October 2006

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Business Briefs

BBI seeks to expand staff



Editor's Note

By Tom Bryan

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NBB In Sight

By Joe Jobe

Legal Perspectives

By Ron Vaske

Talking Point

By W.L. Lewis


Industry pioneer Randall von Wedel speaks at length with Biodiesel Magazine about a rather ostensibly unknown fuel quality issue-the potential role of sterols in one of the most common biodiesel problems around.

Remember December

By Nicholas Zeman

With a new test in place and some lessons learned the hard way, the Minnesota biodiesel program is geared for a less "devastating" winter in its sophomore season. As Washington prepares to implement a similar requirement for diesel fuel, will it learn from the North Star State's December debacle?

Fitting In with ULSD

By Holly Jessen

Since the U.S. EPA began marshaling in ultra-low sulfur diesel, the biodiesel industry has been clinging to the prospect of becoming the diesel industry's near-term lubricity additive of choice. With that expectation fading, however, it now looks like America's new diesel is neither friend nor foe.

Can the agribusiness industry stretch to accommodate the demands for global food and fuel supplies? It's definitely a hot topic. A recent conference, the Soya Summit 2006: Food and Energy for the 21st Century, brought together leaders from both industries for honest discourse about the opportunities and challenges ahead.

Mersereau stands on the tracks of a Bombardier snowcat powered by B20.

Conquering the Cold

By Lindsey Irwin

For the past two ski seasons, Rymes Propane & Oil has supplied Cranmore Mountain Resort, a popular New Hampshire ski destination, with B20 for its snow-grooming fleet. Despite sometimes grueling winter conditions, the blend performed flawlessly, according to an independent report.

Evanoff fuels a truck with biodiesel at the Mammoth Hot Springs in October 1995. Evanoff helped Yellowstone National Park become the first national park to use biodiesel.

National Park Power

By Ron Kotrba

Following the lead of Yellowstone National Park, more than 50 national parks, from Kentucky to Alaska, are now using biodiesel blends and B100. It's a story that's been a decade in the making.

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