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Engineering Prof. Receives $2 Million Grant to Research Biofuel

by Rochelle Li (The Cornell Daily Sun)  A Cornell professor believes biofuel can make fuel cleaner, and was recently granted $2 million by the Department of Energy to research the future

October 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Over 70% Bioethanol Engine Developed

(Biofuels International)  An Austrian university of technology, TU Wien (TUW), announced in a public release that it has developed a diesel engine that utilises over 70% bioethanol. TUW detailed the technology

October 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Major Progress: Cutting Black Carbon and Lowering CO2 Emissions in Transport, Other Sectors

(Diesel Technology Forum) … Use of renewable diesel fuel – not electrification or natural gas – in California is the primary means by which the state is achieving its low

October 3, 2018 Read Full Article

DOE Funds 6 Projects for Co-Optimization of Engines and Fuels

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy has announced it will award 42 projects a total of $80 million to support advanced vehicles technologies research. Approximately $10.1

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Operating Performance of a Tractor Engine of Emissions Standard EU IV in Biodiesel Operation

by Thomas Sadlowski, Volker Wichmann, Bert Buchholz and Markus Winkler  (ATZ OffHighway)  The use of pure biofuels in agricultural machinery offers the opportunity to reduce the use of fossil fuels. These engines are largely fuelled by

September 10, 2018 Read Full Article

27 Technologies to Produce Lower Carbon Fuels from “Second Chance Carbon” — and Its Practicioners. Who’s Doing What, Where, When, Why and How?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, perhaps the most comprehensive and useful guide to fuels and chemicals produced from “Recycled carbon fuels”, such as those produced from waste plastics

August 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Carbon Capture, Solar Fuels, Fossil Bubble

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Spain, BIOCON-CO2, a new €7 million EU Horizon 2020-funded research project, has recently kicked-off with intentions of supporting EU leadership in carbon dioxide (CO2) re-use technologies. BIOCON-CO2

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

New Video about Clean Diesel from Diesel Technology Forum

(Diesel Technology Forum)  There’s a lot of confusion about clean diesel. You might be wondering what it is exactly, or what makes it clean? Can clean diesel power your passenger vehicle

July 24, 2018 Read Full Article

U.S. Court of Appeals Rules in Ergon – West Virginia’s Favor in RFS Claim Against EPA

(Ergon – West Virginia, Inc./Business Wire)  Ergon – West Virginia, Inc., Wrongfully Denied Small Refinery Hardship Relief  —  The United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit has vacated

July 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Is Diesel a Future Fuel? A Discussion with Allen Schaeffer, Diesel Technology Forum

by Tim Esterdahl (PickUpTruckTalk) Allen Schaeffer of the Diesel Technology Forum joins Tim to discuss the current state of diesel and its future. We talk about how clean and quiet diesel engines are becoming

July 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Mazda: ‘Well-to-Wheel’ Gives ICE the Advantage over Electric, Manufacturer Claims

by Stephen Briers (Fleet News)  Change the debate to get true global picture on emissions says manufacturer as it continues to examine powertrain technology options. —  At a time when most of

June 27, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Orange, Tea Tree and Eucalyptus Oils Sweeten Diesel Fumes

(Science Daily/Queensland University of Technology)  Waste oil from orange, tea tree and eucalyptus essential oil production mixed with diesel provides a sweet-smelling biofuel blend with comparable performance to diesel-only fuel. QUT

June 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Leaders in Advanced Diesel Technology Outline Innovations to Deliver Cargo and Cleaner Air

(Diesel Technology Forum)  … The other thing you’re looking at with renewable diesel – since it is diesel fuel – you don’t have a lot of logistical handling problems that you

June 5, 2018 Read Full Article

An Open Letter to ARB: Don’t Miss Out on California’s Opportunity for the Fastest, Most Cost-Effective Path to Cleaner Air

(Diesel Technology Forum)  The following is an open letter from Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, regarding the California Air Resources Board’s scheduled vote on the State’s

May 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Report: It’s Time for NYC to Do Away With Diesel and Switch to RNG

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including Energy Vision, the New York League of Conservation Voters and WE ACT for Environmental Justice, are calling on New York City to

May 22, 2018 Read Full Article

EU Low Carbon Fuels Conference Week, Part 2: Driving Capability with Flexibility

By Steve Bi* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Part one of this article addressed the first two consensuses emerging from international biofuels research and business initiatives discussed in Brussels April 10-12, 2018:

