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Fueling Growth in the Biodiesel Industry

by Donnell Rehagen (National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  As we near the end of 2018, the biodiesel industry has seen some significant progress as we work towards sustainable industry growth. Today, biodiesel is creating an impact and presence in the current marketplace and is showing up as a leading player in the

November 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Woolley Fuel Marks 10 Years of Biodiesel Service

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Woolley Fuel of New Jersey is celebrating its 10th year as a distribution location providing high quality biodiesel to consumers across the Garden State. Woolley Fuel was started in 1924 by two brothers Herbert and Norman W. Woolley Sr. Their desire was to start a coal company similar

November 1, 2018 Read Full Article

First AD Plant Certified under New Performance Scheme

(Bioenergy Insight)  A food waste-to-energy plant in Wiltshire has become the first in England to be certified under the Anaerobic Digestion Certification Scheme (ADCS). The Bore Hill Farm Biodigester in Warminster, Wiltshire is run by Malaby Biogas and processes inedible food waste to create biofertiliser and renewable heat and power. According

August 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Residents Voice Opposition to Biofuel Plan by United Riverhead Terminal

by Denise Civiletti  (Riverhead Local)  A proposal by United Riverhead Terminal to install six tanks for storing 108,000 gallons of biofuel at its Northville facility drew intense opposition from residents of the surrounding area during a public hearing at Riverhead Town Hall last night. United Riverhead Terminal, owner and operator of

June 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Hero BX to Manufacture at Iowa Renewable Energy Biodiesel Plant

(Hero BX/Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel producer Lake Erie Biofuels LLC, doing business as Hero BX, recently announced a strategic partnership with Iowa Renewable Energy LLC based in Washington, Iowa, to manufacture and market biodiesel from IRE’s Iowa facility. “It has been my ambition to expand the biodiesel expertise harvested from our flagship plant

April 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Neste Delivers First Batch of 100% Renewable Propane to European Market

(Neste Corporation)  Neste has started up the world’s first large-scale renewable propane production facility in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The first cargo of renewable propane has been delivered to SHV Energy, who will market and sell the product to its customers across Europe as BioLPG. Neste’s new facility has a production

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Professor Snape and Partners Create Magic with First Hydrothermal Carbonization Plant in UK

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … In the United Kingdom, The University of Nottingham, the Energy Research Accelerator, and CPL Industries are working together to develop a new £4m (about $5.5 million) facility to use the hot new technology Hydrothermal Carbonization to convert biomass into next-generation fuels. The technology being used to

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article

E-Fuel Personal Energy System’ Hydrous Fuel Technology Makes Off-Grid Affordable Reality +VIDEO

(The Auto Channel)  January 9, 2018: Today, E-Fuel Corporation released for preorder sales on its website www.efuel100.com the revolutionary new Personal Energy System (PES) that will begin shipping second quarter of 2018. The PES is industry’s first organic hydrous fuel combustion powered generator (genset) that can power and use the excess waste energy

January 10, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Renewable Drop-In Fuels at Scale: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Ensyn

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 25 years. Its technology has produced over 37 million gallons of renewable fuels and chemicals

November 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Raleigh Offers Free Curbside Grease Collection for the Holidays

by AnnMarie Breen (ABC11.com)  … Many of our favorite flavorful family recipes include cooking oil and grease that needs to be disposed of after the meal is done. Home chefs who pour left-over grease or vegetable oil down the drain can cause damage not only with their own home’s plumbing but

November 6, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Hero BX to Host Open House at New Hampshire Biodiesel Terminal

(Hero BX/Biodiesel Magazine)  Lake Erie Biofuels, doing business as Hero BX, will celebrate one year of business at its blending terminal at 227 Atlantic Ave. in North Hampton, New Hampshire, by hosting an open house and appreciation event on Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hero BX has invited customers and

November 1, 2017 Read Full Article

New York City Submits Strong Comments to EPA Supporting Biodiesel

(NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services/Biodiesel Magazine)  New York City submitted comments to the U.S. EPA Oct. 19, protesting any rollback of the Renewable Fuel Standard, which calls for minimal use levels for renewable fuels like biodiesel. Biodiesel has proven a reliable and effective fuel for NYC fleet and buildings and

October 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Top 10 Wood Waste Projects – Not Letting Waste Go to Waste

