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The End of an Era?
Posted November 17, 2010



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BDI reports 9-month success will continue

For the first nine months of 2010, BDI-Bioenergy International AG has seen an increase of 33.7 percent in sales, equaling a 304 percent increase over the previous year. The Austrian-based waste-to-biofuel technology provider attributes the nine-month span's success to the progress made in large projects, the intensified efforts for after-sales business and the optimization of existing biodiesel plants, according to Marlis Neuhold, assistant on the management board of BDI.READ MORE

CityLink promotes B20 use in buses

In an effort to reduce emissions by taking environmental action, municipal transit service provider CityLink unveiled a fully wrapped 1999 model bus to promote the use of B20 blends in its diesel-fueled fleets during a media event on Nov. 12 in Peoria, Ill.READ MORE 2011 Pacific West Biomass Conference & Trade Show

Chinese plantations purchased for jatropha

Another jatropha plantation development is in the works. This time, AMG Bioenergy Resources, a startup company focused on renewable energy, has signed a letter of intent with China Zhejiang Biodiesel Co., to acquire a eucalyptus and jatropha plantation in southern China. Both existing plantations reside in the same area and will eventually be turned from a 145 hectare eucalyptus and 330 hectare jatrohpa set of plantations to one large plantation around 400 hectares.READ MORE

Economic policy could impact Bioheat

The Federal Reserve recently announced it will buy $600 billion in U.S. treasury bonds. The action, known as "quantitative easing," essentially increases the supply of money within the economy, thereby decreasing the value of the U.S. dollar when compared to other currencies. While this type of action is intended to help jumpstart the economy, Matt Cota, executive director of the Vermont Fuel Dealers Association, said it can lead to rising commodity prices, which hurt consumers.READ MORE

Promethean wins CalRecycle award

Temecula, Calif.-based Promethean Biofuels Cooperative Corp., which operates a 2 MMgy biodiesel production facility, has been recognized by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) for its waste reduction efforts. As a winner of the 2010 CalRecycle Waste Reduction Award Program, Promethean will receive authorization to use the WRAP winner logo with its products, advertising and business websites to publicize its waste reduction achievements.READ MORE

Rendell doles out state alternative fuel grants

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell announced $7.9 million in statewide alternative energy grants for 21 projects in biofuels, natural gas and electric-powered vehicles. Additional private funds, $22.1 million worth, are being matched to help finish the projects, which would bring a total economic impact worth $30 million. Rendell said the funding further strengthens Pennsylvania's reputation as a leader in clean energy innovation and use.READ MORE
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