Tag: Virginia

Kincannon & Reed announces unexpected death of its chairman

Kincannon & Reed announces unexpected death of its chairman

February 6, 2019 |

In Virginia, Kincannon & Reed announced the passing of its chairman Gregory J. Duerksen. Greg died unexpectedly in Richmond, VA on Thursday, Jan. 31. Greg joined Kincannon & Reed in 2001 and became chairman and CEO in 2007. Part of Greg’s long-term vision for the firm was evolving the leadership structure to expand the partner […]

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NATSO launches new RIN management service with Alternative Fuels Council

NATSO launches new RIN management service with Alternative Fuels Council

October 2, 2018 |

In Virginia, NATSO Inc. and the Alternative Fuels Council launched a new RIN Management Service designed to help fuel retailers that blend and sell renewable fuels to more efficiently participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program and manage their Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs). The Alternative Fuels Council’s RIN Management Service will help those who […]

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Seeds to be grown in space could provide insight into lignin

Seeds to be grown in space could provide insight into lignin

July 4, 2018 |

In Virginia, last month a rocket thundered off a NASA launch pad, destined for the International Space Station. Nestled among the 7,400 lbs. of supplies was a handful of seeds designed to open new windows into our knowledge of how plants grow in space – information that could lead to growing fresh food in space […]

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BoatUS slams RFA for misleading boat owners about ethanol

BoatUS slams RFA for misleading boat owners about ethanol

May 23, 2017 |

In Virginia, BoatUS has come out swinging at the Renewable Fuels Association over its ad campaign trying to convince the public that ethanol does not damage boat engines, saying the association is spreading mistruths, from the RFA’s claims about E10 being the fuel of choice for boaters, to saying the boating associations that approve E10 […]

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National Oilheat Research Alliance usage survey shows benefits and challenges

National Oilheat Research Alliance usage survey shows benefits and challenges

May 1, 2017 |

In Virginia, the National Oilheat Research Alliance has recently released the results of a survey on the usage and potentials benefits and issues associated with the blending of traditional heating oil with renewable biodiesel for home heat use. Currently, 5 percent biodiesel blends (B5) are being used seamlessly across the oilheat market. Some heating oil fuel […]

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Researchers outline 23 barriers to advanced biofuels’ success

Researchers outline 23 barriers to advanced biofuels’ success

April 11, 2017 |

In Virginia, researchers from Virginia Tech University have determined that 52% of advanced biofuels facilities were already closed in 2015 and have determined a list of 23 barriers that could potentially explain why these projects have failed. Technology issues were identified as key internal barriers while external barriers were dominated by the Renewable Fuel Standard […]

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New OPEI survey says Americans still don’t understand higher ethanol blends

New OPEI survey says Americans still don’t understand higher ethanol blends

March 16, 2017 |

In Virginia, a new nationwide research study of over 2,000 adults 18+ conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) has found that Americans seem to remain confused about new fuel choices at the pump and their appropriate usage. Even more concerning are reports of consumers mis-fueling their engine […]

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Green Biologics starts commercials shipments of bio-butanol and acetone from Minnesota facility

Green Biologics starts commercials shipments of bio-butanol and acetone from Minnesota facility

December 14, 2016 |

In Virginia, Green Biologics, Ltd announced the start of commercial shipments of bio-based n-butanol and acetone from its manufacturing facility in Little Falls, Minnesota. Over the past year, Green Biologics has built a robust pipeline of domestic and export customers combined with multiple partnerships to bring its products to downstream markets. These include distribution agreements […]

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OPEI updates consumer and dealer materials for its “Look Before You Pump” campaign

OPEI updates consumer and dealer materials for its “Look Before You Pump” campaign

November 21, 2016 |

In Virginia, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) updated its consumer and dealer education materials for its “Look Before You Pump” campaign in light of increased availability of higher ethanol fuel blends at gasoline filling stations. It says gasoline containing greater than E10 can be harmful to outdoor power equipment and other small engine products, […]

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Tennessee congresswoman introduces bill to extend biodiesel blenders credit

Tennessee congresswoman introduces bill to extend biodiesel blenders credit

September 19, 2016 |

In Virginia, NATSO, the national association representing America’s travel plazas and truckstops, applauded Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) for introducing the “Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Incentive Extension Act of 2016,” (H.R. 5994) that would extend the biodiesel blenders’ tax credit for two years through 2018. The tax credit is set to expire at the end of […]

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