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European Commission – Fact Sheet: New EU Fuel Marking: Questions and Answers

(European Commission)  New EU fuel marking: questions and answers 1. What are the new EU fuel labels and what do they mean? What changes on 12 October? As of 12 October 2018, throughout all 28 European Union member states, the EEA countries (Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway), the former Yugoslav Republic

October 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Casey’s Partners with Prime the Pump

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Casey’s General Store is partnering with Prime the Pump to expand its offering of E15 to potentially more than 500 locations over the next few years. Prime the Pump is a Growth Energy partner and nonprofit organization dedicated to helping to give more Americans the choice of E15

October 12, 2018 Read Full Article

First Hydrogen Multi-Fuel Station Starts Operations in Belgium

(Colruyt Group/NGV Journal)  Colruyt Group has opened its first public hydrogen filling station. From now on, customers can buy conventional and green fuels at the DATS 24 filling station in Halle (Dassenveld), as well as 100% green hydrogen, produced using renewable electricity from energy specialist Eoly. The integration of a hydrogen

October 11, 2018 Read Full Article

President Opens up E15 Sales: Trump Directs EPA to Allow Year-Round E15 and a More Transparent RINs Market

by Chris Clayton and Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Leading into President Donald Trump’s trip to Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Tuesday, a senior White House official said Tuesday that the president has directed the Environmental Protection Agency to create a new rule allowing year-round sales of 15% ethanol blends. Monte

October 9, 2018 Read Full Article

A Unique Approach to Renewable Fuel Market Development in Western Pennsylvania

(ACT News)  … Ed Vogel Sr. started the company’s first municipal waste landfill in 1965, the Seneca Landfill in Butler County. More than a decade ago, the Vogel family set out to find a way to utilize the fugitive methane emissions that landfills produce as organic waste decomposes. This led Vogel

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

New EU Fuel Pump Labeling Reflects Biofuel Content

(Biofuels International) This month the European Union will introduce new labelling requirements for newly manufactured vehicles and refuelling stations. The new system will mean consumers will be able to immediately see the biofuel content of the fuel they are purchasing. The labels will be displayed in all public refuelling stations on

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

E15 Rewards For Plymouth Drivers

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Biofuels) and KS95 FM rewarded over 50 drivers who chose E15 (Unleaded Plus) during a two-hour promotion today at the Holiday station on County Road 24 in Plymouth. From 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, MN Biofuels and KS95 FM teamed up at the

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Singapore’s HES Unveils Plans for Regional Hydrogen-Electric Passenger Aircraft

(Business Wire/HES Energy Systems) One century after the start of commercial aviation, HES is joining forces with a variety of partners to pioneer a new form of aerial mobility: quiet and zero carbon, personalized, on-demand, decentralized and economically inclusive of rural communities. Designed as a zero-emissions aircraft, Element One merges HES’ ultra-light hydrogen

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Letter To The Editor: Powerboating Legend Don Onken Defends Ethanol For Boats

by Don Onken (Lightning Performance Group/Lake Expo) I am responding to a September 21 piece that ran on the Lake Expo website taken from a BoatUS survey, Survey: Boaters Have Little Love for Ethanol, 83 Percent Would Choose E0 if Available. I have been involved in boating for over 40 years, and the

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Alternative Fuels Council Helps with RFS RIN Management

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News) The Alternative Fuels Council, a subsidiary of NATSO Inc., a national association representing the travel plaza and truckstop industry, has launched a new service designed to help fuel retailers that blend and sell renewable fuels to more efficiently participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program and

October 2, 2018 Read Full Article

HERO BX – Even Kryptonite Can’t Stop the Largest Biodiesel Producer in the Eastern U.S. from Getting Stronger and Bigger

by Helena Taveres Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  The largest biodiesel producer in the Eastern United States is getting larger, and stronger. Lake Erie Biofuels dba HERO BX purchased the assets of a Clinton, Iowa biodiesel facility from Tenaska Commodities, LLC, an affiliate of Tenaska, Inc. The ambitious HERO BX Founder & CEO Samuel P.

October 1, 2018 Read Full Article

OPINION: Brown Drops an Easy Climate Win in California

by Mike Lewis (Pearson Fuels/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Sept. 21, California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed AB 558, a California bill authored by Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva that was designed to better leverage California’s fleet of flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs). The measure would have required the California Air Resources Board to recommend non-fiscal policies to

September 29, 2018 Read Full Article

Nebraska Will Test 30 Percent Ethanol Blend in State Vehicles

by Joe Duggan  (Omaha World-Herald)  Nebraska will run 50 state-owned vehicles on a 30 percent ethanol blend to see how the corn-derived fuel performs in conventional engines. The pilot program will monitor the effects of E-15 and E-30 blends on vehicle performance, fuel economy and emissions control systems in state

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Rwanda Eyes Biogas to Help Curb Deforestation

by Amy Yee (WRAL/New York Times)  The kitchen of Ecole Secondaire Kanombe Efotec, a boarding school here, is busy from dawn to dusk while the staff cooks meals for more than 1,000 hungry teenagers.  At one time, the school went through about 330 pounds of firewood a day for the porridge and

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Gov. Brown Signs RNG Pipeline Integration Bill into Law

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  On Thursday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that requires state regulators to open a proceeding to consider funding biomethane interconnection infrastructure through a gas corporation’s utility rates. The bill, A.B.3187, was authored by Assemblymember Tim Grayson and sponsored by the Coalition for Renewable

September 25, 2018 Read Full Article

GoodFuels Marine and BLOC Announce World’s First Bunker Delivery Using Blockchain Technology

(GoodFuels Marine) GoodFuels Marine, the world’s first supplier of sustainable low carbon marine fuels, and blockchain technology and governance experts Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration (BLOC), have successfully completed the world’s first bunker delivery and transaction using blockchain technology. The delivery, made to a Samskip vessel via a REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker

September 21, 2018 Read Full Article

With Summertime Restrictions Over, Minneapolis Drivers Choose E15

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Biofuels) and KS95 FM teamed up today to mark the end of the summertime restriction on E15 by rewarding drivers who chose E15 at the Winner station on 46th Street. From 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, MN Biofuels and KS95 rewarded drivers who chose

September 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Eliminating Biofilms in Biofuels: A Bacterial Approach

by Anna Bete, Yazmin Camacho, Jonah Carter, Jason Dong, Christopher Guptil, Max  Herrmann, Hayley Jesse, Peter Menart, Travis O’Leary, and Laura Polanka* (Carroll High School and the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Air Force Research Laboratory)  With growing environmental concerns on the rise in recent years, more companies and individuals are becoming

September 18, 2018 Read Full Article

SoCalGas Offering RNG at Natural Gas Fueling Stations for the First Time

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  For the first time, Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) will begin offering renewable natural gas (RNG) at its fueling stations. The Sempra Energy utility, which is based out of Los Angeles, will soon use RNG at its 25 utility-owned natural gas vehicle (NGV) fueling stations across its

