Biodiesel Use

March 16, 2018

Powerful reasons to celebrate National Biodiesel Day March 18

BY Ron KotrbaWhile the biodiesel industry is celebrated by many people every day of the year for its creation of jobs, support of farmers, use of byproducts and waste for clean energy, and its important role in helping the environment, March 18 is special. READ MORE

March 15, 2018

Biodiesel can help reduce injector deposit formation

BY Ron KotrbaModern diesel engines utilize high pressure common rail fuel systems whose small injector gaps are highly sensitive to deposits. New research from the University of Rostock in Germany has shown that biodiesel use can help minimize deposit formation. READ MORE

March 12, 2018

NBB and Cummins have some fun with biodiesel

BY The National Biodiesel Board The rugged growl of an old diesel engine and the steady purr of newer diesel models could be heard across the Missouri River as NBB's Director of Sustainability Don Scott joined a group from Cummins Inc. for some high-powered diesel fun. READ MORE

March 12, 2018

New Valtra tractors factory-filled with renewable diesel

BY Ron KotrbaNeste Corp. has announced that tractor manufacturer Valtra, part of AGCO Corp., is factory-filling its new tractors with Neste MY Renewable Diesel made from waste and residues. Valtra will use approximately 185,000 gallons a year of renewable diesel. READ MORE

March 08, 2018

March Madness: NBB releases field of 'Elite 8' biodiesel schools

BY The National Biodiesel Board As March Madness nears, the very best of college basketball will be showcased. In that spirit, the National Biodiesel Board has released its own bracket of colleges and universities upping their game with biodiesel research, production and education. READ MORE

March 06, 2018

Biodiesel group honors California clean fuel leader

BY The National Biodiesel Board California skylines are greener thanks to one industry leader's contributions. At the California Advanced Biofuel Alliance annual conference on March 1, the National Biodiesel Board honored that leader, Celia DuBose, with the Climate Leader Award. READ MORE

March 05, 2018

Brazil implements B10 mandate a year ahead of schedule

BY Ron KotrbaBrazil's nationwide biodiesel mandate has increased from 8 to 10 percent on March 1, according to an announcement from the Ministry of Mines and Energy. The National Energy Policy Council approved the increase in December, one year ahead of schedule. READ MORE

February 28, 2018

CARB approves Targray's NOx mitigating biodiesel additive

BY Targray The California Air Resources Board has announced the certification of a NOx mitigating biodiesel additive solution developed by BQ-9000-certified biofuels marketer Targray to help meet the latest requirements of the state's Low Carbon Fuel Standard. READ MORE

February 26, 2018

Diesel Bros. to show off new biodiesel truck at Commodity Classic

BY Ron KotrbaThe stars of Discovery's Diesel Brothers will be at the Commodity Classic exhibit hall Feb. 27 at the convention center in Anaheim, California, to show off their latest creation—a custom-built Ford F550 6x6 fueled by biodiesel. READ MORE

February 26, 2018

Neste touts more GHG reductions, new rank on the Global 100 list

BY Ron KotrbaWeeks after Neste landed second place on the Global 100 list of the most sustainable companies in the world, the oil refiner and renewable diesel maker stated its renewable fuels reduced global climate emissions by 8.3 million metric tons last year. READ MORE

February 21, 2018

Hawaii legislature considers 10 percent biofuel mandate

BY Ron KotrbaHawaii Sen. Lorraine Inouye introduced SB2019 requiring fuel to contain 10 percent biofuel. The bill passed a second reading in the Senate transportation and energy committee, and moves to the ways and means committee Feb. 23 for decision-making. READ MORE

February 20, 2018

Off-road engines, aftertreatment systems perform well on B100

BY AGQM University of Rostock research shows off-road engines conforming to exhaust emission category EU Stage IV are suitable for operation with pure biodiesel. Special attention was given to the operational stability of exhaust gas aftertreatment systems. READ MORE

February 08, 2018

Carinata seed distribution agreement discussions underway

BY Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. Following a recent transpacific flight powered by carinata biojet fuel, Agrisoma Biosciences and Nuseed are in discussions to develop a distribution agreement for carinata seed. Both events signal the beginning of a new market for Australian growers. READ MORE

February 05, 2018

USDA stops support for Farm-to-Fleet biofuel production incentive

BY Erin Voegele The USDA Commodity Credit Corp. has withdrawn support for the Farm-to-Fleet biofuel production incentive, effective Feb 1. Payments will continue to be made, however, under existing commitments. The USDA said the incentive is no longer a priority. READ MORE

February 01, 2018

Despite challenges, 2017 was a solid year for US biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaIn terms of the U.S. market for biodiesel, 2017 was not a record-breaking year, as was 2016, but it was also not a bad year for production and demand either, particularly considering that the industry faced numerous challenges. READ MORE

