Posts Tagged ‘ biofuel ’

Machine converting brown grease to bio-fuel nears installation in Torrington

Dec 2nd, 2013 | By

A technology developed by a UConn professor is being installed at the Torrington water pollution control facility to turn fats, oils and greases into biodiesel. The professor and two colleagues founded RPM Sustainable Technologies to market the process that might be replicated elsewhere.



Biodiesel can solve the ethanol debate, supporters say

Jul 18th, 2013 | By

Amid the oil industry’s all-out blitz to kill a government mandate for corn-based ethanol, biodiesel producers say they have a solution that could help everyone involved.



EPA Approves Use of Invasive Species for Biofuel

Jul 5th, 2013 | By

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a final rule which would allow for biofuels made from two well known invasive species to qualify for credits under the Federal Renewable Fuels Standard. The rule, which was finalized late Friday afternoon, allows two invasive grasses, Arundo donax (also known as giant reed)—assessed by the U.S.

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United to fly Houston-Chicago on biofuel, Alaska Airlines also cooking up savings

Nov 7th, 2011 | By

United Airlines, the world’s largest air carrier, will make the first U.S. commercial flight using an “advanced biofuel” on Monday, algae-based biofuel maker Solazyme Inc. said. For more on this story, visit: United to fly Houston-Chicago on Solazyme biofuel | Reuters. Meanwhile Alaska Airlines says it will power 75 commercial passenger flights by a 20

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The Basics of Biofuels | FCNL

Jun 24th, 2011 | By

This aim of this blog post from FCNL is to give a very general and basic overview of Biofuels. Last week the Senate voted 73-27 on an amendment to end the VEETC Ethanol Tax Credit, because of this it seemed like an opportune time to jump into the issue. There will very likely be more debate on Biofuels, particular Ethanol, in the remaining months of the 112th Congress.



Fries-to-Fuel Facility Hailed | New Haven Independent

Feb 11th, 2011 | By

Because the project requires a coastal site plan review it was referred to the City Plan Commission. Next month Greenleaf returns to the BZA for a vote. If all goes well, the fries-to-fuel enterprise could be up and running as soon as the fall, The New Haven Independent reports.