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Biodiesel Magazine: US Army Corps of Engineers Powers Floating Plants with Biodiesel

Posted on September 11th, 2014

On Oct. 5, 2009, Executive Order 13514 was issued by President Obama requiring federal agencies to develop a plan to reduce energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuels, and increase use of renewable energy. One section of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for providing navigable waterways and carries out that mission with approximately 2,300 floating plant assets, including barges, tow boats, floating cranes, survey boats, patrol boats and dredges. USACE planned to meet the requirements of the executive order by reducing ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) consumption and by increasing use of biodiesel on its floating plants.

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Real Clear Policy: Why the Wait on Renewable Fuels?

Posted on September 10th, 2014

Our government’s policy on renewable fuels has been clear for a decade, since the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) became law in 2005 with overwhelming bipartisan support in Congress and the signature of President George W. Bush. These standards required fuel makers to blend renewables into the products they sold. “Believe in it, invest in it, and count on it!” That’s what the American people heard from both political parties.

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KSL.com: USU Races Vehicle Powered by Algae and Safflower Seed Fuel

Posted on September 10th, 2014

Utah State University is blazing trails at the Bonneville Salt Flats with a race car fueled by algae and safflower seeds. Researchers are using the speedway to market what they believe is the fuel of the future.

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Biodiesel Magazine: A New Era of Technical Leadership

Posted on September 10th, 2014

The best way to understand an issue is to see it from all sides, to know what adversaries want in a resolution. The relationship between the petroleum and biodiesel industries is a complicated one—competition and partnerships, opposition and patronage, all rolled into one complex dynamic. Therefore, who better to serve as the biodiesel industry’s technical point-person than someone who began their career in the oil business followed by 25 years’ worth of laboratory experience? Scott Fenwick became the National Biodiesel Board’s technical director last year, taking over for Steve Howell, who left big shoes to fill.

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Domestic Fuel: Schools Getting Smarter with Biodiesel

Posted on September 5th, 2014

Students all across the country are back in classrooms this week, and biodiesel is providing a clean and smart way for them to get there. This article from the Durham (NC) News & Observer says school districts in Durham, Johnston and Pitt counties will run on biodiesel made from used cooking oil.

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Biodiesel Magazine: Biodiesel Educator Honored with Presidential Award

Posted on September 3rd, 2014

Congratulations are in order for an innovative educator who for years has used biodiesel as a key example in his curriculum to get students excited about science. While the biodiesel industry has recognized Darrin Peters of Rockwood Summit High School in Fenton, Mo., before, this time the recognition came from the president’s desk.

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Trucking Info: Emerging Technologies Enlarging Playing Field for Biofuel

Posted on September 2nd, 2014

When you think biofuel, what comes to mind? Is it turning soybeans into fuel? Or maybe you think about driving up to the local fast food eatery and politely asking for all their used cooking oil. No matter the initial images that flood your head, the face of biofuels is changing, and more than one company is responsible.

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USA Today: ‘Consumer Reports’ Crowns Ram Diesel as Best Pickup

Posted on August 27th, 2014

Chrysler Group’s Ram pickup outscores Ford and Chevrolet’s full-size trucks when it is equipped with a new diesel engine, Consumer Reports magazine says. The Ram 1500 with the V-6 EcoDiesel engine not only saved substantially more fuel than similar models with gas engines, but did better in road tests than the others, as well.

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Domestic Fuel: RFS Headed to OMB for Review

Posted on August 25th, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency has sent its final rule on 2014 volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review in a last step before public release. Renewable fuels groups responded to the news today.

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CentralMaine.com: Biodiesel an Advanced Biofuel That Cuts Reliance on Petroleum

Posted on August 25th, 2014

A letter from Joe Jobe, Chief Executive Officer, National Biodiesel Board: The Chicago Tribune editorial “Repeal renewable fuel standard,” (Aug. 6) was undoubtedly off the mark when it claimed the Renewable Fuel Standard had “flopped” at encouraging the development of advanced biofuels in the United States.

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