Chattanooga Award Program Honors the Achievement
CHATTANOOGA November 6, 2012 — Goins Waste Oil Co has been selected for the 2012 Best of Chattanooga Award in the Used Waste Oil Recycling category by the Chattanooga Award Program.
Each year, the Chattanooga Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community.
US – University of Illinois associate professor and Extension specialist Tom Voigt says that he feels “fortunate and happy” to be involved in EBI’s research activities that include bioenergy and traditional Midwest crops, but it’s collaboration that makes the difference.
“One of the main studies we have out there uses replicated plots of Miscanthus x giganteus, switchgrass, a recreated tall grass prairie, and a corn-corn-soybean rotation, ” he said. “We have five replications of each of those plots.
US – The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Pacific Southwest Region has launched an online “waste to biogas mapping tool” to support the use of organic waste for energy projects.
“This innovative mapping tool, the first of its kind in the nation, helps restaurants, hotels and other food waste generators to connect with large energy producers,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest. “Harvesting this energy prevents waste from ending up in landfills or clogging sewer lines.
US – Recent investments by Cargill at its Fort Morgan, Colorado, beef processing plant, amounting to approximately $1.8 million, have increased the facility’s energy efficiency and reduced the use of electricity, natural gas and associated costs.
High efficiency florescent lighting was installed through the entire plant and a new, higher efficiency, boiler was recently installed.
US – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken action to establish the amount of bio-diesel products required to be included in diesel fuel markets in 2013. Bio-based diesel products are advanced bio-fuels that are derived from sources that include vegetable oils and wastes oils from renewable sources.
“This action, which meets goals designated by Congress, is another step that strengthens America’s energy security by reducing dependence on foreign oil,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P Jackson.
EPA’s action sets the 2013 volume at 1.