We are not accepting donations from people or companies in Florida due to unfair reporting requirements and fees not imposed by any other state.

Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
August 8, 2013 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.
-Use a dedicated, self-reducing non-renewable carbon user fee to fund renewable energy R&D.
-Start an Apollo-type program to bring New Ideas to sustainable biofuel and …

Read the full story »
Business News/Analysis

Federal Legislation

Political news and views from Capitol Hill.

More Coming Events

Conferences and Events List in Addition to Coming Events Carousel (above)

Original Writing, Opinions Advanced Biofuels USA

Sustainability

Home » Archive by Tags

Articles tagged with: B5

Now Cars Can Fill up with Biodiesel
October 31, 2017 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

by Hu Min (Shanghai Daily)  … Now private vehicles are able to run on a mixture of biodiesel fuels following more than 100 buses already on Shanghai roads that are doing so.
Two Sinopec gas stations, in Fengxian …

New York Governor Signs Bill Requiring Biodiesel in Heating Oil
September 21, 2017 – 7:33 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine) New Yorkers in downstate counties will soon benefit from cleaner air due to the increased use of Bioheat fuel in heating oil. Legislation signed Sept. 13 by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo requires …

Downstate New York Poised to Lead the Way for Cleaner Home Heating
September 13, 2017 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Downstate New York counties are set to provide cleaner air through increased use of biodiesel in home heating oil  —  Downstate New York counties are set to join New York City as …

Hot Spots: 10 Advanced Bioeconomy Places to Watch in Iowa
August 30, 2017 – 10:23 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Eddyville, Fort Dodge, Clinton, Newton, Cedar Rapids. Communities like these have been mainstays of the Iowa bioeconomy for years, even decades — home to corn and soy processing on the …

Malaysia,Indonesia in Talks on Possible B5 Biodiesel Program in China
August 25, 2017 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

(Prensa Latina)  Malaysia and Indonesia are in talks on possible implementation of B5 biodiesel program in China, given the Chinese increased environment control in the palm oil market.

According to the Malaysian Minister of Plantations and …

PCJ Biodiesel Blend to Cut Oil Imports and Boost Agricultural Sector
August 7, 2017 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

by Rochelle Williams (Jamaica Information Service)  Jamaica could save hundreds of millions in energy costs per year, while reducing the country’s reliance on imported fossil fuels and creating a boost for the agricultural sector through the …

M’sia Targets 50% Rise in Palm Product Exports to Philippines by 2020
July 25, 2017 – 10:58 am | No Comment

(The Star)  Malaysia is targetting the export of palm oil and palm-based products to the Philippines to increase by 50% to RM3bil by 2020, from RM1.99bil recorded in 2015.
Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri …

Energy Minister Hails PCJ/UTECH Biofuel Research
July 3, 2017 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

by Chad Bryan (Jamaica Information Service)  Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, has hailed the collaboration between the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) and the University of Technology (UTech) on …

Indonesian Biodiesel Producers Turn to China
June 9, 2017 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

(Jakarta Post) Indonesian biodiesel producers are eyeing China as a new promising market amid negative sentiment in the European Union and the United states.
Indonesian Biofuel Producers Association (Aprobi) chairman MP Tumanggor stressed Thursday that their …

Indonesia Set to Increase CPO Export to China
May 17, 2017 – 11:23 am | No Comment

(Netral News)  The government of Indonesia is ready to increase the export of crude palm oil (CPO) to China.
“We are also discussing cooperation in the context of palm oil exports. China has developed class-5 biodiesel …

Nat’l Oilheat Research Alliance Releases Biodiesel Use Survey
May 2, 2017 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

( National Oilheat Research Alliance/Biodiesel Magazine)  The National Oilheat Research Alliance has recently released the results of a survey on the usage and potentials benefits and issues associated with the blending of traditional heating oil with renewable …

Biodiesel Demo Aims to Increase Farmer Use
March 28, 2017 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

(Wallaces Farmer)  Every farmer should plant with B20 biodiesel this spring, says Iowa co-op.  —  A demonstration by an Iowa farm cooperative aims to persuade more farmers in the state to use biodiesel. United Farmers …

Co-op Aiming to Boost Farmer Biodiesel Use
March 14, 2017 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  An Iowa farm cooperative wants to convince more farmers in the state to use biodiesel by showing just how well it performs.
United Farmers Cooperative of Afton, Iowa compared the performance of …

