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Amtrak Used 2 Million Gallons of Renewable Diesel in FY2023

(Transport Topics) Three California Rail Lines Consume All of Amtrak’s Biofuel  --  Switching to renewable diesel has enabled Amtrak to replace more than 2 million gallons of fossil fuel during the past fiscal year and move closer to its goal of achieving zero emissions

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Clean Fuels Applauds Senate Letter Urging Higher RFS Volumes

(Clean Fuels America Alliance)  Today, a bipartisan group of 18 Senators, led by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), sent a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan encouraging the agency to complete 2026 RFS rules and raise volumes for

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RNG Coalition Celebrates 13 Years Of Leadership

(RNG Coalition/Biomass Magazine) This week, the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) celebrates 13 years of leadership in the renewable natural gas (RNG) industry.  Founded on July 7, 2011, with just six member companies, RNG Coalition has provided advocacy and education

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Amtrak Used 1.2mn USG Renewable Diesel in 2023

by Cole Martin (Argus Media)  US passenger rail service Amtrak used 1.2mn USG of renewable diesel in fiscal year 2023, up from zero the prior year, as the company balances near-term climate targets with goals to increase ridership. Amtrak started using renewable

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Have Your Say on a Future Made in Australia: Unlocking Australia's Low Carbon Liquid Fuel Opportunity Public Comment DEADLINE July 18, 2024

(Office of  The Hon Catherine King MP, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government) The Albanese Government is seeking views on ways to help kickstart Australia’s low carbon liquid fuels (LCLF) industry, from farm and feedstock to bowser.  We are seeking

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Farm Waste May Help Power Australia's Biofuel Future

by Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson (St George & Sutherland Shire Leader/Australian Associated Press) Airlines and transport companies may be forced to use more biofuel, with tax breaks for companies that produce it, under proposals the federal government is considering. Transport Minister Catherine King launched

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New Markets Provide Sunnier Outlook For Clean Fuels

by Jonathan Martin (Clean Fuels Alliance America) Tremendous growth in the biomass-based diesel industry should be celebrated by producers and farmers, as well as those who enjoy breathing cleaner air and lower greenhouse gas emissions. However, that growth coupled with disappointing Renewable Fuel Standard volumes

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Clean Fuels Applauds Senate Letter Urging Higher RFS Volumes

(Clean Fuels Alliance America)  Today, a bipartisan group of 18 Senators, led by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), sent a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan encouraging the agency to complete 2026 RFS rules and raise volumes for

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Catskill Mountain Railroad Runs Locomotives on 100% Biodiesel

(Catskill Mountain Railroad/Biobased Diesel Daily) The Catskill Mountain Railroad announced June 4 that, in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint and harmful emissions from the use of diesel fuel, it is now running its locomotives on 100 percent biodiesel (B100). The

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Ocean Network Express and Transmanut to Offer Greener Inland Haulage Options in France

(Ocean Network Express/Hellenic Shipping News) Ocean Network Express (ONE) is now able to offer customers in France the opportunity to transport their cargo inland using trucks powered by biofuel in partnership with logistics company Transmanut. Operating in the Le Havre area, the

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KeyState, CNX Advancing Transformational Hydrogen, SAF Hub at Pittsburgh International Airport

(CNX Resources/Biobased Diesel Daily) To accelerate regional and national hydrogen and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) development, KeyState Energy, CNX Resources Corp. and Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) announced May 15 a collaboration to bring yet another transformational project to PIT property. The integrated

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Budget 2024: Unlocking Australia’s Low Carbon Fuels’ Future

(Sustainable Aviation Fuel Alliance Australia and New Zealand (SAFAANZ))  Australia is set to become a key player in the development and deployment of low carbon liquid fuels, including Renewable Diesel and Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) with renewable fuels forming a key

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Strength in Numbers: State Legislation Driving Lower Carbon Fuels Across America

(Chevron Renewable Energy Group) Neville Fernandes, Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Development at Chevron Renewable Energy Group and member of the Clean Fuels Alliance America governing board, recently participated in a panel discussion with other policy leaders in the biofuels

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Nine Trade Associations Ask EPA to Meet November Deadline for 2026 RFS Volumes

(Clean Fuels Alliance America) Letter highlights negative impact of unreasonably low 2023 – 2025 volumes -- Today, nine trade associations representing feedstock providers, advanced biofuel producers, and low-carbon fuel customers wrote to EPA Administrator Michael Regan, urging the agency to propose and

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Using Renewable Diesel for Rail Transport Reduces Carbon Dioxide Emissions from WISA Plywood by a Quarter

(UPM Plywood) UPM Plywood and the Finnish railway operator VR have agreed that VR will replace the fossil diesel it uses with renewable diesel to the same extent as the renewable diesel used to transport plywood from the UPM Pellos mill

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CARB’s In-Use Locomotive Regulation Rule Will Hurt the American Economy Public Comment Deadline April 22, 2024

(Association of American Railroads) Policy Position: Congress should call on EPA to prevent CARB from moving forward with its new framework. EPA should instead ensure locomotive emissions regulations move forward in a responsible, measured fashion that takes into full account technology readiness,

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US EIA Now Publishes Interregional Renewable Diesel Rail-shipment Data

(U.S. Energy Information Administration/Biobased Diesel Daily) In its March Petroleum Supply Monthly, the U.S. Energy Information Administration introduced data on the interregional movement of renewable diesel. These new data add to its existing tanker- and barge-movement coverage for renewable diesel. With the new data,

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Lineas Presents Its New FAME Locomotive, a Milestone in Sustainable Transportation Innovation.