September 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Virgin Australia Targets More Airport Biofuel Trials

by Adrian Schofield (Aviation Daily/Aviation Week)  Virgin Australia has just completed a major biofuel trial at Australia’s Brisbane Airport, and the carrier is planning further tests in the near future. Along with its partner organizations, Virgin arranged to have a biofuel blend supplied through Brisbane Airport’s aircraft refueling infrastructure. The carrier

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Bio-Fuel Consumption Rockets

(Viet Nam News)  Consumption of bio-fuel E5 RON 92 topped 1.78 million cubic metres in the first half of the year, a year-on-year increase of 31 per cent and accounting for over 40 per cent of total petrol consumption, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Speaking at a conference

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Airlines’ Biofuel-Powered Flights Might Soon Take Off

by Justin Bachman (Bloomberg)  For years, airlines have experimented with biofuels, aiming to reduce both carbon emissions and their reliance on fossil fuels. It’s been a turbulent journey buffeted by inconsistent investment and the periodic lure of cheap oil. But several major carriers are planning larger-scale usage of biofuel in 2019 and 2020, including JetBlue Airways Corp. and

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Gutter Oil Target to Be Met as Gas Sales Grow

by Chen Huizhi (Shine)  The number of gas stations in Shanghai offering a hybrid fuel mixed with biodiesel made from “gutter oil” increased to 40 in August, the food safety commission said yesterday. Gutter oil, so called because it is sometimes dumped in gutters and drains, is expired cooking oil. Sinopec, the

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Answer Line: Money behind Lack of Ethanol-Based Fuel Locations

(Longview News Journal) …  Why are there no public refueling locations in the Longview/Tyler area that sell E85 ethanol blend? … E85 fueling options are limited and appear concentrated in larger metropolitan areas. The Renewable Fuels Association operates the website www.E85prices.com, which has a map that shows there are 4,429 stations offering

September 10, 2018 Read Full Article

New Ethanol Pumps in St. Paul Expand Fuel Options

by Steve White (Nebraska TV)  … Aurora Cooperative celebrated the grand opening of new ethanol pumps in St. Paul on Friday. … The farmer-owned company is a partner in an ethanol plant, and also sells ethanol to consumers. The CEO says he’d like 20 percent of the fuel used in Nebraska

September 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Making America Great Again Starts with the States

by David Vander Griend (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Urban Air Initiative)  Dave VanderGriend, president of Urban Air Initiative, doesn’t mince words in his column this month, calling out EPA for what he says is collusion with the oil industry. —  … The 15.8 billion gallons of ethanol we produce and the economic benefits it

September 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Groups Oppose LCFS Change – Groups Ask Calif. to Draw Back on Proposal That Picks Winners, Losers

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  In a rare moment of unity, biofuels, environmental and other groups are calling on the California Air Resources Board to change a new provision in its low-carbon fuel standard, that the groups say would give hydrogen electric vehicle fuels an advantage over biofuels and

September 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Bolivian Oil Company to Invest 49 Million Dollars in Ethanol

(Prensa Latina)  State Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) will invest over the next five years, 49 million dollars to store alcohol anhydride, essential additive in production of ethanol. YPFB president, Oscar Barriga, informed the oil company sells at present five million liters of gasoline, of which over 70 percent is produced

September 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Leaders Consider Push to Label E15 as Unleaded 88

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  … During the American Coalition for Ethanol conference in Minneapolis, ACE senior vice president Ron Lamberty says stakeholders looked at the pros and cons of a more uniform approach to labeling E15 as Unleaded 88. “Two of the big chains in the U.S., and Kum

September 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Motorists Can Make Better Decisions at the Pump: Misconceptions about Gasoline Mean Lost Savings, Dirtier Air

by Jeff Rice (Journal-Advocate)  … Motorists shop almost exclusively according to price, except when the price goes down, and labor under a plethora of misconceptions about additives, octane and ethanol. That can lead to some unwise decisions at the pump. Numerous studies that show most Americans shop according to price, especially

August 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Snam and Api Will Develop 200 CNG and Biomethane Stations in Italy

(Snam/NGV Journal)  Snam and api Group have signed a framework agreement for the development of approximately 200 new natural gas and biomethane fueling stations in Italy, within IP commercial network. The agreement is part of both companies’ commitment to promoting sustainable mobility and aims to extend the distribution network of natural

August 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Nebraska Corn Offers Flex Fuel Infrastructure Grants, Urges EPA to Maintain RFS Committment

(Nebraska Corn Board/KTIC)  The Nebraska Corn Board is committed to expanding corn markets for farmers and offering motorists a greater selection of clean-burning, home-grown fuel options. The Board recently allocated funds in its 2018-2019 fiscal year budget to help further develop the renewable fuel infrastructure in the state. Through this grant

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

NATSO Alternative Fuels Council Prioritizes Biodiesel Fuel Quality

by Jeff Hove (Biodiesel Magazine/Alternative Fuels Council) Alternative fuels such as biodiesel represent an important growth opportunity for fuel marketers nationwide. But for many fuel retailers, myriad state and federal regulations and incentives for alternative fuels can be complex and overwhelming.  —  … To help fuel retailers leverage the resources necessary to

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

More Renewable Natural Gas Available at Texas Refueling Network

(GAIN Clean Fuel/NGV Journal) In partnership with Independence Fuel Systems (IFS), GAIN Clean Fuel announced the opening of a new public natural gas fueling station in Dallas, Texas, that will dispense premium, renewable natural gas, capable of reducing emissions up to 125%, through efficiencies during fuel production and use. The station

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

First Tianjin Gas Stations Make Switch to Ethanol

by Lusha Zhang and Tony Munroe(Reuters)  The Chinese city of Tianjin will replace gasoline with ethanol at 10 gas stations on Saturday, Xinhua News Agency reported, the first outlets to do so in a wider push to get vehicles in the city to switch to the biofuel. Tianjin will later replace

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Pump Inaugurated on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

by Chittaranjan Tembhekar (Times of India)  The first GST-compliant biodiesel fuel pump with digital wallet payment facility for cashless transactions has become operational for motorists along the Mumbai-Pune Expressway near Khalapur. READ MORE

August 24, 2018 Read Full Article

UNIDO Promoting Ethanol Clean Cooking in Tanzania

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Tanzania, UNIDO is promoting a project to roll out the use of ethanol clean cookstoves in an effort to reduce charcoal use for cooking. The Global Environment Fund project will see 110,000 stoves distributed amongst 500,000 families in the greater urban area while promoting local private

August 23, 2018 Read Full Article

SAS Pledges to Use Renewable Jet Fuels on All Domestic Flights by 2030 and Partners with Swedish Oil Refiner Preem

