Biodiesel and Ethanol

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February 19, 2013 - Industry News

Clean Diesel Version of 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Debuts in Chicago

The compact sedan comes equipped with a 2.0L turbodiesel engine, which produces an estimated 148 hp and 258 lb. ft. of torque. According to GM, the engine is rated for biodiesel and can use B-20.</

GM said it expects its 2014-MY Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel to get 42 mpg highway. According to the automaker, the engine is also rated for biodiesel and can use B-20.

Tags: Clean Diesel, 2014-MY, Chevrolet Cruze

February 13, 2013 - Industry News

Hino Trucks Honored for Promoting B-20 Use in Hybrid-Electric Truck

Hino Trucks was honored by the National Biodiesel Board for becoming the first manufacturer to support the use of B-20 biodiesel blends in a hybrid-electric truck, as well as in its complete product line of class 6 and 7 conventional trucks.

Tags: Biodiesel, National Biodiesel Board, Hino, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

February 6, 2013 - Industry News

Clean Diesel Technology Showcased at National Biodiesel Conference and Expo

The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) is participating in the Annual National Biodiesel Conference and Expo in Las Vegas this week, where the advancements and environmental benefits of clean diesel technology and the latest innovations in biodiesel fuel will be on display.

Tags: Biodiesel, Clean Diesel, National Biodiesel Board, Diesel Technology Forum

February 1, 2013 - Industry News

EPA Proposes 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards

For 2013, the program is proposing to implement the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007's requirement to blend more than 1.35 billion gallons of renewable fuels over the amount mandated for 2012.

Tags: Renewable Fuels Standard, Biofuels, U.S. EPA

January 16, 2013 - Industry News

Pearson Fuels Awarded $1.35 Million to Build 19 E-85 Stations in California

Made possible by the California Energy Commission's Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, the project is expected to displace more than 2.75 million gallons of gasoline and reduce greenhouse emissions by approximately 25,082 tons annually.

Tags: Ethanol, Grant Funding, California Energy Commission

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

Surplus Biodiesel and Lab Equipment to be Auctioned Jan. 31 in Ohio

MANSFIELD, OH – Maas Companies of Rochester, Minn., will auction “like-new” surplus biodiesel process and lab equipment Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 through a timed online auction.

Tags: Auctions, Biodiesel, Surplus Equipment

November 28, 2012 - Industry News

DOE Invests $11 Million to Help Fleets Reduce Petroleum Use

WASHINGTON – As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department announced 20 new projects that will help public and private fleets integrate petroleum-reduction strategies into their operations.

Tags: Clean Cities, U.S. Department of Energy, City of Austin, San Antonio, Kansas City

November 7, 2012 - Industry News

City of Fort Collins Powers Fleet with Natural Gas and Biodiesel

FORT COLLINS, CO – Thirty percent of the city’s nearly 2,000-vehicle fleet is powered by alternative fuels, with all 37 public transit buses powered by either compressed natural gas or biodiesel.

Tags: Biodiesel, Clean Cities, Compressed Natural Gas

September 18, 2012 - Industry News

EPA Sets Bio-based Diesel Volumes for 2013

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken action to establish the amount of bio-diesel products required to be included in diesel fuel markets in 2013.

Tags: Biodiesel, Regulations, EPA

September 5, 2012 - Industry News

Massachusetts Sees Growth of E-85 Stations

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Four new E-85 fueling stations planned for the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) will help service the 100,000-plus flex-fuel vehicles registered in the state.

Tags: E-85, Flex-Fuel Vehicles, Massachusetts DOT

August 8, 2012 - Industry News

Can Biodiesel Work for Your Fleet?

TORRANCE, CA – Several fleets that have been successful using the renewable alternative fuel in their operations will be sharing their strategies at the 2012 Green Fleet Conference in Schaumburg, Ill.

Tags: Biodiesel, Green Fleet Conference, School Fleets

July 18, 2012 - Industry News

E-15 Gallons Now Being Sold in Kansas

LAWRENCE, KS – The nation’s first E-15 (15 percent ethanol/85 percent gasoline) gallons are being sold at the Zarco 66 “Oasis” station in Lawrence, Kan., with a second retail station on the way in Ottawa, Kan.

Tags: Renewable Fuels Association, EPA, E-15

July 11, 2012 - Industry News

Less Than One Month Left to Nominate a Sustainability All-Star

TORRANCE, CA – Green Fleet magazine is looking for nominations of individuals who have made significant contributions to environmental sustainability in the fleet industry. The deadline to submit a nomination is Aug. 3.

Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Sustainability All Stars, nominations

July 3, 2012 - Industry News

Tips for Selling Used Hybrids & Other Alt-Fuel Vehicles

TORRANCE, CA – Fleet remarketing experts will share industry best practices on how to get the most money for your used green vehicles at the 2012 Green Fleet Conference.

Tags: Best Practices, Resale Value, Green Fleet Conference, Remarketing

June 20, 2012 - Industry News

Ethanol Education Outreach Available for Auto Technicians

WASHINGTON – The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and automotive expert, car-talk host Bobby Likis will utilize radio, websites, and social media to help educate automotive service professionals on ethanol.

Tags: Maintenance, Ethanol, Renewable Fuels Association, Technician Training

June 19, 2012 - Industry News

Granite State Clean Cities Deploys Natural Gas & Biodiesel Vehicles

CONCORD, NH – The Granite State Clean Cities Coalition saved more than 1.3 million gallons of petroleum fuels in 2010 through the work of approximately 100 stakeholders throughout the state.

Tags: Clean Cities, New Hampshire, petroleum reduction

June 6, 2012 - Industry News

Ohio Auditor Says Biodiesel More Expensive than Diesel

COLUMBUS, OH – According to Ohio State Auditor Dave Yost, using regular diesel fuel over biodiesel would save the Ohio Department of Transportation roughly $800,000 per year.

Tags: Diesel, Biodiesel, Audits, Cost-Cutting, Cost Savings, Ohio

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

15% Ethanol to be Allowed in Gasoline

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the first applications for registration of ethanol for use in making gasoline that contains up to 15 percent ethanol (E15).

Tags: Ethanol, E15, U.S. EPA

March 28, 2012 - Industry News

Network with Other Green Professionals at the 2012 Green Fleet Conference

The networking opportunities alone made the 2011 GFC an unforgettable experience for many attendees.

SCHAUMBURG, IL – More than 550 fleet professionals attended the Green Fleet Conference in 2011, with attendance expected to grow even more for this year's event, scheduled for Oct. 2-3 in Schaumburg, Ill.

Tags: Best Practices, Green Fleet Conference, Networking

February 29, 2012 - Industry News

President Obama Announces $44 Million in Funding for Natural Gas & Biofuels

WASHINGTON – President Obama announced new funding to catalyze breakthrough technologies for natural gas and biofuels as part of his all-of-the-above energy strategy to reduce reliance on foreign oil and provide alternatives to conventional gasoline vehicles.

Tags: Barack Obama

February 22, 2012 - Industry News

South Shore Clean Cities Honors Region Leaders for Alt-Fuel Efforts

(L-R) Charlie Cates, City of Michigan City; Jim Alexander, U.S. Steel; Kathy Luther, NIRPC; Cindy & Charlie Lundquist; and Pete Gage, Tube City IMS.

CROWN POINT, IN – Among those honored with 2012 South Shore Clean Cities Stakeholder Awards were the City of Michigan City, the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission, U.S. Steel Corp., Tube City IMS, and Cindy Lundquist.

Tags: Awards, Clean Cities

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

Hino Honored for Enabling Biodiesel Use in Its Trucks

NOVI, MI – The National Biodiesel Board recognized Hino Trucks with the 2012 “Eye on Biodiesel Impact Award” at the National Biodiesel Conference in Orlando.

Tags: Class 6, Class 7, Hybrid Trucks, B20, Hino

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

U.S. House Panel Approves Bill to Block Use of E15

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology approved a bill that requires the EPA to further study gasoline blends with 15% ethanol (E15) before approving it for consumer use.

Tags: Ethanol, Federal Excise Tax, E15, Ethanol Blends, Subsidies

January 24, 2012 - Industry News

Northern Colorado Clean Cities to Meet Jan. 25 in Greely

GREELY, CO – Northern Colorado Clean Cities (NCCC) will hold a stakeholder meeting from 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley, Colo.

Tags: Clean Cities

January 3, 2012 - Industry News

Energy Secretary Chu to Give Keynote Speech at Green Truck Summit

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI — United States Secretary of Energy Steven Chu is set to give the keynote address at the 2012 Green Truck Summit on Monday, March 5. The Green Truck Summit will be held March 5-6 in conjunction with the Work Truck Show 2012 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Tags: CALSTART, NTEA, Green Truck Summit, U.S. Department of Energy



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