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EPA Finalizes Volumes for Biofuel Blending

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency has finalized the volume requirements under its Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for blending with the nation's fuel supply that includes increases from existing levels but falls short of expectations from producers.

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EPA Expected to Reduce Ethanol Fuel Blend

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to reduce the amount of ethanol that's blended into the nation's gasoline by at least 15% when it finalizes its proposal by Nov. 30.

Chart courtesy of U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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New Renewable Diesel Fuel Gaining Ground

A new kind of renewable diesel fuel is gaining greater adoption because it's nearly indistinguishable from petroleum-based counterparts and offers a higher quality biofuel to meet federal mandates as well as customer demand, according to federal data.

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Fed Funding to Double Fueling for Higher-Ethanol Blends

A new partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and 21 states will nearly double the number of pumps, storage, and related infrastructure that offer higher blends of ethanol, such as E-15 and E-85.

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Long Beach Switching Heavy Fleet to RNG From LNG

The City of Long Beach (Calif.) has transitioned its heavier vehicles to run on renewable liquid natural gas (RNG) and is discontinuing the use of fossil liquid natural gas (LNG) to reduce emissions and fuel costs, according to the agency.

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Wash. City Moves to Higher Biodiesel Blend

The City of Bellevue, Wash., will begin using B-20 biodiesel for its fleet vehicles, which is expected to reduce emissions and fuel costs, the city announced Oct. 12.

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Biofuel Grant State Finalists Selected

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the 21 states that will receive grants through its Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership (BIP), which aims to support and expand biofuel infrastructure.

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Calif. City Switching to Renewable Diesel

The City of Walnut Creek, Calif., announced it will begin using renewable diesel to fuel its diesel-powered fleet. This move will reduce the city's diesel emissions by more than 60 percent.

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Biofuels Group Touts Renewable Fuel Standard

The Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) requirement to substitute biofuels for fossil fuels has displaced nearly 1.9 billion barrels of foreign oil since the program was passed by Congress in 2005, according to a study by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).

Photo courtesy of Renewable Energy Group.

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REG Acquires Wash. Biodiesel Refinery

Biodiesel producer Renewable Energy Group (REG) has completed its acquisition of substantially all the assets of Imperium Renewables, Inc., including the 100-million gallon nameplate biodiesel refinery and terminal at the Port of Grays Harbor, Wash., the company announced.

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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