(GreenAir Online)  Scandinavian airline SAS has signed a letter of intent with Sweden’s largest fuel company Preem to produce renewable aviation fuels using forestry residues and other waste materials. SAS has set a target to replace all its jet fuel used on domestic flights with biofuel by 2030. With refineries in Gothenburg and

August 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Sweden’s Visby Airport Announces Its Operations Are Now Fossil-Free

(GreenAir Online)  Swedish airport operator Swedaviahas claimed its operations at Visby Airport have become entirely fossil-free. Swedavia is aiming to have all 10 of its airports fossil-free by 2020 at the latest, with Visby achieving the objective two years ahead of the deadline. Carbon emissions have decreased from around 300 tonnes to

August 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Grassley Gets Local Perspective on Ag

by Seth Boyes (Dickinson County News)  Steffes Company in Milford played host to U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley on Monday Aug. 6.  …  “If you’re a member of Congress, you can’t keep your mouth shut if you think the president’s hurting your people,” he said. He went on to say the president seemed

August 15, 2018 Read Full Article

European Research Project Will Start Hydrogen Production in Iceland

(NGV Journal)  Icelandic geothermal power utility ON Power has announced it will start the experimental production of hydrogen at its Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Plant, near Reykjavik. The project is a European research project in collaboration with Icelandic companies Orkan, owned by Skeljung (Icelandic gas station operator), and Iceland New Energy. An

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

IPTEC and USEK Signing an MOU on the Installation of a Pilot Plant for the Production of Biodiesel from Waste Cooking Oil (WCO)

(IPT Group)  The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) and IPT Energy Center (IPTEC), with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Lebanon, signed an MOU to install a pilot plant for the production of biodiesel from Waste Cooking Oil (WCO), on Monday July 16, 2018 at

August 10, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Indonesia to Make Biodiesel Use Compulsory from September 1: Official

by Bernadette Christina Munthe (Reuters)  Indonesia aims to make the use of biodiesel blended fuels compulsory for all vehicles and heavy machinery from Sept. 1, Renewable Energy Director General Rida Mulyana said on Wednesday, amid efforts to reduce the current account deficit in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy. President Joko Widodo in a

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

MEE to Open 300-Plus Biofuel Outlets in Gujarat by 2019

(The Hindu Business Line) Fuel can be used without any engine modifications  —  Renewable fuel company My Eco Energy (MEE), which launched its green fuel Indizel in Gujarat recently, plans to open 300-plus outlets in the state by 2019. Biofuel Indizel is an alternative to premium and conventional diesel. It is an

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

San Diego County School District Switches Bus Fleet to Run on Renewable Diesel

(Waste Today) Vista Unified School District says its 53-bus fleet’s performance has already improved.   Vista Unified School District (VUSD), a public school district based in San Diego County, California, has switched its fleet of 53 school buses to run on MY renewable diesel from Neste, with U.S. headquarters in Houston. VUSD is the

July 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Marking Decade-Long Partnership, RFA and Buffalo Chip Campground Again Collaborate on Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

(Renewable Fuels Association)  For the tenth consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association is partnering with the Buffalo Chip Campground to host the 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, scheduled for Aug. 3-12 in Sturgis, S.D. The event will also be the first time the motorcycling community will have a chance to view

July 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Analysis: Vietnam’s Push for E5 92 RON Gasoline Sends 95 RON Imports Soaring

by Dexter Wang (SP Global Platts)  Vietnam’s gasoline import structure has seen a huge swing to 95 RON gasoline in 2018 as domestic demand shifts to the grade after the full rollout of E5 92 RON gasoline early this year. The replacement of conventional 92 RON gasoline with E5, which is

July 31, 2018 Read Full Article

TruStar Energy Makes RNG Moves

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  TruStar Energy, a developer of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, has hired Juan Reina as its new director of biogas – a strategic move for the company to start supplying CNG sourced from biogas. Reina will be tasked primarily with sourcing and delivering renewable natural

July 31, 2018 Read Full Article

British Large-Scale Study Encourages Adoption of Biomethane in Fleets

(CNG Fuels/NGV Journal)  CNG Fuels is opening a renewable biomethane refueling station at Northampton as part of the UK’s first large-scale study of how CNG can help slash road transport emissions. The project, which has received funding from the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV) in partnership with Innovate UK, aims

July 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Higher Blends of Ethanol Should Be Available Year-Round

by Anthony Bush (Marion Star)  … Most urgently,  (Agriculture) Secretary (Sonny) Perdue must follow the president’s directive to work with the Environmental Protection Agency to end harmful sales regulations on higher ethanol blends like E15 and above. These regulations restrict the sale of higher blends during the summer months when travel

July 30, 2018 Read Full Article

An Emerging Alternative Marine Fuel: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Methanol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The marine sector consumes 370 million metric tonnes of bunker fuel per year, and stakeholders desire a viable pathway to low- & no-carbon marine fuels. The fuels need to be price competitive with current bunker fuels and other alternatives such as LNG. Fuel needs to be available

July 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry, Aurora Co-Op Continue to Expand in Nebraska

by Robert Pore (Kearney Hub)  … Aurora Cooperative is opening its new A-Stop 24 pump site just north of Grant on Highway 61. Friday’s ceremony was attended by Gov. Pete Ricketts, area chamber members and Nebraska corn and ethanol board representatives. The A-Stop 24 will provide E10, E15, E30 and E85

July 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels Are Rockin’ the Boat in Maritime Sector

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Here are some companies that are answering the call for the maritime and shipping sectors with viable biofuel alternatives, the technologies and innovations, the rough waves that still lie ahead, and how they can reach that destination on the horizon. Gevo and Butanol We

July 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Low-Carbon Jet Fuel and Diesel, at Scale: The Digest 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to AltAir Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Established in 2013, AltAir Fuels was created to produce low carbon fuels and chemicals derived from sustainable feedstock. For its first commercial project, AltAir partnered with Alon Energy USA to use its existing refinery in Paramount, California retooling idled refining equipment to increase the nation’s energy

July 20, 2018 Read Full Article

My Eco Energy Launches Indizel in Odisha

(Update Odisha)  My Eco Energy (MEE), India’s young renewable fuel company, has announced the launch of its revolutionary green fuel Indizel in Odisha which is an alternative to premium and conventional diesel.  Indizel is an ultra-premium sustainable fuel pioneered by MEE which is India’s only renewable fuel that complies with EN

July 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Skangas Fuels the Tanker Fure Vinga with Liquefied Biogas (LBG)

(SkanGas)  Skangas have supplied the leading Swedish shipping company and LNG pioneer Furetank with Liquefied Biogas (LBG) – a renewable and environmentally friendly fuel. The Swedish LBG was delivered to Furetank’s M/T FURE VINGA from Skangas’ parent company Gasum’s biogas facility in Lidköping. The fueling took place at the port of

