Biodiesel Use

November 13, 2014

In Depth: Global Biodiesel Additive Research Roundup

BY Ron KotrbaA recent report issued by Grand View Research indicates the global market for specialty fuel additives is expected to reach $8.5 billion by 2020. Clearly there is money to be made, and room for improvement, in the biodiesel additive market. READ MORE

November 12, 2014

Inside NBB: NBB members save big through dealer discount plans

BY The National Biodiesel Board Through long-standing partnerships working with automakers on biodiesel initiatives, National Biodiesel Board members can save big on a new vehicle from Detroit's Big Three automakers as more diesel models enter the marketplace than ever before. READ MORE

November 12, 2014

Bob King's 'Truth About Using Biodiesel' class scheduled Nov. 19

BY Pacific Biodiesel Technologies Pacific Biodiesel Technologies is partnering with the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui at UH Maui College to hold a two-hour class on multi-industry use of biodiesel, titled, "The Truth About Using Biodiesel," to be presented by Bob King. READ MORE

November 10, 2014

Tulsa man leverages biodiesel to change food truck industry image

BY Ron KotrbaTulsa, Okla.-based Wil Braggs, known as The Cheese Guy, is working to change people's perceptions of the food truck industry by going green. He is trying to raise enough money to build a new food truck that will run on solar power and biodiesel. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

Study shows air-quality benefits of biodiesel in city buses

BY Mineta National Transit Research Consortium Among other test results, "Combustion Chemistry of Biodiesel for Use in Urban Transport Buses: Experiment and Modeling," found that using biodiesel could effectively reduce the mass of particulate matter released in both hot and cold idle modes. READ MORE

October 17, 2014

New fueling permit brings biodiesel back to Maalaea Harbor

BY Pacific Biodiesel Technologies Divers and crew aboard Aqua Adventures Maui are no longer breathing petroleum exhaust when they begin their diving experience from the swim step of the vessel. The company has switched from fossil fuel to 100 percent locally produced biodiesel. READ MORE

October 15, 2014

NC attorney proudly logs thousands of miles a month on biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaFor the past eight years, Asheville attorney Lakota Denton has been powering his vehicle with biodiesel from Blue Ridge Biofuels. He's passionate about biodiesel because it supports local business while reducing emissions and his carbon footprint. READ MORE

October 13, 2014

Keene State undergrads study biodiesel particulate toxicity

BY Ron KotrbaTwo undergraduate research teams at Keene State College in New Hampshire are studying the toxicity of biodiesel particulates from exhaust emissions and their impact on human health, research considered to be graduate-level work. READ MORE

October 10, 2014

NORA research shows 20 percent biodiesel OK for home heating

BY The National Oilheat Research Alliance Research conducted by NORA on blending ASTM D6751 biodiesel with both standard and low sulfur heating oil confirms that blends up to 20 percent biodiesel can be used in heating oil without incident. This research includes both lab and field results. READ MORE