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Regardless of which side of the fence you are on, the chopping continues and there are literally tons of wood waste left behind that doesn’t get used up, but we can all agree we should do something with that waste. Today, we look at

October 2, 2017 Read Full Article

New York Governor Signs Bill Requiring Biodiesel in Heating Oil

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine) New Yorkers in downstate counties will soon benefit from cleaner air due to the increased use of Bioheat fuel in heating oil. Legislation signed Sept. 13 by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo requires Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties to follow New York City’s lead by blending at least

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Downstate New York Poised to Lead the Way for Cleaner Home Heating

(National Biodiesel Board)  Downstate New York counties are set to provide cleaner air through increased use of biodiesel in home heating oil  —  Downstate New York counties are set to join New York City as national leaders in providing cleaner air through increased use of biodiesel in home heating oil,

September 13, 2017 Read Full Article

OFTEC’s Future Vision Launched at Annual Conference

(OFTEC)  … OFTEC CEO Paul Rose formally shared OFTEC’s vision for the future with attendees on Tuesday 20 June at The Hilton Puckrup Hotel near Tewkesbury. The vision focuses on a two-stage approach, looking at a boiler replacement programme in the short term (2018-2022) and introducing a low carbon liquid

August 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Potential in Southeast Asia: Raising Food Yields, Reducing Food Waste and Utilising Residues

(International Renewable Energy Agency) Southeast Asia has considerable resources to produce liquid biofuels sustainably, using biomass feedstocks that would not cause carbon-dioxide emissions or interfere with food supply. Fulfilling the region’s biofuel potential would depend on increased residue collection from food crops and forest products, intensified cultivation of farmland, and reducing

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Downstate New York to Introduce Biodiesel Obligation for Heating Oil

(Biofuels International)  Counties in downstate New York are set to join New York City in providing cleaner air through increased use of biodiesel in home heating, with a product called Bioheat fuel. Legislation passed by Assemblyman Steve Englebright and Senator Phil Boyle would expand the state’s commitment to renewable energy

June 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Proactive Biodiesel Blending Practices Help Improve Performance

by Paul Nazzaro (Advanced Fuel Solutions Inc./Biodiesel Magazine)  As biodiesel continues to emerge as a sought-after blending component for generic distillates in the Northeast and beyond, a recent study commissioned by the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association highlighted why it’s imperative that those handling the fuel educate themselves on the proper storage,

June 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Biomass Pyrolysis Comes of Age

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest)  After many years of development biomass pyrolysis is finally maturing as a commercial technology. Pyrolysis is not incineration. The goal is to use heat in the absence of oxygen to convert the biomass to a more useful form while preserving as much of

June 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Exports Needed to Boost Ethanol

by Bill Tiedje  (Missouri Farmer Today)  With U.S. ethanol plants churning out record-high production, new export markets will be key for demand to keep pace with supply, industry experts say. George Hayes, global ethanol trade coordinator with CHS, said first-quarter ethanol blending lagged last year’s pace, but the pace of

June 5, 2017 Read Full Article

NYC Investigators Raid Brooklyn Offices of Heating Oil Giant in Fraud Probe

by Greg B. Smith (New York Daily News)  City investigators looking into fraud in the heating oil industry raided one of the biggest players in town Thursday, seizing computers and boxes of documents. The city Business Integrity Commission, which has targeted the industry for decades of ripping off public and

May 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Old Town Mill Eyed for Full-Scale Plant to Turn Wood Pulp into Ingredient for Diesel, Jet Fuel

by Tux Turkel (Portland Press Herald)  ‘The biggest obstacle now is financing,’ says Stephen Fitzpatrick, president of Biofine Technology LLC, which is partnering with UMaine on a pilot plant at the site.  —  The former Old Town Fuel and Fiber mill here could become the site of a $60 million

May 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Nat’l Oilheat Research Alliance Releases Biodiesel Use Survey

( National Oilheat Research Alliance/Biodiesel Magazine)  The National Oilheat Research Alliance has recently released the results of a survey on the usage and potentials benefits and issues associated with the blending of traditional heating oil with renewable biodiesel for home heat use. Currently, 5 percent biodiesel blends (B5) are being used seamlessly

May 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Addressing Biomass Energy ‘Alternative Facts’

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 as uncontested conclusions. This article will focus on the study’s discussions that pertain to the

