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RFA, Growth Energy and NCGA Defend Year-Round E15 in Court

(Renewable Fuels Association) Today, the D.C. Circuit Court will hear oral arguments in American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, et al. vs. EPA, a case in which oil refiners challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2019 rulemaking that paved the way for the year-round sale of E15. As intervenors in the case, the Renewable

April 13, 2021 Read Full Article

Earth Day 2021 Series Day 13: What Fuel Can My Car or Truck Use? What about My Motorcycle?

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) With so many options showing up at some gas stations, what should I choose? E85 and Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFVs) We’ve retrofitted my 2002 Ford Focus to be able to use E85, 85% renewable ethanol. (Watch the video!)  You can also buy flex fuel vehicles

April 13, 2021 Read Full Article

Biomethane Sales Double in the UK

(Gasrec/NGV Journal) Gasrec has doubled the sales of biomethane across its commercial vehicle refueling network in the first quarter of 2021, compared to the same period in 2020. The growth continues the huge spike in demand for gas over the past two years, with the company now supplying approximately seven times

April 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Minnesota Corn Commits $1 Million to Ethanol Infrastructure Grant Program

(Minnesota Corn Growers Association)  The Minnesota Corn Research and Promotion Council (MCR&PC) and Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) announced a commitment of $1 million to a future state biofuels infrastructure grant program today. The program, to be administered by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, would expand access to higher blends of

April 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Governor Walz Visits New Hope to Push for Biofuels Legislation

by Delane Cleveland  (CCX Media) … Now Governor Walz is looking to help the ethanol producers by urging state lawmakers to pass new grant funding to help gas stations dispense a wider variety of ethanol blends. In the process, the governor says it would also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions “It’s

April 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Total Opens First Biomethane Filling Station in Wallonia, Belgium

(Total Belgium/NGV Journal) The Vice-President and Walloon Minister of Climate, Energy and Mobility Philippe Henry has launched the first service station in Wallonia offering bio-CNG. The facility, located in the town of Jambes, is operated and owned by Total and represents another step towards the company’s ambition to achieve carbon

April 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Air BP to Supply Sustainable Aviation Fuel to London Biggin Hill Airport

(London Biggin Hill Airport/Biobased Diesel Daily) London Biggin Hill Airport is expanding its fuel services with the addition of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), supplied by Air BP. The dedicated business aviation airport will be the first in London to offer Air BP’s low carbon renewable fuel, which is produced from waste

April 6, 2021 Read Full Article

Carbon-Neutral Air Freight Connection Launched between Frankfurt and Shanghai

(DB Schenker/Biobased Diesel Daily) DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo launched the first regular carbon neutral cargo flight connection in history. With the take-off of a Boeing 777F, the companies kicked off weekly flights between Frankfurt am Main and Shanghai Pudong, where the fuel requirements are covered entirely by sustainable aviation fuel

April 6, 2021 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — Troy Bredenkamp

“They (Biden Administration) could do a lot for biofuels for a fraction of the cost of what they’re suggesting to spend on electric vehicle infrastructure. We would ask for something around $500 million per year for blender pump infrastructure.” — Renewable Fuels Association Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Troy

April 6, 2021 Read Full Article

The Biofuels Industry Seeks Spot in Infrastructure Discussion

(Red River Farm Network) … Renewable Fuels Association Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Troy Bredenkamp wants biofuels to also have a place in the infrastructure discussion. “It’s disappointing to see what came out from the Biden administration in terms of the role they think biofuels should play. It’s very

April 6, 2021 Read Full Article

World Energy and Community Fuels Partner to Speed Access to Low-Carbon Fuel throughout California

(World Energy/PR Newswire)  Both Companies Broaden Scope of Reach Through Partnership —  World Energy, a low-carbon fuel provider for the transportation sector, and Community Fuels, a leading advanced biofuel production and distribution company based in Stockton, California, today announced a partnership to enhance access to low-carbon fuels throughout California. World Energy, which owns

April 6, 2021 Read Full Article

LA Metro Names Trillium as Bus Depot RNG Supplier

by Matthew Mercure (NGT News) Trillium, a provider of alternative and renewable fueling solutions, has entered a new partnership with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) to provide renewable natural gas (RNG) to two bus depots. “We at Trillium are excited to partner with Metro to achieve short-term and long-term sustainability goals,”

April 6, 2021 Read Full Article

OPINION: Infrastructure that Makes a Difference

by Cassie Mullen (Renewable Fuels Association) … At the same time—flying under the radar—has been the latest round of grants approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture under its Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, also known as HBIIP. This is an important effort begun last year by the USDA to

April 2, 2021 Read Full Article

Ethanol: Time to ‘Think Big Picture’

by Andy Knight (The Herald Bulletin) Legislation that opponents say would limit consumers’ access to a promising blend of ethanol fuel is on its way to becoming law. Senate Bill 303 has passed through both chambers of the Indiana General Assembly with overwhelming bipartisan support. The bill passed the Indiana House in a

April 2, 2021 Read Full Article

Fitting Renewable Fuels into Your Fleet’s Sustainability Strategy

by Cambell Jones (ACT News) …  With growing pressure for fleets to slash emissions and deploy zero-emission vehicles, can renewable fuels still fit into an organization’s sustainability strategy? … Even with these factors aligning, deploying zero-emission vehicles is a long and complicated process. In fact, it is recommended that fleets

April 2, 2021 Read Full Article

US Gain Builds Public RNG Fueling Station in Compton, California

(U.S. Gain/Biomass Magazine) AJR Trucking has partnered with U.S. Gain, a division of U.S. Venture, to build a renewable natural gas (RNG) fueling station in Compton, California, near the port of Long Beach. The station will help AJR Trucking and its sister company, MDB Transportation, produce greater emission reductions for the areas of California

April 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Avfuel Now Supplying Neste MY SAF at Monterey Jet Center

(Avfuel Corp./Biomass Magazine) Avfuel Corp. is proud to now supply Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel on a consistent basis to its branded FBO, Monterey Jet Center (KMRY), in Monterey, California. The FBO received its first load of the fuel on March 11, marking the beginning of a new era for the Avfuel Network

April 1, 2021 Read Full Article

American Airlines Builds on Commitment to Sustainable Fuels with Kuehne+Nagel

(American Airlines)  Airline aims to signal demand for sustainable fuels in aviation — American Airlines has reached an agreement in principle with Kuehne+Nagel to allocate a portion of the carbon reduction benefit the airline generates through its use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to the logistics company, one of American’s leading

April 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Fashion Retailer Primark Adds 10 IVECOS Fueled by Bio-LNG to UK Fleet

(IVECO UK)  IVECO announced that Primark, a leader in the British fashion retail sector, has taken its Primark Cares initiative to the highway by rolling out a fleet of 10 new IVECO Stralis NP 460 (AS440S46T/P LNG) 4×2 tractor units for its UK transport operations. The vehicles run solely on bio-LNG

March 31, 2021 Read Full Article

Educating Consumers On Biofuels- A Lower Carbon Gasoline

(Urban Air Initiative) The Urban Air Initiative recently teamed up with local high school students to educate consumers on the many benefits of biofuels- including the fact that it’s a lower carbon fuel. UAI and a local chapter of the FFA Organization spent time talking to drivers as they filled up at JumpStart

