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Topic: Biomass
The new items published under this topic are as follows.


Biomass Oil majors slow to take up sustainable biofuels
posted by on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 08:12 AM

gfoat writes "Big oil companies bringing biofuel to the UK market are not doing enough to ensure that it is delivering carbon savings and being produced in a sustainable manner."

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Biomass UK: GETTING THE BEST OUT OF BIOMASS
posted by on Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 07:55 PM

gfoat writes "An action plan to unlock the potential for renewable energy in biomass is published by the Government. The plan accepts that energy from crops, trees and waste can make a strong contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and sets out 12 key ways to make this happen. Measures include a capital grant scheme for biomass boilers; the establishment of a new Biomass Energy Centre to provide expert information and advice, along with further grant support for biomass supply chains and a commitment to consider using biomass heating in Government buildings."

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Biomass UK AND BRAZIL FORGE STRONG LINKS ON SCIENCE
posted by on Wednesday, March 08, 2006 - 07:32 AM

gfoat writes "The UK and Brazilian Governments have today agreed to work together to assess the potential for collaborating with southern Africa to sustainably expand its bio-ethanol industry as well as forging stronger links on science, technology and innovation."

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Biomass JEFFERSON CITY, Mo: Farmer Chairman to Take Biodiesel to Next Level
posted by on Friday, November 18, 2005 - 03:55 PM

gfoat writes "The biodiesel industry reelected a farmer leader from Carlyle, Illinois to lead the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) during what promises to be a period of intense growth in production and sales. Darryl Brinkmann, who has served as a board member since 1998, will serve as the reelected chairman of the nonprofit trade association"

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Biomass JEFFERSON CITY, Mo: Former President Clinton Backs Biodiesel Use in Katrina Clean-up
posted by on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 07:31 PM

gfoat writes "Former President Bill Clinton has publicly endorsed the use of biodiesel in the Hurricane Katrina relief effort and in other applications. Speaking recently at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), a global conference to develop policies and implement solutions to the world’s most challenging problems, Clinton thanked Biodiesel America, a nonprofit leading the effort to get biodiesel donations into hurricane-stricken areas. "

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Biomass GERMAN CAR GIANTS OUTSMARTED BY BRAZILIAN SUGAR CANE
posted by on Thursday, September 08, 2005 - 04:31 PM

gfoat writes "Brazil has taken the lead in a quiet transport revolution, reducing significantly its dependence on foreign oil supplies. According to the Brazilian Ministry of Transport most of Brazil's 20 million cars run already on gasoline mixed with 25% of sugar-cane-generated ethanol; and an ever increasing number of new cars in Brazil drive on 100% ethanol."

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Biomass U.S. Navy Presented with Energy Security Award
posted by on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 - 02:52 PM

gfoat writes "Navy recognized for ongoing energy leadership through biodiesel
WASHINGTON, D.C.– The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) today presented the United States Department of the Navy with the National Energy Security Award for Outstanding Energy Leadership through Biodiesel. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Environmental Programs, Donald R. Schregardus, accepted the award on behalf of the Navy during the NBB board meeting in Washington, D.C. "


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Biomass JEFFERSON CITY, Mo: Need for Biodiesel Tax Incentive
posted by on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 12:18 PM

gfoat writes "The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and the American Soybean Association (ASA) today commended Vice President Cheney, who spearheaded the President’s Energy Taskforce, for stressing the importance of passing legislation with a biodiesel tax incentive to help diversify America’s energy supply. The groups also called for action in pushing Congress to pass the incentive. "

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Biomass MAUI, Hawaii: On the Road Again with Biodiesel
posted by on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 01:42 PM

gfoat writes "Willie Nelson has fueled millions of fans worldwide with music for decades, but when it comes to his fuel of choice, the country music star has proclaimed himself a fan of biodiesel. Biodiesel, an alternative fuel made from renewable fats or vegetable oils, can be used in any diesel engine, including the star’s 2005 Mercedes 320 CDI. Nelson picked up his brand new vehicle at the dock and drove it straight to the pump at Pacific Biodiesel, a Hawaii-based manufacturer. "

