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Mar 31, 2020
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Biodiesel News
Mar 30, 2020
A transport company has switched its entire fleet of more than 4,000 staff transport buses to biofuel in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint. ServeU, which employs more than 5,000 people to manage the facilities of 600 of the UAE’s biggest government departments, banks and hotels, has moved from fossil diesel to B20 biofuel, a blend of 100% pure biodiesel and regular... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 23, 2020
One of the world’s largest producers of renewable diesel has delayed crucial work at one of its refineries due to the coronavirus outbreak. Neste Porvoo has announced that the implementation of the major turnaround of the Porvoo refinery as originally planned was being halted and delayed. The Government of Finland has declared a state of emergency around the country... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 19, 2020
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) celebrated National Biodiesel Day this year by kicking off its 2020 vehicle branding programme with the theme “Biodiesel: Better. Cleaner. Now!” The NBB is encouraging biodiesel users to promote their use of biodiesel and share its benefits by applying for matching funds to be used for vehicle branding initiatives which may include... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 11, 2020
The world's leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel produced from waste and residue raw materials has agreed to acquire a collector and recycler of used cooking oil in the United States. The transaction by Neste for Mahoney Environment (Mahoney) is subject to the fulfillment of customary closing conditions and regulatory approval. “This is... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 6, 2020
The University of Southern California (USC) in the US has introduced compost collection bins at university-owned student housing, with collected waste to be used in the production of biofuels. Troy Hall and New North Residential College are the latest buildings to join the list, which already includes Marks Tower, Parkside Apartments, Nemirovsky and Bohnett residential... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 6, 2020
Norwegian short sea roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) shipping line UECC has partnered with marine biofuel producer GoodFuels to trial biofuel oil on its ro-ro vessel M/V Autosky. The three-month trial using GoodFuels’ Bio-Fuel Oil (MR1-100, or BFO) will test 3,000 metric tonnes of sustainable biofuel on the vehicle carrier. The bio-bunkering of the vessel, which will take... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 5, 2020
Biodiesel producers, soybean farmers and other supporters in Iowa have urged state lawmakers to extend a break in fuel tax for diesel that contains at least 11% biodiesel. To date, the policy has almost tripled the number of retailers selling biodiesel fuel in the US state of Iowa, increasing availability for consumers while boosting Iowa’s farmers and economy. The... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 5, 2020
CNH Industrial brand FPT Industrial is planning to explore the potential of macaúba as a feedstock for biodiesel production, with a view to scaling up production from this new source. Macaúba is a native palm tree to Brazil, the Caribbean and South Florida, which currently has multiple uses, including in construction, medical and cosmetic industries. More recently,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 5, 2020
Viva Energy Australia has teamed up with low-carbon fuels producer Gevo to investigate the feasibility of commercialising biofuels from regionally sourced resources within Australia. Commenting on the recently signed heads of agreement (HOA), Viva Energy CEO Scott Wyatt said: “Viva Energy has already shown a strong commitment in supporting biofuel initiatives around... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 5, 2020
Finland-based airline Finnair has partnered with renewable fuels producer Neste to increase it use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in its operations. The new partnership is expected to contribute to Finnair’s long-term target of becoming carbon neutral. SAF reduces carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by up to 80% compared to fossil fuels. “We are excited about... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 3, 2020
A resident of Colorado, US has been sentenced to 83 months in prison for his role in a biodiesel tax credit scheme, according to the Justice Department’s Tax Division. Court documents and statements report that Matthew Taylor and his co-conspirators defrauded the US by filing false claims for tax credits under the Renewable Fuels Standard, which encourages production... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 3, 2020
Researchers at the Canadian Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) have developed a new biodiesel production process that uses microbes, sewage sludge and a biofuel by-product. Professors Rajeshwar Dayal Tyagi and Patrick Drogui have come up with a new method that significantly reduces the cost of making microbial biodiesel from glucose using microorganisms,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 3, 2020
Brazil has increased the volume of biodiesel blended into diesel fuel at pump stations around the country from 11% to 12%, the country’s agency for petroleum, natural gas and biofuels (ANP) announced. The minimum percentage of biodiesel blended into diesel rose by 1% on 1 March 2020, with the maximum percentage remaining at 15%. This latest increase is in line... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 2, 2020
Belgium’s Jan De Nul Group has announced that it is considering switching its dredging vessels to 100% biofuel, following a successful trial last year. Since the end of 2019, the company’s first trailing suction hopper dredger has been operating in Zeebrugge, Belgium on biofuel – a certified sustainable substitute for fossil fuels that is made for waste feedstocks. Following... [Read More]


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