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September 21, 2017

Going Beyond Electric and Natural Gas

Electric and natural gas vehicles are the most well-known alternatives to diesel, but here’s a look at other alternative fuels that may be in the running for certain truck applications.

September 13, 2017

Minnesota Increases Biodiesel Mandate to 20 Percent

Diesel fuel in Minnesota will contain a mix of 20% soybeans or other renewable sources by May 2018, the result of a new B20 diesel mandate.

August 22, 2017

NYC's 2017 Vehicle Purchases Average 83 MPG

Driven by an investment in electric vehicles (EVs), fuel economy of new non-emergency light- and medium-duty vehicle purchases for the New York City fleet reached 83.7 mpg in fiscal-year 2017.

July 13, 2017

Biodiesel Blooms From Algae in Chile

Scientists at the Catholic University in Santiago, Chile contend that if biodiesel made from microalgae is used to power trucks and buses, it could cut GHG emissions by as much as 80%, according to a Reuters report.

June 30, 2017

FPL Forms Fleet Fueling Partnership with Train Company

FPL, which has used biodiesel in its trucks for nearly two decades, will supply Brightline with 2 million gallons of biodiesel-blended fuel annually through a two-year contract.

April 6, 2017

National Park Runs Biodiesel Year-Round

Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota runs biodiesel blends of up to B-20 year-round, despite temperatures that fall to an average low of minus 7 degrees. A proper winter additive prevents problems.

January 17, 2017

GM Growing Lineup of B20 Biodiesel Vehicles

General Motors' lineup of 19 diesel-powered vehicles will reach 20 with the launch of its new Class 4 to 5 straight truck it's co-developing with Navistar – all of them approved for use with B20, a blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% ultra-low sulfur diesel.

October 6, 2016

DC Water Uses Biodiesel to Fuel its Fleet

DC Water now uses biodiesel fuel to fuel all 230 of its diesel vehicles, including sewer trucks, utility and dump trucks, crane trucks, and crew cabs. The agency uses a B-20 blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% petroleum diesel.

September 2, 2016

Chicago Park District Using Cooking Oil to Fuel Trucks

Through its biodiesel program, the Chicago Park District recycles used cooking oil from local restaurants to fuel 56 vehicles in its fleet, including lawnmowers, refuse trucks, and log loaders.

May 19, 2016

EPA Proposes Modest Renewable Fuel Increase for 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed slight increases to the amount of ethanol and biofuels that fuel producers must add to gasoline and diesel in 2017.

March 18, 2016

Illinois Soybean Association, Clean Cities Promote Biodiesel

The Illinois Soybean Association’s B20 Club announced its sponsorship of the Chicago Area Clean Cities coalition to promote the benefits of biodiesel.

February 23, 2016

Mercedez-Benz OKs Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil Biodiesel for Trucks

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has approved an alternative biodiesel fuel known as hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) for its trucks with heavy-duty (OM 470 or OM 471) engines as well as medium-duty (OM 936 or OM 934) variants.

January 25, 2016

Biodiesel Use Reaches High Point

Biodiesel consumption reached a peak level in 2015 with nearly 2.1 billion gallons reducing carbon emissions by at least 18.2 million metric tons, according to the National Biodiesel Board.

December 22, 2015

New Zealand Begins Producing Biodiesel

Z Energy’s efforts to reduce New Zealand’s reliance on fossil fuels have reached a milestone with the installation of a biodiesel distillation column at New Zealand’s first commercial scale biodiesel plant in Wiri, Auckland.

December 3, 2015

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.

October 19, 2015

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.

September 25, 2015

CARB Tightens Fuel Emission Rules

The California Air Resources Board has opted to “readopt” a Low Carbon Fuel Standard that requires a 10 percent reduction in the “carbon intensity of transportation fuels” by 2020.

September 11, 2015

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.

August 21, 2015

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.

August 10, 2015

Expanding Alt-Fuel Opportunities in Tenn.

The East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition (ETCleanFuels) is finding ways to help clear the air in the home of the Great Smoky Mountains.

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