May 11, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

RNG Is the Fast Track to Cleaner Air in California

by Thomas Lawson (California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition/ACT News)  California policy makers—at the local and state level—are increasingly under pressure to make electric vehicles the only clean transportation option for every

May 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Share Biodiesel Ranks First Among Fleets for Alt Fuel Use

(National Biodiesel Board)  New Fleet Survey Reveals Biodiesel is Top Alt Fuel, and Diesel Engines Still in Demand  —  North America’s top fleets have spoken, and their #1 choice for greening their

April 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Icom, Hiller Ink New Deal for RNG/Diesel Dual-Fuel Systems

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  New Hudson, Mich.-based Icom North America and Ayr, Ontario-based Hiller Truck Tech have signed an exclusive distribution agreement for Icom Dynamic compressed natural gas (CNG)/diesel and liquefied

April 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Renewable Industries Canada Applauds Ontario’s Move To 10% Ethanol In Gasoline

(Chemical Online/Globe Newswire)  Building on the success of current biofuel mandates, Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) applauds Ontario’s leadership in increasing blending requirements for ethanol in gasoline to 10% by 2020. The expanded mandate

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Britain Says New Biofuel Targets Will Reduce Diesel Reliance

by Nina Chestney (Reuters)  British biofuel targets coming into force this weekend will double the use of renewable fuels in the UK transport sector in 15 years and reduce reliance on

April 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Auto Bits: 3 Ways Soybean Farmers’ Biodiesel Helps Clear the Air

(The Examiner) … Soybean farmers have been at the forefront of developing a homegrown renewable fuel that has resulted in a dramatic improvement of the air quality in the Gopher state.

April 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Power-to-Liquids: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Solid Oxide Fuel Cell technology

Sunfire’s key technology is the Solid Oxide Power Core – a stack of high-temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs). SOFCs convert chemical energy from a gaseous fuel into electricity and

February 8, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Biodiesel Stands Its Ground, Won’t Back Down: New B20 Vehicles, Emissions Cuts, Highlight NBC 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The makers of the world’s favorite advanced biofuel — a/k/a the biodiesel industry — descended upon Texas to mingle, make and renew ties at the 2018

February 7, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Future of the Internal Combustion Engine

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  When it comes to the future of the combustion engine, what are the future developments from a scientific viewpoint? That’s the ambitious topic that Gennadi Zikoridse of

February 6, 2018 Read Full Article

When It Comes to Air Pollution, the Tiniest Particles Might Be the Worst

by Patrick J. Kiger (HowStuffWorks)  … But in recent years, scientists have found increasing evidence of health risks from a part of air pollution that we don’t see, and that isn’t yet

February 5, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

‘Diesel Brothers’ Stars at MN Ag Expo

by Tim Krohn (Mankato Free Press)  The DieselSellerz, stars of Discovery’s “Diesel Brothers” show, were at the MN Ag Expo on Wednesday talking with fans and previewing a truck the foursome

January 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Ford’s New 2018 F-150 Joins Ranks of Diesel Vehicle Models Supporting B20 Biodiesel

(National Biodiesel Board)  Latest in wave of new diesel options featured at National Biodiesel Conference & Expo  —  Several automakers’ new 2018 diesel models are being featured this week at the Fort

January 23, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

How Boisean Will Escape the Cuts in Plastics Recycling — and Recycle Even More of Them

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Boise has found a way for city residents not only to keep recycling the same plastics they have recycled for years, but also to expand plastic recycling to

January 9, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Clean Diesel Powers State Economies, Provides American Jobs

(Diesel Technology Forum/PR Newswire)  New Resource Demonstrates State-by-State Impact of Clean Diesel Technology   —   Today the Diesel Technology Forum (the Forum) unveiled a first-of-a-kind analysis of the broad impact of clean

January 9, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Disconnect Between Consumers’ Stated Interest in Alternative Fuel Vehicles & Actual Purchases

(Convenience Store News)  … Consumers and Alternative Fuels 2017, the latest installment of the Fuels Institute’s annual measure of American consumers’ sentiment on vehicle purchases, found that significantly more consumers stated

January 4, 2018 Read Full Article

VW Settlement Should Fund Clean Air Today — Not Years Down the Road

by Allen Schaeffer (Diesel Technology Forum/The Hill)  … The Sierra Club’s has offered a one size, all-electrification-fits-all recommendation — that would just be another bad choice that would actually lead to dirtier air

