Business Briefs

By Staff | May 01, 2013

The Industrial Fuel Cleaner and Transfer System by Innovative Products of America is a mobile unit designed to transfer and filter diesel, biodiesel and fuel blends. It features a 20-gallon-per-minute pump powered by two group 31 batteries, as well as a digitally metered nozzle to ensure accurate record keeping. The system also includes an 11-foot intake hose, a 12-foot output swivel hose for convenient transfer options, and an inline 10-micron water-blocking filter. IPA also offers the patent-pending Fleet Tank Sweeper, a device to clean fuel tanks without removing them from the vehicle, to help prevent filter blocking, injector wear, poor fuel mileage and power loss. The FTS includes flexible intake and output wands, a water-blocking filter with a clear sight glass, hoses and quick disconnect fittings. The FTS can be used to blend biodiesel and additives as well. Both products are made and assembled in the U.S. For more information, contact [email protected]

Former Promethean Biofuels business developer Roy Krebs has started a new company called Eco Feedstock. “While working at Promethean, I discovered a shortage of consistent and, most importantly, competitively priced feedstock,” Krebs tells Biodiesel Magazine. With access to proprietary nano emulsion technology, Krebs intends to help solve the pricing and consistency problems with feedstock by converting large volumes of low-quality waste oils such as brown grease “into high-grade oil that meets or exceeds virgin soy oil specs,” Krebs says. “Basically, the niche is supplying low-cost, highly refined ‘process-ready’ feedstock derived from waste oils and greases,” he adds. For more information, visit

The host, venue and date for the 2013 Collective Biofuels Conference is now set. The CBC board of directors announced that Dara Lor, president and founder of Summit Greasecycling, has been selected as the official host of the event, to take place Aug. 15-18 in Breckenridge, Colo., on the grounds of the newly constructed Colorado Mountain College. Lor has been active in the grassroots biodiesel community and as a participant of the CBC for several years. Boulder, Colo.-based ClearEcos will assist Lor in co-organizing the event. Lor and the other conference organizers can be reached at [email protected] Those who are interested in presenting or nominating someone else, or have ideas and topics of interest, are encouraged to reach out to Lor and the conference organizers. 

Select FF, the next generation of Oil-Dri Corp. of America’s natural silicates, offers fast filtration in a highly effective adsorbent for the removal of polar contaminants such as soaps, metals and phospholipids from fats and oils. Select FF is used to produce clean, quality edible oils and biodiesel feedstock to meet the most demanding specifications. Select FF improves oil throughput and is optimized for superior adsorbent flowability, even in extreme cold or high-moisture conditions. A secondary benefit is effective removal of chlorophyll and color pigments. In addition, it supports a higher flash point, lower cloud point and glycerin in biodiesel processing for multiple feedstock types. For more information, email [email protected]

After three years as chief operating officer for biodiesel trading and marketing firm Cima Green, Katirina Tracy has taken on a new role with the company as senior director of sales and operations. Cima Green says Tracy’s change in roles is driving the organization’s new strategy toward greater market focus. Tracy tells Biodiesel Magazine she’s excited about her new senior directorship of sales. “It’s been so nice to see such an outpouring of support for me in this new role,” she says, adding that driving sales, along with being a team leader and having a more direct involvement in trading, are welcomed responsibilities. “She’s one of only a few women in a senior trading role,” says Joseph Furando, Cima Green founder and senior vice president of sales and marketing. “I only see her going up from here.” Furando notes that, as COO, it was difficult for Tracy to get the needed face time with clients, something Tracy said she looks forward to.

SCS Global Services has announced the expansion of its biofuel certification services in Southeast Asia. The third-party environmental certification body will now conduct audits under the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification program, which will allow biofuel producers in Southeast Asia to meet the requirements for export into the European Union under the EU Renewable Energy Directive. A number of Asian countries have set national goals related to biofuel usage. The governments of Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines each have put biofuel mandates in place that require a certain percentage of energy to be produced with biofuels. Certifications like ISCC can ensure that the expansion of biofuel production will not negatively impact food security and will not create an incentive for deforestation. SCS also offers certifications for responsibly produced biofuels under the Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels and Bonsucro standards.

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