Tag: pennsylvania

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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Senator Ted Cruz tells PES refinery workers their woes are due to RIN speculation

Senator Ted Cruz tells PES refinery workers their woes are due to RIN speculation

February 21, 2018 |

In Pennsylvania, Texas Senator Ted Cruz told hundreds of refinery workers at a Philadelphia Energy Systems refinery that speculators were responsible for making the Renewable Fuels Standard unworkable, saying that fixing the RIN system would support American workers and their jobs. The Senator, PES and others allege that RIN compliance requirements under the RFS pushed […]

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Owners of Pennsylvania biofuel company indicted for IRS fraud

Owners of Pennsylvania biofuel company indicted for IRS fraud

January 25, 2018 |

In Pennsylvania, two owners of a Pennsylvania biofuel company were charged in a superseding indictment with conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and aiding and assisting in the preparation of a fraudulent fuel tax credit refund claim. According to the superseding indictment, Ben Wootton, of Pennsylvania, and Race Miner, of Colorado owned and […]

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New York Harbor ethanol prices see short-term tightness due to PA rail logjam

New York Harbor ethanol prices see short-term tightness due to PA rail logjam

January 1, 2018 |

In Pennsylvania, Platts reports short term logistical rail challenges have kept Midwestern ethanol from moving towards New York Harbor where an unexpectedly large volume of ethanol barges have been booked for January, causing a momentary spurt in prices to 10.75 cents above the January Chicago ethanol swap last Thursday. With Midwest ethanol producers continuing to […]

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Philadelphia Energy Solutions sold 40 million RINs to raise cash

Philadelphia Energy Solutions sold 40 million RINs to raise cash

November 15, 2017 |

In Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Energy Solutions sold 40 million RINs in batches of 5 million each over the past several weeks in an effort to make millions that would help it pull itself out of bad financial straits. The company holds at least $550 million in debt that comes due next year, so selling RINs might […]

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Penn State researchers look at to giant clam for clues to algae biofuel production

Penn State researchers look at to giant clam for clues to algae biofuel production

November 2, 2017 |

In Pennsylvania, researchers at Penn State are investigating the role of giant clams as “solar transformers” because they are capable of absorbing bright sunlight at a very high rate and scattering it over a large surface area. When the light is distributed evenly among the thick layer of algae living inside the clam, the algae […]

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ASTM proposes standard to characterize quality of biodiesel blends

ASTM proposes standard to characterize quality of biodiesel blends

October 4, 2017 |

In Pennsylvania, proposed ASTM International standard will help characterize the quality of diesel fuels and biodiesel blends. The proposed standard (WK51775) is being developed by the committee on petroleum products, liquid fuels, and lubricants (D02). The proposed standard will be used to separate and determine the content of aromatics, nonaromatics, and fatty acid methyl esters […]

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Penn State researchers develop new way to produce ethanol from potato waste

Penn State researchers develop new way to produce ethanol from potato waste

September 11, 2017 |

In Pennsylvania, with more than two-dozen companies in Pennsylvania manufacturing potato chips, it is no wonder that researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have developed a novel approach to more efficiently convert potato waste into ethanol. This process may lead to reduced production costs for biofuel in the future and add extra value […]

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