Biodiesel and Ethanol

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February 10, 2017 - Press Release

SoCalGas to Produce RNG from Wastewater

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced a pilot hydrothermal wastewater processing project has been selected by the U.S. Energy Department (DOE) to receive up to $1.2 million in federal funding.

Tags: Biofuels, SoCalGas, Alternative Fuels

February 8, 2017 - Industry News

Beverly Hills Adopts Renewable Diesel

Photo courtesy of City of Beverly Hills

The City of Beverly Hills, Calif., is the latest public fleet to adopt renewable diesel. Currently, the city is using renewable diesel in its central fuels station, which fuels all public works vehicles.

Tags: City of Beverly Hills, Renewable Diesel, Alternative Fuels

January 18, 2017 - Industry News

Cheaper Renewable Diesel May be Possible With Modified Yeast

Photo: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT

Engineers at MIT may have made a breakthrough in the production of renewable diesel fuels using a hyper-efficient version of a common food product, yeast.

Tags: Green Fleets, Renewable Fuel, Massachusetts, Renewable Diesel

January 17, 2017 - Industry News

GM Growing Lineup of B20 Biodiesel Vehicles

Photo of Chevrolet Express cutaway courtesy of GM.

General Motors' lineup of 19 diesel-powered vehicles will reach 20 with the launch of its new Class 4 to 5 straight truck it's co-developing with Navistar – all of them approved for use with B20, a blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% ultra-low sulfur diesel.

Tags: Biodiesel, B-20, General Motors, National Biodiesel Conference, Warranty, B20, Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks

January 12, 2017 - Industry News

New York City's Sanitation Department Begins DME Test

DME-fueled Pinnacle tractor waited at Mack's Allentown customer center last fall for test to begin. Photos: Tom Berg

DSNY will run the Mack tractor at the Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island, New York, and evaluate performance and overall drivability of the engine burning Oberon dimethyl ether fuel.

Tags: New York City, Mack Trucks, Alternative Fuels, DME, Oberon Fuels

November 29, 2016 - Industry News

EPA Approves Modest Renewable Fuel Increase for 2017

Chart courtesy of EPA.

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.

Tags: EPA, Biofuels, Regulations, Renewable Fuels Standard

November 1, 2016 - Industry News

San Diego Adopts Renewable Diesel

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

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.

Tags: City of San Diego, Renewable Diesel, Elected Leaders

October 26, 2016 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Emissions Reduction, Renewable Diesel, Public Fleet Managers Association

October 10, 2016 - Industry News

NASA Fleet Reduced Petroleum Fuel Use by 62%

Photo via Flickr/Donald Lee Pardue

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.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Federal Fleet, NASA, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

October 6, 2016 - Industry News

DC Water Uses Biodiesel to Fuel its Fleet

Photo via Flickr/United Soybean Board

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.

Tags: Biodiesel, National Biodiesel Board, B20, DC Water

September 13, 2016 - Industry News

Contra Costa County Moves to Renewable Diesel

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

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.

Tags: Renewable Diesel, County Fleets

September 7, 2016 - Industry News

Ind. Police Fleet Boosts Ethanol Use

Photo via Flickr/Robert Couse-Baker.

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

Tags: Grant Funding, Police Fleets, Ethanol, E-85, Biofuels

September 2, 2016 - Industry News

Chicago Park District Using Cooking Oil to Fuel Trucks

Photo courtesy of the Chicago Park District

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.

Tags: Biodiesel, Clean Cities, Alternative Fuels, Biofuels

August 19, 2016 - Industry News

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.

Tags: New York City, Sanitation, Renewable Diesel, Alternative Fuels, Refuse Trucks

August 12, 2016 - Industry News

Wash. County Utility Considers Renewable Diesel

Photo courtesy of Chelan County.

The Chelan County (Wash.) Public Utility District is considering making the switch to renewable biodiesel to fuel its fleet.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Utility Fleets, Renewable Diesel

August 11, 2016 - Industry News

Sacramento County Adopts Renewable Diesel

Photo courtesy of Sacramento County.

Sacramento County, Calif. has begun using renewable diesel to fuel many of its heavy-duty vehicles, including more than 400 municipal public works trucks and specialty vehicles.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Renewable Diesel, Sacramento County

August 11, 2016 - Global News

Nissan Unveils Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell Vehicle in Brazil

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

In Brazil, Nissan Motor Co. revealed a solid oxide fuel cell powered prototype vehicle that runs on bio-ethanol electric power.

Tags: Brazil, Nissan, Ethanol

July 6, 2016 - Industry News

Carlsbad, Calif. Moves to Renewable Diesel

Photo courtesy of PRNewsFoto/Propel Fuels

The City of Carlsbad, Calif., is one of a growing number of West Coast fleets fueling its diesel vehicles with renewable diesel.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Renewable Diesel

June 15, 2016 - Industry News

Nissan Working on Bio-Ethanol Fuel Cell System

Photo courtesy of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd

Nissan Motor Co. is currently researching and developing a Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell (SOFC)-powered system that runs on bio-ethanol electric power. The SOFC fuel cells produce electricity to charge a battery from the reaction of fuels such as ethanol and natural gas with oxygen.

Tags: Nissan, Alternative Fuels, Emissions Reduction, Biofuels, Ethanol, Fuel Cell

May 19, 2016 - Industry News

EPA Proposes Modest Renewable Fuel Increase for 2017

Chart courtesy of EPA.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed slight increases to the amount of ethanol and biofuels that fuel producers must add to gasoline and diesel in 2017.

Tags: Biodiesel, Ethanol, Renewable Fuels Standard

May 2, 2016 - Industry News

Fred Meyer Calls for Up to 500,000 Gallons of RNG

Fred Meyer received its first LNG tractor in December 2014. (PHOTO: Clean Energy)

Fred Meyer Stores announced an agreement with Clean Energy calling for up to 500,000 gallons of Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG) fuel for its fleet of 40 LNG trucks based out of its Clackamas, Ore., distribution center.

Tags: Fred Meyer, Clean Energy, RNG, Grocery Fleets

March 24, 2016 - Industry News

Corvallis, Ore. Switches to Renewable Diesel

File photo

Another West Coast fleet has decided to switch to renewable diesel for its fleet vehicles. The City of Corvallis, Ore., will begin using renewable diesel this summer for one-third of its fleet.

Tags: Renewable Diesel

March 18, 2016 - Press Release

Illinois Soybean Association, Clean Cities Promote Biodiesel

Courtesy of the Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition.

The Illinois Soybean Association’s B20 Club announced its sponsorship of the Chicago Area Clean Cities coalition to promote the benefits of biodiesel.

Tags: Biodiesel, Clean Cities, Biofuels

March 9, 2016 - Industry News

Biodiesel Producer Fined $138M for Fraud

The owner of a Texas biodiesel company has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and to pay a $138 million fine in restitution and forfeiture for biofuels fraud.

Tags: Texas, Crime & Fraud, Biofuels, Renewable Fuels Standard

February 23, 2016 - Global News

Mercedez-Benz OKs Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil Biodiesel for Trucks

Photo courtesy of Daimler.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has approved an alternative biodiesel fuel known as hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) for its trucks with heavy-duty (OM 470 or OM 471) engines as well as medium-duty (OM 936 or OM 934) variants.

Tags: Biodiesel, Mercedes-Benz, Alternative Fuels, Daimler, Global

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