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Carbon Negative, Compression Ignition: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Oberon Fuels
October 26, 2017 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Oberon Fuels is facilitating the growth of the DME transportation industry by converting biogas and other hydrocarbon rich waste streams to higher valued commodities such as DME. Using its proprietary small-scale …

Vegetable Oil as Fuel in Agriculture
October 17, 2017 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

(OWI (Google Translation))  Retrofitting of tractors for multi-fuel use  —  In agriculture, widening the use of vegetable oil as fuel in tractors could contribute to greater sustainability and climate protection within the framework of a resource-conserving bioeconomy. However, …

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
August 17, 2017 – 5:31 pm | No Comment

In a 25 x ’25 blog post, Reg Modlin, former director of regulatory affairs at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and senior advisor to the Ag-Auto-Ethanol Work Group, noted, “Until then (2050), and for decades after, …

Combustion Engines Are Not Going Anywhere for Quite a While
August 17, 2017 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

by Reg Modlin (25 x ’25 Resource)  … Flags have gone up in recent days as a result of articles proclaiming the coming of the electric car and the resulting disruption in the automobile industry. …

German Minister: Too Soon to Bury the Combustion Engine
August 7, 2017 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/The Washington Post)  Germany’s transport minister said Thursday (July 27, 2017) that it’s too soon to talk about burying the combustion engine, underlining his government’s reluctance to follow Britain and others in banning the …

Altering Distillation Curve of Biodiesel – Olefin Metathesis
June 29, 2017 – 11:09 am | No Comment

by Kapil Shyam Lokare (E2IG Solutions Pvt Ltd/Biofuels Digest)  … Today, diesel engines are used worldwide for transportation, manufacturing, power generation, construction, and farming, …. Their success comes from their efficiency, economy, and reliability.

Biodiesel is a sustainable viable …

Funeral for a Friend: Wave Goodbye to the Light-Duty Diesel
June 8, 2017 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

by Richard Truett (Automotive News)  …  The diesel engine has been on life support before only to make a miraculous recovery, thanks to innovations such as selective catalytic reduction and super high-pressure fuel injection. So, …

Cummins B6.7, L9 Engines Compatible with Renewable Diesel
June 1, 2017 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

(Fleet Owner)  Cummins Inc. announced its B4.5, B6.7 and L9 engine platforms are compatible with paraffinic renewable diesel fuels meeting the EN 15940 specification. Both on-highway and off-highway versions of the B6.7 and L9 platforms …

Scania Euro 6 Ethanol Truck Joins the Exhibition Next Week!
May 15, 2017 – 6:35 pm | No Comment

(Svebio)  We’re pleased to inform that the Scania Euro 6 ethanol truck joins the vehicle exhibition at Advanced Biofuels Conference next week.
Time to change the game
Globally, transport is a major source of fossil CO2 emissions. …

Renewable Diesel Fuel a New Component in the Advancement Of Clean Diesel Technology
March 30, 2017 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  With national and international policies moving toward a low-carbon, sustainable future, advanced clean diesel technologies and the emergence of low-emission renewable diesel fuel are leading to the continued growth in diesel’s dominance …

General Motors Announces 20 for B20 in Its Diesel Vehicle Lineup
January 18, 2017 – 11:49 am | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  GM Expands its B20 Biodiesel Capable Lineup with New Cars, Crossovers, Trucks  —  General Motors is taking bold steps to expand the U.S. diesel vehicle market beyond its traditional stronghold in full-size …

Automakers Fuel the U.S. Market With More Biodiesel Capable Diesel Vehicle Models
January 17, 2017 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  U.S. auto manufacturers have introduced a record number of new biodiesel capable diesel vehicle options for consumers as the push for increased fuel efficiency, performance, and sustainability in America’s transportation sector grows. …

Energy Department Announces Up to $7 Million for the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines
December 29, 2016 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, the Energy Department (DOE) announced up to $7 million for eight universities to accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable, and sustainable high-performance fuels for use in high-efficiency, low-emission engines. Under the Co-Optimization …

