North America

March 25, 2015

US military base in Afghanistan to make biodiesel from UCO

BY Springboard Biodiesel Springboard Biodiesel has been selected to provide its biodiesel processing system to Bagram Airfield in the Parwan Province of Afghanistan. The BioPro 380EX and SpringPro T76 will be used to convert used cooking oil into biodiesel for use on base. READ MORE

March 24, 2015

ASTM releases B20 heating oil specifications

BY Ron KotrbaD396-15a adds parameters for stability and allows a slightly higher distillation temperature for the blends, the same changes included in the D7467 specification passed by ASTM in 2008 for 6 to 20 percent biodiesel in on- and off-road diesel fuel. READ MORE

March 23, 2015

WRE to pay $3M settlement for generating 7.2M invalid RINs

BY U.S. EPA The U.S. EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with Utah-based Washakie Renewable Energy LLC that resolves allegations that the company generated more than 7.2 million invalid renewable fuel credits worth more than $2 million. READ MORE

March 23, 2015

US EPA opens comment period on pennycress oil GHG analysis

BY Erin Voegele According to the EPA, its analysis indicates biofuels produced using the feedstock could qualify as biomass-based diesel or advanced biofuel if typical fuel production process technologies are used. The comment period closes April 20. READ MORE

March 18, 2015

Hawaii governor tours BIB plant, commemorates Nat'l Biodiesel Day

BY Pacific Biodiesel Technologies Hawaii Gov. David Ige and Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui proclaimed March 18, 2015, as Pacific Biodiesel Day to perpetuate and honor the legacy of the inventor of the diesel engine, Rudolph Diesel, and contributions of Pacific Biodiesel. READ MORE

March 18, 2015

Consumers' everyday tasks cut carbon on National Biodiesel Day

BY The National Biodiesel Board March 18 is National Biodiesel Day. In the U.S., diesel engines move 90 percent of the nation's goods. Last year nearly 1.8 billion gallons of biodiesel was in the mix. As a result, consumers just doing what they do helped support reduce carbon. READ MORE

March 18, 2015

Propel launches North America's first retail rollout of Neste HPR

BY Propel Fuels Propel's Diesel HPR (High Performance Renewable) consists of 98.5 percent Neste Oil's NEXBTL renewable diesel. Diesel HPR will be available at 18 Propel locations in Sacramento, San Jose, East Bay, Redwood City and Fresno. READ MORE

March 13, 2015

Gov. Brown removes sunset date from Oregon's clean fuels standard

BY Erin Voegele Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed SB 324 into law. The bill removes the Dec. 31, 2015, sunset date from the state's clean fuels program. By signing SB 324, Brown has allowed the program to be implemented past the end of this year. READ MORE

March 11, 2015

Gevo sells its alcohol-based biojet fuel to NASA

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo announced that NASA bought its biojet fuel for aviation use at its research center in Cleveland, Ohio. Gevo's biojet fuel is manufactured at its demonstration biorefinery located in Silsbee, Texas, using renewable isobutanol made in Minnesota. READ MORE