order affirming the refinery’s proposed $7 million …

Don’t Change the RFS Point of Obligation
December 23, 2016 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

by Mark Griffin  (Pro Petroleum/Real Clear Energy)  … Moving the point of obligation eliminates our ability to compete and gives major refiners a significant unfair advantage over small businesses in small markets across the country. Liquidity and …

Ethanol Spills Article Lacks Facts, Context
December 23, 2016 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

by Dan Velasquez (Letter to the Editor, Des Moines Register)  … If we were not using home-grown ethanol, we’d be shipping more crude oil. The article pointed out that in the 30 years from 1985 to 2015, …

Biofuel Company Committed to Storage Tank Repairs
December 19, 2016 – 7:30 pm | No Comment

by Tom Callis (Hawaii Tribune-Herald)  A company that wants to import biofuel through Hilo Harbor plans to resume refurbishing storage tanks at a former asphalt plant by February, its founder said.
Chuck Barker of Hoku Kai …

Air Liquide to Design, Build Landfill Gas Purification Plant
December 12, 2016 – 7:11 pm | No Comment

(Air Liquide/Biomass Magazine)  Air Liquide will design, construct and operate its first landfill gas (LFG) to renewable natural gas (RNG) purification plant in the U.S. at the Northeast Mississippi Landfill (NEML), in Walnut, Mississippi. The …

UK Firm Develops Innovation to Determine Biodiesel Blend Content
December 6, 2016 – 6:31 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  UK engineering specialist Salunda has developed an advanced sensor technology for the accurate determination of the biofuel content of diesel blends used in a wide range of automotive and industrial power applications.
According to …

Natural Chem Group Acquires Closed New Mexico Ethanol Plant
November 15, 2016 – 4:28 pm | No Comment

by Mike D. Smith (Chron.com)  Natural Chem Group plans to redevelop a closed plant it acquired through a Spanish company’s bankruptcy and convert the facility into a biodiesel blending terminal.

Natural Chem officials said in a …

Pacific Ethanol and Toledo, Peoria & Western Railway Begin Unit Train Service
November 14, 2016 – 6:02 pm | No Comment

(EIN/GlobeNewswire)  Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX) and Toledo, Peoria & Western Railway (TPW), a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) (NYSE:GWR), announced they have commenced unit train service from Pacific Ethanol’s plant in Pekin, Illinois.
“This …

Zimbabwe: Noic to Float $6m Ethanol Storage Tender
November 9, 2016 – 11:11 am | No Comment

(All Africa)  The National Oil and Infrastructure Company of Zimbabwe says it will soon float the tender for the construction of its 3 million litre-ethanol storage and handling facility in Harare.Chief executive Mr Wilfried Matukeni …

Waterloo City Council Turns Down Biodiesel Facility
October 13, 2016 – 11:23 am | No Comment

by Tim Jamison (The Courier)  Heavy neighborhood opposition erased Kwik Trip’s plans for a biodiesel blending operation near U.S. Highway 63 and Shaulis Road.  Waterloo City Council members voted 6-1 Monday to reject the La …

Railroad to Settle for $170,000 over Ethanol Spill, Fire
October 3, 2016 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

by  Kimball Perry (Columbus Dispatch)  Four years ago, a broken rail caused 16 railroad cars to jump the track near Columbus’ Weinland Park neighborhood, igniting a fireball of ethanol on board.
On Tuesday, the Franklin County …

Commentary: Are Presidential Hopefuls Ignoring Real Issues of Renewable Fuels?
September 13, 2016 – 11:07 am | No Comment

by Jacqueline Campos (Fuel Fix/Opportune)  … When it comes to this year’s election, renewable fuels continue to be well-supported, but policy mandating the use of those renewable fuels in gasoline remains to be seen.

The dilemma is that …

Ethanol Replaces Crude Oil at Clatskanie Port
September 11, 2016 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

by Marissa Luck (The Daily News)  Global Partners’ terminal at Port Westward has reopened, only this time ethanol is replacing crude oil as the commodity of choice at the Clatskanie-area facility.

