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NYPGA & NJPGA & PGANE Summer Meeting

New York, New Jersey and New England Association have teamed up for a joint Summer Meeting in Bolton Landing, New York, at The Sagamore Resort on June 22-24. Attendees will get to enjoy informative and lively meetings, delicious food, beautiful views of Lake George, maybe a spa treatment or two, hiking in the Adirondack State Park and shopping at the ...

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Renewable Energy Group Holds Ribbon Cutting for Madison, WI Biorefinery

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. celebrated the formal opening of the newest addition to its fleet of biorefineries Tuesday with a ribbon cutting at REG Madison and also announced upgrades to the plant. REG leaders were joined by state and local business, government and community leaders for the ceremony recognizing the transition to REG’s ownership of the 20-million gallon per year ...

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The Propane Mindset

By Stephen Bennett To venture into propane marketing with the mindset of a fuel oil marketer is a big mistake, advises Mike Taylor of Combined Energy Services, a company in Monticello, N.Y., that has marketed both fuels since the early 1970s. “Oil gallons are slowly diminishing over time,” but fuel oil marketers should resist seeing propane as “the great pie ...

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DEP Offers Grants to Support Alternative Fuel Transportation Projects in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is encouraging Pennsylvanian business and community leaders to be better caretakers of the environment by offering incentives for the purchase and use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles. DEP’s Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) Program offers funding for innovative, advanced fuel and vehicle technology projects for cleaner alternative transportation within the commonwealth. “The ...

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Highlights: The 2016 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo

  The 2016 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo ran Jan. 25-28 in Tampa, Fla. Hosted by the National Biodiesel Board, the conference drew in over 1,000 supporters and industry leaders from coast to coast. Here are some highlights. As the biodiesel conference began, the EPA released the numbers showing that US consumers used a record of nearly 2.1 billion gallons ...

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A Well Planned Emergency Boiler Retrofit

Submitted By Dan Vastyan The heating system at Sierra Grande K-12 school in Fort Garland, Colo., was struggling. Of the three old, 1.8 million BTU boilers in the mechanical room, one had been down for quite some time. Another caught fire early in the heating season. It was then– when only one unit remained–that school administrators decided it was time ...

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The Prospects for Pellets

Emissions requirements and changes in energy markets affect the wood pellets industry By Steve Bennett A couple of years back, some consumers regarded wood pellets as an attractive and affordable alternative, or supplement, to heating oil. Since then, the prices of oil and natural gas have dropped. Also, the EPA on Feb. 3, 2015, updated its clean air standards for ...

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Sunny Days for Solar Power

The solar energy industry looks to a bright future By Stephen Bennett For fuel oil dealers seeking to diversify, selling and installing solar-powered systems is an option with renewed potential, experts said. The industry is looking forward to robust growth in part because a five-year extension of a solar investment tax credit was included in a tax and spending package ...

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