Biodiesel Use

October 05, 2015

Hawaii regulators approve biodiesel contract for HECO plants

BY Pacific Biodiesel Technologies The contract between Hawaiian Electric and Pacific Biodiesel Technologies to supply biodiesel for Oahu power generators has been approved by Hawaii regulators. The two-year contract starts in November and is for a minimum of 2 MMgy and up to 3 MMgy. READ MORE

October 02, 2015

AGQM develops no-harm test for biodiesel heating oil stabilizers

BY Ron KotrbaDue to increasing demand for biodiesel-blended heating oil, the German biodiesel quality management association AGQM is offering for the first time a test to assess oxidation stabilizers for FAME that is intended for blending with heating oil. READ MORE

September 25, 2015

CARB affirms biodiesel as lowest-carbon fuel in revised LCFS

BY The National Biodiesel Board The California Air Resources Board finalized the state's revised low carbon fuels standard Sept. 25. The new standard affirms that biodiesel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 percent and often by as much as 81 percent vs. petroleum. READ MORE

September 24, 2015

Bagram Air Field converts UCO to biodiesel to power incinerators

BY Summer Barkley, DVIDS Three unrelated problems were solved by one simple solution devised by Fluor Corp. to convert used cooking oil into biodiesel using a Springboard Biodiesel automated unit, to help power solid waste incinerators at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. READ MORE

September 24, 2015

Tests show UPM's renewable diesel significantly reduces emissions

BY UPM Biofuels Finnish wood-based UPM BioVerno diesel has been found to significantly reduce harmful tailpipe emissions, according to a number of engine and vehicle tests that have been carried out recently across a number of key research institutes in Europe. READ MORE

September 21, 2015

US EPA busts VW on diesel emissions cheat device; VW responds

BY Ron KotrbaThe EPA issued Volkswagen a notice of violation Sept. 18 alleging that 2009-'15 four-cylinder Volkswagen and Audi diesels include software that circumvents EPA emissions standards for NOx. VW admitted the wrongdoing and apologized to its customers. READ MORE

September 17, 2015

Universal Biofuels converts bulk customers to B100 in India

BY Aemetis Inc. Aemetis announced distilled biodiesel produced by its subsidiary in India has been used by bulk customers to replace 100 percent petroleum diesel with 100 percent distilled biodiesel, reducing emissions by 80 percent and providing cost savings. READ MORE

September 09, 2015

Pacific Biodiesel receives Platinum Certified Clean Fleet award

BY Ron KotrbaPacific Biodiesel Logistics has received the Platinum Certified Clean Fleet award from Blue Planet Foundation and Honolulu Clean Cities as part of the new Hawaii Clean Fleets certification program. Platinum is the program's most prestigious level. READ MORE

September 02, 2015

New study highlights importance of trade in int'l biofuel use

BY Ron KotrbaWritten by Jayson Beckman, an economist with USDA ERS, the report, Biofuel Use in International Markets: The Importance of Trade, focuses on the favorable market conditions and policies that have led to remarkable international growth in biofuels. READ MORE