GM, Honda Execs Agree: Higher Octane Gas Needed to Optimize ICE Efficiency
August 7, 2016 – 11:48 am | No Comment

by Lindsay Brooke  (SAE International)  Raising the octane level of pump gasoline in the U.S. is integral to optimizing advanced combustion engines now in development, said GM and Hondaexecutives at the 2016 CAR Management Briefing …

Keep It in the Ground or America First?
July 15, 2016 – 11:14 am | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum) … One of the great benefits of the diesel platform is its capability to run on higher blends of high quality biofuels including renewable diesel fuel and biodiesel fuel. These fuels are considered …

The Future of Freight
July 8, 2016 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  …  “When we talk about the diesels of the future, the idea of getting to clean and near zero, it’s the ticket just to get in the door for future …

Statement of the Diesel Technology Forum Regarding the Mitigation Aspects of the Volkswagen Settlement Announcement
June 30, 2016 – 10:29 am | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum, issued the following statement today regarding the announcements by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies, private plaintiffs and 44 …

Nobina AB: Nobina to Take Delivery of 179 New Buses Worth around SEK 450 Million
June 29, 2016 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

(Nobina AB/Business Wire)  During the summer, Nobina will take delivery of 179 new buses; this is a consequence of the traffic contracts that are starting in 2016. The buses, worth approximately SEK 450 million, will …

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 …

CNG More Harmful for Environment than Diesel: Gujarat Govt to High Court
May 11, 2016 – 7:13 pm | No Comment

(ZeeNews.India) … Citing an expert committee report on fuels, the state government today told the Gujarat High Court that CNG will prove more harmful to the environment than diesel “as CNG engines emit more greenhouse gases …

Clean Diesel: Fueling a Decade of Change / Recognizing the 10-year anniversary of ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel this Clean Air Month
May 11, 2016 – 6:27 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Ten years after the introduction of ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel in 2006, the Diesel Technology Forum recognizes the role of the shift to cleaner diesel fuel and its importance in the major …

Clean Diesel Delivers Clean Air Benefits to the Mid-Atlantic Region
May 9, 2016 – 11:07 am | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  … Looking toward to the future, (Diesel Technology Forum executive director Allen) Schaeffer noted in the next decade that diesel would remain the prime mover for the global economy, but that new engines …

You Can’t Always Get What You Want: What the Rolling Stones and Emerging Technologies Have in Common
May 9, 2016 – 11:01 am | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Efforts to develop and “commercialize” emerging technologies in the time horizons considered may not provide substantial air quality benefits if these technologies do not find their way into the fleet in substantial …

Clean Diesel Delivers Clean Air Benefits to the Mid-Atlantic Region
May 4, 2016 – 1:44 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  …  Looking toward to the future, Schaeffer (Diesel Technology Forum executive director Allen Schaeffer) noted in the next decade that diesel would remain the prime mover for the global economy, but that …

Co-Optima Stakeholder Listening Day Summary Report
April 28, 2016 – 8:18 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Bioenergy Technologies Office, in partnership with the Vehicle Technologies Office and DOE national laboratories, hosted a stakeholder listening day last June to concurrently investigate the optimization of fuels and vehicles. Formerly called …

Mercedes-Benz Proposes to Shift Its Cars to Biodiesel in India
April 28, 2016 – 6:39 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  German automaker Mercedes-Benz is probing the possibility to shift its diesel cars and other vehicles in India to biodiesel.
“Mercedes has given me a letter that they can use 100% biodiesel in their cars …

Minnesotans Breathe Easy Thanks to Diesel
April 15, 2016 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Minnesota can breathe a little easier with its fleet of clean diesel vehicles powered on blends of biodiesel fuel. — In case you missed it, the Minnesota chapter of the American Lung Association (ALA) …

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 …

Science Teacher Plans First Coast-to-Coast Biofuel Flight
March 23, 2016 – 12:58 pm | No Comment

by Megan Elliott (Flying Magazine)  First transcontinental flight using aviation biofuel in a certified light aircraft. — High-school science teacher Ross McCurdy is planning the first transcontinental flight using aviation biofuel in a certified light aircraft. …

