Biodiesel Use

October 09, 2019

National voter poll shows strong support for RFS, biodiesel use

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board released results Oct. 9 of a national poll of registered voters to measure awareness of and attitudes toward biodiesel and federal policies. The results show a candidate’s support for biodiesel can influence votes. READ MORE

September 18, 2019

Charlotte Water reduces GHG emissions with renewable diesel

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Charlotte Water, the largest public water and wastewater utility in the Southeast, is expanding its commitment to environmental sustainability with a pilot project to run dozens of its vehicles on cleaner-burning renewable diesel produced by REG. READ MORE

September 17, 2019

Heating oil industry commits to net-zero emissions by 2050

BY New England Fuel Institute The Northeast’s heating oil industry has resolved to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050. The new resolution calls for a 15 percent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2023, a 40 percent reduction by 2030, and net-zero-carbon emissions by 2050. READ MORE

September 11, 2019

Cape Cod Biofuels founder receives environmental merit award

BY Ron KotrbaAndrew Davison, founder of Cape Cod Biofuels, was presented an environmental merit award by the U.S. EPA Sept. 10 for his unique, circular biodiesel business model that improves the air and water and increases energy and community resilience. READ MORE

August 30, 2019

DC Dept. of Public Works receives award for fleet use of biofuels

BY DC Department of Public Works On Aug. 28, Washington, D.C.’s Department of Public Works, on behalf of the Bowser administration, received a Fleet Leadership Award for its use of clean fuels in district vehicles by the Greater Washington Clean Cities Coalition. READ MORE

August 28, 2019

Neste opens 3 additional cardlock fueling sites in California

BY Ron KotrbaNeste has opened three new commercial fueling sites in California where drivers can refuel on the company’s branded renewable diesel. The three new sites in San Jose, Keyes and Ripon follow the opening of the San Leandro fueling station in March. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

Neste introduces IMO 2020 fuel, announces new US partnership

BY Ron KotrbaNeste Corp. announced it will introduce a new fuel, Neste Marine 0.5, in the fourth quarter of this year, helping shippers comply with the IMO 2020 sulfur cap of 0.5 percent. The company also announced a partnership with McCall Companies in Oregon. READ MORE

August 10, 2019

Biodiesel industry condemns EPA’s grant of 31 new RFS exemptions

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board condemned the U.S. EPA’s granting of 31 retroactive small refinery exemptions for 2018 as a fundamental failure to uphold the RFS. The Trump administration’s actions represent a fundamental betrayal, according to the NBB. READ MORE

August 06, 2019

Brazil’s ANP approves B15, raises minimum biodiesel level to 11%

BY Ron KotrbaBrazil’s National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) announced Aug. 6 it has approved the sale and use of B15 and that, come Sept. 1, it is increasing the minimum biodiesel content required in diesel fuel from 10 to 11 percent. READ MORE

August 06, 2019

Finnair offers biofuel flights from San Francisco to Helsinki

BY Finnair On both Aug. 5 and Aug. 7, the Finnair flight departing San Francisco Airport bound for Helsinki, Finland, will be flown with a biofuel mix of 12 percent, reducing the total C02 emissions for the two flights by approximately 32 tons. READ MORE

July 23, 2019

‘Indomitus’ making its final appearance at Bandit Big Rig Series

BY The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council After more than a year in the North Star State, “Indomitus,” the truck built by the stars of Discovery’s Diesel Brothers, is returning to the DieselSellerz. Before the truck departs Minnesota, Indomitus is taking a final victory lap July 27. READ MORE

July 12, 2019

Opinion: Making Connections in Biodiesel

BY Donnell Rehagen Trade shows and conferences are in full swing, with industry professionals pouring in to talk about what the future has in store. With all the talk being about carbon reduction and cleaner emissions, the future means biodiesel and renewable diesel. READ MORE

July 12, 2019

Inside NBB: Sustaining Environmental Stewardship with Biodiesel

BY The National Biodiesel Board With continued and increased consumer interest in sustainable products, the National Biodiesel Board is taking the opportunity to spotlight biodiesel and its many ecofriendly benefits. READ MORE

June 17, 2019

Virgin Australia hits 1 million km milestone flying Gevo’s SAJF

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo announced that Virgin Australia has used Gevo’s sustainable aviation jet fuel to power 1 million kilometers of flights, for all aircraft operating in and out of Brisbane Airport when the fuel was put through the general fuel supply system. READ MORE

June 07, 2019

Dave Matthews Band designated UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador

BY The UN Environment Programme For its powerful environmental advocacy and engagement of its fan base to take action for the planet, the UN Environment Programme has designated Dave Matthews Band as a Goodwill Ambassador. Biodiesel is an integral part of the band’s efforts. READ MORE

June 06, 2019

United Airlines makes history June 5 with ‘Flight for the Planet’

