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US EPA invites comments on GHG emissions analysis of jatropha oil

BY Ron KotrbaThe U.S. EPA is inviting comment on its analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the production and transport of jatropha oil for biodiesel, renewable diesel and other biofuels to qualify as part of the renewable fuel standard. READ MORE

October 08, 2015

Scania approves use of renewable diesel in Euro 6 engines

BY Ron KotrbaSweden-based heavy-duty truck and bus manufacturer Scania has approved use of renewable diesel, or hydrotreated vegetable oil, in its Euro 6 range provided it meets technical specification TS15940. Scania is owned by Volkswagen AG. READ MORE

October 08, 2015

Portuguese biodiesel firm IncBio completes new HQ renovations

BY Ron KotrbaPortugal-based biodiesel engineering company IncBio has completed renovations on its new headquarters in Maia to accommodate growth. IncBio says it is growing at a rate of more than 300 percent in 2015. The move from Porto began late last year. READ MORE

October 08, 2015

Peats Soil fuels new Scania fleet with its own B100 in Australia

BY Scania Australia Willunga, South Australia-based Peats Soil has developed its own biodiesel manufacturing plant, utilizing dirty water it collects from food manufacturing locations. The biodiesel will be used to fuel a new fleet of 13 Scania trucks. READ MORE

October 07, 2015

Time to turn up the biodiesel heat—literally

BY Ron KotrbaA comprehensive overview of several heating oil and related biodiesel news items that bode well for oilheat consumers moving into the winter season READ MORE

October 06, 2015

REG acquires various KiOR plant assets for $1.5 million

BY Ron KotrbaAfter receiving court approval, REG Synthetic Fuels is purchasing certain equipment from the bankrupt KiOR cellulosic diesel plant in Mississippi, including a 12-million gallon hydrotreating unit, distillation column and tankage, for $1.5 million. READ MORE

October 05, 2015

Hawaii regulators approve biodiesel contract for HECO plants

BY Pacific Biodiesel Technologies The contract between Hawaiian Electric and Pacific Biodiesel Technologies to supply biodiesel for Oahu power generators has been approved by Hawaii regulators. The two-year contract starts in November and is for a minimum of 2 MMgy and up to 3 MMgy. READ MORE

October 02, 2015

AGQM develops no-harm test for biodiesel heating oil stabilizers

BY Ron KotrbaDue to increasing demand for biodiesel-blended heating oil, the German biodiesel quality management association AGQM is offering for the first time a test to assess oxidation stabilizers for FAME that is intended for blending with heating oil. READ MORE

October 01, 2015

Propel sells Diesel HPR renewable diesel at new Bay Area location

BY Ron KotrbaPropel Fuels is now offering Neste Oil's NExBTL renewable diesel in the San Francisco Bay Area on West A Street in Hayward, California. Marketed as Diesel HPR (High Performance Renewable), the fuel consists of 98.5 percent NExBTL renewable diesel. READ MORE