Future for Diesel Passenger Vehicles in U.S. Remains Positive Despite Recent Set Backs
March 18, 2016 – 6:34 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  While diesel passenger vehicles sales have decreased in recent months, there are some positive signs that indicate diesel sales will recover and expand in the coming years, according to Allen Schaeffer, the …

From February 2016: Approval for Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO): Mercedes-Benz Truck Models Approved for Alternative Fuel HVO
February 23, 2016 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

(Daimler)  Approval for trucks with heavy-duty OM 470, OM 471 engines as well as medium-duty OM 936 and OM 934 variants; Use of HVO validated by extensive testing; maintenance intervals unchanged; The HVO raw material is sourced …

What Do the Super Bowl, UPS, the City of San Francisco and the Local Water Untility in Eugene, Oregon All Have in Common?
January 28, 2016 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

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

Volvo Exec: ‘Plenty More Scope’ to Cut CO2 Emissions from Trucks
January 27, 2016 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Frédéric Simon (EurActiv)  There are virtually “no limits” to what technology can achieve to reduce CO2 emissions from trucks, says Niklas Gustafsson from the Volvo group. What will eventually hold back progress in cutting …

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 …

Mack Trucks Green-Lights Renewable Diesel Fuel for Use in Mack Engines
January 8, 2016 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

(Volvo) Following extensive truck and engine testing, Mack Trucks today (January 7, 2016) signed off on the use of renewable diesel fuel in all Mack® engines. Renewable diesel fuel delivers performance similar to diesel refined from …

United States Files Complaint Against Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche for Alleged Clean Air Act Violations
January 4, 2016 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Justice)  The Department of Justice, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), today filed a civil complaint in federal court in Detroit, Michigan, against Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Volkswagen Group of …

Climate Benefits of One of the Oldest Technologies Still in Use
December 18, 2015 – 9:19 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Thanks to decades of innovation, clean diesel technology is helping to deliver significant reductions in GHG emissions and is a major feature of the U.S. climate commitment outlined in the INDC that …

Soon, a Fuel Based on Coconut Oil for Your Car
December 16, 2015 – 11:17 am | No Comment

(Times of India)  As the world continues to debate climate change and curb on emissions, this engineering college has developed a coconut oil-based biofuel that that promises to be more eco-friendly by reducing emmision of …

Volvo Trucks Approves Use of Renewable Diesel Fuel for Proprietary Engines
December 11, 2015 – 11:30 am | No Comment

by John Mies (Volvo Trucks — United States)  Volvo Trucks North America, after concluding truck and engine lab testing, today approved the use of renewable diesel fuel for all of its proprietary Volvo engines, offering …

Achieving Global Climate Goals of COP21 Requires New Clean Diesel Technology, Renewable Biofuels
December 3, 2015 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Underlying President Obama’s commitment for the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent by 2025 at the COP21 climate convention in Paris, are reductions in emissions from power …

Clean Diesel Feeding the World
December 3, 2015 – 2:56 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Clean diesel engines and fuel will be a necessary technology to feed an additional 1 billion people while meeting climate commitments established by 2025. —  …  One of the benefits of the …

Electric Cars and the Coal that Runs Them
November 24, 2015 – 10:01 am | No Comment

by Michael Birnbaum (The Washington Post)  Cheap electricity, a changing climate This is part of a series exploring how the world’s hunger for cheap electricity is complicating efforts to combat climate change.  —  …  But …

MBTA Purchases Dozens of Diesel-Hybrid Buses
October 14, 2015 – 10:00 am | No Comment

(NGT News)  The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) says its fiscal and management control board has unanimously approved the purchase of 44 diesel-hybrid buses for its Silver Line and other high-volume bus routes.
The 60-foot-long buses …

Clean Diesel: What Is SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction), How Does It Work . . . & Why Is It Important?
October 13, 2015 – 7:15 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  The Diesel Technology Forum issued the following explanation on Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), an advanced active emissions control technology system used in clean diesel engines today:
What Is SCR?
Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) is …

