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Mastering Fundamentals: First Step for Promising New Sustainable Vehicle Fuels

by Aishwarya Krishnamoorthy (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Two NREL Reports Detail Findings on Fundamental Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAME) Fuels Research in Partnership With ExxonMobil and Genomatica -- While the demand for climate-warming fuels like petroleum and diesel is expected to peak before

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Strength in Numbers: State Legislation Driving Lower Carbon Fuels Across America

(Chevron Renewable Energy Group) Neville Fernandes, Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Development at Chevron Renewable Energy Group and member of the Clean Fuels Alliance America governing board, recently participated in a panel discussion with other policy leaders in the biofuels

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Full Throttle: The Aviation Industry Has Been Working on Bio-Aviation Fuels Since the Late 2000s.

 by Dhanisha Juleemun, Lucky Nurafiatin, Daria Kochetkova, and Jorge Sierra (SGS INSPIRE/Biofuels International) The first flight using bio-aviation fuel took off in 2008 - it was flown by Virgin Atlantic from London to Amsterdam. Since then, many more airlines have carried out

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On the Ground in Colorado, NREL Is Simulating Sustainable Aviation Fuel Combustion during Flight

by Erik F. Ringle (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Laboratory Supports Industry in Fine-Tuning Sustainable Aviation Fuel Chemistry Ahead of Seeking Approval for Widespread Airplane Use -- ... But changes are coming for jet fuel, and the aviation industry is actively inviting

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New Research, Tighter Specs, a Boost for Biodiesel

by Scott Fenwick (Clean Fuels Alliance America/SIGMA IGM Magazine) Biodiesel isn’t a substitute for diesel fuel; it’s an upgrade. Biodiesel adds lubricity to an engine, eliminating the need for a fuel additive. It lowers particulate matter, hydrocarbons, CO2 emissions and greenhouse gases.

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Case Study on ASTM Standards: Biodiesel Fuel Blends

(ASTM International/Biobased Diesel Daily) As part of its 125th anniversary celebration, ASTM International invited case-study submissions from committee members around the world, highlighting standards that have made a significant impact in society—and that have bettered the world around us. Numerous exceptional

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Cooperative Research Pivotal for New Low Metals Grade of B100

(Clean Fuels Alliance America/Biodiesel Magazine) Based on compelling new biodiesel fuel quality data from some of the nation’s top research institutions, ASTM International has approved a new Low Metals (LM) grade of biodiesel in D6751, the ASTM specification for low-carbon B100 biodiesel

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Colonial Pipeline to Start Shipping Sustainable Aviation Fuel

by Jordan Blum (S&P Global Platts) Colonial ships directly to seven major airports; Colonial also moves products delivered to New York-area airports -- The Colonial Pipeline fuel network will soon begin shipping sustainable aviation fuel for the first time, as more airlines

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The Next Big Step for Algae and Sustainable Aviation Fuels

by Rebecca White, Lieve Laurens, Nate Kommers (Algae Biomass Organization/Biofuels Diges) Among the dozens of policy innovations that Congress must consider in climate change legislation is a tool that could help trigger the next stage in decarbonizing one of the most

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Pratt & Whitney and Embraer Partner on 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Flight Demonstration Program

(Pratt & Whitney/Public Now) Pratt & Whitney today announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Embraer to collaborate on studies of 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Technical teams from the two companies will engage to define an

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Want to End Flying Shame? Meet Sustainable Jet Fuel

by Jack Wittels (Bloomberg Green)  ...Last year, even with Covid-19 travel restrictions, more than 1.5 billion barrels of aviation fuel were burned, a figure set to more than triple by 2050 as more people take to the skies. Today, that fuel

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Exclusive-Exxon, Chevron Look to Make Renewable Fuels without Costly Refinery Upgrades -sources

by Laura Sanicola  (Reuters) ... The companies (Exxon and Chevron) are looking into how to process bio-based feedstocks like vegetable oils and partially-processed biofuels with petroleum distillates to make renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable gasoline, without meaningfully increasing

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Brownley Introduces Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act

(Office of Representative Julia Brownley (D-CA 26)) Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) introduced the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act, legislation to incentivize the production of sustainable aviation fuel and help the aviation sector reduce carbon emissions. “As a member of the House Select Committee