March 31, 2021 Read Full Article

Bell Commits to SAF Blend for Training Fleet

by Dominic Perry (Flight Global) Bell has begun using a 30% blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in its 20-strong training and customer demonstration fleet, as it bids to lower the environmental impact of general aviation. Although Bell supports approvals for use of up to 50% SAF in its helicopters, the

March 30, 2021 Read Full Article

CHS Grows Access to High Ethanol Blend Fuels

(CHS) High ethanol blend E15 gasoline is available at about 50 Cenex locations and that number is expected to grow.  — In early 2021, CHS announced it had taken steps to make E15 fuels more accessible to the company’s Cenex® branded retail locations by registering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

March 30, 2021 Read Full Article

Fueling the New Year

(C Store Decisions) From electric vehicle chargers (EVC) to biodiesel and ethanol blends, convenience retailers are working to provide customers with the fuel and fuel alternative options they need, while looking forward to increased demand as vaccines roll out. Ankeny, Iowa-based Casey’s General Stores’ fuel offer varies by location, said Tony

March 30, 2021 Read Full Article

The Renewable Fuels Guide: Helping Fleet Operators Cut Carbon Emissions

(Zemo Partnership)  The Renewable Fuels Guide has been prepared by Zemo Partnership and CENEX. We would like to thank Scania and CNG Fuels for sponsoring the production of the guide. We would also like to thank Zemo Partnerships Fuels Working Group for their valuable contribution in providing case study material.

March 30, 2021 Read Full Article

Scotland Set for ‘First Fully Green Biofuel Station’

by Brian Donnelly ((The Herald Scotland) Scotland’s “first 100 per cent renewable biomethane refuelling station” to be set to be opened this year, it is claimed.  —  CNG Fuels said the move will allow fleet operators to switch from diesel to running vehicles on low-carbon fuel, support net zero targets and

March 29, 2021 Read Full Article

Scotland’s First Biomethane Refuelling Station – CNG Fuels

by Baden Gowrie-Smith (CNG Fuels) Scotland’s first biomethane refuelling station will enable low-carbon HGV deliveries throughout country; Glasgow station meets demand from brands to cut carbon and save money — CNG Fuels has started building Scotland’s first public access renewable biomethane HGV refuelling station, which will allow fleet operators to

March 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Clay Lacy Teams with World Fuel Services and World Energy to Offer Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at Van Nuys and Orange County FBOs, Transitions Ground Support Vehicles to Renewable Diesel

(Intrado Globe Newswire/Clay Lacy) Clay Lacy Aviation will offer Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at the company’s two FBOs at Van Nuys Airport and John Wayne Orange County Airport. SAF is an important component of Clay Lacy’s comprehensive sustainability strategy . World Fuel Services (World Fuel) begins monthly SAF deliveries to both locations this

March 24, 2021 Read Full Article

Brazil’s Ethanol Producers Push Back on EVs

(Argus Media) Brazil’s ethanol industry is working with the automotive industry to develop hybrid and hydrogen fuel-cell cars that run on the biofuel, bucking a global trend toward plug-in electric vehicles. “There’s a lot of talk about electric cars – they have good marketing,” says Andre Rocha, president of Goias state

March 23, 2021 Read Full Article

bp and Aria Energy to Capture Methane at California Dairy Farms as Part of Renewable Natural Gas Project

(bp) Partnership advances innovative solution to reduce emissions and produce cleaner fuel — bp and Aria Energy today announced a project to capture methane from waste at three California dairy farms and process it into renewable natural gas (RNG), which will then be supplied as fuel for the US transportation

March 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Food Scraps to RNG Pathway in California’s LCFS

by Nathalie Hoffman (BioCycle Magazine)  The California Air Resources Board sends signal to the marketplace about importance of RNG produced from food waste in its Low Carbon Fuel Standard program. — While renewable natural gas (RNG) produced from dairy and swine manure has received a lot of attention due to

March 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Certarus and Hexagon Strengthen Alliance on (Bio)CNG & H2 Transport

(Hexagon Composites/NGV Journal) Hexagon Agility and Hexagon Purus, both subsidiaries of Hexagon Composites, have signed a multi-year agreement with Certarus Ltd., the North American market leader of clean energy solutions. The agreement represents a total value of up to USD 85 million and includes the supply of distribution modules for CNG

March 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Filling Station in Turin Becomes Northwest Italy’s First to Offer Biogas

(IVECO/NGV Journal) The collaboration between IVECO, ENGIE, and VULCANGAS has reached an important milestone, just a year after the opening of a natural gas station on Strada delle Cascinette, in Turin: it has become now the first filling station in Northwest Italy to supply bio-LNG and Bio-CNG. The station is mainly

March 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Valio Launches First Manure-Powered Milk Truck in Finland

(Bioenergy Insight) Valio, a Finnish dairy products manufacturer, has fuelled its first milk truck with biogas from one of its dairy farms. rng The Vuorenmaa dairy farm has provided the first manure-powered milk truck in the country. With 180 cows, Vuorenmaa dairy farm in Haapavesi produces Valio Oltermanni® cheese. For

March 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Two Biodiesel Sellers Raided near Rajkot

(Times of India) Acting on a tip-off, teams of CID crime, Gandhinagar, carried out raids on two biodiesel sellers on the outskirts of Rajkot city on Wednesday night and seized Rs 24 lakh worth material including the fuel. Both the biodiesel stations were operating without required permission from concerned authority,

March 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Ethanol Blog: EPA Approves Year-Round E15 Sales in Kansas City Metro Area

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) EPA will allow year-round E15 sales in the Kansas City metro area, the agency announced in a news release on Friday. The Trump administration opened up year-round sales of E15, by granting a Reid vapor pressure, or RVP, waiver. Sales were not allowed in the Kansas

March 15, 2021 Read Full Article

California City Bans Construction of New Gas Stations in Climate-Fight First

(CBS News)  A Northern California city is believed to be the first in the country to ban all new gas stations in an effort to curb carbon emissions. The Petaluma City Council voted unanimously Monday to prohibit the creation, expansion, reconstruction and relocation of gas stations, encouraging owners of gas stations

March 12, 2021 Read Full Article

New Biomethane Station for Trucks that Serve Ports of LA & Long Bech

(Clean Energy Fuels Corp./NGV Journal) Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has opened a new public fueling station in Carson, California, that will provide renewable natural gas to fuel trucks in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and service many Carson-area truck terminals and warehouses. “This station will allow more vehicles

March 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Oregon Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Ban the Sale of ‘Petroleum’ Diesel at Gas Stations Starting in 2024

by Ashley (cdl life) Oregon House Republicans have called the bill a “declaration of war against the working class.” — A member of the Oregon House of Representatives has introduced a bill that would outlaw the sale of “petroleum” diesel fuel in some counties in just a few years —

March 11, 2021 Read Full Article

GPS Marine and Green Biofuels Bring HVO to Thames River Tugs

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In the UK, a new collaboration between the biggest commercial vessel operator on the Thames, GPS Marine and Green Biofuels, the UK’s leading provider of clean advanced fuel GREEN D+ HVO, will help reduce London’s carbon emissions, improve local air quality, and boost the Thames’ drive to

