Biodiesel and Ethanol

Photo of a UPS CNG vehicle courtesy of UPS.


UPS Ramping Up Renewable Diesel Use

UPS has signed agreements with three suppliers for up to 46 million gallons of renewable diesel over the next three years as part of its goal to significantly reduce emissions by 2020.


U.S. Senators Urge EPA to Boost Biodiesel

A bipartisan group of 36 U.S. Senators has petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase biodiesel production in the pending Renewable Fuel Standard for 2016 and 2017.

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San Francisco Switching to Renewable Diesel

The City of San Francisco will phase out the use of petroleum diesel in its municipal fleet and replace it with renewable diesel by the end of this year, Mayor Ed Lee announced at a conference in Vatican City on climate change.


CLEADiesel Fuel Cart

The Racor Division of Parker Hannifin’s CLEANDiesel Fuel Cart is designed for pre-filtration and transfer of diesel and biodiesel fuels.


DOE Funds Algae Biofuel Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated $18 million in funding to six projects in an effort to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5/CGE by 2019 and $3/CGE by 2030.

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Ohio DOT Audit Suggests $1.7M in Savings

A state audit found that the Ohio Department of Transportation could save more than $1.7 million by eliminating blended biodiesel, adopting new methods for remarketing, and optimizing vehicle life cycles.


Beer-Based Biofuel Offered in New Zealand

Brewtroleum, a term coined by its makers, creates up to 8 percent less carbon dioxide than regular fuel and is the first commercial fuel made from brewing byproducts, according to Gull Fuel.


Fuel Additives Market to Grow 6 Percent by 2020

The fuel additives market that includes biofuels such as ethanol should grow by 6 percent annually from 2015 to 2020, according to a report by TechSci Research.

Photo courtesy of Volkswagen.


VW: Renewable Diesel Performance Matches Traditional Diesel

Renewable diesel can offer the same performance of traditional crude-based diesel, Volkswagen has determined after running two TDI cars for 134,000 miles of testing.

HVO reduces CO2 emissions between 30 and 90 per cent, depending on the raw material. Photo courtesy of Volvo Trucks


Volvo Trucks Certifies Euro 5 Engines for HVO Fuel

Volvo Trucks announced that it has certified all of its Euro 5 engines for use with 100% Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil, a form of renewable diesel fuel.

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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