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Old Mill to House Biorefinery in Maine

Biofine Developments Northeast Inc. of Maine, the town of Lincoln, Maine, and the Lincoln Lakes Innovation Corp. announced that a tentative agreement has been reached for BDNE to locate its multi-phase biofuels refinery on the former mill site in the town. “We are very pleased and genuinely excited about launching our industrial scale refinery project in Lincoln,” BDNE founder and ...

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R.W. Beckett Acquires Westwood Products

R.W. Beckett Corp. announced that it acquired the assets of Westwood Products Inc. of South River, New Jersey. Westwood Products is a national supplier of specialty heating products for the oil heat and HVAC industries. Its extensive product offering includes Tigerloop fuel de-aerators, fuel filters, electrodes, tank accessories, and many other HVAC service and repair items. The amount of the ...

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Connecticut, R.I., Enact New Biodiesel Requirements

Governors in Connecticut and Rhode Island signed legislation that requires higher blends of biodiesel in home heating oil in coming years, the National Energy & Fuels Institute reports in the July 20 issue of its weekly newsletter, NEFI Energy Online News (NEON). On July 12, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont signed HB6412, a bill to require B5 in 2022, B10 in ...

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Europe Plans Move Away from Fossil Fuels

The European Commission announced that it adopted a package of proposals to make the EU’s climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies “fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. “Achieving these emission reductions in the next decade is crucial to Europe becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 ...

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NEFI Proposes Industry Survival Fund

Half-cent-per-gallon rack fee to protect, grow industry for future generations. 70% funds state association efforts, 30% national. Opt-out program would run Q3 2021 to Q4 2024. By Sean Cota, NEFI & Tom Tubman, AEC Since 2000, economic and political forces have driven some 3.5 million homes to convert from heating oil to other fuels, primarily natural gas and electricity.             ...

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OBITUARY: Earle C. ‘Clay’ Booth, Jr.

Earle C. ‘Clay’ Booth, Jr., husband of ESEA Past Chairperson and Main Care Energy Vice President Marcia Booth, died on June 9, the Empire State Energy Association announced. He was 69.  In addition to Marcia, he is survived by his children Sean Michael Booth, Kerry Lynn Metcalf (Scott Rudman), Stephen Blake Booth (Kayla Mickey-Frichette); as well as grandchildren, siblings, and ...

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Colonial Pipeline CEO: Industry Needs to Join Fight Against Cybercrime

Colonial Pipeline Co. President and CEO Joseph Blount praised federal investigators and urged private industry to cooperate in fighting cybercrime in a June 7 statement following  news by the U.S. Department of Justice that law enforcement had recovered DarkSide cryptocurrency funds. Colonial paid more than $4 million in cryptocurrency to a Russian hacking collective known as DarkSide, according to news ...

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Connecticut Takes a Pass on TCI

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced that the Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI) will not be included in the budget, according to a June 6 email to members of the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association. “This means that TCI is dead for the year! This is an organizational win for your customers and our entire industry!” CEMA President Chris Herb said in the ...

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IEA: World Has Pathway to Net-Zero Emissions in 2050

The world has a viable pathway to building a global energy sector with net-zero emissions in 2050, but it is narrow and requires an unprecedented transformation of how energy is produced, transported and used globally, the International Energy Agency said in a landmark special report released today. Climate pledges by governments to date – even if fully achieved – would ...

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Colonial Pipeline: ‘We have restarted our entire pipeline system.’

Update by Colonial Pipeline: Thursday, May 13, 4:40 p.m. Colonial Pipeline has continued to make substantial progress in safely restarting our pipeline system. We can now report that we have restarted our entire pipeline system and that product delivery has commenced to all markets we serve. Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to ...

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