AGQM Develops No-Harm Test for Biodiesel Heating Oil Stabilizers
October 7, 2015 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Due to increasing demand for biodiesel-blended heating oil, the German biodiesel quality management association AGQM announced it will offer for the first time a test to assess oxidation stabilizers for …

We Should Not Be Surprised about Volkswagen’s “Diesel-Gate”
September 29, 2015 – 10:12 am | No Comment

by Bill Brandon (Biofuels Digest) Fooling with computers to give false readings has happened before. It is important to recognize similarities to earlier cases and EPA’s role in them.
The 1998 consent decree
In October 1998, the DOJ …

NOxgate Expands: 93% of Diesel Vehicles Tested Fail to Meet Euro 6 NOx Emission Standards; Average Is 7 Times over the Limit
September 29, 2015 – 10:03 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The VW crisis just keeps getting worse, with Volkswagen suspending its VW, Audi, and Porsche R&D chiefs, as Audi confirmed that 2.1 million of its vehicles were outfitted with defeat devices, …

VW Scandal Raises Doubts over Clean Diesel and Lab-Based Emissions Testing
September 28, 2015 – 6:49 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute) On September 22, Volkswagen Motors (VW) admitted that it had cheated on emissions testing in Europe and the United States, by installing a piece of software known as a ‘defeat device’ …

Your Guide To Dieselgate: Volkswagen’s Diesel Cheating Catastrophe
September 21, 2015 – 12:55 pm | No Comment

by Patrick George (Jalopnik)  Yes, it’s a catastrophe. There’s no other way to describe the allegations from the Environmental Protection Agency that Volkswagen cheated on their emissions tests with nearly half a million TDI diesel …

EPA Says VW Running Massive Clean Air Scam via Jettas, Audis, Passats
September 21, 2015 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, EPA issued a notice of violation of the Clean Air Act to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. alleging that four-cylinder Volkswagen and Audi diesel …

India Closer to Nod for 100% Biofuel
August 3, 2015 – 10:02 am | No Comment

by Dipak K Dash  (Times of India)  Setting the stage for manufacturing of vehicle engines that can ply on 100% bio-diesel soon, the road transport ministry on Friday came out with draft notification for mass …

Improving Air Quality in Delhi: Lessons Learned in the United States
July 31, 2015 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  This month’s 10-year anniversary of the United States-India Partnership highlights shared strategies for advancing economic opportunity and collaborating on climate change and clean air. Transportation fuels and vehicle technology – particularly diesel …

Ethanol Chronicles Launches Blog to Answer Fuel Critics
July 14, 2015 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

By Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Auto Channel recently launched the Ethanol Chronicles to aggregate questions and information on ethanol. The Auto Channel is a focused content channel covering all things automotive. A long-time champion …

ED95 – The Green Biofuel for Heavy Transport
July 7, 2015 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

(SEKAB)  ED95 is an ethanol based fuel for adapted diesel engines. It consists of 95 percent pure ethanol with the addition of ignition improver, lubricant and corrosion protection. In a diesel engine adapted for ED95 …

Mercedez-Benz Changes Tune, Now Says B10 Biodiesel Is Okay
July 2, 2015 – 11:28 am | No Comment

(Malaysian Digest)  Barely two weeks after casting doubt on the viability of Malaysia’s B10 biodiesel fuel for car engines, Mercedez-Benz Malaysia today said the fuel is fine after all.
In a statement, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia said: “After …

Mercedes, Toyota, Isuzu, VW – B10 Biodiesel No Go
June 19, 2015 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

(Paultan.org)  Following BMW Malaysia announcing it found “technical challenges” running its diesel engines on B10 biodiesel (10% palm-based biodiesel/90% petroleum diesel blend, will reportedly be implemented nationwide by October), and that its engines can take …

Iowa Lawmakers Ride-and-Drive on Biodiesel
April 13, 2015 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Lawmakers in Iowa got the chance to experience the power of biodiesel for themselves. The Iowa Biodiesel Board (IBB)held its its first ever Ride-and-Drive event at the capitol in Des Moines …

High Flying
March 27, 2015 – 11:51 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Can you make ultra-performing diesel and jet fuels from essential oils found in hemp, a/k/a cannabis sativa, a/k/a marijuana?  Turns out, you can.