The terminal, known as Columbia …

U.S. Refiners Revamp Operations as Renewable Fuel Costs Surge
September 9, 2016 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

by Jarrett Renshaw and Chris Prentice (Reuters/Yahoo! Finance)  …  The alternative is for merchant refiners to increase their ability to blend ethanol. PBF Energy is the latest refiner to take this approach.
PBF has asked Delaware regulators …

Delaware City Refinery Wants Permit to Expand Operations
September 8, 2016 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by Scott Goss (The News Journal/Delaware Online)  PBF Energy wants to significantly increase the amount of biofuel being stored at and shipped from its Delaware City refinery.
The company plans to go from handling about 84,000 gallons …

Wartsila, Gasum Cooperation Aims at Developing LNG Markets
September 3, 2016 – 10:13 am | No Comment

(Wärtsilä Corp./Biomass Magazine)  Wärtsilä and Finland based Gasum have signed a joint cooperation agreement aimed at developing the use, distribution, and service solutions for natural gas in marine and onshore applications. The agreement was signed …

No Need to Panic Says Watertown Auto Expert
September 2, 2016 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

(KXLG)  There’s no need to panic, says an auto expert, following reports of a recent equipment malfunction at six Magellan pipeline distribution bays in Oklahoma that caused a 30 percent versus 10 percent higher ethanol blend …

Diesel Dogs 1st Distributor in Minn to Offer #E15
August 30, 2016 – 10:12 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  St. Paul based Diesel Dogs Fuel Service is the first distributor to offer pre-blended E15 in Minnesota. This week the company delivered its first gallons of E15 to its municipal and …

Ethanol Faces a Terminal Challenge
August 17, 2016 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine) NREL finds more infrastructure is needed for more ethanol and high-octane fuels.  — Changes to existing terminals will need to be made if higher octane fuels are added to the U.S. …

Arkansas Midland Railroad Introduces First Ethanol Unit Train Solution for North Little Rock’s Gasoline-Blending Industry
July 21, 2016 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

(BusinessWire/Genesee & Wyoming Inc.)   Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) (NYSE:GWR) today (July 20, 2016) announced that beginning this fall, its Arkansas Midland Railroad Company, Inc. (AKMD) subsidiary will offer the first ethanol unit train …

Magellan Midstream to Build $335M Marine Terminal in Houston Ship Channel
July 18, 2016 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

by Sibyl Layag (SNL)  Magellan Midstream Partners LP said it plans to build a marine terminal for refined petroleum products along the Houston Ship Channel in Pasadena, Texas.  …   The project, supported by long-term contracts, would …

Ethanol Trans-loading and Storage Facility Ready For Use
July 8, 2016 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

(KLEM)  Ribbon cutting ceremonies on the new ethanol trans-loading storage facility will take place Thursday morning. Plymouth Energy of Merrill worked with Le Mars city officials and Le Mars Business Initiative Corporation  to create the storage facility located …

Alan Stankevitz: Crude Oil and Ethanol Should Not Be Shipped by Rail
July 6, 2016 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Alan Stankevitz (LaCrosse Tribune)  … Most recently, the oil train derailment in Mosier, Ore., demonstrated once again that crude oil is simply too dangerous to transport by rail. Responding to this disaster, Jim Hall, former chairman …

US West Coast Emerges as Likely Ethanol Supplier for Asian Importers
July 5, 2016 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

by Toh Wei Zheng (Platts)  The US West Coast is set to become a new export outlet for ethanol cargoes to Asia as competition heats up among traders and producers to capture more market share in …

2016 Billion-Ton Report Preview
June 29, 2016 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Alison Goss Eng, of the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office, Tim Theiss, Laboratory Relationship Manager of the Bioenergy Technologies Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Tim Rials, Director …

Ethanol Transloading Slated to Begin This Month
June 21, 2016 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Courtney Vaughn  (South County Spotlight)  Global Partners LP, the fuel company that operates Columbia Pacific Bio-Refinery at Port Westward, may soon begin transloading ethanol.
The company announced in January it was halting its crude oil …

Green Plains Plans Ethanol Export Terminal as Expansion Continues
June 15, 2016 – 11:13 am | No Comment

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Green Plains Inc said on Tuesday it plans to build and operate its first export-import fuels terminal in Beaumont, Texas, the latest in a string of expansion moves by the country’s …

Renewable Jet Fuel: Why Everything Is So Up In The Air, A View from the Cockpit
June 10, 2016 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan Lewis (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  Having flown the “heavy iron” for more than thirty (30) years, I can state with full confidence that there are only three (3) very important questions pilots have about …

Businessman Wants Second Life for Ethanol’s Leftovers
May 12, 2016 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

by Russell Hubbard (Omaha World-Herald)  …  (Scott) Hornafius, you see, wants to build a $1 billion, 1,000-mile underground pipeline across Iowa and Nebraska to Wyoming. The line would carry ethanol-plant production leftovers in the form of carbon …

Norton Says She’ll Keep Fighting Against Ethanol Shipments Through D.C.
May 11, 2016 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

by Patrick Madden (WAMU)  D.C.’s delegate to Congress says the government should ban ethanol and other flammable substances from being transported by freight rail through densely-populated areas like Washington, D.C.
When 16 cars derailed Sunday near the …

Etankfire Reports Results of Large-Scale Ethanol Fire Research
April 19, 2016 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