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Review of Technical Pathways Report

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Review of Technical Pathways report provides an overview of commercial jet aviation fuel and summarizes learnings from three BETO-supported workshops. In addition, the report focuses on insights for reducing costs and optimizing the value

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Proposed Standard for Portable Analysis of Biodiesel Content

(ASTM Standardization News)  A proposed ASTM International standard aims to offer a new way to determine biodiesel content in diesel fuel oil. The standard (WK55232) is being developed by the organization’s committee on petroleum products, liquid fuels, and lubricants (D02). It

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New Proficiency Testing Program for Biodiesel Blend

(ASTM Standardization News)  ASTM International has developed a new proficiency testing program for biodiesel blend. Proficiency testing programs allow labs to compare their performance with others, ultimately helping all participants improve their performance. The program provides laboratories with a statistical quality assurance

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Considerations for Using Existing Standards as Part of Alternative Fuels Approval and Deployment

by Melanie Thom (Baere Aerospace Consulting, Inc./Coordinating Research Council, Inc.)  Adequacy of Testing Methods for Aviation Fuels and Additives  --  The work presented here is a summary of an effort performed for the Coordinating Research Council, Inc. (CRC) and reported under the document AV-23-15 “Adequacy of Existing Test

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The Complex Dynamics of Coprocessing

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  While oil refiners adding a small percentage of renewable feedstock to their operations sounds simple, the political, economic, technical, societal and market consequences are anything but.  In 2007, at the height of the biodiesel boom, ConocoPhillips and

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Sylvatex, Trucent Announce Scale up of MicroX Technology

(Trucent/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sylvatex Inc. and Trucent recently announced successful scale up and blending of MicroX renewable blendstock from an optimized distillers corn oil (DCO) to free fatty acid (FFA) hydrolysis process. The scale up followed completion of development, construction and

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Pressure to Perform: Growing Export Markets and New Coproduct Lines Are Increasing Demands on the Ethanol Laboratory.

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ... “They have to realize that for all these years we’ve been making fuel ethanol with ASTM grade, and that’s it. Now, we’re going to add two, or even five, new product codes. We’re going

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Proposed Standard Supports Sampling for Renewable Fuel Facilities

(ASTM)  ASTM International’s bioenergy and industrial-chemicals-from-biomass committee (E48) is creating a standard that will help companies that produce biofuel using — in part — kernel fiber. This fiber was approved as a “cellulosic feedstock” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2014. As such, renewable biofuel that is produced using kernel

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The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to ARA’s ReadiJet Drop-in Renewable Fuel Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ReadiJet contains the same molecules and has the same performance as petroleum jet fuel, all while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It meets Jet-A, Jet-A1, JP-5, JP-8 fuel specifications without the need for blending with petroleum.  ReadiJet

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Prior to Take-off: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Jet Fuels and Certification

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Before renewable jet fuel production comes renewable jet fuel certification. What is involved? FAA and CAAFI stalwart Mark Rumizen presented on the process, the steps, the milestones and more at ABLC 2018 in Washington DC.  READ MORE

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New Test Method Supports Bio-Oil Stability

(ASTM Standardization News)  A new ASTM International test method will help determine the carbonyl content of thermochemically derived bio-oils. Carbonyls contribute to instability during storage and processing of bio-oils. “This new standard provides a simple way to measure carbonyl content. This can

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“To-mah-toe, To-may-toe…”: Consequences of Valorizing Biobased Carbon over Biobased Matter

by Michael A. Fatigati (Biofuels Digest)  ... We now find it necessary to throttle back our drawdown of the fossil carbon account to preserve our climate and through reasoned and sensible policies and regulation moving us towards use of non-fossil or “living”

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ASTM Revises Test Method to Support Ethanol Specification

(ASTM International/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Members of ASTM International recently revised a key test method (D1613) that has been used to measure the acidity of fuel ethanol and denatured fuel ethanol, including ethanol used for car gasoline blends.  By including a new “nitrogen

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Jet Fuel from Hooch Comes Closer as ASTM Clears Way for Ethanol-to-Jet, Higher ATJ Blends

