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Controversial B10 Biodiesel Hits Snag
September 22, 2016 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

by Yamin Vong (The Sun Daily)  A proposal to push through a controversial B10 bio-diesel next month hits more snags, much to the relief of car and oil companies that want validated testing of the palm-oil …

Biodiesel from the Right Sources Can Burn More Cleanly than Regular Diesel: Report
August 30, 2016 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium at San José State University released a study on the generation of various pollutants during low-temperature combustion (LTC) of several types of biodiesel …

Latest Diesel Quality Trends Revealed in Biennial Survey
April 28, 2016 – 11:40 am | No Comment

(Infineum International Ltd./Biodiesel Magazine)  Infineum has revealed the initial results from its latest biennial global Winter Diesel Fuel Quality Survey, offering a unique update on the current trends in the industry across the global marketplace.

The …

AGQM, FAM Invite Participants in Biodiesel Round Robin Testing
April 6, 2016 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

(AGQM/Biodiesel Magazine)  … The analysis of components and the final product forms a major part of the quality assurance of fuels. Therefore, reliable monitoring and testing of the product properties of biodiesel and rapeseed oil …

The Downside of Biodiesel Fuel
May 5, 2015 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

(Norwegian University of Science and Technology/Phys.Org)  The oil industry believes biodiesel is not to blame for problems that Norwegian car owners are experiencing. But the nature of the fuel means that it has to be …

US Biodiesel Supply Kings
August 5, 2014 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel Magazine speaks with three leaders in the U.S. biodiesel distribution space about the growth and opportunities in biodiesel distribution, and the challenges that lie ahead.

The marked increase in U.S. …

Embrapa Agroenergia Will Monitor Quality of Biodiesel
July 11, 2014 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

(Channel: The Journal of Bioenergy)  In partnership with several institutions to develop a Agroenergia Embrapa study the proposal to monitor the entire production chain of biodiesel and identify issues that may affect the quality of …

Voluntary BQ-9000 Programs Pay Off for Participants, Industry
June 17, 2014 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine) When U.S. biodiesel production began to take off back in 2005, the fledgling industry quickly became familiar with fuel quality issues and concerns. The BQ-9000 quality assurance programs have since been a …

Biodiesel Separation, Washing and Polishing: Upstream and Downstream Considerations
March 6, 2014 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) Several methods to cleanse and polish biodiesel are utilized, but the story on how well these work begins upstream. Therefore, the cost-effectiveness of biodiesel purification methods should be evaluated based on …

ASTM Efforts Provide Backbone for OEM Biodiesel Support
August 29, 2013 – 8:32 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  … Over the past two years, both with biodiesel production exceeding 1 billion gallons, problems from the field have been no more than those of conventional petrodiesel alone—maybe even less. All the …

Biodiesel’s Quality Evolution
August 29, 2013 – 7:34 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  …Biodiesel emerged on the U.S. alternative fuels radar in the early 1990s, and for the next decade it slowly gained recognition as a real-world, here-and-now replacement for diesel fuel before …

(Philippine) DOE Proposes Changes in Biodiesel Blend
August 8, 2013 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

by Iris C. Gonzales (The Philippine Star)   The Department of Energy (DOE) has proposed revisions in the required coco-methyl ester specification or biodiesel blend for oul companies.

“This is also to harmonize international and regional environment …

NREL Survey Shows Dramatic Improvement in B100 Biodiesel Quality
May 7, 2013 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  The latest national survey of 100% biodiesel (B100) “blend stock” samples by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found that 95% of the samples from 2011-12 met …

11 Reasons Why You Should Invest in the Biodiesel Industry
March 29, 2013 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine/MarketWire)  Below is breakdown of the latest, sourced information as to why investment in biodiesel is a sound decision written by Ron Kotrba, Editor of Biodiesel Magazine.