January 3, 2018 Read Full Article

How Biofuels Will Change the Trucking Industry

by Jason Hall (The Motley Fool)  As countries around the world shift toward cleaner energy sources, the transport industry is ripe for some green disruption.  —  … In this week’s episode of Industry Focus:

December 18, 2017 Read Full Article

California Readies $398-Million Green Truck Incentive Package

(Diesel Technology Forum) There are about 950,000 commercial trucks registered in California, and the vast majority are powered by diesel engines. State law says that in 2023 and after, only

December 12, 2017 Read Full Article

California’s LCFS: Unlocking Value in Low-Carbon Liquid Fuels

(Propel)  New study outlines how to make America’s most important low carbon policy more equitable. —  According to new research, low carbon liquid fuels must play a more significant role to meet

December 11, 2017 Read Full Article

CRISPR’s Impact on Diesel Is Now

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Now, Fuzhong Zhang, associate professor at the School of Engineering & Applied Science updated the Digest this week and noted that “We designed and then

November 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Proposed Standard Will Support Diesel and Biodiesel Fuel Quality

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

October 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Scientists Closer to Refining Biodiesel for a Standard Diesel Engine

(Biofuels International)  Scientists in Germany have found a way to refine biodiesel so that it works in standard diesel car engines, according to an article appearing on Live Science. Differences in

August 14, 2017 Read Full Article

The Sweet Smell of Success…and Beets!

(Treasure Coast Research Park)  … On Wednesday, June 14th, a team of research and industry leaders established through the leadership of St. Lucie County’s Treasure Coast Research Park, gathered at Tropicana’s

August 1, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Altering Distillation Curve of Biodiesel – Olefin Metathesis

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

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

EPA Warned Fiat Chrysler about Diesel Defeat Devices in 2015

by Richard Read (WSET/The Car Connection)  In February, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ CEO, Sergio Marchionne, warned investors that his company could soon face a Dieselgate crisis of its own. As it

June 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Funeral for a Friend: Wave Goodbye to the Light-Duty Diesel

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

June 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Cummins B6.7, L9 Engines Compatible with Renewable Diesel

(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

June 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Let’s Not Rush with Diesel

by Seppo Mikkonen (Neste)  According to recent estimates, there will be a stop to diesel-fueled traffic. The resistance to diesel increased before Easter, when Elżbieta Bieńkowska, EU Commissioner for Industry

May 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Scania Euro 6 Ethanol Truck Joins the Exhibition Next Week!

(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

May 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Earth Day: Near-Zero Emission Clean Diesel Technology an Environmental & Economic Achievement

(Diesel Technology Forum/PR Newswire)  The following is an Earth Day statement from Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum, a Washington-based nonprofit association. This year, people in

April 25, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

MIT Study Estimates That VW’s Dieselgate Scandal Will Send 1,200 Europeans To An Early Grave

by David Tracy (Jalopnik)  In 2015, Researchers from MIT, Harvard and Hasselt University (in Belgium) estimated that VW’s 482,000 cheating diesels would lead to an estimated 59 premature deaths in the

March 8, 2017 Read Full Article

$185M Biofuel Agreement Will Mean ‘Major Changes,’ Botwood Mayor Says

by Chris Ensing (CBC News) Botwood is one step closer to an economic boost that the mayor hopes could bring financial stability to the central Newfoundland town and neighbouring communities for decades to

February 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Faster than Fermentation: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Mercurius and REACH Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Mercurius says it “has the technology and processes that will, for the first time, make the production of cellulosic biofuels profitable while meeting the needs

January 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Environment, Still a Winner: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Attitudes to Cleaner-Burning Diesel 2017

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Americans respond more to environmental messages on renewable diesel fuels than energy security or economic impact, according to a survey undertaken by the Diesel Technology

January 24, 2017 Read Full Article

After Dieselgate, Renewables More Critical to Diesel’s Future than Ever: Survey

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Americans respond more to environmental messages on renewable diesel fuels than energy security or economic impact, according to a survey undertaken by the Diesel Technology

January 24, 2017 Read Full Article

General Motors Announces 20 for B20 in Its Diesel Vehicle Lineup

(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

January 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Automakers Fuel the U.S. Market With More Biodiesel Capable Diesel Vehicle Models

(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

January 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Walk This Way: NYC Agrees to Run D.M.E. in New Fuels Trial

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  This week, a company known as Oberon Fuels running a DME technology is coming Straight Outta New York City with the idea that you

January 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces Up to $7 Million for the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines

(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

December 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Mayors of Paris, Madrid, Athens & Mexico City Stumble; African Nations Get It Right on Policies for Cleaner Air with Cleaner Diesel Fuel & Technology

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Last week, the mayors of four cities – Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens – announced they had pledged to remove diesel vehicles from their cities by 2025. 

