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2010-08-30 08:45:00

Campaign unites college students for collaboration, education JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Move over, Thomas Friedman. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100830/DC56543LOGO-b) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100830/DC56543LOGO-b) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100830/DC56543-a) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100830/DC56543-a) The next generation of thought leaders is gearing up to lead America's energy...

2010-08-06 07:00:00

Community college is first to earn BQ-9000 designation, driving business to the state FORT DODGE, Iowa, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Don Heck has heard a lot of talk about making Iowa the "renewable energy capital of the world," and he thinks he's found a way to help. The laboratory he directs at Iowa Central Community College, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, has become the first to earn accreditation as a BQ-9000 laboratory. It means his lab has become the national leader in testing...

2010-07-21 08:40:00

NEW YORK, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Exousia Advanced Materials, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: EXOU), a company whose business is providing a variety of fuel products to thousands of customers in the United States, announced today that its biodiesel production facility located in South Carolina is currently completing the maintenance and re-tooling of the facility and will begin delivering biodiesel orders in August. "We believe in biodiesel and see a bright future ahead in our sales....

2010-06-10 11:07:00

NEW YORK, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a white paper titled "Producing and Using Biodiesel in Afghanistan," co-authors Wayne Arden and John Fox argue that the production and use of biodiesel in Afghanistan will increase the probability that U.S. efforts will succeed and that Afghanistan will become a productive and stable nation. The paper's inspiration came from the commitment to deploy an additional 30,000 troops made by President Obama at West Point December 1, 2009, and a...

2010-02-12 15:16:00

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) and Illinois biodiesel producers today are calling upon Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) to work quickly with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Senate leaders to reinstate the biodiesel tax credit through the first moving piece of legislation available. "The tax credit needs to be included to protect the Illinois biodiesel industry, its employees and thousands of green collar jobs nationwide,"...

2010-02-08 12:27:00

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, General Motors told biodiesel supporters at the National Biodiesel Conference that the company's 2011 model year Duramax 6.6L turbo diesel engines will be fully compatible with a 20 percent blend of biodiesel (B20). The company made the announcement, which covers all 2011 GM heavy-duty products including Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Express, and GMC Savana, after extensive evaluation of B20. GM joins Ford and Chrysler in...

2010-01-27 17:27:00

Failure to Extend the Biodiesel Tax Incentive has put 23,000 Green Jobs in Immediate Jeopardy WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tonight, President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver his first State of the Union Address. Though the President is widely expected to highlight a host of new initiatives to create new "green collar" jobs in the speech, the failure of Congress to extend the existing biodiesel tax incentive has placed 23,000 existing jobs that are supported by the...

2009-12-08 13:35:00

Failure to Extend Tax Incentive Would Eliminate an Additional 23,000 Green Jobs WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) released a study conducted by renowned economic analyst, John M. Urbanchuk. The study examined the economic impact of the biodiesel industry and the negative consequences of allowing the federal biodiesel tax credit to lapse. The biodiesel tax incentive is currently set to expire on December 31, 2009. "Since it was enacted...

2009-10-14 13:00:00

More data show how EPA should give biodiesel credit for advancements. . . without giving petroleum a free ride JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Biodiesel is better than ever at harnessing the power of the sun and turning it into fuel. In fact, a study shows the fuel is returning more than four times the energy that it takes to make biodiesel. Newly published research from the University of Idaho and U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that for every unit of...

2009-09-01 13:46:00

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Biodiesel supporters are cheering Ford Motor Company's announcement that its all-new Ford-built 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty(R) diesel pickups will be fully compatible with a 20 percent biodiesel blend (B20). Ford's new diesel engine -- equipped with the latest technology for particulate and NOx reduction to meet stringent 2010 standards -- will also provide improvements in torque, horsepower and fuel economy. "This is the first of what we...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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