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Ohio Drops Biofuel Mandate for State Fleet

Ohio Gov. John Kasich's $7 billion state transportation budget drops long-running requirements for the use of biodiesel and ethanol in the the state's vehicle fleet.

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House Members Seek to End Ethanol Mandate

A bi-partisan group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced legislation that would end the ethanol mandate, following a similar measure introduced in the U.S. Senate in late February.

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ATA Joins Suit Against Oregon's Clean Fuels Program

The American Trucking Associations has joined a lawsuit against the state of Oregon to block the state’s low carbon fuel standards.

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Biodiesel Imports Plummet 36 Percent

After reaching record levels in 2013, United States imports of biomass-based diesel fuel (both biodiesel and renewable diesel) fell 36 percent, to 333 million gallons in 2014.

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Pittsburgh to Power Garbage Trucks with Pure Biofuel

The City of Pittsburgh is converting an additional 20 Public Works trucks to run on pure biofuel (B-100/B-99) following a successful 18-month pilot project.

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UAE Waste Management Company Converts Fleet to Biofuel

Waste management company Imdaad started using biofuel in six trucks and will convert entire fleet by end of year.

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UAE Companies Sign Biofuels Agreement

Lootah biofuels, a fully owned subsidiary of the SS Lootah group and Emirates Transguard, a security service provider will collaborate on a new initiative to support a sustainable fuel produced from used cooking oil for the latter’s vehicles in the UAE.

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U.S. Senators Seeking Repeal of Ethanol Mandate

Two U.S. Senators have introduced bipartisan legislation that would repeal a renewable fuel mandate that requires refiners to blend ethanol in the nation's fuel supply.

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Biodiesel Helps N.C. City Meet Carbon Reduction Goals

The City of Asheville, N.C. cut its carbon footprint by 4.5% from the prior year largely due to switching from B-5 to B-20 biodiesel for its city and transit vehicles.

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Dubai Adopts Biodiesel for Municipal Vehicles

Dubai Municipality has signed an agreement with Neutral Fuels LLC to replace diesel in its vehicles with clean biodiesel, making Dubai a leading global city in the adoption of biodiesel.

Biodiesel is a fuel made from natural oils such as soybean and other types of vegetable oil that’s designed to work in diesel engines. Biodiesel is often blended with petroleum diesel to create fuels such as B-5 and B-20. Ethanol is used in flex-fuel engine systems and derived primarily from corn. E-85 is a blend of 85 percent denatured fuel ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.
 

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