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Pennsylvania gears up for B2 mandate
Posted March 17, 2010



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EIA reports rising heating oil prices

Residential heating oil prices increased during the week ending March 8, 2010. The average residential heating oil price rose 1.9 cents per gallon to reach $2.91 per gallon, 73.7 cents per gallon higher than the same time last year. Wholesale heating oil prices gained 6.7 cents per gallon to reach $2.18 per gallon, 87.6 cents per gallon higher than at this time last year.READ MORE

Cyclogine markets new biodiesel catalyst

More and more products are surfacing to compete directly with sodium methylate for market share in the catalyst sector of biodiesel processing. As the industry is embracing low-quality feedstocks for production, new catalysts are needed that deal with a variety of animal fats, waste greases and waste vegetable oils. "Sodium methylate works better for very clean, degummed feedstocks," said Jeff Fischer of Cyclogine Inc., a Wisconsin-based, start-up biodiesel technology provider.READ MORE Biodiesel Magazine

PA ag dept., NBB to host biodiesel event

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the National Biodiesel Board are holding a one-day event, called the Pennsylvania Biofuel Development Conference, on April 20. The purpose of the conference will be to provide information to biodiesel producers on what should be expected when the state's B2 mandate goes into effect May 1.READ MORE

New biodiesel project comes to SoCal

A new biodiesel project, Golden State Biofuel, is under development in southern California. Located in Indio, Calif., Golden State Biofuel is finalizing the permitting phase for its 1 MMgy biodiesel refinery being positioned in a preexisting Indio building.READ MORE

Biodiesel producers receive Farm Bill grants

During the first round of fiscal year 2009 Farm Bill funding for renewables, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack awarded funding to 123 recipients in 34 states to accelerate the production and usage of advanced biofuels. Among those receiving money was FutureFuels Chemical Co. of Batesville, Ark. This integrated biodiesel refinery and chemical producer was awarded more than $544,000.READ MORE

HeatProbes help biodiesel stay warm en route

In the northern regions of the U.S. and Canada, winter temperatures can reach minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit-a harsh environment for biodiesel transport. Thermex Engineered Systems Inc. has developed a system for in-transit heating of biodiesel during cold weather transport, a retrofit system that can be used to upgrade existing uninsulated fuel tankers to accommodate biodiesel transport.READ MORE

Senate passes biodiesel tax incentive

On March 10, the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 4213, the American Workers, State, and Business Relief Act of 2010, by a 62 to 36 margin. Among its provisions, the legislation provides a one year retroactive extension of the biodiesel tax incentive.READ MORE
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