Category Archives: Biofuels

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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Two Commercial Airlines to Start Using Biofuel Blends

On November 7, 2011 United Airlines flew the first-ever commercial flight using a biofuel blend, using biofuel and traditional jet fuel. They also announced that they plan to purchase 20 million gallons of biofuel per year to use in their … Read More

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Case Study on Biodiesel in Maine: Maine Standard Biofuels

Maine Clean Communities just completed a case study focused on Maine Standard Biofuels and their success in collecting waste kitchen oil in the Greater Portland area and processing it into biodiesel for use as a transportation fuel and home heating. … Read More

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Maine Standard Biofuels Update

Maine Standard Biofuels recently issued a newsletter reviewing its progress in 2010.   To read the full newsletter, click here.

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Maine Standard Biofuels has signed up 150 restaurants to recycle their waste cooking oil. All the grease

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Alternative fuel tax credits extended

On Friday, Dec 17, 2010, the President signed into law H.R. 4853, the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010. The bill includes a number of incentives for alternative fuels:

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