Biodiesel Use

February 07, 2019

Finland sets 30 percent biofuel obligation for 2030

BY UPM Kymmene Corp. The Finnish Parliament approved a law Feb. 6 that sets a gradually increasing 30 percent biofuels target for 2030. Furthermore, the law sets a world-leading advanced biofuels target of 10 percent in 2030. Biofuel producer UPM welcomed the decision. READ MORE

February 06, 2019

Biodiesel, renewable diesel set to replace petro diesel in Calif.

BY The California Advanced Biofuels Alliance Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stated goal of eliminating petroleum diesel emissions in California by 2030 is achievable through the growth in the market for clean, sustainable diesels, according to a new report from the California Advanced Biofuels Alliance. READ MORE

February 06, 2019

Paving biodiesel’s way for greater use in advanced diesel systems

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel’s use in heavy-duty diesel applications continues to grow in California thanks to the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, but how will California’s plan to further cut NOx emissions by another 90 percent affect the use of biodiesel? READ MORE

January 22, 2019

Biodiesel-powered vehicles are in it for the long haul

BY The National Biodiesel Board Attendees at the National Biodiesel Conference in San Diego got a glimpse into the future Jan. 22 as equipment manufacturers, industry experts and fleets detailed why diesel engines will continue to be a mainstay for many years to come. READ MORE

January 18, 2019

New York sets new goals for 100% clean power, 70% renewables

BY Erin Voegele On Jan. 17, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the Green New Deal, a clean energy and jobs agenda that calls for the state to achieve 100 percent clean power by 2040. It also aims to set new renewable energy mandates. READ MORE

January 18, 2019

Civic, aviation leaders showcase viability of biojet fuel

BY The Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuels Initiative Coalition A coalition of international business aviation organizations joined Los Angeles civic leaders to mark a milestone in the development and adoption of sustainable alternative jet fuels through Business Jets Fuel Green: A Step Toward Sustainability. READ MORE

January 15, 2019

Iowa governor’s budget includes $3M for renewables infrastructure

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Gov. Kim Reynolds released her 2019 Iowa budget proposal Jan. 15. Included in her budget was $3 million for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program, which provides cost-share grants to help Iowa retailers offer higher blends of biofuels. READ MORE

January 11, 2019

Biodiesel can help Wash. cut fuel carbon intensity 16.5% by 2030

BY Ron KotrbaA new study commissioned by the Union of Concerned Scientists and conducted by independent research firm Cerulogy shows biodiesel and other biofuels can help Washington cut the carbon intensity of transportation fuels by up to 16.5 percent by 2030. READ MORE

January 10, 2019

EIA proposes changes to biofuel reporting requirements

BY Erin Voegele The U.S. Energy Information Administration is seeking public comments on several changes it intends to make within its Petroleum Supply Reporting System, including those related to data collection on biofuels. Comments are due Feb. 25. READ MORE

January 08, 2019

Biodiesel an underutilized solution as US carbon emissions climb

BY Ron KotrbaRhodium Group is estimating that U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions increased by 3.4 percent in 2018, the second-largest annual gain since 1996. Greater biodiesel use can help reduce carbon emissions from the transport and building sectors. READ MORE

January 03, 2019

California Fueling files suit over biodiesel NOx additive

BY California Fueling LLC California Fueling filed suit in the Los Angeles Superior Court against Best Energy Solutions and Technology Corp., dba “Best Corp.,” asserting claims for, among other things, unfair business practices under California’s Business & Professions Code. READ MORE

January 02, 2019

Aviation leaders to showcase viability of biojet fuels Jan. 17

BY World Energy Paramount Los Angeles-area civic leaders will join business aviation leaders on Jan. 17 to mark a milestone in the development and adoption of sustainable alternative jet fuels (SAJF) through Business Jets Fuel Green: A Step Toward Sustainability. READ MORE

December 28, 2018

In Depth: Biodiesel’s Cutting Edge

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel Magazine profiles nine companies whose process technologies, products and services are on the frontline of change in this industry. READ MORE

