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Rendertorial The Fragrance of LifeTM The Fragrance of LifeTM is our collective olfactory sensory perceptions, from the comforting smell of warm baked bread to the sickening stench of a landfill. OCP&E® knows the power of perception and tackles life’s tough odors. Shop online: www.ocpe.store Pressurized and Atmospheric Deaerators and Condensate Recovery Equipment Zero Flash High Pressure Condensate System • Continuous or Batch Cookers • Evaporators • Closed Loop System • Industrial Grade Components • Fuel Savings/carbon Reductions • Reduce Wastewater • Improves Boiler Efficiency • Complete Boiler Room Installation • Factory Trained Service Technicians • 50 Years Rendering Experience 1403 SW 7th Street, Atlantic, Iowa 50022 (712) 243-5300 WWW.INDUSTRIALSTEAM.COM This new year brings with it a new United States president, new challenges, new opportuniƟes, and new resoluƟons to exercise and lose weight. Okay, maybe that last item has already been tossed aside but the beginning of every year usually means a look ahead to what might be in store both personally and professionally. Renderers know they have their work cut out for them in 2017 complying with new food safety regulaƟons, geƫng tax credits for biofuels reinstated, and educaƟng a new administraƟon, Congress, and others on the importance and sustainability of the rendering industry. For over the past decade, Render’s first issue of the year has focused on biofuels and it is again front and center as 2017 begins. As reminded at the National Biodiesel Conference and Expo (see page 10), biofuels conƟnues to be a strong market for rendered fats and oils but challenges for this industry conƟnue. Although obligated volumes of biomass-based diesel are in place through 2018, the $1-per-gallon biofuels tax credit expired at the end of 2016. Efforts are already underway to inform the new administraƟon and Congress on the importance of this incenƟve. The biomass-based diesel industry may consider themselves underdogs, but they’re a scrappy lot who have had much success in their young existence. This issue also marks the beginning of Render’s 46th year serving the rendering and allied industries. Six Ɵmes a year, these pages are filled with articles and advertisements that we hope provide you – the reader – with the news, informaƟon, and resources needed to make the best decisions possible in running your business. If there is anything that has been missing on the pages of “The International Magazine of Rendering,” please don’t hesitate to drop us a note telling us what you’d like to see covered. Render is a communicaƟon tool and hearing from our readers allows us to ensure we are being the best the industry deserves. Of course this publicaƟon wouldn’t be possible without the many writers and advertisers. Please join me in thanking them for their support in this new year! R www.rendermagazine.com Render February 2017 5


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