December 7, 2016 Read Full Article

A California Company Develops Nanotechnology Combining Ethanol with Corn Oil for a New Blendstock that Reduces Diesel Emissions

by Debbie Sniderman (Ethanol Producer Magazine/VI Ventures LLC)  One of the biggest technology upgrades for the ethanol industry in the past decade has been corn oil extraction. If Virginia Klausmeier and

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

VW Billions to Foster Natural Gas Vehicles?

by Rich Piellisch  (Fleets & Fuels)  NGVAmerica Urges States to Take Advantage of Settlement  —  States should take advantage of the big diesel emissions settlement with Volkswagen to promote natural

October 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Engine, Truck and Equipment Industry Leaders Highlight Strategies for Achieving Climate and Clean Air Goals

(Diesel Technology Forum)  New Videos Feature Policy Approaches, Engine Technology and Fuel Options to “Meet the Climate and Clean Air Challenge of the Future”  —  The Diesel Technology Forum is

October 18, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA and DOT Finalize Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles

(Environmental Protection Agency)  Standards address second-largest segment of U.S. transportation in terms of emissions and energy use — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway

August 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Keep It in the Ground or America First?

(Diesel Technology Forum) … One of the great benefits of the diesel platform is its capability to run on higher blends

July 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Future Freight Plan for California Depends on Clean Diesel Power to Achieve Environmental, Economic and Sustainability Goals

(Diesel Technology Forum)  The major environmental, economic and efficiency goals sought in California’s proposed sustainable freight plan will be attainable

July 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Statement of the Diesel Technology Forum Regarding the Mitigation Aspects of the Volkswagen Settlement Announcement

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum, issued the following statement today regarding the

June 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Scania Trucks Use Ethanol Made with Clariant’s Sunliquid Process

(Clariant/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and Scania, one of the world’s top heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers,

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

How Different Is Diesel from Biodiesel, Really?

by Laurie Winkless (Materials Today)  Australian researchers have found that particulate emissions from a diesel exhaust are heavily influenced by

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

CNG More Harmful for Environment than Diesel: Gujarat Govt to High Court

(ZeeNews.India) … Citing an expert committee report on fuels, the state government today told the Gujarat High Court that CNG will

May 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Clean Diesel: Fueling a Decade of Change / Recognizing the 10-year anniversary of ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel this Clean Air Month

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Ten years after the introduction of ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel in 2006, the Diesel Technology Forum recognizes

May 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Clean Diesel Delivers Clean Air Benefits to the Mid-Atlantic Region

(Diesel Technology Forum)  … Looking toward to the future, (Diesel Technology Forum executive director Allen) Schaeffer noted in the next decade

May 9, 2016 Read Full Article

You Can’t Always Get What You Want: What the Rolling Stones and Emerging Technologies Have in Common

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Efforts to develop and “commercialize” emerging technologies in the time horizons considered may not provide substantial air

May 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Science Teacher Plans First Coast-to-Coast Biofuel Flight

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

March 23, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Are Low Diesel Prices Hurting Biofuels Companies?

by John O’Dell (Forbes/Trucks.com)  With diesel fuel prices hovering at lows not seen in a decade, the smart money might bet

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Major Impacts on U.S. Carbon Emissions Since the Great Recession

by John Miller (The Energy Collective)  U.S. total carbon emissions increased to a historic high in 2007.  During the 2007-09

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Future for Diesel Passenger Vehicles in U.S. Remains Positive Despite Recent Set Backs

(Diesel Technology Forum)  While diesel passenger vehicles sales have decreased in recent months, there are some positive signs that indicate

March 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Ensyn Biocrude Receives CARB Approvals for Refinery Coprocessing

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Ensyn Corp.’s chief technology officer Barry Freel announced the company has been granted key regulatory

February 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Why Flint? Why Dieselgate? Why Was the EPA Prevented From Acting?

