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REG idles 2 biodiesel plants, lays off workers

The largest U.S. biodiesel company, Renewable Energy Group Inc., idled two of its plants and laid off 22 workers on March 29 and March 30 due to the continued lapse of the biodiesel tax credit. The company halted production at its 12-MMgy REG Ralston plant and the 30-MMgy REG Newton facility, both in Iowa.READ MORE

Heartland develops new column design

Heartland Biodiesel Supply has developed a new patent-pending purification column design to make handling and removal of purification media easier, safer and more efficient for biodiesel plant operators. The idea behind the new design came from the water treatment industry, said Jim Westphal, owner of Heartland Biodiesel Supply. "That's where ion exchange resin is used in the largest capacity," Westphal told Biodiesel Magazine.READ MORE

Diesels can meet tomorrow's CAFE goals today

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. EPA established new federal rules on April 1 setting the nation's first greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards into place, and significantly increasing the fuel economy of all new U.S. passenger cars and light trucks-and clean diesels are ready to meet the challenge today. Clean diesel technology was given special mention as one advanced pathway to increasing automakers' fleet fuel economy standards. "EPA and [the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration] expect that some manufacturers may choose to pursue more advanced fuel-saving technologies like hybrid vehicles, clean diesel engines, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles," the DOT stated.READ MORE
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