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Biomass Nussle for Introduction of Energy Independence Act
posted by on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 01:57 PM

gfoat writes "The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and the American Soybean Association (ASA) today announced their support for the Energy Independence Act (H.R. 4652), which was introduced by Rep. Jim Nussle (R-IA) on June 23, 2004. The bill includes incentives that would help spur the use of domestically produced biodiesel -- a cleaner burning fuel made from renewable resources such as soybean oil. "

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Biomass DETROIT, Mich: Fleets Urge Engine Makers to Support Biodiesel
posted by on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 06:47 PM

gfoat writes "Biodiesel Provides Fleets with Clean Alternative to Regular Diesel Fuel. Medium duty truck and engine manufacturers could see fewer sales in 2004 if they don’t show more active support of biodiesel, a cleaner burning alternative fuel that can be made from any fat or vegetable oil, such as soybean oil. That is the conclusion of a survey presented to 26 auto and diesel engine manufacturers."

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Biomass Jefferson City, Mo: National Biodiesel Day
posted by on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 10:49 AM

gfoat writes "The National Biodiesel Board (NBB), American Soybean Association (ASA) and leading Members of Congress are commemorating National Biodiesel Day by emphasizing the importance of passage of the biodiesel tax incentive. March 18, National Biodiesel Day, takes on special significance with national concern over petroleum prices and U.S. troops stationed abroad, underscoring the need for American-made fuels. Biodiesel is a cleaner burning fuel made from renewable resources such as soybean oil. Its use increases energy security and extends petroleum reserves. "

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Biomass WASHINGTON: Reaction to the State of the Union Address
posted by on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - 01:39 PM

gfoat writes "The American Soybean Association (ASA) and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) commended President Bush for stressing the importance of passage of an Energy Bill to help diversify America’s dependence on foreign oil. To accomplish this goal, U.S. soybean farmers and the biodiesel industry are calling on White House and Congressional leaders to quickly complete the Energy Bill that contains the first federal biodiesel tax incentive. "

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Biomass JEFFERSON CITY, Mo: First Retail Biodiesel Pump in Denver Area Opens
posted by on Monday, November 17, 2003 - 10:15 AM

gfoat writes "Trucking fleets, school districts and diesel vehicle owners in the metro Denver area now have a convenient local source of biodiesel, a renewable vegetable oil-based fuel that could produce significant new revenues for regional farmers. Blue Sun Biodiesel and Shoco Oil, Inc., held the grand opening of Denver’s first retail biodiesel fueling station on Friday, November 14 at Shoco Oil, 5135 E. 74th Avenue in Commerce City. "

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Biomass JEFFERSON CITY,Mo: National Biodiesel Board Elects New Leadership
posted by on Friday, November 14, 2003 - 07:26 AM

gfoat writes "In a move that will solidify leadership and direction of the rapidly growing biodiesel industry, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has put into place its first governing board. The 15-person governing board was elected from NBB’s 53 voting members and will bring focused leadership to the industry. NBB membership has more than doubled in the last two years, signifying the burgeoning of biodiesel in the United States. "

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Biomass PORT HUENEME, Calif: U.S. Navy to Produce its Own Biodiesel
posted by on Thursday, October 30, 2003 - 12:15 AM

gfoat writes "The largest diesel fuel user in the world is making a significant move in the drive for domestic energy security. On October 30th, at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) in Port Hueneme, Calif., U.S. Navy leaders announced plans to recycle the Navy’s used cooking oil by processing it into cleaner burning biodiesel for use in its diesel vehicles. Biodiesel is an established, commercially available fuel that works in any diesel engine, and the Department of Energy calls it the fastest growing alternative fuel in America. "

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Biomass Back to School with Biodiesel
posted by on Wednesday, October 08, 2003 - 12:32 PM

gfoat writes "The start of the 2003 school year marks the most widespread use of biodiesel yet, helping to clean up the air for kindergarten through college-level students. In addition to the numerous school bus fleets that are running on the cleaner burning fuel, teachers and students are increasingly exploring the benefits of biodiesel as part of their classroom curriculum. "

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Biomass SONOMA, Calif: Biodiesel Earns High Marks
posted by on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 - 11:30 AM

gfoat writes "A vehicle fueled by biodiesel captured an impressive array of performance honors at the 2003 Michelin Challenge Bibendum, held at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. A 2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI running on B100 captured more top ratings than any other production class vehicle, earning an ‘A’ in six categories including energy efficiency, carbon dioxide and range. "

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Biomass Biodiesel Pump Opens in Boulder, Colo.
posted by on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 - 12:06 PM

gfoat writes "Dozens of renewable fuel advocates, including actor Woody Harrelson, stopped in Boulder Sept. 12 to celebrate the opening of Colorado’s first retail pump to offer biodiesel to the public. The cleaner burning alternative fuel is made from renewable resources such as soybean oil and works in any diesel engine with few or no modifications."

