Industry News

Rinnai Luxury Series Tankless Water Heaters Honored with Second Consecutive ‘Product of the Year” Award by Ryland Homes Houston

Ryland Homes' Houston Division recently recognized the Rinnai Luxury Series Tankless Water Heaters with its distinguished 'Product of the Year" designation for the second year in a row. Rinnai's Luxury Series Tankless Water Heaters offer higher hot-water capacity for larger homes. With interior and exterior options up to 199,000 Btu, select units can deliver continuous hot water, up to 9.8 gallons per minute, for up to four plumbing and appliance outlets simultaneously.

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Biodiesel Producers, Advocates Hit Capitol Hill

Nearly 100 biodiesel producers, feedstock suppliers and other advocates travelled to Washington on June 17 to voice concerns about the Obama Administration's proposed Renewable Fuel Standard for biodiesel. The biodiesel supporters arrived at a critical time for the industry, which has seen widespread cutbacks this year as a result of policy setbacks in Washington. A recent national survey of producers conducted by the National Biodiesel Board found that more than half have idled a plant this year and 78 percent have reduced production from last year. Nearly two-thirds--66%-- have already laid off employees or anticipate doing so.

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REG Completes Syntroleum Acquisition

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. announced on June 9 that its wholly-owned subsidiary, REG Synthetic Fuels, LLC has completed its acquisition of the remaining 50% ownership interest in Dynamic Fuels, LLC previously owned by Tyson Foods, Inc.

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