Biodiesel and Ethanol

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October 22, 2014 - Industry News

Biofuel Leaders Blast Obama's EPA

Leaders from the U.S. biofuel industry said the Obama administration's Environmental Protection Agency has undermined the commercial success of their industry and left them "in suspended animation."

Tags: Biofuels, EPA, Events, Barack Obama, Ethanol

October 21, 2014 - Industry News

Ohio Organic Recycler Testing Bi-Fuel Impala

The bi-fuel CNG Impala is filled up by a Quasar associate in Ohio. Photo courtesy of GM.

A Cleveland organic recycling company is using organic waste such as grains from beer brewing, food waste, and biosolids from wastewater to power the 2015 Chevrolet Impala bi-fuel sedan.

Tags: Chevrolet, Biogas, Biofuels, Energy Fleets, CNG, Chevrolet Impala, Bi-Fuel CNG

October 15, 2014 - Industry News

DOE: $13.4M Grants to Reduce Biofuel Cost to $3 Per Gallon

The U.S. Department of Energy will invest $13.4 million into five projects to develop advanced biofuels and bioproducts with the goal of reducing the cost of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from biomass. The department hopes to reduce the cost of biofuel to $3 per gallon by 2022.

Tags: Biofuels, DOE, Federal Grants, Fuel Costs

September 25, 2014 - Industry News

Honolulu to Expand Biodiesel Use in Mass Transit Fleet

The City of Honolulu is moving forward with an initiative to add biodiesel buses to its mass transit fleet, after the City Council approved the initiative on Sept. 10.

Tags: Biodiesel, B-20, Hawaii

September 18, 2014 - Industry News

Feds to Boost Ethanol Targets, Official Says

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has offered support to ethanol producers facing challenges, saying that the White House is committed to boosting use of the fuel in the country's gasoline supply.

Tags: Legislation, Ethanol, Barack Obama

September 15, 2014 - Industry News

Algae and Safflower Biofuel Powers Truck to 135 mph

Utah State University researchers tested a truck at the Bonneville Salt Flats that was partially powered by a biofuel made of algae and safflower seeds.

Tags: Biodiesel, B-20, Diesel Engines, Algae Biodiesel

September 10, 2014 - Industry News

First Corn-Waste-to-Ethanol Plant Opens in Iowa

A federally-funded plant began producing ethanol from corn waste products on Sept. 3 in Emmetsburg, Iowa, as the nation's first cellulosic ethanol plant.

September 3, 2014 - Industry News

EPA Approves Oberon's Biogas-Based Fuel

The U.S. EPA has approved a biogas-based fuel developed by a San Diego company called dimethyl ether (DME) for use in commercial vehicle applications.

Tags: Biofuels, Oberon Fuels, EPA Certification

August 28, 2014 - Industry News

Delay in Biofuel Mandate Hurts U.S. Biodiesel Industry

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After running nine months behind schedule, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency submitted its final rule for the 2014 renewable fuel standard to the White House.

Tags: Biodiesel, Renewable Energy Group, EPA, Biofuels, Legislation

August 28, 2014 - Industry News

City of Chicago Considering E-15 Mandate

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A City of Chicago alderman has been pushing a new ordinance that would require most fueling stations in the city to offer the E-15 blend of 85 percent gasoline and 15 percent ethanol.

Tags: Ethanol, E15, City of Chicago, Gasoline Prices, Elected Leaders, Legislation

July 22, 2014 - Industry News

Documentary Looks at 'Monopoly' Gasoline Infrastructure

A soon-to-be-released documentary will look at the current status of fuel infrastructure and the possible solutions offered by alternative fuels.

Tags: Fuel, Ethanol, methanol, Alternative Fuels, CNG

July 15, 2014 - Industry News

Nominations Open for Sustainability All Stars

Nominations have opened for the 2014 Sustainability All Stars, which recognize fleet professionals who have made significant contributions to fleet environmental sustainability, such as deploying alternative-fuel vehicles or implementing idle-reduction policies.

Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Awards, Sustainability All Stars

July 7, 2014 - Industry News

Fleet Embraces Minnesota's Biodiesel Mandate

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Minnesota began requiring all diesel fuel in the state to contain 10% biodiesel on July 1, becoming the first state to mandate sales of the B-10 blend.

Tags: Biodiesel, Minnesota, Legislation

June 30, 2014 - Industry News

Minnesota Ups Biodiesel Mandate to 10 Percent

Starting Tuesday, Minnesota, the first state to require biodiesel be blended with diesel sold in the state, will require all diesel fuel in the state to contain 10% biodiesel. An exception will be made in the winter, when the requirement will be 5%.

Tags: Biodiesel, National Biodiesel Board

June 17, 2014 - Industry News

Could Coffee Run Your Fleet Vehicles?

Researchers from the United Kingdom’s University of Bath have discovered a way to turn used coffee grounds into an alternative fuel to power your vehicles.

Tags: Biodiesel, Biofuels

April 23, 2014 - Industry News

EPA Rolls Back Cellulosic Ethanol Mandate

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has eased 2013 requirements for cellulosic ethanol blending in the nation's gasoline supply following a lack of production of ethanol fuels from feedstock such as algae, wood chips, and other biomass

Tags: EPA, Cellulosic Biofuel, Federal Mandates, Legislation

April 22, 2014 - Industry News

DOE Offers $10M for Biomass-to-Biofuel Advancement

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The U.S. Department of Energy will invest $10 million in technologies that produce biofuel products from biomass, according to a new strategic plan.

Tags: Biofuels, Alternative Fuels

April 4, 2014 - Industry News

Ethanol Spike Causing Rising Gasoline Prices

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A volatile ethanol market has been driving gasoline prices higher since early February because most gasoline sold in the U.S. has about 10% of the corn-based biofuel.

Tags: E-85, E-15, Gasoline Prices, Commodity Prices

April 2, 2014 - Industry News

Texas Chevrolet Dealership Offers CNG Fueling

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Classic Chevrolet, a dealership in Grapevine, Texas, has added compressed natural gas (CNG) to its portfolio of green fuels available to the public.

Tags: Chevrolet, Texas, Natural Gas Vehicles

March 26, 2014 - Industry News

Biofuel Conversion System Offered for Truck Fleets

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Optimus Technologies announced the launch of its biofuel conversion system that enables the engine to run almost exclusively on pure biofuel, with diesel being used during startup, shutdown, or fallback operation if necessary.

Tags: Biodiesel, Medium-Duty Trucks, Biofuels, Optimus Technologies

March 20, 2014 - Industry News

Ethanol Groups Ask SCOTUS to Nix Calif. Low Carbon Fuel Rule

Two groups representing the ethanol industry have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes of getting California's low carbon fuel standard overturned following a January defeat at the circuit court level.

Tags: CARB, California, Court Rulings

March 18, 2014 - Industry News

Biodiesel Seeing Wider Adoption in U.S.

Chart courtesy of U.S. EIA.

Other biodiesel feedstocks fell into three categories — including crop-based feedstocks, animal fat-based feedstocks, and recycled grease — in a report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Tags: Biodiesel, Ethanol, Biofuels, Soybean Oil

March 11, 2014 - Industry News

South Dakota Incorporates E-15 Into State Fleet

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The state of South Dakota's vehicles will begin fueling up with E-15 as a way to support the state's ethanol industry, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has announced.

Tags: Ethanol, Ethanol Fueling Stations, South Dakota

March 7, 2014 - Industry News

E-85 Fueling Growth Slows, Feds Report

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Growth in the number of E-85 fueling stations has slowed since 2011, as demand has fallen for the higher-blend ethanol fuel blend, according to federal data.

Tags: Minnesota, Ethanol, Ethanol Fueling Stations

February 19, 2014 - Industry News

Legislation Restoring Federal Biodiesel Incentives Introduced

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Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. to reinstate a tax incentive that expired at the end of 2013 when it comes to the production of domestic biodiesel fuel.

Tags: Diesel, Biodiesel, Legislation, Alternative Fuels, U.S. Senate

 

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