1. Jump in on a growing …

Positive Results from Long-Term Stability Study
March 14, 2013 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  National Renewable Energy Laboratory chemist Earl Christensen presented preliminary results from an ongoing B100 and biodiesel blends stability study at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Las Vegas Feb. …

Latest NREL Quality Survey Shows 97 Percent on Spec
March 14, 2013 – 4:27 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) Teresa Alleman, a senior chemist at National Renewable Energy Laboratory, shared the latest biodiesel fuel quality survey results at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Las Vegas Feb. 4-7. NREL …

The Many Faces of Distillation
March 14, 2013 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Since 2004, there have been 15 modifications to ASTM D6751, the biodiesel quality specification, according to Teresa Alleman, senior chemist at National Renewable Energy Labs in Golden, Colo., providing evidence …

Survey Says: Soladiesel Algae Fuel Is a Monster Hit in Propel Fuels Retail Trial
March 6, 2013 – 10:43 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sales increase 35 percent at participating test sites — and survey results reveal driver preference for algae-based Soladiesel over conventional fuels.

In California, Propel Fuels and Solazyme announced that sales grew …

What’s So Different about Biodiesel Fuel?
March 1, 2013 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

by Daniel Ciolkosz  (Pennsylvania State University)  …The sizes of the molecules in biodiesel and petroleum diesel are about the same, but they differ in chemical structure. Biodiesel molecules consist almost entirely of chemicals called fatty …

Latest Biodiesel Quality Results Show a Record 97 Percent on Spec
February 10, 2013 – 4:41 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Teresa Alleman, a senior chemist with the fuels performance group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., shared the latest biodiesel fuel quality survey results with attendees at …

Biodiesel Industry Celebrates 20th Birthday in Las Vegas; Lives to Fight Again
February 7, 2013 – 9:41 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The National Biodiesel Board celebrated its 20th anniversary in the wild west of Las Vegas, Nevada, with video and live reflections from the pioneers in the industry.

Awards and Battles

Awards …

FAME Is Not (necessarily) the Answer
February 2, 2013 – 7:13 pm | No Comment

by Pamela Serino (Defense Logistics Agency Energy/Biofuels Digest)  …A mandate in all countries to go to ULSD marine fuel would be my first step to cleaner fuels and lower emissions as many nations still burn …

Tree Seeds Offer Potential for Sustainable Biofuels
January 18, 2013 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

(Phys.Org)  Tree seeds, rather than biomass or fuel crop plants, could represent an abundant source of renewable energy, according to research published in the International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management. The study suggests that …

Integration of Biodiesel RIN Verification in the BQ-9000 Program
October 3, 2012 – 10:28 am | No Comment

by Pete Moss (Biodiesel Magazine)  BQ-9000 is the gold standard for quality control in the biodiesel industry. The accreditation program was developed by the National Biodiesel Board to ensure better quality in a rapidly growing …

Audi, Joule Ink Partnership, as Joule Heads for Scale with $1.28 per Gallon Advanced Fuels
September 17, 2012 – 11:55 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Joule continues to move out of stealth and into the light with its transformative Sunflow-E and Sunflow-D fuels, made biologically from waste CO2, sunlight and saline water with no intervening …

OEM Support for B20 Reaches All-Time High
September 13, 2012 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  2012 is proving to be another big year for biodiesel in a number of ways, but possibly one of the most exciting areas of growth has been the number of original …

Solving a Great Biodiesel Mystery
September 13, 2012 – 5:15 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) The best researchers scratch their heads at rare, isolated cases of storage tank filter clogging with biodiesel blends

The introduction of ultra-low sulfur fuel for on-road diesel in 2006-’07 brought unexpected consequences …

Truckers Not on Board with Biodiesel Increase
July 31, 2012 – 12:59 pm | No Comment

by Martin Cash (Brandon Sun)   Province planning diesel-blend hike

Manitoba’s trucking industry is far from pumped over the possibility the province may increase the biodiesel mandate to five per cent.

Since early 2010, all diesel fuel sold …

Piedmont Proves Out Liquid Enzyme Catalysis
March 2, 2012 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Small North Carolina producer continues to innovate

The founder of Pittsboro, N.C.-based Piedmont Biofuels, Rachel Burton, gave details at the 2012 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Orlando on the company’s …

Von Wedel Discusses Biodiesel Fuel Quality Issues at California Show
January 23, 2012 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  Although the biodiesel industry is maturing, fuel quality is still a central issue. Randall von Wedel, principal biochemist with BioSolar Group and CytoCulture International Inc., closed the California Biodiesel & …