(Lineas) Lineas, Europe’s largest private rail freight operator, is proud to present its new FAME locomotive. With this locomotive, the company highlights its commitment to finding sustainable solutions to reduce CO2 emissions in the transport sector. -- FAME, short for Fatty Acid

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Marquis Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Marquis has become the first well known ethanol producer to step into the world of ethanol-to-jet in a partnership with LanzaJet. The promise and progress, milestones achieved and ahead, were presented by Marquis’ Jennifer Aurandt-Pilgrim at

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2023 Billion-Ton Report: An Assessment of U.S. Renewable Carbon Resources

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technology Office's (BETO) 2023 Billion-Ton Report (BT23) is the 4th in a series of assessments of potential biomass resources available in the United States. BT23 explores these resources in

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National Biodiesel Day: Industry Celebrates Feedstock Innovation

(Clean Fuels Alliance America) Annual celebration takes place on Rudolf Diesel’s birthday, March 18 -- On National Biodiesel Day, March 18, the clean fuels industry celebrates a milestone in renewable fuel history while honoring the legacy of Rudolf Diesel, the visionary behind the

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Bold Goals Action Group Releases 40 Bold Actions to Accelerate the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Bold Goals Action Group released the final text of the 40 Bold Actions to Accelerate at ABLC 2024. The release capped a year-long, multi-national effort by bioeconomy stakeholders to define specific actions that

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Marathon Petroleum Trucks and Trains Transition to Using Renewable Diesel in LA Basin

(Marathon Petroleum) Marathon Petroleum’s Vinvale and East Hynes fleets in California’s Los Angeles Basin have made a significant step toward reducing their carbon footprint and contributing to a cleaner future by transitioning both fleets entirely to renewable diesel. In 2023, two

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Plasser & Theurer Track Machines Now Biofuel-Compatible: New Products Approved to Run on HVO100 Biofuel.

(International Railway Journal) Plasser & Theurer has confirmed that all of its new track maintenance machines are compatible with hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) 100 biofuel, helping to substantially reduce CO2 emissions without changes to operation or training of personnel. Plasser says that HVO100

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Iowa Can Choose a Sustainable Agricultural Model, or It Can Choose CO2 Pipelines

by James A. Merchant (Des Moines Register) ... The vast majority of the once-independent poultry and livestock farmers are now contractors with large national and multinational meat corporations, two of which are owned by foreign entities — Smithfield Foods, Inc. wholly owned

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Vale Trying out Biodiesel in Sudbury Smelter Locomotives

by Len Gillis (Sudbury.com) Company seeking data on how well biofuels will work in reducing the carbon footprint on rail locomotives  -- Vale Base Metals is taking a serious look at reducing the use of traditional fossil fuels in Sudbury, specifically in the

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Biofuels Tested in Steam, Diesel Locomotives to Cut CO2 Levels

By Naonori Nakamura (The Asahi Shimbun)  Steam and diesel locomotive operators are testing replacing environmentally unfriendly power sources for the trains to help reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Tobu Railway Co. embarked on a test run on Jan. 31 to see how

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How to Reduce CO2 GHG Emissions in the Transportation Sector

(Renewable Energy Group) With the transportation sector being the largest source of GHG emissions in the U.S.1, the increasing number of both public- and private-sector entities with carbon reduction goals have set their sights on reducing engine emissions as an important

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Biofuel Tested for Coal-Fired Steam Locomotives in Japan

(The Mainichi) The operator of coal-fired steam locomotives in the tourist spot of Nikko in eastern Japan is trialing a biofuel as a way to cut its carbon dioxide emissions, the first such initiative in the country. Tobu Railway Co. said it

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New Software Simulates the Impact of Alternative Fuels for Freight Trains

by Travis Williams (VT News)  Researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute recently created the nationwide multi-train simulation software, NeTrainSim, to show the impacts of a countrywide shift away from diesel. --  What would it look like if freight trains across the

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OptiFuel’s Total-Zero™ 5600 hp RNG-Electric Line Haul Locomotive and RNG-Powered Tender Are on Track for Testing at the Federal Railroad Administration’s Transportation Technology Center

(OptiFuel Systems) Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Produced from 100% Existing USA Organic Waste Streams, is the Only Readily Available Turnkey Renewable Fuel with Negative Carbon Intensity, has the Lowest Cost, and can be Conveniently Accessed Through Existing Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure

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Norfolk Southern Aims to Slash Emissions with Greater Use of Biofuels

by Joanna Marsh (Freight Waves) NS sets greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals for 2027 and 2034 -- Fuel management and consumption will be a key means to reduce GHG emissions, as fuel accounts for over 90% of NS’ scope 1 and 2

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Czech Railways Will Test Biodiesel in Pesa Bydgoszcz Vehicles

(Kolejowy (Google Translation))  České dráhy will start testing diesel fuel with increased content of sustainable biofuel based on hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) in new 847 class diesel units supplied by Pesa Bydgoszcz. The partner of this project in the field of fuel

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Lagos Explores the Possibility of Biofuel Use in Public Transport Operation

 by Caleb Obiowo (Nairametrics)  As part of efforts to reduce carbon emissions associated with public transportation, the Lagos State Government has revealed that it is exploring the use of biofuel in public transport operations in the state.   The Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces Clean Energy Achievements at COP28

(U.S. Department of Energy)  This week, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy David M. Turk traveled to Dubai, United Arab Emirates for the 28th Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), where he led the U.S.