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, an ASTM International Sub-Committee has voted in favor of revising specification D7566 (Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons) to include ethanol in addition to isobutanol; and increase the approved blend levels

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Byogy Says New ASTM Specification Opens Way for Jet Fuel from Ethanol

(Renewables Now)  California-based biofuel firm Byogy Renewables Inc on Thursday said an approval by ASTM of a new specification will allow ethanol to be used as a feedstock to produce renewable jet fuel. According to the company, the new ASTM specification for

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ASTM Sub-Committee Approves Additional Route to Alcohol-to-Jet Fuel and Increases Approved Blend Levels to 50%

(GEVO/Globe Newswire) Next Step is for full ASTM Approval  --   Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO) announced today that late last week an ASTM International Sub-Committee voted in favor of revising specification D7566 (Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons) to (i) include

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Byogy Renewables Secures Path to Commercialization With Historic ASTM Bio-Jet Fuel Specification

(Byogy Renewables/PR Newswire)  California biofuel company Byogy Renewables welcomes last week's ASTM Alcohol To Jet (ATJ) ethanol based specification ballot measure approval, putting Byogy on track as a leader to produce one of the world's first "full replacement" renewable jet fuels. The ASTM

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Industry Honors Biodiesel Champions, Reflects on History

(National Biodiesel Board)  Annual awards highlight 25 years of biodiesel success  --  As the U.S. biodiesel industry celebrates 25 years, the National Biodiesel Board’s annual awards recognize a diverse group of individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to biodiesel. From

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Proposed Standard Will Support Diesel and Biodiesel Fuel Quality

(ASTM)  A proposed ASTM International standard will help characterize the quality of diesel fuels and biodiesel blends. The proposed standard (WK51775) is being developed by the committee on petroleum products, liquid fuels, and lubricants (D02). The proposed standard will be used to

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Minnesota Biodiesel Task Force to Meet June 9 on B20 Mandate

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Minnesota’s Biodiesel Task Force is scheduled to meet June 9 in Saint Paul to discuss whether statutory conditions have been met in order to move the state’s biodiesel mandate from 10 to 20 percent on

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Are Advanced Biofuels Ready for Takeoff?

by John Fialka (E&E News/Climatewire)  ... As a major U.S. exporter that has dealings with over 150 countries, Boeing had worked with airlines in the development of more fuel-efficient aircraft and better flying practices. Now it helped form and lead the Sustainable

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High Octane Fuel: An Opportunity for Ethanol

by Emily Skor (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Growth Energy's CEO explains the importance of the recent ASTM standard for 100 RON test fuel in helping the ethanol industry achieve its goal of expanding the availability of higher-octane fuels.  --  In March,

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Skybound: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Aviation Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, we hosted a webinar what is universally agreed to be the single largest new application of advanced industrial biotechnology — this is the Big Kahuna, or sustainable aviation fuel. Sustainability is critical to airlines, and

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ASTM Approves New 100 Octane Standard that Could Boost Ethanol Blending

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Pennsylvania, a new ASTM International standard that supports 100 octane fuel could help drive innovation in the auto industry as cars with higher-performance engines are introduced into the global marketplace. This new standard responds to

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Technical Work Lays Foundation for Biodiesel Market Growth

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  ... “The integration of biodiesel in the broader distribution system will help viability of this product in the broader market,” said Rod Woodford, manager of shipper relations and product quality for Explorer Pipeline Inc. Moving low-level

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Forest-Powered Flight Heads to Washington, D.C.

(Alaska Airlines/PR Newswire)  First of its kind renewable biofuel made from residual wood used by Alaska Airlines  --  Washington state-based Alaska Airlines today made history flying the first commercial flight using the world's first renewable, alternative jet fuel made from

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Jet R&D: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to the ASCENT Center of Excellence for Alternative Jet Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The ASCENT Center of Excellence at Washington State University is focusing on meeting the environmental and energy goals of the Next Generation Air Transportation System, including reducing noise, improving air quality, reducing climate impacts, and energy

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Understanding Biofuel Standards

