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Midwest Biodiesel Success Stories

by Tom C. Doran (AgriNews) The rising demand for higher biodiesel blends and success stories among Midwest fleets were the topics of a recent Clean Fuels Alliance America podcast. Jennifer Weaver, Original Equipment Manufacturer market manager for Clean Fuels, was joined by Bailey

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EPA Announces $9M in Grants Available for Tribes and Eligible US Territories to Replace Diesel Equipment and Reduce Harmful Emissions DEADLINE December 6, 2024

(U.S. EPA)  Today, May 7,  the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the availability of grant funding available to Tribal governments and eligible territories to implement projects aimed at reducing diesel emissions from older diesel engines. Legacy diesel engines emit large amounts

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Don Tasks Indigenous Automobile Firms on Biodiesel Technology

by Patrick Ahanor (blueprint) A University Don, Prof. Segun Kevin Otoikhian, weekend, said indigenous automobile manufacturers and first time investors, as well as established plants should emulate similar firms in  Indonesia, Brazil and USA whose economies have incorporated biodiesel technology. Otoikhian said

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Škoda and Certa Launch Joint Campaign Urging Diesel Drivers to Consider Switching to Low-Emission HVO Biofuel

by Seán Creedon (The Avondhu) Škoda Ireland and Certa have launched a new joint campaign aimed at encouraging owners and would-be buyers of new diesel cars to use HVO biofuel to lower their motoring carbon emissions by up to 90%. The leading

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Engine Technology Forum to Testify in Support of Maryland’s Critical Infrastructure Streamlining Act of 2024

(Engine Technology Forum)  — Maryland’s House and Senate will consider The Critical Infrastructure Streamlining Act of 2024 tomorrow. The legislation, sponsored by Gov. Wes Moore, would remove a regulatory barrier impacting how back up power systems are classified and considered as part

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Improving Operability in Cold Temperatures

by Scott Fenwick (Clean Fuels Alliance America/Biobased Diesel Daily)   The latest edition of the Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide is a valuable resource for those who blend, distribute or use biodiesel. Winter comes with plenty of transportation challenges, from frozen roads

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ClearFlame Engine Technologies Sells First Truck to Vander Haag's Inc.

(ClearFlame Engine Technologies/PR Newswire) Technology maintains diesel-like performance while delivering cost savings and lower carbon emissions for heavy-duty industry -- ClearFlame Engine Technologies announced today that it has completed the first sale of its FuelAdaptive™ truck to Vander Haag's Inc. The truck is the

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Study Finds Low-Carbon Io-alcohols and Bio-ketones Have High Potential for Vehicular Emissions Abatement

(Green Car Congress) A study by a team from the University of Birmingham (UK) finds that low-carbon bio-alcohols and bio-ketones in advanced clean propulsion systems demonstrate a high potential for strategies for vehicular emissions abatement, such as their utilization in hybrid

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Optimus Ships 500th Vector System to Decarbonize Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines

(Optimus Technologies) Optimus Technologies, a company dedicated to decarbonizing heavy-duty diesel engines in the most challenging sectors of the transportation industry, announced today that they shipped their 500th Vector System. The Optimus Vector System is a bolt-on, advanced fuel system upgrade

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Using Bio-Based Fuels in Cold Weather

(Chevron/Renewable Energy Group) Some fleet owners may mistakenly believe it’s necessary to decrease blend rates during cold weather months. However, with a firm understanding of Cloud Point, blending, and best practices for storage and handling — bio-based fuels can be a

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A Clear Road Ahead (ClearFlame Engine Technologies)

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine) In the pursuit of decarbonization, diesel, the energy-dense fuel that powers industrial and commercial transport globally, is difficult to replace. ClearFlame Engine Technologies has developed a solution to this problem, using a cheaper and lower-carbon

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COP 28: Achieving a Pragmatic Energy Transition with Advanced Engines and Renewable Biofuels

(Engine Technology Forum)  The assessment of progress toward meeting international climate change goals, the value of commitments, and near-term reductions in carbon are at the forefront of deliberations at the 28th meeting of the United Nations Council of the Parties (COP28)

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Electrofuel Developed from Green Hydrogen and Carbon Dioxide Tested in Practice for First Time in Finland

((VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland/TechXplore) The E-fuel project of VTT and partners has developed a concept for producing electrofuel from green hydrogen and carbon dioxide using a combination of different methods. On Nov. 21, this paraffinic E-fuel was tested for

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ClearFlame Engine Technologies Reports Early Results from Ethanol-Based Engine Pilot Program

by Tess Lovrak (Fleet Equipment) The pilots document ClearFlame’s upfitted enthanol-based engines.ClearFlame Engine Technologies, maker of the ethanol-based FuelAdaptive engine, reports results from on-road pilot programs. ClearFlame says it completed the first in a series of on-road pilots in conjunction with

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Cummins Announces Approval of Unblended Renewable Diesel Use in All Industrial High-Horsepower Engines

(Cummins/Accesswire) Cummins Inc. recently announced approval of its entire line of diesel high horsepower engines across all ratings for use with unblended paraffinic fuels (EN15940), often referred to as renewable diesel, including hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO). Utilizing renewable fuels like HVO can

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Govt Eyes Ethanol to Meet Its 5% Biodiesel Blending Target by 2030

by Subhayan Chakraborty (Business Standard)  ... As a result, Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) were asked to prioritise research on how to commercially blend ethanol in diesel. The Centre's ethanol blending programme has been a major success for petrol, with E20 petrol (petrol

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CPKC and CSX Announce Planned Collaboration to Develop Additional Hydrogen Locomotives

(CSX)   Canadian Pacific Kansas City (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) (CPKC) and CSX Corporation (NASDAQ: CSX) (CSX) today announced their intent to enter into a joint venture for the building and deployment of hydrogen locomotive conversion kits for diesel electric locomotives. As

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Musgrave Announces Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) Fuel Rollout to One of Ireland’s Largest Truck Fleets

(Musgrave) Musgrave, one of Ireland’s largest business truck fleet operators, has announced the roll out of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel across its network of almost 500 vehicles. By 2030, half of the Musgrave fleet will operate on alternative fuel, with

