Biodiesel and Ethanol

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August 16, 2011 - Industry News

Key Gene Discovery Could Streamline Biofuel Production

WASHINGTON – Researchers at BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) have pinpointed the exact, single gene that controls ethanol production capacity in a microorganism. This discovery could be the missing link in developing biomass crops that produce higher concentrations of ethanol at lower costs.

Tags: Ethanol, U.S. Department of Energy

August 15, 2011 - Industry News

Chrysler, ZeaChem Team to Speed Cellulosic Ethanol Use

LAKEWOOD, CO -- Chrysler Group LLC and ZeaChem Inc., a biofuels and chemicals company, announced they have agreed to form a strategic alliance to accelerate development and market adoption of advanced cellulosic ethanol.

Tags: Ethanol, Chrysler, Cellulosic Biofuel

August 4, 2011 - Industry News

Propel Fuels Expands B20 Biodiesel Availability in Northern Calif.

REDWOOD CITY, CA - Propel Fuels has begun selling B20 (20 percent biodiesel, 80 percent low-sulfur diesel) at three of its stations in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Tags: Biodiesel, E85, Biofuels, B20, Propel Fuels

July 25, 2011 - Industry News

B20 Biodiesel Approved for Hino Trucks

NOVI, MI -- Hino Trucks said its complete product line of class 4 and 5 cab-over trucks, as well as class 6 and 7 conventional trucks, are now approved to use up to B20 biodiesel.

Tags: Toyota, Hino, Biodiesel, B20

July 19, 2011 - Industry News

Volvo Develops Range Extenders for EVs

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GÖTEBORG, SWEDEN -- Volvo Car Corp. said it is producing test cars with range extenders -- electric cars that are fitted with a combustion engine to increase their effective range.

Tags: Volvo, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles

July 19, 2011 - Industry News

Chicago Park District Fueling Fleet With Biodiesel

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Park District’s new biodiesel production program is expected to provide 20,000 gallons of ASTM-certified biodiesel fuel this year to power nearly 300 of the district’s vehicles.

Tags: Biodiesel, Chicago, U.S. Department of Energy

July 19, 2011 - Industry News

Clean Cities Tool Tip

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program offers a wide variety of Web-based tools to help fleets reduce petroleum use, lower their emissions, and incorporate alternative fuels into their operations.

July 12, 2011 - Industry News

Calif. Commission Awards Over $29M For Biofuel, NG Technology

SACRAMENTO, CA -- The California Energy Commission has approved more than $29 million for projects that advance biofuels and demonstrate California's commitment to develop cleaner transportation fuels.

Tags: California Energy Commission, Biofuels

July 12, 2011 - Industry News

Alabama Fuel Center Offering Biodiesel

SOUTH PORTLAND, ME -- Pacific Pride Services LLC, a subsidiary of Wright Express Corp., and Quality Petroleum of Alabama said they’ve opened a commercial fuel center in Tarrant, Ala., that offers biodiesel for commercial fleet fueling as well as EPA-approved, ethanol-enhanced unleaded gasoline.

Tags: Biodiesel, Wright Express, Alabama

July 7, 2011 - Industry News

EPA Proposes 2012 Standards for Four Fuels

WASHINGTON – In late June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed 2012 percentage standards for four fuel categories included in the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program.

Tags: Renewable Fuels Standard, Biofuels, Cellulosic Biofuel

July 5, 2011 - Industry News

Coca-Cola, GE Among Newest Members of National Clean Fleets Partnership

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that six new corporate partners have joined the National Clean Fleets Partnership. The new partners -- Coca-Cola, Enterprise Holdings, General Electric, OSRAM SYLVANIA, Ryder and Staples -- operate a total of nearly a million commercial vehicles nationwide.

Tags: Ryder System, Clean Cities, Coca-Cola, Staples, National Clean Fleets Partnership, Enterprise Holdings, General Electric, U.S. Department of Energy

July 5, 2011 - Industry News

Propel Fuels Launches Fleet Rebate Program

REDWOOD CITY, CA – Propel Fuels, a leading West Coast retailer of E85 Flex Fuel and biodiesel, has launched a volume rebate program for fleet customers.

Tags: Biodiesel, Flex-Fuel Vehicles, Fuel Cards, E85, Propel Fuels, Wright Express

July 5, 2011 - Industry News

Isuzu Commercial Trucks Can Run on Biodiesel

JEFFERSON CITY, MO -- Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. confirmed that all of its 2011 and forward model-year diesel engines -- including those in the popular N-Series truck models and Isuzu Reach commercial van – can run on up to 20-percent biodiesel blends (B20).

