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Colonial Pipeline's new fuel grades permit renewable diesel
Posted December 1, 2010

 

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GreenHunter divests in biodiesel asset

In a move intended to avoid delisting by the New York Stock Exchange, GreenHunter Energy Inc. relinquished ownership of its 105 MMgy multifeedstock biodiesel production plant on the Houston Ship Channel in Texas, formerly operated under its subsidiary GreenHunter Biofuels LLC. According to Jonathan Hoopes, GreenHunter Energy president and CEO, the company transferred all of its ownership shares to a trust for holders of its 10 percent debentures due in 2012.READ MORE

Chicago area terminal soon to offer biodiesel

Beginning later this month, Renewable Energy Group Inc. will offer its branded REG-9000 biodiesel for splash blending at a Kinder Morgan terminal site near Chicago, in Agro, Ill. According to Jon Scharingson, REG's director of marketing, the new terminal will expand REG's downstream capabilities that will allow petroleum marketers to continue to supply biodiesel to a healthy B11 market.READ MORE 2011 Pacific West Biomass Conference & Trade Show

New York station now offering B5 to fleets

A new fuel station in the New York metro area is now offering B5 to customers. The location, a Sunoco station located in the in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx, caters primarily to fleet drivers. Biodiesel sold at the station is being supplied by Bronx-based Tri-State Biodiesel LLC, a local waste cooking oil collector, render and biodiesel marketer. TSB partners with Rochester-based Northern Biodiesel Inc. for biodiesel production. According to TSB CEO Brent Baker, his company supplies feedstock to Northern Biodiesel, and then markets the resulting biodiesel in the New York metro area.READ MORE

Burke joins RINAlliance board

The RINAlliance, a web-based renewable fuel compliance service, has added "the Godfather of biodiesel in the Northeast," Ed Burke, to its board of directors. Burke, the Chairman of Dennis K. Burke Inc, a Chelsea, Mass.-based fuel distributor of diesel, biodiesel and E85, said his new role is good for the RINAlliance due to geographical diversity. "I'm a good number to have for people that need the services of RINAlliance who are geographically far away from Iowa," he said.READ MORE

Diesel Emissions Reduction Act nears renewal

The Senate Environment and Public Works committee has reauthorized the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act first passed in 2005. Led by Chairwoman Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and ranking member Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., the move if passed will continue a loan program initially set up to reduce diesel emissions via upgrades and modernization of older diesel engines and equipment. Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, and Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., introduced initial legislation in 2005 and the program was approved by a vote of 92-1. The program is set to expire in the 2011 fiscal year.READ MORE

CRFA unveils Canadian industry report card

The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association released an industry report card during its 7th annual Canadian Renewable Fuels Summit, held Nov. 29-Dec. 1 in Gatineau, Quebec, highlighting the nation's recent successes and offering an outlook for biofuels progress in Canada. The report, titled "Growing Beyond Oil - Delivering Our Energy Future," was released to conference attendees, industry stakeholders and Canadian government officials, and is the first comprehensive review of Canada's biofuels industry, according to the CRFA.READ MORE

EPA releases 2011 RFS2 volume requirements

The U.S. EPA has released final 2011 volume requirements for the renewable fuel standard, RFS2. While the agency reduced the volume requirement for cellulosic biofuel due to low production estimates, the standard for advanced biofuel has been maintained at the statuary level of 1.35 billion gallons. According to the EPA, the standard for advanced biofuel is able to be maintained because the agency believes that production of other advanced biofuels, such as biodiesel, renewable diesel, and sugarcane ethanol, will be sufficient to fill the gap caused by the disconnect between the statuary requirements for cellulosic biofuel and the actual volume of the fuel that is expected to be produced.READ MORE
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