Biodiesel Use

July 30, 2015

UPS makes deals with Neste, REG, Solazyme for renewable diesel

BY UPS UPS announced on July 29 agreements for up to 46 million gallons of renewable fuels over the next three years, constituting a 15-fold increase over prior contracts and making UPS one of the largest users of renewable diesel in the world. READ MORE

July 23, 2015

B100 available at Root Fuel's Wallisville Road station in Houston

BY Ron KotrbaSix months after opening its Wallisville Road fuel station in Houston selling B20, Root Fuel is now offering B50 and B100 at the same location. CEO Justin Heller said he is selling B100 for $2.399 a gallon, 20 cents less than his B20 blends. READ MORE

July 22, 2015

San Francisco mayor says city fleet to use renewable diesel

BY The Office of Mayor Edwin M. Lee San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee announced his city will leapfrog its efforts to protect the climate from harmful effects of diesel emissions by phasing out use of petroleum diesel in the city fleet and replacing it with renewable diesel by year's end. READ MORE

July 01, 2015

Volkswagen renewable diesel evaluation program completed

BY Volkswagen of America Inc. Volkswagen of America announced completion of its Renewable Diesel Evaluation Program in collaboration with Solazyme and Amyris. VW measured environmental impacts from use of precommercial renewable diesel formulas with TDI Clean Diesel technology. READ MORE

June 25, 2015

Italian firm ready to license glycerin-to-bioplastics technology

BY Ron KotrbaItalian intellectual property company Bio-on S.p.A. announced a recent advancement in development of technology for making polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) from glycerol. The company says it is ready to grant licenses for this new technology. READ MORE

June 24, 2015

Iowa fuel tax savings kicks in for biodiesel blends July 1

BY The Iowa Biodiesel Board As of July 1, diesel blended with at least 11 percent biodiesel (B11) will enjoy a tax exemption of 3 cents a gallon compared to regular diesel, a legislative victory celebrated by the Iowa Biodiesel Board and its supporters. READ MORE

June 22, 2015

Boeing expands 757 testing to improve environmental performance

BY Boeing Boeing announced the next phase in ecoDemonstrator 757 testing June 19, including the first flight with U.S.-made green diesel and two new environment-related technologies. The program's mission is to improve aviation's environmental performance. READ MORE

June 15, 2015

Team to drive across US on 1 tank of Neste renewable diesel

BY Ron KotrbaNeste Oil announced that a team of motorsport enthusiasts will drive from Florida's Atlantic shoreline to California's Pacific coast June 21-26 on a single tank of NExBTL renewable diesel in a Superlite Coupe powered by a 1.9L TDI engine. READ MORE

June 10, 2015

Renewable energy targets quadrupled globally since 2005

BY The International Renewable Energy Agency Renewable energy targets are now a defining feature of the global energy landscape, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency. The report shows 164 countries have adopted at least one type of renewable energy target. READ MORE