By Kassidi Andres (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A Swedish research institute released experimental results on the burning behavior of various ethanol blends, conducted as part of the Etankfire project.
The purpose of the joint industry project run by …

Could Renewable Diesel’s Boom Be Cut Short by Feedstock Access and Availability?
April 11, 2016 – 9:59 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Renewable diesel demand is booming, booming, booming. We’ve tipped it repeatedly in The Digest, not least with our March Madness webinar last week on “Renewable Diesel’s Boom”. Any doubts may …

Ethanol, Biodiesel Added to Rail Report
April 6, 2016 – 10:33 am | No Comment

by Mikkel Pates (Agweek) As of April 4, the federal government’s Petroleum Supply Monthly report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration includes more frequent data on ethanol and biodiesel transported by railroads.

The EIA now reports monthly rail …

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Flammable Liquid Unit Trains Response Curriculum
April 5, 2016 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Transportation)  Online Resource Offers Responders a Flexible Approach to Pre-Incident Planning for Rail Incidents — The US Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today announced the launch of the …

Kinder Morgan Halts Work on $1B Pipeline
April 4, 2016 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

(Longview News Journal)  Kinder Morgan is halting work on the $1 billion Palmetto Pipeline after Georgia lawmakers approved a one-year moratorium on permits for petroleum pipelines in the state.
The Texas-based energy company said in a …

Biodiesel Company Plans Expansion to Fort Pierce
March 22, 2016 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

by Keona Gardner  (TCPalm)   … Indian River Bio Diesel is seeking city approval to operate a plant that would process 250,000 gallons of its product a month in the now-vacant Egan packinghouse, 1103 N. Second …

Proposed Ethanol Facility in Maumelle Causing a Stir
March 4, 2016 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

by Marielle Mohs (KTHV)  A town hall meeting got pretty heated on Wednesday night in Maumelle.  Many angry citizens voiced their concerns about a proposed ethanol storage facility that would store 4.2 million gallons of ethanol …

A Strong, Sustainable Step in the Green Direction for On-Site Fuel Provider Diesel Direct
February 26, 2016 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Direct/PR Log)  Diesel Direct announced the acquisition of all assets of Pure Energy, Inc.  The strategic purchase includes all mobile fueling customers, a full portfolio of biodiesel products, and Pure Energy’s sustainable energy intellectual …

Octane Benefits Highlighted at National Ethanol Conference
February 22, 2016 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Held Feb. 15 to 17 in New Orleans, the NEC painted a strong future for the ethanol industry in the speakers addressing the conference theme, “Fueling a High …

JP Energy Partners Announces Ethanol Unit Train Project and Pipeline System Interconnection Agreement for its North Little Rock Refined Products Terminal
February 16, 2016 – 10:05 am | No Comment

(Digital Journal/ JP Energy Partners LP)  JP Energy Partners LP (“JP Energy”) (NYSE:JPEP) today (February 15, 2016) announced that it has initiated the expansion of its existing rail facilities at its North Little Rock refined products …

Lincoln Terminal Co., a Southeast Oil Products and Biofuels Marketing and Logistics company, said on Monday that it has acquired the Eco terminal (former Crown) in Charlotte, N.C., Last Week, Expanding Its Terminal Network to Four
February 10, 2016 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

(TankTerminals.com)  …The Charlotte terminal has a total capacity of 130,000 bbl, and serves gasoline, ULSD, ethanol and biodiesel. The terminal has good tankage flexibility for different products and automated biodiesel blending will be an added …

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 …

NuStar Seeks to Bring eEthanol through Port
January 29, 2016 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

by Brooks Johnson (The Columbian)  … NuStar’s current plan would be to retrofit its existing facilities to store and transfer ethanol, according to its pre-application with the city. That would include increasing rail-unloading capacity from four …

Flint Hills Adding Ethanol Terminal in Texas
January 25, 2016 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

(Pipeline and Gas Journal)  Flint Hills Resources (FHR) is going forward with a project to build its first ethanol terminal in Texas. Construction will begin this month and the terminal is expected to be operational …

Zoning Commission Denies Rehearing Request to Allow Fuel Transfer Station in South Bibb County
January 13, 2016 – 10:52 am | No Comment

by Linda S. Morris (The Telegraph)  The Macon-Bibb County zoning commission denied a request for the rehearing of an application that would allow a rail terminal and ethanol fuel transfer station.
Houston, Texas-based Epic Midstream received …

More Ethanol Coming to Selma
January 12, 2016 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

(The News and Observer)  Two companies have announced ethanol expansion to Selma in recent months; Both will use rail cars and pipes to transport the fuel; The method is deemed safer and greener