April 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Youngstown Steam Plant Is World’s First to Use Wood Fuel in New Way

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 burning a new form of wood waste. Youngstown Thermal CEO Carl Avers explained what’s

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Gov. Hogan Visits Local Poultry Farm Turning Manure into Energy

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 energy. Governor Larry Hogan, along with several other state and industry leaders, got a good

February 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Biotech Firm to Produce Renewable Fuel in New Office Space

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. Just two and a half years ago, Powell was researching the technology. Now, he is

February 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Industry Honors Year of Achievements, Industry Growth

(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 who have had a major impact on the use of biodiesel. Clean air champions, policy

January 18, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Hero BX Offers Branded Bioheat Distributor Program

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. Hero BX’s new program offers heating oil retailers the opportunity to carry the Hero BX

January 16, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

New Laws That Take Effect January 2017: Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit

(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 qualify for the credit, each gallon of clean heating fuel must be at least 6

January 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels for all Transport Modes: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Byogy Renewables

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 fuel. Byogy’s jet fuel is not an additive, but instead, a full replacement standalone fuel,

December 1, 2016 Read Full Article

AEBIOM’s 2016 Statistical Report Shows 13% of Bioenergy Consumed Came from Biofuels

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 for about 13% of total European bioenergy consumption. Of the total, 11.3 ktoe was biodiesel

November 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Massachusetts Heating Oil Delivery Firm Offers B5 UltraClean

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 biodiesel and UltraGuard Advanced Fuel Treatment, which contains stabilizers, organic dispersants, detergents, a corrosion inhibitor

November 2, 2016 Read Full Article

NYC Mayor de Blasio signs Biodiesel Heating Oil Bill into Law

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 city over the next two decades. The bill, led by Councilmember Costa Constantinides, passed in

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

KSC Is First College in the U.S. to Heat with Purified Waste Vegetable Oil

(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 announcement comes during Campus Sustainability Month, an international celebration of sustainability in higher education. The

October 5, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Proposes Major Updates to RFS Regulations

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 converted into renewable fuel at a single facility. As such, the RFS regulations impose requirements

October 4, 2016 Read Full Article

The Huge Unexploited Potential of Generating Biofuels from a Food Processing Residue, Palm Kernel Oil (PKO), with Ghana in Perspective

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 domestic and industrial use owing to the fact that it has over–relied on hydrothermal power

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

New Liquid Fuel Research & Training Center Opened

(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® fuel. Located in Plainview, NY, on Long Island, the 3,500-square-foor facility is operated by NORA

June 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Constantinides Calls For More Sustainable Heating

(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 use of biodiesel in home heating oil. The bill would increase biodiesel use from the

June 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Where Did Biofuels Technologies Come from?

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 biofuels originate from biomass.  The major difference between them is that fossil fuels are sequestered

June 2, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Biodiesel Popularity and Use Continues to Grow

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 customers,” said Tom Slunecka, CEO of the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council. As one

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Taking a Bite out of Emissions in the Big Apple

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, or possibly lukewarm, battle against air pollution. The images of smog and black air rising

February 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Bringing #Biodiesel to the Northeast

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 Conference & Expo in Tampa, Florida, Nazzaro participated in several panel discussions focused on how

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Industry Honors Climate Champions, Career Long-Achievements

(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. Landmark climate efforts, heavy duty vehicle market dominance, and lifetime careers dedicated to the advancement

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

NYC Council Member Sold on Biodiesel Benefits

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 the current standard of a two percent biodiesel blend is doing what it was intended

January 18, 2016 Read Full Article

First Community-Owned MA Biodiesel Plant to Open Early 2016

(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 oil waste from restaurants, schools and institutions in the area and convert it into

December 14, 2015 Read Full Article

USDA Provides Loan Guarantee Conditional Commitment to Build Georgia Biofuel Plant

(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 commitment, an important milestone in the ongoing development of the project, through its Biorefinery Assistance

December 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Renewable Drop-iIn Fuels at Scale, Construction in 2016: The Digest’s 8-Slide Guide to Ensyn

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 25 years.  Its technology has produced over 37 million gallons of renewable fuels and chemicals

November 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Council Members, Oil Lobby Square off in Tense Hearing on Biofuel Bills

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 showed up to challenge them. Both Intros 642 and 880 would expand the use of

