Tag: pennsylvania

ASTM developing standard for kernel fiber biofuels

ASTM developing standard for kernel fiber biofuels

September 6, 2018 |

In Pennsylvania, ASTM International’s bioenergy and industrial-chemicals-from-biomass committee (E48) is creating a standard that will help companies that produce biofuel using — in part — kernel fiber. Specifically, the proposed standard (WK63392) will help with sampling, testing, and calculating methodologies to ensure renewable fuel production facilities comply with regulations when claiming renewable fuel produced from kernel fiber. The regulations require that the amount of biofuel produced from […]

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RNG teams with PES on $120 million MSW biogas project

RNG teams with PES on $120 million MSW biogas project

August 29, 2018 |

In Pennsylvania, RNG Energy Solutions and Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining and Marketing LLC announced they have completed and executed several contracts including a long-term renewable natural gas sales agreement and site lease agreement to build a state-of-the-art anaerobic digester facility. The facility will be named Point Breeze Renewable Energy (PBRE) and located at the PES […]

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New ASTM test method developed to determine carbonyl content of thermochemically derived bio-oils

New ASTM test method developed to determine carbonyl content of thermochemically derived bio-oils

June 28, 2018 |

In Pennsylvania, a new ASTM International test method will help determine the carbonyl content of thermochemically derived bio-oils. Carbonyls contribute to instability during storage and processing of bio-oils. Bio-oils with high carbonyl content may require stabilization prior to upgrading. In addition, knowing the level of carbonyl content can help track and predict how a bio-oil […]

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Pennsylvania offering $5 million under Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant

Pennsylvania offering $5 million under Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant

May 23, 2018 |

In Pennsylvania, the application system for the Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant is now open through December 15. Approximately $5 million in grants is made available for school districts, municipal authorities, political subdivisions, nonprofit entities, corporations, limited liability companies or partnerships incorporated or registered in the Commonwealth to support: Incremental cost expenses relative to retrofitting vehicles […]

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Pennsylvania announces grant program to boost advanced fuel projects

Pennsylvania announces grant program to boost advanced fuel projects

May 7, 2018 |

In Pennsylvania, the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is accepting grant applications for innovative, advanced fuel, and vehicle technology projects that will result in cleaner advanced alternative transportation within the commonwealth. DEP’s Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) Program offers funding for the purchase and use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles. Grant applications […]

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Penn State researchers identify major steps in creating cellulose

Penn State researchers identify major steps in creating cellulose

May 2, 2018 |

In Pennsylvania, researchers at Penn State have identified the major steps in the process as well as the tools used by plant cells to create cellulose, including proteins that transport critical components to the location where cellulose is made. A paper describing the study appears online the week of March 26, in the journal Proceedings of […]

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ASTM revises D1613 test method for measuring acidity in fuel ethanol

ASTM revises D1613 test method for measuring acidity in fuel ethanol

April 18, 2018 |

In Pennsylvania, members of ASTM International recently revised a key test method (D1613) that has been used to measure the acidity of fuel ethanol and denatured fuel ethanol, including ethanol used for car gasoline blends. By including a new “nitrogen purge” as part of the test method, a laboratory can help ensure that carbon dioxide […]

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PES lauds court decision approving DOJ’s RIN settlement deal

PES lauds court decision approving DOJ’s RIN settlement deal

April 5, 2018 |

In Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Energy Solutions lauded the outcome of Wednesday’s court hearing confirming the settlement reached with the United States Department of Justice on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency. “We are pleased with the Court’s decision today to approve the agreement to alleviate a portion of PES’s RINs burden from 2017, and appreciate the […]

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ASTM approves use of ethanol for aviation biofuel

ASTM approves use of ethanol for aviation biofuel

March 29, 2018 |

In Pennsylvania, last week ASTM emerging fuels division voted in favor of a new global specification that can now open the floodgates to significant volumes of renewable aviation fuel. This historic jet fuel specification is a direct nexus between the global ethanol industry and the aviation sector, connecting two mature industries that could never be linked […]

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Airgas to co-located liquid CO2 plant at Pacific Ethanol’s Stockton facility

Airgas to co-located liquid CO2 plant at Pacific Ethanol’s Stockton facility

March 7, 2018 |

In Pennsylvania, Airgas USA, LLC, an Air Liquide company, announced plans to increase its presence in California with the construction of a new liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) production facility in Stockton, CA. The new facility in Stockton, CA will produce liquid CO2 and support the manufacturing of dry ice used in a variety of customer […]

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