Biodiesel Use

June 30, 2020

Iowa governor signs bill extending biofuel tax differential

BY Ron KotrbaIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed legislation June 30 that extends the tax differential for higher blends of biodiesel and ethanol. She also announced an additional $7 million in federal funding for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program. READ MORE

June 25, 2020

Circular-economy partnership formed in the Netherlands

BY Ron KotrbaUsed cooking oil (UCO) from McDonald’s Netherlands will be turned into renewable diesel by Neste, and then the fuel will be used to power HAVI trucks that both collect UCO from and deliver goods to McDonald’s restaurants in the Netherlands. READ MORE

June 24, 2020

DC Public Works expands B100 use with Optimus Technologies system

BY Optimus Technologies The D.C. Department of Public Works increased the number of heavy-duty fleet vehicles capable of running on B100 by installing Optimus Technologies’ Vector System onto 17 new refuse trucks. The DPW began its evaluation of the technology in 2018. READ MORE

June 22, 2020

Biodiesel improving air quality in Chicago parks

BY The Illinois Soybean Association As Chicago residents begin to resume outdoor activities, they can expect to breathe a little easier. That’s because the Chicago Park District is working to improve air quality by fueling park refuse haulers with 100 percent biodiesel (B100). READ MORE

June 16, 2020

Iowa Legislature funds state’s biofuel infrastructure program

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association The Iowa Legislature authorized another year of funding June 14 for the cost-share biofuel infrastructure program, a move that ensures access to biofuels will continue to grow throughout Iowa. The program has led to millions in private investment. READ MORE

June 04, 2020

Iowa Legislature extends fuel tax incentive for biodiesel blends

BY The Iowa Biodiesel Board Originally enacted in 2015, the successful policy has increased the number of retailers carrying biodiesel in Iowa almost threefold, improving availability for consumers while contributing to the state’s economy, including hard-hit farmers. READ MORE

May 20, 2020

Modernizing US truck fleet should be key component of recovery

BY The Diesel Technology Forum As policymakers debate future economic stimulus packages as part of a COVID-19 recovery plan, suspending the federal excise tax through 2021 for new heavy-duty truck purchases will deliver immediate results to the U.S. economy and environment. READ MORE

April 27, 2020

2020 FEW moved to Omaha, date changed to Aug. 24-26

BY BBI International BBI International has moved the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo and co-located Biodiesel Production Technology Summit to Omaha Aug. 24-26 due to COVID-19. The events were originally scheduled to be held in Minneapolis this June. READ MORE

April 21, 2020

Chicago suburban fleets recognized for B20 use

BY Illinois Soybean Association Two Chicago-area fleets rank among the 100 Best Fleets in the Americas, an annual list of the top public fleets in North and South America. Both fleets fuel their diesel vehciles with B20, according to the Illinois Soybean Association. READ MORE