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Rwanda Abandons $35m Biodiesel Pilot Project
February 13, 2017 – 3:40 pm | No Comment

by Johnson Kanamugire (The East African)  More than $35 million was initially invested in setting up the pilot plant for biofuel mass production plant, a diesel station and a bus, but these facilities have not been …

Karnataka State Transport’s Big Make in India Push, Inducts 25 Biodiesel Buses
December 28, 2016 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Nolan Pinto  (India Today)  The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has decided to imbibe Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project ‘Make in India’ by utilizing biofuel in a big way. It has inducted …

All City Buses Will Run on Biofuel: Nitin Gadkari
December 6, 2016 – 7:52 pm | No Comment

by Anjaya Anparthi (Times of India)  While launching nation’s first ethanol-run Green bus service, Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari promised Nagpur will be the first city to have all its city buses …

DOE Report Analyzes Fuel Cell, Diesel and CNG Fuel Economy
December 6, 2016 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

by Lauren Tyler (NGT News)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Fuel Cell Technology Office recently released a report showing that the average fuel economy of fuel cell electric buses from three fleets is approximately 6 …

Great Results from Testing UPM’s Wood-Based Diesel in Buses
December 1, 2016 – 11:06 am | No Comment

(UPM)  UPM has successfully tested Finnish wood-based diesel fuel both in laboratory conditions as well as in traffic. The tests clearly demonstrated that UPM’s renewable diesel, UPM BioVerno, works just like the best diesel fuels.

The …

Bristol ‘Poo Poos’ Number Two Bus Plan
November 23, 2016 – 10:33 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  Plans to roll out a fleet of “poo buses” have gone down the toilet after the government turned down a funding bid, according to media reports.

The UK’s first “Bio-Bus” launched on the number …

New Flyers 60-foot Electric and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses to Be Tested at Altoona Pennsylvania
November 21, 2016 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

(FuelCellsWorks) … New Flyer’s innovative XE60 battery-electric bus, and its sister XHE60 hydrogen fuel cell bus, are both powered by Siemens electric motors with rechargeable lithium-ion battery technology manufactured in Michigan.

New Flyer’s XHE60 model is a …

UK’s Argent Energy Wins Awards for Waste-Based Biodiesel Supply
September 21, 2016 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

(Argent Energy/Biodiesel Magazine)  Argent Energy, one of the U.K.’s leading suppliers of sustainable biodiesel, has won two awards at the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) Low Carbon Champions Awards 2016: the Low Carbon Fuel Initiative …

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 …

Japan Industry and Policy News: Practical Use of the Next Generation MicroalgaeDerived Bio-Fuel
August 15, 2016 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

by Manuel Herrador (EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation)  ISUZU MOTORS Co. Ltd. and EUGLENA Co. Ltd. aiming at practical use of the next generation “Midorimushi” microalgae-derived bio-fuel by 2018 with the “DeuSEL” project —  ISUZU …

Brampton Transit Buses Not So Green These Days
July 22, 2016 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

by  Peter Criscione (Brampton Guardian) Brampton transit buses, once lauded as the future of clean transportation in Canada, aren’t running so clean these days.  Brampton Transit stopped using bio-diesel fuel in city buses nearly a year ago …

India Launches 100% Biodiesel Bus
July 5, 2016 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  In India, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corp. (KSRTC) is set to launch a 100% biodiesel bus as part of its efforts to reduce fuel expenditure and air pollution.

This India’s first solely biodiesel-fuelled …

Nobina AB: Nobina to Take Delivery of 179 New Buses Worth around SEK 450 Million
June 29, 2016 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

(Nobina AB/Business Wire)  During the summer, Nobina will take delivery of 179 new buses; this is a consequence of the traffic contracts that are starting in 2016. The buses, worth approximately SEK 450 million, will …

Sevilla Buses Tested in 2017 a New Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil
June 24, 2016 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

(Geregras (Google translation))  The ecological fuel obtained from recycling used cooking oils is becoming a reality thanks Life Bioseville an EU – funded project that will be tested in the fleet of city buses in …

Nat’l Biodiesel Board Launches Promotional Advertising Campaign
June 16, 2016 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  The National Biodiesel Board announced June 16 that the advanced biofuel industry trade group has launched a promotional media campaign for the fifth straight year. With a theme of “More is …

In a First, Karnataka’s Transport Authority May Produce Biofuel. Here’s How
June 9, 2016 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

By Arka Bhattacharya (The Economic Times)  …   Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation is in talks with Hyderabad-based Advait Bio Fuel to jointly establish a bio-diesel production facility in the state, potentially becoming the first transport …

Rochester Buses Commit to Clean Air with Biodiesel
June 8, 2016 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

(VoteWojcik) Renewable-Based Fuel is Cleaner, Costs Less Than Traditional Diesel  —  On June 1st, Rochester Public Transit (RPT) switched from the 10 percent biodiesel blend required statewide to a 20 percent blend, a move that will …