March 11, 2021 Read Full Article

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Presents Sapp Bros. with 2021 Biodiesel Marketing Award

(Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship/Biobased Diesel Daily) On March 2, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented the 2021 Secretary’s Biodiesel Marketing Award to Sapp Bros. Inc.  CEO Andrew Richard and Eric Ziph, vice president of supply and distribution, accepted the award on the company’s behalf. Sapp Bros. owns

March 10, 2021 Read Full Article

Push for Progress: Liquefied Biogas Has Enormous Potential in Decarbonising the Transport Sector

(Bioenergy Insight) Both on land and at sea,  Gasum is determined to deliver for the Nordics. In the Nordics, Gasum has been working hard to deliver an extensive network of liquefied biogas (LBG) filling stations and decarbonise transport in the region. In the maritime sector, the company supported ESL Shipping

March 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Gas Networks Ireland launches €2.9m CNG Vehicle Grant Scheme

(Bioenergy Insight)  Gas Networks Ireland (GNI) has launched a €2.9 million compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle grant scheme to support hauliers in opting for cleaner fuel. The scheme will support the purchase of up to 400 gas-powered trucks, buses, and vans to help drive a more sustainable transport sector. It

March 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Spanish Service Station Operators Plan to Sell Zero Emission Hydrogen

(Spanish Confederation of Service Station Entrepreneurs/NGV Journal) The Spanish Confederation of Service Station Entrepreneurs (CEEES) signed a memorandum of understanding with Fusion Fuel Green, a technology company dedicated to the production of green hydrogen. The alliance seeks to jointly develop the green hydrogen production capacity in Spain and supply it at

March 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Nordic Food Company HKScan Uses Biogas to Reach Fossil-Free Transport

(Gasum/NGV Journal) Ambitious climate goals are nothing new to HKScan, which aims to have 100% fossil-free transport in Sweden by 2025 and to have a carbon-neutral food chain by the end of 2040. Founded in 1913, this company is committed to sustainable ways of working across their whole value chain. In

March 8, 2021 Read Full Article

OPINION: Conference Panel Looks at Challenge of Retailer Future

by Cassie Mullen (Renewable Fuels Association) … ”Our main concern is the policymakers’ stance on electrification and putting all their eggs in that basket,” said Greg Jones, director of business development at Pearson Fuels. “E85 can be that bridge between now and where they want to be. The way the industry

March 4, 2021 Read Full Article

A Driver’s Guide to Today’s Fuel Choices – Short Video

(American Lung Association) The American Lung Association’s short video explains ethanol blend and biodiesel options available at US retail gas stations. WATCH VIDEO

March 4, 2021 Read Full Article

Praj Industries, Repos Energy Plan to Tie up for Bio-Mobility

(Economic Times Energy World)  Bio-based technologies and engineering company Praj Industries and Repos Energy plan to join hands for bio-mobility and launch mobile biofuel selling units.  Bio-based technologies and engineering company Praj Industries and Repos Energy plan to join hands for bio-mobility and launch mobile biofuel selling units. … “To bring this solution to the end-users

March 4, 2021 Read Full Article

Lidl Makes Food Deliveries with Scania Bio-LNG Truck in Finland

(Scania/NGV Journal) Transport Harri Mikkola’s new truck and trailer combination features the latest technology to minimize carbon emissions while ensuring reliable food deliveries. In addition to switching to a bio-LNG powered Scania G 410, Transport Harri Mikkola has installed a hybrid temperature control system in the tractor unit. The 25-meter truck

February 25, 2021 Read Full Article

Granville Ecopark Welcomes Two New Biomethane-Fuelled Trucks

(Bioenergy Insight)  Granville Ecopark has introduced two new CNG-powered trucks to its operations, the first of their kind in Northern Ireland. The new IVECO Stralis NP trucks will be fuelled by food waste-derived biomethane, produced through anaerobic digestion. Dubbed their ‘Smart Loop Lorries’, Granville Ecopark’s new vehicles and AD technology

February 24, 2021 Read Full Article

Cargill and Maersk Tankers Combine Volumes and Market Expertise to Launch New Bunker Procurement Service

(Cargill)  Strategic partnership to enable more competitive and transparent pricing and improved customer service — Cargill and Maersk Tankers are embarking on a strategic partnership to combine their bunker volumes, offering a new bunker procurement service to tramp shipping companies and trading houses. The initial goal is to procure bunker fuel

February 24, 2021 Read Full Article

Iowa Biofuels Standard Is a Chance for the State to Lead Nation away from Petroleum

by David May (Des Moines Register) Perhaps the petroleum industry should recognize this legislation as a lifeline rather than a threat. I read with interest the Feb. 15 story “Biofuel bill pits retailers, farmers.” I take issue with some of the points made by the so-called “Fuel Choice Coalition.” This organization includes well-known

February 23, 2021 Read Full Article

Sanitation Districts of L.A. County Open BioCNG Station for Heavy Trucks

(Clean Energy/NGV Journal) Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has opened a new fueling station in Whittier, California, owned by the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD).  Clean Energy, which will operate the new facility, will provide its renewable natural gas Redeem to fuel heavy-duty trucks and other medium-duty vehicles in the region,

February 23, 2021 Read Full Article

American Coalition for Ethanol Shares E15 Equipment Compatibility Expertise During Virtual Hearing

(Grainnet) In testimony presented during a virtual Minnesota Senate Agriculture and Rural Development Finance and Policy Committee hearing on S.F. 944, American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty used his fuel retailing experience and expertise to share insights on E15 equipment compatibility with existing infrastructure. The bill would increase Minnesota’s minimum biofuel

February 19, 2021 Read Full Article

POET Urges Biden Climate Team to Grasp E15 Philosophy

(Biofuels International)  POET has urged the new Biden administration to embrace E15. The world’s largest biofuels producer, based in Sioux Falls in South Dakota, has also welcomed the new President’s leadership in making climate a top priority. … Rob Walther, vice president of Federal Advocacy at POET, said each member

February 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Blue Hydrogen Made with Renewable Gas Will Be vailable in Western U.S.