July 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Cities in California, New York Make Switch to Redeem RNG

( Clean Energy Fuels Corp/Biomass Magazine)  Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced that Brookhaven, New York, a municipality that moved away from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG) 10 years ago, has extended Clean Energy’s contract for another five years.  Brookhaven is taking its sustainability efforts to a new level by becoming

July 18, 2018 Read Full Article

First Single Site with Biomethane Value Chain Launched in France

(CNH Industrial/NGV Journal)  In Cestas, southwest France, the CNH Industrial brands, including IVECO, New Holland and FPT Industrial, are partners in an initiative promoted by Pot au Pin Energie (a local energy company), Air Liquide and Carrefour to create the first real example of a methane-based circular economy, centered at a

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Releases 2018 Half Year Report

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Biofuels) released its 2018 Half Year Report to its producer and vendor members at a networking event in Prior Lake yesterday. The report gave members an overview of Minnesota’s ethanol industry in the first six months of 2018 and the various initatives MN

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

REG Ultra Clean Diesel Powers Incredible Adventures Fleet

(Renewable Energy Group/Biodiesel Magazine)  Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced a supply agreement July 11 with Dogpatch Biofuels to provide REG Ultra Clean Diesel to the bus fleet of Incredible Adventures, a leading adventure travel company. REG Ultra Clean Diesel is a patent-pending fuel made of a proprietary blend of renewable diesel

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Maryland Seeks Applicants for Alt-Fuel Infrastructure Funding DEADLINE December 31, 2018

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  From July 1 through Dec. 31, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is accepting applications for its competitive Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program (AFIP). The program is designed to aid in the development of alternative fuel refueling/recharging infrastructure in Maryland, says MEA. Each applicant’s cost share must be at

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Growth Energy: American Drivers Pass 5 Billion Miles on E15

(Growth Energy)  Growth Energy announced today that American drivers have logged 5 billion miles on E15. The latest milestone was reached in the midst of Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) restrictions on the sale E15 fuel across most of the country. During summer months consumers only have access to E15 in Reformulated

July 11, 2018 Read Full Article

As UPS Expands, So Does its Commitment to Alternative Fueling

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  … Currently, UPS’ clean fleet totals roughly 9,100 ground vehicles as part of a “rolling laboratory” approach of testing out different types of alternative fueling, including CNG, liquefied natural gas (LNG), renewable natural gas (RNG), electric, hydraulic hybrid, electric hybrid, ethanol and propane autogas. Through the end

July 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Biomethane Refueling Station Opens near Bordeaux

(Bioenergy Insight)  Air Liquide has recently inaugurated a biomethane production unit in Cestas, near Bordeaux, France. The new biomethane production unit uses organic matter from the agricultural sector to produce biogas, and purifies this biogas into biomethane. As well as the biomethane facility, Air Liquide has also set up a multi

July 10, 2018 Read Full Article

More RNG Flowing into California Pipelines and Fueling Refuse Trucks

(SoCalGas/NGV Journal)  Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and waste management company CR&R Environmental (CR&R) are now injecting renewable natural gas produced at CR&R’s anaerobic digestion facility in Perris, Calif., into SoCalGas pipelines. This is the first renewable natural gas produced within California to be introduced into SoCalGas’ pipeline system. Renewable natural

July 9, 2018 Read Full Article

More RNG Flowing into California Pipelines and Fueling Refuse Trucks

(SoCalGas/NGV Journal)  Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and waste management company CR&R Environmental (CR&R) are now injecting renewable natural gas produced at CR&R’s anaerobic digestion facility in Perris, Calif., into SoCalGas pipelines. This is the first renewable natural gas produced within California to be introduced into SoCalGas’ pipeline system. Renewable natural

July 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Standard: Program Unlikely to Meet Production or Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets

(U.S. Government Accountability Office)  The Renewable Fuel Standard aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and expand the nation’s renewable fuels sector through 2022. It requires that transportation fuels (such as gasoline and diesel) sold in the U.S. contain annually increasing amounts of conventional renewable fuels (such as ethanol) and advanced biofuels

July 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Big Oil, Utilities Are Lining up for an Electric Vehicle War

by Kelly Gilblom and Anna Hirtenstein  (Bloomberg)  BP and Shell have bought electric-car charging companies; Power utilities are boosting sales to homes, chargers on roads  —  A red-hot electric vehicle market has triggered a face-off between Big Oil and utilities. Oil majors, who’ve sold fossil fuels to cars for a century, are now moving

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Valmet and Turun Seudun Energiatuotanto: Joint Development of an Industrial Internet-Based Fuel Chain Management Solution for Biopower Plants

(Valmet)  Valmet, together with its customer Turun Seudun Energiatuotanto Oy (TSE), is developing a comprehensive Industrial Internet-based set of production information systems and district heating network optimization solutions. This is being implemented for the first time as an integral part of TSE’s new multi-fuel power plant in Naantali, Finland. One of

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Vivo Energy Kenya and Koko Networks Form Ethanol Cooking Fuel Partnership

(Koko Networks)  Vivo Energy becomes first multinational fuels company to enter Kenyan market for ethanol cooking fuel, using KOKO technology to enable affordable mass-market access.   Vivo Energy Kenya today announces a partnership with KOKO Networks (“KOKO”) that sees it enter the Kenyan market for clean liquid ethanol cooking fuel. Vivo Energy,

July 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Swedavia’s Operations at Visby Airport Now Entirely Fossil-Free

(Swedavia Airports)  In mid-June, Swedavia’s operations at Visby Airport became entirely fossil-free. Following years of focused work, which includes electrification of its vehicles, a switch in fuels and implementation of efficiency measures, the airport has now secured its position as one of the most climate-smart in the world. The transport systems

July 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Swedish Shipping Company Takes on Liquefied Biogas

(Bioenergy News)  Skangas, a subsidiary of Gasum, has supplied liquefied biogas (LBG) to Furetank, a major Swedish shipping company. The LBG was delivered to Furetank’s tanker ship, Fure Vinga, from Gasum’s biogas facility in Lidköping. The fuelling was carried out at the port of Gothenburg with the fuel transferred directly from

July 3, 2018 Read Full Article

BEST Plans to Run Entire Fleet Partly on Biodiesel; Decision Will Save Money

by Sonu Shrivastava  (Asian Age)  The BEST needs 72,350 litres of diesel to run its fleet every day.  —   In a bid to reduce vehicular pollution on the city’s roads, the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) is planning to run its fleet partly on biodiesel. The move will reduce pollution

June 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Air Liquide Inaugurates a Biomethane Production Unit in France

(Air Liquide/Biomass Magazine)  On June 22, in Cestas, near Bordeaux, France, Air Liquide inaugurates a biomethane production unit and a multi-energy distribution station nearby. Thanks to its complete mastery of the biogas recovery chain, Air Liquide is deploying its clean mobility offer in France, designed for road freight transport. By replacing