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A Boost for B100

by Susanne Retka Schill (Biodiesel Magazine) The quest for carbon reduction is driving interest in higher biodiesel blends, and Optimus Technologies’ Vector System is enabling diesel engines to transition. --  ...  “What we’re seeing now is that customers want to

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BPCL Plans Trials to See if Diesel Spiked with Ethanol Can Be a Commercially Viable Proposition

(The Indian Express) The world’s third-largest consumer of crude oil, India depends on imports to meet over 85 per cent of its oil requirement, leading to massive foreign exchange spending -- Government-owned refiner and fuel retailer Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) plans

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Successful First Phase of Engine Testing Confirms Material Improvements in Efficiency and Emissions Reductions with bioMSAR™

(RNS/Investegate/Quadrise/Vertoro) Quadrise Plc (AIM:QED), the supplier of innovative energy solutions for a cleaner planet, and biorefinery specialists, Vertoro BV ("Vertoro") have been collaborating to develop a cost-effective supplement or alternative to glycerine in Quadrise's bioMSAR™ fuel. The trials follow the Joint Development Agreement ("JDA")

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ClearFlame Ethanol Trucks Roll out Next Month in Texas

by Tom Quimby (CCJ) As most carbon-cutting efforts in Class 8 continue to focus on costly and complicated transitions to all-electric and hydrogen fuel cell, ClearFlame has been quietly gaining ground by slashing emissions though widely available engines and fueling infrastructure.

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Westport Exhibits Its HPDI Fuel System, Available for (Bio)LNG and Hydrogen Engines

(Westport/AltFuels)  Westport Fuel Systems Inc. displayed its HPDI™ fuel system on commercial vehicles equipped with its commercially available LNG and bio-LNG and its hydrogen capable and proven variant H₂ HPDI. The vehicles were presented at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo

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What to Make of California’s Advanced Clean Fleet Rule

by Allen Schaeffer (Diesel Technology Forum)  The California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted another far-reaching regulation that dictates what kind of trucks and fuels can be used in California in the future. Last week’s move comes on the heels of the

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California Approves Rule Phasing out Big Diesel Trucks

by Sophie Austin  (AP/Washington Post)  New big rigs and buses that run on diesel would not be sold in California starting in 2036, according to new rules approved by state regulators Friday to wean the state off fossil fuels and

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Trucking into the Uncertain Future

byAllen Schaeffer (Diesel Technology Forum) ... Beyond the advanced internal combustion engines, renewable biodiesel fuels and renewable natural gas have been gaining in popularity with fleets as readily available and affordable means to immediately reduce carbon and other emissions. The fuels

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History of Diesel Engines

(Cummins) Rudolf Diesel and Clessie Cummins have many things in common. The most notable being their desire to find efficient solutions to problems with one goal in mind – making the world a better place. The invention of advanced diesel engines has

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Trucking Industry Worries US EPA Put 'Cart before the Horse' with Emissions Proposal

by Jasmin Melvin (S&P Global)  EPA, California rules look to phase out diesel trucks; Will require more trucks to haul same amount of freight; Range, charging and power needs still present challenges  --  While onboard with ambitions to transition the US car fleet

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NFU Workshop Highlights Technology that Allows Diesel Engines to Run on Ethanol

(South Dakota Farmers Union)  During the National Farmers Union Convention attendees learned about a new technology which would allow diesel engines to run on ethanol. The engineer who co-developed the technology said he wasn’t out to sell more ethanol – he wanted

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Powering America’s Farms into the Future

(Diesel Technology Forum) The Diesel Technology Forum issued the following statement in recognition of the 50th anniversary of National Ag Day which is celebrated in communities and classrooms across the country. One day is not enough to recognize the importance of America’s Farmers to our

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ICCT HDV CO2 Study Fails on the Most Important Questions

by Alan Sherrard (Bioenergy International) Recently the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), an independent nonprofit organization founded in 2001 "to provide first-rate, unbiased research and technical and scientific analysis to environmental regulators", released a study on a life-cycle comparison of

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Decarbonization Is Still a Team Sport

by Jessica Puchala  (Diesel Technology Forum) Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs! Did you catch the Super Bowl, too? Along with the nail-biter of a game, and Rihanna’s awesome half-time show, we were treated to a number of memorable commercials for

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Major Equipment Manufacturers and Fleets on the Move with Clean Fuels

(Biofuels International) Diesel engine and equipment manufacturers Caterpillar, John Deere and Cummins joined PepsiCo and Florida Power & Light to discuss the important role that low-carbon liquid fuels like biodiesel and renewable diesel play in helping them achieve corporate sustainability goals. Joining

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Trucking Down the 2023 Road

by Allen Schaeffer (Diesel Technology Forum) Diesel is the lifeblood of the trucking industry, a familiar refrain to economists, forecasters, and those behind the wheel. What does 2023 have in store for equipment, fuel prices, and policy?  ... More renewable diesel and

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Improving the Internal Combustion Engine

by Ron Lyseng  (Western Producer/SASK Today)  Internal combustion engineers, chemists and scientists are planning to squeeze another century out of the machines. Researchers are making progress to allow both diesel and gasoline burners to meet carbon criteria and the future needs ... There

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Is Deere Pushing Electric Tractors? An Exclusive Interview with John Deere's CTO

by Tyne Morgan (Farm Journal/AgWeb) ... Rumors have been circulating about the direction of Deere’s technology investments, and Farm Journal had the chance to sit down with John Deere’s Chief Technology Officer, Jahmy Hindman, to set the record straight and uncover

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Deere: Tech Creates Sustainability -- Deere CEO Lays Out Tech Strategy for Ag Sustainable Growth at CES 2023

by Dan Miller (DTN Progressive Farmer) John Deere took center stage at the CES on Thursday, with Chairman and CEO John May delivering an opening keynote address focused on technology and sustainability before an audience of 2,000 gathered in the Venetian

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ACTC Diesel Students Train for Future of Biodiesel

