Biodiesel Use

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

August 30, 2016

Chicago Park District's biodiesel program to be showcased Sept. 8

BY Chicago Area Clean Cities The Chicago Park District will showcase its innovative biodiesel program at a Fleet Education Seminar hosted by the Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition Sept. 8. CPD uses B50 in 56 fleet vehicles and B10 to B20 biodiesel blends in nearly 200 more. READ MORE

August 24, 2016

Biodiesel-fueled power on Oahu draws nearer

BY Ron KotrbaThe U.S. Army and Hawaiian Electric Co. finally broke ground on a new 50-megawatt power plant on the island of Oahu that will run on both conventional fuels and biodiesel READ MORE

August 15, 2016

New small device tests biodiesel percentage in 60 seconds or less

BY Ron KotrbaThe new Estercheck instrument by U.K.-based Stanhope-Seta Ltd. uses micro mid-range infrared built into a handheld measurement platform. With a three-step test procedure, results are gained in less than 60 seconds with accuracy down to 0.2 percent. READ MORE

August 11, 2016

Sacramento County fleet to run on renewable diesel

BY Ron KotrbaFollowing the California cities of San Francisco, Oakland, Walnut Creek and Carlsbad, Sacramento County is also making the switch from petro to renewable diesel for its heavy-duty fleet. More than 400 public works and specialty vehicles are involved. READ MORE