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Cepsa, Maersk, and Renfe Successfully Complete First 100 Spanish Rail Journeys with Renewable Fuels

(Cepsa)  -This pioneer initiative in Spain has enabled the transport of more than 4,700 containers using renewable diesel, avoiding the emission of nearly 500 tons of CO2 -The results of the test were highly satisfactory, demonstrating optimum engine performance. Renfe, Maersk,

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Department of Energy Releases Request for Information to Achieve Rail Sector Decarbonization DEADLINE extended to February 12, 2024

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Recognizing that the rail sector generates two percent of U.S. transportation greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the Department of Energy (DOE) has released the Progression to Net-Zero Emission Propulsion Technologies for the Rail Sector request for information (RFI) to understand

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Cepsa Begins Supply of 100% Renewable Diesel for Professional Customers

(Cepsa) An immediate solution to promote the decarbonization of road transport --  This biofuel is now available at a service station in Madrid, and the company has also started to supply it directly at the facilities of several customers Cepsa is working to

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KAI Starts Using Biodiesel B30 for Train Fuel

(CNN Indonesia (Google Translation))  PT Kereta Api Indonesia (Persero) or  KAI has started using Biosolar B30 for train fuel.  Biosolar is fuel with a mixture of 30 percent fuel from vegetable sources, palm oil. EVP of Corporate Secretary KAI Raden Agus Dwinanto Budiadji

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Eni and Saipem: Agreement to Develop New Biorefineries

(Eni) Eni and Saipem have signed an agreement for the development of biorefining. It was signed today by Giuseppe Ricci, Chief Operating Officer for Energy Evolution at Eni, and Alessandro Puliti, Chief Executive Officer at Saipem, to support the transformation path

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Colas Rail UK’s Freight Business Has Collaborated with G-Volution Ltd to Decarbonise Locomotive Operations

(Colas Rail) Colas Rail UK’s Freight Business has collaborated with G-Volution Ltd to decarbonise locomotive operations by using solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) running on near net zero carbon emission Bio Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Bio-LPG) to generate power for auxiliary load. With

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Neste’s Renewable Fuel to Help Outokumpu’s Kemi Mine Work towards Reaching Nearly a Third of Its Carbon Neutrality Target

(Neste)  Neste and Outokumpu deepen their cooperation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Outokumpu will replace the fossil fuels used by its Kemi mine and Tornio steel mill and the contractors on these sites with Neste MY Renewable Diesel™. Outokumpu manufactures the world’s

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Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Rail Service Reduces Fleet's Environmental Impact with Sustainable Fuel Alternative

(Amtrak Pacific Surfliner) Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® service transitions to a more sustainable fuel made from renewable raw materials -- The Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency, which manages the Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® service, is proud to announce that the passenger rail fleet is now

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NREL Releases 6th Edition of Biodiesel Handling Guide

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released its sixth edition of the Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide, funded by Clean Fuels Alliance America to offer basic information on biodiesel’s proper and safe use to help fleets, blenders, distributors and

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Trucking Looks Set to Push for More Use of Biofuel in Europe

by Charlie Bartlett (The Load Star) As the EC FuelEU Maritime sidelines biofuels on environmental grounds, the trucking industry has begun a push to increase its adoption for road transport in the UK. The UK Department for Energy Security & Net Zero

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Systems Development and Integration – Emerging and Supporting Technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) SDI directly supports BETO’s strategic goal to decarbonize the transportation sector through R,D, &D to produce cost-effective, sustainable aviation and other strategic fuels – By 2030, SDI aims to support scale-up of multiple biofuel production pathways

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Systems Development and Integration – Scale-Up Portfolio

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) SDI directly supports BETO’s strategic goal to decarbonize the transportation sector through R,D, &D to produce cost-effective, sustainable aviation and other strategic fuels – By 2030, SDI aims to support scale-up of multiple biofuel production pathways

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the BETO Program for Systems Development and Integration

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Technology is great — but energy is made by systems that integrate technology at scale. So, a critical part of the DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office is its Systems development and integration programs. Who’s on the team,

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All Aboard: Get the Facts about Cleaner Trains, Advanced Diesel, Hydrogen and More

by Allen Schaeffer (Diesel Technology Forum) ... Moving this amount of freight and people is a feat made possible only by reliable, durable, powerful, and efficient locomotives. That’s why both freight and passenger rail run almost exclusively on diesel. A typical freight rail locomotive

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U.S. Energy™ Expands Its Freight Service & Refined Products Offerings in Las Vegas

(U.S. Energy)  Rail Transload Facility and Refined Products Bulk Plant in Northern Las Vegas --  U.S. Energy™, a leading provider of refined products, alternative fuels, and environmental credits, signed a long-term agreement with Edgewood Renewables, a leading developer of renewable diesel and

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Biodiesel Fuel Testing in Tampa Fleet Demonstrates Cutting-edge Innovation

(CSX) CSX’s culture of collaboration and commitment to sustainability are coming together in a project aimed at certifying alternative fuel use in locomotives. Testing of 20 percent soybean oil-based fuel in a locomotive fleet serving a Tampa, Florida, phosphate customer began in

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Protec Fuel Prepares to Support Retailers and Fleets in Securing USDA Grants for Ethanol Infrastructure

(Protec Fuel/CISION) Protec Fuel, a leading ethanol fuel solutions firm, is ready to aid retailers and fleets in obtaining a portion of a $450 million grant from the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture

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CPKC and CSX Announce Planned Collaboration to Develop Additional Hydrogen Locomotives

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

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Railroad Industry Sues Calif. over Zero-Emission Train Mandate

by Anne C. Mulkern (Politico Pro Climatewire) The lawsuit — filed in federal court — argues that state regulators lack the authority to phase out diesel-powered trains. --  The railroad industry hopes to stop a California mandate to phase out diesel-powered

