Author Archives: Stephen Bennett

REG CEO Praises Passage of Tax Credit

Extension of the biodiesel tax credit through 2022 is “a big win for the environment, for agriculture, and for U.S. motorists,” REG President and CEO CJ Warner said. On Dec. 20, President Trump signed legislation including a retroactive reinstatement and extension of the $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit (BTC) from Jan. 1, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2022. “For too long the ...

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Industry: Federal Tax Credit Will Help Advance Higher Blends of Bioheat Fuel

In an important move that will help the heating oil industry achieve its goals of higher blends of renewable fuel and significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), President Trump on Dec. 20 signed into law a year-end spending bill (H.R.1865) that includes a five-year extension of the federal biodiesel tax credit. Industry trade groups including the New England Fuel ...

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Biodiesel Tax Credit Wins Five-Year Extension

President Trump signed into law a year-end spending bill that includes a five-year extension of the federal biodiesel tax credit, the New England Fuel Institute said in an email to members today. The Institute called the extension “an important move that will help the heating oil industry achieve its goals of higher blends of renewable fuel and significant reductions in ...

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BIO Assails EPA’s Rules for 2020 RVOs, SRE

With its final rules for 2020 renewable volume obligations and small refinery exemptions reallocation, EPA “stifles investment in green energy breakthroughs,” the Biotechnology Innovation Organization says. “Unfortunately, this final rule from EPA does not alleviate concerns we had when the draft rule was published earlier this year,” Stephanie Batchelor, vice president of BIO’s Industrial and Environmental Section said in a Dec. ...

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CEMA Holiday Party

Gary Sippin of Sippin Energy Products in Monroe is the newly installed chairman of the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association. Outgoing chairman Peter Russell of Santa Energy in Bridgeport, Robert Barrieau of Barrieau Oil Co., West Hartford, and Stephen Sack of Sack Energy in West Hartford, were honored at the Association’s annual meeting, which doubled as a holiday party, Dec. 18 ...

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OESP Accepting Applications for Dave Nelsen Scholarships

Applications for the Dave Nelsen Scholarships are being accepted through March 12, OESP announced. The association seeks sponsors willing to donate $2,500 to recipients; OESP provides matching funds for three to six annual scholarships of $5,000 each. A technician’s scholarship is also available for a maximum of $2,000. Applications for the award for technicians are being accepted on a rolling ...

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NAS Report on Truck Fuels: Use Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel

“Industry, NHTSA, EPA, and other relevant agencies should promote the use of biodiesel and renewable diesel in MHDV engines, prioritize the development and application of additive manufacturing and other promising manufacturing innovations, improve freight movement efficiency, and collect real-world fuel consumption and GHG emissions data to establish a regulatory baseline,” says a report issued by The National Academies of Sciences, ...

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Agreement Calls for Extension of Biodiesel Tax Credit Through 2022

The biodiesel and renewable diesel tax credit would be extended by five years under an agreement reached by Congressional leaders, according to reports by the New England Fuel Institute and the Empire State Energy Association. Under the agreement, reached Dec. 17, the tax credit would be retroactively extended at $1 per gallon for the 2018 and 2019 tax years, according ...

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REG, Broco Oil Supplying Heating Fuel to City of Boston

Family owned, veteran-operated fuel company Broco Oil has been contracted to provide heating oil for use in Boston’s city-owned buildings, including firehouses, police stations and other municipal facilities, Renewable Energy Group announced. Broco Oil’s heating oil is a B20 Bioheat fuel blend containing 20% biodiesel, a renewable liquid fuel with reduced greenhouse gas emissions compared to petroleum-based diesel fuel and ...

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Westmor Industries Unveils New Website

Westmor Industries, manufacturer and supplier of energy storage, transportation and dispensing equipment, launched a redesigned website this month at westmor-ind.com.  Featuring photos, customer stories, literature and product details, the website is designed for improved presentation of the company’s growing list of products and services. Built with the user in mind, the new site has an easy-to-navigate menu bar and a ...

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