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Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Launches Green Barjeel Project to Cultivate Indigenous Algae

(United Arab Emirates Ministry of Climate Change and Environment) The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) today announced the launch of the Green Barjeel research project that aims to leverage

October 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Oh My Neste MY: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Neste’s Renewable Diesel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Neste’s MY renewable diesel is the best part of ‘diesel molecules’ and diesel specs, according to Neste. Check out this presentation by Dirk Vaughn, Head

August 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Jobsites and Machines of the Future: Diesel, Hybrid, Renewable, Connected, Autonomous and Electric

by Allen Schaeffer (Construction Executive/Diesel Technology Forum)  … Achieving the U.S. EPA Tier 4 emissions requirements means near-zero particulate matter (PM 2.5) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. This performance is

August 14, 2019 Read Full Article

Can They? Should They?: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to DOE’s Biofuels in Marine Engines

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The fuels market and demand for jet fuels is big, but what about the marine sector? After all, over 90% of all goods are shipped via

August 12, 2019 Read Full Article

Diesel Technology Forum Responds to House Select Committee Hearing on the Climate Crisis, “Solving the Climate Crisis: Cleaning Up Heavy Duty Vehicles, Protecting Communities”

(Diesel Technology Forum)  The new generation of diesel technology is helping ports, cities, communities and entire nations meet climate and clean air challenges of today and tomorrow, according to a statement submitted today

July 16, 2019 Read Full Article

What Happened to Anaerobic Digestion in Rhode Island?

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Today it seems that the use of anaerobic digestion in the Ocean State is not as widespread as it once was. According to a

July 9, 2019 Read Full Article

LPG Industry Aims for 100% Transition to BioLPG by 2040

(Liquid Gas UK)  Full switch to bioLPG could deliver up to 90% reduction in carbon emissions; Liquid Gas UK calls for re-think on EPC methodology; Trade association announces re-brand from UKLPG

July 5, 2019 Read Full Article

How Real-World Vehicle Emissions Data Helps Cities Become Emission-Free

(Autocar Professional)  Poor air quality is a major issue for virtually every city globally. It not only affects people’s health, but also other living beings and the environment, says The Real

July 1, 2019 Read Full Article

World Environment Day: Strong Economies Drive Clean Environments

(Diesel Technology Forum)  New generations of advanced technology diesel engines, cleaner diesel fuel, and renewable biofuels pave the way for global prosperity and accelerate clean air progress  —  The Diesel Technology Forum issued the

June 12, 2019 Read Full Article

Diesel Engines CAN Be Friends with Ethanol!: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to ClearFlame Engines

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ClearFlame Engines spoke at a recent Biofuels Digest webinar about diesel fueled engines and how they can be running on ethanol via ClearFlame engines that can be

June 10, 2019 Read Full Article

Study Finds Ethanol Blends Reduce GDI Tailpipe PM

(Green Car Congress)  A new study finds that ethanol blends reduce particulate matter (PM) coming out of the tailpipe, which in turn reduces overall toxic emissions. The study was conducted by the University

June 7, 2019 Read Full Article

2,000 City Buses Run on Biodiesel

(Xinhua/Shanghai Daily) OVER 2,000 buses from Shanghai’s major bus company started running on biodiesel from yesterday, as the city works to turn recycled cooking oil into car fuel. Estimated by the

June 4, 2019 Read Full Article

“Volkswagen Settlement State Scorecard” Gets a Failing Grade, Places Technology Favorites over Clean Air, State Independence

by Allen Schaeffer (Diesel Technology Forum)   Report Ignores Basic Premise of Settlement, Wrongly Vilifies States that Diversify Spending and Chose Clean Air First  —  Statement from the desk of Allen Schaeffer, executive

May 29, 2019 Read Full Article

Research Afoot at Shoolini University to Produce Biodiesel From Biowaste

(Shoolini University/PR Newswire)  Depleting levels of fossil fuels and air pollution are a major concern for environmentalists around the world and a lot of emphasis is being put on biofuels and

May 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Neste, City of Oakland Partner to Fuel City Fleet with Biofuel

(Neste/Biomass Magazine)  The city of Oakland and Neste announce that waste feedstock from the city is now being converted to Neste MY Renewable Diesel and fuels the city’s fleet. The city,

April 25, 2019 Read Full Article

Circular Economies, from California to Sweden: Neste’s Wheeling, Rolling, Moving, Flowing