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Renewables on a Roll; Deserving 500 Million More

by Allen Schaeffer (Diesel Technology Forum) The use of advanced biofuels is one of the most important decarbonization strategies of our time. These fuels that achieve a carbon reduction of at least 50% and as much as 85% from conventional petroleum

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Maersk, Renfe and Cepsa to Carry out the First 2G Biofuels Test in Spanish Rail Transport

(Cepsa) The goal is to turn the Madrid-Algeciras rail corridor into a decarbonized route For three months, the companies will test renewable diesel as a solution for the freight train transport of a Maersk customer's shipments, covering five weekly round

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Interview: Update on RFA and Key Ethanol Policy

(Renewable Fuels Association) In an interview on the syndicated AgriTalk radio program, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper talked about new RFA staff and our role in safety and rail programs, the upcoming renewable volume obligations to be announced

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Taking to the Skies

(Biofuels International) ... bp believes that producing SAF through co-processing at existing refineries will help the aviation sector as it transitions to a low-carbon industry and builds dedicated and more efficient standalone units for SAF production. Today, existing refineries can be

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Capitol Corridor Scores Big Win in the Race to Combat Climate Change

(Capitol Corridor) A more sustainable fuel made from renewable raw materials will soon run rail fleets in California  --   Capitol Corridor and San Joaquins intercity passenger rail services will achieve their goal to run their entire fleets on renewable diesel by

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Deutsche Bahn to Purchase 13,000 Tons of Neste MY Renewable Diesel

(Neste) Deutsche Bahn is expanding its use of renewable diesel significantly this year by purchasing around 13,300 tons (17 million liters) of renewable diesel produced by Neste. Switching from fossil diesel to Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ will enable Deutsche Bahn to reduce greenhouse

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West Sacramento Asks Freight Company to Stop Biodiesel Transfers

(ABC 10) The city says it's sent two cease and desist letters to the company over what it considers a significant risk to public health and safety -- ...  "Top Rail is not currently transloading any materials, hazardous or not, in

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New Leaf Biofuel, MHX Break Ground on Renewable Fuel Terminal in Fontana, California

(New Leaf Biofuel/Biobased Diesel Daily) New Leaf Biofuel, a leading provider of low-carbon biodiesel to the California market, and MHX, an integrated transload and transportation company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Union Pacific Railroad, broke ground in late March on

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Fiery Train Derailment in Minnesota Prompts Evacuations

(Associated Press) A train hauling ethanol and corn syrup derailed and caught fire in Minnesota early Thursday and nearby residents were ordered to evacuate their homes, authorities said. The BNSF train derailed in the town of Raymond, roughly 100 miles (161 kilometers)

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Argonne, Progress Rail, Test Low-Carbon Fuels on the Path to Decarbonizing the Rail Industry

by Beth Burmahl (Argonne National Laboratory)  Alternative fuels will help the rail fleet lessen its carbon footprint  -- Argonne scientists will test bio- and renewable diesel fuel on a locomotive combustion test engine. In response to sustainability goals, the freight rail

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Biodiesel Fuel Hub Coming to Pasco Thanks to Federal Grant

(Office of Maria Cantwell (D-WA)) Tidewater Terminal Company’s Snake River Terminal will supply cleaner fuel to Eastern WA farmers, help meet new state fuel standards, and reduce carbon footprint of wheat, barley, potato harvests U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Patty

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How to Reduce CO2 GHG Emissions in the Transportation Sector

(Chevron Renewable Energy Group/Transport Topics) With the transportation sector being the largest source of GHG emissions in the U.S.1, the increasing number of both public- and private-sector entities with carbon reduction goals have set their sights on reducing engine emissions as

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Biobased Diesel Industry Provides Fuel for US Economy’s Engine

by Paul Winter (Clean Fuels Alliance America/Biobased Diesel Daily) A new report details the important economic impacts biodiesel and renewable diesel have on the U.S. economy, particularly for farming, oilseed processing and fuel production. The U.S. market for biodiesel and renewable diesel

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11,000 Ton of CO2 Emissions Avoided since April 2021 through the Use of B100 Biofuel on the Paris-Granville Train Line

(Avril) Tuesday, January 17, at the SNCF Technicentre of Granville, Jean-Baptiste Gastinne, Vice President of Transport for the Normandy Region, Grégoire Forgeot d'Arc, Regional Director of SNCF Passengers Lines in Normandy, Claire Duhamel, General Manager of Oleo100 at Saipol (an Avril

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USD Clean Fuels Announces the Development of a New Biofuels Terminal in National City, CA that Will Supply the San Diego Region with Low Carbon Fuels

(USD Clean Fuels/Business Wire) USD Clean Fuels LLC (USDCF) announced its intention to build a new biofuels terminal in National City, CA that will have the capability to transload renewable diesel, biodiesel, ethanol and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The terminal will

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Japan's JR West to Switch All Diesel Trains to Biofuel around 2030

by Koki Izumi (Nikkei Asia)  Biotech company Euglena, trading houses to aid with decarbonization -- West Japan Railway, known as JR West, plans to introduce biofuel in all its diesel trains, which operate mainly on local lines, by around 2030, a

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Deutsche Bahn Replaces Diesel with Biofuel HVO

(SolarServer (Google Translation)) Deutsche Bahn (DB) is making faster progress than planned when saying goodbye to diesel. With 17 million liters of HVO biofuel, DB 2023 is already using twice the amount of biofuel in its diesel locomotives as originally