(Clean Power Capital Corp./NGV Journal) Clean Power Capital Corp. has provided additional information about the technology being developed by PowerTap Hydrogen Fueling Corp., an investee company of Clean Power. PowerTap’s third generation onsite hydrogen production module unit is enhanced for blue hydrogen classification via Advanced Carbon Capture and using renewable natural

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Total Puts into Operation France’s Largest CNG & Bio-CNG Station

(Total/NGV Journal) Total has opened France’s largest filling station exclusively dedicated to natural gas and biomethane vehicles. Located at the heart of the logistics platform of Gennevilliers, the second largest fluvial port in Europe, this facility is now open 24/7 to professionals (B2B) and B2C customers, and will become a strategic

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Corn Growers Fund E15 Testing in California

by Larry Lee (Brownfield Ag News) More tests are underway to potentially expand E15 ethanol use in California.  Tom Gillis is on the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board and the National Corn Growers Ethanol Action Group. He says, “As we speak, there is a test going on in California, and it’s run

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Ethanol Can Shrink Colorado’s Carbon Footprint

by Dan Sanders (Colorado Politics) Our state published the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Roadmap on Jan. 14. The Colorado Energy Office touted the plan as being, “the most ambitious and substantive planning process Colorado has ever undertaken on climate leadership, pollution reduction and a clean energy transition.” While this may be

February 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Plant Set for Take off at Stanlow

(Essar)  Essar Oil (UK) Limited (Essar) is delighted to join forces with Fulcrum BioEnergy Limited (Fulcrum) and Essar’s subsidiary company Stanlow Terminals Limited to create a new facility which will convert non-recyclable household waste into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for use by airlines operating at UK airports. This innovative bio-refinery will

February 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Iowa Bill Aims to Speed Adoption of Higher Biofuel Blends

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Feb. 8 introduced a bill that aims to speed the statewide adoption of higher biofuel blends, including E15 and B20. Representatives of the ethanol and biodiesel industries are speaking out in support of the bill. For biodiesel, the bill would

February 11, 2021 Read Full Article

Klobuchar, Ernst Introduce Legislation to Expand Renewable Fuel Market and Consumer Access

(Office of Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to create a renewable fuel infrastructure grant program and streamline regulatory requirements to help fuel retailers sell higher blends of ethanol. The Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Investment and Market Expansion Act would authorize

February 11, 2021 Read Full Article

Clean Energy Inks Multi-Year RNG Supply Contract with LA Metro

by Matthew Mercure (NGT News) Clean Energy Fuels Corp., a provider of clean fuels to the transportation market, says the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has signed a new agreement for an estimated 47.5 million gallons of renewable natural gas (RNG) to fuel its transit bus fleet. This agreement will

February 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Spend Biden Climate Money Where It Will Do the Most Good, Quickly, for the Longest Time—Infrastructure for Renewable Fuels in Disadvantaged Communities

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Part of the Biden Administration’s climate change funds for disadvantaged communities that have suffered from pollution and crumbling infrastructure should be used to ensure that people in those communities can have the cleanest, greenest fuel for the vehicles that they will be driving for

February 5, 2021 Read Full Article

Competitive Edge: GoodFuels, GoodShipping

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO of GoodFuels / GoodShipping – GoodNRG Group told The Digest that GoodFuels focuses on marine biofuels and “currently we are a world market leader in this fast-growing segment with the top 50 of the world’s shipping companies as clients.” As for GoodShipping,

February 5, 2021 Read Full Article

Cleaner Driving with Cleaner Fuel Economic & Environmental Benefits of Ethanol Blends

(Metropolitan Energy Center) Poor air quality is a problem for tens of millions of Americans. And we can’t address dirty air – and the health risks that come with it – until we make transportation cleaner. One approach is already here, and it’s as simple as which nozzle you pick

February 2, 2021 Read Full Article

Swedish Hauler Delivers Components for Toyota Material Handling with Bio-LNG Truck

(Scania/NGV Journal) The choice of fuel is often determined by the customer’s environmental engagement. For Swedish hauler Skänninge Godstransporter the choice was simple since its primary customer, Toyota Material Handling Manufacturing Sweden, has switched to biogas in its production. So it currently operates a Scania R 410 on bio-LNG when delivering

February 2, 2021 Read Full Article

UK Frozen Food Distribution Firm Opens Bio-LNG Refuelling Station

(Bioenergy Insight) Frozen food distribution firm Reed Boardall has installed a new bio-LNG refuelling station at its base in Boroughbridge, UK. Owned and operated by Gasrec, the fully-scalable, skid-mounted station designed by Dutch LNG firm LIQAL will fuel an initial fleet of 30 Volvo FH LNG 6×2 tractor units. The

February 2, 2021 Read Full Article

Total Becomes the Leading Distributor of E85 in France with 750 Service Stations within Its Network

(Total) In order to meet the growing demand for E85, a mostly renewable fuel benefiting from an attractive price and producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions, Total has stepped up the deployment of E85 superethanol within its service stations to become today the largest distribution network of E85 in France *. Total had already

February 2, 2021 Read Full Article

Infrastructure Bill Can Bring Us Closer to E15 Standard

by Timothy J. Rudnicki (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) In the past few weeks, we have been working with state lawmakers to advance a bill that would provide partial funding for fuel retailers to make the necessary infrastructure upgrades to offer E15. This initiative holds the potential to strengthen market signals to speed

January 29, 2021 Read Full Article

European Biogas Production Could Double by 2030

(EnergyMarketPrice) Biogas and biomethane production in Europe could double by 2030 and more than quadruple by 2050, according to the European Biogas Association (EBA). Around 19,000 biogas plants and 725 biomethane plants are already in use in Europe, producing around 167TWh of biogas and 26TWh of biomethane. The EBA projects overall

January 29, 2021 Read Full Article

Bjorn’s Corner: The Challenges of Hydrogen. Part 4. Hydrogen Safety in Aviation

by Bjorn Fehrm (Leeham News and Analysis) In our series on hydrogen as an energy store for airliners we are closing in on the design problems for a hydrogen-fueled airliner.  One of the aspects we must understand before discussion aircraft solutions are the safety aspects of hydrogen as a fuel in aircraft.

January 28, 2021 Read Full Article

Gov. Reynolds Plans to Build ‘Relationships’ with President Biden to Protect Biofuels

by John Steppe (The Gazette/SoutherMinn.com)  Gov. Kim Reynolds is looking forward to “building those same relationships” with President Joe Biden and his Environmental Protection Agency staff that she had with the Trump administration to protect biofuels, Reynolds said during Tuesday’s virtual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit. … “I will hold this

January 28, 2021 Read Full Article

Iowa’s Governor Calls for E10, B11 to Be Offered from All New Fuel Pumps

by O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa)  Governor Kim Reynolds says any new fuel pumps installed in Iowa should be able to dispense gas with at least a 10 percent blend of ethanol and the governor says B11 — 11 percent biodiesel — should be the standard for diesel pumps. …

January 27, 2021 Read Full Article

CW Petroleum Corp (CWPE): Announce 2021 Renewable Fuels Initiative

(CW Petroleum Corp/Globe Newswire)  CW Petroleum Corp (OTCQB: CWPE), announce today the company’s 2021 busines plan targets growth in Renewable Fuels. The company has plans for its’ “Green Renewable Fuels Program” to increase its’ sales and deliveries of Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel Fuel and Renewable Gasoline. The company, since it began in 2011, has been in

January 27, 2021 Read Full Article

Biofuels Pivot under Biden

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Ethanol advocates are pushing for the new Biden administration to boost the portion of each gallon of gasoline that comes from corn. … WHAT WILL BIDEN DO ABOUT BIOFUELS?President Joe Biden’s plan to build out electric vehicle charging infrastructure and speed adoption of EVs will hasten the

January 27, 2021 Read Full Article

Making Progress on Climate and Clean Air in a New Administration

(Diesel Technology Forum)  As manufacturers are hard at work developing zero-emissions solutions over the next decade, introducing the latest diesel options today can provide significant clean air benefits. … As transportation sources are now the leading category of GHG emissions, focus will be on strategies to introduce emerging and next-generation