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, waste feedstock from the city of Oakland is now being converted to Neste MY Renewable Diesel and fuels the city’s fleet. The city, Neste,

April 19, 2019 Read Full Article

Renewable Natural Gas On-Road Fuel Reaches Historical High

by Erick Sanchez (Natural Gas Vehicles for America)  Biomethane Motor Fuel Use Marks 577% Increase Over Last Five Years  —   Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) and the Coalition for Renewable Natural

April 17, 2019 Read Full Article

From Cooking Oil to Biofuel: Eni’s Project in the Venice Biorefinery

by Annalisa Girardi  (Forbes)  The Italian oil and gas multinational Eni is the first company in the world that transformed a traditional refinery into a biorefinery. Since May 2014, thanks to proprietary technology,

April 17, 2019 Read Full Article

E20 by 2020: Hold Your Breath!

by Ramya Natarajan (Economic Times/Center for Study of Science, Technology & Policy)  The National Policy on Biofuels 2018 sets an ethanol-blending target of E20 by 2030. However, if the dispersion

March 26, 2019 Read Full Article

First Inland Vessel on 100% Sustainable Biofuel for Heineken

(GoodFuels) Sustainable biofuel pioneer GoodFuels and partner REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker have fuelled the ‘For Ever’, the first inland vessel from Combined Cargo Terminals (CCT) that runs fully on 100% sustainable biofuel. With this

March 21, 2019 Read Full Article

ICAO’s Technical Committee Agrees Increase in Stringency Level on Particulates and CORSIA Sustainable Aviation Fuel Methodologies

(GreenAir Online)  ICAO’s Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) has agreed to increase the stringency level of a standard limiting emissions of non-volatile Particulate Matter (nvPM) from aircraft engines. The technical committee’s 11th

February 22, 2019 Read Full Article

Ethanol Blog: Ethanol Industry Not Impressed with General Motors’ Push on Octane Standard Legislation

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  While General Motors representative Dan Nicholson indicated this week it was important for the ethanol industry to get behind legislation to set a national

February 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Paving Biodiesel’s Way for Greater Use in Advanced Diesel Systems

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel’s use in heavy-duty diesel applications continues to grow in California thanks in large part to the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, but how will California’s

February 6, 2019 Read Full Article

Overseas Freight Adopts Clean Energy’s RNG for $1/Gallon

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has announced it will supply Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG) to intermodal trucking company Overseas Freight as part of an emissions-reduction initiative

January 10, 2019 Read Full Article

Heavy Duty Diesels: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Cummins

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Cummins is conducting diesel research on mixing controlled compression ignition and advanced compression ignition with low reactivity fuels. John Deur from Cummins gave this illuminating overview

January 9, 2019 Read Full Article

A 2019 Wish List by DTF Exec. Dir. Allen Schaeffer

by Allen Schaeffer (Diesel Technology Forum) Happy New Year! It’s 2019 officially. We embrace this time in January with hope and aspiration for the new year, so in that form, here’s

January 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Diesel: New Data Proves that Modern Diesel Cars Emit Low Pollutant Emissions on the Road

(European Automobile Manufacturers Association)  New data released today (November 5, 2018)  by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) provides evidence that latest-generation diesel cars emit low pollutant emissions on the

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

New Climate Response Model Calculates Impact of Road Traffic Fast

(Delft University of Technology/Phys.Org)  Vanessa Rieger created a model which assesses the impact and the contribution of road traffic emission scenarios on O3 and CH4 concentration and the subsequent climate effect.

December 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Enerkem Produces a New Clean, Renewable Alternative Solution to Diesel Fuel for the Transportation Sector

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, we hear that Enerkem has tested and validated the production of fuel-grade bio-DME made from unrecoverable carbon-rich municipal solid waste. More than 1,000 hours

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Continued Testing, Cleaner Fuel Proposed for Diesel Engines

by Roger Gilroy (Transport Topics)  Diesel fuel still has a large role to play in achieving greater emissions reductions in heavy-duty trucks, experts said during a recent conference in San Francisco.