Archer Daniels Midland, a food-processing …

ADM Announces Agreement to Develop New Ethanol Hub in Selma, North Carolina
December 23, 2015 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

(Archer Daniels Midland Company) Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced an agreement with Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) and Bailey Feed Mill to construct a new unit train rail facility and ethanol offloading system in …

Ethanol Distribution Facility Could Come to Maumelle
November 19, 2015 – 1:18 pm | No Comment

by Drew Petrimoulx  (ArkansasMatters.com)  Plans to build a multi-million gallon ethanol distribution facility in central Arkansas have some in the community concerned.  Two companies are proposing a joint ethanol distribution facility in Maumelle. Now it …

Portland, Oregon Rejects Fossil Fuels in Landmark Resolution
November 17, 2015 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

(SustainableBusiness.com)  Yesterday, NY State took a stand against fossil fuels by rejecting a LNG plant, and now Portland, Oregon issued a landmark resolution that prevents new fossil infrastructure.
The city council’s unanimous resolution – the toughest fossil fuel export policy in the US …

RFS Crucial to Clean Energy Future
November 17, 2015 – 11:51 am | No Comment

by Tom Buis (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  With rapidly growing energy demands, our nation and others must invest in homegrown biofuels that are cleaner, cheaper and offer a more reliable supply than fossil fuels, writes …

Green Plains, Delek US Partner to Build Ethanol Terminal
November 6, 2015 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

(Green Plains Partners LP)  Green Plains Partners LP and Delek US Holdings, Inc. today announced plans to form a 50:50 joint venture to build an ethanol unit train terminal in Maumelle, Arkansas, on the Union …

Eco-Energy Commences Construction at Selma, NC Ethanol Facility
November 6, 2015 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

(Market Watch/Eco-Energy Distribution Services)  Eco-Energy Distribution Services, a leading biofuel supply chain company, is pleased to announce the commencement of construction of its distribution facility located within the terminal complex area in Selma, NC. The …

USDA Chief Economist Office Examines Ethanol’s Complex Impact
October 30, 2015 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist just released a comprehensive report on ethanol. The 87-page report, “U.S. Ethanol: An Examination of Policy, Production, Use, Distribution, and Market Interactions,” …

Saunders Pushes for Port Expansion
October 21, 2015 – 11:46 am | No Comment

by Eliza Wheeler (Fraser Coast Chronicle)  A proposed state development area at the Port of Bundaberg could quadruple the amount of goods exported overseas  by the Fraser Coast and surrounding areas.
At an announcement made on Monday, Queensland …

Renewable Diesel for Oakland and Oregon
October 7, 2015 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

by Rich Piellisch (Fleets & Fuels)  Fleets Continue to Switch to 100% Drop-In Replacement Product — Fleets including the City of Oakland, Calif. and the Eugene Water & Electric Board in Oregon report switching their diesel …

Grants Provide HazMat Training for Crude Oil, Ethanol Incidents
October 5, 2015 – 9:49 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Transportation/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has announced grants totaling $5.9 million to provide hazardous materials training for volunteer or remote emergency responders.
The …

MTA Wins Round in Biodiesel Battle
September 28, 2015 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Bray (Truck News)  … That’s according to Terry Shaw, executive director of the Manitoba Trucking Association, who told Truck West recently that after the Manitoba government decided to up the biodiesel mandate above the …

Sustainable Marine Fuel Initiative Consortium to Launch 2-Year Testing, Certification, Scaling Effort for Drop-In Marine Biofuels
September 28, 2015 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands, the Sustainable Marine Fuel initiative will be launched on October 7th by Boskalis, Wärtsilä, and GoodFuels Marine and supported by Carbon War Room, Zero and both the …

CC&R-Greenlane Truck Biomethane
September 23, 2015 – 1:56 pm | No Comment

(Fleets & Fuels)  Greenlane Is Supporting a New Digester in Southern California With an Initial Production Target of One Million DGEs Per Year: State’s First for ‘Pipeline-Quality RNG from Organics Recycling’ — CR&R Waste & Recycling expects by …

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 …

Once Shunned for Oil, Ethanol Makes a Return to U.S. Rails
August 11, 2015 – 6:02 pm | No Comment

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters/PowerSource)  Sinking lease rates, weak crude prices and tough new safety measures for transporting oil by rail have spurred a resurgence in hauling ethanol on the U.S. rail network, as some train …

Understanding Global Agriculture in 15 Minutes
July 17, 2015 – 10:09 am | No Comment

by By Tom Schenk (Agriculture 2.0)  Over the past ten years, scores of articles have been written about the merits of investing in farmland as well as the challenges of producing enough food to feed a …

Once Shunned for Oil, Ethanol Makes a Return to U.S. Rails
June 26, 2015 – 10:54 am | No Comment

