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BDI wins upgrade contract for Spanish plant

BDI-BioEnergy International AG recently won a contract to upgrade Altorricon, Spain-based Aragon SL, a biodiesel plant that began operating in 2008 designed to process virgin oils, with an installed production capacity of 100,000 metric tons (about 30 million gallons) per year. The order is worth around 4.6 million ($6.3 million USD).READ MORE

NREL releases BioEnergy Atlas

BioEnergy Atlas, a Web portal that provides access to two bioenergy analysis and mapping tools, was released on Sept. 28 by the U.S. DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The visualization screening tools, BioPower and BioFuels Atlas, allow users to layer related bioenergy data onto a single map to gather information on biomass feedstocks, biopower and biofuels potential, production and distribution. BioEnergy Atlas is an improvement over current tools in that it enables more timely and accurate analysis of the potential of given sites to be successful biomass producers.READ MORE 2011 Biodiesel Industry Directory

Webinar addresses New York biodiesel policies

On Sept. 30 the National Biodiesel Board hosted a webinar to showcase New York's Bioheat program. The event was moderated by NBB Director of Sustainability Don Scott, and featured presentations by New York City Council Member James Gennaro, who chairs the council's Committee on Environmental Protection, and New York State Deputy Secretary for the Environment Peter Iwanowicz.READ MORE

Brown grease recycling partnership formed

Green Equity Holdings Inc. recently entered into a letter of intent with Florida-based clean energy solutions provider Strategic Energy Supplies Corp. to jointly build and deploy brown grease waste recycling facilities across the country. The transaction, contingent upon further due diligence review and other conditions, is expected to be finalized by the end of October.READ MORE

Report: B20 reduces worker health risks

The results are in for a new biodiesel versus diesel exhaust exposure study. The study, Biodiesel versus Diesel: A Pilot Study Comparing Exhaust Exposures for Employees at a Rural Municipal Facility, indicates "that B20 use dramatically reduces work area respirable particle and formaldehyde levels compared with petroleum diesel." Performed by Keene State College of New Hampshire at a recycling center, the work was aimed at combining established industrial hygiene and environmental air monitoring methods to evaluate diesel and biodiesel blend exposure profiles in an occupational setting utilizing nonroad diesel equipment. "Overall," the study stated, "this suggests that biodiesel blends reduce worker exposure to and health risk from petroleum diesel exhaust."READ MORE

Brown grease demo biodiesel plant starts up

A demonstration plant located at the Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant in San Francisco constructed to produce biodiesel fuel from restaurant trap grease has begun operation. The plant is the first municipal wastewater program in the United States to create biodiesel from the waste feedstock, according to developer URS Corp. The demonstration treatment plant will process 10,000 gallons per day of trap waste, recovering 300 to 500 gallons a day of brown grease and converting it to biodiesel.READ MORE

Dow pilot esterification unit tours Pennsylvania

A new skid-mounted pilot esterification unit, developed by Dow Water & Process Solutions with funding from the alternative fuels incentive program in the Pennsylvania department of environmental protection, is now making its way around the state's biodiesel plants. Al Schulz, senior scientist with Dow Water & Process Solutions, told Biodiesel Magazine that the transportable pilot unit was created to help teach customers and suppliers in Pennsylvania how to use Dow's Amberlyst BD20 solid acid esterification catalyst for optimum results.READ MORE

Lincvolt: Neil Young's biodiesel-powered hybrid

Neil Young made a special appearance Sept. 23 in support of his "Repowering the American Dream" Lincvolt automotive environmental initiative. The event, which was held in the lobby of the Hollywood, Fl.-based Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, offered attendees the rare opportunity to get an up-close look at Young's prototype, zero-emissions 1959 Lincoln Continental convertible.READ MORE
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