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Blue Ridge Biofuels releases comprehensive guide to using biodiesel

Blue Ridge Biofuels releases comprehensive guide to using biodiesel

October 22, 2014 |

In North Carolina, Blue Ridge Biofuels has compiled a comprehensive guide to using biodiesel to provide useful information on biodiesel and how to use it, as well as a comprehensive Diesel Vehicle List of cars and trucks from 1980 to 2013. Both documents are available for download on the company’s website.  

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Vale expects to begin biodiesel production in 2016

Vale expects to begin biodiesel production in 2016

October 22, 2014 |

In Brazil, Vale expects to begin producing biodiesel in 2016 to power their mines as well as locomotives that transport the minerals to market. It’s expected the fuel will be blended at 25%. In total, the company expects to invest $500 million in biodiesel. In 2011, it bought controlling interest of a palm oil biodiesel […]

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Methes Energies shipped 22 railcars of biodiesel since Sept. 1

Methes Energies shipped 22 railcars of biodiesel since Sept. 1

October 20, 2014 |

In Canada, Methes Energies International has shipped about 500,000 gallons since Sept. 1, the equivalent to about 22 railcars, but it doesn’t expect to close any more offtake agreements before the end of the year.  

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Pacific Biodiesel back to supplying marine customers

Pacific Biodiesel back to supplying marine customers

October 20, 2014 |

In Hawaii, divers and crew aboard Aqua Adventures Maui are no longer breathing petroleum exhaust when they begin their diving experience from the swim step of the vessel. In a demonstration of its commitment to recycling and to the environment, the Maui “snuba” company has switched from fossil fuel to 100 percent locally produced biodiesel. […]

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Hong Kong’s biodiesel industry wants tighter regulations for waste cooking oil

Hong Kong’s biodiesel industry wants tighter regulations for waste cooking oil

October 20, 2014 |

In Hong Kong, the biodiesel industry is calling for tighter regulations on used cooking oil to keep unscrupulous traders out of the market instead of pushing up prices—pegging used cooking oil with fresh cooking oil—filtering it and putting it back into the human consumption market. That oil would then fall to prices where recycling into […]

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Contaminated biodiesel sorted out at Texas truck stop

Contaminated biodiesel sorted out at Texas truck stop

October 20, 2014 |

In Texas, contaminated biodiesel received from a supplier caused problems in some truck engines who tanked up at the Pilot Travel Center in Von Ormy, Texas. After a driver notified the station manager of the issue, the fuel was investigated and the contaminated fuel identified. The pump has since been cleaned out and put back […]

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Indonesia sees biodiesel blending reducing diesel imports by 28.6%

Indonesia sees biodiesel blending reducing diesel imports by 28.6%

October 16, 2014 |

In Indonesia, biodiesel blending is expecting to reduce diesel imports by 28.6%. In addition to lower consumption of foreign exchange, the government will also benefit from a wide range of increased taxes from land and building taxes to corporate taxes. The food affairs minister says the country’s palm oil industry still has room to expand […]

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United Metro Energy expects Brooklyn biodiesel facility online for spring

United Metro Energy expects Brooklyn biodiesel facility online for spring

October 14, 2014 |

In New York state, United Metro Energy expects that it will have its new used cooking oil-based biodiesel facility in Brooklyn online by next spring. The facility is expected to produce 50 million gallons of biodiesel annually, intended for the local bioheat market.  

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Argentina’s biodiesel exports soar after government cuts export taxes

Argentina’s biodiesel exports soar after government cuts export taxes

October 13, 2014 |

In Argentina, biodiesel exports have taken off since May when the government cut export taxes to 11% from 21%, allowing producers to begin recouping lost exports after the European Union imposed anti-dumping tariffs in 2012. Biodiesel exports could now hit 1.4 million metric tons this year, double last year’s measly 700,000 tons.  

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Keene University investigating toxicology of biodiesel particulates

Keene University investigating toxicology of biodiesel particulates

October 13, 2014 |

In New Hampshire, researchers at Keene University are studying the toxicology of biodiesel particulates. The team mounted particle impactors in the operator’s cabs in machinery at the Center, collecting samples of both petroleum diesel and biodiesel exhaust. The impactors can separate out different sizes of extremely tiny particles, which lets the researchers see exactly what […]

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