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Taking a look at the fossil/renewable subsidy numbers
Posted September 23, 2009



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EC representatives give update on renewable policy progress

Ariane de Dominicis and Wojciech Winkler spoke about implementation of the EU renewable fuel policies at a Sept. 23 Webinar hosted by the International Fuel Quality CenterREAD MORE

Mansfield Oil and Yara partner to market diesel exhaust fluid

Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) and the aftertreatment technologies relying on it are critical in giving original equipment manufacturers the ability to make new diesel drivetrains that can meet U.S. EPA's strict 2010 reductions for on-road diesel exhaust. Yara International, out of Oslo, Norway, is the world's largest producer of DEF and will be leveraging Mansfield Oil's supply and logistics infrastructure to sell the Air 1 brand. "Mansfield's Delivery One network is already poised to provide DEF in every major local market," the company stated on Monday.READ MORE 9-23

Kinder Morgan begins biodiesel shipments on Oregon Pipeline

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P. today announced it has started commercial transportation of blended 2 percent biodiesel (B2) through its 115-mile Oregon Pipeline that runs from Portland to Eugene. The company recently completed a successful test batch by moving B2 through the pipeline. Upon receipt of B2 at both its Portland and Eugene facilities, extensive tests were performed on the biodiesel blend to ensure that the samples met specifications.READ MORE

RFS2 comments due Friday, Sept. 25

The comment period for the U.S. EPA's proposed rule to implement the renewable fuels standard is due to close Friday, Sept. 25. Both the American Soybean Association and the National Biodiesel Board are encouraging those supporting the biodiesel industry to submit their comments, if they haven't already.READ MORE

Subsidies for fossil fuels double that of renewables

A study of energy subsidies by the Environmental Law Institute released Sept. 18 confirmed the federal government provides substantially larger subsidies to fossil fuels than to renewables.READ MORE

Oilheat leaders support industry-imposed bioheat target by mid-2010

At a national oilheat industry policy summit last week in Baltimore, Md., leaders expressed unequivocal support for biodiesel-blended heating oil, ultra-low sulfur heating oil and other clean fuels. Oilheat organizations, such as the National Oilheat Research Alliance, the New England Fuel Institute and the Petroleum Marketers Association of America, approved a statement resolving to ensure that by July 2010, a minimum of 2 percent bio content is present in all U.S. heating oil.READ MORE

Ultra Green Energy Services gets Oxford, Conn., a nice biodiesel price

Providing "floating" biodiesel prices has allowed Ultra Green Energy Services of Chicago to create some enticing deals for would-be buyers, said Michael Cooper, vice president of sales and trading for UGES. The city of Oxford, Conn., recently negotiated with UGES to supply the city works and appliances with B5. UGES reported that its selling price of $2.35 per gallon was more than a dollar less than what the city was paying under a previous contract.READ MORE
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