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Of all the grandstanding by politicians over the Flint, Michigan, drinking water disaster

February 9, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

12 Billion More Cleaner Burning Miles Annually with Biodiesel, PACCAR, Peterbilt, Kenworth

(National Biodiesel Board)  Vehicle manufacturer support for America’s Advanced Biofuel going strong — More than 100,000 trucks join renewable fuel ranks

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Joule Unlimited: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Joule is advancing a production platform for Liquid Fuel from the Sun, expected to eclipse

January 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Company Industrializes Photosynthesis

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  For eight years, Joule has been working under the radar to develop and commercialize

January 18, 2016 Read Full Article

United States Files Complaint Against Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche for Alleged Clean Air Act Violations

(U.S. Department of Justice)  The Department of Justice, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), today filed a civil

January 4, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Climate Benefits of One of the Oldest Technologies Still in Use

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Thanks to decades of innovation, clean diesel technology is helping to deliver significant reductions in GHG emissions

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

India to Allow Ethanol-Only Vehicles; Response to Be Muted

by Mayank Bhardwaj (Reuters)  India will soon allow automakers to manufacture vehicles that can run entirely on ethanol, but adoption

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Soon, a Fuel Based on Coconut Oil for Your Car

(Times of India)  As the world continues to debate climate change and curb on emissions, this engineering college has developed

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Kane Opts for Clean Diesel After January CNG Truck Fire

by Joseph Bebon (Next-Gen Transportation News)  Although Kane Is Able Inc. still isn’t operating its compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered trucks

November 12, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Says Volkswagen Cheated a 2nd Time on Pollution Tests

by Matthew Daly and Tom Krisher (Associated Press/Washington Post)  … The Environmental Protection Agency, along with the California Air Resources Board, said

November 3, 2015 Read Full Article

How Could Volkswagen’s Top Engineers Not Have Known?

by DuneLawrence, Benjamin Elgin, Vernon Silver (Bloomberg Business)  … From February through April 2013, they (researchers from West Virginia University’s Center for Alternative

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

What Energy Will Power Tomorrow’s Trucks?

(CCJ Digital)  While there never may be a fuel as ideally suited to long-haul trucking as diesel, it’s a sure

October 22, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

MBTA Purchases Dozens of Diesel-Hybrid Buses

(NGT News)  The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) says its fiscal and management control board has unanimously approved the purchase

October 14, 2015 Read Full Article

We Should Not Be Surprised about Volkswagen’s “Diesel-Gate”

by Bill Brandon (Biofuels Digest) Fooling with computers to give false readings has happened before. It is important to recognize similarities

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

NOxgate Expands: 93% of Diesel Vehicles Tested Fail to Meet Euro 6 NOx Emission Standards; Average Is 7 Times over the Limit

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The VW crisis just keeps getting worse, with Volkswagen suspending its VW, Audi, and Porsche R&D

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

VW Scandal Raises Doubts over Clean Diesel and Lab-Based Emissions Testing

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute) On September 22, Volkswagen Motors (VW) admitted that it had cheated on emissions testing in Europe

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Your Guide To Dieselgate: Volkswagen’s Diesel Cheating Catastrophe

by Patrick George (Jalopnik)  Yes, it’s a catastrophe. There’s no other way to describe the allegations from the Environmental Protection

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Says VW Running Massive Clean Air Scam via Jettas, Audis, Passats

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, EPA issued a notice of violation of the Clean Air Act to Volkswagen AG,

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

The New Tobacco Road: A Path beyond Smoking for America’s Traditional Cash Crop

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Tobacco’s been re-thought, re-engineered and re-invented as a platform for sustainable, low-carbon fuels, and green

September 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Solar Fuels: Making Hydrocarbon Fuels Directly from CO2 and Sunlight

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Drop-in Hydrocarbon fuels made directly by plants? Here. we look at the science and risks

July 7, 2015 Read Full Article

New Environmental Study Urges “Caution” for Policymakers Considering Replacing Clean Diesel Trucks With Natural Gas Vehicles

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Uncertainty Over Amount of Methane Emissions & Diesel Technology Efficiency Warrant Further Examination A new study published

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

A CORN-acopia of Energy Options Coming

by Jason Spiess (Fargo Business Examiner)  Recently I sat down with Tom Lilja, executive director, North Dakota Corn Growers Association,

February 25, 2015 Read Full Article

Read the Label!

by Robert White (Renewable Fuels Association)  Every week I hear from consumers with questions on ethanol and what it does

January 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Breakthrough or No Breakthrough? As UK Research Team Reports Progress toward Renewable Propane, Global Media Goes Gaga

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, If you look this week in your Google News alerts, you’ll see an

