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DOE Publishes Guidelines for Biodiesel Blending

The U.S. Department of Energy recently published the Fifth Edition of the Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide. The following information is excerpted from the manual’s section on biodiesel blending. Most biodiesel users purchase finished B20 or lower blen…
The U.S. Department of Energy recently published the Fifth Edition of the Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide. The following information is excerpted from the manual’s section on… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/doe-publishes-guidelines-biodiesel-blending/

EIA Projects Flat Energy Consumption With Changing Mix

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently offered its views of the energy marketplace between now and 2040 in its 2017 Annual Energy Outlook. The outlook offers multiple scenarios based on different variables. The central set of project…
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently offered its views of the energy marketplace between now and 2040 in its 2017 Annual Energy Outlook. The outlook offers… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/eia-projects-flat-energy-consumption-changing-mix/

NBB Releases Data on Bioheat’s Positive Effects on Emissions

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) recently compiled information on the air quality benefits derived from blending biodiesel with heating oil. Commonly referred to as Bioheat®, these blends make heating oil a greener, more renewable and cleaner fuel th…
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) recently compiled information on the air quality benefits derived from blending biodiesel with heating oil. Commonly referred to as Bioheat®,… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nbb-releases-data-bioheats-positive-effects-emissions/

Massachusetts Could Give Bioheat a Boost

Massachusetts Oilheat Marketers could soon benefit from new state regulations that incentivize the use of biodiesel as a means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The state Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is currently developing regulations that …
Massachusetts Oilheat Marketers could soon benefit from new state regulations that incentivize the use of biodiesel as a means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The state… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/massachusetts-could-give-bioheat-boost/

VISIONS Conference Brings Marketers Together

NEFI Visions 2016 drew hundreds of energy marketers to the DCU Center in Worcester, MA, for two interesting days of education and networking. Hosted by New England Fuel Institute, the event received the support of many sponsors, including the Diamond S…
NEFI Visions 2016 drew hundreds of energy marketers to the DCU Center in Worcester, MA, for two interesting days of education and networking. Hosted by New England Fuel… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/visions-conference-brings-marketers-together/

Proposed RFS Changes Draw Diverse Reactions

In May, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its proposed 2017 renewable fuel standards (RFS) that would raise the amount of biofuels required to be blended into gasoline and diesel from 18.11 billion gallons in 2016 to 18.8 billion ga…
In May, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its proposed 2017 renewable fuel standards (RFS) that would raise the amount of biofuels required to be blended… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/proposed-rfs-changes-draw-diverse-reactions/

Feedstock Flexibility

Creating High-Quality Biodiesel Regardless of Feedstock
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/feedstock-flexibility/

Pursuing the ‘Holy Grails’ of Battery Tech

It’s been a pretty impressive year for energy storage. Batteries are getting cheaper, there was a huge jump in grid-scale installs, and there are several promising breakthroughs in new technologies. That’s all exciting news for some of the big name compan…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/pursuing-holy-grails-battery-tech/

Massachusetts Looks Ahead to APS Rollout

By this time next year (or maybe sooner), Massachusetts retailers selling bio-blended heating oil could potentially be collecting financial incentives as high as 65 cents per gallon of biodiesel delivered to their customers. To get to the “why” and “how” …
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/massachusetts-looks-ahead-aps-rollout/

The Hole in the Ozone Is Getting Smaller

You remember the hole in the ozone, right? Well, scientists at MIT say they have identified the “first fingerprints of healing” of the ozone layer over the Antarctic. In a paper published in the journal Science, researchers say the hole is definitely g…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/hole-ozone-getting-smaller/

The Clean Power Plan: Repeal or Replace?

In late March, the president signed an executive order to roll back the Clean Power Plan, with a goal of taking restraints off businesses and boosting the coal industry. Targeting climate change regulations, saying they hinder U.S. energy production and j…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/clean-power-plan-repeal-or-replace/

Bionic Leaf Turns Sunshine, Water and CO2 Into Liquid Fuel

“Bill Gates has said that to solve our energy problems, someday we need to do what photosynthesis does, and that someday we might be able to do it even more efficiently than plants,” says Daniel Nocera who pioneered the use of artificial photosynthesis. “…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/bionic-leaf-turns-sunshine-water-and-co2-liquid-fuel/

Renewables Are Changing the Energy Mix

Wind and solar are getting less expensive, helping renewables experience a real growth spurt in installations during 2015. Overall, renewable energy did pretty well last year. It was a record-breaking year for corporations like Amazon, Google, Microsof…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/renewables-are-changing-energy-mix/

NY Governor Signs Downstate B5 Law

With more than 1.8 million oil-heated homes, New York has the largest heating oil market of any state in the country. Consisting of Westchester County, New York City, Nassau County, and Suffolk County, the downstate region alone contains more than 1.3 mil…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/ny-governor-signs-downstate-b5-law/

Solar Power: Looking Beyond the Rooftops

We’ve all seen the rapid growth in solar installations over the past few years. We can also see how solar technology is evolving, and the applications just seem endless.
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/solar-power-looking-beyond-rooftops/

MEMA & DOER Present Webinar on Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard

On Tuesday, March 6, the Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association (MEMA) and Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) presented a webinar by DOER titled “Biofuels in the Massachusetts Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard.” Over 110 indivi…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/mema-doer-present-webinar-alternative-energy-portfolio-standard/

Study Indicates Carbon Benefits of Biodiesel Are Increasing

Biomass-based fuels present a tremendous opportunity to transition toward a more sustainable mix of renewable energy. This was a key theme of an alternative fuels workshop hosted recently by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in Macon, GA. The workshop e…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/study-indicates-carbon-benefits-biodiesel-are-increasing/

Wind-Powered Oil Recovery?

Wind-powered water injection concept moves closer to implementation
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/wind-powered-oil-recovery/

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