Scania to introduce B100 busses 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%.
Indonesia to raise biodiesel mandate to 25%
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 ...
How biodiesel can solve fleets' lubricity problems
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 ...
Minnesota reshapes energy landscape with seismic shift to B20
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 are ready for B100 biodiesel
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 ...
Government report strengthens consensus on biodiesel benefits
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 ...
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
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 yearsA 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.
Global Biodiesel Catalyst Market 2017: Dupont, DOW, Camera Agricultura, TSS Group and BASF
The up-to-date research report on Global Biodiesel Catalyst Market portrays a detailed fundamental market overview which is fueled by deep research ...
Getting started with biodiesel fuel
Once fleets hear the economic, performance and emissions benefits of biodiesel, it often becomes clear to them why they should give the renewable ...
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 conceptUPM 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 Five Common biodiesel myths busted
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.
|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....
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, ...
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 ...
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
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
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. ...
showcasing Clean TDI, Biodiesel, and
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 ...
applauds introduction of pro-biodiesel tax
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
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
eTrucker - USA
Seventeen major biodiesel producers, representing 40 percent of the market, are now certified as meeting the National Biodiesel
Wash. farm to supply canola to westside biodiesel
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, ...
Showcases Clean TDI, Biodiesel and Hydrogen
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, ...
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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