Category Archives: Biofuels

Maine Company Making Biofuel From Spent Grease

PORTLAND, Maine (WCSH 6 NEWS CENTER) — With a few added chemicals and some serious filtration, Maine Standard Biofuels takes leftover cooking oil from restaurants and creates heating oil for home and biodiesel for cars and trucks.

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Portland fuel company capitalizes on restaurant grease

PORTLAND — Call it McFuel.

While activists, businesses and City Hall have recently clashed over the possibility of using tar-sands oil to heat buildings and power vehicles, a tiny Portland company is producing environment-friendly fuels from the grease found in … Read More

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2013 National Biodiesel Conference – Las Vegas February 4th-7th, 2013

10th ANNUAL NATIONAL BIODIESEL CONFERENCE & EXPO!
Capturing momentum at the 2013 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo

The theme of this year’s conference, MOMENTUM, is aptly chosen.  At 1.1 billion gallons and climbing, biodiesel has become a true force in … Read More

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Clean Cities Now Newsletter: September 2012 Issue

Clean Cities Now is the official biannual newsletter of Clean Cities, an initiative designed to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector by advancing the use of alternative and renewable fuels, fuel economy improvements, idle-reduction measures, and new technologies, as … Read More

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Webinar: Biobased Chemicals Bring Benefits to Fleets – October 11th, 2012

Like alternative power options and fuel economy projects, the use of biobased chemicals offers performance without tradeoffs while reducing dependence on petroleum and helping attain energy independence and sustainability goals. Biobased industrial products are readily biodegradable and non-hazardous, safeguarding the … Read More

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Biodiesel Industry Overview, Advanced Biofuel Initiative, & Sustainability Webinar

This webinar was presented on April 27, 2011 by Joe Jobe, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board.

Click here for the webinar’s Power Point Presentation.… Read More

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Obama Administration Announces Investments in Biofuels

July 5, 2012

The Energy Department is boosting support for biofuels. This type of pilot biorefinery makes cellulosic ethanol from corn cobs. Credit: POET The Energy Department, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Navy on July 2 … Read More

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Biodiesel Blends

Biodiesel comes in many different blends. This Clean Cities fact sheet has all the information about the different biodiesel blends and how they work. Click here to read it.Read More

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Biodiesel Workshop for Fleets January 25th, 2012

Dispelling the Myths of Biodiesel Workshop

Maine Clean Communities held a workshop for fleets focused on biodiesel as a transportation fuel. We heard from experienced Maine fleet operators who are using biodiesel in blends of 5% to 40%. The workshop … Read More

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Biodiesel Fact Sheet

This fact sheet, developed by Clean Cities, addresses the basics of biodiesel, how it differs from traditional diesel fuel, and answers frequently asked questions about biodiesel. Click here to read this fact sheet.… Read More

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