From Poo to Public Transit, Plan Would Make Gas from Treatment Plant
June 1, 2016 – 4:18 pm | No Comment

by Nancy Hicks (Lincoln Journal Star)  The city’s public works staff members have a picture they like to point to when explaining their latest project. It shows city bus riders in the UK — sitting …

Sweden Takes the Lead in Biofuel-Use in Europe
May 20, 2016 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by Tomas Ekbom (Task 39 May 2016 Newsletter)  The production and use of biofuels in Sweden have increased substantially since the mid-2000s. According to preliminary statistics from SPBI, the share of renewable energy in the road …

Scania Delivers 51 Biodiesel And Vegetable Oil Hybrid Buses to Madrid
May 13, 2016 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

(The Auto Channel)  In a major commercial breakthrough, Scania will in June start delivering 51 hybridised Scania Citywide buses to Madrid. These complete buses feature cost saving and emission educing hybrid technology that meets the …

Corvallis Makes Switch to Cleaner, Renewable Fuel
April 4, 2016 – 3:20 pm | No Comment

(KEZI)  About 40 city vehicles, including buses, will switch over to renewable diesel this summer –that’s about one third of the city’s vehicle pool.

Renewable diesel burns cleaner and offers more power and better mileage while …

Arizona High School Students Take Part in Biodiesel Project
March 3, 2016 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

(Arizona Charter Academy/Biodiesel Magazine)  Thanks to the hard work and dedication of a high school math and science teacher from Arizona Charter Academy and a group of enthusiastic high school students, a diesel bus will …

UK’s Top Environmental Groups Lay Down Challenge to Next Mayor to Make London a Treener, Healthier City
March 3, 2016 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

(Green Alliance)  A coalition of the UK’s leading environmental groups,[1] including the National Trust, WWF, RSPB and Greenpeace, are today calling for the next mayor to commit to a greener London during their term.

As part …

Powerful Crap: The Quest to Turn Smelly Sewage into Sweet Biodiesel
February 23, 2016 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

by David MacNeal (Ars Technica)  The facility smell? “That’s money,” Todd French says. “That’s what it smells like.” —  “By the time it gets here, David, it’s no longer my poop,” says microbiologist Todd French …

Will Renewable Biofuel Help “Redeem” Clean Energy Fuels?
February 11, 2016 – 9:32 pm | No Comment

(The Motley Fuel)  … Can the company’s renewable natural gas, which it sells under the brand name Redeem, continue to drive growth even in the current environment? I think it can, but there’s more to like …

Clean Diesel Buses to Power Maryland’s Transit Future
January 29, 2016 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Maryland Approves Nearly $100 Million for New Clean Diesel Buses  —  The Maryland Transit Administration is now in line to receive almost $100 million to invest in 172 advanced clean diesel buses …

Volvo Exec: ‘Plenty More Scope’ to Cut CO2 Emissions from Trucks
January 27, 2016 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Frédéric Simon (EurActiv)  There are virtually “no limits” to what technology can achieve to reduce CO2 emissions from trucks, says Niklas Gustafsson from the Volvo group. What will eventually hold back progress in cutting …

Neste Biofuel to Fuel Super Bowl Fan Village, Fan Charter Buses
January 25, 2016 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

(Neste/Biomass Magazine)  Neste will deliver renewable diesel to San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee for the electricity production at the Super Bowl City fan village, reducing the fuel carbon footprint by 50 …

London’s Cutting Back on Smokes
January 14, 2016 – 7:30 pm | No Comment

(Clean Fuels Community)  After a successful two month trial period, one third of London’s bus fleet will soon by powered by a biofuel-diesel hybrid, resulting in more than 21,000 tonnes of carbon emissions being reduced …

Will Launch Buses in India that Run on Bio-Ethanol and Bio-Gas
January 13, 2016 – 6:58 pm | No Comment

by Mahesh Kulkarni (Financial Express)  Swedish heavy-duty truck and bus maker Scania Commercial Vehicles India is bullish on India’s commercial vehicle market. The company, which has more than doubled its truck and bus sales in 2015, …

Centre Offers Biofuel to Delhi to Check Pollution
December 28, 2015 – 7:29 pm | No Comment

(Business Standard)  The Centre is willing to offer one million litres of bio-diesel a day to the Delhi government to combat the rising menace of pollution, Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said …

One Third of London’s Buses to Run on Waste Fats and Oils
December 23, 2015 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

(Transit for London)  Almost a third of London’s bus fleet will soon be running on a greener blend of diesel, resulting in a huge reduction in CO2 emissions of 21,000 tonnes each year which comes …

Mayor Lee Announces City’s Fleet Reaches Goal of Eliminating Use of All Petroleum Diesel
December 15, 2015 – 10:12 am | No Comment

(Office of the Mayor, City and County of San Francisco)  Estimated 50 Percent Emissions Reductions Will Be Achieved as Result of Ending Use of Petroleum Diesel & Replacing with Renewable Diesel

