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Brazilian UCO to biodiesel producer to start collecting from 800 McDonalds

Brazilian UCO to biodiesel producer to start collecting from 800 McDonalds

September 17, 2014 |

In Brazil, Recoleo will begin collecting used cooking oil from more than 800 McDonalds around the country for processing into biodiesel. Before this new contract, the company was already collecting 400,000 liters of used oil per month from 1,500 households and 3,500 businesses while selling biodiesel to 5,000 clients.  

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Vermont to start producing biodiesel from sunflower

Vermont to start producing biodiesel from sunflower

September 17, 2014 |

In Vermont, fields of sunflowers growing in Newbury and Shaftsbury will have an unusual future: the flowers’ seeds will be converted to biodiesel and livestock feed. The fuel will be used in Green Mountain Power’s fleet of vehicles and for building heating, saving GMP’s customers money and reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants. The […]

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University of Wyoming research looks at metal catalysts for biofuel production

University of Wyoming research looks at metal catalysts for biofuel production

September 17, 2014 |

In Wyoming, researchers at the University of Wyoming are exploring the use of platinum on nickel and platinum on cobalt as catalysts to speed up biofuel production from lactose at low temperatures. Research has shown that the metal combinations are effective catalysts to convert lactose to liquid fuel. In fact, the combinations are essentially creating […]

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Iowa hoping Biden hasn’t switched sides on RFS in favor of Carlyle Group

Iowa hoping Biden hasn’t switched sides on RFS in favor of Carlyle Group

September 17, 2014 |

In Iowa, the state’s renewable fuels association so hopes that reports of vice president Joe Biden turning his back on biofuels at the behest of a Pennsylvania congressman loyal to the Carlyle Group and their refinery in his district are untrue that it has published a full page ad asking the question in the Des […]

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Frost & Sullivan says higher vehicles sales driving biofuel consumption

Frost & Sullivan says higher vehicles sales driving biofuel consumption

September 16, 2014 |

In the UK, increasing sales of commercial and passenger vehicles, especially flex-fuel vehicles that allow end users to choose customised biofuel-fossil fuel blends, are expected to drive the consumption of automotive biofuels around the globe. The enforcement of higher biofuel percentage blend mandates will spur use of solutions higher than the standard E10 ethanol blend, […]

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Illinois Corn Marketing Board leads drive for higher ethanol blends

Illinois Corn Marketing Board leads drive for higher ethanol blends

September 16, 2014 |

In Illinois, Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) and the American Lung Association (ALA) recently chose Gilbarco Veeder-Root as their partner to help drive the adoption of higher ethanol blend fuel in Illinois. The partnership brings together three industry leaders to provide retailers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to make fuel dispensing equipment compatible with higher blends of […]

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Lufthansa runs Berlin to Frankfurt flight on 10% farnesan

Lufthansa runs Berlin to Frankfurt flight on 10% farnesan

September 16, 2014 |

In Germany, Lufthansa Group has marked another milestone in its pioneering work in the testing of alternative fuels. On Monday, Lufthansa flight LH 190 from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel was operated using a ten percent blend of the new biofuel component farnesan. This is the first scheduled flight in Europe to run on this fuel […]

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ICM subsidiary signs agreements to manage to ethanol plants

ICM subsidiary signs agreements to manage to ethanol plants

September 16, 2014 |

In Minnesota, Energy Management Solutions Inc., a subsidiary of ICM Inc., announced two new signed plant management agreements with Red River Energy LLC in Rosholt, South Dakota, and Midwest Renewable Energy LLC in Sutherland, Nebraska. The Red River Energy ethanol plant will come back online and into full production this week after sitting idle for […]

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RFA submits comments to CARB on new version of GREET model

RFA submits comments to CARB on new version of GREET model

September 16, 2014 |

In California, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on Monday voicing support for CARB’s proposal to transition to a new version of the GREET model, but also recommending several additional improvements. CARB uses the GREET model to estimate direct lifecycle carbon intensity (CI) for fuels regulated under […]

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NFR BioEnergy to invest $312 million to install biorefineries at 10 sugar hubs

NFR BioEnergy to invest $312 million to install biorefineries at 10 sugar hubs

September 16, 2014 |

In Louisiana, Gov. Bobby Jindal and Frank Randazzo, chief operating officer of NFR BioEnergy, have announced the company will make a $312 million capital investment to install biorefineries at more than 10 sugar refining hubs in south Louisiana, subject to completing lease and biomass agreements with sugar mills. NFR BioEnergy will convert sugar cane waste, […]

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