IRFA Celebrates 100th E15 Fueling Site Opening
March 13, 2017 – 5:44 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Crossroads Convenience Store in Spencer became Iowa’s 100th E15 station, strengthening Iowa’s position as the number one state in the U.S. for E15 refueling sites.
The Spencer store is owned …

John Deere Continues Biodiesel Support
January 25, 2017 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Enegy.Agwired.com)  …  Chuck Studer, Director of Industry Relations, highlighted John Deere’s vast diesel equipment product line and long-standing involvement with biodiesel. John Deere was one of the first original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) …

Technical Work Lays Foundation for Biodiesel Market Growth
January 25, 2017 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

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 …

B10 Biodiesel Is Cleaner, Better for Engines – MPIC
January 17, 2017 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan Lee (Paultan.org)  The Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC) has released a statement clarifying the facts regarding the oft-delayed B10 biodiesel. The fuel, which uses a blend of 10% palm methyl ester …

Soybean Farmers, Clean Cities Encourage More Kansans to Try Biodiesel
December 7, 2016 – 7:26 pm | No Comment

(KRVN/Kansas Soybean Commission)  Kansas fleets and individual motorists driving diesel vehicles now can get up to $2,000 of their annual fuel bills paid, just by using biodiesel blends.
Biodiesel is an advanced biofuel made from vegetable …

Truck Emissions—Survey Gauges Trucking Industry Attitudes
November 25, 2016 – 11:37 am | No Comment

(Phys.Org) As the U.S. trucking industry faces new federal limits on greenhouse gas emissions, a University of Michigan team surveyed fleet managers to gauge their views on fuel usage, fuel economy and fuel-saving technologies.

Every heavy-duty fleet …

Natural Chem Group Acquires Closed New Mexico Ethanol Plant
November 15, 2016 – 4:28 pm | No Comment

by Mike D. Smith (Chron.com)  Natural Chem Group plans to redevelop a closed plant it acquired through a Spanish company’s bankruptcy and convert the facility into a biodiesel blending terminal.

Natural Chem officials said in a …

NYC Mayor de Blasio signs Biodiesel Heating Oil Bill into Law
October 21, 2016 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a major piece of legislation Oct. 18 that will significantly increase the volume of biodiesel in heating oil sold in within the …

OMCs Are Buying Biodiesel to Blend with Regular Diesel
October 19, 2016 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Kalpana Pathak (Live Mint)  Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum plan to buy a total of 20 million litres of biodiesel from local manufacturers  —  Oil marketing companies (OMCs) are purchasing biodiesel from …

Palm-Oil-Based Biodiesel to Increase Palm Oil Demand
October 11, 2016 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

by P. Chandra Sagaran (The Sun Daily)  The increase in the use of palm-oil-based petroleum diesel bio-fuel will increase the demand of the commodity in the country.
Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong …

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

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

Minnesota #Biodiesel Mandate Stands Firm
October 1, 2016 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Minnesota has been and continues to be a leader in the support of biofuels and was the first state to pass a biodiesel mandate requiring B20 (20 percent biodiesel, 80 percent …

Biodiesel Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple’s Carbon Emissions
September 28, 2016 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/PR Newswire)  New York City passes legislation to increase cleaner-burning biodiesel in heating oil  —  The City of New York has taken another significant step in reducing the region’s carbon footprint by passing …

Biodiesel a Fuel Option for Army Workboats
September 11, 2016 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by John Simpson (Engineering 360) A three-year study to evaluate the feasibility of using biodiesel fuel in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) floating plant operations has concluded that the use of such fuels does not negatively …

KL, Jakarta to Appoint ‘Ambassador of Palm Oil’
September 1, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(Daily Express)   Malaysia and Indonesia plan to appoint an “Ambassador of Palm Oil” to promote the benefits of consuming palm oil products in the international market.
Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Datuk Seri Mah …

#Ethanol Plant to Gas Station Lowers Pump Prices
August 30, 2016 – 10:00 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com) Ethanol provides consumers savings at the pump – especially when the retailer passes along the RIN (Renewable Identification Number) savings to their customers. No one knows this better than Dave Sovereign, Chairman …

Letter: Writer Doesn’t Understand Biodiesel
August 22, 2016 – 4:15 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Lynn (State Journal-Register) A recent letter to the editor from Don Breiner got biodiesel all wrong. The letter is full of inaccuracies but the main point regarding how much biodiesel can be used in …

