Biodiesel Use

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

June 27, 2016

Kosher distillers corn oil opens market prospects for glycerin

BY Ron KotrbaWith nearly a fifth of the U.S. biodiesel feedstock market share, corn oil from the ethanol production process is contributing more glycerin to the marketplace. But if that oil is not kosher, the market opportunities for its glycerin are limited. READ MORE

June 21, 2016

The Future of Freight

BY Ron KotrbaVirtually 100 percent of biomass is transported by diesel power. And that won't change. What has changed is that diesels continue to provide cleaner, more fuel-efficient and less carbon-intense transportation of goods such as biomass. READ MORE

June 16, 2016

Nat'l Biodiesel Board launches promotional advertising campaign

BY The National Biodiesel Board NBB has launched a promotional media campaign for the fifth straight year. With a theme of More is Less, the ads illustrate that Americans can significantly reduce carbon emissions and other pollution by using more biodiesel in vehicles and fleets. READ MORE

June 15, 2016

GRFA: Commit to biofuels policies to achieve COP21 targets

BY The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance The GRFA called on parties to the COP21 climate agreement to take action to reduce carbon emissions from transportation and incorporate increased biofuels blending as part of their national plans. To date, 177 parties have signed the agreement. READ MORE

June 15, 2016

Cathay Pacific planes fueled by Amyris in 2-year biojet contract

BY Amyris Inc. International airline company Cathay Pacific began a two-year program of flights from Toulouse to Hong Kong using Amyris/Total Biojet fuel. All of Cathay's upcoming A350-900 aircraft deliveries over the next two years will use the renewable jet fuel. READ MORE

June 03, 2016

NORA opens liquid fuel research, training center for renewables

BY The National Oilheat Research Alliance The National Oilheat Research Alliance and two oilheating associations celebrated the opening of a new research and training facility designed specifically for oilheating fuels and renewables such as biodiesel-blended heating oil, or Bioheat fuel. READ MORE