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Biofuel Processor Closes Loop With Composting

by Nora Goldstein (BioCycle Magazine) Acquisition of a composting facility to handle solids from used oil processing has led to a full-service organics recycling enterprise. -- Joe Renwick got his feet wet in the biofuel business when he bought 55-gallon drums

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Texas-Based RBF Supplies Biodiesel to Marine Vessel Pushing Feedstock Barges

(RBF Renewable Biofuels/EIN Newswires) Biodiesel producers depend on new markets and will push for more marine use. --  RBF Renewable Biofuels, owner of the largest biodiesel production facility in North America, is supplying diesel-powered push boats with biodiesel produced at

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Port Authority, Industry Partners, Test Low and Zero-Emission Fuels and Technologies at the Port of Vancouver

(Port of Vancouver)  At Canada’s largest port, a variety of low– and zero-emission fuels and technologies are being tested in support of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s goal to create a zero-emission port by 2050. --  The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, together with partners from across the port community, are

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ACE Moves to Sole Use of Renewable Diesel for Locomotive Fleet

(Altamont Corridor Express)  As a part of its Climate Action Plan, San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) has moved to the sole use of renewable diesel on its locomotive fleet for the ACE train service. The move to renewable diesel will

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California Draft Rule Targets Train Pollution

by Anne C. Mulkern (Politico Pro) The proposal would affect the national rail industry, requiring all trains that enter the state to operate in zero-emission mode by 2035.  California is considering a zero-emission mandate for trains, with regulators recently floating a

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Rankings: Research and Development

by Mihail Spasov (Railway Technology)  ... During the research period the rail industry has seen the need to move away from fossil fuels. Examples of this can be seen with the development of vegetable oil-fuelled locomotive engines, hydrogen storage for hydrogen

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FS Invests in Rumo Wagons and Increases Its Volume Transported by Rail

by Andréia Vital (JournalCana) With the acquisition of 80 wagons, FS starts an unprecedented business model and should generate a reduction of approximately 50% in CO₂ emissions -- FS , with units in Lucas do Rio Verde and Sorriso, in Mato

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DG Fuels Signs Long-Term SAF and Carbon Credit Offtake Agreement

(DG Fuels) DG Fuels, LLC (“DGF”), an emerging leader in drop-in sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”) production, announces the execution of a long-term agreement with an undisclosed investment grade industrial buyer to sell up to 46 million gallons of SAF per

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EPA Responds to Petitions to Address Harmful Emissions from Locomotives

(Environmental Protection Agency) Today (November 9, 2022), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is responding to petitions from the California Air Resources Board, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, and the California Air Pollution Control Officers

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RFA Leading the Charge on IRA Implementation

(Renewable Fuels Association) Testimony, Comments Provided to Treasury, IRS, USDA -- In separate comments and testimony to the U.S. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Renewable Fuels Association laid out the ethanol industry’s priorities

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

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

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Ethanol Plants Anxious for Rail Dispute to Be Settled

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  Many ethanol plants are nervous as railroad companies and labor unions remain at odds. Brian Kletscher is CEO of Highwater Ethanol in south-central Minnesota and says facilities like his are dependent on rail. “We’re really paying close

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95% of the Fuel Ethanol Moved in the United States in the First Half of 2022 Moved by Rail

by Estella Shi and Jimmy Troderman (U.S. Energy Information Administration) Fuel ethanol, a biofuel most commonly mixed with finished motor gasoline, is second only to coal as the most-transported fuel by rail. According to our Petroleum Supply Monthly, 95% of all

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How Much Mining Is Needed to Save the Planet?

by Jael Holzman (E&E News/Greenwire)  With climate change pushing the U.S. toward more rapid adoption of new technologies, many Republicans and Democrats are in rare agreement on one key point: This country needs a lot more mines. But exactly how much new

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $2 Billion from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Finance Carbon Dioxide Transportation Infrastructure

(U.S. Department of Energy) Potential Applicants Invited to Submit Letters of Interest for Projects to Deploy Carbon Management Technologies, Fight Climate Change and Create Good-Paying Jobs --  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today (October 6, 2022) began accepting letters of

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Rolls-Royce Releases mtu Rail Engines for Sustainable Fuels

(Rolls-Royce) • mtu Series 1300, 1500 and 1800 engines already released; Series 1600 and 4000 to follow shortly Up to 90% CO2 savings by operating existing engines with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO/renewable diesel)  Locally emission-free operation possible in combination with

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Ready Mobile One: Siemens Jumps on the Peace Train with Ballard Fuel Cell Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The latest news from Germany concerns a technology that just can’t get enough attention, that’s the Siemens Mobility’s Mireo Plus H passenger trains. Ballard Power Systems picked up an order for 14 x 200 kW fuel cell

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Journey to Net Zero Carbon Global Transport Requires Many Routes

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

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Cummins QSK95 Engine Proven Fully Compatible With Renewable Diesel

(Cummins/Business Wire)  Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) is pleased to announce that its popular Tier 4 QSK95 engine can be safely used with renewable diesel, without any negative impact to its current EPA emission requirements or reliability. “Cummins is ready to assist customers

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Soy’s Stake in Renewable Fuels

by Bethany Baratta (Iowa Soybean Association) ... As a feedstock used in producing biodiesel and renewable diesel, the soybean industry and its farmers stand to gain from this increased demand. Panelists discussed this opportunity during a recent event at the Farm

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Cooper Discusses Impact of IRA, Possible Rail Strike

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper on Aug. 13 discussed several current issues impacting the U.S. ethanol sector, including a possible rail strike, ahead of an event held by the White House in

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DB Regio Goes Greener with Biofuel-Powered Trains