September 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Renewables Could Drastically Cut Tailpipe Emissions

(King Abdullah University of Science and Technology/EurekAlert)  Switching to renewable fuels could significantly lower exhaust emissions of toxic nitrogen oxides (NOx) as well as curbing global greenhouse gas emissions. Researchers at

August 24, 2018 Read Full Article

On the Road Again—Legally

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Just over a year ago the future of B20 in California was uncertain, thanks to in-use requirements of the Alternative Diesel Fuels regulation, but as we’ve

August 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Chilean Public Utility Company Announced First Biogas Truck Fleet

(Aguas Andinas/NGV Journal)  Aguas Andinas launched a new project to convert its fleet of vehicles and trucks to renewable natural gas. The first part of this transition is taking place in

July 31, 2018 Read Full Article

An Emerging Alternative Marine Fuel: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Methanol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The marine sector consumes 370 million metric tonnes of bunker fuel per year, and stakeholders desire a viable pathway to low- & no-carbon marine fuels. The

July 24, 2018 Read Full Article

$200 Oil in 2020? The Impending Energy Crisis and Biofuels’ Role in Relieving the Refining Capacity Crunch

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “The global economy likely faces an economic crash of horrible proportions in 2020, not for want of a nail but want of low-sulfur diesel fuel,” writes

July 24, 2018 Read Full Article

The Sustainable City further Reduces Its Carbon Footprint by Adopting B100 Bio-Diesel

(Go Dubai) The renewable fuel alternative is manufactured from the used cooking oil produced by restaurants at The Sustainable City  —  The Sustainable City, the Middle East’s first fully operational sustainable community,

July 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Skangas Fuels the Tanker Fure Vinga with Liquefied Biogas (LBG)

(SkanGas)  Skangas have supplied the leading Swedish shipping company and LNG pioneer Furetank with Liquefied Biogas (LBG) – a renewable and environmentally friendly fuel. The Swedish LBG was delivered to Furetank’s

July 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Air Pollution: Agriculture and Transport Emissions Continue to Pose Problems in Meeting Agreed Limits

(European Environment Agency)  Emissions from agriculture and transport continue to pose problems for European Union Member States in meeting EU and United Nations air pollution limits, according to updated data published

July 17, 2018 Read Full Article

AAPCA Releases 2018 Edition of The Greatest Story Seldom Told

(Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies)  Today, the Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies (AAPCA) released the 2018 edition of The Greatest Story Seldom Told: Profiles and Success Stories in Air Pollution

July 3, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Biofuels for the Marine Sector

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biofuels for marine diesels — a biofuel developers dream? That’s the premise of his IEA webinar deck on the promise and progress in marine biofuels, a 330

June 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Community Fuels Offers ADF-Compliant, NOx-Neutral Biodiesel

(Community Fuels/Biodiesel Magazine)  Community Fuels is the first biodiesel marketer within California to offer NOx-neutral biodiesel using the new Best Corp. BC-EC1c additive. Under the California Alternative Diesel Fuel regulation, biodiesel

June 7, 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

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — Manhattan Institute

The Manhattan Institute looked at “zero emission vehicles” and found: Broad-based adoption of ZEVs will increase overall emissions of sulfur dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, and particulates, compared with the same

May 15, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Short Circuit: The High Cost of Electric Vehicle Subsidies

(Manhattan Institute)  Many claim that “zero-emissions vehicles” (ZEVs), especially battery-powered electric vehicles, should replace most, if not all, cars and trucks powered by gasoline-burning internal combustion engines. The primary rationale is

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

RNG Helping Trucking Companies Improve Air Quality for California Ports

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Six trucking firms operating in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., are deploying trucks powered by Cummins Westport (CWI) near-zero ISX12N engines and

May 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Former Volkswagen CEO Indicted Over Emission Testing Scandal

by Sonari Glinton (National Public Radio)  Martin Winterkorn, the former head of Volkswagen, was indicted on Thursday along with five other former VW executives on charges of conspiracy and fraud in

May 4, 2018 Read Full Article

New REG Ultra Clean Diesel Blends Renewable Diesel, Biodiesel

by Betsy Lillian (NGT Journal)  Renewable Energy Group Inc. (REG) has launched the REG Ultra Clean Diesel, what the company claims is among the lowest-emission diesel fuels on the market. The patent-pending fuel

May 3, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Compatibility of Mid-Level Biodiesel Blends in Vehicles in Indonesia

by Stephanie Searle and Kristine Bitnere (International Council on Clean Transportation)  Indonesia promotes biodiesel consumption through a blending mandate and a subsidy program. The current required biodiesel blend level in transport

April 20, 2018 Read Full Article

ZERO NOW: Clean Energy’s Stations Offer Biomethane at $1 a Gallon

(Clean Energy Fuels Corp./ NGV Journal)  Clean Energy Fuels Corp. introduced ZERO NOW, a fueling solution that combines the world’s cleanest engine technology with the cleanest fuel at a price

