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Proactive Biodiesel Blending Practices Help Improve Performance
June 14, 2017 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

by Paul Nazzaro (Advanced Fuel Solutions Inc./Biodiesel Magazine)  As biodiesel continues to emerge as a sought-after blending component for generic distillates in the Northeast and beyond, a recent study commissioned by the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association …

Understanding Biofuel Standards
October 3, 2016 – 11:35 am | No Comment

By Angela Fivga and Zsuzsa A. Mayer (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest)  The analysis and standardization of biofuels are in constant development, therefore in many studies they follow a historic view or borrow unsuitable methods …

The Future of Freight
July 8, 2016 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  …  “When we talk about the diesels of the future, the idea of getting to clean and near zero, it’s the ticket just to get in the door for future …

Howell Says 2016 May Be Busiest Year Yet for Biodiesel at ASTM
February 10, 2016 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  An abundance of ASTM and ISO biodiesel activities may make 2016 the busiest year yet at the standards organizations, said National Biodiesel Board senior technical advisor Steve Howell. At the …

NREL Conducts Biodiesel Stability Study in HPCR Fuel Systems
February 3, 2016 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  National Renewable Energy Lab principal engineer Robert McCormick presented results at the 2016 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Tampa, Florida, Jan. 25-28, from a recent study on biodiesel stability …

UK Diesel Specification to Include New FBT Parameter from November: Sources
August 6, 2015 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  The UK diesel specification will include a new limit for filter blocking tendency from November following a series of car engine breakdowns in northern England and Scotland in the past two winters, market sources …

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. …

Biodiesel 2014: Fame and Misfortune?
July 30, 2014 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by William Woebkenberg (Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America)  In these presentation slides from a July 2014 US Department of Energy EIA conference, Bill Woebkenberg explains Mercedes’ support for world-wide B5 biodiesel/FAME blends and the …

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 …

Ontario Changes Biodiesel Requirements
April 18, 2014 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

(Canadian Biomass) The Government of Ontario has released new rules for the use of biodiesel in the province’s fuel supply.
New rules, which went into effect April 1, are being phased in over three years. By 2017, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Symposium on Thermal and Oxidative Stability of Biodiesel Blended D975 and D7467 Compliant Fuels: Excluding S5000 Grade Fuels June 27, 2013 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
February 11, 2013 – 6:32 pm | No Comment
Symposium on Thermal and Oxidative Stability of Biodiesel Blended D975 and D7467 Compliant Fuels: Excluding S5000 Grade Fuels    June 27, 2013      Montreal, Quebec, Canada

To provide a technical forum to present papers that discuss current phenomena associated with the thermal and oxidative instability of biodiesel blended D975 & D7467 compliant fuels; excluding S5000 grade fuels. This is unique from …

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 …

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 …

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 …

ASTM Committee Sanctions New Voluntary No.1-B Grade for Biodiesel
July 25, 2012 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  …A new voluntary No. 1-B grade for biodiesel (B100) passed the ASTM D2 Committee on Petroleum Products and Lubricants this past spring and the results were sanctioned by the ASTM Committee …

Easier Than Ever: Testing Services Are Abundant, and There’s a Reason Why
October 31, 2011 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Luke Geiver (Biodiesel Magazine)  …Although changes brought on by the onset of new testing procedures like cold soak filtration and the weeding-out effect created by the inconsistent tax incentive have made the industry stronger, …

Clearing the Way for Byproduct Quality
October 31, 2011 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine) Why quality for glycerin is just as important for biodiesel
…With all the stringent quality measures imposed on producers, there is, however, no governing body that imposes or oversees similar quality …

A New Standard for Quality
October 31, 2011 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  It’s been nearly two decades since ASTM International initiated spec development efforts for biodiesel. Since then, the organization has developed specifications for not only B100, but also blends of up …

CEP Markets Biodiesel as Energy Substitute for Coal
October 28, 2011 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Dothan, Ala.-based renewable energy solutions firm Clean Energy Pathways Inc. has introduced a new line of custom-blended biodiesel for use as a Btu-substitute in coal-fired utility and commercial boilers, or for …

Biofuels: Moving Customers from “Why?” to “Why Not?”
August 31, 2011 – 6:31 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Alternative fuels have work to do, say retail marketing experts, to win customer acceptance, but the work can be done. Here are 14 points to consider.
“(A)lternative fuels need many things, …

Sustainable Retail Biodiesel is Here!
August 22, 2011 – 10:19 am | No Comment

(Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance)  The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, alongside SBA Business Member companies in three states unveiled the first retail locations scored through the Sustainability Report Card for biodiesel at the nozzle.
SBA Business members participated in …

BQ-9000: A Community-Scale Perspective
August 17, 2011 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

by Rachel Burton (Biodiesel Magazine/Piedmont Biofuels)  …Piedmont Biofuels made a strategic decision to voluntarily implement a quality management system (QMS) at its central North Carolina production facility. With this NREL data published, Piedmont was inspired …