(International Railway Journal) 57 trains are operating in Baden-Württemberg on fuel producing 90% fewer CO2 emissions than diesel. -- German Rail (DB) and the state of Baden-Württemberg are now operating 57 DB Regio trains that use environmentally-friendly biofuel on the Aulendorfer

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JR West to Switch to Diesel Biofuels

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

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Norfolk Southern, CSX Tout Progress on Sustainability

by Joanna Marsh (Freight Waves) Railroads’ goals include reducing locomotives’ GHG emissions, limiting train idling -- ... Among the efforts NS has undertaken to lower emissions are: Modernizing more than 100 locomotives each year since 2016. NS aims to have modernized 950

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Greener to the Island: DB Sylt Shuttle Refuels with Climate-Friendly Biofuel

(Deutsche Bahn (Google translation)) From now on, diesel trains on the Sylt Shuttle and Sylt Shuttle Plus will refuel with the climate-friendly biofuel HVO • Around 90 percent less greenhouse gas emissions • By 2025, Deutsche Bahn will also switch the

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POET Acquires Savannah Transload Facility, Expands Global Network

(POET) POET, the world’s largest producer of biofuels and a leading producer of bioproducts, announced that it has signed a purchase agreement with Savannah Marine Terminal (SMT) to acquire its rail-to-container transload facility in Savannah, Georgia. The acquisition will include all

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'Biofuel Mania' Takes Hold of France

by Eric Béziat (Le Monde) Thousands of French motorists are wondering whether they should switch to E85 superethanol because of its unbeatable price, around 0.90 euros per liter. -- Jean-Michel hesitated... He did his calculations: With SP95 gasoline at about 2.10

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Union Pacific Tests 100% Biobased Diesel Fuel in 4 Locomotives

(Union Pacific Railroad/Biobased Diesel Daily) Four Union Pacific locomotives providing service to a San Bernardino sand and gravel mine are running on 100 percent biobased diesel—the first time in Union Pacific’s history that a locomotive is being powered solely by

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Argentina: OptiFuel Gives Details on Deal to Switch 400 Locomotives to (Renewable) Natural Gas

(OptiFuel Systems/NGV Journal) OptiFuel Systems, a decarbonization solutions provider of products and systems for eliminating emissions in the rail, marine, and power generation markets, announced a collaboration agreement with the Argentina Ministry of Transportation through Ferrocarriles Argentinos Sociedad del Estado (F.A.S.E).

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Estonian Alliance Unveils Hydrogen Valley, Includes Transport Refueling

(NGV Journal)  ...  In the coming six years, green hydrogen production will be developed in at least six regions in the country. Parallel to that, transport and storage infrastructure is developed, including import and export terminal infrastructure, fueling stations and storage

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Whatever Happened to Cellulosic Ethanol?

by David Kramer (Physics Today) Technological immaturity, falling oil prices, overoptimistic investors, and regulatory uncertainty are blamed for the failure of a promising biofuel technology to perform as hoped. -- Despite a decade and a half of big US federal investments

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Businesses Eye Biofuels in Decarbonization Drive

by Hirotake Sano (Japan News-Yomiuri/Star Advertiser) Efforts to reuse cooking oil and food waste as biofuel are spreading among restaurant chains and food manufacturers. In addition to being an effective way to recycle kitchen waste, the work is gaining attention as

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Leaders Offer Policy, DOE Hydrogen Hub Updates at Inaugural California Hydrogen Leadership Summit

(Advanced Clean Tech News/GNA) Hydrogen is heating up as a policy topic, as evidenced by the project updates, new bills, and solutions offered by elected leaders, industry leaders, and the more than 350 attendees at the 2022 California Hydrogen Leadership Summit, which

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On Track to Lower Emissions

by Katie Schroeder and Anna Simet (Biodiesel Magazine) Biodiesel has not been greatly incorporated into the locomotive industry for a number of reasons, but that may be poised to change. -- ... Brightline, Progress Rail, Union Pacific Rail, BNSF Railway and

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On the Road to a Net-Zero-Carbon Transportation Future

(U.S. Department of Energy)  America’s car, truck, and train wheels keep turning, while planes and boats take to the skies and oceans, releasing 1.5 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere every year. Breakthroughs from the U.S. Department of Energy

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On Track for Tomorrow, Today: CN’s Commitment to Sustainability Is Changing the Course of the Future

(Renewable Energy Group) ... Canadian National Railway Company (CN) is a leading North American transportation logistics company, moving more than $250 billion (CAD) of goods every year. With a tri-coastal network that spans Canada from east to west, south through

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A Bright Outlook for Biodiesel

by Parker Schulte (Brownfield Ag News) Even with the growth of renewable diesel, the outlook for biodiesel is bright. In this episode of Fueling Conversations, Clean Fuels Alliance America Director of Outreach and Development Tom Verry benefits of biodiesel and opportunities for

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DOE Announces $59 Million to Expand Biofuels Production and Decarbonize Transportation Sector DEADLINE: July 8, 2022

(U.S. Department of Energy) Funding Will Reduce Emissions from Marine, Aviation, and other Hard-to-Decarbonize Sectors --  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $59 million to accelerate the production of biofuels and bioproducts to reduce emissions in hard-to-decarbonize sectors and

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Tharaldson Ethanol Plant Joins Opposition to North Dakota Soybean Crushing Project

by Jeff Beach (InForUm)  The North Dakota Soybean Processors plant at Casselton, North Dakota, is expected to crush 42.5 million bushels of soybeans in the first year and is a joint venture between the Minnesota Soybean Processors and Louisiana-based CGB

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World Energy Awarded $2 Million Grant from the California Energy Commission for Clean Energy Project at Paramount Facility

