Inside January 2010


Reinventing Oilheat

BY Ron KotrbaOilheat leaders convened in September and resolved to clean their industry's image by greening its fuel. Ultra-low sulfur fuel oil and biodiesel blends are the tools prescribed to get the job done. READ MORE

Biodiesel Brand Names

BY Nicholas ZemanAs the industry evolves, companies are trying to distinguish themselves with branding campaigns that emphasize service, additive packages and premium quality. READ MORE

A Continuing Effort

BY Nicholas ZemanProduct life-cycle analysis is a relatively new but important science to the renewable fuels industries. In conjunction with the USDA, University of Idaho researchers have produced a new energy balance study for soy biodiesel concluding that methyl ester manufacturing returns more than four times the fossil fuel energy it requires. Biodiesel Magazine talks with UI��s Dev Shrestha about the study��s details. READ MORE

Sweet Catalysis

BY Susanne Retka SchillA chemistry professor at Wake Forest University has been working on a new catalyst for biodiesel production, and catalyzing his students to become biodiesel boosters. READ MORE

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