Vilsack talks biodiesel in Hawaii, plans to close USDA offices

Vilsack noted the naval base became the first Hawaii military marine fleet to use biodiesel in 2009 when it replaced 20-year-old Navy-operated tour boats with five new boats that can run on B100. Hawaii-based Pacific Biodiesel Inc. supplies the fuel.
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Crude glycerin burner for heat, power undergoes testing at NCSU

Applied Combustion Technologies licensed a patent-pending technology developed at NCSU that combusts crude glycerol in a burner for industrial heat and power applications. A DOE grant is helping mature the technology and cover testing in Raleigh.
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US EPA publishes direct final rule for camelina RFS2 pathway

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. The camelina pathway applies specifically to biodiesel and renewable diesel.
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Biodiesel winter use considerations help ensure smooth operations

According to the Biodiesel Use and Handling Guide (Fourth Edition), guidelines to follow for storing B100 in winter months include storing the fuel at temperatures 5 to 10 degrees above the cloud point of the B100, along with insulation and more.
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Heliae rings in New Year with new hires, intellectual property

Arizona-based algae technology company Heliae announced on Jan. 10 the hiring of three key team members, Adrian Galvez, Anna Lee Tonkovich and Mike Rohlfsen, as well as three significant additions to its expanding portfolio of intellectual property.
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Nat'l biodiesel show general sessions include oil, diesel reps

Top brass among petroleum trade associations will discuss everything from the industry's perception of biodiesel as a mainstream product, to the future of Bioheat, to how energy policy will leave a lasting imprint on everyone in the energy industry.
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Springboard, Pinnacle help schools finance biodiesel processors

Springboard Biodiesel LLC has tapped Tacoma, Wash.-based small business lender Pinnacle Capital to help facilitate unique finance mechanisms for public and private educational institutions that seek to implement small-scale biodiesel production.
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Company advocates for the use of biodiesel at power plants

Alabama-based Clean Energy Pathways is working to help coal-fired utilities meet state and federal compliance standards, by helping to identify methods to increase efficiency and produce a portion of renewable power from biodiesel fed to boilers.
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April 16-19, 2012
Colorado Convention Center
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June 4-7, 2012
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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November 27-29, 2012

Houston, Texas

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