Comments From FEW Ethanol 2013

Here are a few observations I made from this week’s Ethanol Conference. This conference has some of the top people in the Ethanol Industry from Owners and Producers to Suppliers and Advocates. The right people are here. The attendees are very passionate about their processes, making a profit, keeping up with new technology and informed

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How often should I have an oil change

If you are like myself, you have one of those oil change reminder labels that lets us know when we should expect to have our oil changed. Typical time is 3,000 miles. If you are like me, it seems that sometimes this time frame can go by very fast and as a result it could

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Diesel, Ethanol Gasoline Contamination

The Fuel Fingerprint Test is a very popular test for a few reasons. It serves as an initial scan to determine if the appropriate fuel contains contaminants. The analysis has a normal two-day turnaround time. Rush analysis is also available with proper communication and coordination ahead of time. The report includes analysis, recommendations and copies

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Ethanol Excellence

Check out this video and learn how the ethanol industry is becoming more efficient in the production of ethanol.  It appears that ethanol production is growing in 2013, despite some news reports. I can only base my information on the number of ethanol samples we are receiving at Midwest Laboratories.     Hopefully, the trend

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Metals Laboratory | Midwest Laboratories

Learn more about the role the Metals Laboratory plays at Midwest Laboratories. Led by Barry Blessing and his team, the Midwest Laboratories Metals Lab  analyzes a variety of samples for their elemental composition. Check out a quick video and learn more. The Midwest Laboratories Metals Laboratory serves clients across the country. Turnaround time and high quality

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Waste Vegetable Oil Production

See how one man has developed a recipe for his own vehicle. This is a very cool story of chemistry and fuel production coming together. At Midwest Laboratories, we analyze Waste Vegetable Oils from different production facilities across the United States. photo credit: Microcosm Publishing! via photopin cc

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Post Hurricane Sandy – Long Waits

I was listening to a New York Radio station this morning and its unbelievable to hear about the long lines for gas and transportation. A number of people are trying to keep their cars and generators going during this difficult time. Check out more in this story and keep these people in your prayers this

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Rush Samples

Around the holidays, clients consistently need rush analysis. Today, I received a call from a client who needs analysis records for an important business transaction tomorrow.  At Midwest Laboratories, these type of requests are pretty regular. It is for this reason that our company does not take an extended vacation time. Companies rely on the

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Ethanol Lab Managers

Welcome Ethanol Lab Managers to the 2011 Fuel Ethanol Laboratory Conference, sponsored by Midland Scientific. It is great to see lab managers from different Ethanol Producers come to Omaha to discuss ways to keep the quality of ethanol high and continue to market renewable fuels to a country in need of independence from oil.  The

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Some Answers to Treating Diesel Fuel

We receive a lot of questions regarding diesel fuel and bacteria and quality. Currently, for contamination, Midwest Laboratories offers a Fuel Fingerprint analysis, $90.00  which looks at 22 different diesel contaminants and compares the diesel sample to a matrix of different contaminants to look for the presence of these contaminants in the diesel sample. In

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