Beta caryophyllene — regardless of source — is …

Pittsburgh Expands Use of Optimus Technologies’ Biofuel Conversion Systems
March 11, 2015 – 6:00 am | No Comment

(Optimus Technologies)   Outfitting 20 more public works trucks to reduce fuel costs and to reduce lifecycle emissions over 80%.    – Optimus Technologies today announced the City of Pittsburgh has agreed to expand its use …

Oberon Fuels Poised for Growth as State of California Approves Dimethyl Ether (DME) for Legal Use as a Vehicle Fuel
February 26, 2015 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

(Oberon Fuels)  Another milestone for the introduction of a new, low carbon fuel in the United States
Oberon Fuels, Inc. (“Oberon”), the first company to produce fuel-grade dimethyl ether (“DME”) in North America, announced today that …

Conventional Gasoline Models are Expected to Represent Less Than Half of Vehicles Sold Worldwide by 2017
December 23, 2014 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

(Navigant Research)  Stop-start capability anticipated to be the most important innovation in improving fuel efficiency, report concludes
A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the emerging global market for technologies that improve fuel economy, including global …

Quehenberger Group Chooses Biodiesel and SafetyPackage with Purchase of New MAN TGX
December 5, 2014 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

(Automotive World)  The Austrian logistics specialist Quehenberger has placed an order for 350 of the new 440 hp and 480 hp MAN TGX semitrailer tractors. Based in Straßwalchen near Salzburg, the company is a pioneer …

Top 10 Ways to Show Gratitude to Biodiesel Supporters on Thanksgiving
November 25, 2014 – 10:53 am | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  This holiday season, we’re giving thanks to the thousands of businesses that choose biodiesel, a sustainable, green form of American energy. Here are the top 10 ways to show your gratitude to …

Optimus Technologies First to Receive EPA Approval on Advanced Biofuel Conversion Solution for Commercial Trucks
July 10, 2014 – 11:58 am | No Comment

(Optimus Technologies/MarketWatch)  As an alternative to CNG, creates new opportunities for advanced biofuel providers.
Optimus Technologies today (July 8, 2014) announced two significant milestones that are changing the U.S. commercial truck industry. First, it is the …

Transportation Forecast: Light Duty Vehicles
May 27, 2014 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

(Navigant) Light Duty Stop-Start, Hybrid Electric, Plug-In Hybrid Electric, Battery Electric, Natural Gas, Fuel Cell, and Conventional Vehicles: Global Market Forecasts, 2014-2035
…  Over 1.2 billion vehicles are on the world’s roads today, and more than 95% belong …

Students at ACTC Study the Power of Soy
January 6, 2014 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

by Mike James (The Independent)  Looking at the tiny vial of golden soybean oil on his desk reminds Shannon McCarty that technical education must keep up with technology.
In this case, it means the diesel mechanics …

Effects of Piston Bowl Geometry on Combustion and Emission Characteristics of Biodiesel Fueled Diesel Engines
January 2, 2014 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

by J. Li, W.M. Yang, H. An, A. Maghbouli, S.K. Chou (Fuel)  This paper presents the numerical study of the effects of piston bowl geometry on combustion and emission characteristics of a diesel engine fueled with …

Auto, Oil Company Coalition Urges EU Advanced Biofuel Roadmap to 2030
November 27, 2013 – 7:15 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  A report released Tuesday calling for a well defined advanced biofuel policy framework in the EU up to 2030 and beyond has been given full support by the group of international auto manufacturing and …

Lowering the Boiling Curve of Biodiesel by Metathesis
October 4, 2013 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

(UFOP)  In general, pure biodiesel is not applicable in modern diesel engines with particulate filters, as the particulate filter regeneration process would lead to a dilution of engine lubricant by the biofuel. Also a larger …