India Seeks to Expand Biofuels Market to $7.5 Billion by 2022
August 11, 2016 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Anindya Upadhyay and Debjit Chakraborty  (Bloomberg)  India’s current biofuels market size is about $1 billion; India to source all raw material for biofuels domestically  —  India is targeting a more than sevenfold expansion in its biofuels …

Thai Firm Announces Plans to Expand Biodiesel Production Capacity
August 5, 2016 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Global Green Chemicals, a Thai oleochemicals company, has announced plans to increase its biodiesel production capacity by setting up a second methyl-ester plant in Chon Buri province, located in the southeast of Bangkok.
GCC …

Initiatives Taken to Take forward Biodiesel Programme
August 2, 2016 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

(Business Standard)  …  On 10.8.2015, the Government allowed the sale of Bio-diesel (B100) by private manufacturers to bulk consumers like Railways, State Transport Corporations and other bulk consumers. Also, retailing of bio-diesel blended diesel by …

Renewable Diesel Proves Viable for Construction Trucks and Equipment
June 23, 2016 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

(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 …

‘Zim Sitting on 130 Tonnes of Jatropha Seed‘
June 22, 2016 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

by Xolisani Ncube (NewsDay)  Zimbabwe has stockpiled over 130 tonnes of jatropha seeds for biodiesel production, but cannot commercialise the product due to lack of funding to blend the fuel for public consumption, Parliament was …

Cummins Helps Zoo Cook Up Biofuel
June 10, 2016 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

by Kylie Veleta (Inside Indiana Business)  Under the tutelage of a major engine manufacturer, the Indianapolis Zoo is now converting leftover cooking oil into biofuel to power its maintenance vehicles. Cummins engineers built the on-site system, …

Renewable Industries Canada Becomes New Face of Canada’s Biofuels and Bio-Based Sectors
June 2, 2016 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Industries Canada/MarketWired)  Canada’s foremost biofuels organization has re-launched under the name Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada). The change — from the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association — reinforces the 32 year-old non-profit association’s mission to promote …

Renewable Diesel Poses Viable Option
April 15, 2016 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

by Curt Bennink (ForConstructionPros.com)  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.
“Biodiesel improves lubricity when compared …

Minnesota Breathes Easier after 10 Years with Biodiesel Standard
April 7, 2016 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

(The American Lung Association in Minnesota/Biodiesel Magazine)  Minnesota’s commitment to biodiesel use has paid off with an important impact on air quality, according to an analysis of the cleaner-burning fuel by the American Lung Association …

CA Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Questioned: Study Raises Doubts About Long-Term Viability of Rule
April 6, 2016 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN/The Progressive Farmer)  California’s controversial low-carbon fuel standard may not be able to survive long term unless more biodiesel and corn-based ethanol are allowed into the state’s market quickly, according to a …

India’s HPCL Eyes Bihar Sugar Mills for Captive Ethanol Production
February 24, 2016 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

by Ajoy K Das (ICIS News)  India’s Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) is keen to venture into sugar production, making it the first among the country’s oil refiner-marketer to seek captive ethanol capacity through acquisition, a …

Biodiesel Taking a Bite out of Emissions in the Big Apple
February 10, 2016 – 5:13 pm | No Comment

by Tom Slunecka (Biodiesel Magazine/Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council) … For those of us old enough to remember the 1970s (I thought I’d never be old enough to write that), America’s cities often fought a losing, …

12 Billion More Cleaner Burning Miles Annually with Biodiesel, PACCAR, Peterbilt, Kenworth
January 26, 2016 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Vehicle manufacturer support for America’s Advanced Biofuel going strong — More than 100,000 trucks join renewable fuel ranks as PACCAR embraces biodiesel blends in its engines, old and new. Considering average mileage, these …

Eni Research Brings You Eni Diesel +
January 22, 2016 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

(Eni)  This is another great example of Eni’s focus on sustainable innovation. Starting from next Monday, 18 January, the new Eni Diesel + will be available in over 3,500 fuel stations all over Italy.  The …

NYC Council Member Sold on Biodiesel Benefits
January 18, 2016 – 11:32 am | No Comment

by by Tom Steever (Brownfield Ag News)  New York City officials are looking for ways to increase the required blend of biodiesel in fuel.  New York City Council Member Costa Constantanides tells Brownfield Ag News that …

10 More Rail Stations to Get Biofuel Facility
December 15, 2015 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

(The Hindu)  In line with the Central policy of adopting biofuel-blended diesel, the South Western Railway (SWR) is planning to extend the blending and storage facilities to 10 more stations in its jurisdiction in the …

