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... Baker Commodities Los Angeles, Bay Biodiesel, LLC, Biodico, Inc, Community Fuels, Simple Fuels Biodiesel, Inc., Crimson Renewable Energy, LP, ...

One of the challenges of working in the renewable fuel industry is that people often believe that using biodiesel products requires a lot of jumping ...

Scania to introduce B100 buses in Buenos Aires
In Argentina, Scania has teamed with local bus line Linea 132 to introduce 100% biodiesel-fueled buses by year's end in the capital, Buenos Aires. Already the company ran trials with higher biodiesel blends in the towns of Cliba and Quilmes, where the Cliba B100 results showed greenhouse gas reductions of 80%.

The Indonesian government is drafting a regulation to raise the level of biodiesel in fuel to 25% from the current 20% next year, the country's energy ...

Unlike diesel fuel, biodiesel does not rely on sulfur for lubrication. Instead, it's the oxygen in biodiesel that gives the fuel its lubricity characteristics. (It also gives biodiesel a higher Cetane number and aids in more complete combustion compared with petroleum diesel.) And biodiesel doesn't just do an ...

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 B20, a blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel. The National Biodiesel Board applauded the shift as an inspiration for a new energy future, and ...

Non-road engines conforming to exhaust emission category EU Stage IV are suitable for operation with pure biodiesel, claims new research. The University of Rostock research relates to EU Stage IV engines for industry and agriculture. Long-term studies and comparative measurements with fossil ...

A new study on biodiesel's lifecycle energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission effects updates and reaffirms the long-understood benefits of using the renewable fuel. The study is the latest in the significant body of transparent, peer-reviewed, studies that conclusively quantify biodiesel's widespread ...
...The manufacturer has now approved its TCD 2.9 / 3.6 / 4.1 / 6.1 / 7.8 / 12.0 / 16.0 engine series under the current EU Stage IV/US Tier 4 standard, as well as all older Deutz engines without exhaust aftertreatment, for operation with paraffinic diesel fuels and biodiesel or biodiesel blends...

Bad bacteria inhabits biofuel
Biodiesel is a biological product, susceptible to all the enemies that might attack any liquid organic material. The sample of black biodiesel has turned this colour because of oxidation. Oxidation is caused by hot fuel returning to the tank, thus creating a reaction similar to coking, says Eric Lawson of MegCorp Consulting in Minnesota.

In Sweden, Scania is introducing two Euro 6-certified, 13-litre truck engines that can run on any diesel blend, right up to 100 percent biodiesel (EN 14214). The versions certified for biodiesel operation are the modular, six-cylinder, 13-litre 450 and 490 hp engines.
Scania is continuing the roll-out of its Euro 6-certified engines intended for use with 100-percent biodiesel. In October 2013, Scania introduced its robust five-cylinder, 9-litre biodiesel engine in two different output versions, 320 hp and 360 hp. These are now being followed by the 13-litre, inline six engine that will be available both in 450 hp and 490 hp versions with SCR and EGR aftertreatment systems.

 Farming UK - Brighouse,England,UK
 Following exhaustive laboratory and field testing, Valtra have now approved B100 biodiesel for 100% use in all engines, including Sisu's latest Common Rail ...
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Purdue study shows biodiesel benefits undervalued for years

A new paper published in Biotechnology for Biofuels shows biodiesel's benefits are even better than previous models suggest. Updated modeling from Purdue University suggests the advantage of using biodiesel has been underestimated by 10 percent.

The up-to-date research report on Global Biodiesel Catalyst Market portrays a detailed fundamental market overview which is fueled by deep research ...

Once fleets hear the economic, performance and emissions benefits of biodiesel, it often becomes clear to them why they should give the renewable ...
Minnesota will double biodiesel blend to B20 in 2018
Minnesota is set to double its biodiesel standards to a 20% blend, following endorsement from the commissioners of the state's agriculture, pollution and commerce departments From next summer the state’s biodiesel standard will be 20%, up from the current 10%, the administration of Governor Mark Dayton announced...
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UPM tests Carinata sequential cropping concept

UPM Biofuels is developing a new feedstock concept by growing Brassica Carinata as a sequential crop in South America. The Carinata crop produces non-edible oil suitable for biofuel feedstock and protein for animal feed.
Counties in downstate New York are set to join New York City in providing cleaner air through increased use of biodiesel in home heating, with a

More than 1,100 San Diego city vehicles run on renewable diesel

The city of San Diego has recently started using Neste renewable diesel in its vehicle fleet. More than 1,100 vehicles and equipment, representing approximately 25 percent of the city's fleet, run on Neste renewable diesel with no reported issues.

US Navy completes sea trial with 100 percent renewable diesel

For the first time ever a Navy ship has operated on a 100 percent drop-in renewable diesel fuel. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division’s Self Defense Test Ship completed final-phase testing of the renewable diesel branded ReadiDiesel.

...Biodiesel uses excess oil that we don’t use in our food supply. In doing so, biodiesel improves the economics of providing a healthy mix of protein, carbohydrates, and fat that we do use in our food supply.