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Biomass San Diego Opens Alternative Fuel Depot
posted by on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 08:58 AM

gfoat writes "Biodiesel took its place in an impressive alternative fuel lineup as a unique fuel depot opened to the public at the new Regional Transportation Center (RTC) in San Diego. It is the world’s first and most advanced alternative fuel depot, according to Mike Lewis, general manager of the RTC."

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Biomass American-Made Biodiesel Helps Clean Up Summer Fun
posted by on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 06:20 PM

gfoat writes "From recreational boaters in Tampa Bay, Fla., to the Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., to Puget Sound, Wash., American-made biodiesel is helping to clean up summer fun across the country. Biodiesel is a cleaner burning fuel that can be made from vegetable oils such as soybean oil and works in any diesel engine. Biodiesel can be blended with petroleum diesel at any level or used in its pure form. "

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Biomass World’s First CO2-neutral Designer Diesel Fuel Presented
posted by on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 01:39 PM

gfoat writes "The new biofuel, which DaimlerChrysler has named “Biotrol”, can be added without any difficulty to current fuels and may become important in the fuel-portfolio to combat emissions and oil-dependence. At the Environmental Press Conference held in Stuttgart, DaimlerChrysler AG presented the world’s first synthetic diesel fuel, which does not affect the CO2 atmospheric balance in the atmosphere during driving. This fuel is produced by the complete utilization of organic substances. The carbon dioxide originating in the engine on combustion is taken from the air as plants grow. See more information at Fuelcellmarkets.com "

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Biomass BERKELEY, California City Becomes Largest in Country to use B100 fleet wide
posted by on Wednesday, June 25, 2003 - 12:38 PM

gfoat writes "The City of Berkeley celebrated a milestone today as officials announced the city has transitioned to 100 percent biodiesel (B100) in its diesel vehicles. Berkeley is the first city of its size in the US to switch to pure biodiesel, a fuel made from renewable resources like fat or vegetable oil. "

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Biomass U.S. Military Facilities Increasingly Fill Up With Biodiesel
posted by on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 - 10:44 AM

gfoat writes "From the U.S. Marine Corps Base in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to Everett Naval Station in the Puget Sound area of Washington, military installations across the country are choosing to use biodiesel blends in their diesel-powered vehicles. Biodiesel is a cleaner-burning fuel made from renewable fats or vegetable oils that can help increase U.S. energy security by reducing dependence on foreign sources of oil. "

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Biomass JEFFERSON CITY, Mo: Biodiesel Tax Incentive
posted by on Friday, June 13, 2003 - 05:55 AM

gfoat writes "The National Biodiesel Board applauds Illinois leaders for their passage of pro-biodiesel legislation signed by Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. The bills create a tax incentive for biodiesel as well as grants for construction or improvements of renewable fuels production facilities in the state. The Illinois Soybean Association estimates the legislation will add 5 cent per bushel to the price of Illinois soybeans. Given Illinois’ annual production of 450 million bushels of soybeans, the legislation will boost the state’s economy by more than $22.5 million. "

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Biomass UK: Talbott's Turn Up The Heat!
posted by on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 - 11:07 AM

gfoat writes "Concern for the environment and pressure to reduce the amount of fossil fuels used in heating is giving a positive boost to many farmers and landowners across the country as they convert to biomass-to-energy systems developed by Talbott’s Ltd. And those within the agricultural and forestry industries will soon be able to benefit from a new range of combustion systems, that have proven their effectiveness in a range of UK trials - the biomass ‘C’ range – which will be officially launched at Royal Show 2003. "