With Its First Biodiesel-Fuelled Train, Bengaluru Division to Join Green Wagon
December 11, 2015 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by S Lalitha (The New Indian Express)  An eco-friendly initiative will be launched at City Railway Station on Monday when the Chennai-Mysuru Shatabdi Express will be run on diesel blended with biodiesel.
Hubballi railway station was …

Key United States Cities’ Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies Rely on New Diesel Technology & Renewable Fuels
December 9, 2015 – 1:09 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  New York City Joins San Francisco and Oakland In Embracing New Blends
Of Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Fuels —  In light of the COP21 Paris Climate Conference, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio announced …

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

by  Kenneth Armstrong (SOOTODAY.com)  The so-called alternative energy capital of North America is going to get a little less green once the city completes a phasing out its use of biodiesel in Sault Transit buses.
Nobody …

What to Consider Before Making the Decision to Offer Biodiesel
October 29, 2015 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

by Jon Scharingson (Renewable Energy Group, Inc./Convenience Store Decisions)  Whether or not to sell biodiesel can be a significant decision for a convenience store owner. Convenience store owners need to determine what will work best for …

Council Members, Oil Lobby Square off in Tense Hearing on Biofuel Bills
October 28, 2015 – 11:05 am | No Comment

by David Giambusso (Politico New York)  Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration tacitly endorsed two bills to increase the use of biofuel citywide, but a Monday hearing on them grew heated nonetheless when oil lobby representatives …

Lootah Biofuels(LBF)Biodiesel Is the Cheapest Diesel in the UAE
October 23, 2015 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

(MENAFN Press) Lootah Bio Fuel LLC (LBF), a fully owned subsidiary of the S.S. Lootah Group, is one of the leading manufacturers in the waste-to-energy and alternative fuel industry in the UAE. Headquartered in Dubai, …

Aemetis Distilled Biodiesel Solves India’s Unhealthy Air Quality
October 7, 2015 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

(CNN Money/Market Watch/Aemetis)  New Delhi Has the Worst Air Pollution in the World — Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, announced that distilled biodiesel produced by its subsidiary in India reduces …

India Targets 20% Blending of Diesel to Biodiesel by 2017
September 21, 2015 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

by Zandile Mavuso (Engineering News)  The Indian government is planning to boost the use of biofuels in transport fuels after recognising the country’s major contribution to air pollution.  Owing to this, a proposal by the …

Farmers Co-op Hosting Grand Opening of Renewable Fuels Station
September 21, 2015 – 5:05 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Farmers Cooperative Co., in conjunction with the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board, announced a grand opening event will be held for a newly operational …

Biodiesel Retail Sales by Government Oil Marketing Companies Fuels Aemetis Growth in India
September 14, 2015 – 10:44 am | No Comment

(Aemetis)  Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, today (September 9, 2015) announced that biodiesel produced by its Aemetis subsidiary in India has begun to be sold at retail outlets owned …

Railways to Use Bio-Diesel in a Big Way
September 11, 2015 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

by R. Rajaram (The Hindu)  It will account for 5 p.c. of the total diesel consumption in the railways  —  Southern Railway has decided to use bio-diesel in a big way in its fleet of diesel …

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

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

Oregon Lawmakers Look to Swap LCFS for Fuel Tax
June 26, 2015 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

(Argus Media)  Oregon governor Kate Brown (D) and a group of eight legislators have negotiated a proposal to kill the state’s new low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) in return for a 4¢/USG rise in the gasoline …

NORA Releases “Biodiesel in Home Heating” Report
June 3, 2015 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

(National Oil Heat Research Alliance)  Pursuant to Public Law 113-79 (the Agricultural Act of 2014), Congress required NORA to prepare a report on the utilization rate and analysis of the use of biofuels in Oilheating …

EPA Slashes Biofuels Targets for 2014, 2015, 2016 under Renewable Fuel Standard
May 29, 2015 – 11:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “EPA continues to assert authority under the general waiver provision to reduce biofuel volumes based on available infrastructure,” says BIO. “This is a point that will have to be litigated. …

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

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

Lawsuit Filed Challenging Minnesota’s Biodiesel Mandate
April 30, 2015 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Trucking Association) A coalition of vehicle and fuel industry organizations have stood up for Minnesota consumers and small businesses by filing suit in federal court alleging that Minnesota’s Biodiesel Content Mandate could create significant harm …