April 19, 2018 Read Full Article

New Studies Show Ethanol Reduces Emissions And Improves Air Quality

(Urban Air Initiative)  Ethanol blends reduce toxic tailpipe emissions by up to 50%, significantly improving air quality and protecting public health according to two new studies. The separate studies were conducted

April 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Urban Air Initiative Discredits Sierra Club’s Inaccurate Assumptions About Ethanol

(Urban Air Initiative)  In an effort to rebut erroneous assumptions about ethanol’s health effects in a lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club, the Urban Air Initiative submitted an amicus brief describing

April 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Heard on the Floor at ABLC 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There was high drama in Washington, DC as the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference got underway and President Trump readies to meet at the White House with a

March 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Realistically Assess and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Rapeseed Cultivation

(Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) (Google translation))  Global standard values ​​overestimate nitrous oxide emissions in rapeseed cultivation  —  A network of eight partners under the coordination of

February 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Study: Renewable Diesel Doing Its Part

(Trucking Info/Neste)  According to a recent study by Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GMA), renewable diesel (RD) is playing an active part in ensuring that heavy-duty vehicles, including Class 8 trucks, are

January 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Germany’s First Biogas-Fueled, CO2 Neutral Fleet Features the Stralis NP

(Iveco/NGV Journal)  IVECO supplied five Stralis NP trucks to VERBIO Logistik GmbH, which will run the new vehicles on biomethane generated from straw, taking a significant step towards CO2 neutral transport in

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Chinese Scientists Using Algae to Fight Pollution

(Algae Industry Magazine)  China Daily Editor Zhang Shiyu writes that Wang Qiang, the lead scientist behind a project at the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Hydrobiology, said a new

December 28, 2017 Read Full Article

CARB Working to Address Biodiesel NOx Emissions: Court Filing

by Josh Pedrick (Platts)  Ongoing legal challenges to the way California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard deals with nitrogen oxide emissions from biodiesel could continue to hamper the state’s efforts to meet carbon

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

DHL and the GoodShipping Program Reduce Ocean Freight’s Carbon Footprint

(Goodshipping.org)  DHL Global Forwarding to be the first ocean forwarder offering advanced biofuel services; – New hassle-free service reduces carbon emissions to zero; – Additionally, the solution enables a significant reduction of local

December 20, 2017 Read Full Article

TERM 2017: Mixed Progress for Europe’s Transport Sector in Meeting Environment, Climate Goals

(European Environment Agency)  Europe’s transport sector is making only mixed progress in meeting its environment, health and climate policy targets, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) assessment published today (December

December 14, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Lo-Carb at Ay Speed: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There are two approaches to encouraging low-carbon fuels  — volumetric mandates and carbon reduction incentives. What is different about a Low Carbon Fuel Standard — as compared

December 5, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Technology Key to Ensuring Sustainable Bioenergy and Biofuel Production

(EU Science Hub)  Bioenergy is the most common renewable energy source in Europe – and it’s expected to continue to make

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Method that Cuts Sugarcane Emissions Gets Global Prize

(SciDev.Net) Brazilian awarded prize for method that reduces emissions from cane cultivation; Nitrous oxide emissions cut by 95 per cent through use

November 16, 2017 Read Full Article

A Winning Combination: Renewable Hydrocarbon Diesel and Biodiesel Blend

(OPIS)  Written by REG, this free white paper takes a look at the benefits of the latest innovation in renewable fuel –

November 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Why Palm Biodiesel Producers Should Keep Pushing R&D and Make Palm Oil Biodiesel More Environmentally Friendly

by Yamin Vong  (The Sun)  … The European Union is campaigning against palm bio-diesel and the European Parliament appears to be determined

November 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Planes across Europe to Start Running on Vegetable Oil and Animal Fat in Bid to Tackle Climate Change and Toxic Air

by Ben Chapman (Independent)  With long-distance electric-powered transport still a long way off, can advances in renewable fuel made from vegetable

November 1, 2017 Read Full Article

European Commission Study Highlights Benefits of Higher Ethanol Fuel Blends

(ePURE)  Newly released report finds that increasing ethanol in petrol helps improve air quality and reduces oil dependency —  A

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

More Ethanol Equals Improved Air Quality and Reduced Oil Dependency

(Biofuels International)  A new report from the European Commission highlights several benefits of higher ethanol blends in petrol, including reduced

August 29, 2017 Read Full Article

New Additive Hands Biodiesel the Win as Cleanest Liquid Fuel in the U.S.