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Producers Oppose Grassley Tax Credit Change: Amendment Could Hurt Consumers

(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, starting in 2016 it would convert the credit from one for blenders (those who make

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

AGQM Develops No-Harm Test for Biodiesel Heating Oil Stabilizers

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 fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) intended for blending with heating oil. AGQM says the sophisticated

October 7, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

The Key to Water Security Could Be Lurking in a New Mexico Sewage Farm

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,” says Peter Lammers, a professor in algal bioenergy at Arizona State University. “It grows in

September 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Ensyn Receives Key Regulatory Approval for its Renewable Diesel

(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 renewable diesel product, RFDiesel. This approval, pursuant to Title 40 CFR Part 79 of the

August 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Home Heating Oil Industry Using Biodiesel to Revive and Reinvent Itself

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 looking to move towards renewable fuels and have issued mandates in New York, Connecticut, Rhode

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Minnesota Biodiesel Demand Getting Warmer

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 states including New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts interested in using bioheat. Executive director

August 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol Performance Tests Successful

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 successful 1,000-hour performance runs for ICM’s patent-pending Generation 2.0 Co-Located Cellulose Ethanol process. ICM performed

August 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Energy Bill iIncludes Language Benefiting Bioenergy, Algae

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 published by the committee indicates Title III of the bill, which focuses on supply, includes

August 4, 2015 Read Full Article

The Pyromaniax, Class of 2015: The Top 10 Pyrolysis Projects in Renewable Fuels

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 the dawn of man.  But the numbers have never been so close to commercial, even

August 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Used as Home Heating Fuel

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 gas or propane, that’s not normally the case on the East Coast. “On the East

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Hospital Honored for Biofuel Initiative

(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 biofuel. Memorial uses an advanced cellulosic biofuel known as RFO, which is produced by Ensyn

July 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Ensyn and Youngstown Thermal Sign RFO™ Biofuel Supply Agreement

(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 to provide Youngstown Thermal up to 2,500,000 gallons of RFO per year, with deliveries to

June 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Baltpool: Biofuel Will Be 30% Cheaper in 2015-2016 Heating Season

(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 the previous season, reports LETA/ELTA. … Biofuel price accounts for around 50% of the final

June 30, 2015 Read Full Article
  Biodiesel and Bioheat Forum — August 19, 2015 — Mankato, MN

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 Bioheat experts, distributors and end users as well as local and national biodiesel experts for

June 18, 2015 Read Full Article

NORA Releases “Biodiesel in Home Heating” Report

(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 equipment. The report titled, “Developing a Renewable Biofuel Option for the Home Heating Sector“ was

June 3, 2015 Read Full Article

ASTM Releases Specifications for B20 Use in Heating Oil

(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 International, an organization which sets industry consensus standards for fuels, today released new performance

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Bill Would Mandate More Biofuel in Home Heating Oil

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 to 20% by 2030, under legislation being introduced by Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Queens) this week.

February 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Industry Honors Champions, Career Long-Achievements

(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 the leading technical institution for heating oil research in the world. Butcher is

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Biodiesel 2015: The Top 14 Trends for the New Year

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 impact? The headlines in recent months have revolved almost exclusively around falling commodity prices

January 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Continual Improvements to Continuous Flow Production

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 into the mix a continuous flow process technology and what once seemed simple is now

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with…Thomas Leue, President, Homestead Engineering

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 road fuel or for off-road, Yellow Biodiesel comes with full support to assist in any

December 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Elsevier Science Publishes "Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuels" by Anju Dahiya (Editor)

(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 liquid (biodiesel from oil seed crops, algae biofuel, waste-oil, ethanol etc.) and gaseous/electric (biogas, syngas,

December 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Top 10 Ways to Show Gratitude to Biodiesel Supporters on Thanksgiving

(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 those who support America’s advanced biofuel this Thanksgiving: 10. Clean your house for the big

November 25, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Global Biodiesel Additive Research Roundup

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 made, and room for improvement, in the biodiesel additive market. … Surging global demand for

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Remain an Important and Growing Sector for Developing Countries, New UNCTAD Report Says

(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 access to renewable energy sources sustainably and improving the livelihoods of people in developing countries.

