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22-06-2017 |  Mentions

State Shouldn’t Settle for Clean Fuels Compromise >

Originally posted on June 19th, 2017 by Ian Hill for The Register-Guard

Oregon’s Clean Fuels Standard is helping local businesses and reducing air pollution. This innovative, market-based program is helping businesses like ours — an Oregon biodiesel producer with a presence throughout the West Coast — compete on a level playing field, hire more employees and contribute to our communities.

From management, logistics and support staff in our office in Portland to our retail station in Eugene, from our processing plant in Salem to our newest truck drivers in White City, the Clean Fuels Standard has enabled us to grow our business footprint in Oregon by 150 employees

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06-06-2017 |  Mentions

Biofuels Work for Oregon >

Originally posted June 6, 2017 by Capital Press

With all the hype surrounding the oil boom, it’s tempting to pretend that America is on a glide path toward energy independence.

Unfortunately, even as fracking reached new heights, America’s total domestic crude oil production declined in 2016. According to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, that lost domestic energy production was quickly replaced by rising imports from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), with Iraq leading the pack as the fastest growing source of America’s imported oil.

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Clean Fuels Program Pumps up Demand, Jobs at Biodiesel Maker >

Originally published June 6, 2017 by Portland Tribune

Oregon’s controversial Clean Fuels Program is fueling growth at the state’s only biodiesel manufacturer.

SeQuential, which is based in Portland and operates a biodiesel production facility in Salem, hired 100 new employees since the legislation took effect in January 2016. That brings the company to about 250 employees.

It’s a labor-intensive business creating biodiesel from used cooking oil, says company co-founder and CEO Tyson Keever.

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14-04-2017 |  Mentions

Oregon’s Clean Fuels Standard: First year Successes >

Originally published April 14th, 2017 by Oregon Environmental Council

Transportation is a leading source of Oregon’s greenhouse gas emissions – cars, trucks & buses are responsible for nearly 40% of our state’s climate pollution. So when it comes to taking responsibility for our part in contributing to climate change, changes to transportation is, naturally, where we can make a big difference.

That’s why the Clean Fuels Standard is so critical. There are three ways to reduce transportation climate pollution: cleaner cars, cleaner fuels, and fewer vehicle miles traveled (walking, biking and using transit more). We need all three for a stable climate and healthy communities.

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09-04-2017 |  Mentions

Biodiesel: An Easy Step Towards Reducing Carbon Pollution >

Originally Published April 9, 2017 by Clean Fuels Work

The desire to commit to a low-carbon vehicle may be sincere, but when it comes time to make a purchase, that desire may be outweighed by the financial reality of adopting new technology.

The sometimes-limited availability of non-petroleum fuels can be a barrier. But biodiesel – a renewable, non-toxic alternative to traditional petroleum diesel – can provide a simple, affordable option for diesel engine users.

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24-03-2017 |  Mentions

When Clean Fuels Win, Oregon Prospers >

Originally published March 24, 2017 by Clean Fuels Work

Good news in the environmental world can feel hard to come by these days. That’s why it’s more important than ever that we elevate and celebrate local success stories. SeQuential Biofuels is one of those local stories that is definitely worth celebrating.

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03-08-2016 |  Mentions

SeQuential: Turning Waste into Energy >

Originally Published August 3, 2016 by Oregon Department of Energy

In 2002, Ian Hill was on a college road trip when his car broke down. Looking at the cloud of black smoke billowing from his engine, Ian decided there must be a better, cleaner way to travel. He and his friend, Tyson Keever, started researching biofuels as students at the University of Oregon. Nearly 15 years later, the Oregon business they founded – SeQuential – is thriving.

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26-05-2016 |  Mentions

Reducing the Impact of Fossil Fuels on Our Marine Environment >

Originally published May 26, 2016 by King County Water Taxi

There is a reason for the faint whiff of fried chicken or french fries while waiting to board the Water Taxi. It’s not from the ship’s galley. It comes from the used cooking oil mixed in the fuel.

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18-09-2015 |  Mentions

King County Seattle Biodiesel Water Taxis >

Originally published Sept. 18, 2015 in Fleets & Fuels

Seattle-area King County has deployed two new 104-foot water taxis and will operate them on B10 biodiesel from local sources.

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30-05-2015 |  Mentions

Clean Fuels Vs. Transportation: We Don’t Have to Choose >

Originally published May 30, 2015 in the Eugene Register Guard

After years of hard work and public process, in March Oregon took a big step forward in the transition to a clean energy economy. In passing Senate Bill 324, the state’s Clean Fuels Program can proceed as devised by the state’s elected leaders and supported by its voters — if politics can be set aside.

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