Biodiesel Use

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

September 10, 2014

In Depth: US Army Corps of Engineers Powers Floating Plants with Biodiesel

BY Bob Leitch and Tim Welp In 2009, an executive order was issued requiring federal agencies to reduce energy consumption, GHG emissions and fossil fuels, and increase renewable energy use. The USACE is using biodiesel to help comply. READ MORE

August 25, 2014

Year sees notable increase in UK renewable power, biodiesel use

BY Anna Simet From Q1 2013 to Q1 2014, ethanol consumption rose by only 1.1 percent, from 190 to 192 million liters. Biodiesel, however, saw a much larger increase. Consumption rose by 52 percent, from 128 million liters in Q1 2013 to 195 million in Q1 2014. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Renewable diesel reduces carbon footprint of major summer events

BY Neste Oil Corp. Neste Oil's NEXBTL renewable diesel was used to generate electricity at two major events in Finland this summer: the Flow Festival in Helsinki (45 percent electricity generated from NEXBTL) and the Neste Oil Rally Helsinki Battle street circuit race. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

CEO of US Coachways embraces National Biodiesel Foundation

BY US Coachways Ed Telmany, CEO of US Coachways, discussed the commitment his company has to the National Biodiesel Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing popular support for biodiesel. Telmany has been proud to implement green travel policies. READ MORE

August 18, 2014

EcoComplex tour highlights benefits of applied industrial ecology

BY Ron KotrbaThe Catawba County EcoComplex, co-located with the 800-acre Blackburn Landfill in western North Carolina, underscores the importance of co-location and resource utilization to produce renewable energy with minimal carbon intensity. READ MORE

August 12, 2014

Global glycerol market expected to reach $2.52 billion by 2020

BY Grand View Research Inc. The global market for glycerol is expected to reach $2.52 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research Inc. Biodiesel emerged as the leading source of glycerol, accounting for over 1,400 kilo tons of glycerol production in 2013. READ MORE

August 04, 2014

Int'l commercial flight completed with Amyris-Total biojet fuel

BY Amyris Inc. On July 30, Amyris partnered with Brazilian airline GOL to fly the industry's first commercial flight with farnesane, the recently approved renewable jet fuel. The first flight, GOL flight 7725, departed from Orlando and traveled to Sao Paulo. READ MORE