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today …

OX2 Wins Concession for One of Sweden’s Largest Biogas Plants
December 8, 2015 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

(Penn Energy/Renewable Energy World)  OX2 will take over NSR’s biogas plant outside Helsingborg on January 1, 2016. The plant has a capacity to produce around 80 GWh of biogas and 140-150,000 tons of bio fertilizer …

Alternative Fuel Industry Could See Boost from COP21 Commitments
December 8, 2015 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

by Joseph Bebon (Next-Gen Transportation News)  … “Renewable natural gas, which provides even greater GHG emissions reductions, is gaining traction in some areas of the country like California,” he (Matthew Godlewski, president of NGVAmerica) notes. “And …

Bus Biodiesel Gets Boot. Butland Blindsided
November 12, 2015 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by  Kenneth Armstrong (SOOTODAY.com)  The so-called alternative energy capital of North America is going to get a little less green once the city completes a phasing out its use of biodiesel in Sault Transit buses.

Nobody …

Two Thirds of Sweden’s Buses Run on Renewable Fuels
November 10, 2015 – 4:28 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  In Sweden, renewable fuels now make up two thirds of total fuel consumption of buses in public transport, new statistics show.  According to the Swedish Public Transport Association data, the use of renewables …

UPM to Field Test Wood-Based Diesel Fuel in Urban Bus Traffic
October 30, 2015 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

(UPM Biofuels/Biomass Magazine)  UPM is to start field tests of its novel wood-based diesel fuel in urban buses together with Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) and the VTT Technical Research Centre. The field tests are also …

Goin’ Green; County Vehicle Fleet Now Using Biodiesel Fuel
October 27, 2015 – 9:31 am | No Comment

by Ivy Ashe (Hawaii Tribune-Herald)  Hawaii County’s vehicle fleet is a little bit more green thanks to a local partnership that increases use of biodiesel.  It’s a small step toward a larger goal of reducing …

Biofuel and Electric Buses for Cape Town
October 26, 2015 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

by Bekezela Phakathi  (Business Day Live)  BUSES powered by biofuel and electricity are on the cards for Cape Town.  The City of Cape Town’s transport authority is due to issue a tender for the procurement …

New Biodiesel Fuel Will Save Bellevue $25,000 Each Year
October 16, 2015 – 10:03 am | No Comment

(Bellevue Reporter)  A new fuel mixture in city vehicles will save the City of Bellevue more than $25,000 a year and help reduce emissions over a vehicle’s lifetime, the city announced this week.
“Our new biodiesel …

MBTA Purchases Dozens of Diesel-Hybrid Buses
October 14, 2015 – 10:00 am | No Comment

(NGT News)  The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) says its fiscal and management control board has unanimously approved the purchase of 44 diesel-hybrid buses for its Silver Line and other high-volume bus routes.

The 60-foot-long buses …

Biofuel Buses: Transguard UAE Biodiesel Case Study
October 7, 2015 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

by John Bambridge  (Construction Week Online)  Operating in any sector presents both challenges and opportunities to cut costs. When a large part of your business involves the management of a fleet of vehicles, alternatives to …

All RTC Buses to Run on Biodiesel Soon
October 4, 2015 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

(The Hindu)  The Transport Department has decided to run all State Road Transport Corporation (RTCs) buses on biodiesel in the next four months.
The first batch of 10 buses running on biodiesel was flagged off by …

Scania Showcases Broad Range of Alternative Fuel Vehicles at Busworld
October 2, 2015 – 10:44 am | No Comment

(NGV Journal)  Scania will unveil the industry’s broadest range of alternative fuel vehicles at Busworld in Kortrijk on 16-21 October. Scania now offers buses and coaches for all operations – from dense city traffic to …

San Francisco Seeks Renewable Diesel
September 30, 2015 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

(Fleets and Fuels)  It’s Mostly for Muni as City Seeks Nearly 22 Million Gallons — The City and County of San Francisco is taking bids for approximately 21.1 million gallons of renewable diesel for the three-year …

OCTA Wants RNG for All of Its Buses
September 30, 2015 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

(Fleets and Fuels)  Demand for Three Years at Four Locations Is About 20 Million DGEs  —  Southern California’s Orange County Transportation Authority wants to switch to renewable natural gas to power its existing fleet of …

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $22.5 Million to Put More Low and No-Emission Vehicles into Service Across America
September 30, 2015 – 11:58 am | No Comment

(US Department of Transportation)  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is announcing the availability of $22.5 million through the latest round of the Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Program (LoNo) that …

Estonia Turns to Biomethane to Fuel Public Transport
September 29, 2015 – 7:12 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  The government of Estonia has passed a bill which will secure a large investment into the Baltic country’s biomethane market and infrastructure.

