Fuels

Research: Heating Oil May Be Cleaner Than ‘Blue’ Hydrogen

“Blue” hydrogen – an energy source that involves a process for making hydrogen by using methane in natural gas – is being lauded by many as a clean, green energy to help reduce global warming. But Cornell and Stanford University researchers believe it may harm the climate more than burning fossil fuel, writes Blaine Friedlander in Cornell Chronicle, a publication ...

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Watch Eurofuel/NORA Speakers Online

Videos of presentations at the second annual conference of the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) and the European Heating Oil Association (Eurofuel) are available online. The groups hosted the conference, Low-Carbon Liquid Heating Fuels: Putting the Pieces Together on May 20 and May 27, 2021. The presentations can be viewed here. The 2021 event was presented online and featured speakers ...

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Vassar College Climate Action Plan Features Use of Biofuel

The Vassar College Board of Trustees in October 2019 declared their support for a $13 million energy efficiency project of major renovations and upgrades to the college’s heating system as well as other energy-saving projects. This was affirmed through further approval to issue bonds to support the project cost. The renewable fuel oil (RFO) that Vassar plans to use is ...

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Cummins, Tula Studying Emissions from New Diesel Technology

Cummins Inc. and Tula Technology, Inc., announced at the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress in Detroit the results of their collaborative study on the effectiveness of Tula’s diesel Dynamic Skip Fire (dDSF) in reducing nitrogen oxides (NOx) and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions on a Cummins X15 HD Efficiency Series diesel engine. Low-load cycle performance was estimated with a well-calibrated ...

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Introducing ‘Renewable Revolution’

A new column by Tom Tubman of the American Energy Coalition and Sean Cota of the National Energy & Fuels Institute The oil heat industry came together on September 16, 2019 to adopt the Providence Resolution during NEFI’s HEAT Show (Heating & Energizing America Trade Show). It was an easy decision at the time, given the multitude of state legislative ...

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‘Law & Odor’ and Propane: May 20 Lecture

As part of the ongoing series Virtual Propane Expo, at noon EST on Thursday, May 20, John McCoy, a partner with McCoy Leavitt Laskey,  LLC will lecture on Odorant 49 CFR § 173.315 Compressed Gases In Cargo Tanks and Portable Tanks. Included in the lecture will be an explanation of the March 23, 2021, US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials ...

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Eurofuel-NORA Conference on Future of Liquid Heating Fuels: May 20 & 27

The National Oilheat Research Alliance and the European Heating Oil Association (Eurofuel) will host their second annual conference, Low-Carbon Liquid Heating Fuels: Putting the Pieces Together, on May 20 and 27. Presented online, the event will feature experts addressing the transition to low-carbon fuels. “The magnitude of the challenges posed by the energy transition requires a variety of solutions,” Moritz Bellingen, chairman ...

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Report: Rhode Island Ranks 5th Among States with Biggest Increase in Renewable Energy Production

Among states with the largest 10-year increase in renewable energy production, Rhode Island ranks fifth, according to a new report. Researchers ranked U.S. states according to the percentage change in renewable energy production between 2010 and 2019. In the report, researchers included the renewable energy share of total production in both 2010 and 2019, as well as the largest renewable ...

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NBB Goal: Six Billion Gallons by 2030

The biodiesel and renewable diesel industry says it is on the “RISE”—that was the name and the theme for its conference as the National Biodiesel Board hosted more than 550 biodiesel and renewable diesel producers, distributors, retailers, and other industry advocates virtually. During the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, NBB celebrated achievements in the face of adversity.   Throughout the conference, ...

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Sales of Diesel-Fueled Pickups, SUVs Up 28% in 2020

Sales of pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles with diesel engines grew 28 percent during 2020, even as overall auto sales declined by over 14 percent for the year. Among alternative fueled vehicle offerings, vehicles with diesel engines held five of the top 10 rankings for fastest-growing sales (2019-2020), according to the Diesel Technology Forum, based on data and analysis provided by ...

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