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)  Sinking lease rates, weak crude prices and tough new safety measures for transporting oil by rail have spurred a resurgence in hauling ethanol on the U.S. rail network, as some …

Kinder Morgan Appeals Georgia Denial of Palmetto Pipeline
June 19, 2015 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

by Dave Williams (Atlanta Business Chronicle)  A Houston-based energy company is going to court to challenge Georgia’s rejection of a proposed $1 billion petroleum pipeline.  Kinder Morgan Inc. has filed a petition in Fulton County …

Energy Giant Presses Case for Georgia-to-Jacksonville Pipeline
May 19, 2015 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

by Mary Landers (Florida Times/Union/Jacksonville.com)  Kinder Morgan cites increased highway safety and possibly lower gasoline prices in region — In an 11th-hour effort to show its Palmetto Pipeline is needed in Georgia, energy giant Kinder Morgan …

4 Minutes with… Mike Lewis, Co-Founder, Pearson Fuels
May 19, 2015 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  Pearson Fuels develops alternative fuel infrastructure at both the retail and terminal level and then concentrates on maximizing throughput of those assets.
We built the first retail E85 site on …

Transportation Dept. Gets Strict on Rules for Trains Carrying Flammable Oil
May 4, 2015 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Ashley Halsey III (The Washington Post)  Almost two years after a runaway tank-car train erupted in an explosion that killed 47 people in a Canadian town, the U.S. Transportation Department on Friday announced new …

South Carolina Tapped for New Pipeline, Tank Farm
April 30, 2015 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by Tonya Maxwell (Greenville Online)  Groundwork for a proposed underground pipeline is beginning in South Carolina, one that would carry fuel from Florida to a tank farm near Belton, where company officials expect to construct …

4 Minutes with… Douglas O. Cochran, Manager, Rail Projects Creative Rail Solutions
April 7, 2015 – 6:19 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Creative Rail Solutions, LLC helps clients who want to secure the efficiency, economy, and environmental friendliness of rail transportation. … My primary role is to meet with the prospect or client, …

US Safety Board: Oil Train Tank Cars Need Urgent Upgrades
April 7, 2015 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

by Matthew Brown (Associated Press/Monterey Herald) Fuel-hauling tank cars need retrofits to prevent more explosive train wrecks — and the public can’t wait another decade for the improvements as has been suggested by industry, U.S. safety …

Pipeline Process Gets Partial Do-Over
March 27, 2015 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Mary Landers (Savannah Morning News)  Opponents of the proposed Palmetto Pipeline will get a state-conducted public hearing on the project as well as more scrutiny of how much the pipeline would benefit Georgia.
The state Department …

City of Alexandria Continues Opposition to Norfolk Southern Ethanol Transloading Operations
March 23, 2015 – 8:22 pm | No Comment

(City of Alexandria, Virginia) On March 19, 2015, Norfolk Southern Corporation delivered a letter to the City of Alexandria at a meeting with City staff, advising that the company plans to make changes to its ethanol …

Rail Issues Panel at #NEC15
February 27, 2015 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The last but certainly not least panel at the 2015 National Ethanol Conference dealt with the timely issue of rail transportation and how safety and congestion are impacting the marketplace.
Renewable Fuels …

Renewable Fuels Association Chief Lays out Plans for Ethanol’s Future
February 20, 2015 – 11:49 am | No Comment

(Farm Futures)  RFA President Bob Dinneen lists supporting better rail service and creating a level playing field for cellulosic biofuels in 10-point agenda to expand renewables industry
Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen discussed …

LANXESS Introduces New Baynox Stabilizers for Biodiesel
February 6, 2015 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

(LANXESS)  Specialty chemicals company LANXESS Corporation has added two new highly concentrated antioxidants to its existing range of biodiesel stabilizers. The new products – Baynox Ultra and Baynox Cargo – will be introduced to the …

Moving Biodiesel in the Pipeline: Sequencing Matters
February 6, 2015 – 11:26 am | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The ability to move biodiesel in pipelines versus truck or rail is considered essential to lower costs and advance biodiesel into the mainstream, but contamination of jet fuel with fatty …

West Sacramento Says No to Ethanol Trains
December 23, 2014 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Tony Bizjak  (Sacramento Bee)  The city of West Sacramento and a Texas-based gasoline company are battling over whether it’s riskier to ship large amounts of ethanol through city streets on trains or on tanker …

Report on Rail Car Retrofits Pegs $5.3 B Cost to Ethanol in 2019
December 8, 2014 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new report prepared by economic research firm The Brattle Group showed that the proposed Department of Transportation rule on rail tank cars could cost the economy as much …