In the expansion project’s pilot phase, the Estonian state will support the …

Relevance of Biofuel as UAE Petrol Sector Evolves
September 4, 2015 – 5:16 pm | No Comment

by Alexander Pieri  (ConstructionWeekOnline)  … But when a large part of your business involves the management of a fleet of vehicles, a viable alternative to costly petrol needs to be considered. Such is the case with Transguard …

Consuming Greens
September 4, 2015 – 4:58 pm | No Comment

by Sean Gallagher (School Transportation News)  … While diesel continues to power the vast majority of the nation’s fleet, school districts have still responded with giant leaps forward in promoting greener technologies for bus fleets with the …

NMC Set to Launch Ethanol Buses without GB’s Consent
August 24, 2015 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Anjaya Anparthi  (The Times of India)  In a controversial move, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) will launch the nation’s first ethanol-run bus project without consent from all corporators. The BJP-led ruling alliance ensured that the …

Natural Gas-Fueled Buses and Trucks: Will the Climate Really Benefit?
August 20, 2015 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan Camuzeaux (Environmental Defense Fund)  At a time when companies and governments are looking more closely at alternative fuel sources to reduce their environmental impact, many players in the transportation sector are considering shifting their …

San Francisco Mayor Says City Fleet to Use Renewable Diesel
July 29, 2015 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

( The Office of Mayor Edwin M. Lee/Biodiesel Magazine)  San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced July 21 that his city will leapfrog its efforts to protect the climate from harmful effects of diesel emissions …

Waste Cooking Oil From Mexico City’s Restaurants Could Power the City’s Buses
July 20, 2015 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

by Kate Wheeling (Pacific Standard Magazine)  Biodiesel from the waste cooking oil produced by the capital city’s restaurants could help to power the cities public transit system, and reduce emissions in the process.

… A team of researchers …

First Ethanol Powered Bus Taken for Final Test
July 20, 2015 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

by Anjaya Anparthi  (Times of India)  As a step towards launch of ethanol-run buses on commercial basis throughout India, the first ever bus running in the city on pilot basis has been taken for final test. …

Hybrid Electric-Biodiesel Buses: Cleaner, Fuel-Saving Alternative for Public Transportation
July 10, 2015 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

by Milsa Vijayadharan* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Hybrid Electric-Biodiesel Buses used in California, Washington and Michigan Model Lower GHG Emissions Options for Cities Everywhere

Public transportation plays an important role in green and sustainable practices. Public transportation use means fewer cars …

Govt Notifies Rules for Use of Bio-CNG in Vehicles
July 10, 2015 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

(Press Trust of India)  The government has notified norms for use of bio-CNG for vehicles running on it, in a bid to promote green fuel.

“The Road Transport and Highways Ministry has notified norms for the …

INSIGHT-California’s Push for Cleaner Buses Could Edge out Natural Gas
July 2, 2015 – 6:13 pm | No Comment

by Nichola Groom (Reuters)  Fifteen years ago, California led the way to cleaner transit buses with strict tailpipe emissions standards that effectively ushered out diesel as the primary fuel for buses in the state and …

Neste going Google and Google going NEXBTL
June 15, 2015 – 11:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Finland, the world’s leading producer of renewable fuels, Neste is going Google by introducing Google Drive for Work services to its personnel globally. Being at the forefront of technology …

US Coachways Reaches $10,000 Donation Mark with NBF
June 3, 2015 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  A major motorcoach company has topped $10,000 in donations to the National Biodiesel Foundation. This makes the company, US Coachways, the single largest donor that is independent of the biodiesel industry to …

San Francisco Gets New Biodiesel-Electric Bus; Many More to Come
May 20, 2015 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

(San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency)  The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which oversees all transportation in the city, including the Municipal Railway (Muni), has taken delivery of its first New Flyer Industries electric trolley and …

Road Ministry Issues Notification for Bio-Ethanol Emissions
May 20, 2015 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

(Business Standard)  The Road Transport and Highways Ministry today issued notification for mass emission standards for flex-fuel ethanol E85 and ED95, a move aimed at encouraging manufacturers make vehicles running on bio-ethanol.

The Ministry has notified …

Biodiesel Reduces by 70% the Emission of Greenhouse Gases
May 5, 2015 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

(BrasilAgro)  To supply its urban bus fleet with a mixture of 20% biodiesel in fossil diesel (B20), the 40 Brazilian cities with more than 500,000 inhabitants can decrease by up to 70% CO2 emissions caused …

Bill Would Lift Biodiesel Requirements in Winter
May 5, 2015 – 10:39 am | No Comment

by Abby Spegman (The Bulletin)  Bend-La Pine say bus troubles have force school cancellations … School districts east of the Cascades are among the groups backing a bill in Salem that would drop the mandated use …

Urban Air Initiative Partners in Clean Fuels Omaha Campaign
May 4, 2015 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

by Kim Trinchet (Urban Air Initiative) The Urban Air Initiative joined with a broad cross section of public and private interest groups supporting the call for more aggressive regional pollution control measures in the Omaha-Council Bluffs …

Scania India Announces Order of 42 Buses at Busworld 2015
April 29, 2015 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

by Nabanita Singha Roy  (RushLane.com)    Scania Commercial Vehicles India is showcasing its ethanol engines at Busworld 2015 Expo between April 28 – 30.  The company also showcased its premium range of Metrolink 13.7 m …

Aemetis Expands Biodiesel Sales to Travel Bus Operators in Tourism Industry in India
April 9, 2015 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

(Stockhouse/Aemetis)  Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMTX), an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, today announced that biodiesel sales activity is accelerating in India with travel bus operators who cater to the tourism industry.