June 27, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Biofuels for the Marine Sector

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biofuels for marine diesels — a biofuel developers dream? That’s the premise of his IEA webinar deck on the promise and progress in marine biofuels, a 330 Mton fuel market with both fuel technology in transition, and where anything that is carbon-based, liquid, stable and low in sulphur

June 27, 2018 Read Full Article

NYC Councilmembers Fight for RNG as Transportation Fuel

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  In a joint letter, New York City councilmembers are urging Mayor Bill de Blasio to “show environmental leadership” by encouraging the adoption of renewable natural gas (RNG) as a transportation fuel. Specifically, they encourage the use of biomethane fuel, RNG made from organic waste. Twelve members

June 26, 2018 Read Full Article

New Tax to Encourage B20 Use

by Wichit Chantanusornsiri  (Bangkok Post)  The Excise Department is imposing a tax on B20 biodiesel that is 82 satang lower than the B7 tax in a push to make the former’s retail price three baht per litre cheaper than the latter’s, says a senior official. … B20, a 20% palm-based biodiesel blended

June 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Growth Energy: Prime the Pump Success Driving Ethanol Demand

(Growth Energy)  More than 2,800 retail sites will offer E15 by 2021, generating approximately 350 million new ethanol gallons annually, according to a one-pager released today by Growth Energy. The report touts the immense success of E15 and the accomplishments of Prime the Pump, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping build

June 21, 2018 Read Full Article

BRAZIL: Senate Authorizes Producer To Sell Ethanol Directly To Fuel Station

(Markets Business Insider/RTTNews)  Brazil’s Senate has approved a legislation authorizing ethanol producers to sell the fuel directly to the fuel stations. After the 47-2 vote in the Senate, the bill should be voted by the House of Representatives. Proposed by Senator Otto Alencar (PSD-BA), the bill aims to increase competition in

June 21, 2018 Read Full Article

UK-Produced Green Gas Now Being Used to Fuel Vehicles

(U.K. Renewable Energy Association/Biomass Magazine)  A growing number of commercial haulage operators are clamoring to improve their environmental credentials by running haulage trucks on green gas. Whilst some green gas has been imported, domestic producers have so far been limited to supplying the heat market. Now that the first transport fuel

June 20, 2018 Read Full Article

NATSO Launches Alternative Fuels Council

(NATSO)  NATSO Inc. on June 12 launched a new business venture known as the Alternative Fuels Council (NATSOAltFuels.com) to help fuel retailers leverage the resources necessary to learn about and incorporate alternative fuels into their supply offerings. The Alternative Fuels Council will work with members of the truckstop and travel plaza

June 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Why Nebraska’s Governor Is a Champion of Biofuels

(Urban Air Initiative)  Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts recently declared May as Renewable Fuels Month to draw attention to clean burning biofuel options. He’s focused on grassroot efforts to educate and expand access of  mid-level blends for his citizens. Urban Air believes states and grassroots efforts can help pave the way and

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

A Blueprint for Keeping Midwest Dollars in the Midwest

by Dave VanderGriend (Urban Air Initiative/ICM/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Urban Air Initiative President Dave VanderGriend says increasing the availability of ethanol blender pumps and higher blends will keep ethanol in the Midwest, pumping millions of dollars into the economy. —  … The problem lies in the fact that Iowa consumes 1.4 billion gallons

June 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Commentary: A Success Story Worth Repeating

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  … The ethanol industry could provide a home-grown, energy source that lessened our dependence on foreign imports, replaced a cancer-causing chemical as the octane portion of gasoline, and reduced tail pipe emissions. It would also provide a new source of demand for corn and raise

June 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Growth Energy: RVP Period to Begin at Highest Fuel Cost to Consumers in Years

(Growth Energy)  Tomorrow (June 1, 2018) marks the beginning of the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) restriction on E15 sales across most of the country during the summer driving season – June 1 to September 15. The ban on E15 comes at a time when American drivers would most benefit from relief

June 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Announces Rutter’s as Newest E15 Retailer

(Growth Energy)  Today, Growth Energy and Pennsylvania-based Rutter’s announced that the convenience store chain will begin selling E15 – a fuel with 15 percent biofuel – at seven of its locations in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. “The success of Prime the Pump in opening the marketplace for E15 has opened

June 4, 2018 Read Full Article

E15 Rewards for St. Paul Drivers

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MBA) and KS95 FM teamed up today to reward drivers who switched to E15 on the Holiday station at Old Hudson Road in St Paul.  From 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, MBA and KS95 rewarded 35 drivers who chose to fuel up with E15.

May 24, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA Holding Second Annual ‘Ethanol Days of Summer’ Contest

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Reporting prices for higher ethanol blends this summer could again win you $50 in free fuel per day. Beginning Memorial Day, the Renewable Fuels Association is re-launching the “Ethanol Days of Summer” contest, allowing both fuel retailers and consumers to report prices posted for E85 and

May 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Donnelly Urges President Trump To Take Steps To Lower Gas Prices

(WBIW)  Following reports that gas prices are on the rise, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly today urged President Trump to take an important step towards addressing the price surge by reducing regulatory burdens around the blending of biofuels. Current regulations on Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) prevent most retailers from selling American-made fuels

May 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Gov’t Considering Increasing Ethanol Blend In Petrol

(The Gleaner)  Science, Energy and Technology Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley has indicated that the Government is contemplating an increase in the percentage of ethanol used in petrol, in order to reduce emissions in the environment. … Currently, service stations across the island offer E10 fuel, which is a blend of 10

May 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Hits Back at Proposed E15 Labelling

(Biofuels International)  Following the introduction of a bill to warn consumers about the perceived dangers of E15 in small engines, representatives from the ethanol industry have questioned the rationale for the legislation. The biofuel proponents say that the new rules are designed to create confusion for consumers and reduce the use of higher-blend

May 21, 2018 Read Full Article
    2018 Biodiesel Seminar Tour Exploring Biodiesel   —   June 12 – September 18, 2018   —   Various locations

2018 Biodiesel Seminar Tour Exploring Biodiesel — June 12 – September 18, 2018 — Various locations

Exploring Biodiesel (XBX) is a series of regional, one-day seminars designed to educate those in the industry on the benefits and opportunities surrounding biodiesel. The National Biodiesel Board, in partnership with several industry sponsors, has announced a series of regional, one-day seminars designed to educate fuel wholesalers, distributors, retailers, marketers,

May 21, 2018 Read Full Article

State Government of Queensland : E10 Fuel Keeps on Catching on in Queensland

(4-Traders) One in five Queensland passenger vehicles is now using petrol with 10 per cent ethanol – a carbon reduction comparable to taking approximately 13,000 cars off the road. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham told Parliament today that 2.5 per cent of the regular petrol sold in Queensland in the last

May 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Fortistar Beefs Up RNG Development With New Hire