January 30, 2018

Biojet fuel propels Qantas' historic transpacific flight

BY Qantas The world's first dedicated biofuel flight between the U.S. and Australia, QF96 from Los Angeles to Melbourne, was scheduled to depart Jan. 29. The biofuel, processed from Brassica Carinata by AltAir Fuels, powered Qantas' Dreamliner 787-9. READ MORE

January 29, 2018

Minnesota schedules workshops as state prepares to implement B20

BY Ron KotrbaAs Minnesota prepares to implement its 20 percent biodiesel requirement in diesel fuel May 1, a series of workshops will be held across the state beginning Feb. 12 in Saint Paul. Minnesota implemented its B10 mandate in 2014 with no major issues. READ MORE

January 24, 2018

Industry honors biodiesel champions, reflects on history

BY The National Biodiesel Board As the U.S. biodiesel industry celebrates 25 years at its yearly gathering, this year back in Fort Worth, the National Biodiesel Board's annual awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to biodiesel. READ MORE

January 23, 2018

Big Oil, biodiesel join forces to combat electrification

BY Ron KotrbaEven though the petroleum and biodiesel industries rarely see eye to eye on energy policy, the two factions find common ground in a new threat to all liquid fuels—electric vehicles. An ad hoc partnership may have just formed in Fort Worth, Texas. READ MORE

January 23, 2018

Ford's new 2018 F-150 joins ranks of B20 diesel vehicle models

BY The National Biodiesel Board Several automakers’ new 2018 diesel models, including Ford's first diesel F-150 truck, are being featured in late January in Fort Worth as the U.S. biodiesel industry celebrates its 25th anniversary at the 2018 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo. READ MORE

January 22, 2018

US government report strengthens consensus on biodiesel benefits

BY The National Biodiesel Board The report, published by a collaboration between Argonne National Laboratory, Purdue University and USDA, represents the most comprehensive lifecycle analysis of biodiesel ever produced, and it confirms biodiesel's GHG emissions reduction benefits. READ MORE

January 18, 2018

'White grease' suffocating fuel filters not biodiesel-related

BY Paul Nazzaro The historic cold snap that gripped New England and the Mid-Atlantic to kick off the New Year challenged fuel handlers throughout the region, causing sporadic operational issues for diesel fuel, heating oil professionals and their customers. READ MORE

January 09, 2018

NYC to study feasibility of using alt fuels in city ferries

BY Erin Voegele New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed legislation that requires a two-year feasibility study to be conducted regarding the use of renewable fuels and technologies—including biodiesel and renewable diesel—to power the city's ferries. READ MORE

January 03, 2018

Minnesota leads region in alternative fuels growth, use

BY The American Lung Association in Minnesota Minnesota again led the region in the growth and use of cleaner alternatives to traditional petroleum fuels in 2017, according to the American Lung Association in Minnesota. The state has 763 alternative fuel stations, nearly doubling that of Iowa. READ MORE

January 03, 2018

Brazil's president signs national biofuels policy into law

BY Erin Voegele Brazilian President Michel Temer has approved legislation creating RenovaBio, a new national biofuels policy. The law was published in the official federal gazette of Brazil on Dec. 26. The Brazilian Senate approved the bill Dec. 12. READ MORE

December 15, 2017

Brazil’s Senate passes bill creating a national biofuels policy

BY Ron KotrbaBrazil's Senate approved a bill Dec. 12 creating a national biofuels policy, RenovaBio, to increase use of biodiesel and ethanol, in addition to other biofuels, to improve the nation's energy security and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. READ MORE

December 15, 2017

Growmark provides biodiesel-blended Top Tier Diesel Fuel

BY Ron KotrbaIllinois-based agricultural cooperative Growmark Inc. is now providing biodiesel-blended Top Tier Diesel Fuel. The Top Tier Diesel Performance Standard was developed by a consortium of OEMs to benefit owners of diesel-powered vehicles and equipment. READ MORE

December 13, 2017

Biodiesel Magazine hosts free cold flow improver webinar Dec. 20

BY BBI International With more private and government fleets using biodiesel than ever before, it has never been more important to learn about the basics of cold flow improvers—why they are needed, how they work, and the various options for different applications. READ MORE

December 12, 2017

CACC recognizes top green fleets, American Lung Association

BY Chicago Area Clean Cities The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition has announced its Green Fleet Leadership Award winners for 2017 and has named the American Lung Association as its Clean Fuels Champion for 2017. The awards were given at the CACC Coalition's annual meeting. READ MORE

December 07, 2017

New study outlines how to make LCFS more equitable

BY Propel Fuels Data from Propel Fuels and ICF indicates consumers will make low carbon purchasing decisions if given the opportunity,. However, the research shows the current policy model must change to allow more low carbon capable vehicles to enter the market. READ MORE