Truckers Sue to End Biodiesel Mandate
April 21, 2015 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  Minnesota truckers and other interests sued Minnesota on Friday seeking to end the state’s requirement that diesel sold at the pump contain 10 percent biodiesel.
The lawsuit filed in U.S. District …

Minnesota, the Green Giant: Going All out on Agrastructure and the Advanced Bioeconomy
April 10, 2015 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Today, we look at how Minnesota, too, has been experiencing success via its bioeconomy, and how and why.  The traditional view of “Minnesota”? A giant metropolis in the Twin Cities, …

Farmers Urged to Use Biodiesel When Planting
March 27, 2015 – 11:56 am | No Comment

(The Interior Journal/Central Kentucky News)  … Biodiesel in general and soy-based biodiesel in particular are great choices, but unfortunately farmers in many regions of Kentucky have a hard time finding a distributor that sells B20 (20 …

Lootah Biofuels Joined Hands with Dubai Driving Center to Provide Clean and Reliable Fuel
March 9, 2015 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

(Lootah Biofuels)  Lootah Biofuels, a fully owned subsidiary of the SS Lootah group and Dubai Driving Center, a leading driving school of Dubai will collaborate to support environmental friendly and sustainable fuel produced from used …

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

by Imran Khan (Forbes/Lootah Biofuels) The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has set an ambitious target for 2030: reduce demand for energy by 30% and diversify its renewable energy sources.
Effectively being implemented in the power sector, …

Bill Would Mandate More Biofuel in Home Heating Oil
February 11, 2015 – 12:48 pm | No Comment

by Erin Durkin (New York Daily News)  A new City Council bill would require heating oil used in city buildings to contain at least 5% cleaner biofuel by next year.  And the mandate would jump …

Biofuels Board Orders Study on 5% Biodiesel Blend
February 10, 2015 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Claire-Ann M. C. Feliciano  (Business World)  The National Biofuels Board (NBB) has tapped an institution within the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) to evaluate the impact of increasing the alternative-fuel content of the …

Car Care: Is Ethanol Fuel Okay to Use?
February 8, 2015 – 5:47 pm | No Comment

by Jack Biddle    (The New Zealand Herald)  Blended fuel is fine in suitable cars.  … Ethanol blended biofuel was introduced by Gull in August 2007 amid controversy over its suitability for a high percentage of …

Moving Biodiesel in the Pipeline: Sequencing Matters
February 6, 2015 – 11:26 am | No Comment

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 …

Council Members Push to Bring Greener Fuel to the Staten Island Ferry
January 20, 2015 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

by Vincent Barone (SI Live)  Conversation has begun between city officials and council members on legislation that would increase the amount of biofuel used in city-owned vessels, including the Staten Island Ferry.
Legislation introduced by Queens Councilman …

Z Plant Turns Meat Waste into Diesel
January 13, 2015 – 10:08 am | No Comment

by Adrien Taylor (3News)  Z Energy has started construction on a south Auckland plant to convert meat waste into biofuel.   The plant will produce 20 million litres of the fuel every year, but Z …

China Biodiesel Industry Report, 2014-2017: The World’s Ten Largest Biodiesel Producers Contribute to Nearly 75% of Global Production
December 31, 2014 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

(live-PR.com) … During 2006-2013, global biodiesel output grew rapidly from 6.5 billion liters in 2006 to 24.6 billion liters in 2013, at a CAGR of 20.9%. There are little changes in the global distribution of biodiesel …

10 Biggest Bioeconomy Blockbuster Stories of 2014: Asia and Oceania
December 29, 2014 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The East is Green. Asia is confirmed as “the new Brazil” as project developers head en masse to the friendly receptions in Asian countries — based on energy diversification and …

Biofuels Program under Review
December 29, 2014 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

by Riza T. Olchandra (Philippine Daily Inquirer)  Energy authorities are calling for more investments in biofuels as officials review a current program mandating the blending of biodiesel and ethanol in locally distributed diesel and gasoline.
There …

SS Lootah Subsidiary to Collaborate on Green Fuel Initiative
December 16, 2014 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

(Khaleej Times)  Lootah biofuels, a fully owned subsidiary of SS Lootah group and Emirates Transguard, a leading security service provider will collaborate on a new initiative to support a sustainable fuel produced from used cooking …

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

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

IRFA Reminds Diesel Users Biodiesel Can Stretch Supply
December 1, 2014 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  Following Gov. Branstad’s Emergency Proclamation Due to Diesel Shortages, IRFA Reminds Users Biodiesel Can Help
Following Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s emergency proclamation to allow for more transport of diesel products, the Iowa …

