User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-National
Category: Alternative Fuel :: Biodiesel
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How to set up a public electric vehicle charging station 14.9.2017 TreeHugger
Yes, you too could own your own 'filling station'. We talked to someone who does.
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Minnesota doubles biofuel mandate for diesel 4.8.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minnesota officials today announced a doubling of the mandate for bio-based diesel fuel sold at the pump during summer months.
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This new technique could change the future of biodiesel 17.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Inspiration can strike in the most unlikely places. It struck chemist Lukas Goossen at a biodiesel factory in Rwanda.

Goossen was visiting the factory to see how it produced fuel from local plants. But he was surprised to learn that only one specially constructed bus was capable of running on pure...

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Scientists engineer sugarcane to produce biodiesel, more sugar for ethanol 4.4.2017 Environmental News Network
A multi-institutional team led by the University of Illinois have proven sugarcane can be genetically engineered to produce oil in its leaves and stems for biodiesel production. Surprisingly, the modified sugarcane plants also produced more sugar, which could be used for ethanol production. 
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Fuel spill in Columbia River traced to Coleman Oil Inc. 28.3.2017 Seattle Times: Local

Company officials worked cooperatively with state and federal officials, who located leaky pipes and soils saturated with red and yellow biodiesel fuels.
Tests show biodiesel spilled into Columbia River 23.3.2017 AP Washington
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- State officials say tests confirm it was biodiesel that spilled into the Columbia River near Wenatchee last week....
Biodiesel faces a mixed forecast as the industry gathers in San Diego 19.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

As a new presidential administration comes into power, ambiguity reigns for the biodiesel industry.

But at the same time, the California market appears to be growing solidly for the fuel derived from a diversity of products including soybeans, canola oil and animal fats.

“We have learned to thrive...

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California biodiesel companies hunker down - and hope 17.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Jennifer Case, president of San Diego-based New Leaf Biofuel, is feeling a bit tense these days.

Her 31-employee company, which recycles cooking oil and converts it to diesel fuel, is about to enter the new year without a much-needed federal tax credit, which is in limbo on Capitol Hill.

“You have...

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Growing A Bioeconomy -- Flanders To Produce Fossil-Free Fuels, Chemicals, And Products 9.11.2016 Green on
"By 2050, around 50 percent of all chemicals produced will be biobased." --Dr. Wim Soetaert Biodegradable biobased products made without fossil-fuel feedstocks are showcased at the Biobased Europe Pilot Plant in Ghent, Belgium. The products include a laundry liquid and a hand soap made by Ecover, shower gels by Nivea and Sanex, a skin oil by Kneipp, and a window de-icer by Forever, as well as samples of the plant's biodiesel and bioethanol. Ghent, Belgium--A nonprofit public-private partnership called Flanders Biobased Valley (FBBV) and several key allies hope to transform the Flanders region of Belgium into the hub of a new European center of biobased economic activity. More than €500 million has already been invested in the region's bioeconomy. In a biobased economy, fuels and chemicals are produced from plant-derived materials rather than petroleum or other fossil fuels. The term "bioeconomy" encompasses agriculture and forestry-based processors and their products, such as food and paper, as well as ...
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How VERGE runs on independent renewable energy 21.9.2016 Resource Efficiency |
It may look complicated, but simple organic matter, sunlight and wind are powering the microgrid for our entire Interconnect Expo at VERGE. Check out how it all fits together.
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From the lab: Fuelling the future 3.7.2016 National Network – The Indian Express
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Big soy crop no help for overrun U.S. biofuel makers 28.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Makers of renewable fuels derived from the vast soybean fields across the American Midwest can’t seem to catch a break. At a time when crops are cheap and domestic demand for biodiesel has never been better, the industry is shrinking. Imports from places like Argentina, Singapore and South Korea ballooned to a record 538 million gallons last year from just 7 million in 2009, while the United States has idled half of its 3 billion gallons of production capacity, industry data show. Foreign suppli...
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Biofuel manufacturing plant catches fire in southern India 27.4.2016 Washington Post: World
A biofuel manufacturing plant caught fire in southern India, triggering explosions in biodiesel tanks and forcing around 150 workers to flee the facility, officials said Wednesday.
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2 dead, 1 badly hurt in explosion at Spanish biodiesel plant 6.2.2016 Washington Post: World
An explosion at a biodiesel plant has killed two workers and left one survivor seriously injured, Spanish emergency services said ...
2 dead, 1 badly hurt in explosion at Spanish biodiesel plant 6.2.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

MADRID (AP) — An explosion at a biodiesel plant has killed two workers and left one survivor seriously injured, Spanish emergency services said Saturday. The Emergency Coordination and Information Center for the regional government of Valencia said the explosion occurred at around 11 a.m. Saturday at a fuel production plant in Algemesi, 33 kilometers (21 […]
Grays Harbor biodiesel plant cancels plan to ship crude oil 7.1.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

Renewable Energy Group, the Iowa company that bought Imperium Renewables’ big biodiesel facility last summer, says its plans at the Grays Harbor plant “do not include handling crude oil.”
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Ask a MacArthur genius: Can feces fuel cars? 3.10.2015 Washington Post
Ask a MacArthur genius: Can feces fuel cars?
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Imperium Renewables biodiesel plant sold to Iowa company 5.8.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
The move marks the end of a long struggle for Seattle-based Imperium, which was founded in 2004 amid a rapid run-up in fossil fuel prices and mounting concerns about global warming.
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Soy Biobased Lands at Kennedy Space Center Earth Day 21.4.2015 ENN Network News - ENN
Kennedy Space Center, FL – Soybeans, satellite technology and sustainability connect at NASA/Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (KSC) Earth Day tomorrow. The United Soybean Board (USB) is sharing how U.S. farmers use science and satellites to grow a sustainable crop that is a rapidly renewable source for food, feed, biodiesel and diverse biobased products.
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Truckers sue to end biodiesel mandate 18.4.2015 Star Tribune: Business
Minnesota’s 10 percent blend has hurt trucking firms, carmakers and the oil industry, the lawsuit says.
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