Aemetis has expanded sales activity …

Biofuels For A Greener Dubai
March 1, 2015 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

by Imran Khan (Forbes/Lootah Biofuels) The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has set an ambitious target for 2030: reduce demand for energy by 30% and diversify its renewable energy sources.

Effectively being implemented in the power sector, …

High School Students from Arizona Charter Academy are Taking Part in Innovative Biodiesel Project
February 11, 2015 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(PR Web/Arizona Charter Academy)  The Students are in the Process of Producing an 80-Gallon Batch of Biodiesel Fuel that they will Use Later this Spring to Power a Diesel Bus Purchased by the School

Thanks to …

ISA Partners with American Lung Association to Launch B20 Club
February 10, 2015 – 11:31 am | No Comment

(Illinois Soybean Association)  To help recognize Illinois-based fleets running on blends of B20 biodiesel, the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) and the American Lung Association in Illinois have launched the B20 Club.

“B20 offers economic and environmental …

Finding the Perfect Sustainable Fuel to Meet the Global Demand Is a Challenge: Experts at TERI Conference
February 6, 2015 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

(The Energy and Resources Institute/PR Newswire)  The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Tata Motors today organized the International Conference on ‘Sustainable Fuel for IC Engines in Emerging Nations’. The two-day conference is first in …

Biodiesel Bus Scheme a Success
January 15, 2015 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

by Cai Wenjun (Shanghai Daily)  A Yearlong pilot scheme involving more than 100 city buses running on a mixture of diesel fuels has been deemed a success.   “We are planning to use the new …

Bridj Launched a New Mobile App & Evening Bus Service
January 7, 2015 – 5:11 pm | No Comment

by Nick DeLuca (Bostinno)  On Monday, January 5, pop-up bus service Bridj launched a new mobile app as part of its beta testing. The sleek new platform is available for both iOS and Android users …

CyRide Boosts Biodiesel Use under New Agreement
January 7, 2015 – 12:46 pm | No Comment

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)   Ames’ CyRide should be a little more environmentally friendly, under an agreement with biodiesel producer Renewable Energy Group.  The Ames-based renewable fuels company said it began providing a biodiesel …

To Clean up Air in Cities, Government Plans Biofuel, Electric Buses
December 23, 2014 – 2:56 pm | No Comment

(Times of India Economic Times)  The government is set to come out with policies to introduce clean fuels such as biodiesel, bioethanol and electricity for public transport vehicles and school buses in big cities to …

To Clean up Air in Cities, Govt Plans Biofuel, Electric Buses
December 19, 2014 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

(Times of India)  The government is set to come out with policies to introduce clean fuels such as biodiesel, bioethanol and electricity for public transport vehicles and school buses in big cities to tackle air …

Brazil: Scania Biomethane Powered Bus Hits Roads of PTI Area in Paraná
December 15, 2014 – 6:09 pm | No Comment

(NGV Journal)  Inhabitants of the Itaipu Technological Park (PTI) now have a more sustainable and environmentally friendly transport. Recently, the bus fleet that offers internal transport services introduced a vehicle driven by the fuel obtained …

Troll the Ancient Waste-Oil Carol : FFA la la la la la la la la la
December 4, 2014 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “On the way” forever, talked up by all, deployed by some – technologies that handle high free fatty acid feedstocks like used cooking oil are coming into their hey-day, via …

UK’s First Ever Bus to Run on Human and Food Waste Launched
November 21, 2014 – 11:57 am | No Comment

(Geneco)  The UK’s first ever bus powered on food waste and human poo has taken to the road today which engineers believe could provide a sustainable way of fuelling public transport – cutting emissions in …

Scania Seeks Six-Month Extension in Pilot Project
November 11, 2014 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

by Anjaya Anparthi (Times of India)  Swedish bus maker Scania’s ethanol-run bus was introduced in Nagpur two-and-a-half months ago, for a three-month pilot project, in association with Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC). However, as the Regional Transport …

Waiting for Permit, Ethanol-Run Bus Deal Ends on November 21
November 5, 2014 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

by Anjaya Anparthi (The Economic Times/India Times)  The ethanol-run bus pilot project is set to witness yet more uncertainty in coming days. The agreement signed between Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and Swedish bus maker Scania …

Study Finds Use of Biodiesel Lowers Tailpipe Emissions
November 4, 2014 – 2:18 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On October 29, the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium, a U.S. Department of Transportation Center for Excellence, released a peer-reviewed study that examines the emissions profile of a bus fleet …

Scania Biodiesel Trucks Help Coop Pursue Environmental Goals
October 30, 2014 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

