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REG Developing Distilled Biodiesel

REG will soon be bringing distilled biodiesel to distribution points in the Northeast market, said Barry Knox, director of blended fuel sales. Distilled biodiesel has lower carbon intensity (CI) than non-distilled biodiesel and much lower CI than petroleum diesel, Knox said during a recent webinar co-hosted by REG and Fuel Oil News. Knox said CI is an important standard that ...

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Scully Signal Co. to Host 80th Anniversary Celebration

Scully Signal Co., Wilmington, Mass., is celebrating its 80th anniversary with a special Customer Appreciation Event on Thursday, Sept. 22. The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST at its headquarters in Wilmington, and will include plant tours, product seminars, service workshops, and a barbecue lunch and refreshments under the tent. Some of the topics ...

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EIA: Changing U.S. Energy Mix Shows Growing Use of Natural Gas, Petroleum and Renewables

Principal contributor: Michael Kopalek Primary energy consumption fell slightly in 2015 as a decline in coal use exceeded increases in natural gas, petroleum, and renewables use. In most cases, changes between 2014 and 2015 reflect longer-term trends in energy use. In 2015, natural gas consumption increased more than any other energy source, accounting for 29% of total primary energy consumption. ...

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Groundbreaking of Roth Industries Expansion Project

Local, state and federal officials joined Roth Industries to celebrate groundbreaking for the company’s $6 million expansion project at its facility in the City Center Industrial Park of Watertown, N.Y. Manfred Roth, chairman and CEO of the company, who traveled from Germany for the event, said, “Watertown is very important to us. After having started our production in Watertown just ...

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ASTM International, API, Partner to Create Petroleum Standards Collection

ASTM International and the American Petroleum Institute have collaborated to launch a petroleum standards collection to help customers throughout the oil and gas industry access the standards they need in one convenient location. Housed in the ASTM Compass online platform, the API collection includes 685 active standards, specifications, and recommended practices as well as over 300 historical documents. These documents–developed ...

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Feds: New Clean Diesel Cars, Light Trucks to Help Reduce GHG Emissions, Improve Fuel Economy

Advancements in emissions control technology in clean diesel passenger cars and light-duty pickup trucks will have a positive effect on efforts to reduce future Greenhouse Gas Emissions, according to the federal government’s newly-released Draft Technical Assessment Report (TAR). The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the EPA and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released the mid-term evaluation of the National ...

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Makers of Cleaning Products Oppose Use of Animal Fats in RFS Program

The American Cleaning Institute urged the EPA to eliminate or minimize the use of animal fats under its Renewable Fuel Standard program, as it threatens a key raw material used in the cleaning products industry. Animal fats are a key ingredient used by oleochemical producers, which help supply the production of soaps, laundry detergents, fabric softeners, hard surface cleaners, dish ...

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NBB Supports Senate Biodiesel Tax Legislation

“Biodiesel and renewable diesel producers around the country are yet again facing what effectively amounts to a tax increase in less than six months,” National Biodiesel Board Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel said, calling for support of legislation introduced by Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., to extend the biodiesel tax incentive through 2019 and reform ...

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EPA: Corrosion in UST Systems Could be Common

  EPA reports that 83 percent of USTs studied exhibited moderate or severe corrosion, but less than 25 percent of owners were aware of it EPA announced the results of its study of enhanced corrosion in storage systems with ultra-low sulfur diesel. Here is an excerpt from the executive summary: This research focused on better understanding a type of rapid ...

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Mike Puig has Recently Joined Mirabito Energy Products

Mike Puig has recently joined Mirabito Energy Products of Binghamton, N.Y., as Regional Business Development Manager. Puig will develop Mirabito’s wholesale and large commercial fuel business in Conn., and surrounding states. Puig was formerly with Hess Oil and Select Energy in both sales and supply capacities.  Contact: 203-214-0581/mike.puig@mirabito.com.

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