Biodiesel

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April 2, 2014

Ontario Issues Biodiesel Mandates

The Ontario, Canada government has issued new regulations imposing a provincial biodiesel mandate that came into force April 1.

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 3, 2014

Congress Allows Biodiesel Tax Incentive to Lapse Again

Congress has allowed a biodiesel tax incentive to lapse at year’s end. The $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax incentive expired on Dec. 31. The biodiesel incentive also expired in 2010 and 2012.

December 5, 2013

Biodiesel Producers Air Concerns About Proposed Cutbacks

Biodiesel producers continue to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to cut the volume of renewable fuels next year. At a Thursday hearing, producers told the agency that the planned cutback threatens investments that already have been made and could lead to layoffs.

November 18, 2013

EPA Proposes to Cut Renewable Fuel Requirements

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to cut the volume of renewable fuels next year. The agency is required to set annual standards for cellulosic, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel and total renewables. It gave two reasons why it needs to reduce the percentage of these fuels next year.

October 7, 2013

Minnesota Increasing Biodiesel Blend

Minnesota is moving toward increasing the amount of biodiesel that’s blended into diesel fuel sold in the state during the warmer months of the year.

October 3, 2013

Biodiesel: A Drop-in Solution for Going Green

While natural gas has pushed its way to center stage in the alternative fuels discussion, the investment in equipment and infrastructure make it less than appealing to many fleets. However, anyone who is currently running on diesel fuel can easily switch to a greener alternative without that type of up-front investment. They simply have to fill up their fuel tank with biodiesel.

September 19, 2013

Truckers Supposedly Aware of Biodiesel Scheme, Six Indicted

Truck drivers supposedly knew of an alleged fuel scheme involving fraud in biofuels was going on but may not have said a word.

September 9, 2013

NYC Passes Law Requiring Use of Biodiesel Blend Fuel in City Fleet Vehicles

New York City has passed a new law requires the City fleet to use a B5 biodiesel blend in its vehicles beginning July 1, 2014 and a B20 blend starting July 1, 2016, from April to November each year, according to the Renewable Energy Group. This new law will affect approximately 6,000 vehicles, according to REG.

July 31, 2013

U.S. Biodiesel Production Reached Record Level in May

U.S. biodiesel production in May 2013 reached a record level of 111 million gallons, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on July 30.

July 25, 2013

Biodiesel on Pace for Record Year

Boosted by strong federal policy aimed at diversifying the transportation fuels market, the U.S. biodiesel industry reached a new production record for the first half of the year and is on pace for its best year ever, according to new EPA figures.

May 20, 2013

Running an Alternative-fueled Fleet

Want to get a handle on alternative fuels? Talk with someone who uses them. One person is Melvin Rose, fleet manager for Monroe County in western New York, which surrounds Rochester. The county has 700 vehicles, from compact cars to Class 8 trucks. All run on ethanol-gasoline blends, biodiesel, compressed natural gas or propane, and Rose loves to talk about them.

April 3, 2013

Much More Iowa Fuel Contains Biodiesel

A new report from the Iowa state Department of Revenue says biodiesel made from plant oil or animal fat is blended with more than 42% of all diesel sold in the Hawkeye State.

March 7, 2013

Companies Report Success for Algae Biodiesel Pilot Project

Renewable-fuel retailer Propel Fuels and biofuel maker Solazyme report good results from their 30-day pilot program of an algae-derived biodiesel, called Soladiesel.

February 5, 2013

Biodiesel Board Goal: 10% of Diesel Market in 10 Years

The National Biodiesel Board announced a new goal Tuesday during the Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Las Vegas: 10% of the on-road diesel market by 2022. The Diesel Technology Forum has signed on to help the industry get there while making sure engines are protected.

January 2, 2013

Congress Votes to Reinstate Biodiesel Tax Incentive

The U.S. House Tuesday reinstated the biodiesel tax incentive for 2012 and 2013 as part of a year-end fiscal package that avoided the so-called "fiscal cliff." President Obama is expected to quickly sign the bill into law.

December 19, 2012

National Biodiesel Board Joins Diesel Technology Forum

The National Biodiesel Board, which represents more than 260 U.S. and international companies that produce and distribute renewable biodiesel fuel, is the newest allied member of the Diesel Technology Forum

November 27, 2012

Petroleum Industry Files Suit Challenging Biodiesel Mandate

UPDATED -- The American Petroleum Institute, which represents the petroleum industry, is suing the Environmental Protection Agency, challenging its mandate for the use of 1.28 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2013, a 28% increase from the 2012 requirement.

November 20, 2012

Algae-based Biodiesel For Sale in California

For what is being touted as the first time in history, algae-based biodiesel is available to consumers in a retail setting at various locations in the state of California

January 17, 2012

What Alternatives Are There to Diesel?

Once you start, the questions don't stop. Every answer begets another query. Sooner or later even some of the experts will pause, scratch their heads, and might even say something like, "Beats me.

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