(The Daily Independent, Ashland, Ky./Yahoo!) Eleven Diesel Technology students completed a biodiesel training/information course with the Kentucky Soybean Board in November. Cody Fraley, Lucas Hammond, Bryan Reynolds, Hunter Vance, Carter Cole, Hunter Hay, Kenton Rose, Joshua Thayer, Rader Adkins, Stanley McCarty and

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ICE and the Future: Low Carbon Renewable Fuels and… Hydrogen?

by Allen Schaeffer (Diesel Technology Forum) Internal combustion. This sophisticated process is the very foundation of mobility and the industrial age around the world. It is based on the simple concept of fire: chemical changes to release energy. Combust a fuel

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CARB Approves Amendments to Off-Road Regulation to Further Reduce Emissions

(California Air Resources Board) Program is expected to yield more than $5 billion in health benefits from 2024 to 2038 -- The California Air Resources Board (CARB) today approved amendments to the In-Use Off-Road Diesel-Fueled Fleets Regulation (Off-Road Regulation) aimed

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Renewable Diesel Fuels in Internal Combustion Engines Deliver Major Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(Diesel Technology Forum) 15 Million Metric Tons of GHG reduction in California, Opportunities in Northeast  -- Use of low-carbon renewable diesel and biodiesel fuels are delivering significant greenhouse gas (GHG) and other emissions reductions in California, and hold expanded opportunities for

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Biofuel on Road to Energy, Cost Savings

by Beth Burmahl (Argonne National Laboratory) Argonne collaborates with U.S. laboratories on research to identify promising biofuels for different engine types.  -- Biofuel is closer to becoming a cost-competitive, climate-friendly solution for slashing carbon emissions in cars and trucks, according to two new

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In Combating Climate Change, If Time Is of the Essence, Solutions Should Be Too

by Allen Schaeffer (Diesel Technology Forum)  ... Even with billions of dollars of new investments, incentives, and regulations, the envisioned shift to renewable energy, new transportation equipment, and fuels is an enormous undertaking. It won’t happen overnight due to the sheer size

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Big Machines, Big Power, and Big Ideas for Sustainability and Reduced Carbon Futures in Construction, Mining, and Energy Industries

by Allen Schaeffer (Diesel Technology Forum) ... Caterpillar’s commitment to a reduced-carbon future was on display, highlighting a diversity of solutions and options available covering both new products and strategies for reducing carbon intensity in existing products. Cat’s advanced power solutions approach

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Advanced Diesel, Other ICEs, and Low-Carbon, Renewable Fuels Are Essential to Achieving California’s Climate and Clean Air Goals for Trucking

(Diesel Technology Forum) The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) issued the following statement with regards to the California Air Resources Board’s consideration of the so-called Advanced Clean Fleets rule (ACF), which would require trucking fleets purchase zero emissions vehicles beginning in 2040. Diesel

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Neste and Rolls-Royce Building a Strategic Partnership to Accelerate the Shift from Fossil to Renewable Fuels

(Neste) Neste and Rolls-Royce have agreed to build a strategic partnership on accelerating the use of renewable diesel as a lower-emission solution for diesel engines. Both parties share a common vision of renewable fuels playing a key role in reducing greenhouse

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Ethanol Truck Effort by ClearFlame Progresses

by Willie Vogt (Farm Progress) Farmers have expressed a fair share of interest in work done by ClearFlame. The startup created by two Stanford University grads developed technology that will retrofit a diesel engine to run on pure ethanol. While the

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EPM's Podcast Series: Powered by Ethanol: Reducing Emissions from Diesel Engines

(Ethanol Producer Magazine) This months's Ethanol Producer Magazine podcast features, BJ Johnson, CEO and co-founder of ClearFlame Engine Technologies, discusses the innovations ClearFlame is making in decarbonizing engine technology and the use of biofuels. LISTEN Ethanol truck effort by ClearFlame progresses

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Comparing Emission Reductions across Alternative Fuels

(Cummins) Vehicle greenhouse gas emissions can be accounted for on a “tank-to-wheels” basis or on a “well-to-wheels” basis. The former only considers the emissions that come out of a vehicle’s tailpipe. The latter includes the emissions that were released as

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Indiana Ag Firms Testing Unique Ethanol Use in Semi-Trucks

by Wes Mills (Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick) As the automotive industry focuses on the transition to electric vehicles, a coalition of four Indiana-based agricultural companies still sees value in internal combustion engines burning biofuels, but with a technological

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The Future Is Now: Examining Construction's Power Alternatives

(California Builder & Engineer)  At the center of any construction alternative power discussion is diesel. Diesel remains the go-to power on jobsites. According to the Diesel Technology Forum, 98 percent of construction's energy use in the United States comes from

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Aemetis Biogas and APG Demonstrate Low-Cost Conversion of Diesel Trucks to Utilize up to 65% Renewable Natural Gas

(Aemetis/Globe Newswire) Transitioning From Diesel Fuel to Carbon Negative RNG, Aemetis and the American Power Group Demonstrated a Dual Fuel System to Reduce Carbon and Tailpipe Emissions Within Existing Diesel Fleets Using Lower Cost RNG Fuel--Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), a

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How Diesel Engine Remanufacturing and Renewable Biofuels Drive a Circular Economy

by Allen Schaeffer (Diesel Technology Forum) Through established remanufacturing and rebuilding practices, as well as the expanding use of renewable biodiesel fuels, diesel technology is well established in the circular economy With a growing emphasis on protecting our climate and better managing

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Journey to Net Zero Carbon Global Transport Requires Many Routes

(American Journal of Transportation) Advanced Diesel Technology and Renewable Biofuels Deliver Important Near-term Carbon Reductions Now   -- As leaders come together in New York during Climate Week NYC all decarbonization options for transport must be considered, given the magnitude of the

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ClearFlame Engine Technologies Hits Multiple Manufacturing, Customer Pilot, and Fueling Milestones, Highlighting Ability to Leverage Existing Infrastructure and Quickly Apply Green Solutions to Heavy-Polluting Diesel Engines, at Scale

