Biodiesel Use

January 01, 2020

Inside NBB: Florida is Fueled with Biodiesel

BY The National Biodiesel Board Florida Power & Light Co. embraces environmental stewardship as a core value and has used biodiesel fuel regularly for nearly 20 years—one vital component of its corporate responsibility strategy. READ MORE

December 18, 2019

City of Boston contracts REG partner Broco Oil for Bioheat

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Broco Oil has been contracted to provide biodiesel-blended heating oil for use in Boston’s city-owned buildings, including firehouses, police stations and other municipal facilities. Broco Oil purchases its biodiesel from Iowa-based REG. READ MORE

December 13, 2019

Swedish waste power plant upgrades burners to run on biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaWaste power plant Renova in Sweden has switched its eight start-up and support burners to run on biodiesel made from rapeseed oil, thereby reducing its use of fossil fuel oil. The switch reduces CO2 emissions by 960 metric tons annually. READ MORE

December 10, 2019

Neste to supply KLM additional biojet fuel for Schiphol flights

BY Neste Corp. KLM has purchased sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for flights out of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The sustainable fuel is produced by Neste from used cooking oil and will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80 percent compared to fossil kerosene. READ MORE

December 10, 2019

Chicago Area Clean Cities names green leadership award winners

BY Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition announced its 2019 Leadership Award winners at its annual meeting. The awards are given annually to organizations and individuals that take actions to locally reduce petroleum consumption and improve air quality. READ MORE

December 05, 2019

Village of Carol Stream, Illinois, commits to clean air with B20

BY The Illinois Soybean Association The village of Carol Stream, Illinois, is a new member of the B20 Club, a partnership between the ISA checkoff program and the ALA, in recognition of the municipality’s work to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality for its residents. READ MORE

November 18, 2019

BTG, GoodFuels explore options for joint biorefinery investment

BY Biomass Technology Group Biomass Technology Group is setting up a new technology company for converting crude pyrolysis oil into diesel fuel suitable for the shipping sector. It will be the first refinery in the world for an advanced marine biofuel based on pyrolysis oil. READ MORE

November 15, 2019

3 Chicagoland fleets using B20 rank among 2019’s Top Green Fleets

BY The Illinois Soybean Association Three Chicago-area fleets rank among the nation’s 25 Top Green Fleets of 2019. Fleets receiving this national recognition are Village of Arlington Heights, Village of Oak Park and the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. All three use B20. READ MORE

November 05, 2019

Neste’s IMO 2020 low-sulfur marine fuel available in Germany

BY Neste Corp. Neste and the German BMT Bunker und Mineralöltransport GmbH signed a partner agreement concerning distribution and sales of Neste Marine 0.5. The fuel contains only 0.5 percent sulfur and became available in Bremerhaven, Germany, in early November. READ MORE

November 05, 2019

Pacific Biodiesel makes first B100 delivery to Hamakua Energy

BY Pacific Biodiesel Technologies LLC Pacific Biodiesel Technologies made its first delivery of biodiesel Nov. 4 to the Hamakua Energy power generation facility on Hawaii Island as part of the biodiesel supply contract the company signed last month with the Pacific Current subsidiary. READ MORE

October 31, 2019

Oil Heat Institute of RI rebrands to reflect evolving market

BY The Energy Marketers Association of Rhode Island The Oil Heat Institute of Rhode Island has changed its name to the Energy Marketers Association of Rhode Island. The trade group’s board of directors voted in favor of the change at its monthly meeting held Oct. 16 at Maria’s Cocina in Providence. READ MORE

October 29, 2019

New contract a big victory for Pacific Biodiesel, local movement

BY Ron KotrbaPacific Biodiesel will supply Hamakua Energy with biodiesel to power the 60 MW facility. Both are located on the Big Island of Hawaii and the new contract ensures Pacific Biodiesel’s fuel will be used locally, which is a big deal for the company. READ MORE

October 24, 2019

National Biodiesel Foundation receives DERA grant

BY The National Biodiesel Board The NBF was awarded EPA funding for its 2020 National Clean Diesel Project. In partnership with Iowa DOT, Optimus Technologies and REG, the project supports the purchase of three new replacement snowplows that will operate on B100. READ MORE

October 11, 2019

Quebec’s draft biofuel regulations ‘disappointing’ for biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaWhile the minister of energy and natural resources is confident the “ambitious” targets will result in growth and investment in Quebec, a 2 percent biodiesel standard represents zero increase beyond the federal requirement in place for 10 years. READ MORE

October 10, 2019

Inside NBB: National Biodiesel Board Premieres on Rural America Live

BY The National Biodiesel Board Biodiesel was the featured topic of an hour-long segment on RFD-TV’s flagship series Rural America Live in August. Steve Howell, NBB senior technical advisor, and Greg Anderson, an NBB governing board member and farmer leader, were guests. READ MORE