IRFA Reminds Diesel Users Biodiesel Can Stretch Supply
December 1, 2014 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  Following Gov. Branstad’s Emergency Proclamation Due to Diesel Shortages, IRFA Reminds Users Biodiesel Can Help
Following Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s emergency proclamation to allow for more transport of diesel products, the Iowa …

PMO Discusses Clearing Hurdles in Ethanol Blending Programme
November 20, 2014 – 3:40 pm | No Comment

(The Economic Times)  Keen to ensure success of ethanol blending in petrol, the Prime Minister’s Office held parleys with the ministries of food and petroleum to clear bottlenecks to ensure adequate supplies so that the …

Let the Facts be the Facts
November 19, 2014 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

by Kristy Moore (Renewable Fuels Association)  It is never acceptable to sensationalize the facts to the point where they are no longer facts. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) learned this lesson when …

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, …

Ethanol Maker Green Plains Says Rail Transport Not Keeping up as More Embrace E15
October 30, 2014 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

by Russell Hubbard (Omaha World-Herald)  Green Plains Inc., whose shares have climbed 80 percent this year, told investors Wednesday that higher blends of ethanol are making it into the nation’s gas supply but that congested rail …

Ethanol Running on Empty
October 28, 2014 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

by Tim Maverick (Wall Street Daily)  Ethanol prices recently hit a four-year low, plunging 28% in September alone.  The price on October 1 was $1.53 per gallon, the lowest price seen since June 2010!   Back …

IAB Report – Scania Delivers First Metrolink Bus in Chennai; Inaugurates Dealership
October 20, 2014 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

(IndianAutosBlog)Volkswagen-owned Scania Commercial Vehicles India has delivered its first Metrolink bus in Chennai, to Parveen Travels…


The Metrolink bus variant which was delivered to Parveen can seat 53 passengers and has a speed limiter at 90 …

Exclusive Interview With RFA CEO/President Bob Dinneen at RFA Annual Membership Meeting in Des Moines, IA
October 2, 2014 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

by Jerry Perkins  (BioFuels Journal)  … RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen outlined the issues facing the Washington, DC-based ethanol advocacy organization which has 172 members, including 50 producer members, 79 associate members, 31 supporting members, and 12 …

Commodities: DDGS Value Comes Down to Logistics
October 2, 2014 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by Sean Broderick (CHS/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Chinese MIR 162 (Syngenta trait corn) issues are still not resolved, leaving significant amounts of contracted tonnage that needs to move a different direction.  River logistics are still an …

Ethanol Industry Pushes Back on Rail Safety Improvements
October 2, 2014 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

by Curtis Tate (McClatchy News Service/Star Tribune)  The industry disputes finding that ethanol is more volatile than crude.
Ethanol producers are pushing back hard against new rail safety rules after a federal study found that ethanol …

Proposal Threatens to Aggravate Shortage of Railcars to Move Oil
August 13, 2014 – 1:23 pm | No Comment

by Bob Tita (Wall Street Journal)  Thousands of Tank Cars Are Likely to Be Scrapped or Redeployed Under Federal Safety Move
… With production capacity for new tank cars about 35,000 cars a year, industry analysts …

US Biodiesel Supply Kings
August 5, 2014 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel Magazine speaks with three leaders in the U.S. biodiesel distribution space about the growth and opportunities in biodiesel distribution, and the challenges that lie ahead.
The marked increase in U.S. …

Comment Period Starts for Oil-Train Rules
August 4, 2014 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  The Obama administration Friday formally published proposals in the Federal Register to strengthen safety rules for trains carrying crude oil and other fuels, kicking off a two-month period in which the public can comment.
The …

U.S. DOT Announces Comprehensive Proposed Rulemaking for the Safe Transportation of Crude Oil, Flammable Materials
July 24, 2014 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Transportation)  Releases new data on Bakken crude oil to support increased safety measures
The U.S. Department of Transportation today released the details of its comprehensive rulemaking proposal to improve the safe transportation of …

The Economic Competitiveness of U.S. Ethanol
July 23, 2014 – 7:21 pm | No Comment

by John M. Urbanchuk  (ABF Economics/Renewable Fuels Association)  … Reflecting this enhanced competitiveness and maturation, ethanol prices (both FOB plant and delivered at key U.S. markets) have declined, while crude oil and conventional gasoline prices remained stable or increased.
Consequently:
1. …

NGFA Proposal to the STB Could Benefit Shippers of Ethanol, DDGS
July 14, 2014 – 4:54 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On July 7, the National Grain and Feed Association announced it submitted an extensive proposal to the Surface Transportation Board, urging the STB to establish new rules and procedures …