January 20, 2021 Read Full Article
    WEBINAR:  Cleaner Driving with Cleaner Fuel: Economic and Environmental Benefits of Ethanol   —   January 27, 2021

WEBINAR: Cleaner Driving with Cleaner Fuel: Economic and Environmental Benefits of Ethanol — January 27, 2021

A key part of reducing emissions is by cleaning up the transportation sector. In this webinar, learn about how you can reduce your current vehicle’s emissions–no matter where you live–while saving money at the tank. Our panel discusses the value of low- and mid-blend ethanol and its benefits for your

January 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Six Logistics Companies Tested LBG-Fueled Trucks in Sweden with Great Results

(Gasum)  Low-emission fuels are becoming increasingly popular in the Nordic transport sector. Six Swedish logistic companies that are part of MaserFrakt recently tested trucks that used liquefied biogas (LBG) as fuel. The companies’ expectations of significantly lower emissions and a better operating environment were exceeded. The transition to cleaner energy

January 13, 2021 Read Full Article

Neste and Avfuel Create Strategic Partnership for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Neste)  Neste and Avfuel Corporation announce a strategic partnership to create an efficient, continuous supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the United States. Neste will provide Avfuel with SAF in volumes able to meet the growing demands of Avfuel’s customers, including fixed base operators (FBOs), airports, flight departments, original equipment

January 13, 2021 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — Adam Comora

“Companies operating Class 8 trucks are quickly realizing that they don’t have to wait for new, unproven technologies and infrastructure to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and save on fuel costs—our RNG does that today.” — Adam Comora, President and CEO of TruStar Energy talking about renewable natural gas

January 12, 2021 Read Full Article

TruStar Energy Continues to Drive Down Costs and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Heavy Duty Transportation with Renewable Natural Gas

(TruStar Energy/BusinessWire)  TruStar Energy, a market leader in renewable natural gas (RNG) fuel supply for the transportation sector, today announced a successful 2020 and aggressive growth plans to continue transitioning heavy duty United States transportation from diesel to lower cost, cleaner alternatives. “The future of renewable heavy-duty transportation is here now,

January 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Iberdrola to Supply Green Hydrogen for Buses in Barcelona in 2021

(Electric Energy Online) TMB has selected the company to build a hydrogen plant on the Zona Franca industrial area, the first public facility of its kind in the country, and to operate it for the next ten years; The company is carrying out projects that will put Spain at the

January 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Beyond Electrification: Policy Options for Cutting Carbon Emissions in the Transportation Sector

by Hannah DelSordo* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Transportation represents the largest direct source of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and policymakers are pushing to fully electrify the sector to help meet national climate goals. A webinar on January 6th 2021, hosted by ConservAmerica, discussed different technologies in addition to electrification and policy

January 7, 2021 Read Full Article

Indiana Soybean Alliance and American Lung Association Launch B20 Club of Indiana

(Indiana Soybean Alliance) Four diesel fleets in Indiana were recently inducted as inaugural members of the newly-formed B20 Club of Indiana, a collaboration between the Indiana Soybean Alliance and the American Lung Association© that showcases exceptional green fleets with experience using B20 – a cleaner-burning blend of twenty percent biodiesel and

December 29, 2020 Read Full Article

Sweden: MUFG and Societe Generale Support Clean Urban Transport in Gothenburg with EIB Credit Line

(European Investment Bank) … The SEK 1.2bn financing operation facilitates the acquisition of 297 electric and biofuel buses being leased to Transdev for its use on five concessions in Gothenburg, starting from December 2020. In March 2019, Transdev won five 10-year contracts to operate bus services as from December 2020 in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second-largest

December 29, 2020 Read Full Article

Number One Energy Port in the Americas Joins SEA-LNG

(SEA-LNG) SEA-LNG is delighted to welcome the Port of Corpus Christi, the largest port in the United States by total revenue tonnage to its growing port membership. The Port of Corpus Christi is the fourth North American port to join the coalition but is the first port located on the

December 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Released Its 2020 Annual Report

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The report outlined the steps we and our producer members took to keep Minnesota’s ethanol industry moving in the right direction through the Covid-19 pandemic. Specifically, the report details our efforts in advocacy, communications and fuel supply in 2020 and our plans for 2021. Excerpts from Minnesota

December 23, 2020 Read Full Article

Gasum, UECC Make History with LNG, LBG Ship-to-Ship Bunkering

(Bioenergy Insight)  Gasum performed its first ship-to-ship liquefied natural gas (LNG)-liquefied biogas (LBG) bunkering to a cargo vessel. The bunkering was conducted by Gasum’s LNG bunker vessel Coralius at anchorage outside the Port of Gothenburg, Sweden. A fuel blend consisting of LNG and 10% renewable LBG was supplied to M/V

December 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Biofuels Included in Ag Provisions of COVID Relief Deal Moving through Congress

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee announced the food and agriculture provisions of the latest COVID relief deal moving through the House and Senate this week include payments to producers of advanced biofuel, biomass-based diesel, cellulosic biofuel, conventional biofuel, or renewable fuels with

December 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Neste Supplies DHL Express with Sustainable Aviation Fuel at San Francisco International Airport

(Neste) Neste, the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has signed an agreement to supply SAF to DHL Express, the express service arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group, world’s leading mail and logistics company. The Group is renowned as a pioneer of green logistics, utilising its

December 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Clean Energy, Total Enter MoU to Expand RNG Infrastructure

by Matthew Mercure (NGT News)  Clean Energy Fuels Corp., a provider of renewable natural gas (RNG) as a transportation fuel in the U.S. and Canada, and Total S.E. have entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to create a 50/50 joint venture to develop carbon-negative renewable natural gas (RNG) production facilities

December 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Gas Pumps to Get Climate, Health Warning Labels in Cambridge, MA

by Sebastian Blanco (Car and Driver) Cambridge, Massachusetts, this week became the first city in the U.S. to put health and environment warning labels on its gas pumps. – In related news, a nine-year-old girl in South London, England, became the first person whose death certificate lists her cause of

December 21, 2020 Read Full Article

SAF Takes-off to the Next Level – United’s Bold SAF Commitment, Boeing, Etihad Airways, World Energy’s 50/50 Blend, Gevo’s SAF in Seattle

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … In today’s Digest, United Airlines ambitious goal by investing in sustainable fuels and new tech – NOT buying carbon offsets – to reduce GHG emissions by 100% by 2050, Gevo’s SAF delivered for the Pacific Northwest region, Boeing, Etihad and World Energy using

December 21, 2020 Read Full Article

British Military Looking to Move Aircraft to Sustainable Fuel Sources

by Ed Adamczyk (UPI)  A plan to use sustainable sources for up to 50 percent of military aviation fuel was announced by British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace this week.  The British Ministry of Defense on Saturday said it would look to algae, alcohol, household waste, wood and biomass as potential sources of fuel for the

December 18, 2020 Read Full Article

USDA Offers More Biofuels Infrastructure Grants DEADLINE January 19, 2021

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) The U.S Department of Agriculture has announced another round of funding for its successful Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, or HBIIP. Approximately $22 million is being made available for retailers to add higher ethanol blends like E15 and E85. The application window will be open for 30 days starting

December 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Neste Expands Renewable Diesel Fueling Network

by Michael Bates (NGT News) Neste, a producer of renewable diesel made from waste materials, has opened two new fueling stations in central California, providing greater accessibility to Neste MY Renewable Diesel.  The number of Neste MY Renewable Diesel fueling stations in the state has more than doubled since 2019. The

December 17, 2020 Read Full Article

Now Is the Time to Let Sustainable Aviation Fuel Take Off

by Chris Cooper (Aviation Pros/Neste North America)  … Globally, more than 40 airlines now have already implemented SAF at some level, with an estimated 200,000 commercial flights using SAF since 2011 and 1.6 billion gallons of SAF committed to forward purchase agreements. Put another way, sustainable aviation fuel is already here.

