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CARB Approves New Renewable Diesel Blend

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. unveiled a new renewable fuel blend that is a combination of biodiesel and renewable diesel and is California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved.

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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.

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.

Winery Runs Eco-Friendly Biodiesel Fleet

With favorable fuel prices compared to diesel and local availability, biodiesel is a smart way for Willamette Valley Vineyards to help the environment.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.