(ClearFlame Engine Technologies/PR Newswire) Company Announces: Successful external conversion of truck engines from diesel to ethanol through partnerships with Reviva and Vander Haag's, Inc.; First pilot fleet trials of Class-8 truck in process with Beck's; First-ever retail sale of E98 as a

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Alike but Different: On vs Off-Road Engines and Equipment

by Allen Schaeffer (Diesel Technology Institute) ... As for fuel, any diesel engine old or new, on or off-road can use renewable low carbon and biodiesel fuels right now just like regular diesel. ... As much as the differences in the on

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1.3-Million-Mile Evaluation Proves 100% Biodiesel is Effective at Decarbonizing Heavy-Duty Trucking

(Optimus Technologies)  ADM conducts a 16-month field trial equipping Class 8 Mack trucks with Optimus Technologies Vector System  --   The Vector System is an advanced fuel system technology that enables heavy-duty diesel engines to reduce carbon emissions by using 100%

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Inside Innovation: Long Live Electric, But Diesel’s Not Dead Yet

by John Bleasby  (Daily Commercial News) ... When projected over 10 years between 2022 and 2032, it found considerable advantages with advanced diesel technology, particularly when using renewable biofuels, as compared to an electrification strategy. The study found using low-carbon renewable bio-based

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Cummins Is Finding More than One Way to Decarbonize Fleets

by Josh Fisher (Fleet Owner) ... Two of every three long-haul trucks in North America are powered by 15-liter diesel engines. Cummins' fuel-agnostic platform is based on the power technology that OEMs, fleets, and drivers are familiar with. The platform is

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JR West to Switch to Diesel Biofuels

(NHK World-Japan)  Japanese rail operator West Japan Railway is moving to slash emissions by using biofuels in all its diesel trains by 2030. JR West's president says the company wants to change from using light diesel oil to next-generation biodiesel fuels made

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Earm Cash by Filling up with Biodiesel

by Cassidy Walter (Successful Farming) Today the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) announced a statewide program for farmers to earn cash for choosing to power their operation with biodiesel. Iowa farmers can earn 50¢ per gallon of B20 and 25¢ per gallon

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Alternatives to Diesel: Questions and Tradeoffs

(Diesel Technology Forum) Alternatives like hydrogen or battery-electric technology, while promising in some cases, still have a long way to go before displacing diesel in any measurable scale in the marketplace --  ... In the case of hydrogen, fuel cell technology

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HVO Is a Fuel You Need to Know

(Diesel Technology Forum)  HVO, along with renewable diesel and biodiesel, delivers significant GHG and other emissions benefits with the promise for even more in the future  --  ...  The path to decarbonization isn’t as straightforward for commercial trucks and off-road engines

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DC Water Customer Story

(Optimus Technologies) Tim Fitzgerald, former Director of Fleet Management at DC Water shares his thoughts about the benefits of B100 in DC Water's fleet. DC Water has been using 100% biodiesel since 2020. Currently ten vehicles are equipped with the

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Diesel Powers the Global Economy, Renewable Biofuels Will Sustain Our Future

by Allen Schaeffer (Diesel Technology Forum/Biobased Diesel Daily) Policymakers pushing for electrification tomorrow must realize what modern clean-diesel technology and low-carbon biofuels can do for the planet today.  -- ... Using sustainable biofuels like biodiesel and renewable diesel ensures that diesel

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Reducing the Environmental Impact of FLTs While Keeping up with Demand

by Stuart Viney (Handling and Storage Solutions/Calor) Calor Futuria Liquid Gas helps reduce the environmental impact of forklifts, while keeping up with demand, says Stuart Viney. -- The UK’S ambitious net zero carbon target has brought into focus the need to

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Rising Diesel Prices Could Lead Farmers to Bio Alternatives

by Connor Veenstra (Huron Daily Tribune) ... However, an alternative exists for farmers, though it's not widely used — biodiesel, made from plants and animals. According to Houston Biodiesel, it's slightly cheaper than regular diesel, at $5.76 per gallon, as of June

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Power on the Water: Moving People and Delivering Goods with Diesel

(Diesel Technology Forum) ... Innovations in marine vessel propulsion and fuels are happening, largely dependent on the size of the vessel and its operation. Several diesel hybrid electric ferries have been launched, enabling operators to reduce fuel costs while sustaining

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United States: Promising Results of APG’s Dual Fuel Demo Truck Trial

(American Power Group Corporation) American Power Group Corporation (APG) announced the results from a month-long test drive of APG’s V6000 Dual Fuel system by Sapphire Gas Solution, a Conroe, Texas based industry leader in mobile biomethane, LNG, and CNG services

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Renewable Diesel Approved for Use in Rolls-Royce Power-Generation Systems

(Rolls-Royce/Biobased Diesel Daily) Rolls-Royce has taken a significant step towards meeting its net zero goals, set out last year, with the approval by Power Systems of its Series 4000 and Series 1600 diesel engines for use with a range of EN15940-certified

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A Fuel Switch for Future Farms

by John Blum (Marquette University) A new combustion system for engines allows heavy-duty farm equipment normally powered by diesel fuel to run on gasoline and ethanol, without sacrificing performance. -- Having grown up working on his uncle’s farm and in

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More than Half of US Commercial Trucks Are Powered by Near-Zero Emissions Advanced Diesel Technology

(Diesel Technology Forum) National Average Now Reaches 53% -- Research shows that for the first time, more than half of all diesel commercial vehicles on the road in the US are advanced diesel technology models. The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) is

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Westport Unveils H2 HPDI System for Internal Combustion Truck Engines

(Westport Fuel Systems/NGV Journal) Westport Fuel Systems Inc. revealed their H2 HPDI (high pressure direct injection) fuel system in a demonstrator truck. Westport’s HPDI™ fuel system technology enables heavy-duty trucks to operate on (renewable) natural gas with the same power, torque,

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Podcast: Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Are Not the Same

by Parker Schulte (Brownfield Ag News) In this episode of Managing for Profit, Scott Fenwick, technical director with Clean Fuels Alliance America, discusses the differences and similarities between biodiesel and renewable diesel, the benefits they bring farmers, and what’s on