(Scania)  Swiss supermarket chain Coop is taking delivery of more than 50 Scania biodiesel trucks as part of an ambitious plan to become carbon neutral by 2023. The chain says the move has nothing to …

Using Biodiesel in Urban Transit Buses Could Reduce Harmful Emissions
October 29, 2014 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

(Yahoo! News/PR Newswire)   Do transit buses operating on biodiesel emit more or less particulate matter and gases than those using conventional diesel? TheMineta National Transit Research Consortium (MNTRC) has released its latest peer-reviewed study based …

Farmers Supply 1 Crore Litre Ethanol to IOL, BPCL, Says Nitin Gadkari
September 25, 2014 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

(IBN Live) Efforts are on to promote ethanol to cut the huge Rs 6 lakh crore bill on import of crude and farmers have already supplied 1 crore litre of ethanol to Indian Oil and Bharat …

Honolulu City Council Adopts Resolution for Biodiesel Initiative
September 15, 2014 – 7:35 pm | No Comment

(Pacific Biodiesel Technologies/Biodiesel Magazine)  On Sept. 10, the Honolulu City Council adopted a resolution requesting the development of a biodiesel initiative for the city’s existing mass transit diesel vehicles.

Introduced by Stanley Chang, Chair of the …

Ethanol-Run Green Bus Set for Trial Runs in Nagpur
August 26, 2014 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

(India Today)  Nagpur received India’s first ethanol-run city passenger transport bus, which has been manufactured by Scania, the Sweden-based commercial vehicle and engine maker, for trial runs on Friday.  Scania Commercial Vehicles India Managing Director …

Clean Diesel and Diesel Electric Hybrids Add Green Cred and Street Cred to the Daily Commute
August 22, 2014 – 11:54 am | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  … Today 21 percent of all diesel buses in operation are diesel electric hybrids. These buses improve fuel economy and reduce emissions. By allowing for a smaller diesel engine to work alongside a …

RTA Expands Green Bus Fleet
May 27, 2014 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Shafaat Shahbandari  (Zawya/Gulf News)  Dubai: A total of 118 biodiesel-powered green buses will be in operation in Dubai by the end of this year as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) expands its green …

Scania Further Widens Its Alternative Fuel Range: Unique V8 Engine for Euro 6 and 100 % Biodiesel
April 3, 2014 – 5:53 pm | No Comment

(Scania/BusinessWire)  Scania (STO:SCVA)(STO:SCVB) is now adding yet another environmentally oriented alternative to its industry-leading palette with Euro 6 certified truck engines. The Scania 16-litre, 580 hp V8 engine can now be ordered in a configuration …

Amyris: Out of the Doghouse, But Can the Stock Rally Continue?
February 28, 2014 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In April, International Flavors & Fragrances and Amyris announced a collaboration to develop and commercialize a specific set of renewable fragrance ingredients. Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, IFF …

RTA Powers 11 Buses By Biofuel, 60 In 3 Years
January 15, 2014 – 11:51 am | No Comment

(Middle East Events)  The number of Green Buses powered by biofuel within the fleet of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)has risen to 11 buses under a plan based on the Green Economy initiative launched …

Give the Earth the Gift of a Bio-Based New Year’s Resolution
December 24, 2013 – 10:00 am | One Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA) As the old year bows out, we greet the new year with wishes for happiness, good health and renewal.

It’s a time for resolutions to make us better people; to …

Amyris Continues Successful Commercialization
December 17, 2013 – 5:31 pm | No Comment

(Amyris/MarketWatch)  Amyris increased to 400 the number of São Paulo city buses running on a blend of Diesel de Cana(TM)

In 2014, Amyris plans to produce its fragrance oil molecule from its own manufacturing facility in …

The Market for Biodiesel Production from Used Cooking Oils and Fats, Oils and Greases in London
November 22, 2013 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

The Greater London Authority (GLA) wishes to evaluate the potential to reduce the emissions and carbon footprint of the bus fleet in London by using up to B30 biodiesel instead of petrodiesel. Additional sustainability benefits …

Sugarcane Diesel Tests Yield Positive Results in Brazil
November 7, 2013 – 11:38 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  It has been reported auto manufacturer MAN Latin America has completed tests on diesel made from sugarcane.