(World Energy/PR Newswire)  Project Increases Availability of Low-Carbon Fuel Solutions While Improving Local Air Quality  --  World Energy, a carbon-net-zero solutions provider, today announced that the California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded the company a $2 million grant for its Blending Terminal Project in Paramount,

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Pilot Fears Rail Crisis Will Cut US DEF, Biofuel Supply

by Abby Caplan (Argus Media) Refined products retailer Pilot Travel Centers fears a move to cut rail traffic by western US railroad Union Pacific (UP) will drive a shortage of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) and ethanol in the US. UP this month

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Ethanol Blog: Poor Rail Logistics Causing Slow Output at Ethanol Plants

by Mary Kennedy (DTN Progressive Farmer) The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) detailed how poor rail service is having a negative impact on the entire ethanol industry in written testimony sent to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) on April 22. The STB

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Alternative Fuels Are Today’s Solution Bridging the Gap Toward a Zero Emissions Future

by Lisa Colicchio (Metrolink/Biofuels Digest)  ... Many advanced biofuels deliver up to 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Even more impressive than the emission reductions offered by advanced biofuels is the low cost required for transition. Advanced fuels are drop-in

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

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

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Union Pacific to Use Higher Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel Blends in Wabtec Locomotives

(Union Pacific Railroad/Biobased Diesel Daily) Union Pacific Railroad announced March 8 it will begin using a higher biodiesel blend in locomotives it acquired from Wabtec Corp. The new collaboration helps Union Pacific as it works to increase the percentage of low-carbon

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Spain: CAF and Iberdrola Develop Green Hydrogen, Emission-Free Train

(CAF/Iberdrola/NGV Journal) The CAF Group (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles) partnered with IBERDROLA to promote the use of green hydrogen in the railway sector and for passenger transport, and provide comprehensive sustainable mobility solutions. Tests are due to start in April

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VARO Energy and GPS Group Announce the Completion of an Integrated Biofuels Facility in the Port of Amsterdam

(VARO) VARO and GPS have developed a unique rail handling system as well as ethanol storage capacity, dedicated for VARO’s use in the Port of Amsterdam. The modernization of the infrastructure is an important step to respond to the increasing

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Opinion: Clean Fuel Production Is Growing Sustainably

by Donnell Rehagen (National Biodiesel Board/Clean Fuels Alliance America/Agri/Pulse) America’s demand for cleaner, better fuels is growing. Washington state recently joined Oregon and California in launching a clean fuels program. New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island have adopted requirements for Bioheat®

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Murex Adds Renewable Diesel Unit Train-Capable Transloading Service at Gulf Gateway Terminal in New Orleans

(Murex/PR Newswire)   Murex LLC, a low carbon fuels marketing and logistics company, announced that it has secured transloading contracts through its affiliate, Gulf Gateway Terminal LLC ("GGT"), with two separate fuel distributor customers that rail renewable product into the California market. North

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Hungry for Value: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to The Wolfpack on Green Hydrogen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) If you missed the ABLC Wolfpack’s take on 5 key Green Hydrogen companies, then check out this slide guide that covers FuelCell Energy, Ballard Power Systems, Plug Power, Bloom Energy and Air Products & Chemicals

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Biofuel Producer Bets on Camelina as Low-Carbon Feedstock

by Amy Mayer (Agri-Pulse) A minor oilseed may be poised to take on a larger role as climate-smart policies emphasize low carbon fuels and the soil health benefits of cover crops. Camelina is seen by some as a cover crop that

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Feature: Logistical Challenges to Weigh on US Ethanol in Early 2022

by Josh Pedrick (S&P Global Platts)  Slow railroad performance stifling high demand; Industry eyes policy support -- The US ethanol market is poised for strong demand at the beginning of 2022 as the industry continues to recover from low production and demand

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Charged-Up

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

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CN and Progress Rail Partner with REG to Test Renewable Fuel Blends

(Green Car Congress) Canadian National Railway Company (CN) and Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company are partnering with Renewable Energy Group (REG) to test high-level renewable fuel blends including both biodiesel and renewable diesel in support of the companies’ sustainability goals. Trials and qualifications

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CN and Progress Rail Advance Sustainability Efforts with a Renewable Fuels Partnership

(Canadian National Railway Company/Associated Press)  Canadian National Railway Company (CN) and Progress Rail, a Caterpillar Company are partnering with Renewable Energy Group (REG) to test high-level renewable fuel blends including both biodiesel and renewable diesel in support of the companies’ sustainability

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

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

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COMMENTARY: We Need a More Sophisticated Discussion on the Rail versus Domestic Flights Climate Issue

by Andy Smith (GreenAir Online)  In April this year, as part of climate measures to reduce carbon emissions, French MPs voted to ban flights on domestic routes that can be travelled by direct train in less than two-and-a-half hours. This had been

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Remaining On Track: Rail Safety and Compliance Are Issues Ethanol Producers Can’t Afford to Ignore.

