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Biodiesel Imports Plummet 36 Percent

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.

March 23, 2015

Energy 101: Biofuels

Energy 101: Biofuels

This edition of the U.S. Department of Energy's video series Energy 101 shows how biomass is broken down and refined into sustainable biofuels via biochemical and thermochemical processes.

September 19, 2014

Feds Offer Flex-Fuel Compliance Training Online

Feds Offer Flex-Fuel Compliance Training Online

The U.S. Department of Energy has introduced a fleet eTraining course to help fleet drivers and managers learn about flex-fuel vehicles, fueling, and how to locate alternative-fuel stations.

December 2, 2013

E15 Ethanol Blend to Become Common at the Pump

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected, on June 24, 2013, petitions to reconsider the federal appeals court for the District of Columbia ruling that allows the sale of gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol (E15).

August 6, 2013

DOE Invests $11 Million to Help Fleets Reduce Petroleum Use

WASHINGTON – As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department announced 20 new projects that will help public and private fleets integrate petroleum-reduction strategies into their operations.

November 28, 2012

Energy Secretary Chu to Give Keynote Speech at Green Truck Summit

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI — United States Secretary of Energy Steven Chu is set to give the keynote address at the 2012 Green Truck Summit on Monday, March 5. The Green Truck Summit will be held March 5-6 in conjunction with the Work Truck Show 2012 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

January 3, 2012

Key Gene Discovery Could Streamline Biofuel Production

WASHINGTON – Researchers at BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) have pinpointed the exact, single gene that controls ethanol production capacity in a microorganism. This discovery could be the missing link in developing biomass crops that produce higher concentrations of ethanol at lower costs.

August 16, 2011

Chicago Park District Fueling Fleet With Biodiesel

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Park District’s new biodiesel production program is expected to provide 20,000 gallons of ASTM-certified biodiesel fuel this year to power nearly 300 of the district’s vehicles.

July 19, 2011

Coca-Cola, GE Among Newest Members of National Clean Fleets Partnership

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that six new corporate partners have joined the National Clean Fleets Partnership. The new partners -- Coca-Cola, Enterprise Holdings, General Electric, OSRAM SYLVANIA, Ryder and Staples -- operate a total of nearly a million commercial vehicles nationwide.

July 5, 2011

Virginia Tech Wins EcoCAR Competition With Plug-in Hybrid

WASHINGTON - Students from Virginia Tech University emerged as overall winners of “EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge” using an extended-range electric vehicle they designed and built. The plug-in hybrid car runs on E85 ethanol when it’s not running on electricity.

June 21, 2011

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DOE Announces Up to $36 Million in Biofuel Funding

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced up to $36 million to fund six small-scale projects in California, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin that will help further the technology needed to produce drop-in advanced biofuels and other valuable bio-based chemicals.

June 14, 2011

DOE, USDA Award $47 Million in Biomass Research Grants

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Energy and Department of Agriculture announced the awarding of $47 million to fund eight research and development projects that will support the production of biofuels, bioenergy and biobased products from biomass sources.

May 17, 2011