Growth Energy Expresses Concern Over Continued Rail Shipment Delays
July 11, 2014 – 2:26 pm | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  In response to a recent order by the Surface Transportation Board (STB), which called on specific rail providers to resolve backlogs of rail cars for grain orders, but failed to address the substandard …

Ethanol Industry Asks for Relief from Rail Delays
July 9, 2014 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  The ethanol industry Monday urged a federal regulator overseeing the nation’s railroads to provide relief for shippers of the renewable fuel who have faced delays.
Growth Energy, which represents ethanol …

Rule on Crude-by-Rail Shipments Is Priority Over Hazmat Fee, Foxx Says
July 2, 2014 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Tom Curry (Roll Call)  Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says he won’t immediately push Congress to enact a proposal offered by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other mayors for a federal fee to be imposed on shipments of hazardous …

SkyNRG Nordic, Powered by Statoil Aviation, Announces Bioport Karlstad
June 27, 2014 – 11:19 am | No Comment

(SkyNRG)  SkyNRG Nordic, the recently established cooperation between SkyNRG and Statoil Aviation, announces Karlstad as its first BioPort in Sweden.
Starting today (June 26, 2014), with the launch of BioPort Karlstad, SkyNRG Nordic will make the …

The American Ethanol Industry Needs to Innovate to Avoid Disaster
May 6, 2014 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

by Maxx Chatsko (Motley Fool)  The United States is the world’s leading ethanol producer, accounting for nearly 62% of world production. It holds down the top spot by sporting 211 ethanol production facilities with a …

Canada Issues New Tank Car Requirements for Ethanol, Crude Oil
April 28, 2014 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Canadian government has announced a plan improve rail safety. It includes a requirement to phase out certain railcars used to carry ethanol and crude oil over a three …

RFA Committed to Rail Safety, Says Priority One Is Keeping Trains on the Tracks
April 24, 2014 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today (April 23, 2014), Bob Dinneen, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), testified before the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) forum on Rail Safety: Transportation of Crude Oil and …

Rail Bottleneck for Grain, Ethanol Shippers
April 2, 2014 – 5:27 pm | No Comment

by Peter Harriman (Argus Leader)  …But while BNSF Railway spokeswoman Amy McBeth says the problem is operational and not systemic, and the bottleneck will be cleared, Soy Transportation Coalition Executive Director Mike Steenhoek points to …

More Ethanol-to-Crude Rail Facility Conversions Unlikely in California: Analyst
March 25, 2014 – 3:44 pm | Comments Off on More Ethanol-to-Crude Rail Facility Conversions Unlikely in California: Analyst

(Platts)  More conversions of California ethanol rail unloading terminals to crude service are unlikely, following Kinder Morgan’s switch of its Richmond, California, unloading facility, an analyst said Monday.
“The other big [ethanol] terminals aren’t as close …

FGVB Delivers First 48 MT PME To Kuantan Fuel Terminal
March 14, 2014 – 11:07 am | No Comment

(Bernama)  Felda Global Ventures Biotechnologies Sdn Bhd (FGVB) has delivered its first 48 metric tonnes (MT) of palm methyl ester (PME) under the B5 programme to a client at the Kuantan Fuel Terminal.
In a statement, …

National Transportation Safety Board to Examine the Safe Transportation of Crude Oil and Ethanol by Train April 22-23, 2014 Washington, DC
March 11, 2014 – 11:22 am | No Comment
National Transportation Safety Board to Examine the Safe Transportation of Crude Oil and Ethanol by Train      April 22-23, 2014     Washington, DC

(National Transportation Safety Board)  The National Transportation Safety Board today (March 6, 2014) announced it will hold a public forum on April 22-23 in Washington that will examine the safety issues associated with the transportation …

Targray to Market Biodiesel from Bakersfield, Calif., Terminal
March 4, 2014 – 10:30 am | No Comment

(Targray Technology International Inc./Biodiesel Magazine)  Targray, a leader in North American biodiesel supply, is pleased to announce a new inventory location for biodiesel in Bakersfield, Calf. Service for B99 and B100 began in mid-February. Targray …

Combative Oil, Ethanol Industries Find Common Ground over Tank Cars
February 28, 2014 – 6:25 pm | No Comment

by Blake Sobczak and Amanda Peterka (E&E Publishers Energy Wire)  Orlando, Fla., was home to a rare occurrence last week: The oil and ethanol industries, usually at each other’s throats, publicly agreed on something.
Addressing an …

Record Ethanol Cargo Loaded at Peruvian Port
February 6, 2014 – 5:39 pm | No Comment

(Tank Storage Magazine)  Peruvian terminal operator Penta Tanks Terminals reportedly loaded the largest ethanol cargo ever in Peru at the end of 2013.  Around 15,200m3 of ethanol, owned by Maple Energy, were loaded into a …