November 5, 2014 Read Full Article

REG Expands Biodiesel Offerings in Northeast, Midwest

(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, the company announced Oct. 31. REG Energy Services LLC will offer ultra-low sulfur heating oil and

November 5, 2014 Read Full Article

A Sustainable, Affordable Diesel Oxygenate

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 not to like?   The Digest looks at xF Technologies. … (F)rom the EIA: “Oxygenates

November 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Research Shows up to 20% Biodiesel OK for Home Heating

(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 be used in heating oil without incident. This research includes both lab testing and field

October 14, 2014 Read Full Article

USDA Funds Bio-Energy Research in Central CT

(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 Phase II of a project that will determine the feasibility of implementing an alternative fuels

August 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Producers Share Revolutionary Efforts at Corn Ethanol Plants

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 for a while, many reject doing things in the same old way. Collectively, they want

August 7, 2014 Read Full Article

Bioheat Takes Center Stage at Atlantic Region Energy Expo

(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 energy event in the Northeast. … “As the biodiesel industry has grown to more than

May 7, 2014 Read Full Article

Fortum, UPM, Valmet Partner to Produce Advanced Biofuels

(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 develop catalytic pyrolysis technology for upgrading bio-oil and commercialize the solution.  According to several studies

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Ensyn and Memorial Hospital Sign RFO™ Biofuel Supply Agreement

(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, produced from forest residues, will be used by Memorial as a heating fuel, replacing petroleum-based

March 7, 2014 Read Full Article

State, Nat’l Soy Boards Tour NYC Depts. Using Biodiesel, Bioheat

(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 the dead of winter, or heating countless homes and buildings, biodiesel and Bioheat play an

January 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Boston Parks and Recreation Department Partners with Bioheat

(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 thanks to Bioheat’s advertising through CBS EcoMedia’s innovative EcoAd program. With Bioheat’s support, an

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Riley, McKeon & Giblin Bill to Promote Use of Bio-Based Heating Oil Released by Assembly Panel

(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 heating oil sold for residential, commercial or industrial heating uses within the state meet

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Tri-State Biodiesel’s Triple Play: Fashion, Tribute, Heating

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 the virtual “tent city” (for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week) with its 20 percent biodiesel fuel. “It was

October 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Agricultural Alchemy: Manure + Brewery Waste Could Yield Biofuel

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 of the Vermont Fuel Dealers Association, announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded

October 2, 2013 Read Full Article

EPA Expands Heating Oil Definition to Allow RINs

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 mixture of biodiesel and heating oil, could fall under the category to allow for Renewable

September 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Rhode Island Passes Statewide Bioheat Requirement

(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, 2014, every gallon of oil heat in the state will contain at least 2

July 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Bioheat’s ‘Proud 2B2’ Campaign Awards $30,000 to NYC Charities

(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 of a 2 percent biodiesel blend mandate for home heating oil, the four-week campaign recognized

April 10, 2013 Read Full Article

Maine Company Making Biofuel from Spent Grease

(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 any diesel engine or oil furnace with no modifications,” explained company founder Jarmin Kaltsas.

April 5, 2013 Read Full Article

EPA Issues Final Rule for Additional Qualifying Renewable Fuel Pathways under the RFS Program

(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, advanced biofuel, and cellulosic biofuel under the National Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. This final

February 25, 2013 Read Full Article

WVO Brings DC Biofuels, Tri-State Biodiesel Subsidiary Together

(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 (WVO). Because this renewable fuel will be produced in Washington, D.C., from locally collected WVO,

February 2, 2013 Read Full Article

NYC Proud 2B2 Renewable Warmup

(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 be blended with 2 percent biodiesel, also known as Bioheat Fuel. Already the

January 16, 2013 Read Full Article

REG Expands Biodiesel Positions to 4 New York City Area Terminals

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 MORE

January 2, 2013 Read Full Article

New Television Campaign Shows the 'Cool' Side of Bioheat

(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 the benefits of Bioheat. …The commercials began running throughout the Northeast in late November, and

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Deputy Assistant Secretary Of The Navy For Energy Visits Military's Biodiesel-Fueled Steam Plant

(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 oil blend Nov. 19. The plant is the Navy’s first one in the Mid-Atlantic area

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

NYC Biodiesel-Blended Heating Oil Requirement Starts Oct. 1

(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 in the city will contain at least 2 percent biodiesel. The blend is known as