December 27, 2018

Opinion: Alternative Fuels Council Offers Biodiesel Strategy

BY Jeff Hove Jeff Hove, vice president of NATSO's Alternative Fuels Council, provides perspective on current political, regulatory and market events relating to biodiesel blending, and how a myriad of potential changes will affect downstream operators. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

Biodiesel Coalition of Missouri wraps first year of partnerships

BY The Biodiesel Coalition of Missouri During its December meeting, the coalition's board of directors heard from members on joint efforts to support training programs and connect with youth on opportunities surrounding biodiesel, and to set the course for 2019. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

Biodiesel-powered vehicles 'wrapped' just in time for Christmas

BY The National Biodiesel Board In keeping with the spirit of the season, five biodiesel users have unveiled new vehicle wraps that are helping to share their stories of sustainability and emissions reductions with area residents from Maine to the Midwest. READ MORE

December 19, 2018

Minnesota marks more alternative fuel milestones in 2018

BY The American Lung Association in Minnesota The state that led the region in the growth and use of alternative fuels last year set even higher milestones in 2018, says the American Lung Association in Minnesota. These include moving to B20 and having more E85 stations than any other state. READ MORE

December 19, 2018

Biodiesel producer American GreenFuels launches Bioheat campaign

BY Ron KotrbaConnecticut biodiesel producer American GreenFuels LLC, part of Kolmar Americas Inc., has recently launched a new campaign to educate consumers about the branded biodiesel-blended heating oil known as Bioheat. The campaign is "You Are What You Heat." READ MORE

November 29, 2018

AGQM publishes new leaflet on cold properties of biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaThe new leaflet, Cold Properties of Biodiesel, provides important, clear and concise information on dealing with biodiesel. It explains basic parameters and standards and provides deeper insight into different FAME types and fatty acid patterns. READ MORE

November 20, 2018

B100 helps Phil Sharp take 3rd place in Route du Rhum ocean race

BY Ron KotrbaB100 produced by REG and purified with Cynersorb, a surface-functionalized diatomaceous earth from Imerys, helped skipper Phil Sharp take third place out of dozens of participants in this year's Route du Rhum yacht race in the Class40 category. READ MORE

November 15, 2018

Renewable diesel made up 10 percent of Calif. diesel supply in Q2

BY Ron KotrbaThe net supply of renewable diesel to California's fuel market reached 100 million gallons during the second quarter of this year, topping 10 percent of the total diesel supplied to the state in the quarter, according to a report from the U.S. EIA. READ MORE

October 30, 2018

NJ-based Woolley Fuel commemorates 10 years of biodiesel service

BY Woolley Fuel Woolley Fuel celebrates its 10th year as a distribution location providing high-quality biodiesel to consumers across New Jersey. Founded in 1924, Woolley Fuel became the first company in New Jersey to offer biodiesel to the public 10 years ago. READ MORE

October 25, 2018

Opinion: Driving Decarbonization

BY Graham Noyes Beyond California, other states and provinces in North America and jurisdictions around the world are increasingly seeing the value the LCFS delivers and are viewing the program as a flexible tool they can use to achieve their own policy objectives. READ MORE

October 23, 2018

In Depth: Consultative Expansion

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel Magazine spotlights a producer whose recent acquisition fulfills increased feedstock demand, a consulting firm that assists in market entry and production efficiencies, and the expansion of one of today's fastest-growing biodiesel refiners. READ MORE

October 23, 2018

Opinion: Fueling Growth in the Biodiesel Industry

BY Donnell Rehagen Donnell Rehagen, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board, recaps some of the more notable progress the U.S. biodiesel industry and its national association have made over the past year. READ MORE

October 12, 2018

New pump labels in EU provide clarity on biofuels content

BY Ron KotrbaThe EU introduced a new, harmonized set of fuel labels Oct. 12 to give drivers better information on the suitability of fuels for their vehicles. The labels will help avoid misfueling and inform drivers, according to the European Commission. READ MORE

October 11, 2018

Norway to implement biofuel mandate for aviation fuel in 2020

BY Erin Voegele Norway is taking action to require the use of renewable aviation fuel. On Oct. 4, the country's Ministry of Climate and Environment announced it will require aviation fuel to contain at least 0.5 percent advanced biofuel starting in 2020. READ MORE

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