CEO of the National Biodiesel Board Joe Jobe presented PACCAR with the Eye on Biodiesel Initiative Award. The new PACCAR MX-11 engine and all model years of its MX-13 engine, both legacy models and new equipment, are now approved for B20 use.

Oslo Airport first in the world to offer Neste biojet fuel

Voluntary Biodiesel Quality Specifications Passed to Address Clogged Filters

Monday, 30 July 2012 15:26

New voluntary biodiesel specifications earlier passed by the ASTM D2 Committee on Petroleum Products and Lubricants were officially sanctioned last week to provide more stringent controls for vegetable oils and animal fats used to create the alternative-fuel blend used in extreme climates that can result in gelling.

No. 1-B grade is the new blend operators can use along with additives for filters that have been clogged by No. 2-B, the new designation for the current standard. The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) said the choice of the No. 1-B and No. 2-B designations were selected to make the standard as similar as possible as the current mode of operation with No. 1 and No. 2 diesel fuel....

Fungi Discovered in Patagonia Rainforest Could Be Used to Make BD
Gas2.0 - Portland,OR,USA
 G. Roseum can even be used to make myco-diesel directly from cellulose, meaning that, if the fungus were to be used for large scale biodiesel production, ...

Big Win for Biodiesel: ASTM Approves New Biodiesel Blend ...
 Earthtimes (press release) - London,UK
 VANCOUVER, British Columbia , June 20 -- The biodiesel industry is celebrating today following last night's final vote by the ASTM International D02 Main ...

* A Vermont response to questions about biofuels
 Barre Montpelier Times Argus - Barre,VT,USA

 Our consensus is that for biodiesel and other biofuels to meet their potential, they should be produced and used as close to the feedstock source as ...

Study by University of Minnesota Researchers Shows Biofuels are Energy Positive

The European biodiesel industry is going through a deep crisis.

In several countries, including in biodiesel leader Germany, generous tax exemptions are being lifted and the green fuel now has to compete on the free market with petro-diesel. None of the major biodiesel producers on the continent succeeds in producing an affordable fuel. The result: demand has dropped considerably and plants are operating well below their capacity. Some are warning the industry faces collapse.
At the same time, Brazil and Argentina are going full steam ahead in producing plant-based diesel substitutes that are cheaper than the fossil fuel variant

Biodiesel to be on agenda of Lula-Bush meeting
Xinhua - Beijing,China
10 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Saturday that he will discuss the issue of biodiesel at his meeting with US President ...

Fungus in Biodiesel Fuel Tank Slows Down School Buses
WANE - Ft Wayne,IN,USA
District spokesman Ron Kirkpatrick says fungal and bacterial growths were found in the main biodiesel tank used to fuel up the district's buses. ...

Volkswagen showcasing Clean TDI, Biodiesel, and Hydrogen
Business Portal 24 (press release) - Bad Lausick,Sachseri,Germany
Volkswagen is showcasing a series of vehicles with lower environmental impact at the Designing Sustainable Mobility Summit, held at Art Center College of ...

NSA applauds introduction of pro-biodiesel tax incentive
High Plains Journal - Dodge City,KS,USA
Legislative Bill 343 provides a taxpayer who makes an investment in a biodiesel facility to receive a non refundable income tax credit. ...

Agri panel endorses biodiesel incentives, state butterfly bill
Arkansas News - Little Rock,AR,USA
LITTLE ROCK - A House committee Friday endorsed legislation that would create financial incentives for the production and distribution of biodiesel fuel in ...

Advanced Plant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Completion of ...
Genetic Engineering News (press release) - New Rochelle,NY,USA
World Health Energy's proposed biodiesel production plants are expected to be designed to produce biodiesel that complies to or exceeds international ...

Soy growers ask higher US support, biodiesel aid
Reuters - USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress should increase soybean subsidies and provide a biodiesel incentive payment to encourage development of the renewable fuel, ...

40 percent of biodiesel now quality-certified
eTrucker - USA
Seventeen major biodiesel producers, representing 40 percent of the market, are now certified as meeting the National Biodiesel

Eastern Wash. farm to supply canola to westside biodiesel plant
Capital Press (subscription) - Salem,OR,USA
30, Natural Selection made its first delivery of 6000 gallons of canola oil to Imperium's Seattle biodiesel facility. For John Plaza, president and founder ...

Extensive land and variety of feedstock facilitates growth of ...
Biofuel Review - Rolvenden,Kent,UK
In terms of biodiesel Brazil has an enormous potential of becoming a leading country and in Latin America it appears as the main biodiesel supplier, ...

Volkswagen Showcases Clean TDI, Biodiesel and Hydrogen at ...
Grainnet - Decatur,IL,USA
As this vision unfolds, attendees and Art Center students are being provided the unique experience of driving VW models running on biodiesel, ...

Safe Renewables Corp. Increases Number of Biodiesel Retail Pumps ...
Grainnet - Decatur,IL,USA
The addition of biodiesel fueling pumps at an increasing number of San Antonio area Petro Pantry convenience stores gives local diesel drivers the ability ...

Biodiesel seeded by big crop yields
Seattle Post Intelligencer - Seattle,WA,USA
One of the big hurdles with the push toward ethanol and biodiesel is that US farmers can't produce enough crops to actually make a dent in the oil needs of ...
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