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REG to Open Its First Biodiesel Fueling Station

REG is building its first biodiesel fueling station in Seneca, Illinois. The site is strategically positioned in close proximity to REG’s Seneca plant, which produces 60 million gallons of biodiesel per year, the company said.    “It makes great sense to build our first fueling station in Seneca,” said Jon Scharingson, REG’s executive director of sales and marketing. “This facility brings ...

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Diesel and the Future of Trucking

Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, writes that aspirations and predictions for new fuels and technologies are high, but these must be evaluated in the context of reality to meet the needs of the trucking industry. He writes: Diesel – the most energy efficient internal combustion engine – remains the technology of choice in the trucking industry. ...

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Shipley Energy Establishes CDL Scholarship

Shipley Energy, York, Pennsylvania, is partnering with HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, to establish the Shipley Energy CDL Scholarship Fund. The partnership is designed to help meet the needs of students entering a career in transportation and to bring awareness to the transportation industry, Shipley Energy said in announcing the scholarship fund. The demand for CDL drivers is very high ...

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Lytx: Risky Driving Behaviors Come in ‘Clusters’

Risky behaviors behind the wheel tend to cluster, meaning drivers who engage in one potentially risky behavior are often found engaging in other risky behaviors at the same time. That is one finding announced by Lytx, a provider of in-vehicle video systems for commercial and public sector fleets. In recognition of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Lytx released new information ...

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REG, Broco Oil to Create Biodiesel Blending Hub for Northeast

Renewable Energy Group and Broco Oil Co. announced a partnership to provide cleaner fuel options to heating oil dealers in the Northeast. The companies are working together to provide a state-of-the-art blending facility in Haverhill, Massachusetts. “Angela and I are thrilled to be partnering with a biofuels producer like REG to continue to grow our business,” said Robert Brown, owner ...

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Cargas Promotes Cory Grimm

Cory Grimm, formerly the consulting manager for Cargas Energy’s business unit, was promoted to director of consulting, the company announced. In his new role Grimm will expand his management responsibilities, leading Cargas Energy’s systems consultants and project managers. He will also focus on scaling the team’s implementation methodology and strategic initiatives like new product releases. Cory Grimm Prior to joining Cargas, ...

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NORA Plots Future

​The National Oilheat Research Alliance is charged by Congress with the “development and demonstration of clean and efficient oilheat fuel utilization equipment, including research to develop renewable fuels.” With NORA’s recent reauthorization extending into 2029, the Alliance needs to identify and address long and short-term areas of concern. Keeping these goals in mind, NORA hosted a Technical Review and Research ...

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Otodata Hires David Dodd as a Regional Sales Rep

Otodata, a marketer of tank monitoring technology, announced that it hired David Dodd as its Southern Regional Sales Representative, based in Florida. Dodd has more than 20 years’ experience in business to business sales, including selling tank monitors as a solution for a large school system experiencing many fuel run-outs per year. After implementation, the fuel run-outs stopped and the ...

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Sharp Energy Triples Size of a Propane Rail Terminal

Sharp Energy completed construction upgrades to its propane rail facility in North Dover, Delaware, the company announced. The enhanced rail facility triples Sharp Energy’s propane supply capacity to serve tens of thousands of end-users throughout Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The rail facility includes a state-of-the-art rail platform that provides safe access to unloading fuel, and a convenient transport loading ...

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