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Biofuel Production Declines 10.4.2014 Worldwatch Institute
New Worldwatch Institute analysis examines the trends in global biofuel production    Washington, D.C.—In 2012, the combined global production of ethanol and biodiesel fell for the first time since 2000, down 0.4 percent from the figure in 2011. Global ethanol production declined slightly for the second year in a row, to 83.1 billion liters, while biodiesel output rose fractionally, from 22.4 billion liters in 2011 to 22.5 billion liters in 2012. Biodiesel now accounts for over 20 percent of global biofuel production, writes Tom Prugh in the Worldwatch Institute’s latest Vital Signs Online trend ( www.worldwatch.org ). Biofuels are a subset of bio-energy, which is energy derived from biomass (plant and animal matter) and which can range from manually gathered fuelwood and animal dung to industrially processed forms such as ethanol and biodiesel. Biomass can be used directly for heat, turned into biogas to produce electricity, or processed into liquid forms suitable as alternatives or supplements to ...
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Life Cycle Water Footprints of Nonfood Biomass Fuels in China (Cached) 17.3.2014 pubs.acs.org

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/es404458j
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Used Cooking Oil is Heating NRDC's New York Office 14.3.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Anthony Guerrero, Director, Facilities & Administration, New York City: With super-storms and snow-pocalypses hitting our region left and right, buildings in New York City have been turning up the heat. The typical building in New York City supplies heat through the use of fossil fuels, either natural gas or...
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Owner Of Building Destroyed By Gas Explosion Actually Went Out Of Her Way To Avoid Using Gas 14.3.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Owner Of Building Destroyed By Gas Explosion Actually Went Out Of Her Way To Avoid Using Gas
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Experimental Investigation of Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition Combustion of Biodiesel Fuel with External Mixture Formation in a CI engine 17.2.2014 Environmental Science & Technology: Latest Articles (ACS Publications)

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/es403104f
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Community Fuels: Changing the Face – and Impact – of the Fuel Industry 27.1.2014 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Larissa Koehler EDF’s Innovators Series profiles companies and people across California with bold solutions to reduce carbon pollution and help the state meet the goals of AB 32. Each addition to the series will profile a different solution, focused on the development of new technologies and ideas. If one were to look around the room at a biodiesel or petroleum industry conference, they would quickly realize that the majority of attendees are male. This is something that hasn’t escaped the notice of Lisa Mortenson, CEO of Community Fuels , who jokes that her gender makes her stick out at such events. Unique as it is that Community Fuels has a female leader, this is just one way that the company is changing the face of the alternative fuel industry. Community Fuels is helping to make biodiesel a viable solution in California , by combining exciting research, quality production, and strong business practices. Biodiesel, a renewable alternative to traditional diesel, is made from raw ...
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Miss. biodiesel plant fire could burn for days 23.1.2014 Yahoo: Opinion/Editorial

A fire at a biodiesel facility near New AlbanyHighway Patrol says agencies are assessing any possible environmental danger to the public.


Fire rages at Mississippi biodiesel plant after explosion 22.1.2014 Yahoo: US National
By Robert Gibbons NEW YORK (Reuters) - A fire raged at a biodiesel complex after an explosion that was felt miles away in northern Mississippi on Wednesday, the Highway Patrol said, but to its knowledge, all workers at the plant had been accounted for. The fire at the plant, some 3-4 miles north of New Albany, the Union County seat, broke out at about 5:30 a.m. CST (1130 GMT) after an explosion that was felt and heard miles away. ...
The EPA is wrong when it comes to biodiesel 15.1.2014 MinnPost
Since 2010, the growth of the biodiesel industry under the Renewable Fuel Standard has been a valuable part of our state’s economy. Ongoing development of renewable fuels continues to be a core issue for the agriculture sector and the state of Minnesota. Over the years a variety of policies have been enacted that directly and indirectly support the production and usage of biofuels. One such measure was the establishment of a Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which establishes minimum usage requirements to guarantee a market for biofuels. Dave Ladd The RFS was created as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and was expanded under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Under provisions contained in both pieces of legislation, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the authority to waive the RFS requirements in whole or in part, in response to a petition by a state or a fuel provider, or on her own motion. Unfortunately, it appears as though the ...
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Minnesota soybean growers look to NYC example 7.1.2014 Twincities.com: Local

With Minnesota preparing to switch to a higher biodiesel mandate, soybean industry officials in the state recently visited New York to learn more about biodiesel use there.

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Argentina Files EU Biodiesel Trade Complaint 20.12.2013 Wall St. Journal: US
Argentina has filed a new complaint against the European Union at the World Trade Organization, accusing the EU of imposing illegal tariffs on Argentine biodiesel shipments to Europe.
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As U.S. gov't cuts back on biofuel, some rue 'collateral damage' 12.12.2013 Yahoo: US National
By Cezary Podkul NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ben Wootton was just getting ready to bring his company out of bankruptcy last month when word from Washington stopped him in his tracks. Instead of an expected pick-up in sales for the biofuel-based diesel that he makes from recycled cooking oil at a suburban Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, plant, demand is likely to drop due to a proposed freeze on U.S. consumption mandates. "I won't be alive, for sure," said Wootton, who runs the 1.5 million gallon per year Keystone Biofuels plant. Wootton and others like him are venting their frustrations at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which they say is penalizing makers of so-called advanced biofuels like biodiesel in rules proposed last month that are primarily directed at curbing consumption quotas for ethanol in 2014.
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Does Biodiesel Suffer From Ethanol’s Bad Rap? 19.11.2013 Environmental News Network
Biodiesel and ethanol both fall under the category of "biofuels," which describes any fuel synthesized from plant or animal matter. But that’s pretty much where the similarities end.
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EPA proposes lower requirements for biofuel use 16.11.2013 Washington Post
The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday proposed lowering requirements for biofuel use in 2014, trimming targets for corn-based ethanol use for the first time. The proposal would set ethanol use at 15.21 billion gallons, just under 10 percent of motor fuel and 14 percent lower than targets established by Congress in ...
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Human Health Impacts of Biodiesel Use in On-Road Heavy Duty Diesel Vehicles in Canada (Cached) 9.11.2013 pubs.acs.org

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/es4023859
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Soy Biodiesel and Petrodiesel Emissions Differ in Size, Chemical Composition and Stimulation of Inflammatory Responses in Cells and Animals 10.10.2013 Environmental Science & Technology: Latest Articles (ACS Publications)

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/es403146c
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Minn. to raise biodiesel requirement to 10 percent 5.10.2013 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Minnesota, like some other states, currently requires a year-round 5 percent blend known as B5 for most diesel sales.
Minnesota to raise biodiesel requirement to 10 percent 5.10.2013 Twincities.com: News
MINNEAPOLIS—Starting next July, Minnesota will become the first state in the nation to require that most diesel fuel sold in the warm-weather
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Minn. to become first state to raise biodiesel requirement to 10 percent for warmer months 5.10.2013 Star Tribune: Nation
Minn. To Raise Biodiesel Requirement To 10 Percent 5.10.2013 WCCO: Local News
(credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)Starting next July, Minnesota will become the first state in the nation to require that most diesel fuel sold in the warm-weather months be a blend containing 10 percent biodiesel, under regulations finalized this week.
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