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Testimony of the Diesel Technology Forum before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, April 12, 2022

(Diesel Technology Forum)  ... Reducing Emissions should be more than just Setting New Engine Standards, but also Implementing More Immediate Term Solutions Like Use Of Renewable Fuels And Accelerating The Turnover Of The Legacy Fleet          The most substantial opportunities to

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TRAIN—a 5-letter word for EARTH MONTH

TRAIN locomotives can use sustainable, renewable fuel, too.  Diesel engines can use biodiesel mixtures or 100% renewable diesel. Amtrak uses diesel when electricity is not available. LEARN more: https://advancedbiofuelsusa.info/category/railroad-locomotive-fuel/   Each day throughout EARTH MONTH in 2022, Advanced Biofuels USA will highlight

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REG Unveils EnDura Branded Fuels Suite in Bid to Shake-up Heavy-Duty Transport

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Iowa, Renewable Energy Group introduced its EnDura Fuels line of renewable fuels solutions. This branded product launch supports Renewable Energy Group’s ongoing efforts to help the transport industry meet its sustainability and business growth objectives,

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Ethanol Diesel Tech Headed to Ag Fields -- ClearFlame CEO Plans to Put Ethanol-Powered Diesel Engines in Ag Equipment, Portable Generators

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) ClearFlame Engine Technologies' ethanol-diesel engine will head to the field for testing in a John Deere 9-liter model, perhaps in tractors and harvesters in the fourth quarter of 2022, said ClearFlame CEO BJ Johnson. Johnson shared

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Kohler Engines Approves Use of HVO for All Its Diesel Engines in Europe

(Kohler)  It’s full speed ahead for Kohler Engines and its commitment to lessen the environmental impact of its engines. The company recently approved use of EN15940- compliant Hydrotreated Vegetable Oils, or HVOs, for all its diesel engines – either pure

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Clean Fuels Alliance America Celebrates a Biodiesel Innovator in Honor of National Biodiesel Day

(Clean Fuels Alliance America)  National Biodiesel Day takes place March 18, in honor of Rudolf Diesel’s birthday. In the 1890s, Rudolf invented the diesel engine, which was designed to run on peanut oil. This year it was especially meaningful as

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DB Cargo UK Successfully Trials New HVO Fuel in Bid to Decarbonise Its Operations

(DB Cargo) DB Cargo UK has successfully trialled the use of 100% renewable Hydro-treated Vegetable Oil (HVO) as it continues to look for new and innovative ways to power its fleet and decarbonise its operations. -- Ground-breaking tests have been taking

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Rudolf Diesel's Enduring Invention

(Diesel Technology Forum) ... Diesel would be right at home today working to develop new fuels and energy sources to tackle a major sociological need, meeting the challenge of climate change. Indeed, thousands of engineers around the world are doing just

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Biodiesel Performance: Go Inside a Diesel Engine VIDEO

(Renewable Energy Group) Increased lubricity. Higher Cetane. Fewer diesel particulate filter problems. These are some of the performance advantages biodiesel can give fleets over ULSD. Take a look inside a diesel engine to see for yourself how biodiesel helps reduce

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Ethanol Diesel Engine Passes Road Test ClearFlame Ethanol Technology Passes Road Test in Class 8 Diesel Truck Engine

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) A startup company developing technology that allows diesel trucks to run on straight renewable fuels such as ethanol announced this week at had successfully completed an on-road demonstration of the technology. ClearFlame Engine Technologies said in

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Cummins Introduces Destination Zero to Its Employees and Other Stakeholders

by Katie Zarich (Cummins) ... Developing and growing the hydrogen economy also is essential. Hydrogen can be used as a fuel source to decarbonize transportation as it becomes more available and less expensive. (Cummins’ electrolzyers are helping customers produce green

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Diesel Pickup Trucks, Vans, and SUVs, Finding Their Niche

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Renewable biodiesel fuel ready: Uniquely, all diesel products available to consumers are approved for up to use of a 20% blend of biodiesel fuels. Choosing to use biodiesel in these vehicles reduces greenhouse gas emissions by anywhere

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Impact Debates: The Future of Trucking --- February 9, 2022 --- ONLINE

 Future of Trucking: a discussion on the potential shifts in powertrains for long-haul trucks  --  Transporting goods by long-haul vehicles is a key element to healthy economies, but currently brings significant carbon emissions. Battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric

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Coming to Terms and Time with Carbon

(Diesel Technology Forum) ... Which is why decarbonizing transportation needs to leverage the fuels and technologies we have that can cut greenhouse gas (GHG) today:   Out with the old, in with the new: Black carbon, or soot, is a byproduct of

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Update Re bioMSAR Testing at Aquafuel Research Ltd

(RNS/Quadrise Fuels International plc) Quadrise (AIM:QFI), the supplier of MSAR® and bioMSAR™ emulsion technology and fuels, is pleased to confirm the results of the latest bioMSAR™ testing at Aquafuel Research Ltd's ("Aquafuel") UK test facility. The results relate to further engine optimisation testing of bioMSAR™, conducted on the Company's Cummins high-speed 4-stroke

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Equipment Manufacturers, Fleets Highlight Importance of Biodiesel in Future Program Plans

(National Biodiesel Board/Clean Fuels Alliance Americ)  Clean Fuels Recognized as Essential Part of a Low-Carbon Transportation Future  -- The National Biodiesel Board this week announced its transition to a new name, Clean Fuels Alliance America, reflecting the organization’s progressive vision and

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New List: These Commercial Vehicles Are Allowed to Fill up with Biodiesel

(LifePR) A new list shows the trucks, buses, engines, and other commercial vehicles that have been approved by the manufacturers to run on higher blends of biodiesel. They can be fuelled with a proportion of 10 percent (B10), 20 percent

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California's Battle to Cut Emissions with Biofuels Burns in New Truck Engines

by Laura Sanicola (Reuters)  Renewable diesel is touted as a cleaner-burning fuel, but a recent study has shown the fuel falls short on one measure of reducing pollution from new truck engines - giving pause to California regulators who support increased production. ... Renewable

