Category: Consumers & Fleets

2-day course on agitation, fluid rheology for biofuels

2-day course on agitation, fluid rheology for biofuels

[ 0 ] November 22, 2010 |

In Ohio, Benz Technology International of Clarkesville has developed a new 2-day course on agitation for the biofuels industry.  Topics include agitation basics, fluid rheology and specific application guides for biodiesel, starch and cellulose based ethanol/biofuel processes. More on the story.

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Ethanol blender pumps installed in Michigan; E85 in Texas

Ethanol blender pumps installed in Michigan; E85 in Texas

[ 0 ] November 10, 2010 |

In Michigan, POET Biorefining has helped install two new ethanol blender pumps at the Cooperative Elevator Company in Sebewaing and Ignash Petroleum in Elkton. POET says the move was as a result of growing consumer demand for higher ethanol blends but little availability. Meamwhile in Texas, Protec Fuel and Midtex Oil announced the opening of […]

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FIU Global Energy Forum looks at the role of natural gas, renewables

FIU Global Energy Forum looks at the role of natural gas, renewables

[ 0 ] November 5, 2010 |

In Florida, the Global Energy Security Forum at Florida International University is staging a one-day forum on Tuesday, November 9th titled “Gas and Renewables: Building a Cleaner Energy Bridge to a Sustainable Fuels Future,” which looks at the role of increased natural gas production in the achievement of energy security. More on the event.

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BIO’s Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology Will Examine Foundations for Future Economic Growth

BIO’s Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology Will Examine Foundations for Future Economic Growth

[ 0 ] November 5, 2010 |

By Brent Erickson, EVP, BIO With the effects of the worldwide economic recession still lingering, U.S. politicians will be focusing intensely on creating jobs and generating economic growth over the next year. Efforts to generate the desired economic growth could be hampered if competition with other countries for limited supplies of oil once again leads […]

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Schwarzenegger to open latest renewable fuel station from Propel Fuels

Schwarzenegger to open latest renewable fuel station from Propel Fuels

[ 0 ] October 29, 2010 |

In California, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will today open the newest renewable fuel station from Propel Fuels, a leading retailer of domestically-produced, low-carbon fuels. The station rollout is part of California’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Investment Initiative, which will create more than 450 jobs across the state, while displacing millions of gallons of petroleum, and providing California’s […]

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Free E85 in Ventura, California for National AFV Day

Free E85 in Ventura, California for National AFV Day

[ 0 ] October 14, 2010 |

In California, Pearson Fuels will give away E85 ethanol for free on Friday as part of National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Odyssey Day.  The fuel will be available at Silvas Oil Co.’s filling station on Ventura Blvd in Ventura. The company has owned commercial fleet filling stations for 30 years but this station is its first […]

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Winners announced for free tickets to Biomass Fuel Summit 2010

Winners announced for free tickets to Biomass Fuel Summit 2010

[ 0 ] September 27, 2010 |

Winners were drawn Friday for free tickets to the Biomass Fuel Summit 2010, October 12th in Vancouver, Washington. Keynote speaker will be Sarah Bittleman, from the USDA Energy Policy Office. Date: October 12-13, 2010 Time: 7:30-7:00. Location: Hilton, Vancouver (Portland Metro). Among the topics, the EPA Biomass Ruling, Ethanol from waste biomass, biocrude from pyrolysis […]

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Digest readers can win one of 25 free tickets to Biomass Fuel Summit 2010

Digest readers can win one of 25 free tickets to Biomass Fuel Summit 2010

[ 0 ] September 20, 2010 |

Digest subscribers can win one of up to 25 free tickets for the Biomass Fuel Summit 2010, October 12th in Vancouver, Washington. Keynote speaker will be Sarah Bittleman, from the USDA Energy Policy Office (and formerly a staffer with Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington). Date: October 12-13, 2010 Time: 7:30-7:00. Location: Hilton, Vancouver (Portland Metro). […]

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Ricardo says 1994-2000 vehicles OK for E15

Ricardo says 1994-2000 vehicles OK for E15

[ 0 ] September 16, 2010 |

In Michigan, a study by Ricardo and sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association found that that the adoption of E15 as the blend limit for standard US pump grades of gasoline should not adversely affect vehicles manufactured between 1994 and 2000 in terms of their performance and durability based on normal specifications and usage profile. […]

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Grease (Theft) is the Word: 5th Most Bizarre Biofuels Story of the Year

Grease (Theft) is the Word: 5th Most Bizarre Biofuels Story of the Year

[ 0 ] July 28, 2010 |

In an article from last September, we introduced Texas attorney Jon Jaworski to Digest readers, via a hilarious profile that appeared on Minyanville.com. Jaworski is known as “the Grease Lawyer,” specializing in advising on cases involving grease theft. “I had a guy who was paid with a bottle of vodka and a couple cartons of […]

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