October 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Local Energy Company Makes It Easy for Customers to Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

(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 with the grand opening of the first local biofuel blending plant in the central

October 24, 2012 Read Full Article

US EPA Direct Final, Proposed Rules Amend Heating Oil Definition

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 fuel standard (RFS2). … If a producer already meets the No. 1 or No. 2

September 26, 2012 Read Full Article

New Partnership Forged as NYC Prepares for Oct. 1 Bioheat Mandate

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 heating oil mandate goes into effect in just weeks. The companies say the new relationship

September 19, 2012 Read Full Article

EPA OK’s 30% Increase in US Biomass-Based Diesel Mandate as Domestic Production Capacity Expands

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 biomass-based diesel volume requirement under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), up from 1.0 billion

September 19, 2012 Read Full Article

The Lowdown on Making Jet Fuel and Diesel from Biomass

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 biodiesel, and drop-in replacements can be produced via hydrotreating or gasification plus Fischer-Tropsch (FT) technology.

August 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Genuine Bio-Fuel to Open Biodiesel Refinery in Lincoln Park, NJ

(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 jobs in the process. Genuine Bio-Fuel looks forward to branching out to New Jersey and

August 15, 2012 Read Full Article

New S50 Biofuel from Glycerol, Vegetable Oils, Animal fats or Used Cooking Oil

(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 used cooking oils. The oupput, depending on the selected raw materials, are a new biofuel

July 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Dealer Uses Truck to Wave Bioheat Flag

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 Oil, a Bioheat dealer based in Fitchburg will have his truck, complete with the Bioheat

July 4, 2012 Read Full Article

UOP Now Producing Economic Bio Oil at 7 Locations

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 refine the base oil into gasoline, diesel (up to 80 cetane) and jet fuel with

June 6, 2012 Read Full Article

20 New England Oilheat Dealers Pledge to Switch to Bioheat

(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 to cleaner-burning Bioheat. …“Many oilheat dealers today are waking up to the fact that the

March 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Motiva to Convert Storage to ULSD Heating Oil and Biodiesel at Sewaren Terminal

(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 Terminal in New Jersey.  Motiva’s conversion aims to meet its customers’ needs under a new State of

March 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Scholastic Beginnings: Bob Cerio Blazed the Biodiesel-Blended Heating Oil Trail—This Is His Story

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, R.I., public schools department decided to test biodiesel-blended heating oil at several of the department’s

March 2, 2012 Read Full Article

Oilheat’s War of Attrition: Can Oilheat Compete with Natural Gas in the Northeast?

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 fuels seems to have reached a fever pitch. With aggressive marketing campaigns unveiled over the

January 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Soybean Checkoff to Partner with Nine Clean Cities Coalitions

(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 only commercially available advanced biofuel. The soybean checkoff will partner with nine U.S. Department of

January 19, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Brewing up Power: Beer Maker Finalizes Biofuels Project

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 own malt waste a sole energy source and has been selected for nearly $500,000

January 13, 2012 Read Full Article

US EPA Publishes Direct Final Rule for Camelina RFS2 Pathway

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 energy cane, giant reed, and napiergrass pathways apply to ethanol and drop-in biofuels, the camelina

January 9, 2012 Read Full Article

Government of Canada Invests in Clean Energy in Alberta

(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 Hillyer, MP for Lethbridge, on behalf of the Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources,

December 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Venture Capitalist Marianne Wu On Why Now Is The Right Time For Biofuels

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 of people assume that green biofuels mean higher prices or worse performance. That’s changing. The

November 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Cassandra Lin, Rhode Island Student, Applauded For Recycled Biodiesel Project

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 lives and turning it into heating fuel for people in need. As you might imagine,

October 19, 2011 Read Full Article

UK Study Suggests Biodiesel Will Be Critical to Oilheat Market

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, according to a report published by the National Centre for Biorenewable Energy, Fuels and Materials

October 13, 2011 Read Full Article

Jobe, Huber Kick off Northeast Bioheat Workshop

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 was the sentiment echoed by keynote presenters during the one-day Northeast Bioheat Workshop held in

October 13, 2011 Read Full Article

Philadelphia-Based Co-op Launches Bioheat Initiative

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 Clean Heat video contest. Members of the group submitted videos of their experiences using Bioheat.