Streamlining a Community-Scale Solution
August 17, 2011 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  …According to Greg Springer, president of Green Fuels America Inc., interest in community-scale biodiesel production is increasing all around the world. He attributes this to both high fuel prices and …

Isuzu Commercial Trucks Now Powered by B20 Biodiesel Blends
July 13, 2011 – 5:11 pm | No Comment

(PRNewsWire/National Biodiesel Board)  Biodiesel Industry Bolstered by Growing OEM Support, Momentum Under RFS-2
At its semi-annual board meeting in Washington D.C. last week, members of the National Biodiesel Board applauded the latest Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to announce …

Hino Trucks Approves the Use of B20 Biodiesel
July 13, 2011 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/Hino Trucks)  Hino Trucks’ complete product line of class 4 and 5 cab over, and class 6 and 7 conventional trucks are now approved to use up to B20 biodiesel.
All 2011 and 2012 model …

BASF Testing Procedure for B100 Adopted by ASTM
July 13, 2011 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

by Luke Geiver (Biodiesel Magazine)  The ASTM D6751 biodiesel specification will soon include three additional test methods for B100. The tests methods will use a BASF patented infrared spectroscopy process for the rapid analysis of …

Biodiesel Water Content Must Be Reduced, says German Oil Industry
July 6, 2011 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

by AGQM (Biodiesel Magazine)  The Association Quality management Biodiesel reg. Ass. (AGQM) recently presented results of a jointly initiated project at the 5th annual expert discussion dealing with the issue of biodiesel filterability.
…It was shown …

Isuzu Commercial Trucks Now Powered by B20 Biodiesel Blends
June 27, 2011 – 8:21 am | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Biodiesel Industry Bolstered by Growing OEM Support, Momentum Under RFS-2
At its semi-annual board meeting in Washington D.C. last week, members of the National Biodiesel Board applauded the latest Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) …

Biodiesel Has a Bright, Multicolored Future
May 16, 2011 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

by Clayton McNeff (Biodiesel Magazine/BioCat Fuels)  In the near future, “multifeedstock” and “nonfood-based” will provide the basis for salvation of the U.S. biodiesel industry. This change will occur through necessity and it must occur quickly …

Biodiesel Experts International to Provide Enzymatic Process For Biodiesel Production
April 12, 2011 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Journal)  Biodiesel Experts International LLC is prepared to provide engineering, onsite supervision, startup, training, enzyme material, and complete plants for an enzymatic process to convert waste oils or greases into ASTM spec biodiesel.
The enzymatic …

US Agency Studying Proposal to Allow Canola Biodiesel Imports
February 23, 2011 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  The Environmental Protection Agency is studying a proposal by the US biodiesel industry to allow imports of Canadian canola-based biodiesel into the US.
“The question is always of what feedstock the biodiesel is made of,” …

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Releases Latest B20 Biodiesel Fuel Quality Results
February 22, 2011 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) Teresa Alleman, a senior chemist at National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., presented the latest biodiesel quality survey results at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo this week—and the results …

Bill Requiring Increased Use of Biodiesel Sparks Dispute
February 22, 2011 – 9:58 am | No Comment

by Cy Ryan  (Las Vegas Sun)  Truckers would be required to use 10 percent biodiesel in their fuel under a bill introduced in the Senate, which is already sparking a disagreement.
Paul Enos, representing the Nevada …

Bright Future for Biodiesel Gains Focus at North American International Auto Show
January 12, 2011 – 11:53 am | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Automakers Back Biodiesel, America’s First Commercially Available ‘Advanced Biofuel’
The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit has long been known as THE event of the year for the latest vehicle technologies …

Bioheat 2011 in the ‘New Normal’ Economy
December 22, 2010 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

by Michael Devine  (Biodiesel Magazine)   …Now more than ever, the oilheat industry must recreate its brand image. Integrating biodiesel into the existing petroleum infrastructure provides the oilheat marketer a new, improved liquid fuel for the …

NAABB Consortium Announces Successful Conversion of Algal Oil to High Quality Biodiesel
November 22, 2010 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

(The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center)    National  Method employs cost saving catalyst and produces useful byproducts
The National Alliance for Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB), a consortium of leading scientists and engineers from universities, private industry, and national …

Amyris “Renewable” Diesel Gets EPA OK for Blend Level to 35%
November 8, 2010 – 8:00 am | No Comment

by Wendy Leavitt  (FleetOwner)  Amyris, Inc. has announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has furthered its official registration of Amyris’s renewable diesel fuel, raising the registered blend level with ultra-low sulfur diesel from 20% to …

First U.S. Commercial Scale Advanced Biofuels Plant Opens
November 8, 2010 – 7:33 am | No Comment

(Stockhouse)  Dynamic Fuels Producing World’s Leading Fuels From Non-Food Fats, Greases
Operations are underway at the new Dynamic Fuels plant, which is successfully converting animal fats and greases into high quality renewable fuels, officials from Syntroleum …

Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel Virtual Conference
October 14, 2010 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

