Navy Captain publishes report disputing military biofuel use

A report disputing the promise of liquid biofuels to the U.S. military has been published in the spring issue of Strategic Studies Quarterly, the strategic journal of the U.S. Air Force. The issue also includes rebuttals submitted by the U.S. DOE and U.S. DOD.

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http://www.biomassmagazine.com/articles/9003/navy-captain-publishes-report-disputing-military-biofuel-use

SFU Professor Mark Jaccard Invited by Parliament of European Union to Provide Expert Insights in European Fuel Quality Directive Policy Debate

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, May 10, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- SFU Resource and Environmental Management Professor and noted economist, Mark Jaccard will travel overseas this week after receiving a formal invitation from European Parliament to provide economic and environmental impact insights as part of the region's consideration of a Fuel Quality Directive policy. Joining Jaccard will be Dr. James Hansen, an internationally renowned climatologist who spent 40 years at NASA's Goddard Institute studying human impacts on the global climate condition.

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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sfu-professor-mark-jaccard-invited-by-parliament-of-european-union-to-provide-expert-insights-in-european-fuel-quality-directive-policy-debate-2013-05-10

Fuel lab shutdown complete; equipment

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture will continue to use a private laboratory for its motor fuel quality testing services and has requested a date to auction off fuel testing equipment from the department’s Frankfort lab, Commissioner James Comer announced. The $3.1 million worth of equipment purchased by the previous administration will be auctioned by the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet’s surplus property division

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http://www.kyforward.com/our-government/2013/05/17/fuel-lab-shutdown-complete-equipment-to-be-auctioned-cox-to-re-enter-retirement/

Intertek Biodiesel Lab Earns BQ-9000 Certification

The Intertek biofuels lab in Romeoville, Illinois has earned an important designation from the National Biodiesel Board (NBB).  This company news release says the Intertek lab is now listed as a testing facility on the BQ-9000® website and is a preferred lab for BQ-9000® producers and marketers by the National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission (NBAC):

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http://domesticfuel.com/2013/05/09/intertek-biodiesel-lab-earns-bq-9000-certification/

The Devil in Your Fuel

Water and debris in bottom half of filter means a visit to the shop is in order.

If it’s been three months or longer since you last ran your boat, consider having the fuel system serviced. If you’re buying a used boat which has sat idle for an indeterminate time, definitely get her in the shop before firing her up.



Read more: http://www.floridasportsman.com/2013/05/17/the-devil-in-your-fuel/#ixzz2U2oF27M1

Intertek Biodiesel Laboratory Awarded BQ-9000(R) Certification by the National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission

Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, today announced it has been granted BQ-9000(R) certification by the National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission (NBAC). The Intertek biofuels laboratory in Romeoville, Illinois, is listed as a testing facility on the BQ-9000(R) website and is a preferred lab for BQ-9000(R) producers and marketers.

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) oversees the accreditation program, which is a cooperative and voluntary program for biodiesel producers, marketers and laboratories. BQ-9000(R) is open to biodiesel manufacturers, marketers, distributors, blenders, and laboratories, in both the United States and Canada

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http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130508-914289.html?mod=googlenews_wsj