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December 18, 2015 - Industry News

N.C. State's $4.4M Grant to Develop Fleet Management Training

NC Clean Energy Technology Center Transportation Team (l to r): Matt Abele, Anne Tazewell, Heather Brutz, Rick Sapienza, and Mike Terreri

The Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) project aims in part to develop a professional Smart Fleet management training program that will provide tools and information to increase fleet efficiency through the use of low carbon fuels, technologies, practices, and policies.

Tags: North Carolina, State Grants, Colleges and Universities, Emissions Reduction, Staff Training, Alternative Fuels, E-85, Low Carbon Fuel Standard

December 14, 2015 - Industry News

San Francisco's Renewable Diesel Halves Diesel Emissions

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The City & County of San Francisco has ended its use of petroleum diesel and completed the switch to renewable diesel for the city fleet. The change will reduce fleet diesel greenhouse gas emissions by 50% and is cost neutral.

Tags: Diesel Emissions, City of San Francisco, Emissions Reduction, Renewable Diesel

December 9, 2015 - Industry News

Volvo OKs Renewable Diesel for Its Engines

Photo: Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks North America has approved the use of renewable biodiesel fuel for all of its engines after lab and road testing, the company announced.

Tags: Emissions, Volvo Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Renewable Diesel

December 3, 2015 - Industry News

EPA Finalizes Volumes for Biofuel Blending

Charts courtesy of USEPA.

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency has finalized the volume requirements under its Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for blending with the nation's fuel supply that includes increases from existing levels but falls short of expectations from producers.

Tags: National Biodiesel Board, Renewable Fuels Association, EPA, Biofuels, Biodiesel, Ethanol

November 20, 2015 - Industry News

EPA Expected to Reduce Ethanol Fuel Blend

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to reduce the amount of ethanol that's blended into the nation's gasoline by at least 15% when it finalizes its proposal by Nov. 30.

Tags: Ethanol, EPA, Ethanol Blends, Biofuels

November 10, 2015 - Industry News

New Renewable Diesel Fuel Gaining Ground

Chart courtesy of U.S. Energy Information Administration.

A new kind of renewable diesel fuel is gaining greater adoption because it's nearly indistinguishable from petroleum-based counterparts and offers a higher quality biofuel to meet federal mandates as well as customer demand, according to federal data.

Tags: Biofuels, Renewable Diesel

November 4, 2015 - Industry News

Fed Funding to Double Fueling for Higher-Ethanol Blends

Photo courtesy of USDA.

A new partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and 21 states will nearly double the number of pumps, storage, and related infrastructure that offer higher blends of ethanol, such as E-15 and E-85.

Tags: Ethanol, USDA, Biofuels, Federal Grants, E-85, E-15

November 4, 2015 - Industry News

Long Beach Switching Heavy Fleet to RNG From LNG

Photo of LNG-powered sweeper courtesy of City of Long Beach.

The City of Long Beach (Calif.) has transitioned its heavier vehicles to run on renewable liquid natural gas (RNG) and is discontinuing the use of fossil liquid natural gas (LNG) to reduce emissions and fuel costs, according to the agency.

Tags: RNG, LNG, Natural Gas Vehicles, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Fuel Management, Street Sweepers

October 19, 2015 - Industry News

Wash. City Moves to Higher Biodiesel Blend

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The City of Bellevue, Wash., will begin using B-20 biodiesel for its fleet vehicles, which is expected to reduce emissions and fuel costs, the city announced Oct. 12.

Tags: Biodiesel, City of Bellevue, Fuel Costs, Emissions Reduction

September 15, 2015 - Industry News

Biofuel Grant State Finalists Selected

Photo via Flickr/United Soybean Board.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the 21 states that will receive grants through its Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership (BIP), which aims to support and expand biofuel infrastructure.

Tags: Ethanol, Biofuels, Federal Grants, Ethanol Fueling Stations

September 11, 2015 - Industry News

Calif. City Switching to Renewable Diesel

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The City of Walnut Creek, Calif., announced it will begin using renewable diesel to fuel its diesel-powered fleet. This move will reduce the city's diesel emissions by more than 60 percent.

Tags: Biodiesel, Emissions Reduction, Renewable Diesel, GHG Phase 2

August 27, 2015 - Industry News

Biofuels Group Touts Renewable Fuel Standard

The Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) requirement to substitute biofuels for fossil fuels has displaced nearly 1.9 billion barrels of foreign oil since the program was passed by Congress in 2005, according to a study by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).

Tags: EPA, Renewable Fuel Standard, Biofuels

August 21, 2015 - Industry News

REG Acquires Wash. Biodiesel Refinery

Photo courtesy of Renewable Energy Group.