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Biomass PALM SPRINGS, Calif: Buses to Use Cleaner Burning Biodiesel
posted by on Thursday, May 15, 2003 - 06:00 PM

gfoat writes "Buses serving Palm Springs may have the faint odor of french fries trailing them this month as West Coast Transportation fuels up with biodiesel, a cleaner burning fuel made from fat or vegetable oil such as soybean oil or recycled cooking oil. The company is donating the use of its buses to transport attendees of the Department of Energy’s 9th National Clean Cities Conference & Expo taking place at the Wyndham Palm Springs Resorts May 18 – 21. "

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Biomass KANSAS CITY, Mo: Biodiesel-Fueled Dragster Sets Record
posted by on Friday, May 09, 2003 - 05:04 PM

gfoat writes "A jet-powered dragster set the world renewable fuel speed record on a quarter-mile track Thursday using 100 percent biodiesel. Mark Smith, the owner and driver of “Air Force One,” pushed the dragster to 281 mph at the Kansas City International Raceway. "

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Biomass JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.: Cross-Country “Drive to Survive” Showcases Biodiesel
posted by on Wednesday, May 07, 2003 - 08:55 AM

gfoat writes "A cross-country journey to raise awareness for alternative fuels is currently underway, led by actor and activist Dennis Weaver. The Drive to Survive was created by the Institute of Ecolonomics (IOE) to demonstrate the viability and availability of hybrid, hydrogen and alternative fuel vehicles, but also joining the convoy is a conventional pickup truck fueled by American-made biodiesel. "

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Biomass JEFFERSON CITY: Crucial Biodiesel Amendment
posted by on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 05:51 PM

gfoat writes "The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources today approved an amendment during markup of the Energy Bill that will ensure biodiesel is treated more equitably compared to other alternative fuels in meeting federal requirements for government alternative fuel use. The amendment, introduced by Sen. Jim Talent (R-MO) this morning, will eliminate the 50 percent cap on alternative fuel credits earned by fleets that must use alternative fuels. "

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Biomass JEFFERSON CITY: Indigo Girls Use Cleaner Burning Biodiesel on Tour
posted by on Monday, April 14, 2003 - 03:05 PM

gfoat writes "The popular folk duo Indigo Girls is using domestically produced biodiesel as part of their tour focusing on alternative energy and Native American environmental issues. The two-week Honor the Earth tour began April 10 in Northfield, Minn., and wraps up on April 22, Earth Day, in Greeley, Colo. "

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Biomass JEFFERSON CITY: Committee Approves Biodiesel Tax Exemption
posted by on Thursday, April 03, 2003 - 10:48 AM

gfoat writes "The Senate Finance Committee today approved a tax incentive for biodiesel during its markup of the comprehensive energy tax package. In a critical bipartisan step to Senate passage, the Committee approved the provisions in S. 355 that Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) had introduced. The legislation would provide a one-cent reduction in the diesel fuel excise tax for each percentage of biodiesel blended with petroleum diesel up to 20 percent. "

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Biomass Jefferson City: National Biodiesel Day Underscores Energy Security Concerns,
posted by on Monday, March 17, 2003 - 05:52 PM

gfoat writes "This March 18, National Biodiesel Day takes on special significance as the threat of war and climbing petroleum prices draw attention to the need for American made fuels. Biodiesel is a cleaner burning fuel produced from renewable resources such as soybean oil. Its use increases energy security and extends petroleum reserves. "

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Biomass Jefferson City, Missouri: Biodiesel Beats the Cold
posted by on Tuesday, January 28, 2003 - 06:20 AM

gfoat writes "Cold weather isn't stopping biodiesel users from depending on the cleaner burning fuel in the winter. From vehicles at the Canadian border to Colorado ski towns to airport snowplows and school buses, biodiesel is proving its reliability even when the temperature plummets. "

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Biomass Arlington County, Virginia: Vehicles Switch to Cleaner Burning Biodiesel
posted by on Monday, January 13, 2003 - 05:28 AM

gfoat writes "Predictions that the Washington, D.C. area will significantly exceed vehicle exhaust limits have made Arlington County a role model for the metro area, thanks to its efforts to reduce pollution by switching to cleaner burning biodiesel in its 500 diesel-powered vehicles. This fall, Arlington became the first county in the Washington, D.C. region and the first county in Virginia to begin using domestically produced biodiesel in vehicles ranging from school buses to fire trucks to garbage trucks. "

