Fuels

Biofuel Diary

Friday the 13th of December 2019 Levi Bourne was driving home after a long day, typical in the fuel business for that time of the year. Here’s his account of what happened that day: My radio cut out and the Bluetooth from my cell phone took over to let me know my girlfriend Cassie was calling. I had received a ...

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NYPGA Training: March 30-31 at F.W. Webb in Newburgh

NYPGA will hold a training class March 30-31 at F.W. Webb in Newburgh, N.Y. Basic Principles and Practices of Propane is an entry level course that provides pre-requisite instruction about propane’s physical and combustion properties, and how propane is produced and transported. The instruction will help attendees preparing for NPGA’s CETP certification.For more information, contact NYPGA via its website (www.nypropane.com) ...

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Bergquist Names New President, Assigns Three Others to New Roles

Bergquist, Inc., appointed Lauren Clark as president. Bergquist also announced new roles for three other employees: Bob Barry was named chief financial officer; Joe Montroy was named vice president of sales; and Scott Biggs, director of outside sales. Lauren Clark is the newly named president of Bergquist, a wholesale distributor of propane equipment. Photos courtesy of Bergquist, Inc. Formerly, as ...

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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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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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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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2019 AltWheels Fleet Day

At AltWheels Fleet Day, the Steve Connors Visionary Award, which is presented to an individual who exhibits “Leadership in helping make changes in the environmental sector that positively impact the world,” was presented to Steve Russell, who developed his reputation as a pioneer for using biodiesel in extremely cold environments. As the fleet manager for the city of Keene, New ...

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EIA’s Winter Fuels Outlook

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects that average expenditures for the major home heating energy sources will decline for most households this winter compared with last winter because of warmer forecast temperatures across much of the country. Forecast changes in household heating expenditures vary significantly by both fuel and region. For the average U.S. household, EIA expects that both ...

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R.W. Beckett Advanced Renewable Fuel Burner

R.W. Beckett, North Ridgeville, Ohio, announced that its AFG burner will be rated for R95+ fuel, which is a 95% renewable diesel, by 2020. This new capability will provide communities, fuel dealers, and service technicians a pathway to a net-zero carbon solution for the heating industry, the manufacturer said in an announcement on Sept. 16 Initial adoption is anticipated in ...

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NEFI: Refinery Exemptions Hurt Biodiesel Market

Small refinery exemptions by the Environmental Protection Agency threaten the market for biodiesel and biodiesel-blended heating oil “aka Bioheat fuel,” the New England Fuel Institute says in its NEFI Energy Online News. EPA approved 31 small refinery exemptions (SREs) for oil refiners in 2018, according to the Aug. 20 issue of the newsletter, known as NEON. “These SREs threaten the ...

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