New GM Trucks to Offer CNG, Biodiesel Options
October 3, 2013 – 7:36 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  General Motors is offering some pretty clean options in a couple of its 2015 pickup trucks. This story from NGTNews says the latest Chevy Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD pickup trucks will …

Turbocharged Engines Gaining Speed
October 3, 2013 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

by Karl Henkel (Detroit News)  The move toward turbocharged engines continues to spool up.
A top supplier of automotive turbochargers is now predicting that North American sales of vehicles with turbocharged engines will grow 67 percent …

Father of the Prius Sees Long Road to a Fully Electric Future
October 1, 2013 – 6:32 pm | No Comment

by Howard Schneider (The Washington Post)   Toyota Motor Corp. Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada rode his pioneering work on the Prius hybrid to the top of the world’s biggest car company.
But that doesn’t mean he is a …

GM’s 2014 Chevy Cruze Adds to Growing List of B20-Ready Vehicles
February 10, 2013 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Bloomberg)  As the National Biodiesel Board heads to the 2013 National Automobile Dealers Association and American Truck Dealers (NADA/ATD) Convention this week in Orlando, the biodiesel industry is celebrating the news that General …

SAE 2013 Government/Industry Meeting January 30-February 1 Washington, DC
December 18, 2012 – 11:16 am | No Comment
SAE 2013 Government/Industry Meeting     January 30-February 1   Washington, DC

If you want to know how current and future automotive technology, regulations and legislation will affect the design of automobiles in terms of safety, environment and energy conservation you will not want to miss the …

RD Wraps up Model Fuels Consortium Combustion Simulation Work
November 7, 2012 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

(Reaction Design/Biodiesel Magazine)  Reaction Design, a leading developer of combustion simulation software, has successfully concluded its work leading the Model Fuels Consortium, an organization that has involved 20 automotive and energy industry luminaries engaged in the …

Advanced Biofuels USA Updates Next Generation Engines White Paper
August 2, 2012 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  With Ford’s Ecoboost engines in about 40% of F-150 fleet and three shifts working in Cleveland, Ohio to keep up with demand, along with the increasing popularity of GM’s …

Modeling Biofuel Fitness for the Sea
July 18, 2012 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

(University of Wisconsin-Madison)  With the help of a $2 million grant from the U.S. Office of Naval Research, mechanical engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will develop a tool to characterize the performance of a …

Mack and Volvo Trucks Join Growing List of B20 Supporters
May 7, 2012 – 6:16 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)   The B20 domino effect continues! Two more original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have formally expressed approval for B20. Heavy-duty truck makers Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks Inc. have confirmed …

Specialty Fuel Additives Market
April 26, 2012 – 11:46 am | No Comment

by Reportlinker (Sacramento Bee)  …Some of the biggest impacts of the RFS2 regulations will be in the diesel additive segment. Cold flow improvers will grow at the fastest rate relative to other fuel additives due …

Next Generation Engines And Fuels Forum 2012 June 18-20 Washington, DC
March 26, 2012 – 1:30 pm | No Comment
Next Generation Engines And Fuels Forum 2012    June 18-20   Washington, DC

The First Major Event that Brings Together the Auto, Oil and Biofuels Industries to Tackle the Challenges of the New CAFE and Tier 3 Standards

Hear the perspectives of key decision-makers who need to coordinate their …

Hino Trucks Honored at National Biodiesel Conference
February 7, 2012 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/Hino Trucks)  During a ceremony today at the National Biodiesel Conference in Orlando, Hino Trucks was recognized by the National Biodiesel Board with the 2012 “Eye on Biodiesel Impact Award.”
The “I-Awards” represent the biodiesel industry’s top honors, …

Proof That Buses Can Use Ethanol
October 20, 2011 – 9:15 am | No Comment

(The Nation)  The project, involving King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, the Industry Ministry’s Department of Industrial Promotion and 10 other public- and private-sector agencies, was sponsored by the Energy Conservation Promotion Fund.
The aim is …