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Biomass Biodiesel Brainstorming Workshop Set for Jan. 29-30 2003
posted by on Sunday, December 29, 2002 - 07:11 PM

gfoat writes "The biodiesel industry has organized a workshop that is open to the public to meet the increasing demand for technical information about the alternative fuel. Participants will learn about the latest biodiesel research and technical data from North America’s leading experts at the Biodiesel Research and Brainstorming Workshop, January 29-30, in New Orleans. "

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Biomass Biodiesel Facility Begins Production in Ralston, Iowa
posted by on Friday, December 13, 2002 - 12:33 PM

gfoat writes "West Central Soy has begun biodiesel production in Ralston, Iowa, at the newest plant to join the growing list of biodiesel production facilities nationwide. The 12 million gallon capacity plant is one of 18 dedicated biodiesel plants nationwide, with more than a dozen others planned by various private companies and farmer co-ops. "

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Biomass Jefferson City, MO: Americans Support Biodiesel Incentives for Use in School Bus
posted by on Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 02:47 AM

gfoat writes "A new national public opinion survey of adults shows 85 percent of Americans think it is important for schools to receive incentives to help pay for biodiesel, a cleaner-burning fuel made from renewable fats or oils, such as soybean oil. In recent months, various scientific studies have raised public concern about the harmful effects of diesel exposure to children who ride school buses. Several schools across the nation have already made the switch to biodiesel because of its reduced emissions. "

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Biomass Jefferson City, Mo: Call on Congress to Finish Energy Bill
posted by on Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 09:24 AM

gfoat writes "The American Soybean Association (ASA) and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) called on Congress recently to complete approval of a comprehensive energy bill this year. The U.S. House and Senate return to Washington, D.C. on November 12 for a special post-election session where they have the opportunity to provide important production and investment tax incentives for new renewable energy production and a renewable fuels standard that would boost America’s use of biodiesel. "

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Biomass UK: High Efficiency Log Burning Water Heater Uses Electronic Control
posted by on Thursday, October 10, 2002 - 05:31 AM

gfoat writes "An advanced new design of log-burning hot water boiler, designed to use logs or wood offcuts as fuel for hot water and central heating purposes, has been developed by specialised heater firm Talbott’s Heating Ltd., of Stafford. The system uses a sophisticated Eurotherm 2408 temperature controller to ensure that the fan assisted combustion cycles operate at optimum efficiency and with minimal emissions. "

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Biomass Biodiesel-Fueled Dragster Sets Record
posted by on Thursday, September 19, 2002 - 03:32 AM

gfoat writes "A jet-powered dragster set the world renewable fuel speed record Saturday using 100 percent biodiesel. Driver Mark Smith pushed “Wild Thang” to 211 mph on the 660-foot racetrack at the Ozark International Raceway in Rogersville, Missouri. Biodiesel is an American fuel made from renewable fats or oils, such as soybean oil. The fuel works in any diesel engine with few or no modifications. Biodiesel contains no petroleum, but can be blended with diesel at any level or used in its pure form. "

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Biomass US: Drivers in VW Rally to Burn Cleaner Fuel
posted by on Friday, August 30, 2002 - 02:20 PM

gfoat writes "Residents in Grand Rapids Mich, may catch a whiff of a cleaner burning fuel as the city hosts more than 100 owners of Turbo Direct Injection (TDI) diesel-powered Volkswagens (VW) coming from as far away as Maryland and the state of Washington to attend the TDI Fest. Called biodiesel, the fuel is made from fat or vegetable oil and emits a pleasant odor while reducing harmful emissions. Many of the drivers are heading to Gezon Motors in Grand Rapids from 11:30-4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1, where they can purchase biodiesel at a temporary fueling station before they head off on a driving competition. "

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Biomass Popular Mountain Town/Ski Resort Go Green with Biodiesel
posted by on Thursday, August 22, 2002 - 07:08 AM

gfoat writes "The Town of Breckenridge, Colo. just recently assumed a leadership role in protecting the Rocky Mountains from pollution. As a result of its recent decision to use a cleaner burning fuel called biodiesel in municipal vehicles, Breckenridge leaders today encouraged other Colorado cities, resorts, transit agencies and private companies to also use the fuel. "