Biodiesel producer Renewable Energy Group (REG) has completed its acquisition of substantially all the assets of Imperium Renewables, Inc., including the 100-million gallon nameplate biodiesel refinery and terminal at the Port of Grays Harbor, Wash., the company announced.

Tags: Biodiesel, Washington, Renewable Energy Group, Biofuels, Mergers & Acquisitions

August 14, 2015 - Industry News

Propel Expands Renewable Diesel Fleet Access in SoCal

Photo courtesy of Propel.

Utilizing Neste's NEXBTL renewable diesel, Propel’s Diesel HPR is a low-carbon, renewable fuel that meets petroleum diesel specifications and can be used in any diesel engine.

Tags: Renewable Diesel, Fueling Stations, California

July 30, 2015 - Industry News

UPS Ramping Up Renewable Diesel Use

Photo of a UPS CNG vehicle courtesy of UPS.

UPS has signed agreements with three suppliers for up to 46 million gallons of renewable diesel over the next three years as part of its goal to significantly reduce emissions by 2020.

Tags: Algae Biodiesel, UPS, Alternative Fuels, Renewable Diesel

July 27, 2015 - Industry News

U.S. Senators Urge EPA to Boost Biodiesel

A bipartisan group of 36 U.S. Senators has petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase biodiesel production in the pending Renewable Fuel Standard for 2016 and 2017.

Tags: Biodiesel, EPA, Renewable Fuel Standard, U.S. Congress

July 22, 2015 - Industry News

San Francisco Switching to Renewable Diesel

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The City of San Francisco will phase out the use of petroleum diesel in its municipal fleet and replace it with renewable diesel by the end of this year, Mayor Ed Lee announced at a conference in Vatican City on climate change.

Tags: California, Renewable Fuel, City of San Francisco, Renewable Diesel

July 15, 2015 - Industry News

DOE Funds Algae Biofuel Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated $18 million in funding to six projects in an effort to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5/CGE by 2019 and $3/CGE by 2030.

Tags: Biofuels, Algae Biodiesel, Alternative Fuels, DOE

July 14, 2015 - Industry News

Ohio DOT Audit Suggests $1.7M in Savings

Graph via audit report.

A state audit found that the Ohio Department of Transportation could save more than $1.7 million by eliminating blended biodiesel, adopting new methods for remarketing, and optimizing vehicle life cycles.

Tags: Biodiesel, Vehicle Replacement, Ohio, Audits

July 13, 2015 - Global News

Beer-Based Biofuel Offered in New Zealand

Brewtroleum, a term coined by its makers, creates up to 8 percent less carbon dioxide than regular fuel and is the first commercial fuel made from brewing byproducts, according to Gull Fuel.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Biofuels, Ethanol, New Zealand

July 13, 2015 - Industry News

Fuel Additives Market to Grow 6 Percent by 2020

The fuel additives market that includes biofuels such as ethanol should grow by 6 percent annually from 2015 to 2020, according to a report by TechSci Research.

Tags: EPA, Biofuels, Trends, Industry Research, Ethanol

June 30, 2015 - Industry News

VW: Renewable Diesel Performance Matches Traditional Diesel

Photo courtesy of Volkswagen.

Renewable diesel can offer the same performance of traditional crude-based diesel, Volkswagen has determined after running two TDI cars for 134,000 miles of testing.

Tags: Volkswagen, Biodiesel, Vehicle Testing, Renewable Diesel

June 23, 2015 - Global News

Volvo Trucks Certifies Euro 5 Engines for HVO Fuel

HVO reduces CO2 emissions between 30 and 90 per cent, depending on the raw material. Photo courtesy of Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks announced that it has certified all of its Euro 5 engines for use with 100% Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil, a form of renewable diesel fuel.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Renewable Fuel, Europe, Alternative Fuels, Biofuels

June 17, 2015 - Industry News

Feds Offer $100M in Biofuel Fueling Grants

Photo via Flickr/United Soybean Board.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering up to $100 million in grants to all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia to support and expand biofuel infrastructure, according to a press release from the USDA.

Tags: Biofuels, Federal Grants, Ethanol Fueling Stations, E-85, E-15, Ethanol

June 5, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Upgrades Transit Connect Van for 2016

Photo of 2016 Transit Connect Wagon's blind spot monitoring system courtesy of Ford.

Ford has added a flexible-fuel option and a perimeter alarm with its 2016 Transit Connect cargo van and several new options on the passenger variant, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ford Transit Connect, Ford, Compact Vans, 2016-MY

 

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