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Deere Pairs with Start-up to Swap Diesel for Ethanol in Its Engines

by Herb Trix (WVIK/Radio Iowa) Iowa’s largest manufacturing employer is partnering with a Chicago-area company to reduce harmful emissions from its equipment by replacing diesel fuel with ethanol. Quad Cities-based John Deere is working with ClearFlame Engine Technologies of Geneva, Illinois, where

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VW Officially Approves Using Paraffinic Fuels in Latest-Generation Diesel Engines

(Volkswagen/Biobased Diesel Daily)  Volkswagen plans to reduce the carbon footprint of its fleet in Europe by 40 percent by the year 2030. The company is therefore increasingly focusing on fully and partially electric vehicles. As a further alternative, Volkswagen is

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Agriculture Equipment Industry Faces Global Challenges by Advancing Technology and Practices that Boost Productivity while Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(Diesel Technology Forum)  America’s farms are greener and more productive than before while exploring new fuels and technologies for the future --  The global agriculture engine and equipment industry is rapidly evolving to face numerous challenges including feeding a growing population,

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Mazda Participates in Race with Car Powered by Next-generation Biodiesel

(Biofuels International)  Mazda has participated in the Super Taikyu Race in Okayama and ran a car powered by biofuels. The Japanese car manufacturer entered a car with a conventional diesel engine (Skyactiv-D 1.5) that ran on 100% bio-based fuel made

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Charged-Up

(Diesel Technology Forum) ... Here’s a short quiz: Thinking about high-tech advancements like autonomous operation, new and renewable fuels, electrified components, hybrid, connected, smart, and efficient technologies – which sector most comes to mind, passenger cars or the mining sector?

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Study Yields Curious NOx Results from New Technology Diesel Engines Running RD/BD Blends

(California Air Resources Board/Biobased Diesel Daily)  The California Air Resources Board contracted with the University of California at Riverside Bourns College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research and Technology to evaluate oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and particulate matter emissions from the use

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The Challenges of “X” Technology

(Diesel Technology Forum) Picking fuels and technologies to power the trucks and equipment in the future is more than just the satisfaction with the initial choice -- ... From picking the right holiday gift to deciding on which fuels and technologies

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Iowa Company REG Is Helping Others Meet Sustainability Goals with Its Biofuel Innovations

(Renewable Energy Group/Ag Funder News) As companies and organizations around the world look to reduce their environmental footprint and meet sustainability goals, a growing number are leveraging custom-made renewable fuel solutions from Iowa-based companies. Renewable Energy Group (REG) in Ames, Iowa, is one

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U.S. DOE Funds Dimethyl Ether Projects to Decarbonize Transportation

by Michael Bates (NGT News) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) has awarded more than $4 million in funding to test novel applications of dimethyl ether (DME) as a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels. Oberon Fuels, a company

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Reducing Emissions, Boosting Efficiency, Using Renewable Fuels Drives the Future for Diesel Technology

(Diesel Technology Forum)  ... “Globally, one out of every two economic sectors depend on diesel power. Trucks, trains, buses, marine workboats, as well as agricultural, forestry, mining and construction equipment rely almost exclusively on diesel. Even as new fuels and technologies emerge, diesel engines will be best suited and continue

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Heard on the Floor at ABLC 2021 – October 28

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ABLC 2021 continues today with its theme of ““building a bridge to Net Zero” after a flurry of announcements buzzed around the floor yesterday, as the 560 delegates grappled with the immense opportunities and supply chain

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Deere Invests in Ethanol Diesel Engine: ClearFlame Secures $17 Million to Commercialize Ethanol Diesel Engine Tech

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)   Count John Deere among the companies investing in a startup company developing a heavy-duty truck engine able to run on straight ethanol. ClearFlame Engine Technologies announced Thursday it had secured another $17 million in funding

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EIA Projects Global Conventional Vehicle Fleet Will Peak in 2038

(U.S. Department of Energy)  In our International Energy Outlook 2021, we estimate the global light-duty vehicle (LDV) fleet contained 1.31 billion vehicles in 2020, and we project this fleet will grow to 2.21 billion vehicles by 2050. We project electric vehicles (EVs)—any

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Trucking into the Future With 7 Innovations in Diesel Power

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Here are just seven examples of innovation around and inside the diesel engine that are happening today. If past accomplishments are any measure of future success, the diesel engine is poised to continue to deliver the goods

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Battle Of The Biofuels: Renewable Diesel vs. Biodiesel

by Patrick O’Brien (Opportune LLP/Biofuels Digest) Find out why knowing the difference between renewable diesel and biodiesel can go a long way in understanding the benefits of each. Fuel standards programs such as the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS-2) and California’s Low-Carbon

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Biofuel Blendstocks: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Naphthenic Biofuel-Diesel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biofuel blendstocks is what it’s all about for Dimitris Assanis from SUNY and Ofei Mante from RTI International. Check out their BETO presentation on bioblendstock oils rich in naphthenes produced using catalytic fast pyrolysis and

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Diesel Still Relevant for Modern Equipment

(Farm Equipment/Cummins) Alternative power solutions such as hybrid, full electric, natural gas and hydrogen are piquing the interest of agricultural equipment manufacturers. Several tractor OEMs are working to perfect the concept of a full electric machine for instance. While these technologies

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ClearFlame Engine Technologies and Alto Ingredients, Inc. Partner to Demonstrate Decarbonization of Diesel-Fueled Engines Using Ethanol Fuel

(ClearFlame Engine Technologies)  ClearFlame Engine Technologies, a growing startup dedicated to the development of clean engine technology today announced a partnership with Alto Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALTO), a leading producer of specialty alcohols and essential ingredients, to conduct pilot demonstrations of

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Department of Energy Selects Four Projects to Move Co-Optimized Biofuels and Combustion Engines Closer to Market

(U.S. Department of Energy) Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of four projects totaling $1 million to conduct cutting-edge applied research and development concerning the interaction between promising biofuels and combustion engines. The projects will leverage a

