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Fuel terminal problems still a 'mystery'
Posted January 13, 2010



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ISO standard to make bioenergy sustainable

ISO will develop an International Standard to address sustainability issues linked to bioenergy. The standard will be produced by a new ISO project committee, ISO/PC 248, Sustainability criteria for bioenergy.READ MORE

WASDE: U.S., world see record soybean crops

USDA continued to raise its projections for soybean exports in the most recent World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate report released Jan. 12. It also continued to ratchet up its U.S. harvest numbers, with the 2009 soybean crop now estimated at a record 3.36 billion bushels, up 42 million bushels from the previous month. Soybean yield was estimated to reach a record 44 bushels per acre.READ MORE Biodiesel Magazine

Checkoff study examines soy rail rates

The U.S. railroad industry represents one of the most important methods of transportation for the soy industry, but lately it has presented some challenges to U.S. soybean farmers. Recently, the Soy Transportation Coalition (STC), with funding from the soybean checkoff, published "Railroad Movement of Soybeans and Soy Products," a comprehensive report that sheds light on the crucial role railroads play in the entire journey from farm to dinner plate.READ MORE

2G seals American distribution agreement

Cenergy Power Systems Technologies, based in Orange Park, Fla., and founded by a former Caterpillar executive, started to focus on bio-power applications in 2009. Within two months of its incorporation, Germany-based 2G Bio-Energy Technology Corp.-with more than 1,000 power plants installed internationally-acquired 25 percent of Cenergy's stock. Now, Cenergy has an exclusive agreement to market 2G's combined heat and power (CHP) and biodiesel refining systems in the Americas.READ MORE

Imperium reveals explosion cause

The explosion last month at Imperium Renewables Inc.'s 100 MMgy biodiesel plant, Imperium Grays Harbor in Washington, was caused by an oversupply of sulfuric acid into the glycerin neutralization tank, which led to an unexpected exothermic reaction that ruptured the equipment, the company stated. "Typically, sulfuric acid is mixed with glycerin to neutralize the pH level. When mixed at the recommended ratio, the chemical reaction does not pose a safety threat."READ MORE

Minnesota lifts biodiesel mandate for No.1

Citing a "fallout" problem that is only happening in No. 1 diesel fuel, which contains biodiesel percentages by law in the state, Minnesota has lifted its renewable fuel requirement for the winter months. "They say it's only happening in No. 1," Kelly Strebig told Biodiesel Magazine. Strebig mans the "biodiesel helpline" at the University of Minnesota's Center for Diesel Research in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.READ MORE
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