December 17, 2020 Read Full Article

United Makes Bold Environmental Commitment Unmatched by Any Airline; Pledges 100% Green by Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions 100% by 2050

(United Airlines)  United will meet this ambitious goal by making industry-leading investments in new technology and sustainable fuels – not from buying carbon offsets  — United Airlines today (December 10, 2020) is taking its most ambitious step yet in leading the fight against climate change: pledging to become 100% green

December 14, 2020 Read Full Article

Flying High with Aviation Biofuel – Continuous SAF Supply Arrives at SFO and LTN Airports, RSB Recognized by ICAO for CORSIA

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) … First, Signature Flight Support, Neste and NetJets celebrate the official launch of Sustainable Aviation Fuel at SFO and LTN airports which is now available for purchase. Second, RSB has officially been recognized by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) for the certification of

December 14, 2020 Read Full Article

After COVID: A Lower Carbon Future for Commercial Aviation

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Briefing Series: By Air, Land, and Sea: Navigating the Climate Future  — The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing series on climate mitigation and adaptation in the transportation sector. The series covered ports, aviation, and public transit. As commercial aviation recovers from the COVID-19 contraction, it will

December 12, 2020 Read Full Article

TFG Marine Commences Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp Operations, Successfully Trials Marine Biofuels and Appoints Rasmus Bach Nielsen to Board

(TFG Marine) TFG Marine, (“TFG”), the global marine fuel supply and procurement joint venture company created by Trafigura and shipping firms Frontline and Golden Ocean, announces major milestones in its strategy to grow and improve transparency in new markets and provide customers with more sustainable marine fuels. TFG Marine will extend

December 11, 2020 Read Full Article

Bentley Switches to Waste-Based Renewable Fuels to Drive Greener In-House Logistics in Crewe

(Volkswagen) Achieving carbon neutral operations a key pillar of Bentley’s recently launched Beyond100 commitment to becoming end-to-end carbon neutral by 2030; Manufacturing team developing industry-leading vision for supply chain design and sustainable manufacturing; Reduce, avoid and compensate ethos informed strategy to use ultra-low emission renewable alternative for in-house logistics vehicles;

December 11, 2020 Read Full Article

Carson Inks Extended Renewable Fuel Agreement with Neste

by Matthew Mercure (NGT News) Carson, a company that specializes in the fuel, lubricant, trucking and vehicle industries, has extended its renewable diesel agreement with Neste, a producer of renewable fuels, into a multi-year contract. Through this partnership, Carson will be able to continue to provide its government and commercial customer base

December 10, 2020 Read Full Article

LQM Launch Alternative Bunker Fuels Database

(Hellenic Shipping News) Leading hybrid bunker broker LQM has launched its new alternative bunker fuels database. The ‘LQM Eco-Alternative Fuel’ (L.E.A.F) database – allows users to search 3,000 datapoints of global bunker supply options to discover which alternative fuels are available and where in the run up towards IMO 2030. Available for

December 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Californian Cement Truck Fleet Aims for Zero Emissions, Will Use Bio-CNG

(CalPortland/NGV Journal) CalPortland® Company has launched its CNG powered bulk hauler truck fleet, which will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) and smog-causing emissions. The company commissioned 24 new “Near-Zero Emission” trucks that will transport cement to customers in Southern California. The green vehicles will be fueled with Clean Energy’s Redeem renewable fuel

December 9, 2020 Read Full Article

Report: E15 Poised to Fast-Track Climate Progress

(Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Growth Energy, the nation’s largest association of biofuel producers and supporters, released a new report examining the potential climate benefits of a nationwide transition from the standard 10-percent ethanol blended fuel (E10) to a 15-percent ethanol blend (E15). The report was authored by Air Improvement Resource Inc., a leading research firm in the area of

December 8, 2020 Read Full Article

ADB to Help Improve Advanced Biofuel Production in India

(Asian Development Bank) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $2.5 million technical assistance (TA) to support advanced biofuel development in India. The grant is funded from the Asia Clean Energy Fund, financed by the Government of Japan under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility, and the Republic of Korea’s

December 8, 2020 Read Full Article

Foresight Group Invests £80m in CNG Fuels Refuelling Stations Network

(Bioenergy Insight)  Foresight Group has partnered with CNG Fuels to develop a network of refuelling stations in the UK, providing an initial £80 million (€89 million) in funding. The stations will enable heavy-goods vehicles (HGVs) to run on carbon-neutral fuel. CNG Fuels opened its fifth refuelling station near Birmingham last

December 8, 2020 Read Full Article

India to Invest $66B in Natural Gas Infrastructure, to Include Biogas

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In India, Business Today reports that the country’s Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said an estimated investment of $66 billion is lined up in developing natural gas infrastructure, which includes pipelines, city gas distribution, and LNG regasification terminals and that the government is pushing for generating gas

December 7, 2020 Read Full Article

Scania, Naturgy and Calvera Partner to Launch Zaragoza’s First Biogas Bus

(Scania/NGV Journal) In a commitment to sustainable mobility, the Zaragoza Area Transport Consortium presented the first Scania biomethane-powered bus, which will be operated by the transport company Grupo Aragón Tours for the Consortium’s line 210 that runs between Zaragoza and Villamayor de Gállego. Naturgy will be the company in charge of

December 4, 2020 Read Full Article

OPINION: Changing the Retail Landscape for Higher Blends

by Cassie Mullen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Fuel retailers are beginning to implement a wide range of infrastructure projects across the country. This comes as USDA’s new Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program is being fully implemented, something farmers and the ethanol industry played an instrumental role in helping to make

December 4, 2020 Read Full Article

ATM-Style Machines Used to Dispense Bioethanol in Kenya

(Biofuels International) Vending machines are being used to dispense liquid bioethanol to customers across Nairobi in Kenya.  Designed and built by KOKO Networks, these machines are being installed inside local shops to provide fuel in small quantities for daily cooking. These form part of a solution to a widespread problem

December 3, 2020 Read Full Article

Green Biofuels Selected as Construction Fuel Partner

(Biofuels International)  HVO provider Green Biofuels has been selected as the sole provider of fuel for the construction of a new leisure development. PEAK is a phased development of an all-year leisure, education, wellness, and entertainment destination based on 300 acres of reclaimed parkland at the edge of the Peak

December 3, 2020 Read Full Article

LA County Agency Using Biogas Purification System to Create RNG

by Matthew Mercure (NGT News) As part of its mission to convert waste into resources, the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts has started up a biogas purification system to recycle food waste into renewable vehicle fuel. Food waste includes dinner scraps and spoiled fruit and vegetables from grocery stores and restaurants.   “We’ve been

December 3, 2020 Read Full Article

Neste Invests in AFS Fuel Storage Company to Enable Supply of Sustainable Aviation Fuel at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

(Neste) Neste, the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel, has acquired a minority stake in Aircraft Fuel Supply B.V. (AFS). AFS is the owner and operator of the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol fuel storage company. “Our ambition is to become a global leader in renewable and circular solutions.

