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A preview of the November issue
Posted September 30, 2009

 

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New ASTM petroleum products standard covers alternatives to conventional aviation fuel

Finding alternatives to conventionally derived aviation fuel was the impetus behind a new ASTM International standard, ASTM D7566, Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuels Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons. The new standard was developed by Subcommittee D02.J0.06 on Emerging Turbine Fuels, part of ASTM International Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants.READ MORE

Natural Resources Canada awards Methes in ecoEnergy for Biofuels program

Ontario biodiesel producer, Methes Energies Canada Inc. learned Sept. 28 that it will receive up to $5.4 million through the Natural Resources Canada program ecoENERGY for Biofuels. "Our government is delivering results for families and workers in Mississauga by encouraging clean energy development," said the Minister of Natural Resources Lisa Raitt. "By investing in this project, we are helping to create and sustain local jobs and economic opportunities now, when they're needed the most."READ MORE 9

BioFuelBox installs first biodiesel plant in Idaho

BioFuelBox Inc. announced its first installation of a new biodiesel technology has been operational since August at a potato processing facility in American Falls, Idaho. "Since we turned the plant on in August we've had 15 consecutive ASTM passes, and it hasn't failed," said Rick Reddy, vice president of marketing.READ MORE

Ultra Green adds NY terminals

Chicago-based Ultra Green Energy Services LLC announced the addition of two terminals to its expanding New York network. The additional terminals expand Ultra Green's biodiesel network from the tip of Long Island to Westchester County and the Connecticut border.READ MORE

Pro sports: biodiesel takes them out to the ball game

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Chris Dickerson sees a new movement afoot in professional sports. His team and others are leading the way towards more sustainable practices in parks and stadiums. A growing number of pro sports teams recognize that biodiesel is a team player in their sustainability efforts. From using the fuel in their stadiums, to collecting concession grease for biodiesel producers, to educational campaigns about alternative energy, the green trend is growing.READ MORE

Jatrodiesel: making money, growing fast

Inc. Magazine's list of fastest growing companies featured Ohio's Jatrodiesel at the 550 slot and ranked 22 in the energy sector. The selection is evidence that there's still money to be made in the biodiesel industry, despite continued reports of bankruptcies, stalled capacities and high-priced commodities.READ MORE

Palm oil crusade targets UN's climate change talks in Bangkok

With more than 4,000 delegates convening in Bangkok to discuss climate change over the next days, World Growth, a nongovernmental organization and palm oil advocate, decided it was the time to launch its campaign. World Growth's "Palm Oil Green Development Campaign" will focus on "setting the record straight and correcting the falsehoods and misconceptions" propagated by others like Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth.READ MORE
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