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Boeing to help develop a sustainable aviation biofuels industry in China
Posted June 2, 2010



National Biodiesel Conference
February 4-7, 2013 - Las Vegas Nevada

Solar reforming waste CO2 to diesel fuel

An alliance of industry, academic and government organizations, formed to commercialize technologies that will utilize concentrated solar energy to convert waste carbon dioxide (CO2) into diesel fuel, was announced June 1. The alliance team members include Sandia National Laboratories, Renewable Energy Institute International, Pacific Renewable Fuels, Pratt Whitney Rocketdyne (a United Technologies Division), Quanta Services, Desert Research Institute and Clean Energy Systems. In addition, commercial partners have signed on to advance work on the first round of commercial plants.READ MORE

Marine Corps Base Hawaii testing B20

Pacific Biodiesel Inc. announced that the Marine Corps Base Hawaii is using a B20 blend of biodiesel for the first time as of May 28, part of the Biodiesel Demonstration in Tactical Vehicles Project. Pacific Biodiesel is donating the biodiesel, made locally from used cooking oil, for the project's initial fill-up.READ MORE Bill Fair

Biofuels add $2 billion to Canadian economy

The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association released on May 26 the first-ever comprehensive third party economic impact assessment of renewable fuels investments in Canada. The assessment conducted by econometric firm Doyletech Corp. concluded that, "The grand total of the annual positive economic impact of renewable fuels is $2.013 billion." The report studied 28 ethanol and biodiesel plants across Canada and added that there were major benefits from renewable fuels in "rural revitalization, increased oil exports from western Canada, industrial development, and valuable options for rebalancing fuel 'mix.'"READ MORE

New FAME meter tests down to 1 ppm

Kam Controls Inc. of Houston, Texas, has successfully conducted a test of its upcoming in-line fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) detector-the Kam FAME Meter. The test, conducted in the lab with jet fuel contaminated with varying amounts of FAME, confirms the accuracy, stability and repeatability of the science and electronics behind the detector. Accurate detection of FAME levels is critical for aviation safety. Recently the management agency for NATO's largest European pipeline (CEPMA), supplying both NATO and civilian airports, announced all clients must provide proof that deliveries satisfy current mandates of less than 5 parts per million (ppm) of FAME.READ MORE

House passes biodiesel tax credit

Last week was a turbulent one for those in the biodiesel industry as reissuance of the federal 1$ per gallon tax credit, or at least a Congressional vote, was anticipated by many. As the week began the House was expected to vote on the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act (H.R. 4213) early in the week, leaving time for the Senate to act on the legislation before the Memorial Day recess. As the Friday morning leading up to the holiday passed, and as it looked as if the measure wouldn't even see a House vote until after the break, representatives took up the measure in the afternoon and passed H.R. 4213.READ MORE
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