Biodiesel Use

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

October 06, 2014

Study: biodiesel oil dilution impact on off-road equipment seals

BY Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies As agricultural and construction manufacturers increasingly accommodate the use of biodiesel fuels in their vehicles, components used to seal engines and transmissions against contamination and leaks must be made of tested, validated materials. READ MORE

October 03, 2014

10 percent biodiesel receives passing grade in Minn.

BY The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association With summer giving way to fall, Minnesota is celebrating a successful run with 10 percent biodiesel (B10) at the pumps. According to Steve Howell, president of Marc-IV consulting, said the stability of the product far exceeded the stability specs. READ MORE

September 17, 2014

Vermont power company leverages local biodiesel model

BY Ron KotrbaGreen Mountain Power will heat its buildings and power its fleet with biodiesel from locally grown sunflower seeds READ MORE

September 12, 2014

USU's Mike Morgan sets more biodiesel-powered speed records

BY Utah State University Using a biodiesel blend made at USU from algae, Morgan drove a privately owned Dodge Rampage in a heavy headwind to 132.620 mph. In the same vehicle, powered with USU-made, 100 percent safflower biodiesel, he cruised to 133.815 mph. READ MORE