Biodiesel and Ethanol

Chart courtesy of EPA.

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EPA Approves Modest Renewable Fuel Increase for 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a 6% increase in the level of biofuels that producers must blend with gasoline and diesel in 2017 that falls significantly short of amount required by the Renewable Fuel Standard by 2022.

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer announced the switch to renewable diesel at a press conference. Photo courtesy of the City of San Diego

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San Diego Adopts Renewable Diesel

The City of San Diego has joined the growing list of West Coast fleets making the switch to renewable diesel. 900 of the city's heavy- and medium-duty vehicles will run on renewable diesel to start, including refuse trucks, construction equipment, and street sweepers.

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Renewable Diesel Coming to Washington

Targa Sound Terminal in Tacoma, Wash., will become what is believed to be the first terminal in the state to offer renewable diesel (R99) in early 2017. The terminal, which sells to distributors, is making the fuel available due to increasing demand from government agencies.

Photo via Flickr/Donald Lee Pardue

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NASA Fleet Reduced Petroleum Fuel Use by 62%

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has replaced two-thirds of its fleet with vehicles that run on cleaner fuels, including biofuels and electricity, and is now working on further expanding electrification.

Photo via Flickr/United Soybean Board

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DC Water Uses Biodiesel to Fuel its Fleet

DC Water now uses biodiesel fuel to fuel all 230 of its diesel vehicles, including sewer trucks, utility and dump trucks, crane trucks, and crew cabs. The agency uses a B-20 blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% petroleum diesel.

Contra Costa County Materials and Recycling Manager Stan Burton is pictured here refueling a vehicle. Photo courtesy of Contra Costa County

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Contra Costa County Moves to Renewable Diesel

Contra Costa County, Calif. has switched from biodiesel to R99 renewable diesel to fuel many of its heavy-duty diesel vehicles, including more than 220 diesel-powered municipal public works trucks, specialty vehicles, and equipment.

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Ind. Police Fleet Boosts Ethanol Use

The Crown Point Police Department (Ind.) has received funding to continue using alternative fuels, including the E-85 ethanol blend.

Photo courtesy of the Chicago Park District

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Chicago Park District Using Cooking Oil to Fuel Trucks

Through its biodiesel program, the Chicago Park District recycles used cooking oil from local restaurants to fuel 56 vehicles in its fleet, including lawnmowers, refuse trucks, and log loaders.

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NYC to Test Renewable Diesel

New York City plans to test the use of renewable diesel in its fleet across at least four departments and in several hundred vehicles in 2017 to help meet Mayor Bill de Blasio's aggressive pledge to cut emissions from city fleet vehicles.

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Biodiesel is a fuel made from natural oils such as soybean and other types of vegetable oil that’s designed to work in diesel engines. Biodiesel is often blended with petroleum diesel to create fuels such as B-5 and B-20. Ethanol is used in flex-fuel engine systems and derived primarily from corn. E-85 is a blend of 85 percent denatured fuel ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.
 
 

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