(National Biodiesel Board/PR Newswire)  CARB approval makes America’s Advanced Biofuel key to meet carbon reduction goals  —  The California Air

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

University of Kentucky CAER’s Biofuels Group Receives $2M to Support Novel Emissions Research

(University of Kentucky)  The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research’s (CAER) Biofuels and Environmental Catalysis Group has received a $2

July 24, 2017 Read Full Article

LA Metro Adding Nearly 300 New Biomethane-Powered Buses

(NGVAmerica/NGV Journal)  Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) voted to purchase 295 40-foot CNG buses, which will be fueled

June 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Heineken Brews Biofuel Barge Plan to Cut Emissions

by Turloch Mooney (JOC.com) Heineken is working on a joint pilot with a marine biofuels maker and goods distributor to use

June 9, 2017 Read Full Article

International Competitiveness and the Auto Industry: What’s the Role of Motor Vehicle Emission Standards? — May 22, 2017 — Washington, DC

  International Competitiveness and the Auto Industry: What’s the Role of Motor Vehicle Emission Standards?   —   May 22, 2017   —   Washington, DC

Please join the Bipartisan Policy Center and the International Council on Clean Transportation for a panel discussion on how motor

May 22, 2017 Read Full Article

UAI Challenges CRC Ethanol Study, Calls Test Procedures Flawed

(Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Urban Air Initiative is calling the results of a new Coordinating Research Council emissions study “one

March 31, 2017 Read Full Article

From Off-Take to Take-Off: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the US Renewable Jet Fuels Program

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In June 2011, the Secretaries of Agriculture, Energy, and Navy signed MOU to commit $510M

February 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Waste to Fuels Viability: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys Economics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Velocys enables modular gas-to-liquids and biomass-to-liquids plants to convert unconventional, remote and problem gas and

February 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Volkswagen to Recall 83,000 3.0 Liter Diesel Vehicles and Fund Mitigation Projects to Settle Allegations of Cheating Emissions Tests on Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche Vehicles

(Environmental Protection Agency)  Settlement requires Volkswagen to offer to buy back older vehicles, and spend $225 million to mitigate NOx

December 20, 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

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

October 26, 2016 Read Full Article

UAI: EPA Emails Show Oil Industry Helped Design Test Fuels

(Urban Air Initiative/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Urban Air Initiative has discovered that the U.S. EPA relied heavily on the oil

October 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Driven by Propel Fuels, California Now Leads the Nation in Low Carbon Fuels

(Propel/MarketWired)  Young and Diverse Californians at the Center of Surge in Low Carbon Fuel Volumes in Major Oil Industry Transition

September 15, 2016 Read Full Article

The High-Flown Fantasy of Aviation Biofuels

by Almuth Ernsting (Biofuelwatch/The Biomass Monitor)  …  As far as Branson and his airline, Virgin Atlantic, were concerned, the flight was

September 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Present Solution to Harmful Airborne Chemicals

by David Vandergriend (Sacramento Bee)   … But the day-to-day threat facing many communities doesn’t come from carbon. It comes from

September 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel a Fuel Option for Army Workboats

by John Simpson (Engineering 360) A three-year study to evaluate the feasibility of using biodiesel fuel in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

September 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Sacramento County Switches to Renewable LNG

(Government Fleet)  Sacramento County has announced that it will make the switch from liquefied natural gas (LNG) to renewable liquefied

September 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel from the Right Sources Can Burn More Cleanly than Regular Diesel: Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium at San José State University released a study

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

A $2.7 Billion Missed Opportunity

(Diesel Technology Forum)  For any level of funding, more near-zero NOx technologies may find their way on the road and

July 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Greens Sue EPA to Force New NOx, SOx Standards

by Alex Guillén (Political Pro)  …   The two standards were last reviewed in 2010 – meaning EPA is currently a year

July 8, 2016 Read Full Article

GoodFuels Marine Signs up Dutch Dredging as Second Major Dredging Customer on Sustainable Marine Biofuels

(Dutch Dredging)  Dutch Dredging has kicked off its year round operation on sustainable “drop-in” marine biofuel out of the Dutch

July 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Air Pollution Linked to 6.5 Million Deaths a Year, Study Says, with the Highest Concentration in Asia

by Melissa Chan (Time Magazine)  Air pollution contributes to about 6.5 million deaths each year, the International Energy Agency warned in