Lootah Biofuels and Emirates Transguard Collaboration towards Green Initiative
October 31, 2014 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

(Lootah Biofuels)  Lootah biofuels, a fully owned subsidiary of SS Lootah group and Emirates Transguard, a leading security service provider  will collaborate on a new initiative to support a sustainable fuel produced from used cooking …

Research Shows up to 20% Biodiesel OK for Home Heating
October 14, 2014 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

(National Oilheat Research Alliance)  Research conducted by the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) on blending ASTM D6751 biodiesel with both standard and low sulfur heating oil confirms that blends up to 20 percent biodiesel can …

Biodiesel Growth Complements Clean Diesel Trend
August 22, 2014 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Ben Evans  (National Biodiesel Board/Diesel Technology Forum)  The dramatic growth in availability of new technology diesel engines and vehicles for the U.S. market is welcome news for consumers and fleets that want the tremendous …

A Biodiesel Family Affair
August 12, 2014 – 8:05 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The Renwicks of South Carolina, owners of Winnsboro-based Midlands Biofuels, persevere through the biodiesel industry’s instability with ingenuity, passion and teamwork. This is their story.
What do an emergency room medical …

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

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

Research on China Biodiesel Industry to Go Beyond 2.5 Million Tons, 2014-2017 by Researchmoz.us
July 1, 2014 – 10:36 am | No Comment

(Virtual Strategy Magazine/PR Web)  Biodiesel refers to a renewable diesel fuel made from oil crops, animal fats, and food waste oil that can substitute petroleum diesel and has environmental protection, safety, renewability, and other advantages. …

Ceremonial Groundbreaking Held for Iowa Renewable Fuels Station
June 17, 2014 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Biodiesel Magazine)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association applauded the ceremonial groundbreaking for Oak Street Station, highlighting the commencement of construction on a new renewable fuels retail location that will offer higher blends …

B Ready For B10 Workshop Series June 10-July 22, 2014 Workshop locations vary throughout Minnesota
May 28, 2014 – 6:37 pm | No Comment
B Ready For B10 Workshop Series   June 10-July 22, 2014     Workshop locations vary throughout Minnesota

B Ready For B10.  This summer Minnesota will take the next step forward in renewable fuel use. Beginning July 1 until September 30, 2014, all #2 diesel fuel will contain 10% biodiesel (B10). In 2015 …

Ethanol Producer Brings Biodiesel to Cambridge
May 13, 2014 – 6:49 pm | No Comment

by Cole Epley (Omaha.com) The Michigan-based parent company of a southwestern Nebraska ethanol plant has opened a new travel center in Cambridge, Neb., adding to the state’s short list of retail locations where consumers can purchase …

Two $125,000 State Grants to Boost Usage of Higher Ethanol, Biodiesel Blends
April 17, 2014 – 10:47 am | No Comment

by O. Kay Henderson  (RadioIowa)  Two Iowa retailers are each getting $125,000 in state funding to help finance installation of blender pumps that will dispense a higher concentration of ethanol and biodiesel. The Creston-based Farmers …

E15 Now Available in Cambridge, Neb.
March 25, 2014 – 7:47 pm | No Comment

(Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Anew Travel Center in Cambridge, Neb., now offers E15 to consumers for use in 2001 and newer vehicles. The expanded offering of E15 will create savings at the pump for consumers. Currently, …

FGVB Delivers First 48 MT PME To Kuantan Fuel Terminal
March 14, 2014 – 11:07 am | No Comment

(Bernama)  Felda Global Ventures Biotechnologies Sdn Bhd (FGVB) has delivered its first 48 metric tonnes (MT) of palm methyl ester (PME) under the B5 programme to a client at the Kuantan Fuel Terminal.
In a statement, …

California Air Resources Board to Hold Hearing on Biodiesel March 20
March 8, 2014 – 6:09 pm | No Comment

(California Air Resources Board)  ARB’s diesel fuel regulations are geared toward controlling criteria pollutant emissions from hydrocarbon-based fuels and are not intended to provide a market pathway for alternative diesel fuels (ADF), such as biodiesel.  With …

Biodiesel Producers Provide Green Fuel for Super Bowl
February 5, 2014 – 7:09 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  At least two biodiesel producing firms, Bronx-based Tri-State Biodiesel and Ames, Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group, are providing biodiesel to power and heat various activities leading up to and during Super …

