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New Guidelines Encourage Biodiesel Production in Texas

By: Jeremy Sanders, The Alternative Energy EMagazine

May 31, 2012

Altenergymag

On May 31, 2012, The Alternative Energy eMagazine ran an online article written by BoyarMiller Litigation Group Counsel Jeremy Sanders. The following is an excerpt from the article:

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has introduced new state guidelines which allow for biodiesel to be blended at any ratio into any compliant fuel. This means former limitations, such as having to use more additives within the biodiesel and producers having to report blending requirements, are now non-existent. This is an important development, as these requirements have been viewed as impediments to biodiesel sales and use in the state’s non-attainment zones for years.

Biodiesel is a domestic, renewable fuel for diesel engines. Made from agricultural co-products and byproducts such as soybean oil, other natural oils, and greases, it is an advanced biofuel. To be called biodiesel, it must meet the strict quality specifications of ASTM D 6751. Biodiesel can be used in any blend with petroleum diesel fuel.

To read the complete article, click here.