Biodiesel Use

July 16, 2014

US clean diesel car sales up 25 percent in 2014

BY Ron KotrbaUS diesel car sales continue to rise as new, clean diesel technology and more choices change drivers' perceptions READ MORE

July 15, 2014

Australian city to run 6-month B20 biodiesel trial at golf course

BY Ron KotrbaThe city of Canada Bay in New South Wales, Australia, is beginning a six-month trial using B20 blends of biodiesel at the Massey Park Golf Course. Once the project is complete, the B20 biodiesel trial may be expanded across the Australian city. READ MORE

July 09, 2014

GOL to use farnesane biojet blend in US-to-Brazil flights

BY Ron KotrbaBrazilian airline GOL has committed to flying its Boeing 737 fleet with up to 10 percent farnesane biojet fuel on its U.S. to Brazil routes later this month. READ MORE

July 08, 2014

Opinion: Building the Bioheat Bridge - keys to playing offense

BY Michael Devine It seems obvious; building the Bioheat Bridge is simply the act of blending ASTM D6751 biodiesel with ASTM D396 heating oil. What's not obvious is recognizing the opportunities and various bridges that can be built through biodiesel marketing. READ MORE

July 08, 2014

Neste's renewable diesel to reduce carbon footprint of Flow Fest

BY Neste Oil Corp. Neste Oil is supporting the environmental goals of this year's Flow Festival in Helsinki by supplying 100 percent NEXBTL renewable diesel to generate electricity for the event. Held Aug. 8-10, the festival is known for prioritizing the environment. READ MORE

July 01, 2014

Minn. biodiesel requirement jumps to 10 percent

BY Ron KotrbaMinnesota has long been a biodiesel pioneer, becoming the first U.S. state to implement a biodiesel standard back in 2005 at 2 percent. In 2009, the biodiesel requirement jumped to 5 percent. The transition to B10 was originally scheduled for 2012. READ MORE

June 16, 2014

Ceremonial groundbreaking held for Iowa renewable fuels station

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association The fueling site, located in Inwood, Iowa, will offer ethanol blends as well as B5 and B99.9 biodiesel blends for independent jobbers and special use customers. Oak Street Station received a $125,000 grant from the Iowa "Fueling Our Future" program. READ MORE

June 16, 2014

EU agreement on ILUC caps conventional biofuels at 7 percent

BY Erin Voegele On June 13, the European Union Energy Council announced it has reached a political agreement on measures to incorporate indirect land use change into EU biofuel policies. Biofuel trade groups said the move is expected to restore investor confidence. READ MORE

June 16, 2014

Total, Amyris biojet fuel ready for use in commercial aviation

BY Amyris Inc. With the newly revised ASTM standard for jet fuel, Amyris and Total have begun to prepare to market a drop-in jet fuel that contains up to 10 percent blends of renewable farnesane. The new fuel meets the latest version of ASTM D7566. READ MORE