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Oregon and Self-Serve Laws at the Pump

March 28, 2019 10:35 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Why can’t I pump my own gas in Oregon?   Oregon is one of only 2 states that has laws against people pumping their own gas (New Jersey is the other). Oregon first put these rules into place back in 1951, when lawmakers decided that only trained service station workers should be able to pump... Read More

BioDiesel Feedstocks – Coconut Oil & Coffee Oil

March 22, 2019 12:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Coconut Oil & Coffee Oil It has been a couple months but we are going to continue our deeper look into different types of feedstock that Renewable Energy Group (REG) studied in 2009 in the Feedstock and Biodiesel Characteristics Report. This week’s two feedstocks are Coconut Oil and Coffee Oil. Here is a link to... Read More

B20 Biodiesel Heating oil provider

In-depth look at Biodiesel as a heating fuel

January 31, 2019 4:27 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In a recent study, the viability of biodiesel – also known as bioheat – and its use as a heating oil was examined. TL:DR Biodiesel up to B20 and beyond do not require equipment changes or settings. Home heating systems have used biodiesel since 2000 and shown no significant issues compared to standard fuel. The... Read More

BioDiesel Feedstocks – Algae Oil & Canola Oil

October 19, 2018 9:37 am Published by Leave your thoughts

B20 Biodiesel (B20 stands for 20% biodiesel and 80% petroleum diesel)  is the drop in solution for reduced emissions in today’s modern diesel engines.  To understand what some of the alternate feedstocks that can be used for biodiesel, we are examining a report that Renewable Energy Group (REG) produced in 2009. All certificates of analysis and... Read More

BioDiesel Feedstocks – Borage Oil & Camelina Oil

October 11, 2018 11:34 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Borage Oil & Camelina Oil This week we continue our deeper look into different types of feedstock that Renewable Energy Group (REG) studied in 2009 in the Feedstock and Biodiesel Characteristics Report.  This week’s two oils are Borage Oil and Camelina Oil.  This is the main page of feedstocks we have looked at so far.... Read More