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ... Whether on private property or moving down the track, even small errors can be costly. Meanwhile, the ethanol industry's transition to DOT-117 rail cars is on schedule. ... Rail transportation is a significant part of

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DOE Announces Nearly $8 Million for National Laboratory H2@Scale Projects to Help Reach Hydrogen Shot Goals

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Tthe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced nearly $8 million for nine cooperative projects that will complement existing H2@Scale efforts and support DOE’s Hydrogen Shot goal to drive down the cost of clean hydrogen by 80% within the decade. The

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STB Renews Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Charter

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The Surface Transportation Board on Sept. 20 announced its intent to renew the charter of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee, which provides guidance to the STB regarding rail transportation of energy resources, including biofuels,

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ITA Aims to Make US Clean Technologies Exports More Competitive DEADLINE: October 1, 2021

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration on Aug. 30 announced it is seeking public comments to help inform development of its U.S. Clean Technologies Export Competitiveness Strategy. The strategy aims to identify key issues influencing

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Ethanol Plants Help Drive Local Farm Economy

by Beth Welbers (Geneseo Republic)  Henry County has the good fortune to have two ethanol plants call the county home.  Farmers are able to sell their corn directly to the plants.  The addition of the ethanol plants to the market expands the options

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Pune: Loni Terminal Begins Transportation of Ethanol

by Joy Sengupta (Times of India)  The Loni Terminal of Pune Division became the first terminal in the country from where an ethanol rake was sent on August 10 in a BTPN (Bogie Tank Petrol Naphtha) rake for transportation Kadapa

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Union Pacific and Progress Rail Partner to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Locomotive Series’ Approved to Use Higher Biodiesel Blends

(Union Pacific) Union Pacific locomotives will be getting a boost of biodiesel fuel. Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, approved the use of up to 20% biodiesel blend in specific EMD locomotive series operated by the railroad. Previously, the locomotives were approved

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UK Government Launches Plan for a World-Leading Hydrogen Economy

(U.K. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, and The Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP) First-ever vision to kick start world-leading hydrogen economy set to support over 9,000 UK jobs and unlock £4 billion investment

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Bioenergy’s Role in Decarbonizing Economy: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to BETO & Biomass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biomass is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy and this slide guide from BETO’s Acting Director, Valerie Reed, highlights the role that bioenergy and biomass plays in decarbonizing the economy, worldwide SAF production projection,

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New Savage Railport in Stockton, CA to Provide Renewable Fuels Gateway for California

(Savage/Globe Newswire) Savage, a global industry infrastructure and supply chain services company, announced today a new multi-commodity transload terminal in San Joaquin County, near Stockton, CA, that will serve as a gateway for the distribution of renewable fuels into the state

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Project to Run UK Locomotive on Biogas, Hydrogen Receives Gov’t Funding

(Bioenergy Insight)  UK rail freight provider Freightliner, working in partnership with a consortium of specialist suppliers, has secured government funding to develop a dual-fuel solution for the Class 66 locomotive. The technology, utilising biogas and hydrogen, is one of the 30

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Spain: Repsol and Talgo Will Develop Renewable Hydrogen-Powered Train

(Repsol/NGV Journal) Repsol and Talgo will jointly develop projects to promote the creation of renewable hydrogen-powered trains and promote emission-free rail transport in the Iberian Peninsula. The agreement has been signed by Repsol’s Executive Director of Industrial Transformation and Circular Economy

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USD Partners Announces New Renewable Diesel Contract at West Colton Terminal and the Creation by US Development Group of USD Clean Fuels LLC to Provide Production and Logistics Solutions to Clean Energy Industry

(USD Partners/Business Wire)  USD Partners LP (NYSE:USDP) (“USDP” or the “Partnership”) announced today that the Partnership has entered into a Terminal Services Agreement with USD Clean Fuels LLC (“USDCF”), a newly-formed subsidiary of US Development Group, LLC (“USDG”). The Terminal Services

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Eco-Energy Starts Work on Its New Ethanol Distribution Terminal

(Biofuels International)  Eco-Energy has announced that it has started construction on its ethanol distribution facility in Stockton, California. The facility is scheduled to commence operations in March next year and will be the 11th ethanol distribution terminal constructed by Eco-Energy

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Renewable Diesel Backs into UCO

by Tom Bryan (Biodiesel Magazine) The low-quality, low-carbon byproduct of restaurant fryer grease, once largely reserved for modestly-sized biodiesel production, is now a darling input of the industry's new mega plants. Used cooking oil is in high demand as renewable

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In Response to NTSB Request, RFA Updates Manual of Best Practices for Ethanol Rail Transport

(Renewable Fuels Association) At the request of the National Transportation Safety Board, the Renewable Fuels Association today published an update to its Best Practices for Rail Transport of Ethanol manual. For years, the publication has served as an important and trusted educational tool promoting regulatory

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Therm vs Ferm – Which Has Bigger Returns?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In the battle between THERM vs FERM, today we look at a case study and what technology provides the best yields and returns given the economic conditions and prices of now. Gasify everything? Slice and dice

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Trains, Planes and CO2 Emissions

by Matthew Choi (Politico's Morning Energy)  Aviation is a leading source of emissions in Europe, and absent an immediate way to reduce CO2, European governments are trying to reduce the flying. France’s parliament is pondering legislation that would ban many

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Press Release: Advanced Biofuels USA Files Comments on Transportation and Climate Initiative: Calls for Extension of Program to Aviation, Trains, Marine/Maritime, Agriculture, Rocket Launches and Natural Gas

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA suggests an expansion of transportation emissions reduction in the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) proposed Draft Model Rule (TCI-P) in public comments filed today. Currently, the proposed emission reduction program is limited to on-road

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

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

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House Democrats Unveil Sweeping Climate Legislation to Transform Country’s Energy Mix

(Aken Gump)  On Tuesday, March 2, Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce (E&C) Committee introduced a sweeping climate proposal—the Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CLEAN) Future Act—an amended version of draft legislation released last year in the

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Freight Railroads & Climate Change

(Association of American Railroads) ... And AAR and its members have formed a dedicated working group to understand new lower-or-zero-carbon fuel technologies and other climate-related issues ... Another potential fuel source is “blue hydrogen,” which is hydrogen made from natural gas in

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