Biodiesel Use

October 19, 2016

NYC Mayor de Blasio signs biodiesel heating oil bill into law

BY Ron KotrbaNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a major piece of legislation Oct. 18 that will significantly increase the volume of biodiesel in heating oil sold in within the city over the next two decades. Come 2034, B20 heating oil will be the standard. READ MORE

September 29, 2016

DC Water taps into biodiesel's sustainability benefits

BY The National Biodiesel Board Sustainability is more than a buzzword at DC Water. Ingrained throughout the agency, sustainability is in high gear at DC Water's fleet division where biodiesel fuel powers all 230 diesel vehicles, and emissions are closely monitored. READ MORE

September 28, 2016

NYC passes legislation to increase biodiesel in heating oil

BY The National Biodiesel Board The bill, which passed 47-3 on Sept. 28, will increase the amount of biodiesel in New York City's heating oil from 2 to 5 percent by Oct. 1, 2017. The blend level then moves to 10 percent in 2025, 15 percent in 2030, and 20 percent in 2034. READ MORE

September 28, 2016

Eaton launches new hoses for high-percentage blends of biodiesel

BY Eaton Unlike standard fuel hoses that only last one to two years, Eaton's GH100 and GH101 solutions are engineered for maximum performance in systems with a variety of fuel types, featuring a unique polymer that more effectively resists degradation. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

JetBlue makes one of history's largest biojet purchase agreements

BY JetBlue JetBlue announced a 10-year renewable jet fuel purchase agreement with SG Preston, a bioenergy company, Sept. 19. This marks one of the largest renewable jet fuel purchase agreements in aviation history. READ MORE

September 09, 2016

KLM to operate biofuel flights out of Los Angeles

BY KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KLM signed a three-year contract for a supply of sustainable biofuel in Los Angeles. The fuel is produced by the local biorefinery AltAir Fuels and supplied by SkyNRG. LAX is the world's second airport to incorporate biofuel into regular refueling. READ MORE

September 09, 2016

Biodiesel blending in Germany rose considerably in June

BY Ron KotrbaThe German government reported that biodiesel demand for blending amounted to 61 million gallons in June, the largest monthly quantity in more than a year. The total biodiesel volume blended in the first half of 2016 was 330.2 million gallons. READ MORE

September 08, 2016

Select stations in Finland to sell 100 percent renewable diesel

BY Ron KotrbaNeste plans to sell 100 percent renewable diesel at select stations in Finland come January. The company says the product launch is one way it plans to participate in the centennial celebration of Finland's independence from Russia in 1917. READ MORE

September 06, 2016

Air Force working to 'home-grow' biofuels for DOD, industry

BY Marisa Novobilski, Air Force Research Laboratory The Defense Production Act Title III Program Office, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory, is playing a critical role in commercializing technology to produce environmentally friendly fuel sources, which are paramount to national security. READ MORE