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Posted December 31, 1969



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Volkswagen diesel wins green car award

For the first time ever, the Green Car Journal gave a diesel car its Green Car of the Year award. Editors at the magazine chose Volkswagen AG's Jetta TDI as the greenest car of 2009 based on its emissions, price point and fuel economy, according to Green Car Journal editor and publisher Ron Cogan.READ MORE

Symposium focuses on biodiesel feedstock research

A one-day symposium held in St. Louis on Nov. 21, titled "High Yield Pathways for Production," focused on recommendations to further biodiesel feedstock development. The Center for Evergreen Energy at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center sponsored the event, which covered near-term feedstocks, long-term feedstocks and algae.READ MORE Methes

University of Arkansas to study methanol use

Students at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville have received a $10,000 grant through the U.S. EPA's People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) program to study how to use methanol to more easily and efficiently convert feedstock to biodiesel.READ MORE

Greenline, Lummus partner to produce biodiesel

California-based Greenline Industries Inc., a provider of modular biodiesel production equipment, and Georgia-based Lummus Corp., a supplier of cotton ginning equipment, announced Nov. 19 they have signed a joint sales and marketing agreement to jointly provide comprehensive solutions for customers to produce biodiesel from cottonseed oil.READ MORE

Discovery Channel to feature Lake Erie Biofuels

A camera crew visited Lake Erie Biofuels LLC's 45 MMgy biodiesel plant in Erie, Pa., on Nov. 20 to film a Discovery Channel documentary that will air in February. "Shades of Green" will showcase the cutting edge technology and on-site laboratories that Lake Erie Biofuels utilizes at its year-old facility.READ MORE

Colorado company to recycle holiday oil

Thanksgiving chefs can help the environment and biodiesel producers by recycling their turkey fryer oil in several Colorado and Wyoming cities. Rocky Mountain Sustainable Enterprises LLC, a grease recycling service, is partnering with 13 cities across the Front Range for its second Holiday RecycOil event.READ MORE

Senators: Exclude indirect land use from RFS

Six U.S. senators have sent the U.S. EPA a letter stating their concerns with the agency's forthcoming Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement the updated renewable fuels standard as required by the Energy Independence & Security Act of 2007. The senators argue that the calculations pertaining to indirect land use are based on "incomplete science and inaccurate assumptions."READ MORE

Waxman to chair House energy committee

The U.S. House of Representative's Democratic caucus voted 137 to 122 to appoint Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, unseating veteran chairman Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich. The energy and commerce committee holds jurisdiction over many of the energy and climate change issues that directly affect renewable fuels.READ MORE

REG celebrates grand opening of Illinois plant

Ames, Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group held the grand opening of its Blackhawk Biofuels LLC in Danville, Ill., on Nov. 19. Biodiesel industry leaders and community representatives celebrated the grand opening of the 45 MMgy biodiesel facility, which is owned by a group of more than 500 individual investors and managed by REG.READ MORE

EPA announces 2009 RFS changes

The U.S. EPA has announced that the 2009 renewable fuels standard (RFS) blending requirement will be set at 10.21 percent to ensure that at least 11.1 billion gallons of renewable fuels are blended into transportation gasoline.READ MORE
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