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

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

ARB Delays New Biodiesel Rules To Address South Coast NOx Concerns
December 30, 2013 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

(Inside EPA)  State air board officials this week postponed until March the possible adoption of new rules for biodiesel and other “alternative diesel” fuel blends, in order to consider last-minute concerns raised by South Coast …

IRFA Summit to Address Benefits of Biodiesel Use, Expansion
December 18, 2013 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Biodiesel Magazine)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association announced speakers that will address expansion of the biodiesel market through policy initiatives and broader distribution networks at the 8th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit and …

“Fueling Our Future” Funds Available to Increase Use of Higher Blends of Ethanol and Biodiesel
December 10, 2013 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Department of Agriculture)  Applications due Feb. 7, 2014 for retailers interested in participating
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today encouraged Iowa petroleum retailers interested in participating in the “Fueling our …

Energy Minister Pongsak Outlines Biofuel, NGV Policies to Toyota Execs
November 20, 2013 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

by Watcharapong Thongrung  (The Nation)  The Energy Ministry will focus more next year on promoting natural gas for vehicles (NGV), gasohol, and palm-oil-based biodiesel, according to Minister Pongsak Ruktapongpisal.
He told executives of Toyota Motor (Thailand) …

US Biodiesel Production Surpasses Set Target for Second Straight Year
October 18, 2013 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

(GlobalData)  The US biodiesel industry is on pace to produce more than the 1.28 billion gallons set under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) for this year, says a new report from research and consulting firm …

Minnesota Department of Agricultlure Says State Is Ready to Implement B10 Mandate
October 2, 2013 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Soybean Growers Association/Biodiesel Magazine)  The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association has voiced its support for a recommendation by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to move the state to a 10 percent biodiesel inclusion rate in …

Bill Signed Requiring NYC Municipal Fleet to Use Biodiesel Blends
September 6, 2013 – 6:34 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  The largest municipal fleet in the country made a bold environmental statement yesterday with cleaner burning biodiesel.
New York City Councilman James F. Gennaro, honored by the National Biodiesel Board with the …

SCV Energy Company Starts Producing Biodiesel
August 22, 2013 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

(SCV News)  U.S. Energy Initiatives Corp. announced Tuesday that it  has begun producing biodiesel in through its joint venture partner relationship.  This partnership is designed to help meet California’s Mandated Requirement for biodiesel under the …

Thailand Plans to Raise Biodiesel Output Target to 7.3 mil liters/d by 2021: source
August 14, 2013 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

by Esther Ng (Platts)  Thailand is planning to revise upwards its biodiesel production target to 7.3 million liters/d by 2021, compared with an earlier target of 5.9 million liters/d, under its Alternative Energy Development Plan …

(Philippine) DOE Proposes Changes in Biodiesel Blend
August 8, 2013 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

by Iris C. Gonzales (The Philippine Star)   The Department of Energy (DOE) has proposed revisions in the required coco-methyl ester specification or biodiesel blend for oul companies.

“This is also to harmonize international and regional environment …

A Patchwork of Biofuels
July 30, 2013 – 10:21 am | No Comment

by Lawrence Ulrich  (New York Times)  With diesel engines and their ultra-low-sulfur fuel now green enough even to meet California rules, one remaining environmental objection is that the fuel still starts from a barrel of …

Rhode Island Passes Statewide Bioheat Requirement
July 23, 2013 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  State’s oil heat to contain 2 percent biodiesel by 2014
The governor of Rhode Island signed landmark legislation recently that will ensure all of the state’s heating oil becomes Bioheat® by 2014.  Starting July 1, …

Oregon Senate Rejects ‘Clean Fuels’ Bill, a Top Priority for Environmental Lobby
July 8, 2013 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

by Yuxing Zheng (The Oregonian)    The Senate on Saturday rejected a “clean fuels” bill that was the environmental lobby’s top priority to combat global warming.