Ethanol Blender to Build Facility Near Airport
February 4, 2014 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

by Tim Rausch (Augusta Chronicle)   The Augusta Economic Development Authority announced Monday that a biofuel company will build a terminal near Augusta Regional Airport.
Eco-Energy Inc., headquartered in Franklin, Tenn., will spend $10 million and hire five …

Council Will Consider Fuel Storage Facility
January 6, 2014 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

by Pamela Gould (The Free Lance-Star) Fredericksburg City Council will hold six public hearings on Jan. 14, including a request from Lincoln Terminal Co. to convert the Quarles Petroleum site into a storage and distribution facility …

A Numerical Model Investigation for Potential Methane Explosion and Benzene Vapor Intrusion Associated with High-Ethanol Blend Releases
December 17, 2013 – 1:23 pm | No Comment

by Jie Ma , Hong Luo , George E Devaull , William G. Rixey , and Pedro J. J. Alvarez (Environmental Science and Technology)   Ethanol-blended fuel releases usually stimulate methanogenesis in the subsurface, which could pose …

Sapphire Energy And Phillips 66 To Advance Commercialization Of Algae Crude Oil
December 10, 2013 – 6:16 pm | No Comment

(Sapphire Energy/PR NewsWire)  Agreement to Co-Process Algae Crude Oil with Conventional Crude Oil and Complete Fuel Certifications
 Sapphire Energy, Inc., one of the world leaders in algae-based Green Crude oil production, and Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX), an …

U.S. Oil, Ethanol Say Billions to Upgrade Rail Safety too Costly
December 6, 2013 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Patrick Rucker (TD Waterhouse)  Rail safety rules contemplated by U.S. regulators could require multibillion dollar upgrades to a tank car fleet that has helped spur domestic oil production and meet demands of a booming …

Cold Flow Treatment: FAME, HVO & Diesel Blends
October 30, 2013 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

By Werner A. Reimann and Bettina A. Siggelkow (Clariant OMS/Biodiesel Magazine)   … The major part of the biodiesel quota in Europe is still covered by first-generation fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) biodiesel, but recent fiscal …

Tax Incentives Boost Chinese Biodiesel Imports, Replace Diesel
October 23, 2013 – 4:04 pm | No Comment

by Jessica Jaganathan and Judy Hua (Reuters)  China’s biodiesel imports are surging, displacing local diesel sales as some trading companies take advantage of tax and trade incentives the government provides to boost usage of the blended …

Solving Ethanol’s Corrosion Problem May Help Speed the Biofuel to Market
October 10, 2013 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert!/NACE International)  If we’re to meet a goal set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuels Standard to use 36 billion gallons per year of biofuels—mostly ethanol—the nation must expand its infrastructure for transporting …

Schumer Calls for Safer Railcars to Transport Oil, Ethanol
August 30, 2013 – 7:41 pm | No Comment

by Tom Magnarelli (Innovation Trail)   Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the Department of Transportation to retrofit or phase out a specific type of railway car that carries crude oil and ethanol. The DOT-111 is the same …

Tennessee Researchers Develop 5 ppm FAME Detector for Jet Fuel
August 23, 2013 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Millions of dollars and years of testing have already been invested in the attempt to increase ASTM’s allowable amount of fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) contamination in jet fuel, which …

Magellan Midstream and Vopak Jointly Assess Development of Houston Gulf Coast Storage
July 17, 2013 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

(Magellan Midstream/PR NewsWire)  Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. and Royal Vopak announce today (July 15, 2013) they are jointly assessing the development of a deep water storage and handling facility in the Houston Gulf Coast area.
Under …

Ethanol Trade Undermines U.S. Biofuels Policy
July 9, 2013 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Ali Morrow and Alex Plough (Thomas Reuters Foundation) U.S. policy to boost the use of fuel from renewable sources is generating additional greenhouse gas emissions due to rising trade in ethanol between the United States and …

Legislators: Global Partners Will Not Pursue Ethanol Transport by Train
July 2, 2013 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Erin Baldissari (Wicked Local Cambridge)   Facing pressure from legislators and residents, representatives from Global Partners LP said they would withdraw their proposal July 1 to ship ethanol by train through some of the region’s most densely …

Ethanol Improving While Oil Gets Worse
May 28, 2013 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The House and Energy Commerce Committee has released its third white paper on the Renewable Fuel Standard, “Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Environmental Impacts.” Executive Vice President of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), …

Sugar for Food, Fuel and Power: The ISO Datagro Sugar & Ethanol Conference in New York City
May 16, 2013 – 7:58 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  What used to be known as “The New York Sugar Conference” has become “The ISO and Datagro Sugar & Ethanol Conference” with a record-setting number of attendees (350 from …