Biodiesel Use

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

December 15, 2014

ASTM approves spec for heating oil with 6 to 20 percent biodiesel

BY The National Biodiesel Board The updated ASTM D396 Standard Specification for Fuel Oils with the new grade for blends of 6 to 20 percent biodiesel will be finalized and published by ASTM for public use after the usual ASTM review and editing process. It's expected by February. READ MORE

December 09, 2014

Boeing runs 15 percent green diesel in 787 flight

BY Boeing Boeing powered its ecoDemonstrator 787 flight test airplane with a blend of 15 percent green diesel in the left engine. With 800 MMgy capacity in the U.S., EU and Asia, green diesel could supply 1 percent of global jet fuel demand. READ MORE

December 02, 2014

Hawaiian Electric, Pacific Biodiesel agree on new contract

BY Pacific Biodiesel Technologies Pacific Biodiesel signed a contract to supply biodiesel from waste cooking oil and other local feedstocks to Hawaiian Electric for primary use at its 110 MW Campbell Industrial Park generation facility, and other Oahu plants as needed. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

In Depth: Global Biodiesel Additive Research Roundup

BY Ron KotrbaA recent report issued by Grand View Research indicates the global market for specialty fuel additives is expected to reach $8.5 billion by 2020. Clearly there is money to be made, and room for improvement, in the biodiesel additive market. READ MORE

November 12, 2014

Inside NBB: NBB members save big through dealer discount plans

BY The National Biodiesel Board Through long-standing partnerships working with automakers on biodiesel initiatives, National Biodiesel Board members can save big on a new vehicle from Detroit's Big Three automakers as more diesel models enter the marketplace than ever before. READ MORE

November 12, 2014

Bob King's 'Truth About Using Biodiesel' class scheduled Nov. 19

BY Pacific Biodiesel Technologies Pacific Biodiesel Technologies is partnering with the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui at UH Maui College to hold a two-hour class on multi-industry use of biodiesel, titled, "The Truth About Using Biodiesel," to be presented by Bob King. READ MORE

November 10, 2014

Tulsa man leverages biodiesel to change food truck industry image

BY Ron KotrbaTulsa, Okla.-based Wil Braggs, known as The Cheese Guy, is working to change people's perceptions of the food truck industry by going green. He is trying to raise enough money to build a new food truck that will run on solar power and biodiesel. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

Study shows air-quality benefits of biodiesel in city buses

BY Mineta National Transit Research Consortium Among other test results, "Combustion Chemistry of Biodiesel for Use in Urban Transport Buses: Experiment and Modeling," found that using biodiesel could effectively reduce the mass of particulate matter released in both hot and cold idle modes. READ MORE