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  … Fortistar owns and operates lower-carbon energy generating portfolios in the U.S. and Canada. This includes cogeneration facilities, waste-heat recovery power plants, compressed natural gas fueling stations, landfill power plants, projects that reduce carbon in industrial facilities, and biomass facilities. Its portfolio of associated companies includes Generational

May 17, 2018 Read Full Article

South Dakota State Vehicle Fleet Burned Nearly Two Million Gallons of Ethanol in Last Year

(Go Watertown)  The South Dakota state vehicle fleet burned nearly two million gallons of ethanol-blended fuels in the last year, according to the South Dakota Bureau of Administration. From mid-May 2017 through mid-May 2018, its fleet of almost 4,000 vehicles utilized 1.91 million gallons of E-10, E-30 and E-85 fuels during

May 17, 2018 Read Full Article

EIA Data: E85 Usage by Federal Fleets More Than Doubled from 2010 to 2016

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  A Renewable Fuels Association analysis of recently released Energy Information Administration (EIA) data shows that federally-regulated fleets more than doubled their usage of E85 (85% ethanol, 15% gasoline) and other flex fuels between 2010 and 2016. According to the EIA data, federally-regulated fleets, including government and

May 16, 2018 Read Full Article

ACE Congratulates Petro Serve USA on New E15 Location

(American Coalition for Ethanol /Ethanol Producer Magazine)  American Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty spoke at Petro Serve USA’s grand opening of its facility in Valley City, North Dakota, May 11 to congratulate the company and CEO Kent Satrang on offering more consumers E15 and higher ethanol blends.  “Petro

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Bosselman Travel Center to Unveil Flex Fuel Pump; Governor to Attend

by Robert Pore (Grand Island Independent)  Gov. Pete Ricketts will help cut the ribbon at the unveiling of the Bosselman Travel Center’s new flex fuel pumps on Friday. “We are excited to host Gov. Ricketts for our ribbon cutting at the Bosselman Travel Center in Grand Island,” said Charlie Bosselman,

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

‘Biogas Backpack’ Successfully Tested in Uganda

(Bioenergy Insight)  A Ugandan and German team called ‘Agali Awamu’ has developed an ‘innovative and feasible’ solution for electricity and biogas supply in Uganda. The project was facilitated by the lab of tomorrow, an organisation run by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) formed to encourage ‘the private

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

KLM, Växjö Småland Airport, Södra, SkyNRG and Partners Sign LOI to Investigate the Feasibility of Producing Sustainable Aviation Fuels in the Växjö Region

(SkyNRG)  Starting today, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is flying to Växjö, Sweden every day and to make flights to Växjö as sustainable as possible, KLM is investing in 120,000 litres of sustainable aviation fuel per year for the new Swedish destination. KLM guarantees that it will purchase 5% sustainable aviation

May 14, 2018 Read Full Article

UPDATE 2-Trump Biofuel Policy Overhaul to Include Fewer Refinery Waivers – Source

by Jarrett Renshaw and Chris Prentice (Reuters)  The Trump administration will scale back the use of biofuels waivers for small refineries and count ethanol exports toward federal biofuels usage quotas as part of a broad overhaul of the nation’s renewable fuel policy, a source briefed on the plans said on Friday. The

May 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Neste MY Renewable Diesel Rockin’ It This Month

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  Neste reaches 1B gallons renewable diesel sale, runs in fire trucks, ambulances and school vehicles  —  In Texas, Neste U.S., Inc. is celebrating its 1 billionth gallon of Neste MY Renewable Diesel sold in North America which has effectively helped reduce more than seven million metric tons of

May 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Aurora A-Stop To Offer E85 And Other Blended Fuel

by Brooke Robertson (Grant Tribune Sentinel) Construction began on Aurora A-Stop the first week of April and is expected to become operational June 1. The blender pump station, located west of Aurora Cooperative on Highway 61 just north of Grant, will be the only station in the area to offer E85

May 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Pasadena Fire Department Adopts Renewable Diesel

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  The Pasadena Fire Department in California has switched most of its fleet from petroleum diesel to Neste MY Renewable Diesel. The department currently operates one truck, four engines and four rescue ambulances on renewable diesel and plans to transition all remaining apparatus by 2019. … Pasadena

May 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Growth Energy’s Retail Partners Call on Trump for RVP Relief

(Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  E15 retailers from across the country are urging President Trump to ensure the Environmental Protection Agency follows through on his commitment to allow fuel containing 15 percent ethanol to be sold year-round. “This common-sense change will allow us the opportunity to consistently offer a less expensive,

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Rallying for RNG

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas’s Marcus Gillette discusses the organization, its goals and progress in expanding the production and use of RNG in North America.  — … The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (‘RNG Coalition’ for short) serves as the public policy advocate and education platform

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Port of Seattle Announces Partnership for Sustainable Aviation Fuels at Sea-Tac Airport

(Port of Seattle)  Innovative partnership with 13 airlines aims to replace 10 percent of traditional jet fuel with local, sustainable supply in 10 years  —  The Port of Seattle announced today that 13 airlines, including Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Horizon Airlines, Spirit Airlines and more, have agreed to collaborate on a

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Lacks Power to Administratively Expand Ethanol Waiver

(Institute for Energy Research)  The Trump administration is considering expanding the ethanol fuel waiver in the Clean Air Act (CAA) to allow E15 fuel (gasoline containing up to 15% ethanol) to be sold year round. The Environmental Protection Agency has indicated that it has been exploring this action as well, and

May 9, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Parties to White House Biofuel Deal Disagree What’s Agreed

by Jennifer A Dlouhy and Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Tentative agreement struck during a White House negotiation; Refiners could benefit with biofuel exports allowed for quotas  —  A tentative deal on U.S. biofuel policy struck at the White House would allow year-round sales of higher-ethanol gasoline in exchange for possible policy changes to rein in compliance costs

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

City in Western Germany Will Power Fleets with Local, Green Hydrogen

(GFW, GreenHydrogen, Calvera and CleanTech/NGV Journal)  Next year, buses in Rennerod, Germany (north of Frankfurt), will be powered by an advanced, environmentally friendly hydrogen energy system designed and implemented by an international team of companies using technology that is now commercially available. Danish GreenHydrogen, Spanish Clantech and Calvera, and Rennerod-based Gesellschaft

May 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Bosselman Travel Center to Observe Renewable Fuels Month on May 18

by Robert Pore (Grand Island Independent)  Bosselman Travel Center at 3335 W. Wood River Road in Grand Island will be celebrating Renewable Fuels Month in May. The Bosselman event is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 18. At that time, E-15 will sell for $1.88 per

May 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Iowa Legislature Approves Funding for State Blender Pump Program

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  Renewed program to boost consumer choice for higher biofuel blends — Last night (May 2, 2018) the Iowa Legislature voted to secure another year of funding for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP) – a move that will spur economic activity across the state and support Iowa

