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Posted January 27, 2010



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February 4-7, 2013 - Las Vegas Nevada

Iowa officials campaign for biodiesel

Biofuels producers combine to make up an $8 billion dollar industry in Iowa and support about 80,000 jobs, but it is suffering. "With volatile oil prices, the global credit crunch and the lapse of the federal biodiesel tax incentive, almost half of the state's biodiesel plants have gone idle or have already closed their doors," the Iowa Biodiesel Board said on Jan. 21, the same day Gov. Chet Culver was in Washington testifying before a U.S. Senate subcommittee on extending the tax incentive.READ MORE

Mississippi plant installs MasPower generator

To power its new biodiesel plant in Gulfport, Miss., Go Green Energy LLC turned to Mastry Engine Center for a specially-built MasPower MEC45DSA generator. The Go Green Energy facility utilizes two water wells and a geothermal unit for heating and cooling. Powering the equipment, as well as the building, its 45 kilowatt MasPower generator features a heavy-duty Yanmar 4TNV98T engine. Achieving 90 percent efficiency, even motor waste heat is recycled in the biodiesel manufacturing process, as well as in additional hydronic heating during the winter.READ MORE Biodiesel Magazine

Dexter installs largest Cold Clear unit

Nathan DeMartino, president of Dexter Biodiesel Solutions in Pearland, Texas, said his company recently sold its first BCC900 Cold Clear unit to Keystone BioFuels, a 20 MMgy facility in Shiremanestown, Pa., and said that it is the largest unit sold "anywhere in the world," and the largest install to date.READ MORE

Bioheat comes to N.H.'s 'Queen City'

Simply Green Biofuels and M.L. Halle Oil Service Inc. have partnered to bring the benefits of BioHeat to Manchester, N.H., nicknamed the Queen City. M.L. Halle started delivering Simply Green Biofuel's B5 blend late last year, becoming the first exclusive partner for Simply Green in the state thus far. Andrew Kellar, founder of Simply Green Biofuels, said, "Judging by the amount of inquiries that we have received, the Manchester area has been looking for a BioHeat supplier for some time, but we logistically haven't been able to accommodate them. Being able to partner with a company that is so in tune to its community's needs has expedited the process of bringing these fuels to Manchester."READ MORE

Bodega Algae, Bigelow Lab receive NSF grant

Massachusetts-based renewable energy company Bodega Algae LLC, and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in West Boothbay Harbor, Maine, have received a six-month, $150,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Science Foundation to develop and test a prototype for growing high concentrations of algae, for use as biofuel. The grant is titled Light Delivery Enhancement of Photobioreactors and will be used to develop advanced photobioreactors.READ MORE

API: New NO2 standard politically charged

Fighting short-term exposure to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is a new priority for the U.S. EPA. The agency announced on Jan. 25 that a "new one-hour standard will protect millions of Americans from peak short term exposures, which primarily occur near major roads," and that the threat was linked to increased respiratory infections and impaired lung functions, especially for those who suffer from asthma.READ MORE
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