Tags: Biodiesel, Isuzu, National Biodiesel Board, B20

July 5, 2011 - Industry News

Dixon Offering Biodiesel Discounts to Fleets

MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ -- Dixon Energy said it is offering significant volume discounts to public and private fleets to encourage them to use the company’s biodiesel. The company installed the first biodiesel pump in Morris County in 2009, and it remains the only one in the region.

Tags: Biodiesel

July 5, 2011 - Industry News

Clean Energy Pathways to Supply Biodiesel to Dorly Petroleum

DOTHAN, AL -- Clean Energy Pathways Inc., an alternative and renewable energy company, has signed a letter of intent to provide 40,000 barrels (1,680,000 gallons) of ASTM-grade biodiesel to Dorly Petroleum.

Tags: Biodiesel

July 3, 2011 - Industry News

DOT Announces $101.4 Million to Promote Clean Fuel Technologies

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that transit providers will be able to compete for a share of $101.4 million in federal funding by proposing innovative projects that create green jobs, promote the use of clean fuels and cut the nation's dependence on oil.

Tags: U.S. DOT, Federal Transit Administration

June 28, 2011 - Industry News

Florida National Guard Operates Biodiesel Program

STARKE, FL – The Florida National Guard is recycling used vegetable oil to produce biodiesel to fuel maintenance vehicles at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, located in Clay County.

Tags: Biodiesel, Florida

June 21, 2011 - Industry News

Gaithersburg, Md., Resumes Biodiesel Program

GAITHERSBURG, MD – Two and a half years ago, the city of Gaithersburg, Md., abandoned its biodiesel fleet program because a bacterial buildup in the city’s fuel tank was causing filters on the city’s fleet vehicles to clog. But according to Gazette.Net, city officials are hopeful that problem has been resolved.

Tags: Biodiesel, City Fleets, B5, B20

June 21, 2011 - Industry News

Wayne Seeks to Encourage More Flex-Fuel Pumps in Indiana

AUSTIN, TX -- Wayne, a company specializing in fuel dispensers and technologies, has rolled out an incentive program for distributors in conjunction with the Indiana Corn Marketing Council’s (ICMC) Flex Fuel Pump Program.

Tags: flex-fuel, Flex-Fuel Vehicles, Ethanol Blends, E85, blender pumps, Wayne, Indiana

June 21, 2011 - Industry News

Virginia Tech Wins EcoCAR Competition With Plug-in Hybrid

WASHINGTON - Students from Virginia Tech University emerged as overall winners of “EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge” using an extended-range electric vehicle they designed and built. The plug-in hybrid car runs on E85 ethanol when it’s not running on electricity.

Tags: EcoCAR, E85, General Motors, Colleges and Universities, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, U.S. Department of Energy

June 14, 2011 - Industry News

DOE Announces Up to $36 Million in Biofuel Funding

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced up to $36 million to fund six small-scale projects in California, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin that will help further the technology needed to produce drop-in advanced biofuels and other valuable bio-based chemicals.

Tags: Biofuels, U.S. Department of Energy

June 14, 2011 - Industry News

Legislation to End U.S. Ethanol Tax Credit Fails to Advance

WASHINGTON – Legislation aimed at halting U.S. ethanol subsidies failed to draw a key vote in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, March 14, Reuters reported.

Tags: Ethanol, Renewable Fuels Association

June 14, 2011 - Industry News

Clean Cities’ Resource/Tool Tip of the Week

Clean Cities' alt-fuel station locator mobile application

Find out how the DOE's Clean Cities program helps fleet drivers navigate to stations that provide propane, biodiesel, natural gas, electric charging and E85.

Tags: Clean Cities, U.S. Department of Energy

May 31, 2011 - Industry News

UPS Begins Using Renewable Biodiesel at Hub in Ky.

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - The United Parcel Service said it began using biodiesel blends at its most vital hub in Louisville, Ky., in May.

Tags: Biodiesel, UPS, National Biodiesel Board, Kentucky, B5, B20

May 31, 2011 - Industry News

Rhoads Energy Opens First Ethanol Blender Pump in Pa.

HARRISBURG, PA - Rhoads Energy recently unveiled what the company said is the first flexible-fuel pump in the state of Pennsylvania. The site is the Rhoads Energy Pacific Pride location at 2176 Paxton Street in Harrisburg.

Tags: Flex-Fuel Vehicles, Ethanol Blends, E85, blender pumps

 

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