May 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Biomethane Supply Expected to Grow at North American CNG Stations

(Fortistar/NGV Journal)  Fortistar, LLC will be entering construction shortly on a portfolio of new landfill Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) projects for transportation fuel projects. RNG or biomethane is American-made from sustainable sources such as landfill gas and digester methane emissions. RNG is carbon-neutral and chemically identical to geothermal natural gas, allowing

May 4, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Growth Energy Ad Campaign Rallies Midwest Behind E15 Fix

(Growth Energy)  A new radio ad launched today by Growth Energy reminds listeners across the heartland that it’s “make or break time” for the rural economy. Slated to air alongside a digital ad campaign in Midwestern states, the radio spot encourages listeners to join Growth Energy in calling on President Trump to lift federal restrictions

May 4, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA: Ethanol Saves Consumers at the Pump

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) … Energy Information Administration is already warning drivers that they are likely to see the highest gasoline prices in four years. The good news is that ethanol is helping to offset higher prices at the pump, according to a new analysis from the Renewable Fuels Association(RFA). … The analysis

May 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Rounds, Thune Join Bipartisan Group of Senators in Pushing EPA Administrator Pruitt for Year-Round E15 Waiver

(Office of Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.))  U.S. Sens. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) today joined 16 of their Senate colleagues in writing to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt highlighting the benefits of year-round E15 sales. The letter comes weeks after the president indicated he supported such a waiver.

May 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Demand for Biomethane Triples at UK CNG Refuelling Station

(Bioenergy Insight)  CNG Fuels is reporting that demand for ‘100% renewable biomethane’ from its refuelling station in Leyland, UK has more than tripled in the last year. The facility was first unveiled in March 2016, with CNG Fuels stating at the time it was the facility of its kind in the

May 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Isobutanol: Now on the Radar for USA COMMENTS DUE April 30, 2018

by  Jess Hewitt  (Biofuels Digest/Lee Enterprises Consulting)  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has opened a comment period for the registration of the use of Isobutanol in gasoline.  Why is this important?  Because since the states banning of the use of MTBE and other ethers in underground tanks, this is the only

April 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Urban Air Initiative: Leading Off — Why Did a Retired Oil Refinery Engineer Turn into an Ethanol Advocate?

(Urban Air Initiative)  The resistance to ethanol expansion is really about politics and a desire to squash competition. But if you weed through all of PR campaigns and simply evaluate fuel options from the perspective of what’s best for the average person, without question ethanol is the answer. That’s what retired

April 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Air Canada, Red Rock and SkyNRG Move forward on biofuel Initiatives While Air New Zealand Takes Longer View

(GreenAir Online)  … Canada’s Biojet Supply Chain Initiative (CBSCI) is a three-year project between 14 stakeholder organisations, including Air Canada, which are working to enable a biojet supply chain in the country, with testing the feasibility of co-mingling biojet with an airport’s main fuel system an important component. Primary funding for the

April 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Mater, Want Jet to Always Love Me: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Jet Fuel and the Carbon War Room

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Adam Klauber of the Rocky Mountain Institute gave this presentation about working with airports to increase sustainable alternative jet fuel use at ABLC in Washington, DC this spring.  READ MORE

April 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Air Liquide Doubles Its Biomethane Production Capacity

(Air Liquide/Biomass Magazine)  Since the beginning of 2018, Air Liquide has commissioned three new biomethane production units, in the U.S, France, and the U.K. With these units, Air Liquide has doubled its biomethane production capacity, which now stands at 60 MW, the equivalent of 500 GWh for a full year of

April 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Dane County Executive Parisi Kicks Off Construction of First of its Kind Project in the Nation

(Dane County Wisconsin)  Creates Economic Incentive for Development of Lakes Clean Up Efforts  —  Today (April 19, 2018), Dane County Executive Joe Parisi kicked off construction for an innovative project that will turn garbage and cow manure into renewable fuel for thousands of vehicles across the region and country. This project is also expected

April 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Air Canada to Blend Biofuel into Fuel Supply at Toronto-Pearson Airport

by Will LeRoy (CleanTech Canada)  Canada’s Biojet Supply Chain Initiative (CBSCI) will on Earth Day mix 230,000 litres of biofuel into the airport’s multi-user fuel supply system — Air Canada says it will save 160 tonnes of carbon on 22 domestic flights this Earth Day through an innovative biofuel demonstration project at

April 20, 2018 Read Full Article

USGC Answers Ethanol Questions from Mexico Service Station Owners

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  As Mexico’s energy sector continues to evolve, the U.S. Grains Council is running a series of technical workshops there to answer questions from local service station owners about how to utilize and profit from using ethanol. The Council is conducting the workshops throughout Mexico in conjunction

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA: E15 Debuts in St. Louis Metro Region

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association is excited to announce that E15 has debuted in the St. Louis area and will be available throughout the year. Home Service Oil Co. now offers both E15 and E85 at 1707 Hwy Z in Pevely, Missouri, just off Interstate 55. The

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Italy Earmarks EUR 4.7bn for Biofuel Incentives in the Transport Sector

(JDSUPRA/McDermott Will & Emery)  Transport fuel retailers are obliged to sell a minimum amount of biofuel annually, calculated as a percentage of the energy content of the transport fuel sold in the relevant year. Such obligation can be met by either (1) selling the prescribed amount of biofuel and receiving a

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

SF Tour Boat Company Switches Entire Fleet to Renewable Diesel

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Red and White Fleet, a San Francisco tour boat company, has switched its entire fleet of vessels from petroleum diesel to Neste MY Renewable Diesel. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a low-carbon fuel produced from 100% renewable and sustainable raw materials. The fuel cuts greenhouse-gas emissions

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Fridley Drivers Choose E15

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MBA) and KS95 FM teamed up today to reward drivers in Fridley who switched to E15 during a two-hour appearance at the Holiday on University Avenue. From 12 pm to 2 pm, MBA and KS95 rewarded drivers who switched to Unleaded Plus (E15) from

April 6, 2018 Read Full Article

ACE: New Video Addresses Gasoline Retailer E15 Liability Concerns

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A controversial new video was released today, addressing fuel retailer concerns about potential liability for vehicle damage from the new E15 fuel on the flexfuelforward.com website. The video features current E15 marketers talking openly about customer E15 complaints and includes a collection of consumers who have had damage or

April 6, 2018 Read Full Article

China’s 2020 Ethanol Blending Target Faces Obstacles

(Argus Media)  China faces several challenges to hit an ambitious 10pc (E10) ethanol blending target in its gasoline fuel mix by 2020, according to participants at the Argus China Ethanol conference in Beijing. The government announced the target last year to reduce congestion and support the domestic agriculture sector. Its policy

April 5, 2018 Read Full Article

One if by Land, Two if by Sea: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Good Fuels Marine