The company is believed to have performed over 500 hours of testing on Euro 5 engines within …

Biofuel Enviro400s in Canterbury
September 27, 2013 – 11:50 am | No Comment

(BusandCoach.com)  Stagecoach has introduced six new ADL Enviro400s running on 100 per cent biofuel to its fleet in Canterbury. They are running on the Unibus route between the University of Kent and Canterbury bus station. …

Loyola University Chicago Upgrades Biodiesel Lab
August 29, 2013 – 8:09 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Loyola University Chicago is expanding its biodiesel laboratory with much-needed additional space, and a new processor and analytical instrumentation. Lab manager Zach Waickman says Loyola built the school’s biodiesel program …

UNAM Researchers Constructed Pilot Plant for Biodiesel Production
August 29, 2013 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

(La Prensa)   UNAM researchers are in the process of design and construction of a pilot plant for the production of quality biodiesel, edible oil from waste collected from restaurants and hotels of the Federal District, …

Brazil to Introduce Biofuel Buses for World Cup 2014
August 20, 2013 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

(Green Packs)  Brazil, the world’s largest biofuel producer is getting a real chance to promote its efforts in bio-fuel industry, as the country is hosting the next World Cup Football in 2014. Reportedly, Brazil is …

City Buses to Run on Biodiesel
August 7, 2013 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

by Zha Minjie  (Shanghai Daily) City buses will run on biodiesel processed from swill oil next year, the Shanghai food and drug safety authorities announced yesterday following a toxic oil recycling program it conducted with Tongji …

London Mayor Calls for Waste Oil to Be Used as Biofuel for Buses
July 23, 2013 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

by Ben Messenger (Waste Management World)  The UK biofuel industry has been urged to process more of London’s waste cooking fats and oils into biodiesel to fuel the city’s buses, by the Mayor of London, …

Scania Offers Bus Solutions Tailored to Any Type of Traffic Demand
May 28, 2013 – 10:32 am | No Comment

(Scania)  Scania also provides highly attractive solutions to bus transport developed in close cooperation with the operators.

Rising welfare inevitably brings about an increased need for transportation of goods as well as passengers. Curbing the constant …

PTT Plans B7 Biodiesel Trial on Buses
March 28, 2013 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  Oil giant aims to prove quality of green fuel.

PTT Plc, the national oil conglomerate, will hold a field trial of B7 biodiesel on public buses in Bangkok starting next month, with commercial sales …

American University to Celebrate Switch to B20 at April 2 Event
March 27, 2013 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  For biodiesel fans in the Washington, D.C., area, American University is the place to be April 2 as the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition co-hosts an engagement highlighting American …

Kittiratt Urges Ethanol for Buses
March 7, 2013 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong wants new passenger buses in Thailand to run on ethanol instead of natural gas, while PTT Plc assures it can supply the fuel as is …

Cowichan Biodiesel Fueling the Green Fire
November 29, 2012 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

by Maeve Maguire (Cowichan News Leader)  The CVS Victoria Cruise bus company is the first in North America to use 100% biodegradable fuel.

It buys that fuel directly from the Cowichan BioDiesel Co-op. The non-toxic biodegradable …

Schools Shy from Making Biodiesel
November 27, 2012 – 3:38 pm | No Comment

by Morgan Josey Glover (News & Record)  Guilford County Schools will reduce air pollution by buying more cleaner-burning biodiesel from a state-approved supplier.  But officials backpedaled on a plan to get into the biodiesel-making business.

…Members …

Transportation Uses Only 20% Biodiesel: Sabines
November 8, 2012 – 10:37 am | No Comment

(La Prensa)  Given the questions that has challenged the production of biodiesel in Chiapas, and the use of this fuel in transportation Tapachulteco (Tapachula) and Conejobús (Tuxtla Gutierrez), the governor of Chiapas, Juan Sabines Guerrero, …

Biodiesel Plant Donated to the Faculty of Engineering of the UNAM
November 7, 2012 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

(La Prensa)  Biofuels Company of Mexico donated to the Faculty of Engineering (FI) of the UNAM a biodiesel plant to be processed into fuel waste vegetable oil to be used in domestic transportation Town University, …

Scottish Buses Switch up to B30 Biofuel
October 30, 2012 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

(The Green Car Website)  Stagecoach buses in Scotland are cleaning up their act with a new blend of biofuel.

Some 530 buses and coaches in East Scotland area and almost 400 vehicles vehicles operating as part …

Biofuels Plant Up and Running in Lee County
October 15, 2012 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

(WinkNews)  …The motors started running bright and early at 6:00 Saturday morning at FL Biofuels. The facility, which is located next to the State Farmer’s Market on Edison Ave, will turn vegetable oil into Diesel.

The …

Fuel and Technology Alternatives for Buses
September 27, 2012 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

(VTT Technology)  … So far, conventional diesel buses and conventional diesel fuel have dominated the market, with some contribution from natural gas buses. Now we are in a situation in which the technology options are increasing rapidly. …

The Louisville Biodiesel Cooperative and St. Francis School Pleased to Announce a Partnership to Recycle Waste Cooking Oil
September 20, 2012 – 11:42 am | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/Louisville Biodiesel Cooperative)  The Louisville Biodiesel Cooperative and St. Francis School are pleased to announce a partnership to recycle Waste Cooking Oil.