December 2, 2020 Read Full Article

Decarbonizing Shipping and Transportation: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to BioLNG

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There are concrete benefits of using BioLNG to decarbonize hard to abate transport sectors like heavy-duty transport and shipping, according to the latest European Biogas Association, Gas Infrastructure Europe, the Natural & Bio Gas Vehicle Association, and SEA-LNG joint paper. The EU production of BioLNG

December 2, 2020 Read Full Article

$7 Million Allocated to Iowa Renewable Fuels Retailers

by Natalina Sents  (Successful Farming)  Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig rolled out the Renewable Fuels Retail Recovery program that includes $7 million in CARES Act funding for renewable fuel retailers in the state today. Relief funds are intended to help gas stations, truck stops, co-ops, and other renewable fuel

December 1, 2020 Read Full Article

Sustainable Aviation Fuel for Santa’s Sleigh, Lufthansa Cargo Delivers Packages, Cargo, Now with Biofuel

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) … Lufthansa Cargo and DB Schenker start first CO2-neutral freight flight — First, today’s news that over the weekend, a cargo flight took off for the first time in commercial aviation, whose fuel requirements will be completely covered by Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Lufthansa Cargo’s Boeing 777F

December 1, 2020 Read Full Article

Swedish Trial with Volvo Biomethane Trucks Yields Very Favorable Results

(Gasum/NGV Journal) Orkla, Gasum and Volvo Trucks entered into cooperation for lower transport emissions in Sweden with a trial period that has ended with very interesting results. This pilot enabled Orkla and its transport partner GDL alike to learn more about the potential economical, operational, and environmental benefits of using bio-LNG

November 27, 2020 Read Full Article

DFW Airport Recognized for Betting on Sustainability and Biomethane

(DFW Airport/NGV Journal) Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport has taken its commitment to sustainable initiatives to new levels – literally – by becoming the first airport in the world to reach newly established carbon neutral levels announced by Airports Council International (ACI). Already the first carbon neutral airport in North

November 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Volkswagen Group Selects Marine Biofuel Leader GoodFuels to Run Fossil-Free Car Transport Operations

(GoodFuels)  Sustainable 100% biofuel reduces carbon emissions by a minimum of 85% well-to-wake for Volkswagen Group’s shipments  — GoodFuels, the leading marine biofuels supplier for the global maritime industry, and car manufacturer Volkswagen Group have successfully started their partnership in supplying GoodFuels’ advanced Bio-Fuel Oil (MR1-100 or BFO) at Vlissingen, the

November 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Uniper Energy Dubai & Neutral Fuels Join Forces to Deliver Maritime Biofuel in Fujairah

(Uniper Energy)  Uniper Energy DMCC (UED) and Neutral Fuels have announced that they will collaborate to provide maritime biofuel in Fujairah, UAE. Both leaders in their fields, UED supplies very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO), and Neutral Fuels, winner of the ADIPEC 2020 Company of the Year Award in the

November 25, 2020 Read Full Article

Air Liquide to Build Two Biomethane Production Units in Italy

(Bioenergy Insight)  Air Liquide will build its first two biomethane production units in collaboration with its local partner Dentro il Sole (DIS) in Italy.  The two units will be built in Truccazzano, Milan, and Fontanella (Bergamo), recycling organic material from agricultural and livestock activities to convert it into biomethane. The

November 24, 2020 Read Full Article

USDA Accepting Comments on Information Request Related to HBBIP DEADLINE: November 30, 2020

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The USDA is accepting comments on a proposed information collection request related to the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. In a notice published in the Federal Register, the USDA said the information collection is needed for the USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service to identify eligible applicants seeking

November 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Tips for Picking the Right Cold Weather Biodiesel Blend

(Renewable Energy Group) …A common question Renewable Energy Group hears from fleet customers is, “What’s the right blend for me in the winter?” That leads to a cascade of other questions. Here are the ones we hear most frequently while we help fleets make sure they’re running on the right

November 17, 2020 Read Full Article

CountryMark, Ceres Solutions and USDA Bring E15 to Rensselaer

(95.3 MNC) Jasper County, Indiana will soon have its first E15 fueling station thanks to efforts from two farmer-owned cooperatives and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. … Ceres Solutions owns the CountryMark-branded station on North McKinley Avenue in Rensselaer, Indiana, where the new fuel will be made available later this

November 16, 2020 Read Full Article

Dutch Post to Fuel Vehicles with Waste Oil Used for French Fries

by Agnieszka Kulikowska – Wielgus (Trans.info) The Dutch post is taking its first steps towards emission-free transport on its last mile delivery by using a biofuel produced with oil previously used for cooking french fries. The pilot project will see PostNL’s lorries and delivery trucks run on the biofuel in

November 12, 2020 Read Full Article

On the Move: Unpacking the Challenges and Opportunities of Electric Vehicles

by Joseph Glandorf  (Energy and Environmental Study Institute)  … Congress is considering legislation that would address these hurdles, including the Electric Vehicle Freedom Act, and has already passed the Charging Helps Agencies Realize General Efficiencies (CHARGE) Act (see part 2 of this article). … Renewable energy and climate mitigation. While not a hurdle to widespread

November 12, 2020 Read Full Article

San Antonio Transit Agency Will Fuel over 500 Buses with Renewable Gas

(NGV Journal/CPS Energy/VIA) CPS Energy and VIA Metropolitan Transit (the mass transit agency serving San Antonio, Texas) announced details about a new fuel supply partnership that will provide renewable natural gas created by landfill biogas to VIA’s fleet of over 500 buses, beginning in 2021. This unique partnership supports both companies’

November 12, 2020 Read Full Article

Biofuels in Prime Position to Deliver on Short-Term Climate Goals: Goodfuels CEO

by Tom Washington (S&P Global) Could slash shipping’s emissions over the decade; Biofuels’ market share remains limited for now; Coronavirus has made biofuels less competitive  —  As transport industries look to slash greenhouse gas emissions and examine alternative power options, biofuels are well-placed to meet short-term international emissions goals, Dutch biofuels provider GoodFuels

November 6, 2020 Read Full Article

OPINION: Top Rated Gas Station Chains Also Top for Fuel Choice

by Robert White (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine) A new list of the Top 10 gas station brands in the United States reflects something more that clean bathrooms and tasty pizza—it also reflects real fuel options for American drivers. Of USA Today’s Top 10 retail chains, nine offer higher blends of ethanol. These