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

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Breakthrough in Biodiesel: Duonix Beatrice Reaches Commercial-Scale, with Signature Advances in Cost-Reduction, Feedstock Flexibility

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The most important technological advance in biodiesel in recent years has reached commercial-scale in Eastern Nebraska, with the startup of the Duonix Beatrice biodiesel plant, which is and the first commercial-scale application of Benefuel’s innovative

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jetBlue loves you: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to SG Preston

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   jetBlue has announced a 10-year, 330 million gallon renewable jet fuel purchase agreement with SG Preston. This marks one of the largest renewable jet fuel purchase agreements in aviation history, and the largest, long-term, binding

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JetBlue Announces One of the Largest Renewable Jet Fuel Purchase Agreements in Aviation History

(JetBlue)  Preparing for a Lower Carbon Future, Airline Partners with SG Preston to Purchase Renewable Jet Fuel;  JetBlue Expects To Take First Delivery of Renewable Jet Fuel In 2019 With A 10-Year Purchase Agreement and the Ability to Lower the

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Now Boarding: Commercial Planes Take Flight with Biobased Jet Fuel

by Melissae Fellet (C&EN)  Aviation industry hopes to cut emissions with renewable fuels  --  This year, renewable jet fuel took off, graduating from demonstration and test flights to some regular commercial use. In January, some flights left the airport in

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Sulfur Compounded in Ethanol Regulations

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  As the Tier 3 deadline approaches, it's important to understand the difference between EPA and ASTM treatments of the element.  --  The U.S. EPA’s Tier 3 rules are not new—they were finalized two years

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Sulfur Compounded in Ethanol Regulations

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  As the Tier 3 deadline approaches, it's important to understand the difference between EPA and ASTM treatments of the element.  --  The U.S. EPA’s Tier 3 rules are not new—they were finalized two

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Proposed ASTM Standard Covers Determination of Metals in Biofuels

(ASTM/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A proposed ASTM standard will provide a means to test and evaluate alternate fuel sources, such as biofuels, for metals. The proposed standard (WK54683 Test Method for Determination of Metals in Biofuels by Microwave Plasma Atomic Emission

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Advance Australia Air: Byogy Steps up in Australia in Drive for Low-Carbon Jet Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From Australia comes the news that the country’s former Federal Resources and Energy Minister, Martin Ferguson, is now the chairman of the advisory board for Byogy Renewables, the California-based alcohol-to-jet fuel pioneer that has been

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Renewable Diesel Proves Viable for Construction Trucks and Equipment

(Gas & Electricity)  By now, most are familiar with biodiesel. It is a cost-effective and more environmentally friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based diesel fuels when used in the correct applications. ... However, there are limitations when compared to petroleum-based diesel. Biodiesel typically

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'Fleet Footprint' Event Hosted by Amerigreen Energy This Spring

(Amerigreen Energy/Biodiesel Magazine)  Amerigreen Energy, in conjunction with Clean Cities of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, hosted “The Fleet Footprint Event: Emissions Requirements and the New Energy Landscape,” in Morristown, New Jersey, this spring. The event presented an honest assessment of all transportation fuels

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ASTM Incorporates E15 Language into Ongoing Standard Revision

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ASTM International announced progress has been made in the ongoing project to update its standards. New language in the standards incorporates E15 and updates driveability information. Additional revisions to the standard are in

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Biodiesel Popularity and Use Continues to Grow

By Andrea Johnson (Minnesota Farm Guide)  ... “We’re very proud of what biodiesel has become in Minnesota, and the importance that it is having across the nation to provide safe and clean fuels for millions of customers,” said Tom Slunecka, CEO

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Howell Says 2016 May Be Busiest Year Yet for Biodiesel at ASTM

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

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What Do the Super Bowl, UPS, the City of San Francisco and the Local Water Untility in Eugene, Oregon All Have in Common?

