Biodiesel Use

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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

August 21, 2015

Minnesota poised to play a role in next-generation heating oil

BY The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council At a forum sponsored by MSRPC, attendees listened as a diverse group of energy influencers described Bioheat, a blend of biodiesel and heating oil, as a 21st century heating oil that promises to increase the diversity of the U.S. energy supply. READ MORE

August 12, 2015

Propel brings Neste renewable diesel to Southern California

BY Ron KotrbaPropel Fuels began offering Neste Oil's NExBTL renewable diesel Aug. 12 at 13 Southern California locations serving Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and the Inland Empire. Marketed as Diesel HPR, the fuel consists of 98.5 percent NExBTL. READ MORE

August 06, 2015

Biodiesel and Bioheat Forum scheduled Aug. 19 in Minnesota

BY Ron KotrbaThe Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council is hosting a Biodiesel and Bioheat Forum Aug. 19 in Mankato, Minnesota, where leaders from the heating oil and biodiesel industries will discuss markets, new process technologies and fuel quality. READ MORE

July 30, 2015

UPS makes deals with Neste, REG, Solazyme for renewable diesel

BY UPS UPS announced on July 29 agreements for up to 46 million gallons of renewable fuels over the next three years, constituting a 15-fold increase over prior contracts and making UPS one of the largest users of renewable diesel in the world. READ MORE

July 23, 2015

B100 available at Root Fuel's Wallisville Road station in Houston

BY Ron KotrbaSix months after opening its Wallisville Road fuel station in Houston selling B20, Root Fuel is now offering B50 and B100 at the same location. CEO Justin Heller said he is selling B100 for $2.399 a gallon, 20 cents less than his B20 blends. READ MORE

July 22, 2015

San Francisco mayor says city fleet to use renewable diesel

BY The Office of Mayor Edwin M. Lee San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee announced his city will leapfrog its efforts to protect the climate from harmful effects of diesel emissions by phasing out use of petroleum diesel in the city fleet and replacing it with renewable diesel by year's end. READ MORE

July 01, 2015

Volkswagen renewable diesel evaluation program completed

BY Volkswagen of America Inc. Volkswagen of America announced completion of its Renewable Diesel Evaluation Program in collaboration with Solazyme and Amyris. VW measured environmental impacts from use of precommercial renewable diesel formulas with TDI Clean Diesel technology. READ MORE

June 25, 2015

Italian firm ready to license glycerin-to-bioplastics technology

BY Ron KotrbaItalian intellectual property company Bio-on S.p.A. announced a recent advancement in development of technology for making polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) from glycerol. The company says it is ready to grant licenses for this new technology. READ MORE