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All Aboard: From NorCal to SoCal, New Generation of Diesel to Deliver Clean Air, Climate Benefits to California Rail Commuters and Residents

(Diesel Technology Forum)  LA’s Metrolink and Bay Area’s Capitol Corridor Commuter Rail Service Both Invest in New Advanced Diesel Engines Powered with 100% Renewable Diesel  --  Key commuter rail providers in both Northern and Southern California have each recently announced new

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Barasso: Innovation, Not Regulation, Is the Best Way to Improve Our Country's Mobility

(Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources) Today (March 16, 2021), U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR), delivered the following remarks at a full committee hearing on transportation technologies. ... “Too

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Renewable Energy Group and Optimus Technologies Collaborate to Deliver Biodiesel to Fleets Nationwide

(Renewable Energy Group/Business Wire) Fleets Immediately Reducing Carbon Emissions with 100% Biodiesel -- Fleets across the nation are improving their emission reductions by implementing B100 (100% biodiesel) technology into their fleets. Renewable Energy Group (REG) (NASDAQ: REGI) fleet customers in Iowa,

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Deere Bullish on Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel

by Ryan Ghem (SAE International)  ... Biodiesel and renewable diesel will lead the way for alternative-fuel integration into the heavy equipment industry, according to Nick Block, director of worldwide marketing, sales & customer support, John Deere Power Systems (JDPS). “We support

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Continued Investment, Innovation in Advanced Technology Diesel Engines Sustains Clean Air and Climate Progress

(Diesel Technology Institute) In comments submitted today (March 16, 2021) to the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing  - "Ways to Strengthen Research and Development in Innovative Transportation Technologies with a Focus on Solutions that Decrease Emissions, Reduce Our

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Power for the History Books: Electrification and Diesel

(Diesel Technology Forum) In 100 or maybe even 50 years from now, it is entirely possible that historians will look back and recount the path of how electrification of the transport sector revolutionized the world and saved the climate. If that

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Now Is the Time to Cut Carbon with Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine) ... Time is of the essence as OEMs and fleets across the country take a fresh look at the use of low-carbon biodiesel and renewable diesel to help reduce emissions in their new and legacy diesel vehicles

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Illinois Community College ‘Building a Pipeline of Biodiesel Technicians’

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily)  Illinois-based Lewis and Clark Community College is making progress toward “building a pipeline of biodiesel technicians,” according to a recent presentation given by Chris Reynolds, the school’s associate professor of automotive technology. Year one’s

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Greenhouse Gases to Carbon Neutrality and Carbon Negativity; an Overview of Popular Emission Terms

by Aytek Yuksel (Cummins) ... This article brings you the basics around some of the common terms associated with air quality and emissions. What are the different greenhouse gases (GHG)? There are four primary greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide

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What do the Commercial Trucks of the Future Look Like in 2040? Does Diesel Have a Sell by Date?

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Rather than having a “sell by“ date, diesel will remain as the dominant technology moving the nation’s freight for decades to come. -- Recent headlines “Daimler, Volvo Show Hydrogen is Here, Diesel Has a Sell-By Date” (Trucks.com, November

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Bio Engine Technology Ltd Developing Rankine Cycle Engine to Use Renewable Fuel

(Bio Engine Technology)  The engineers at Bio Engine Technology Ltd are dedicated to a simple but effective solution. They are developing an engine, matched to a clean organic fuel, which will not add damaging gases or harmful particulates into the

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Greener Fuels on the Way to Zero Emissions

by Deborah Lockridge  (HDT Trucking Info) ...  Renewable Diesel Offers Drop-In Sustainability --  Use renewable diesel fuel in that cleaner-burning modern diesel engine, and you have an even “greener” truck. Renewable diesel is made from sustainable sources such as natural animal fats, vegetable oils, greases,

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All Along the Watchtower: Projects, R&D, Partnerships of the Month for October 2020

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  Partnership Watch: Lummus Technology, New Hope Technologies  In Texas, Lummus Technology and New Hope Technologies today announced that the companies have entered into a cooperation agreement for the marketing and further development of a

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EPA to Award up to $5.5 Million for Clean Diesel Projects in Mid-Atlantic Region

(Environmental Protection Agency) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today has awarded up to $5.5 million in clean diesel funding to the Mid-Atlantic Region organizations to support their clean diesel programs and projects to reduce emissions. The organizations include the Mid-Atlantic Regional

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Clean Engines Due to the Use of FAME

(LifePR)   The project "Formation of deposits and prevention of deposits of biodiesel" carried out at the University of Rostock shows that the use of biodiesel in modern engine systems leads not only to the reduction of greenhouse gases, particles and

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The Roundest Fuel That Ever Was – Suburban Propane Acquires a 39 Percent Stake in Oberon Fuels – the How, the Why, the Progress with DME Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... DME doesn’t stand for Doesn’t Make Emissions or Dirty Methane Eliminated but might as well, since Dimethyl Ether has the potential to do both. Lots of fuels can reduce or eliminate greenhouse gas emissions, and

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Uncertainty for Back to School Abounds, but School Buses Are Ready

(Diesel Technology Forum)  ... Today's diesel school bus engines are significantly cleaner than engines built in 1988. In use since 2010, new-generation advanced technology diesel engines are equipped with the most advanced emissions control technology available: diesel particulate filters and selective

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Hot Off the Press: New Co-Optima Publications

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy’s Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative explores how simultaneous innovations in fuels and engines can boost fuel economy and vehicle performance while reducing emissions. Co-Optima researchers publish their latest scientific findings in journal articles,

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ClearFlame Engine Technologies Awarded $1.1 Million Department of Energy Phase II Grant

(ClearFlame)  Funding will support R&D for clean engine technology on heavy-duty engines  --  ClearFlame Engine Technologies, a start-up company dedicated to the development of clean engine technology, has been awarded a two-year, $1.1 million Phase II grant from the Department

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Don’t Rule out Clean Diesel: DTF

(Today's Trucking) New-generation diesel-powered trucks are vital in achieving near-term climate and clean air goals, the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) said, in response to a 15-state mission to achieve 100% zero-emissions commercial truck sales by 2050. “While the recently announced MOU