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Netherlands-based GoodFuels Marine is on the move. We reported last month that VARO Energy subsidiary REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker and GoodFuels Marine will work together to make European inland shipping more sustainable. As a result, the sustainable advanced biofuels from GoodFuels Marine are now also available at

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My Eco Energy Eyes 10% of Telangana’s Diesel Market

by Y V Phani Raj (Telangana Today)  Santosh Verma, co-founder, My Eco Energy, told Telangana Today, “Indizel has an edge over other diesel brands as it is made from the biodegradable products. This fuel will address environmental concerns. Mumbai-based bio-diesel company, My Eco Energy, which has rolled out its latest

April 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Your Turn: South Dakota Ethanol Policy Genius

by Orrie Swayze (Argus Leader)  Sen. Kent Frerichs looked to further capitalize on the genius of our incredibly successful ethanol policy taxing imported petroleum one cent/gallon at the pipeline to fund incentives to build a strong South Dakota ethanol industry. His Senate Bill 210 used $1 million of those remaining funds to

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Oakland and Renewable Diesel: ‘Not a Single Downside’

by Rich Piellisch (NGT News)  The City of Oakland, Calif., recently floated a tender for fuel suppliers, seeking bids on both unleaded gasoline and diesel, and specifying California Air Resources Board-approved renewable diesel for the latter. Oakland switched its entire fleet of 366 diesel-powered vehicles to the non-petroleum drop-in fuel in October

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Iowa Blender Pump Program Runs Short of Funding as Demand Stays Strong

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  RFIP Spurs Over $138 Million in Private Economic Investment  —  Due to rising retailer interest in offering higher blends of biofuels, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP) yesterday awarded all of its remaining FY18 funds during its third quarter meeting. During the third of its four scheduled

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Plymouth Drivers Get Rewarded for Choosing E15

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MBA) and KS95 FM teamed up today to reward drivers who chose E15 during a two-hour long promotion at the Holiday station on County Road 24 in Plymouth. From 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, MBA and KS95 rewarded drivers who switched to E15 (Unleaded

March 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Where’s Ethanol Going to Go?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … According to POET CEO Jeff Broin, there’s a deal on the table — changing almost by the hour, but a deal none the less. A deal on the table to provide year-round E15 approval for the biofuels industry and that may offer some relief to small merchant oil

March 23, 2018 Read Full Article

First Renewable Hydrogen Refueling Station Opens in the Netherlands

(PitPoint/NGV Journal)  The hydrogen refueling station has been built and will be operated by PitPoint clean fuels and AkzoNobel will supply with renewable hydrogen by pipeline. The fuel is produced sustainably by electrolysis, using electricity produced from wind energy, which is unique for the Netherlands. The facility is located at the

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Braathens Regional Airlines First Passenger Airline in the World Offering All Travelers to Fly on Biofuel

by Angelos Restanis (Travel Daily News)  Anyone who fly with Braathens Regional Airlines in Sweden as from April 8 will be able to book biofuel flights for an extra fee of SEK 300 (29,50 euros) per flight Braathens Regional Airlines is the first passenger airline in the world that makes it possible

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Valtra Switches to 100-Percent Renewable Fuel to Fill New Tractors

(Valtra)  Valtra has become the first tractor factory in the world to begin using Neste MY Renewable Diesel as the start-up fuel for all new tractors. As a result, around 700,000 litres of fossil diesel fuel will be replaced each year by 100-percent renewable fuel. Valtra is one of the

March 14, 2018 Read Full Article

ACE Talks Opportunities, Challenges for Ethanol Demand in 2018

by Tim Albrecht  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The American Coalition for Ethanol hosted a webinar Feb. 20 titled “Opportunities and Challenges to Increasing Ethanol Demand in 2018.” The webinar focused on ACE initiatives designed to ensure ethanol continues to grow in the U.S. The two speakers on the panel were Brian Jennings,

March 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Iowa Adds 12 New E15 Stations So Far in 2018

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  E15 now available at 158 stations across the state  —  Since the end of 2017 Iowa has added a dozen new E15 stations. Drivers can now buy the fuel at 158 fueling stations statewide. Iowa-based Casey’s General Store added the most new stations, including locations in Sioux Center,

March 9, 2018 Read Full Article

New Study: RIN Price Cap for E15 RVP Waiver “Deal” Would Cut Ethanol Consumption and Trounce Corn Prices

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  Any action to artificially cap Renewable Identification Number (RIN) prices in exchange for an RVP waiver allowing year-round sale of E15 would be a bad deal for rural America and the nation’s consumers, according to a new economic analysis released today. Such a tradeoff would result in

March 8, 2018 Read Full Article

New Study: Nearly 50,000 Iowa Jobs Tied to Biofuels

by Rod Swoboda (Wallaces Farmer)  With a White House meeting being held last week to discuss the fate of the Renewable Fuel Standard, a new study finds nearly 50,000 Iowa jobs are tied to biofuels production. Efforts by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas to persuade the White House to undermine the

March 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Bacterial Growth Due to Biodiesel Affects Underground Storage Tanks: Thousands May Need to Be Replaced

by Peter van Ammelrooy  (de Volkskrant (google translation))  Thousands of underground storage tanks for diesel will probably have to be excavated and replaced in the coming years. By adding biodiesel, since 2007 mandatory, more bacteria grow in the tanks. They affect the walls. Research has shown that some tanks have rust

March 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Farmers Grow Their Own Market through Ethanol

by Steve White (Nebraska TV)  Nebraska farmers grow their own market through ethanol. It creates jobs, but it also provides hometown demand for corn and they’re optimistic Pres. Trump will help the industry. Farmers like Bill Schuster of Hamilton County can’t imagine where corn prices would be without biofuels. “If we

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Letter: E15 Fuel Availability Arrives in Freeport with Casey’s

by Ray Baker (Journal Standard)  Adkins Energy is excited to welcome Casey’s, the first gas station in Freeport to offer E15 fuel. E15 is 85 percent regular gasoline and 15 percent ethanol, and it gives all of us a cleaner, greener, homegrown and cheaper choice at the pump! … When you

February 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Blender Pump Legislation to Go before SD Senate Committee

by Tim Albrecht  (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A new legislative bill to fund more ethanol blender pumps across South Dakota is set to go before the state Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee Thursday, Feb. 20. The bill is being proposed by Sen. Jason Frerichs, of Wilmot, South Dakota. The bill, SB

February 20, 2018 Read Full Article

More Biodiesel Kiosks to Be Rolled out

(China Daily)  The Shanghai municipal government is planning to increase the number of biodiesel fueling stations in the city from the current 21 to 200 by the end of this year, said Xu Kunlin, vice-mayor of Shanghai, during a news conference on Feb 9. Achieving this goal, said Xu, would mean

February 20, 2018 Read Full Article
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