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Boeing successfully completes test flight with green diesel

Boeing successfully completes test flight with green diesel

Boeing has completed the world’s first flight using green diesel. On December 3,...

U.N.F.C.C.C. head urges climate action as Lima Conference begins

U.N.F.C.C.C. head urges climate action as Lima Conference begins

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretary Christ...

Philippines houses world’s largest solar-powered mall

Philippines houses world’s largest solar-powered mall

A mall in the capital city of the Philippines is now sporting a 1.5-megawatt sol...

U.S., China announce significant emissions reduction cuts

U.S., China announce significant emissions reduction cuts

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Best Eco Cars of 2014

Best Eco Cars of 2014

Eco-friendly cars, also referred to as green cars, are vehicles that have a less...

Largest wind farm in Southeast Asia goes online in the Philippines

Largest wind farm in Southeast Asia goes online in the Philippines

The largest wind farm in Southeast Asia, a 150-megawatt installation in the Phil...

SPI Solar to acquire 360 MW worth of solar power projects in China

SPI Solar to acquire 360 MW worth of solar power projects in China

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Business

Technology

Bacteria producing sweet-smelling compound for greener fuels

Bacteria producing sweet-smelling compound for greener fuels

Tuesday, 02 December 2014

A sweet-smelling chemical compound primarily used in fragrances and flavoring is being studied for its potential as a clean and green biofuel. Methyl ...

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Politics

U.N. chief hails results of C.O.P. 20

U.N. chief hails results of C.O.P. 20

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the results of the recently concluded Conference of the Parties in Lima, Peru. The Secretary-Gener...

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Living Green

Incandescent bulbs now entering their homestretch

Incandescent bulbs now entering their homestretch

Saturday, 06 December 2014

Nearly 125 years after the invention of the light bulb – technology that revolutionized the world’s way of life and living – the phased ban on sale of...

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Renewables

Low-Carbon

Seven eco-friendly home heating solutions

Seven eco-friendly home heating solutions

Friday, 12 December 2014

Environmentally friendly home heating solutions are valuable for the planet, and can lower your utility bills. With the numerous home heating alternat...

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Opinion

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s chance at a better future. Hunger, said Benjamin Franklin once, is the best pickle. Some say “pickle”...

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US Development Group to build ethanol distribution hub in Southern California


The US Development Group has several ethanol hubs and rail terminal facilities in Linden, Houston, Dallas, and Baltimore. Photo by US Development Group

Ethanol handling firm US Development Group (USDG) announced that it will be starting construction on its new ethanol distribution hub located in the Inland Empire area of southern California.

Construction on the West Colton Rail Terminal will occur in two phases. Phase one will be located in Rialto and will consist of a manifold transfer system to receive and offload ethanol railcars in the fall of 2009. Phase one will have the capacity to handle the current demand for ethanol in Colton and to meet the required increase of a 10% ethanol blend in gasoline in 2010.

Phase two of the facility will be located on an adjacent site in Colton and will include full unit train capability and ethanol storage.

According to Larry Padfield, vice president of USDG, the new facility will help answer the growing demand for ethanol by enhancing the distribution capability of the renewable fuel throughout the region. Increased demand for ethanol has led to an increase in railcar shipments from Midwest ethanol production plants in 2f008.

The West Colton Rail Terminal will be served by the Union Pacific Railroad and will be located near gasoline blending terminals that serve the greater San Bernardino and Riverside County-Inland Empire region.

US Development Group is a leader in ethanol handling and distribution terminals. With headquarters in Pasadena, Texas, the company has major ethanol hub facilities in Linden, New Jersey, Baltimore, Dallas and Houston.


-   Natassia Y. Laforteza



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