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A modern beacon for cleaner energy

Feature Story Rose Island Lighthouse (with the Newport Bridge in the background) is a beacon for cleaner energy use this winter, thanks to a donation of biofuel from hudsonecofuel, LLC. The Historic Rose Island Lighthouse brightens up Narragansett Bay Energy independence is nothing new for the Rose Island Lighthouse, located on an island off Newport, R.I., in Narragansett Bay. It ...

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Priming the pumps

Feature Story Peter Cremer North America makes its way to the top of the biodiesel production world Mike Doll, plant Manager, from the left, Mack Findley, North America sales manager, and Michael Dow, account executive, stand in front of the expansion project at Cincinnati-based Peter Cremer North America, LP. PCNA is adding six 1-million-gallon storage tanks to its biodiesel production ...

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Betting on bio

Cover Story Sprague moves petroleum supply into the future with opening of biofuel terminal On March 30, Sprague Energy celebrated the opening of the company’s first biofuel facility at its Albany, N.Y., terminal.New York Gov. George E. Pataki, speaking at the event said, ‘We recognize the need to reduce our dependence on imported energy and this new facility shows that ...

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Let the ‘Bio” Beware

Feature StoryBiofuels promise much, but you must also be aware of the potential pitfalls by Robert C. Miller Jr The use of biofuels is increasing all the time. Biofuel is the same as biodiesel, which is commonly a ratio of soybean oil to diesel or heating fuel. Soybean oil is the most commonly used form of biodiesel. The major advantages ...

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Nudge the sludge

Feature Story Consider tank cleaning before converting to E10 By Fernando Crosa With gasoline prices at an all-time high and retailers switching to more cost-effective fuel choices, proprietors should remember that the process is not as simple as swapping fuels.The price of gasoline is expected to go down by Thanksgiving; however, it is unlikely that prices will drop below $2 ...

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Growing pains

Feature Story Infrastructure playing catch-up with increased use of biofuels By Joel Glatz A few years ago, biodiesel and bioheat were poorly understood and often ridiculed by the average fuel marketer. However, with the increasing cost of petroleum and the demand for cleaner fuels on the rise, it’s no surprise that serious consideration is being paid to a fuel that ...

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Go bio!The reasons are many for oilheat dealers to consider offering bioheat to their customers

Featuresby Joel Glatz Joel Glatz is vice president of Frontier Energy, a wholesale and retail biodiesel distributor headquartered in China, Maine. A 21-year veteran of the oilheat industry, he also offers consulting services relating to biodiesel and bioheat. You can reach him at (207) 445-5274 or email joelg@frontierenergy.org. Biodiesel is attracting a lot of attention from all sides. While the ...

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Pennsylvania company pioneering the availability of biofuel on the East Coast

Features BY CHRIS TRACZEK An energy company in Pennsylvania, Independence Biofuels Inc., is helping the nation move closer to energy security by opening a state-of-the-art injection facility featuring biofuels in Highspire, Pa. Worley & Obetz, Inc., established in 1946, has become the largest family-owned energy company in Lancaster County and has become the sole user of Independence BioFuels’ product line, ...

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