Biodiesel Use

September 20, 2018

Exploring Biodiesel series adds 2 new dates, venues

BY Ron KotrbaPreviously dubbed "Five Cities, One Vision," the Exploring Biodiesel (XBX) regional seminar series has added two new cities to its coast-to-coast tour—Newport, Rhode Island, on Sept. 24; and Syracuse, New York, on Sept. 27. READ MORE

September 14, 2018

World Energy, United launch longest transatlantic biofuels flight

BY World Energy LLC Renewable jet fuel producer World Energy announced its participation in United Airlines’ biofuel flight from San Francisco International Airport to Zurich Airport Sept. 14. The United Boeing 787 will be powered by a 30 percent blend of biojet fuel. READ MORE

September 13, 2018

Biodiesel demand in Germany up despite drop in diesel consumption

BY UFOP Germany's consumption of on-road diesel fuel and gasoline in the first half of 2018 was lower than in the same period in 2017, but the use of biodiesel and ethanol saw a significant rise. From January through June, biodiesel use was up 11 percent. READ MORE

August 30, 2018

Swiss authorities nix Neste biojet fuel project at Geneva Airport

BY Ron KotrbaThe Swiss authorities have decided not to commit to a biojet fuel project with Neste Corp. announced last year, which would have replaced 1 percent of the conventional jet fuel used at Geneva Airport with renewable jet fuel made by Neste. READ MORE

August 15, 2018

In Depth: On the Road Again—Legally

BY Ron KotrbaJust over a year ago the future of B20 in California was uncertain, thanks to in-use requirements of the Alternative Diesel Fuels regulation, but as we’ve seen so many times, the biodiesel industry shone in the face of adversity. READ MORE

August 15, 2018

Suncor helps Vancouver city fleet transition to renewable diesel

BY The City of Vancouver The City of Vancouver has entered into a new fuel contract with Suncor. All of the city's diesel vehicles will transition to 100 percent renewable diesel, reducing emissions to 50 percent below 2007 levels by the end of next year. READ MORE

August 13, 2018

Inside NBB: NBB Highlights Benefits of Biodiesel at Exclusive Ford Fleet Preview Event

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board was honored to have received an invitation from Ford Motor Co. to attend and exhibit at its exclusive, invitation-only Ford Fleet Preview and Pool Account Meeting at FedEx Field in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

August 13, 2018

In Depth: Biodiesel Firestarter

BY Ron KotrbaFrom garage batches to nationwide distribution, Escogo exemplifies American ingenuity and determination as an underdog that took on the establishment and, against all odds, is winning. READ MORE

August 09, 2018

Reflection on 120 years of diesel

BY Ezra Finkin Twenty years plus a full century ago, on Aug. 9, 1898, one of what would be a series of patents was issued to a French engineer living in Berlin for an efficient, slow burning, compression ignition, internal combustion engine. READ MORE

July 31, 2018

Exploring Biodiesel series heads west to Los Angeles, Portland

BY Brian Davidson After a strong start in Boston and Philadelphia, the Exploring Biodiesel (XBX) Regional Seminars will head west to Los Angeles Aug. 7, Portland, Oregon, Aug. 9, and over to Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 18, for the final three stops of its five-city tour. READ MORE

July 17, 2018

Biodiesel helps push California GHG emissions below 1990 levels

BY Erin Voegele The California Air Resources Board has announced that in 2016 the state's greenhouse gas emissions fell below 1990 levels for the first time since emissions peaked in 2004. Biodiesel, renewable diesel and ethanol helped achieve the reduction. READ MORE

July 11, 2018

REG Ultra Clean Diesel powers Incredible Adventures fleet

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. REG announced a supply agreement July 11 with Dogpatch Biofuels to provide REG Ultra Clean Diesel—a proprietary, patent-pending blend of biodiesel and renewable diesel—to the bus fleet of Incredible Adventures, a leading adventure travel company. READ MORE

June 28, 2018

List published of engine, vehicle makers approved for biodiesel

BY AGQM As can be seen from the approval list published jointly by AGQM, UFOP and the Association of the German Biofuel Industry (VDB), heavy-duty road traffic can use increasing quantities of biodiesel in the future, including B20, B30 and B100. READ MORE

May 21, 2018

Biodiesel summer conference series kicks off June 12

BY Ron KotrbaFor the first time, the National Biodiesel Board, with funding from the Nebraska Soybean Board and Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, is taking biodiesel on a cross-country tour for a series of one-day workshops from coast to coast. READ MORE

May 16, 2018

Volvo Ocean Race stays on sustainability course with biodiesel

BY The National Biodiesel Board Supplying biodiesel for the Volvo Ocean Race's North American stopover is local producer Newport Biodiesel, which has used recycled cooking grease from restaurant "galleys" throughout New England to produce biodiesel for more than a decade. READ MORE

May 03, 2018

Iowa legislature renews biofuels infrastructure program funding

BY Ron KotrbaIowa's legislature voted to fund the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program another year. Senate File 2414, which includes $3 million for RFIP out of the Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund for 2019, is headed to Gov. Kim Reynolds for signing. READ MORE

May 03, 2018

Air Canada operates biofuel flight from Edmonton to San Francisco

BY Air Canada Air Canada's Edmonton-San Francisco flight May 2 operated on biofuel in a 146-seat Airbus A320-200 accommodating a trade mission delegation led by the government of Alberta, the city of Edmonton and Edmonton-area businesses to California. READ MORE

May 02, 2018

REG Ultra Clean Diesel launched as new California fuel solution

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group launched its latest innovation in diesel fuel, trademarked REG Ultra Clean Diesel, at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, California, May 1. The fuel is a proprietary blend of biodiesel and renewable diesel. READ MORE

May 02, 2018

Biofuels key to success of Canada's emerging Clean Fuel Standard

BY RICanada and Advanced Biofuels Canada A new study demonstrates that biofuels could be responsible for as much as 21.3 megatons per year of greenhouse gas emission reductions by 2030, approximately 70 percent of the 30-megaton target set by the Canadian government's Clean Fuel Standard. READ MORE

April 30, 2018

Minnesota reshapes energy landscape with seismic shift to B20

BY The National Biodiesel Board On May 1, Minnesota will again make history, becoming the first to transform almost virtually all of the diesel supply for sale in the state to 20 percent biodiesel. The NBB applauded the shift as an inspiration for a new energy future. READ MORE

April 30, 2018

Biodiesel ranks first among fleets for alternative fuel use

BY The National Biodiesel Board North America's top fleets have spoken. Their No. 1 choice for greening fleet operations is the use of biodiesel blends in their diesel vehicles. A new survey indicates 18 percent of fleet participants use biodiesel now, up from 15 percent in 2017. READ MORE

April 23, 2018

Air Canada fuels flights with biofuel on Earth Day

BY Air Canada Air Canada saved 160 metric tons of carbon on 22 domestic flights this Earth Day through an innovative biofuel demonstration project at Toronto-Pearson Airport. Under the project, 230,000 liters of biofuel were blended into the airport fuel supply. READ MORE

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