Biodiesel and Ethanol


Komatsu America Corp. Provides Recommendations for Biodiesel Use

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL – With an increased interest in emissions and reducing the use of petroleum distillate based fuels, some governments and regulating bodies are encouraging the use of biofuels.


Study: Many Biodiesel Blends Inaccurately Calibrated

FALMOUTH, Mass. --- While sampling blended biodiesel fuels purchased from small-scale retailers, researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution found that many of the blends do not contain the advertised amount of biofuel.


20-Percent Ethanol Blend Passes Compatibility, Performance Tests

PAUL, Minn. --- Increasing the amount of renewable ethanol blended into gasoline from 10 percent to 20 percent does not present problems for current vehicles or fuel dispensing equipment and provides similar power and performance, according to a new study released Wednesday by the State of Minnesota.


State Fleets Are Sidestepping Ethanol Use

WASHINGTON - The state of New Jersey owns more than 2,200 cars and light trucks that run on E-85, a cleaner-burning fuel mix of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.


VeraSun Energy and Kroger Expand VE85 Availability to Texas

BROOKINGS, SD – VeraSun Energy Corp. has opened 20 VE85 fueling locations at existing E-85 Kroger convenience stores in Texas.


Florida's Lee County Considers Biodiesel Project

FORT MYERS, Fla. --- Lee County officials are considering a plan to convert vegetable oil waste from local restaurants into biodiesel that can fuel the county's waste-management vehicles.


Garbage Pickups Going Green

UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA - From energy-efficient light bulbs to houses using solar power; more companies are “going green” these days. Garbage companies are not about to be left behind.


Biodiesel Industry Stepped Up Lobbying in 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Last year, the National Biodiesel Board spent about $1.2 million to lobby Congress on biodiesel fuel issues and legislation.


Minnesota State Agencies Double E-85 Fuel Use in 2007

ST. PAUL, MN – Minnesota state agencies more than doubled their use of E-85 last year, purchasing 412,500 gallons of E-85 from retailers, nearly a 250 percent increase over the 165,500 gallons purchased in 2006.


Florida Utility Earns Biodiesel Industry Award

ORLANDO, FL – Florida Power & Light (FPL) took home top honors at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, held in Orlando, Fla.

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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