September 8, 2014 Read Full Article

Intrexon Makes Farnesene from Methane: Hot Route to Low-Cost Jet Fuels and Diesels?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Second Product of Intrexon’s Proprietary Bioconversion Platform Following Isobutanol  Who’s happy, who’s bumming — and

July 1, 2014 Read Full Article

Putting the Squeeze on Gasoline

by Kelly Taylor (Chronicle Herald Wheels)  It’s a breakthrough that has eluded engine researchers for more than a century. Now,

May 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Alternative Fuel Vehicles to Gain Traction Over the Next 10 Years

(Fuels Institute)  The growth of vehicles running on alternative fuels will accelerate over the next decade, but diesel fuel- and

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Gasoline Will Maintain Its Dominance

by Brian Berk (Convenience Store News)  Which alternative fuels do convenience store retailers currently sell the most? Although certainly not a scientifically

October 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Study Shows Diesels Save Owners Money over Gasoline Versions

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute recently published a study that shows the total

July 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Advanced Alternative and Renewable Diesel Fuels: Detailed Characterization of Physical and Chemical Properties

(The Coordinating Research Council, Inc)  This report documents and compares the results of detailed analyses of the physical and chemical

May 10, 2013 Read Full Article

Urbee 2 To Cross Country On Just 10 Gallons Of Ethanol

by Edwin Kee (Ubergizmo.com)  Remember the first generation Urbee, which was a 3D printed car that was specially developed in order

March 7, 2013 Read Full Article

CME to Require Biofuel Free Diesel for New Heating Oil Spec

(Reuters)  CME Group said on Tuesday that the specification of its heating oil contract from May 2013 will contain no

January 23, 2013 Read Full Article

EU to Revive Debate on Minimum Energy Tax Levels

by Barbara Lewis (Reuters)  EU officials are to debate a new set of tax proposals to promote clean fuel and erode fiscal

January 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Refining Chiefs Expect More Regulations under Obama

by Simone Sebastian  (FuelFix)  …A number of federal rules that seek to cut emissions and expand biofuel use were passed or discussed

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Diesel Technology Forum Statement on the UC-Berkeley Study on Secondary Organic Aerosols

(Diesel Technology Forum)  The Diesel Technology Forum issued the following statement today regarding the study published this week by the

October 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Modeling Biofuel Fitness for the Sea

(University of Wisconsin-Madison)  With the help of a $2 million grant from the U.S. Office of Naval Research, mechanical engineers

July 18, 2012 Read Full Article

Diesel Engine Renaissance

by Katherine Tweed (GreenTechMedia)  Diesel car sales are soaring in the U.S. as Americans reconsider the latest diesel offerings …Most

October 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Study Finds Adding DME to Ethanol/Diesel Emulsion Improves Performance and Lowers Fuel Consumption and Emissions over Emulsion or Base Diesel

(Green Car Congress)  In a study published in the ACS journal Energy & Fuels, M. P. Ashok of Annamalai University, Tamil

September 8, 2011 Read Full Article

Diesel Power Ready to Meet Challenge To Achieve Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions & Increased Fuel Efficiency in Trucks & Buses

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Diesel engines – which power more than 95 percent of America’s commercial trucks and 85 percent of

August 11, 2011 Read Full Article

Maximizing Efficiency. Minimizing Impact.

by Julie Flannery-Allen (POET/Vital Online)  The next generation of engine technology is here. …Ethanol enjoys a very high octane rating

April 1, 2011 Read Full Article

December 1st Marks a Major Milestone in United States’ Transition to Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Sulfur Content in Diesel Fuel Has Been Reduced By 97% Since 2006 This week marked a major milestone

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Study Finds Fumigation Ethanol Operation with Diesel Reduces PM and NOx, While Oxidation Catalyst Reduces Resulting Increased CO and HC

(Green Car Congress) A study by researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Tianjin University has found that the use

October 22, 2010 Read Full Article

International Fuel Technology Announces U.K.-Based East Midlands Trains Will Continue Using DiesoLiFT™ 10 For Fuel Economy Improvement and Emissions Reduction

(International Fuel Technology)  International Fuel Technology, Inc. announced that East Midlands Trains will continue using DiesoLiFTTM 10 in its light rail,

July 13, 2010 Read Full Article

Dynamic Fuels Hosts Investor Plant Tour

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May 24, 2010 Read Full Article

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by Eric Weshoff (Greentechmedia)  …With a longer “residence time” and a constant temperature of 1425 degrees C, their split-cycle engine

February 17, 2010 Read Full Article

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