The Sept. 28 Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel virtual conference was a huge success! Presentations are now available online.
Participants learned the latest on exciting new biodiesel research from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on storage …

Central America Working towards Standardised Biofuel Evaluation Criteria
September 22, 2010 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

(Eco Periodicals)  During a recent meeting in San Salvador, member countries of the Central American Integration System (SICA) weighed up the possibility of standardising criteria for assessing the quality of biofuels and their potential impact in …

The Future of Biodiesel in Europe September 27-28 Brussels, Belgium
August 24, 2010 – 8:06 am | No Comment
The Future of Biodiesel in Europe September 27-28 Brussels, Belgium

Whether you are a biodiesel producer, feedstock supplier, technology provider or regulator, you need to participate in this unique forum.  Make your voice heard in an open dialogue roundtable which will feature participants from industry, regulators, …

Lab Test: ICCC Lab Becomes National Leader in Biodiesel Testing
August 10, 2010 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

(PR Newswire)  Community college is first to earn BQ-9000 designation, driving business to the state.
Don Heck has heard a lot of talk about making Iowa the “renewable energy capital of the world,” and he thinks …

Hard Work Has Made Biodiesel a ‘Drop-In’ Fuel
July 30, 2010 – 7:43 am | No Comment

(Biodiesel Magazine)  … He (Steve Howell, technical director for the National Biodiesel Board and president of the Marc-IV consulting firm) mentioned the disadvantage from this model, however, is that the fuel properties of biodiesel made …

The Environment Friendly Biodiesel Fuelled SUV Mahindra Scorpio
June 11, 2010 – 8:34 am | No Comment

(Xomba)  Megha Rathee’s mint green Scorpio sits like any other car in a corporate parking lot in Gurgaon, Delihi’s suburb of global companies. There’s no indication that is a remarkable vehicle – India’s first commercial car …

Mission NewEnergy Commissions Axens Biodiesel Trans-Refinery
June 2, 2010 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

(MarketWire)  Mission NewEnergy Limited, a vertically integrated biodiesel producer, announced May 28, 2010, that commissioning of its second 250,000 tons-per-annum (approximately 75 million gallons per annum) Axens 2nd Generation biodiesel trans-esterification refinery has been completed.
During the performance tests, …

China Integrated Energy, Inc. Procured $12.7 Million of Production Equipment for the New 50,000 Ton Second-Generation Biodiesel Production Facility
May 18, 2010 – 5:11 pm | No Comment

(PR Newswire)  China Integrated Energy, Inc., a leading non-state-owned integrated energy company in the People’s Republic of China, announced today that it has secured production equipment for its new 50,000 ton biodiesel production facility currently …

International Conference for Biodiesel Manufacturers May 31-June 1 Berlin
May 11, 2010 – 4:02 pm | No Comment
International Conference for Biodiesel Manufacturers May 31-June 1 Berlin

The 4th International Conference for Biodiesel Manufacturers focuses on three topics:

Biodiesel Market in constantly changing political frameworks
Quality management detecting traces of problematic substances
Production technology aiming to meet current and future standards

In order to provide the …

Biofuel Pilot Scheme Faces Winding Road
April 26, 2010 – 10:30 am | No Comment

by Nina Fowler (National Business Review)   Queenstown tourism operators are scrambling to establish a viable local biofuel industry before government assistance expires.
The Queenstown Lakes Biodiesel Consortium’s pilot scheme has been the beneficiary of a two-year government …

LS9 Fuel Receives EPA Registration
April 14, 2010 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba   (Biodiesel Magazine)   LS9 Inc. announced that its trademarked UltraClean Diesel fuel has been officially registered with the U.S. EPA, now making it eligible for commercial sale in the U.S.
…The company’s technology is …

Direct Production of Biodiesel from the Fungus M. circinelloides; Opportunity to Enhance Yield with Genetic Engineering
April 12, 2010 – 9:15 am | No Comment

(Green Car Congress)  Researchers in Spain have demonstrated the direct transformation of biomass consisting of the fungus M. circinelloides into biodiesel compliant with ASTM D6751 and EN14213 and 14214 standards. A paper on their work …

Alternative Petroleum Technologies Enters Agreement with Port of Los Angeles
March 25, 2010 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

Alternative Petroleum Technologies (APT) announced March 21, 2010, that it has completed contractual arrangements and will begin a diesel emissions control technology demonstration at the Port of Los Angeles. The demonstration will take place as part of …

ASABE Revises Its Biodiesel Standard
March 22, 2010 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

by Nicholas Zeman (Biodiesel Magazine)  The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has revised its standard for testing biodiesel fuel. ASAE EP552.1, Reporting of Fuel Properties when Testing Diesel Engines with Alternative Fuels Derived …

ASABE Revises Biodiesel Fuel Testing Standard
March 15, 2010 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has revised its standard for testing biodiesel fuel.  ASAE EP552.1, Reporting of Fuel Properties when Testing Diesel Engines with Alternative Fuels Derived from Plant Oils and …