Biodiesel Use

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

August 08, 2016

US Navy completes sea trial with 100 percent renewable diesel

BY Applied Research Associates Inc. For the first time ever a Navy ship has operated on a 100 percent drop-in renewable diesel fuel. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division’s Self Defense Test Ship completed final-phase testing of the renewable diesel branded ReadiDiesel. READ MORE

August 02, 2016

Albertsons Companies increases biodiesel use for truck fleets

BY Albertsons Companies Since 2010, some of Albertsons Companies' Safeway, Vons and Pavilions stores in California have been recycling used cooking oil by converting it to biodiesel to fuel its truck fleets. Its biodiesel use has increased 50 percent in the past five years. READ MORE

August 01, 2016

New certified reference material developed for biodiesel CP, CFPP

BY The European Commission's Joint Research Centre Scientists at the EC's Joint Research Centre have developed and produced a new certified reference material for the cold filter plugging point (CFPP) and cloud point (CP) temperatures of biodiesel, which are important parameters for biodiesel use. READ MORE

July 15, 2016

1st sustainable flight in Africa fueled by tobacco-based biojet

BY The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials On Boeing's 100th anniversary, South African Airways celebrated Africa's first sustainable biofuel flight. The flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town, operated by a Boeing 737-800, used biojet fuel produced from Sunchem's nicotine-free tobacco plant. READ MORE

July 06, 2016

Carlsbad, California, city fleet fueling with renewable diesel

BY Ron KotrbaCarlsbad, California, is now fueling its city diesel fleet with Propel Diesel HPR (High Performance Diesel), a fuel produced by Neste and specially formulated and distributed by Propel Fuels that consists of 98.5 percent renewable diesel. READ MORE

July 05, 2016

Maui County eliminates biodiesel road tax, price drops 9 cents

BY Pacific Biodiesel Technologies Pacific Biodiesel rolled back the retail price of its Maui pump station biodiesel July 1 by 9 cents per gallon, the amount of the on-road biodiesel fuel tax exempted by Maui County in its fiscal year 2017 budget, which also took effect July 1. READ MORE