Biodiesel Use

November 23, 2015

NYOHA helps Bronx teacher incorporate Bioheat in HVAC training

BY The New York Oil Heating Association Peter Gonzalez is teaching the science of Bioheat fuel, as well as math, chemistry and English, to 17 Bronx Design and Construction Academy juniors this fall, with NYOHA's support. NYOHA helped the students gain insider views of the Bioheat industry. READ MORE

November 16, 2015

Cowichan opens biodiesel station with new PoS technology

BY Ron KotrbaCowichan Energy Alternatives, the Cowichan Bio-Diesel Co-op and the Cowichan Valley Regional District are holding a ceremony Nov. 19 to celebrate Vancouver Island's first Green & Go Biofuel Station where users can fill up on biodiesel blends. READ MORE

November 12, 2015

Brazil special committee approves increasing biodiesel blend

BY Ron KotrbaBrazil's special committee on national development unanimously approved a senate bill Nov. 11 that mandates 7 percent biodiesel, increasing to 10 percent within three years, citing biodiesel's positive environmental and economic benefits. READ MORE

November 09, 2015

Neste, Boeing work toward biojet ASTM standard, market acceptance

BY Ron KotrbaRenewable diesel producer Neste is working with Boeing to achieve ASTM standard approval for high freezing point biojet fuel, along with the parallel goals of gaining widespread market acceptance and progressing sustainability accreditation efforts. READ MORE

October 27, 2015

How I handled the Volkswagen TDI scandal

BY Lakota R. Denton Like millions of Volkswagen consumers, Lakota R. Denton, a North Carolina attorney, TDI owner and biodiesel user, felt defrauded in the wake of the automaker's diesel emissions scandal. How did he handle it? Simple. He sued, sold and moved on. READ MORE

October 26, 2015

UPM to field test wood-based diesel fuel in urban bus traffic

BY UPM Biofuels UPM is to start field tests in October of its novel wood-based diesel fuel in urban buses together with Helsinki Region Transport and the VTT Technical Research Centre. The field tests are also supported by St1, Volvo and Transdev Finland. READ MORE

October 16, 2015

Neste renewable diesel to power Oakland's city fleet

BY Neste Oil The city of Oakland, California, began filling up its vehicles with Neste's NEXBTL renewable diesel in order to reduce the emissions of its municipal fleet. Oakland is the first major U.S. city to convert its entire fleet to renewable diesel. READ MORE

October 15, 2015

Seattle suburb signs new, improved biodiesel contract

BY Ron KotrbaThe city of Bellevue, Washington, announced a new contract for blended biodiesel to be used in its fleet. The city will now utilize biodiesel made from used cooking oil instead of virgin crop oil, and it will increase the blend from 15 to 20 percent. READ MORE

October 12, 2015

Governor's signature on tax bill to boost California biodiesel

BY The California Biodiesel Alliance Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 1032 into law, correcting a tax problem and clearing the way for a significant increase in the volumes of biodiesel blended in the state. The bill adds biodiesel to the law allowing for refunds on nontaxable fuel. READ MORE