July 30, 2015
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.
July 23, 2015
Six 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.
July 22, 2015
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.
July 01, 2015
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.
June 25, 2015
Italian 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.
June 24, 2015
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.
June 22, 2015
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.
June 15, 2015
Neste 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.
June 10, 2015
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.