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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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Renewable Diesel vs. Biodiesel

There are many different types of green fuels and a number of questions arise when determining what falls under the umbrella of clean or green diesel. In particular, there is a lot of confusion about the difference between renewable diesel and biodiesel.

Busy Truck Stop Finds Success with Biofuels

Fontana Truck Stop Center has found that offering renewable fuels is one way to stand out, so they sell biodiesel blends and a blend of biodiesel and renewable hydrocarbon diesel (RHD) at its diesel islands.

Going Beyond Electric and Natural Gas

Electric and natural gas vehicles are the most well-known alternatives to diesel, but here’s a look at other alternative fuels that may be in the running for certain truck applications.

For Tankers, 'Vapor Recovery' Works Two Ways

He stood at an open pipe at the tanker and held his hand in front of it, checking air as it flowed inside. During product loading, vapor-laden air is drawn out of the tanker to keep it from bursting.

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.

Mesilla Valley Transportation Swears by Its B20 Biodiesel Blend

While biodiesel mandates have probably done more to build resistance to its use than win over its skeptics, some fleets, like Mesilla Valley Transportation, report high levels of success with the fuel.

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.

Emerging Technologies Enlarging Playing Field for Biofuel

The face of biofuels is changing, and more than one company is responsible.

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.