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January 17, 2017

GM Growing Lineup of B20 Biodiesel Vehicles

General Motors' lineup of 19 diesel-powered vehicles will reach 20 with the launch of its new Class 4 to 5 straight truck it's co-developing with Navistar – all of them approved for use with B20, a blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% ultra-low sulfur diesel.

May 19, 2016

EPA Proposes Modest Renewable Fuel Increase for 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed slight increases to the amount of ethanol and biofuels that fuel producers must add to gasoline and diesel in 2017.

February 23, 2016

Mercedez-Benz OKs Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil Biodiesel for Trucks

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has approved an alternative biodiesel fuel known as hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) for its trucks with heavy-duty (OM 470 or OM 471) engines as well as medium-duty (OM 936 or OM 934) variants.

December 22, 2015

New Zealand Begins Producing Biodiesel

Z Energy’s efforts to reduce New Zealand’s reliance on fossil fuels have reached a milestone with the installation of a biodiesel distillation column at New Zealand’s first commercial scale biodiesel plant in Wiri, Auckland.

December 3, 2015

EPA Finalizes Volumes for Biofuel Blending

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency has finalized the volume requirements under its Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for blending with the nation's fuel supply that includes increases from existing levels but falls short of expectations from producers.

September 25, 2015

CARB Tightens Fuel Emission Rules

The California Air Resources Board has opted to “readopt” a Low Carbon Fuel Standard that requires a 10 percent reduction in the “carbon intensity of transportation fuels” by 2020.

June 30, 2015

VW: Renewable Diesel Performance Matches Traditional Diesel

Renewable diesel can offer the same performance of traditional crude-based diesel, Volkswagen has determined after running two TDI cars for 134,000 miles of testing.

March 23, 2015

Biodiesel Imports Plummet 36 Percent

After reaching record levels in 2013, United States imports of biomass-based diesel fuel (both biodiesel and renewable diesel) fell 36 percent, to 333 million gallons in 2014.

March 2, 2015

UAE Companies Sign Biofuels Agreement

Lootah biofuels, a fully owned subsidiary of the SS Lootah group and Emirates Transguard, a security service provider will collaborate on a new initiative to support a sustainable fuel produced from used cooking oil for the latter’s vehicles in the UAE.

February 5, 2015

Dubai Adopts Biodiesel for Municipal Vehicles

Dubai Municipality has signed an agreement with Neutral Fuels LLC to replace diesel in its vehicles with clean biodiesel, making Dubai a leading global city in the adoption of biodiesel.

October 29, 2014

Green Fleet Conference Panel Debunks Alt-Fuel Misconceptions

Dirty diesel? Dangerous natural gas? Expensive propane stations? Some myths and misconceptions about alternative fuels were debunked in a fun late-night talk show format Wednesday at the Green Fleet Conference in Schaumburg, Ill.

October 6, 2014

Asia-Pacific Strongest Market for Biofuel Growth

The Asia-Pacific region will see the strongest growth in the use of ethanol and biodiesel by 2018, according to a report by London-based analyst Frost & Sullivan.

August 28, 2014

Biodiesel Producers Say Delay in Biofuel Mandate Harms Industry

After running nine months behind schedule, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency submitted its final rule for the 2014 renewable fuel standard to the White House.

April 16, 2014

New Zealand Energy Company to Build Biodiesel Facility

Z Energy plans to spend $21 million to build a biodiesel production facility in New Zealand's capital city of Wellington. Z Energy plans to use tallow as feedstock for the new plant.

April 2, 2014

Scania Adds Another Biodiesel Option for Euro 6 Trucks

Scania is adding another environmentally oriented alternative to its palette with Euro 6 certified truck engines. The Scania 16L, 580 hp V-8 engine can now be ordered in a configuration with up to 100 percent biodiesel operation (EN 14214) in the R-series.

March 18, 2014

Biodiesel Seeing Wider Adoption in U.S.

Soybean oil remains the leading feedstock in biodiesel in 2013, making up more than half of all biomass resources used to produce biodiesel, according to federal data released this week.

March 11, 2014

Finnish Fleet Testing Wood-Based Diesel

Fleet tests of UPM BioVerno at the VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland showed that the wood-based diesel fuel performs as well as traditional diesel variants.

February 18, 2014

Legislation Restoring Federal Biodiesel Incentives Introduced

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. to reinstate a tax incentive that expired at the end of 2013 when it comes to the production of domestic biodiesel fuel.

January 9, 2014

Clean Diesel Trucks, Cars Fuel DC Sustainability

The essential role and the fuel-savings and emissions benefits of new clean diesel technology were highlighted recently by the Diesel Technology Forum in a statement before the District of Columbia (D.C.) City Council on the Omnibus D.C. Sustainability Act.

September 17, 2013

LEC Acquires Stake in Neutral Fuels to Develop Biodiesel Program for Asia Pacific/Middle East/Africa Region

These funds will be used in the deployment of closed-loop biorefineries throughout the Asia Pacific/Middle East/Africa region as part of the McDonald's Restaurants’ used cooking oil biodiesel program.

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