Biodiesel and Ethanol

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May 31, 2011 - Industry News

Study: Alt-Fuels Slow to Challenge Petroleum Dominance in Calif.

SACRAMENTO, CA - A new California study suggests that recent alternative-fuel advances will lead to significant displacement of petroleum-based fuels; however, petroleum, gasoline and diesel will most likely continue to fuel more than 75 percent of the state’s vehicles in the year 2030.

Tags: AAA, Alternative-fuel vehicles, California, County Fleets, UC Irvine, Alternative Fuels

May 24, 2011 - Industry News

Obama Issues New Federal Government Fleet Practices

WASHINGTON – The White House on May 24 released a presidential memorandum that gives federal government fleets a December 31, 2015 deadline for restricting all their light-duty vehicle purchases and leases to solely alternative-fuel vehicles -- unless an agency's mission makes such compliance impractical.

Tags: General Services Administration, federal agency fleets, Barack Obama

May 24, 2011 - Industry News

Extreme Biodiesel to Produce Fuel for 2 Major Supermarkets

CORONA, CA – Alt-fuel and recycling company BookMerge Technology said its subsidiary Extreme Biodiesel has been selected to produce biodiesel for two major supermarkets.

May 23, 2011 - Industry News

GE Capital Fleet Services Launches Alt-Fuel Vehicle Website

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN -- GE Capital Fleet Services has launched a new interactive eco website that’s dedicated to alternative-fuel vehicles and services.

Tags: Alternative-fuel vehicles, GE Capital Fleet Services, Fuel Efficiency, Battery-Electric Vehicles

May 17, 2011 - Industry News

Iowa Gov. Branstad Considering Biodiesel Incentives Bill

DES MOINES, IA – Iowa’s biodiesel industry is urging Gov. Terry Branstad to sign legislation that would give Iowa one of the most comprehensive biodiesel fuel policies in the U.S.

Tags: Biodiesel, Iowa

May 17, 2011 - Industry News

Alt-Fuel Workshop Set for N.J. in June

WASHINGTON – The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) and Alternative Fuels Trade Alliance have scheduled a free training workshop in Trenton, N.J., for transportation professionals interested in learning more about propane autogas and other alternative fuels.

Tags: Biodiesel, Clean Cities, Propane Autogas, Propane Education & Research Council, Compressed Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels Trade Alliance

May 17, 2011 - Industry News

Ford, Georgia Tech Partner on Hydraulic Hybrid Bus

Elementary school students paint the "Green Eco School Bus."

ATLANTA – The Ford Motor Co. Fund and the Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering on the nation’s first conversion of a traditional school bus to a hydraulic hybrid vehicle that runs on recycled biofuel.

Tags: Ford, Hydraulic Hybrid, Georgia

May 17, 2011 - Industry News

DOE, USDA Award $47 Million in Biomass Research Grants

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Energy and Department of Agriculture announced the awarding of $47 million to fund eight research and development projects that will support the production of biofuels, bioenergy and biobased products from biomass sources.

Tags: Department of Agriculture, Biofuels, U.S. Department of Energy

May 10, 2011 - Industry News

Report: Cost of Corn Hindering Ethanol Blending Plans

WASHINGTON – A new report from the Energy Policy Research Foundation concludes that one of the major obstacles to rapid increases of corn ethanol into the U.S. gasoline pool is the rising cost of ethanol's principal feedstock -- corn.

Tags: Ethanol, Ethanol Blends, Energy Policy Research Foundation

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

Ford Teams With Festival to Spark Green Innovation

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Co. and the Green Festival have teamed up to find and fund innovative projects aimed at improving the environment.

Tags: Ford, Green Festival

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

Villanova Students Make Biodiesel Production Even Greener

VILLANOVA, PA. – Villanova University engineering students have been converting used cooking oil from dining services into biodiesel fuel for university grounds keeping vehicles and equipment for several years now. This year the students wanted to take their green efforts one step further, so they took the leftover glycerin from the oil-to-fuel conversion and produced sustainable soap.

Tags: Biodiesel, Colleges and Universities

May 2, 2011 - Industry News

Florida Sen. Mike Bennett Promotes Biodiesel Mandate Bill

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Sen. Mike Bennett (R.) has proposed a bill that would mandate minimum biodiesel usage in all diesel fuels sold by dealers or wholesalers in Florida.

Tags: Biodiesel, Florida, Legislation

April 26, 2011 - Industry News

USDA Promotes Renewable Fuel in Minn.

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on April 20 highlighted renewable energy contributions to the Minnesota economy while touring CHS Inc., the nation's largest agricultural cooperative and one of the nation's largest suppliers of ethanol fuel. Later, Vilsack led a renewable fuel stakeholders meeting.