November 5, 2020 Read Full Article

New Bio-LNG Station Becomes Operational in Southern Sweden

(Gasum/NGV Journal) Gasum has opened a new natural gas filling station in Helsingborg, one of the biggest logistics hubs in the Nordics and a major food distribution center for Sweden. The facility strengthens the availability of alternative fuel options in the south of the country by providing LNG and bio-LNG for

November 4, 2020 Read Full Article

SoCalGas Dispenses California-Produced RNG for the First Time

(Bioenergy Insight)  Southern California Gas (SoCalGas) has dispensed California-produced renewable natural gas (RNG) for the first time at many of the natural gas fuelling stations it operates across the state. The company recently began purchasing RNG from Calgren Dairy Fuels in Pixley, California, which captures dairy manure from farms to

November 3, 2020 Read Full Article

Expanded E15 Sales Have Helped, but Ethanol Backers Say Roadblocks Still Remain

by Chris Dunker (Lincoln Journal Star)  In lifting a restriction on the sale of E15 during summer months, corn growers and ethanol producers praised President Donald Trump for removing a major roadblock to expanding sale of the 15% ethanol blend. … The change has helped corn farmers, ethanol production facilities,

November 2, 2020 Read Full Article

LETTER: Biofuel Targets Should Be Set Now

by Marc Berger (Daily Citizen) … The EPA announced that E15 — a gasoline blend made with 15% ethanol — can be pumped through existing E10 infrastructure, helping expand the market for ethanol at a critical time. Despite this, we’re still waiting on concrete action to make this news a

October 30, 2020 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Hails New Grants for Retail Expansion of Biofuel Blends

(Biofuels International)  Growth Energy welcomed the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement of grants under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Programme (HBIIP). Growth Energy’s network of both large and small retail partners secured nearly $30 million (€25 million) in grants for over 290 sites selling more than 400 million gallons

October 29, 2020 Read Full Article

U.S. Gain to Supply RNG to Oregon Bus Fleet

(Bioenergy Insight)  U.S. Gain has been chosen to supply renewable natural gas (RNG) to Rogue Valley Transportation District (RVTD) to fuel its bus fleet. The agreement will support RVTD’s mission of providing quality public transport while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. RVTD’s general manager, Julie Brown, said the company was excited

October 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Alaska Airlines and Microsoft Sign Partnership to Reduce Carbon Emissions with Flights Powered by Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Key routes

(Microsoft)  Sustainable aviation fuel supplied by industry leader SkyNRG signals new approach for business travel  –Microsoft Corp. employees who fly between their global headquarters in Redmond, Washington, and California on Alaska Airlines will fly more sustainably thanks to the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to cover their business travel.

October 23, 2020 Read Full Article

California E15 Testing to Start

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com )  …  To that end, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), state corn organizations, ethanol groups and the auto industry, are working with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to conduct vehicle testing using 15 percent ethanol (E15) at the University of California at Riverside (UCR). The Renewable Fuels

October 22, 2020 Read Full Article

New Alliance Will Improve Class 8 Trucks Access to Biomethane in U.S.

(Hyliion/NGV Journal)  Hyliion Inc. and American Natural Gas, Inc. (ANG) have signed a partnership agreement that offers Hyliion customers discounted pricing for renewable natural gas at ANG fueling stations across the country. For qualifying truck fleets, ANG has also agreed to build new fueling stations near Hyliion’s customer locations with no

October 21, 2020 Read Full Article

EPS Collaborates with Goodfuels for Marine Biofuel Bunker Trial

(Eastern Pacific Shipping)  The planned biofuel testing reinforces EPS’ commitment to using alternative marine fuels to lower emissions  —  Singaporean-based tonnage provider Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS), has appointed GoodFuels to supply biofuel bunkers for its 2010-built 47,377 deadweight tonne MR tanker M/T Pacific Beryl. The successful bunkering, which took place on Friday, October 9

October 16, 2020 Read Full Article

Kum & Go Helps Promote E15 Fuel in New ‘Look for the Blue Hose’ Campaign

(Convenience Store News) Kum & Go LC is once again upping its commitment to promoting E15 by partaking in the new “Look for the Blue Hose” campaign. In collaboration with Colorado Corn, the American Lung Association and Kum & Go, the “Look for the Blue Hose” campaign is aimed at increasing awareness and sales of

October 14, 2020 Read Full Article

Renewable DME Fuels for Heavy Transport: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Oberon Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) If you missed the recent DigestConnect webinar on DME fuels, then here is your chance to check out the latest slide guide from Rebecca Boudreaux, CEO of Oberon Fuels. Sourced locally from waste and stranded resources, converted into a low-carbon heavy transport fuel used locally

October 13, 2020 Read Full Article

Enoc Link Launches Biodiesel for Commercial Fleets

(Enoc Link/Tradearabia News Service)  Enoc Link, the digital mobile fuel delivery service for businesses in the UAE, has announced the launch of bio-diesel fuel for commercial fleets; offering them easy and convenient access to Biodiesel B5, B20 and B100. The recent expansion in Enoc Link’s operations makes it the only

October 12, 2020 Read Full Article

Lawsuit Seeks to Stop Nebraska Environmental Trust’s $1.8 Million Grant for Ethanol Pumps

by Martha Stoddard (Omaha World-Herald) Critics of the Nebraska Environmental Trust board’s decision to award $1.8 million to a project installing ethanol blender pumps and storage tanks at gas stations are taking their fight to court. Two of those critics, W. Don Nelson and Jon Oberg, have filed a lawsuit in

October 9, 2020 Read Full Article

Trump Administration Invests Up to $100 Million to Increase American Biofuel Sales

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has invested $22 million out of the up to $100 million in grants available to increase American ethanol and biodiesel sales. These funds were made available through the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) to

October 9, 2020 Read Full Article

A Transparent Fueling Partner

by Ryan Erickson (ACT News/Trillium)  … When fleets fuel with renewable natural gas, the savings can really add up. RNG combines the cost savings already provided by traditional natural gas with the environmental benefits of fueling with a low carbon, renewable fuel. RNG is produced by capturing and cleaning the methane that

October 8, 2020 Read Full Article

U-Haul Purchases First Million Gallons of Renewable Propane

by Michael Bates (NGT News) U-Haul has unveiled its latest green initiative, with the purchase of its first million gallons of renewable propane, which is available to customers at U-Haul autogas facilities across Southern California. U-Haul, the largest retailer of propane in the U.S., teamed with Suburban Propane Partners, a nationwide distributor of

October 8, 2020 Read Full Article

‘Iowa’s Good:’ Ernst, Naig Talk Biofuel Advancements

y Lisa Grouette (Globe Gazette)  At a press conference in Mason City on Wednesday, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig expressed enthusiasm over recently launched plans to advance biofuel infrastructure projects within the state. Ernst and Naig, along with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) toured the

October 8, 2020 Read Full Article

MSC Sees Hydrogen and Biofuels in Shipping’s Future Fuel Mix

(Maritime Executive) The global shipping industry is continuing to explore the news sources of fuel that will help it to reduce its environmental impact and meet the industry goals of reducing emissions. Speaking at the Maritime Transport Efficiency Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, MSC discussed its approach and outlook for the future.

October 7, 2020 Read Full Article
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