BY Erin VoegeleUnited Airlines’ Flight for the Planet June 5 is the most ecofriendly commercial flight of its kind in aviation history. The flight was fueled with biofuel and featured zero carbon waste efforts, carbon offsetting and operational efficiencies. READ MORE

June 06, 2019

Neste, PANYNJ collaborate to facilitate use of sustainable fuels

BY Neste Corp. Renewable diesel and biojet fuel producer Neste Corp. and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have signed a memorandum of understanding on its joint sustainable fuel initiative to ultimately increase use of biofuels in fleets and equipment. READ MORE

May 30, 2019

NYC chief fleet officer awarded for sustainability efforts

BY Ron KotrbaKeith Kerman, New York City’s chief fleet officer and deputy commissioner for the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services, was honored May 23 with a Sloan Public Service Award for his extensive environmental and sustainability efforts. READ MORE

May 23, 2019

United Airlines, World Energy renew biojet fuel supply contract

BY Ron KotrbaUnited Airlines renewed its biojet fuel supply contract with World Energy, which will deliver up to 10 million gallons of aviation biofuel over the next two years. United Airlines uses the biofuel in every flight departing its Los Angeles hub. READ MORE

May 22, 2019

Heavy-duty diesels deliver climate benefits along with freight

BY The Diesel Technology Forum The future for diesel technologies in freight transportation is bright, even as alternatives enter the market, thanks to improving efficiency, even lower emissions, advanced biofuel capabilities and unique combination of value for moving freight. READ MORE

May 22, 2019

Alt fuels displace 3.3 billion gallons of petro diesel under LCFS

BY The California Air Resources Board New data from CARB indicates that the LCFS continues to drive production of a growing volume of cleaner transportation fuels for California consumers. To date almost 3.3 billion gallons of petro diesel have been displaced by low-carbon alternatives. READ MORE

May 21, 2019

Japan Engine, NYK Line cooperate in marine biofuel test

BY Ron KotrbaAdding to the growing number of shipping firms that have commenced biofuels testing to meet IMO regulations and initiatives, Japan Engine Corp. announced it is now collaborating with NYK Line to begin testing marine biofuel provided by GoodFuels. READ MORE

May 20, 2019

Air BP, Neste offer biojet fuel at airports in Sweden, France

BY Air BP Air BP announced it is offering sustainable aviation fuel to general and business aviation customers and aircraft manufacturers at Stockholm Arlanda airport in Sweden and Caen Carpiquet airport in France. The biojet fuel is produced by Neste Corp. READ MORE

May 16, 2019

Biodiesel ambassador named to Mich. Environmental Hall of Fame

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board applauds biodiesel ambassador Chris Case for his lifetime commitment to environmental stewardship, which has earned him a place in the Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame. An induction ceremony took place May 15. READ MORE

May 13, 2019

National Biodiesel Foundation tours NYC’s sustainable side

BY Paul Winters The National Biodiesel Foundation hosted a small group of congressional staffers April 26 on a tour of New York City. The annual tour educates congressional staff about the city’s use of biodiesel as a key part of meeting its environmental goals. READ MORE

April 18, 2019

Neste expands partnership with city of Oakland, California

BY Ron KotrbaNeste announced an expanded partnership with the city of Oakland, California, in which waste oil from the city is being collected and shipped overseas to Singapore for processing into renewable diesel, after which Neste will ship the biofuel back. READ MORE

April 16, 2019

Biodiesel more cost competitive under Canada’s new carbon tax

BY Ron KotrbaCanada’s federal government implemented a carbon pollution tax on fuels this month, and while the tax means consumers and truckers will pay more for fossil fuels at the pump, it also means higher biodiesel blends are becoming more cost competitive. READ MORE

April 09, 2019

New study exposes absurdity of NWF land use change claims

BY The Renewable Fuels Association A new study published in the academic journal Biomass and Bioenergy exposes the fatal methodological flaws and erroneous conclusions regarding biofuels and land use change (LUC) found in recent studies paid for by the National Wildlife Federation. READ MORE

April 02, 2019

UK biodiesel consumption hits new record in 2018

BY Erin VoegeleEthanol consumption increased 2.6 percent, from 753 million liters in 2017 to 773 million liters in 2018. Biodiesel consumption increased by 65 percent, from 697 million liters in 2017 to 1.152 billion liters in 2018—a new record high. READ MORE

April 02, 2019

Panalpina Singapore goes green with biodiesel trucks for L’Oréal

BY Panalpina Singapore Panalpina Singapore debuted new biodiesel trucks to serve its global customer L’Oréal Travel Retail Asia Pacific in alignment with L’Oréal’s sustainability program—Sharing Beauty with All. L’Oréal’s suppliers must participate in the program by 2020. READ MORE