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Biomass Jefferson City: National Biodiesel Board Unveils New Web Site
posted by on Thursday, August 08, 2002 - 05:26 AM

gfoat writes "The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has unveiled its new Web site at www.biodiesel.org, offering the most comprehensive biodiesel information found anywhere in the world. NBB has redesigned the site to allow for easier navigation on many aspects of biodiesel, including technical information, fuel suppliers, retail fueling locations, market applications and the latest industry news. The site also contains the largest database of biodiesel reports and studies found anywhere on the Web. "

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Biomass UK, Buckinghamshire: How to make biodiesel course
posted by on Tuesday, July 02, 2002 - 07:36 AM

gfoat writes "Ever wanted to produce your very own biodiesel? Well now's your chance! Produce your own cheap, carbon-neutral diesel – no need for alterations to your engine. This course covers everything from a small home-made plant, to commercial-scale biodiesel production. The course is run in the UK at Redfield Community, Buckinghamshire. Read more for course information. "

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Biomass US,ATLANTA:Government funds biomass research
posted by on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 - 04:03 AM

Anonymous writes "Future Energy Resources Corporation (FERCO®) has received another governmental endorsement, this time from the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Department of Energy, for its innovative SilvaGas® biomass gasification process. The endorsement, in the form of an additional $3 million in funding for the Vermont gasifier, was confirmed with the signing, by President Bush, of the Federal Energy and Water Appropriations Bill."

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Biomass CANBERRA, Australia: Scientists Derive Green power from Wood
posted by on Wednesday, January 23, 2002 - 08:06 AM

gfoat writes "Australia's Renewable Energy Commercialisation Program is researching technologies that would use "wood" as a source for regional electricity generation. The "Green Gasifier Generator" combines Australian wood gasification knowledge with micro turbine generator technology from the US to create a wood-based electricity power source with almost zero emissions. See more details at EarthVision "

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Biomass US: Turning Refuse into fuel
posted by on Friday, January 18, 2002 - 05:27 AM

gfoat writes "Many technologies are still works in progress, but energy and waste companies are joining forces to make money on three fronts: getting rid of the rubbish, generating electricity and marketing the leftovers. See the full article at National World"

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Biomass Washington,DC: Renewable Fuels Saves Money
posted by on Tuesday, January 08, 2002 - 06:21 AM

gfoat writes "Energy legislation emphasizing renewable fuels could boost the U.S. economy by $300 billion and create as many as 300,000 new jobs by 2016, according to an independent analysis sponsored by the "National Biodiesel Board". See the full report at Lycos News"

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Biomass U.S: Economy Could Grow by $300 Billion with Renewable Fuels
posted by on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 - 07:38 AM

gfoat writes "A new study documents that renewable fuels legislation now being considered for Senate energy packages could boost the U.S. economy by $300 billion and create as many as 300,000 new jobs in many sectors of the economy by 2016. Increased use of American-made fuels, like biodiesel and ethanol, would generate an additional $71 billion (1996 dollars) of income for America over the next 15 years through increased gross production and job creation. "

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Biomass The advent of ‘Bio Fuel’
posted by on Wednesday, October 17, 2001 - 07:09 AM

gfoat writes "Another major area of development has been in the area of ‘Biomass’ or ‘Renewable Energy’. That is the production of heat or energy from organic materials used as fuel. The main examples of this would not only be fast growing trees like Willow or Poplar but also grasses like Miscanthus and, sometimes, animal litter."

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Biomass US,LOS ANGELES:Transforming Waste Landfill Gas into New Energy
posted by on Wednesday, October 10, 2001 - 05:12 AM

CapstoneTurbineCorp writes "Capstone California, a wholly owned subsidiary of Capstone Turbine Corporation (NASDAQ: CPST), announced the installation of its largest commercial Capstone MicroTurbine™ landfill gas system to date is now completed at Los Angeles’ Lopez Canyon landfill. "

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Biomass WASHINGTON DC: USDA economic study shows positive effect for soy-based fuel
posted by on Friday, July 20, 2001 - 02:00 PM

gfoat writes "An economic study recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says as demand for soy-based products like biodiesel increases, "significant economic benefits to U.S. farmers" and other aspects of the economy will result. Biodiesel is a diesel fuel replacement that can be made from any fat or vegetable oil, but is most commonly made from soybean oil. "