Senate Bill 488 would lift a 2015 sunset date for …

Clean Mobility Stations Selling Locally-Sourced Biofuels on West Coast
May 14, 2013 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

by Michelle Macaluso (Fox News)  …Propel Fuels is launching its Clean Mobility Centers in Fresno. The stations will offer both E85 and biodiesels ranging from B5 to B99 that will be locally-sourced from producers in …

Brandt: Order Higher Blends of Biodiesel, Ethanol for Use on the Farm
May 7, 2013 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

by Janet Kubat Willette (Post Bulletin)  It all started last fall when Dan Brandt called his fuel supplier to see if he could get a higher blend of biodiesel delivered in the spring.
His supplier told him …

11 Reasons Why You Should Invest in the Biodiesel Industry
March 29, 2013 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine/MarketWire)  Below is breakdown of the latest, sourced information as to why investment in biodiesel is a sound decision written by Ron Kotrba, Editor of Biodiesel Magazine.
1. Jump in on a growing …

Colonial Pipeline to Ship Biodiesel on Georgia Line by End-March
March 20, 2013 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  Colonial Pipeline will begin shipping biodiesel blends on its pipeline to central and southern Georgia by the end of the month, the company said Monday, calling it a first for the nation’s largest volume …

Growing Biodiesel Use in the Existing Consumption Model
March 15, 2013 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Just because the availability of U.S. diesel passenger vehicles is limited, it doesn’t mean that biodiesel growth is
I often hear people say that the U.S. biodiesel industry is held back …

Biodiesel Exec Pushes to Keep State Biofuel Mandate in Place
March 6, 2013 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

by Dennis Domrzalski (Albuquerque Business First)  One of America’s largest producers of biodiesel said it might walk away from its unfinished biodiesel plant in Clovis if the state Legislature rolls back a mandate that all diesel …

The Dew Drop Inn — Who’s Dropping in What in Biofuels?
February 19, 2013 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  B20, B5, B100, E10, E22, E15, M50, E85, Bu12.5, HEFA 50.  Is your head swimming with acronyms and blend ratios?  Who exactly is making drop-in fuels, and what does that …

New Partnership Forged as NYC Prepares for Oct. 1 Bioheat Mandate
September 19, 2012 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Bioheat veteran Michael Devine and his company Earth Energy Alliance Inc. struck an agreement with Amerigreen Energy to help New York metropolitan fuel dealers thrive as New York City’s biodiesel-blended …

Blender Pump Opens in Cresco, Iowa
September 17, 2012 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  …Twenty-nine local investors applied and were approved for a Resource Enhancement and Protection grant (REAP). They group also received Iowa Infrastructure funding to aid with the costs of installation. The FAST …

Audi, Joule Ink Partnership, as Joule Heads for Scale with $1.28 per Gallon Advanced Fuels
September 17, 2012 – 11:55 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Joule continues to move out of stealth and into the light with its transformative Sunflow-E and Sunflow-D fuels, made biologically from waste CO2, sunlight and saline water with no intervening …

OEM Support for B20 Reaches All-Time High
September 13, 2012 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  2012 is proving to be another big year for biodiesel in a number of ways, but possibly one of the most exciting areas of growth has been the number of original …

Delaying the Move to B10
May 7, 2012 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele  (Biodiesel Magazine)  Minnesota waits until 2013 to bump up the state mandate from 5 to 10 percent biodiesel, instead of this year as scheduled
…Language in the regulations stipulates that before the mandate …

Biofuels USA Opens on I-70 in Missouri
August 24, 2011 – 1:54 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  …On Friday, the new biodiesel station at exit 175 in New Florence held its official grand opening, offering a variety of home grown choices for diesel vehicle drivers.
“We have ten pumps, …

Ford F-250 Super Duty Breaks Two Land Speed Records
August 24, 2011 – 7:03 am | No Comment

by Greg Emmerson (EuroTuner)  Using the new 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo-diesel engine, the truck hit a top speed of 171.123mph setting the new B Production Diesel Truck land speed record.
The Ford truck broke the …

Propel Fuels Offers B20 at Three New Locations in Bay Area
August 17, 2011 – 11:01 am | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  In an effort to bring increasingly sustainable fuels to California drivers, Redwood City-Calif.-based fuel retailer Propel Fuels is now offering B20 at three of its stations in the San Francisco …

Dixon Offers Volume Biodiesel Discounts for School & Municipal Diesel Fleets
July 5, 2011 – 9:11 am | No Comment

(Dixon Energy/PRWeb)   Diesel fleets now get a price break on fuel as well as lower emissions and improved performance by using Dixon’s biodiesel in northern New Jersey.
Dixon Energy offers municipalities, school districts and corporations …

New E85 Pumps near Pittsburgh, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Fremont, CA
August 9, 2010 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Ninety degrees on a Sunday afternoon in August, waiting 20 minutes on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in line for fuel near Pittsburgh left time to get out of the car …