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Renewable Natural Gas Hybrid Line-Haul Locomotive under Development

(OptiFuel)   OptiFuel Systems, a system integrator of Cummins and BAE Systems hybrid power products for decarbonizing the rail, marine, and microgrid power market, is in the process of finalizing a $2.6 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant to demonstrate

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New Generation of Diesel-Powered Trucks Vital to Achieving Near-Term, Sustained Progress on Climate and Clean Air Goals

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Response to Announcement by NESCAUM, 15 States and District of Columbia Regarding MOU for Electric Trucks  -- The Diesel Technology Forum issued the following statement today on the recently announced Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between 15 states and

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Doubling for Diesel: A Novel Engine Technology

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A novel engine technology could make it possible for ethanol to be used in compression-ignition engines, opening up a potential multi-billion-gallon market. With $3 million in financing secured, Clear Flame Engines is poised for

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Department of Energy Selects Seven Projects to Accelerate Adoption of Performance-Advantaged Biofuels

(U.S. Department of Energy) Today (July 2, 2020), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of seven projects totaling $1.94 million to conduct research and development to accelerate the adoption of performance-advantaged biofuel blendstocks. These fuels are derived from

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Co-Optima’s Big Impacts for Biofuels: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to U.S. Dept. of Energy Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) If you haven’t heard of Co-Optima, you should! This U.S. DOE initiative is tackling fuel and engine research and development to maximize vehicle fuel economy – key for biofuels! From mapping lower-cost pathways to reduce emissions while

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Ortwin Costenoble on Future Biofuels Standards in the EU

by Tammy Klein (Future Fuel Strategies) On this episode of the Fueling the Future podcast, I spoke with Ortwin Costenoble, senior standarization consultant with the Royal Netherlands Standardization Institute (NEN) about the recent research project commissioned by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) entitled, “Engine

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Advanced Biofuels USA Publishes Updated "What's the Difference between Biodiesel and Renewable (Green) Diesel?" Adds "What Renewable Fuels Can Be Used in Compression Ignition Engines?"

(Advanced Biofuels USA) Since 2011, one of Advanced Biofuels USA's most popular publications has been "What's the Difference between Biodiesel and Renewable (Green) Diesel?"  The update of this paper has been expanded to answer the question, "What Renewable Fuels Can

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Bioliquids and Their Use in Power Generation – A Technology Review

by T.Seljak, M.Buffi, A.Valera-Medina, C.T.Chong, D.Chiaramonti, T.Katrašnik (Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews) -A systematic and holistic assessment of relevant properties of bioliquids.  -New technical advances of piston engines and micro gas turbines using bioliquids.  -A detailed analysis of required power

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Wheels Keep Turning on Innovations for More Efficient and Clean Vehicles

(Department of Energy)  While approximately 30% of today’s new cars can boast fuel economy of at least 30 miles per gallon, there is still the opportunity for further efficiency gains. Top scientists, engineers, and analysts with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Co-Optimization

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A Roadmap to the Ammonia Economy

by Tammy Klein (Future Fuel Strategies) Researchers at Monash University in Australia have proposed a roadmap to renewable ammonia being produced in the future at a scale that is significant in terms of global fossil fuel use in a paper recently published

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Reducing Transportation-Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions in New Jersey Should Include All Efficient Technologies and Low-Carbon Fuels

(Diesel Technology Forum)  ... New technology diesel engines, advanced renewable biofuels can deliver benefits faster and should be included in transportation climate plan.  -- In a letter to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, the Diesel Technology Forum called for the Garden

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All the Buzz on Biodiesel Fuels: Fill It up Please

by Allen Schaeffer (Diesel Technology Forum/Progressive Dairy)  ... In California, home of the nation’s most progressive climate policy that is now nearly a decade old, the Air Resources Board motto is, “Electrify everything possible and use low-carbon fuels in everything

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VTT to Assess Bio- and Waste-Based Oils Suitable for Power Plants and Ships

(VTT)  In a three-year Business Finland BioFlex project, VTT and partners are exploring how suitable fuel oils made from biomass and waste plastics are for power plants and ship diesel engines. The aim is to determine the most ecologically and

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Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Now: Cost-Effective Solutions Include Diesel Engines and Advanced Biofuels

(Diesel Technology Forum) States that have enacted greenhouse gas emissions reduction programs for the transportation sector, including low-carbon fuel requirements, are realizing significant reductions in carbon dioxide emissions thanks to the use of advanced biofuels including biodiesel and renewable diesel fuel

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Wärtsilä Advances Future Fuel Capabilities with First Ammonia Tests

(Wärtsilä) The technology group Wärtsilä has initiated combustion trials using ammonia. The research will help the company to prepare for the use of ammonia as a fuel that can contribute to reducing both the shipping’s and energy sectors’ greenhouse gas

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Where’s Biodiesel At? The Diesel Market, Feedstock Options and more: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to the National Biodiesel Board’s Biodiesel Industry – Part 1

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  While things are topsy turvy around the world right now, Part 1 to this visual National Biodiesel Board slide guide takes us on an industry overview, the diesel vehicle market forecast, the U.S. biodiesel and

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Methanol as Fuel, Chemical Feedstock and Liquid Hydrogen Carrier: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Methanol as Fuel and Feedstock

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Methanol is versatile – it can be used as turbine fuel, cooking fuel, and as a fuel for solid oxide fuel cells. But G.K.Surya Prakash from University of Southern California shares in this illuminating presentation other

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Powertrain Choices for Future Work Trucks Include New Generation of Diesel to Meet Growing Service, Sustainability Needs

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Approximately six million diesel-powered work trucks today are on the job working for small businesses and governments alike. These trucks that deliver the everyday services Americans demand, are doing so with fewer emissions and a greater eye

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Call for White Papers: Directed Funding Opportunity for Collaboration with National Laboratories DEADLINE: April 19, 2020

(Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative) The Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative focuses on developing new high-performance fuels that, when combined with advanced combustion approaches, can boost engine efficiency and cut emissions. To accelerate adoption of new fuels

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