Tag: Vermont

Vermont congressman continues push to remove ethanol from RFS

Vermont congressman continues push to remove ethanol from RFS

January 10, 2018 |

In Vermont, the state’s only member of the House of Representatives continues to push for the removal of ethanol from the Renewable Fuel Standard, this time snowmobiling with the state’s snow travellers association to demonstrate how small engines can allegedly be damaged by ethanol. He refers to the law as being a flop despite its […]

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New report looks at Vermont’s legal and regulatory framework for on-farm biodiesel production

New report looks at Vermont’s legal and regulatory framework for on-farm biodiesel production

February 29, 2016 |

In Vermont, a new report, On-Farm Biodiesel Production in Vermont: Legal and Regulatory Overview, conducted by the Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEE) at Vermont Law School reviews all Vermont state and federal regulations related to on-farm biodiesel production. Commissioned by the Vermont Bioenergy Initiative at the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, the report aims […]

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New wild bee research blames biofuels for destroying bee habitat

New wild bee research blames biofuels for destroying bee habitat

December 24, 2015 |

In Vermont, researchers led by the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont in Burlington have released a study looking at wild bee populations across the United States, which they say are in decline in part due to increased demand for biofuel that has boosted corn production—a crop known to be poor […]

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Black Bear Biodiesel to begin selling B100 on Saturday

Black Bear Biodiesel to begin selling B100 on Saturday

June 16, 2015 |

In Vermont, after two years of legal delays and $100,000 in lost revenues and legal fees due to stalling from a neighbor, Black Bear Biodiesel is set to open its doors on Saturday, selling B100 from used cooking oil the company collects and refines itself.

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University of Vermont to hold bioenergy course this fall open to all

University of Vermont to hold bioenergy course this fall open to all

June 4, 2015 |

In Vermont, the cofounder of General Systems Research, LLC will offer a course on bioenergy at the University of Vermont’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources this fall that will include lectures and Saturday field trips, allowing undergrad and graduate students as well as farmers to entrepreneurs to participate.

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Vermont to start producing biodiesel from sunflower

Vermont to start producing biodiesel from sunflower

September 17, 2014 |

In Vermont, fields of sunflowers growing in Newbury and Shaftsbury will have an unusual future: the flowers’ seeds will be converted to biodiesel and livestock feed. The fuel will be used in Green Mountain Power’s fleet of vehicles and for building heating, saving GMP’s customers money and reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants. The […]

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Vermont manure and brewery waste sugar waste stream has extremely high yields

Vermont manure and brewery waste sugar waste stream has extremely high yields

July 21, 2014 |

In Vermont, a project which uses cow manure and beer brewery waste to create a high-sugar content waste stream has projected yields and energy balances comparable to other projects which have used direct sugar streams, according to the project’s USDA grant. The Vermont Fuel Dealers Association was awarded a $51,000 grant in 2013 to research […]

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Vermont to get its first B100 pumping station

Vermont to get its first B100 pumping station

July 9, 2014 |

In Vermont, when it opens its doors next month, Black Bear Biodiesel will be the first B100 pumping station in the state. The facility will serve also as a collection station for used cooking oil.  The company, which has already recycled 26,000 gallons of oil for biodiesel, expects the fuel to retail at $3.75 a […]

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Vermont’s bio-heat law to boost biodiesel demand

Vermont’s bio-heat law to boost biodiesel demand

July 7, 2014 |

In Vermont, the state’s new bio-heat legislation should support demand for biodiesel as sulfur content goes from 500 parts per million on July 1, 2014, and 15 parts per million by 2018. Massachusetts and New Jersey have the same requirement. White Mountain Biodiesel says biodiesel has 89% less GHG emissions than regular heating oil.  

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Vermont Bioenergy Initiative launches new website

Vermont Bioenergy Initiative launches new website

April 27, 2014 |

In Vermont, the Vermont Bioenergy Initiative has launched a new website, which provides a series of written and video resources in these emerging fields of bioenergy. The Vermont Bioenergy Initiative has been active since 2003, providing research, technical assistance, and demonstration projects for the renewable energy industry. The site provides an in depth look at […]

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