Tag: Utah

Dallas Hanks dies, Biodiesel Memorial Fund created in his memory

Dallas Hanks dies, Biodiesel Memorial Fund created in his memory

June 30, 2014 |

In Utah, Dallas Hanks, a pioneer in the biodiesel industry, has passed away. In lieu of flowers, family requested that donations be made to the National Biodiesel Board’s Next Generations Scientists for Biodiesel program to create the Next Generation Scientists Dallas Hanks Memorial Fund. The proceeds of this fund will advance the original objectives of […]

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Utah State researchers release major microalgae productivity assessment

Utah State researchers release major microalgae productivity assessment

June 5, 2014 |

In Utah, microalgae-based biofuel not only has the potential to quench a sizable chunk of the world’s energy demands, say Utah State University researchers, it’s a potential game-changer. Researchers published findings from an unprecedented worldwide microalgae productivity assessment in the May 26, 2014, online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. […]

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Utah Biodiesel Law Lacks Clear Path for Industry

Utah Biodiesel Law Lacks Clear Path for Industry

May 12, 2014 |

In Utah, new legislation meant to encourage the use of biodiesel has received little praise from the state’s biodiesel industry. Some producers have expressed concerns over the bill’s lack of substance and clear plans to promote biodiesel. Though H.R. 5 and S.B. 242 strongly highlight the state’s desire to increase biodiesel production and utilization, more […]

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Utah one step closer to using its own biodiesel locally

Utah one step closer to using its own biodiesel locally

February 26, 2014 |

In Utah, a proposal recognizing the benefits of biodiesel successfully passed the state’s House of Representatives Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Committee on Tuesday, a move that is meant to support the introduction of biodiesel blending in the state. Currently the two commercial biodiesel producers, Washakie Renewable Energy in Plymouth and Washington County’s Pleasant Valley, […]

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Southern Utah biodiesel producer sets up shop to supply interstate trucking

Southern Utah biodiesel producer sets up shop to supply interstate trucking

July 29, 2013 |

In Utah, Pleasant Valley Biofuels has opened its doors in Washington City where it plans to produce 1 million gallons of biodiesel annually from used cooking oil. The facility is located along a main trucking line between California and Colorado in order to take advantage of truck demand for biodiesel blends along the route. The […]

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Pleasant Valley Biodiesel to start-up production this month

Pleasant Valley Biodiesel to start-up production this month

June 26, 2013 |

In Utah, biodiesel production is set to start up this month at Pleasant Valley Biofuels. Feedstock for the 1.5 million gallon per year facility includes waste vegetable oil, tallow, and virgin organic oils. RINs and glycerine will be produced at the facility in the town of Washington as well.

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Dragster sets world speed record with biofuel

Dragster sets world speed record with biofuel

September 28, 2012 |

In Utah, Utah State University chemistry professor Lance Seefeldt set a land speed record for a one-liter, two-cylinder engine of 64.4 miles per hour, using a biodiesel fuel made from waste cheese. The team, which was profiled by NBC News, is reported to be exploring algae biofuels as well as fuels made by bacteria fro […]

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High school students pioneer low-heat method for biodiesel

High school students pioneer low-heat method for biodiesel

November 14, 2011 |

In Utah, two Salt Lake City high school students have invented a new way of making biodiesel, and have applied for a patent. Using leftover cooking oil from a Chinese restaurant owned by one of their parents, the students start with the traditional method of mixing oil with methanol and potassium hydroxide. Then two students […]

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Washakie Renewable Energy launches biodiesel plant in Utah

Washakie Renewable Energy launches biodiesel plant in Utah

September 8, 2011 |

In Utah, Washakie Renewable Energy, a US-based biodiesel producer, has started operations at its new 10-million gallon per year biodiesel production facility in Plymouth. The plant will use feedstocks including yellow grease, brown grease and tallow, which will be sourced from grease and tallow processing facilities located within 500 miles of the plant. The company […]

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Compact Contractors for America develops contender for JP-8 replacement in military aircraft

Compact Contractors for America develops contender for JP-8 replacement in military aircraft

[ 0 ] December 23, 2010 |

In Utah, Compact Contractors for America (CCA) has developed a dry process biofuel from algae which the company says is a serious contender for JP-8 replacement in military aircraft. CCA’s dry process biofuels is essentially a powder that can be fluidized and combusted in jet turbine engines. It says its Turbine Bio Fuel could revolutionise […]

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