Co-founded by St. Francis School parent Christian Thalacker, the Louisville Biodiesel Cooperative collects used …

Biodiesel Can Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions
July 26, 2012 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

(PhysOrg)  Researchers in Spain have discovered that greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced through the use of biodiesel. The group from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) in Spain investigated the benefits of using biodiesel by …

United Arab Emirates School Buses to Fill up on Biodiesel Blends
January 25, 2012 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  A fleet of school buses in the United Arab Emirates will soon be fueled by a biodiesel blend. Lootah Biofuels, a fully owned subsidiary of S.S. Lootah Group, and School …

New Leaf Biofuel to Supply Biodiesel to San Diego School Buses
December 30, 2011 – 11:33 am | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesle Magazine)  San Diego-based biodiesel producer New Leaf Biofuel LLC has forged an agreement with the San Diego Unified School District to supply biodiesel to its fleet of more than 500 buses …

Visionary Group in Montana Tells Us Their Rural Transit Success Story
December 23, 2011 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

by David Goldberg (Transportation for America)  …To fill gaps in service, Opportunity Link two years ago led the creation of North Central Montana Transit.

NCMT is miraculous for a number of reasons.

First, it offers fixed-route service. Many …

U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces Over $100 Million to Promote Innovative and Clean-Fuel Transit Projects
December 9, 2011 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Transportation)  U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today (November 17, 2011) announced that 46 innovative transit projects chosen for their capacity to help cut the nation’s dependence on oil and create a marketplace …

Dial-a-Ride Vehicles Trialling Biodiesel
December 7, 2011 – 9:06 am | No Comment

(Wired-gov.net)  Transport for London (TfL)is to use an environmentally friendly biofuel in 12 of its Dial-a-Ride vehicles in a year-long trial.

It is estimated the vehicles will produce 25 per cent less carbon emissions than a …

Environmental Focus Gives Scania Market Leadership
December 2, 2011 – 5:35 pm | No Comment

(Scania)  A major order for 121 biofuel buses from Nobina strengthens Scania’s leading position as a supplier of vehicles that can be run on the renewable fuels available today.   “The fact that Scania can deliver …

Proof That Buses Can Use Ethanol
October 20, 2011 – 9:15 am | No Comment

(The Nation)  The project, involving King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, the Industry Ministry’s Department of Industrial Promotion and 10 other public- and private-sector agencies, was sponsored by the Energy Conservation Promotion Fund.

The aim is …

Sao Paulo to Fuel 160 City Buses with Amyris’ Renewable Diesel
July 21, 2011 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  In response to Brazil’s growing need to include low-sulfur fuel in its diesel pool, Amyris Brasil S.A., a subsidiary of Amryis Inc., will supply an expected 160 city buses in …

Scania to Deliver Biodiesel Buses to Arriva
June 15, 2011 – 10:00 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele  (Biodiesel Magazine)  Danish bus operator Arriva recently placed an order with Sweden-based Scania AB for more than 100 new diesel buses for use in Cophenhagen. The vehicles will be fueled with a …

Winnipeg to Fuel 40 New Buses on Biodiesel Blend
June 6, 2011 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  …Even though the city has chosen to hold off on purchasing hybrid buses for the time being, the standard diesel buses operated by the Winnipeg Transit Department are fueled with …

500 Govt Buses in Mysore Proposed to Be Run on Biodiesel
June 6, 2011 – 1:58 pm | No Comment

(Deccan Herald)  Five hundred government buses in Mysore are proposed to be run on bio-diesel starting from this current financial year as per proposals cleared by Karnataka Cabinet today.

…The buses are proposed to be run …

40% ethanol, 60% diesel buses offer 6% fuel savings, says Iveco
May 18, 2011 – 8:12 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Brazil, Iveco is testing its new 40% ethanol, 60% diesel bus engines to see how well they can run in industrial applications. The engines, which have to separate tanks for …

Ford and Georgia Tech Partner on “Green Eco School Bus” – Nation’s First Hydraulic Hybrid School Bus Conversion
May 16, 2011 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

(Ford)  The Ford Motor Company Fund and the Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering on the nation’s first conversion of a traditional school bus to a hydraulic hybrid vehicle that runs on recycled biofuel. Atlanta …

Biofuel Bus Idea Developed By Grad Student
March 25, 2011 – 9:16 am | No Comment

by Caleb Denison  (IBTimes.com)   …(David) Correll, (a Ph.D. student at Iowa State University’s College of Business) … is the co-founder and president of “ISU BioBus” – a program created to convert spent cooking oil …

Excellent Results from Biofuel Trial Involving Neste Oil, Helsinki Region Transport, and Proventia: Significantly Reduced Local Emissions
February 21, 2011 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

(Neste Oil Corporation)  A three-year biofuel trial organized by Neste Oil, Helsinki Region Transport (HSL), and Proventia has recently been completed, and the results have confirmed that Neste Oil’s NExBTL renewable diesel can significantly reduce …

Scania Receives Large Order for Biofuel Buses in Sweden
February 21, 2011 – 9:40 am | No Comment

(BusinessWire)  Scania  has received an order for 158 buses from public transport company Keolis Sverige. By ordering buses that run on biofuels, the company strengthens its position in sustainable urban transport.

The delivery to Keolis consists …