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Biomass US,WASHINGTON DC, USDA agency wins White House award
posted by on Friday, June 15, 2001 - 07:29 AM

gfoat writes "The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Beltsville, Md., was presented with the prestigious White House Closing the Circle Award recently for showing its commitment to the environment through the use of the alternative fuel biodiesel. The Closing the Circle Award recognizes the efforts of individual federal employees or federal facilities that result in making a significant, positive impact on the environment. "

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Biomass California, Nevada: First Public biodiesel pumps open
posted by on Thursday, May 24, 2001 - 10:49 AM

gfoat writes "Motorists join ranks of centrally fueled fleets using biodiesel. SAN FRANCISCO – As the nation confronts an energy crisis brought on in part by U.S. dependence on foreign petroleum, a fueling station in San Francisco is giving motorists the first chance to buy a domestically produced alternative to diesel fuel at a public pump."

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Biomass US Air Force base to go 100% biodiesel blend
posted by on Thursday, April 12, 2001 - 03:59 PM

ptemple writes "Scott Air Force base today announced it will become the first U.S. Air Force base to use biodiesel in all of its diesel vehicles. The program will serve as a model for other military bases to begin using the alternative fuel next year. "One of the main reasons we're using biodiesel is to meet the government's goals of reducing emissions and reducing dependence on foreign oil," said Master Sergeant Ron Guay. "We like biodiesel because there's no need to make modifications to our vehicles or infrastructure, and our mechanics need no additional training.""

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Biomass Garage inventor creates soybean Harley-Davidson
posted by on Sunday, April 08, 2001 - 06:12 PM

ptemple writes "Harold Benich has refitted his Harley Davidson motorcycle to run on biodiesel made from pure soybean oil (not blended with petrolium diesel). It gets 100 miles per gallon and the exhaust smells like McDonald's fries. It costs about 4 cents per mile compared to a gas powered bike costing 3 cents. Read more about the bad boy that's a saint underneath here"

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Biomass Iowa follows trend towards Biodiesel
posted by on Thursday, March 15, 2001 - 11:44 AM

ptemple writes "The transit authority in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has begun fueling its fleet of 60 city buses with biodiesel, a clean-burning alternative fuel that can be made from any fat or oil. The move will help clean up the exhaust of the buses while contributing to the local farm economy. This follows support for Biodiesel from Minnesota and San Francisco amongst others. The buses will use is using B20 (20% biodiesel and 80% petroleum diesel) which requires no engine modification to use."

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Biomass Talbott does not Waste opportunity
posted by on Wednesday, March 07, 2001 - 11:40 AM

ptemple writes "A Stafford UK company tell us how they use waste to power companies heating. Clients include IKEA who have a 2MW system, and G’s Fresh Salads who's waste includes plastic salad bags. All emissions comply to the strict clean air emissions legislation. Reducing landfills whilst recycling waste products into energy sounds good to us and so we let them tell us about it below..."

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Biomass USA: Minnesota introduces Biodiesel legislation
posted by on Friday, January 26, 2001 - 05:05 AM

ptemple writes "The Minnesota Legislature introduced a bill yesterday that calls for the inclusion of 2% soy-based biodiesel in the 800 million gallons of the state's diesel fuel. This would lead to a demand of an estimated 16 million gallons of biodiesel annually."

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Biomass A first for the UK and a first for the environment
posted by on Monday, January 15, 2001 - 07:17 AM

gfoat writes "Compact Power has completed its first Energy from Waste plant at Bristol's Waste Transfer Station in Avonmouth, it is based on pyrolysis an advanced thermo-chemical process. Compact Power, who developed this new proprietary technology, said the process could be used to dispose of a wide range of wastes and produce heat and /or power for local use."

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Biomass UK: Annual Biomass Conference
posted by on Tuesday, November 28, 2000 - 04:44 AM

jabela writes "British BioGen's 4th UK Annual Conference on bioenergy. The event will be taking place on the 21st of February 2001 in Cambridge.

The conference will present an overview of both government and opposition policy on bioenergy, and take a look at the latest issues in electricity and heat markets with reference to sustainable communities."

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Biomass UK: Reach for the Skye
posted by on Wednesday, November 08, 2000 - 05:08 AM

jabela writes "A renewable energy utility company, Torren Energy, based in Edinburgh has chosen Isle of Skye as the pilot site for its revolutionary wood-fired metered heating system – the first of its kind in this country. "

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