Biodiesel Use

February 25, 2015

EU biofuels policy winner is petroleum

BY Ron KotrbaThe European Parliament's Environment Committee passed a draft law Feb. 24 capping first-generation biofuels at 6 percent of transportation energy consumption by 2020 READ MORE

February 23, 2015

Iowa 'gas tax' proposal would spur growth of biodiesel use

BY The Iowa Biodiesel Board The Iowa Biodiesel Board registered Feb. 20 in support of legislation that would raise the state's fuel tax. A provision of the legislation would give a partial exemption to the new tax for diesel blended with at least 11 percent biodiesel (B11). READ MORE

February 05, 2015

Hundreds of Dubai municipal vehicles to fuel up with biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaNeutral Fuels LLC and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates have signed an agreement for Neutral Fuels to supply biodiesel for use in hundreds of Dubai's municipal vehicles. The deal may amount to the delivery of up to 2.5 MMgy of biodiesel from UCO. READ MORE

January 16, 2015

Boeing, Embraer open aviation biofuel research center in Brazil

BY Boeing At the new center, the companies will coordinate and co-fund research with Brazilian universities and other institutions. The research will focus on technologies that address gaps in creating a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in Brazil. READ MORE

January 15, 2015

2014 US biodiesel numbers down slightly amid policy uncertainty

BY The National Biodiesel Board The U.S. biodiesel market shrunk in 2014 amid policy uncertainty in Washington that destabilized the industry. According to EPA data released Jan. 15, total U.S. biodiesel consumption was down nearly 50 million gallons from the record year in 2013. READ MORE

January 14, 2015

France increases biodiesel limit to 8 percent in diesel fuel

BY Ron KotrbaFrance's energy ministry recently issued an order to up the allowable biodiesel concentration in diesel fuel sold at public fueling stations across France. Ministerial order DEVR1431074A increases the allowable concentration from 7 to 8 percent. READ MORE

January 06, 2015

REG provides biodiesel blends for 78 buses in Ames, Iowa

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced a partnership between its blended fuels division and CyRide, the transit agency serving the city of Ames, Iowa, and Iowa State University, to supply biodiesel-blended fuel in 2015 for its CyRide bus fleet. READ MORE

January 02, 2015

Inside NBB: #PumpUpBiodiesel social media campaign raises grassroots biodiesel support

BY The National Biodiesel Board Participants used the hashtag #PumpUpBiodiesel on both Twitter and Facebook throughout the month of November. This hashtag reflected the industry's goals of growing biodiesel to 10 percent of the diesel market by 2022, and increasing RFS volumes. READ MORE

December 16, 2014

Amyris renewable jet fuel receives regulatory approval in Brazil

BY Amyris Inc. Amyris Inc. welcomed the approval of its renewable jet fuel by Brazil's fuels regulator, ANP, clearing the way for the commercialization in Brazil of the Amyris renewable jet fuel in blends of up to 10 percent. READ MORE