Biodiesel and Ethanol

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September 13, 2017 - Industry News

Minnesota Increases Biodiesel Mandate to 20 Percent

Photo via flickr/United Soybean Board.

Diesel fuel in Minnesota will contain a mix of 20% soybeans or other renewable sources by May 2018, the result of a new B20 diesel mandate.

Tags: Biodiesel, Legislation, Minnesota

July 13, 2017 - Industry News

Biodiesel Blooms From Algae in Chile

Image: National Biodiesel Board

Scientists at the Catholic University in Santiago, Chile contend that if biodiesel made from microalgae is used to power trucks and buses, it could cut GHG emissions by as much as 80%, according to a Reuters report.

Tags: Biodiesel, Algae Biodiesel, Alternative Fuels, Global

June 30, 2017 - Industry News

FPL Forms Fleet Fueling Partnership with Train Company

Photo courtesy of Robert Madrid for FPL

FPL, which has used biodiesel in its trucks for nearly two decades, will supply Brightline with 2 million gallons of biodiesel-blended fuel annually through a two-year contract.

Tags: FPL, Biodiesel

May 31, 2017 - Industry News

Cummins Approves Renewable Diesel for Medium-Duty Engines

Photo: Cummins

Cummins announced that its B4.5, B6.7 and L9 engine platforms are compatible with certain kinds of renewable diesel fuels.

Tags: Cummins, Diesel Engines, Renewable Diesel

May 31, 2017 - Industry News

Republic Services Reduces Emissions with Renewable Natural Gas

Photo of Republic Servies natrual gas truck courtesy of Clean Energy.

Republic Services, Inc., announced that it will increase the usage of renewable natural gas (RNG) in its fleet by three times what it used in 2016 through an expanded agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Tags: Republic Services, Clean Energy, Renewable Natural Gas, CNG, Refuse Fleets

May 24, 2017 - Industry News

Fla. City Adopts E-85

Photo via Flickr/Idaho National Laboratory

Unlike gasoline, which is delivered to the city by cargo ship, E-85 is transported by rail and is less likely to be delayed during severe weather or hurricanes.

Tags: Ethanol, Biofuels, E85, Ethanol Blends, Alternative Fuels

May 15, 2017 - Industry News

Ryder Offers Renewable Diesel at San Francisco Facility

Ryder tractor and trailer parked at a Ryder fuel island. Photo: Ryder System

Ryder System is now offering renewable diesel fuel at a San Francisco fueling facility.

Tags: Ryder System, Fueling Facility, Renewable Diesel, Alternative Fuels, California

April 6, 2017 - Industry News

National Park Runs Biodiesel Year-Round

Photo courtesy of REG

Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota runs biodiesel blends of up to B-20 year-round, despite temperatures that fall to an average low of minus 7 degrees. A proper winter additive prevents problems.

Tags: Biodiesel, Fuel Management, National Parks, Alternative Fuels, Winter

March 31, 2017 - Industry News

Renewable Fuel Boosts Diesel's Dominance, Tech Forum Says

Screenshot via Neste YouTube

Alan Schaeffer of the Diesel Technology Forum also cited data showing that in emissions-sensitive southern California, more particulates come from brake dust and tire wear than from heavy diesel trucks.

Tags: Emissions, Diesel Engines, Diesel Technology Forum, Renewable Diesel

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 Fleets

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, Renewable Diesel, Sacramento County, GHG Phase 2

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