Tags: flex-fuel, USDA

April 26, 2011 - Industry News

NAFA Michigan Chapter Holds Alternative Fuel Conference

LIVONIA, MI - On March 24 the National Association of Fleet Administrator’s (NAFA) Michigan Chapter held its first ever Alternative Fuel Conference. The group held the conference at the Roush Museum in Livonia, in partnership with Michigan’s Clean Cities Coalitions.

Tags: NAFA, Associations, Michigan

April 19, 2011 - Industry News

Oakland Plant to Launch Biodiesel Retail Sales

OAKLAND, CA – Sirona Fuels, which owns a commercial-scale biodiesel production facility in the San Francisco Bay Area, announced that its biodiesel fuel will be available for purchase at the Blue Sky Bio-Fuels facility in Oakland beginning on Earth Day, April 22.

Tags: Biodiesel, San Francisco, Sirona Fuels, Oakland, Biofuels

April 13, 2011 - Industry News

USDA States Flex-Fuel Pumps Qualify for Incentives

WASHINGTON - Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack announced April 8 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is issuing a rule to clarify that the definition of renewable energy systems in the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) includes flexible-fuel pumps.

Tags: Ethanol, E85, Rural Energy for America Program

March 15, 2011 - Industry News

3 E85 Dispensers Draw UL Approval

GREENSBORO, NC - Underwriters Laboratories has approved three models of Gasboy Atlas dispensers for use with fuels containing up to 85-percent ethanol (E85).

Tags: flex-fuel, NAFA Institute & Expo, Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Flex Fuel Vehicles, Underwriters Laboratories, Ethanol Blends, E85, Gasboy Atlas, Fuel dispensers

March 14, 2011 - Industry News

Bellevue Converting One-Third of Light-Duty Fleet to Hybrids

BELLEVUE, WA - The City of Bellevue, Wash. plans to convert one-third of its fleet of 345 light-duty vehicles (out of a total fleet of 1,119 vehicles) to hybrids by the end of 2011.

Tags: Biodiesel, Alternative-fuel vehicles, Washington, City of Bellevue, E85, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

March 1, 2011 - Industry News

Buick Regal Turbo Features Flex-Fuel Capability

2011 Buick Regal Turbo

PONTIAC, MI - The 2011 Buick Regal Turbo is the first direct-injected turbocharged production car capable of running on any blend of gasoline or E85 ethanol, joining more than 5 million flex-fuel models General Motors has produced over the past 15 years.

Tags: E-85, flex-fuel, Ethanol, Buick, Flex Fuel Vehicles, Ethanol Blends, General Motors

February 15, 2011 - Industry News

Conference to Include GM Flex-Fuel Test Drives

PHOENIX - The Renewable Fuels Association's 16th annual National Ethanol Conference, scheduled for Feb. 20-22 in Phoenix, will offer test drives of General Motors' new cars and crossovers capable of running on E85 fuel.

Tags: E-85, flex-fuel, Conference, Ethanol, Renewable Fuels Association, General Motors

February 15, 2011 - Industry News

Ethanol Leaders Form Advocacy Council

WASHINGTON - Ethanol industry leaders announced they are coming together in conjunction with the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) to form the Advanced Ethanol Council (AEC). The AEC will be focused on accelerating the commercialization of advanced ethanol.

Tags: Ethanol, Renewable Fuels Association

February 8, 2011 - Industry News

Biodiesel Award Winners Include Ford, NYC

PHOENIX, AZ - The National Biodiesel Board recognized Ford Motor Co., New York City, and other biodiesel champions at the annual "Eye on Biodiesel" awards presentation. The awards were presented at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo on Tuesday, Feb. 8, in Phoenix.

Tags: Awards, Biodiesel, New York City, National Biodiesel Board

February 7, 2011 - Industry News

San Antonio Hosts Ethanol Workshop

SAN ANTONIO - The Alamo Area Clean Cities Coalition encourages fleet managers and other interested parties to attend an ethanol workshop on Feb. 10 focusing on flex fuel vehicles. The deadline to register is today.

Tags: Ethanol, Flex Fuel Vehicles

February 1, 2011 - Industry News

Biofuels Bill Would Mandate More Flex-Fuel Vehicles

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) on Jan. 25 led a group of senators in introducing legislation aimed at expanding markets for biofuels. The bill would increase the number of flex-fuel vehicles on the road, increase the number of blender pumps dispensing biofuels, and authorize loan guarantees for the construction of renewable fuel pipelines.

Tags: flex-fuel, Legislation, Ethanol, Biofuels

February 1, 2011 - Industry News

Endicott Biofuels to Build Biodiesel Plant in Texas

HOUSTON - Endicott Biofuels LLC (EBF) has signed an agreement with KMTEX Ltd. to construct a biorefinery in Port Arthur, Texas, that will produce G2 Clear-branded biodiesel.

Tags: Biodiesel



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