CSL concludes B100 biofuel tests with results showing 23% CO₂ reduction
Canada’s CSL Group, which operates dry bulk cargo handling vessels, has concluded the world’s longest-running test of B100 biodiesel on marine engines, with almost 30,000 running hours.
B100 is one step closer to being a reality for commercial fleet operations thanks to the results of a pilot program that tested the fuel in five class-8 over-the-road trucks
CSL to test second generation biodiesel on half its fleet
Brazil approves B15 and raises blending minimum to B11
Brazil’s National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) announced it has approved the sale and use of B15 biodiesel and is raising the minimum blend of the fuel from 10% to 11%, from September.
According to new data gathered from the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program run by the California Air Resources Board, biodiesel and ...
How to keep your fuel storage tanks clean and dry
One reason biodiesel got its false reputation regarding microbial issues is the reduction of sulfur compounds in diesel fuel.
Biodiesel can help reduce injector deposit formationModern 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.
LSU grad student uses E. coli to create biodiesel feedstock
“The main feedstocks used in the U.S. for biodiesel are soybean and [distillers] corn oil,” she said. “The actual production is enough to feed us, but you ...
Renewable Fuels Market with Top 20 Countries data Geographic Segmentation, Statistical ...
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Running your fleet on biodiesel is easier than you may think
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 ...
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 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....
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 ...
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