(Diesel Technology Forum) They are all committed to using renewable diesel fuel.  Interest in renewable diesel fuel is growing quickly among public and private fleets looking to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality without sacrificing power, performance, and driving

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Shell India to Build New Demo Biofuel Plant in Bangalore

(Biofuels International)  Shell India Markets, the Indian arm of Royal Dutch Shell, has announced plans to build a five tonne/day biofuel demonstration plant using IH2 technology on the site of its new technology centre in Bangalore, India. IH2 technology is a

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“High Confidence Level” as Alcohol-to-Jet Fuel Closes in on Historic ASTM Approval

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As ASTM technical balloting is underway and as experts sift through and request revised submissions of technical data, insiders are pointing to an early 2016 approval for Gevo’s renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel. In Washington, CAAFI Executive Director

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Mission Incomplete

by Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Defense has yet to purchase alternative fuels beyond testing and demonstration purposes, but intentions remain.  --  In July, the U.S. Government Accountability Office published a report observing U.S. Department of Defense

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FAA Awards $100 Million in Next CLEEN Phase to Aid Development of Green Aircraft and Biofuel Technologies

(Green Air Online)  The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has marked the launch of the second phase of its Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN II) programme by awarding $100 million to eight companies to develop and demonstrate technologies

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Alaska Airlines, Gevo to Demonstrate Renewable Alcohol-to-Jet Fuel in Upcoming Flight

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Alaska Airlines ups the ante in the search for sustainable, affordable jet fuels.  In Colorado, Gevo and Alaska Airlines announced a strategic alliance to purchase Gevo’s renewable jet fuel and fly the first-ever commercial flight on

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Moving Biodiesel in the Pipeline: Sequencing Matters

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The ability to move biodiesel in pipelines versus truck or rail is considered essential to lower costs and advance biodiesel into the mainstream, but contamination of jet fuel with fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) shipped

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10 Biggest Bioeconomy Blockbuster Stories of 2014 (EU, Middle East and Africa)

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Aviation biofuels on the rise, in the skies” tops the trend list; drop-in and cellulosic ethanol projects; M&A and cap raises, and action from strategic investors and customers dominate the headlines this year. You might know

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Flight Test by Boeing's ecoDemonstrator 787 Marks First-Ever Use of Green Diesel as an Aviation Biofuel

(GreenAir Online)  Boeing yesterday conducted the first-ever flight using green diesel as a biofuel component. The blend of 15 per cent green diesel and 85 per cent conventional jet fuel was used in one engine of a 787 currently testing

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Pressure Builds on EPA to Back down on Ethanol Emissions, as Society of Automotive Engineers Issues Stunning Rebuke

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, what has been described within the industry as “The growing movement to call out the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its ethanol emissions testing procedures” picked up support today as a new study

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A Sustainable, Affordable Diesel Oxygenate

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A bolt-on technology for ethanol plants, costing less than $2 per installed gallon, producing a cellulosic biofuel additive that oxygenates diesel fuel at competitive prices?  It’s early stage, but what’s not to like?   The

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HSBC to Join Virgin Atlantic, LanzaTech Partnership for Low Carbon Jet Fuel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In the UK, Virgin Atlantic has announced that the UK’s largest bank, HSBC, is joining its partnership with LanzaTech in preparation for a world-first flight using a ground-breaking low carbon fuel. LanzaTech is developing a revolutionary

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Lufthansa Operates Commercial flight using new sugar-based biofuel and signs jatropha agreement

(GreenAir Online)  Following its recent approval by international fuel standards body ASTM, the sugar-based biofuel developed by the Total oil group and US-based biotech company Amyris was used by Lufthansa on a commercial flight from Frankfurt to Berlin on Monday

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Brazil's GOL to Start International Flights using Newly-Certified Amyris/Total Renewable Jet Fuel

(GreenAir Online)  Less than a month after approval for commercial use by fuel certification body ASTM International, Brazilian carrier GOL has announced it is to begin flying with blended farnesane renewable jet fuel developed by the Amyris/Total partnership. The sugarcane-derived Synthetic

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Advanced Drop-In Biofuels for Commercial Aviation, Marine Shipping, and Military Applications: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

(Navigant Research)  Viewed as a game changer in the race to commercialize advanced biofuels, aviation and marine biofuels represent a very significant opportunity for emerging producers in the advanced biofuels industry. Demand for advanced biofuels produced from sustainable, non-food feedstocks

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Brazilian Airline GOL to Make First International Commercial Flights With Newly Approved Amyris-Total Aviation Biofuel

