Biodiesel Use

September 13, 2017

New York governor signs bill requiring biodiesel in heating oil

BY The National Biodiesel Board Legislation signed Sept. 13 by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo requires Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties to follow New York City's lead by blending at least 5 percent biodiesel (B5) into all home heating oil sold by July 1, 2018. READ MORE

September 13, 2017

Geneva International Airport to incorporate biojet fuel next year

BY Neste Corp. By late next year, renewable jet fuel will comprise at least 1 percent of the annual jet fuel consumption for aircraft operations from Geneva International Airport. The Switzerland-based airport had 16.5 million passengers in 2016. READ MORE

September 07, 2017

Biodiesel improves air quality at Great Smoky Mtns. Nat'l Park

BY The National Biodiesel Board In 2016, the park's biodiesel use resulted in a 15 percent reduction in carbon dioxide; 12 percent reduction in carbon monoxide; 20 percent reduction in both hydrocarbon and sulfur dioxide; and a 12 percent reduction in particulate matter. READ MORE

August 11, 2017

Opinion: The Noble Fight

BY Ron KotrbaFrom the Summer 2017 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, editor Ron Kotrba writes in his editor's note that, even though the year started out rougher than many had hoped, there is a very good chance the year will end stronger than it began. READ MORE

August 10, 2017

In Depth: CFIs Help Make Biodiesel Fit for Purpose, Price-competitive

BY Alex Tsay Evonik's Viscoplex CFIs can improve the low-temperature properties of FAMEs by controlling the waxy structures formed at low temperatures. This is made possible by their ability to co-crystallize with the saturated methyl esters in the FAME solution. READ MORE

August 09, 2017

German biodiesel sales stagnate despite higher GHG quota

BY UFOP Despite Germany's GHG reduction requirement increase from 3.5 to 4 percent, biodiesel consumption has fallen this year compared to last. This can be explained by biodiesel's improved GHG reduction profile and a well-intended but misaligned policy. READ MORE

August 01, 2017

State officials say Minnesota ready to move to B20 next year

BY Ron KotrbaMinnesota, the first U.S. state to mandate biodiesel use in 2005, is making history once again as state officials have determined that the increase from 10 to 20 percent biodiesel content in diesel fuel will take effect as planned May 1, 2018. READ MORE

July 26, 2017

CARB certifies new ADF-compliant biodiesel additive

BY The National Biodiesel Board The new additive ensures compliance with the Jan. 1, 2018, implementation of CARB's Alternative Diesel Fuel Regulation. A 20 percent blend of biodiesel with VESTA 1000 reduced NOx by 1.9 percent and PM by 18 percent compared to CARB diesel. READ MORE

July 07, 2017

REG applauds Illinois lawmakers for extending biodiesel incentive

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. The Illinois House followed earlier action by the Senate to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a tax package extending the excise tax exemption for B11 and higher biodiesel blends through 2023. The incentive was set to expire at the end of 2018. READ MORE