October 09, 2019

National voter poll shows strong support for RFS, biodiesel use

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board released results Oct. 9 of a national poll of registered voters to measure awareness of and attitudes toward biodiesel and federal policies. The results show a candidate’s support for biodiesel can influence votes. READ MORE

September 18, 2019

Charlotte Water reduces GHG emissions with renewable diesel

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Charlotte Water, the largest public water and wastewater utility in the Southeast, is expanding its commitment to environmental sustainability with a pilot project to run dozens of its vehicles on cleaner-burning renewable diesel produced by REG. READ MORE

September 17, 2019

Heating oil industry commits to net-zero emissions by 2050

BY New England Fuel Institute The Northeast’s heating oil industry has resolved to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050. The new resolution calls for a 15 percent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2023, a 40 percent reduction by 2030, and net-zero-carbon emissions by 2050. READ MORE

September 11, 2019

Cape Cod Biofuels founder receives environmental merit award

BY Ron KotrbaAndrew Davison, founder of Cape Cod Biofuels, was presented an environmental merit award by the U.S. EPA Sept. 10 for his unique, circular biodiesel business model that improves the air and water and increases energy and community resilience. READ MORE

August 30, 2019

DC Dept. of Public Works receives award for fleet use of biofuels

BY DC Department of Public Works On Aug. 28, Washington, D.C.’s Department of Public Works, on behalf of the Bowser administration, received a Fleet Leadership Award for its use of clean fuels in district vehicles by the Greater Washington Clean Cities Coalition. READ MORE

August 28, 2019

Neste opens 3 additional cardlock fueling sites in California

BY Ron KotrbaNeste has opened three new commercial fueling sites in California where drivers can refuel on the company’s branded renewable diesel. The three new sites in San Jose, Keyes and Ripon follow the opening of the San Leandro fueling station in March. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

Neste introduces IMO 2020 fuel, announces new US partnership

BY Ron KotrbaNeste Corp. announced it will introduce a new fuel, Neste Marine 0.5, in the fourth quarter of this year, helping shippers comply with the IMO 2020 sulfur cap of 0.5 percent. The company also announced a partnership with McCall Companies in Oregon. READ MORE

August 10, 2019

Biodiesel industry condemns EPA’s grant of 31 new RFS exemptions

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board condemned the U.S. EPA’s granting of 31 retroactive small refinery exemptions for 2018 as a fundamental failure to uphold the RFS. The Trump administration’s actions represent a fundamental betrayal, according to the NBB. READ MORE

August 06, 2019

Brazil’s ANP approves B15, raises minimum biodiesel level to 11%

BY Ron KotrbaBrazil’s National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) announced Aug. 6 it has approved the sale and use of B15 and that, come Sept. 1, it is increasing the minimum biodiesel content required in diesel fuel from 10 to 11 percent. READ MORE

August 06, 2019

Finnair offers biofuel flights from San Francisco to Helsinki

BY Finnair On both Aug. 5 and Aug. 7, the Finnair flight departing San Francisco Airport bound for Helsinki, Finland, will be flown with a biofuel mix of 12 percent, reducing the total C02 emissions for the two flights by approximately 32 tons. READ MORE

July 23, 2019

‘Indomitus’ making its final appearance at Bandit Big Rig Series

BY The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council After more than a year in the North Star State, “Indomitus,” the truck built by the stars of Discovery’s Diesel Brothers, is returning to the DieselSellerz. Before the truck departs Minnesota, Indomitus is taking a final victory lap July 27. READ MORE

July 12, 2019

Opinion: Making Connections in Biodiesel

BY Donnell Rehagen Trade shows and conferences are in full swing, with industry professionals pouring in to talk about what the future has in store. With all the talk being about carbon reduction and cleaner emissions, the future means biodiesel and renewable diesel. READ MORE

July 12, 2019

Inside NBB: Sustaining Environmental Stewardship with Biodiesel

BY The National Biodiesel Board With continued and increased consumer interest in sustainable products, the National Biodiesel Board is taking the opportunity to spotlight biodiesel and its many ecofriendly benefits. READ MORE

June 17, 2019

Virgin Australia hits 1 million km milestone flying Gevo’s SAJF

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo announced that Virgin Australia has used Gevo’s sustainable aviation jet fuel to power 1 million kilometers of flights, for all aircraft operating in and out of Brisbane Airport when the fuel was put through the general fuel supply system. READ MORE

June 07, 2019

Dave Matthews Band designated UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador

BY The UN Environment Programme For its powerful environmental advocacy and engagement of its fan base to take action for the planet, the UN Environment Programme has designated Dave Matthews Band as a Goodwill Ambassador. Biodiesel is an integral part of the band’s efforts. READ MORE