(Amyris/GlobeNewsWire)  International Flights From Florida to Sao Paulo Using Sugarcane-Derived Renewable Jet Fuel Support GOL Environmental Performance Objectives Amyris (Nasdaq:AMRS) has partnered with Brazilian airline GOL (NYSE:GOL) to begin the first commercial route with farnesane, the recently approved renewable jet fuel. GOL

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Revised ASTM Aviation Fuel Standard Paves the Way for Biojet

(ASTM International/Biomass Magazine)  Renewable Synthesized Iso-Paraffinic fuel has now been included in ASTM International standard D7566, Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons. A recently approved revision that adds SIP fuel to the ASTM D7566 annex will facilitate use

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Voluntary BQ-9000 Programs Pay Off for Participants, Industry

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

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Total and Amyris Renewable Jet Fuel Ready for Use in Commercial Aviation

(Amyris/MarketWatch)  Renewable Jet Fuel Developed by Total & Amyris Meets Newly Updated ASTM Standard for Jet A/A1.   With the newly revised ASTM standard for jet fuel, Amyris and Total (cac:TOTF.PA) today begin to prepare to market a drop-in jet fuel that

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Why Amyris, Total SA, and The Boeing Company Are Excited About Renewable Jet Fuel

by Maxx Chatsko (The Motley Fool)  The global aviation industry accounts for roughly 2% of all greenhouse gas emissions. On a per-passenger basis, a flight on an airplane emits far more greenhouse gases than the same trip in a car.

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Joule Achieves ASTM Compliance for Sustainable Diesel, Jet Fuel

(Joule)  Marking another step towards commercial readiness of CO2-neutral fuels,  Joule today announced that its Sunflow®-D and Sunflow®-J products meet the standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) for diesel and jet fuel, respectively. Joule products achieve all accepted standards for fuel

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ASTM D7901 Standard for DME

(Fleets and Fuels)  It’s Good News for Oberon Fuels, and for Volvo-Mack   ASTM International has issued a standard for dimethyl ether, a diesel replacement that can be made from organic material ASTM D7901 for DME, the organization says, “is for use

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Sapphire Energy And Phillips 66 To Advance Commercialization Of Algae Crude Oil

(Sapphire Energy/PR NewsWire)  Agreement to Co-Process Algae Crude Oil with Conventional Crude Oil and Complete Fuel Certifications  Sapphire Energy, Inc., one of the world leaders in algae-based Green Crude oil production, and Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX), an integrated energy manufacturing and logistics

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Whatever Happened to Aviation Biofuels? New Report from Australia Rates the Prospects.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Qantas, Shell, AISAF, SkyNRG, Solena and others collaborate on on an illuminating supply chain analysis of sustainable aviation fuels.    Which one is technically ready, but feedstock-starved? Which one has affordable feedstock but the technology

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ASTM Publishes D7862 Standard for Butanol

by Sue Retka Schill (Biomass Magazine)  Butanol has a new ASTM International standard, intended for blends with gasoline at 1 to 12.5 percent volumes to be used as an automotive spark-ignition engine fuel. ASTM D7862 establishes performance requirements and test

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Biodiesel's Quality Evolution

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  ...Biodiesel emerged on the U.S. alternative fuels radar in the early 1990s, and for the next decade it slowly gained recognition as a real-world, here-and-now replacement for diesel fuel before its first ASTM specification, D6751,

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Commercial Aviation Biofuels: Translating Green Ambitions into Green Miles

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  How to get from available field to affordable fuel in 14 steps. The MASBI report is out, and that’s good. ... Last week, the Midwest Aviation Sustainable Biofuels Initiative, led by United Airlines, Boeing, Honeywell’s UOP, the

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NREL Survey Shows Dramatic Improvement in B100 Biodiesel Quality

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  The latest national survey of 100% biodiesel (B100) "blend stock" samples by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found that 95% of the samples from 2011-12 met ASTM International fuel quality specifications.

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ASTM Sets the Standard for Biodiesel

by Kessel Nelson   (ASTM International Standardization News)    Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants has produced a set of standards for a non-petroleum fuel: biodiesel.   READ MORE

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