October 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Building Out for Bioheat

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 gas. The lack of proper storage and blending infrastructure in some Northeast markets, however, may

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Metro Opens Long Island Biodiesel Blending, Distribution Terminal

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 facility at Enterprise Park in Calverton, Long Island, N.Y. Metro will host a grand opening

September 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Power Shifts

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 in Boston. …Alternative fuels Despite several promising start-ups that make so-called biofuels from grasses, plant

July 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Southold Free Library Makes Successful Switch to Biofuels

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 one that burns 100 percent biofuels. Romanelli gave the library the burner free of

June 8, 2011 Read Full Article

Vermont Heating Oil to Contain Biodiesel

(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 energy legislation establishes low sulfur and biodiesel requirements for all heating oil sold in

May 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Taking It to the Hill: Making the Case for Advanced Biofuels to Congress

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 incredible progress the advanced biofuels industry is making in moving our nation closer to energy

May 26, 2011 Read Full Article

New York Program Promotes Use of Biodiesel in Generators

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 the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. According to the project, the use

April 18, 2011 Read Full Article
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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, research results of the application in engines (B100 and blends), in addition to current

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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

(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 with five or more units switch to cleaner fuels that will help provide a healthier, cleaner environment for residents

April 13, 2011 Read Full Article

UGES Expands New York Rail-to-Rack Biodiesel Terminal

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 and operated by Hart Petroleum, is the lone operating rail-to-rack terminal dedicated to biofuels on

March 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Paper Maker Turns Waste Wood to Biofuel, Jobs

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 as Rapid Thermal Processing, or RTP, converts local waste or scrap wood into a

March 1, 2011 Read Full Article

Study Confirms Viability of Jatropha Plant Oil for Electric Power Generation and Industrial Heating

(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 used for electric power generation and industrial heating. Testing by BNL of Jatropha oil provided

February 23, 2011 Read Full Article

The Top Five Heating Oil Stories to Watch in 2011

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 interesting and eventful year for heating oil dealers and consumers across the country. Below is

January 11, 2011 Read Full Article

Bioheat 2011 in the ‘New Normal’ Economy

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 existing oilheat consumer. In this fast-changing world, Bioheat represents a sustainable growth opportunity, presenting the

December 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Baltimore to Test Biofuels in City Boilers

(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 city buildings. Two Baltimore elementary schools are also testing biofuels.  READ MORE

December 20, 2010 Read Full Article

METRO Applauds Mayor Bloomberg for Signing NYC Biodiesel Heating Oil Legislation into Law

(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 on August 16th.  The law requires that all grades of heating oil sold in the

August 20, 2010 Read Full Article

New Generation Biofuels Receives Go Ahead for Long Term Boiler Test and Evaluation Program with Baltimore City Schools

(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 long term boiler test and evaluation of the Company’s proprietary biofuel in two of

July 6, 2010 Read Full Article

LPP Combustion Generates Clean, Green Power Using Bio‐ethanol

(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 a Lean, Pre‐mixed, Prevaporized (LPP) combustion technology that converts a wide variety of liquid fuels

June 24, 2010 Read Full Article

New Refinery Owner Hopes to Expand

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 site, while also launching a trailblazing low-sulfur home heating oil process. …“We don’t view the

June 3, 2010 Read Full Article

EU Debt Crisis Boosts Chance of Energy Tax Overhaul

(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, the new rules would be phased in between 2013 and 2018, laying down minimum

June 3, 2010 Read Full Article

LPP Combustion Generates Clean, Green Power Using Bio-ethanol

(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 has developed a Lean, Pre-mixed, Prevaporized (LPP) combustion technology that converts a wide variety of

June 3, 2010 Read Full Article

Washington College Maryland Tests Biofuel Heating Oil

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 100,000 gallons of #2 heating oil (diesel fuel) in one of its boilers per year,

January 22, 2010 Read Full Article

CP Rail Tests Animal-Fat, Vegetable-Oil Biodiesel

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 Canadian government, which plans to impose a 2 percent renewable fuel content in diesel and

December 2, 2009 Read Full Article

Anellotech Launches; Latest Fast Pyrolysis Venture Expands Growing Field of Biocrude Companies

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 UMass Amherst faculty member George Huber for producing clean, green “grassoline.” Huber will serve as

August 28, 2009 Read Full Article

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