Tag: New York

Critics urge New York City to vote down B5 proposal for heating oil

Critics urge New York City to vote down B5 proposal for heating oil

September 26, 2016 |

In New York state, the Clean Air Task Force says that boosting New York City’s use of biodiesel in heating oil to 5% from the current 2% will encourage increased palm oil use and therefore higher GHG emissions while Habitmap says the increased demand will lead to more glyphosate use as a result of more […]

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Lockheed Martin teams with Concord Blue on “advanced” gasification system

Lockheed Martin teams with Concord Blue on “advanced” gasification system

September 22, 2016 |

In New York state, Lockheed Martin has teamed with Concord Blue to use the latter’s Reformer technology, a type of “advanced” gasification system, to produce 250kW of energy from MSW. So far tests of the project have used discarded wood chips from a nearby sawmill that has so far saved the company 9,000 tons of […]

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JetBlue announces 10-year renewable jet fuel purchase agreement with SG Preston

JetBlue announces 10-year renewable jet fuel purchase agreement with SG Preston

September 19, 2016 |

In New York state, JetBlue announced a ten-year renewable jet fuel purchase agreement with SG Preston, a bioenergy company. The airline is partnering with SG Preston to purchase renewable jet fuel made from rapidly renewable, bio-based feedstocks that do not compete with food production. This marks one of the largest renewable jet fuel purchase agreements […]

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Rule change proposed to allow E15 in New York state

Rule change proposed to allow E15 in New York state

September 6, 2016 |

In New York state, the Department of Markets and Agriculture has proposed a rule change that would allow fuel sold at the pump to contain a maximum of 15% ethanol compared to 10% currently. The rule includes separate labeling for E10 and E15 pumps. Because the rule is in line with ASTM and standard applicable […]

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Reuters estimates 10 oil majors spent $1.1 billion on RINs through mid-2016

Reuters estimates 10 oil majors spent $1.1 billion on RINs through mid-2016

August 11, 2016 |

In New York state, Reuters analysis shows that a selection of major 10 oil refining companies spent $1.1 billion on RINs during the first half of this year, almost guaranteeing they’ll pass their record 2015 spend of $1.3 billion. The sector is suffering from tight margins, with the S&P 1500 index of oil companies showing […]

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Cornell researcher discover cellular strategy to produce biofuel through microbes feeding on CO

Cornell researcher discover cellular strategy to produce biofuel through microbes feeding on CO

August 1, 2016 |

In New York state, Cornell University biological engineers have deciphered the cellular strategy to make the biofuel ethanol, using an anaerobic microbe feeding on carbon monoxide. To make biofuel from inorganic, gaseous industrial rubbish, the researchers learned that the bacterium Clostridium ljungdahlii responds thermodynamically – rather than genetically – in the process of tuning favorable […]

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Reuters analysis shows 20% of US car fleet can safely use E15

Reuters analysis shows 20% of US car fleet can safely use E15

July 27, 2016 |

In New York state, Reuters analysis shows 20% of the US car fleet could safely use E15, much higher than the 14% estimated by the American Automobile Association in June 2015, and that number will continue to rise as drivers buy new vehicles going into the end of the year. Despite growing capability, full fleet […]

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New York City’s Department of Sanitation goes biofuel in a big way

New York City’s Department of Sanitation goes biofuel in a big way

July 27, 2016 |

In New York state, New York City’s Department of Sanitation has integrated B20 into its entire diesel-powered fleet with half of them continuing to use the fuel even in winter. The department is also experimenting with drop-in fuels, like renewable diesel and dimethyl ether (DME) in a tie-up with Mack. The overall fleet has 2,000 […]

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Cornell researchers develop ethanol production from anaerobic microbe

Cornell researchers develop ethanol production from anaerobic microbe

July 26, 2016 |

In New York state, Cornell University biological engineers have deciphered the cellular strategy to make the ethanol, using an anaerobic microbe feeding on carbon monoxide. To make biofuel from inorganic, gaseous industrial rubbish, the researchers learned that the bacterium Clostridium ljungdahlii responds thermodynamically – rather than genetically – in the process of tuning favorable enzymatic […]

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New York Harbor ethanol prices continue to fall weighed down by oversupplies

New York Harbor ethanol prices continue to fall weighed down by oversupplies

July 25, 2016 |

In New York state, ethanol prices continue to fall in the New York Harbor region due to oversupply, bringing prices down to their lowest since March at $1.50/gal. Even with prices so low, some barges have been traded at a 2 cent per gallon discount to second-month prices for prompt delivery. Though stocks fell last […]

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