Fuels

NEFI Hails White House Support for Biofuels

“After months of focusing almost exclusively on electric vehicles and heat pumps, President Biden finally acknowledged the important role renewable fuels are playing to enhance American energy and environmental security and lower consumer costs,” the National Fuels & Energy Institute said in a statement. “In fact,” the Institute informed its members, “Biden said his plan for a net-zero economy by 2050 is ...

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Answers to America’s Clean-Energy Challenge

Five heating fuel industry leaders respond to the key question: ‘What’s one thing our industry can do to help secure our place in the clean-energy future?’ By Sean Cota, NEFI and Tom Tubman, AEC It’s not every day you get three of the country’s biggest heating oil wholesalers together in the same room alongside the leaders of the National Oilheat ...

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Sorghum: A Sweet Proposition for Sustainable Biofuel

Sweet sorghum is best known for the amber-colored syrup that’s made from its juices. Now, this hardy member of the grass family could also be tapped as a “home-grown” resource for making a renewable transportation fuel called bio-butanol. Towards that end, a team of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Ohio State University (OSU) scientists has devised a procedure for making ...

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NBB Is Now Clean Fuels Alliance America

The National Biodiesel Board unveiled its new name and new brand, Clean Fuels Alliance America, during the opening session of the 2022 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo. The transformation to Clean Fuels helps further the organization’s position as a proven, innovative part of America’s clean energy mix and helps the industry represent all its industry members: biodiesel, renewable diesel and ...

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NBB Welcomes Proposed RFS Volumes

The National Biodiesel Board welcomed the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Renewable Fuel Standard rule and the USDA’s announcement of COVID relief for biofuel producers and funds for the Higher Blend Infrastructure Incentive Program. EPA’s proposal would increase 2022 advanced volumes and restore improperly waived volumes from prior years. Kurt Kovarik, NBB’s Vice President for Federal Affairs, stated, “During the past ...

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EPA Proposes Changes to Biofuels Program

To strengthen the role of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in advancing greater use of low-carbon renewable fuels, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a package of actions setting biofuels volumes for years 2022, 2021, and 2020, and introducing regulatory changes intended to enhance the program’s objectives. In addition, EPA is seeking public comment on a proposed decision to deny petitions ...

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Sea Machines uses Biofuel to Power Tug

(Copenhagen, Denmark; October 14, 2021) – To reduce the number of harmful emissions produced as it achieves the world record for the longest autonomous mission at sea, Sea Machines Robotics, a developer of autonomous command and advanced perception systems, is utilizing renewable Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) biofuel, sourced by Bunker One in Denmark, to power its autonomous Nellie Bly tugboat. Operating under the ...

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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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