July 5, 2016 0 comment 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

Renewable Diesel Proves Viable for Construction Trucks and Equipment

(Gas & Electricity)  By now, most are familiar with biodiesel. It is a cost-effective and more environmentally friendly alternative to

June 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Ship Voyages on 100 Percent Renewable Biofuel for 1 Year

by Brittany Hook (University of California San Diego) Harnessing the University of California’s leadership in sustainability and pledge to become carbon neutral

June 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Urban Air Initiative, Energy Future Coalition Challenge EPA Data on Ethanol’s Lifecycle Emissions

(Urban Air Initiative)  Urban Air Initiative joined the Energy Future Coalition and the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition (GBC) in calling on

April 11, 2016 Read Full Article

US Files Civil Complaint against VW for Clean Air Act Violations

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

February 9, 2016 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Counting Carbon in Bioenergy Systems: Opportunities and Challenges — February 9, 2016

  WEBINAR:  Counting Carbon in Bioenergy Systems: Opportunities and Challenges   —   February 9, 2016

This presentation, presented by Peter Woodbury of Cornell University, will consider aspects of the carbon cycle critical for bioenergy carbon

February 1, 2016 Read Full Article

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

(Diesel Technology Forum) They are all committed to using renewable diesel fuel.  Interest in renewable diesel fuel is growing quickly

January 28, 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

Propel Fuels Reports Strong Consumer Adoption of Renewable Diesel as Retail Sales Rise 300 Percent in Southern California

(Propel Fuels/PR Newswire)  Drivers Choose Superior Performance, Better Value and Cleaner Emissions of Diesel HPR  —  Propel Fuels launched Diesel HPR

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Multifunctional Landscapes: Site Characterization and Field-Scale Design to Incorporate Biomass Production into an Agricultural System

by Herbert Ssegane, M. Cristina Negri, John Quinn, Meltem Urgun-Demirtas (Biomass and Bioenergy)  Design of a multifunctional landscape by integrating cellulosic

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Statoil Announces New Biodiesel Based on Offal

by Peder Qvale  (TU (Google translation))  Should cost as much as regular diesel.  —  For a few weeks back, the

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Clean Diesel: What Is SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction), How Does It Work . . . & Why Is It Important?

(Diesel Technology Forum)  The Diesel Technology Forum issued the following explanation on Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), an advanced active emissions

October 13, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Aemetis Distilled Biodiesel Solves India’s Unhealthy Air Quality

(CNN Money/Market Watch/Aemetis)  New Delhi Has the Worst Air Pollution in the World — Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), an advanced renewable

October 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Dozens of Deaths Likely from VW Pollution Dodge

by Seth Borenstein (Associated Press/Detroit News)  Volkswagen’s pollution-control chicanery has not just been victimless tinkering, killing between five and 20 people

October 5, 2015 Read Full Article

New Ozone Regulations Ignore Tailpipe Exhaust

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) welcomes new ozone standards that will further protect

October 2, 2015 Read Full Article

UPM BioVerno Diesel Found to Reduce Tailpipe Emissions

(Biofuels International)  Wood-based BioVerno diesel by Finland’s UPM has been found to significantly reduce harmful tailpipe emissions, the company reports.

October 1, 2015 Read Full Article

VW Scandal: Time for German Industry to Abandon Its Arrogance

by Armin Mahler (Der Spiegel)  Made in Germany isn’t the seal of quality it used to be. Arrogance and complacency are

October 1, 2015 Read Full Article

CARB Re-Adopts State’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The California Air Resources Board has re-adopted a Low Carbon Fuel Standard requiring a

September 30, 2015 Read Full Article

How Many Deaths Did Volkswagen’s Deception Cause in the U.S.?

by Margo Sanger-Katz and John Schwartz (New York Times)  Volkswagen’s diesel deception unleashed tons of extra pollutants in the United States,

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Sustainable Marine Fuel Initiative Consortium to Launch 2-Year Testing, Certification, Scaling Effort for Drop-In Marine Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands, the Sustainable Marine Fuel initiative will be launched on October 7th by

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Volkswagen NOxGate Probe Widens

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A 6-year Volkswagen scheme to defraud emissions regulators, uncovered by the US Environmental Protection Agency

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

New ORNL Catalyst Addresses Engine Efficiency, Emissions Quandary

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