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The biodiesel tax credit and oil spill liability
Posted May 26, 2010

 

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Sekure Kap marketed to stop grease theft

Kastalon Inc., based out of Alsip, Ill., has designed and manufactured a fixture to lock internal fryer oil and yellow grease tank-systems and their contents. As demand for biodiesel grows and yellow grease prices surge, theft has been on the rise.READ MORE

NBB honors Rice U. for glycerin research

Escherichia coli-E. coli for short-is often identified as a bacterium that contributes to foodborne illness. But research led by a Rice University scientist has discovered ways to use a safe, non-pathogenic E. coli to convert glycerin into high value fuels and chemicals. Ramon Gonzalez, William W. Akers Assistant Professor in the Departments of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Bioengineering at Rice University in Houston, also chair of Glycos Biotechnologies Inc.'s Scientific Advisory Board, received the 2010 Glycerin Innovation Award during the Annual Meeting & Expo of the American Oil Chemists' Society. The Award is sponsored annually by The Soap and Detergent Association and the National Biodiesel Board and administered by AOCS. Gonzalez was presented with a $5,000 honorarium and plaque for his work.READ MORE Bill Fair

IBB, PMCI host free biodiesel webinar May 27

The Iowa Biodiesel Board and the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa are teaming up for a free webinar, "Biodiesel Economics: What's In It For Me?" to outline how today's federal and state incentives can make biodiesel blends a profit margin earner for businesses.READ MORE

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Biodiesel wins students a presidential award

Seven Westerly Middle School students in Westerly, R.I., have been awarded the 2010 President's Environmental Youth Award. They are the only winner selected in U.S. EPA's New England region. At a series of events and a ceremony in Washington, D.C., the youths are being recognized for their "TGIF" project: "Turn Grease into Fuel." The students, Cassandra Lin, John Perino, Marissa Chiaradio, Taylor Fiore-Chettiar, Vanessa Bertsch, Miles Temel and Alaxander Lin are members of the Westerly Innovations Network at Westerly Middle School. Together, they decided to do their part in tackling global warming by creating a sustainable project that collected waste cooking oil, refined it into biofuel, and distributed it.READ MORE

Tax credit scheduled for a vote this week

Congress is expected to act on legislation this week that would reinstate the $1 per gallon biodiesel blender tax credit. The industry anxiously watches, and waits.READ MORE
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