BY 2030, every heavy-duty truck in the United States could be fueled with a 20% (B20) biodiesel blend. Reaching that milestone will take a lot of work, but it can be done. A number of factors make biodiesel a good fit as an alternative fuel for the trucking industry. The fuel is very similar to petroleum-based diesel and can be used without engine modifications. Biodiesel offers similar fuel economy,
Biodiesel carving out a niche in trucking
WITH crude oil climbing above $55 a barrel, such alternative fuels as biodiesel are getting a closer look. Biodiesel, in particular, seems to be carving out a niche as a promising new fuel for heavy-duty vehicles. However, customers and distributors still have a lot of questions about biodiesel and its potential for the marketplace. Russ Teall, president of Biodiesel Industries, provided some answers
SPURRED by federal and state tax incentives, demand for biodiesel is on the rise. Storage terminal operators would do well to get prepared. This was the message from Paul Nazzaro, Advanced Fuel Solutions Inc, at the Independent Liquid Terminals Association's 25th annual International Operating Conference June 6-8 in Houston, Texas. He provided a detailed update on the status of biodiesel. One of the
Biodiesel production breaks 1 billion gallon mark
The US biodiesel industry reached a key milestone by producing more than one billion gallons of fuel in 2011, according to year-end numbers released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on January 28.
Biodiesel leaders seek enhanced quality control in Minnesota
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and Minnesota Biodiesel Council (MBC) presented an action plan to the Minnesota Department of Commerce to increase quality control measures and ensure that only high-grade biodiesel is released into the state's diesel fuel pool. The recommendations include calling for all biodiesel producers to become accredited under the industry's quality assurance program. Minnesota
biodiesel is not the death knell for the largely petroleum-based diesel fuels industry.
Despite all the hype about biodiesel as an alternative fuel source, biodiesel is not the death knell for the largely petroleum-based diesel fuels industry.
Biodiesel gains popularity with fuel oil distributors | BIOHEAT, New England Fuel Institute
BIOHEAT is more than the latest green word being splashed about by the fuel oil industry. Witness a morning session at the New England Fuel Institute Business Conference dedicated to the subject: Our customers are demanding it, said Stephan Chase of Alliance Energy, who began delivering biofuel (a mix of biodiesel and fuel oil) to customers more than four years ago. Bob Warren of Fisher Churchill
Biodiesel sells at same price as regular diesel
The National Biodiesel Board (www.biodiesel.org) reports that a pump station in Midvale UT is selling a 2% blend of biodiesel (B-2) for the same price as regular diesel fuel. Although more than 300 pumps sell biodiesel nationwide, this marks the first time a biodiesel blend has been offered at regular diesel prices in the United States. The station, Dal Soglio Sinclair in Midvale, sells a 2% blend
Biodiesel blend specs provided on website
ASTM International has officially published the biodiesel blend specifications on its website www.astm.org for general use. New biodiesel blend specifications include: ASTM D975-08a, Specification for Diesel Fuel Oils used for on- and off-road diesel applications; revised to include requirements for up to 5% biodiesel. ASTM D396-08b, Specification for Fuel Oils used for home heating and boiler applications;
Biodiesel Use Could Make Fossil-Based Energy Reserves Last Four Times Longer
Biodiesel provides an immediate opportunity to conserve energy because every gallon of biodiesel fuel used in place of ordinary petroleum-based diesel fuel could extend non-renewable fossil energy reserves by four times, according to Joe Jobe, executive director of the National Biodiesel Board. Jobe cited a United States Department of Energy life-cycle analysis, which finds that biodiesel has a 3.2-to-1
Biodiesel Provides Opportunity for Energy Conservation
Biodiesel provides an immediate opportunity to conserve energy because every gallon of biodiesel fuel used in place of ordinary petroleum-based diesel fuel has the potential of extending non-renewable fossil energy reserves by four times, according to Joe Jobe, executive director of the National Biodiesel Board, Jefferson City, Missouri. The National Biodiesel Board is funded in part by the United
Biodiesel production reaches monthly high
US biodiesel production reached a new monthly high of 81 million gallons in June 2011, according to the latest Environmental Protection Agency statistics. This marks a third consecutive month of record volumes and continuing a turnaround in which biodiesel production in the first half of 2011 has already eclipsed production for all of 2010.
Biodiesel returns more energy than ever: study
Biodiesel is better than ever at harnessing the power of the sun and turning it into fuel
Biodiesel board cheers growing fuel use
Cummins Inc is the latest of the truck engine makers to announce a biodiesel decision for use in its 2002 and later emission-compliant products
Biodiesel tax incentive creating jobs, economic productivity
The US biodiesel tax incentive is working as intended to create jobs across the country and reduce America's dependence on foreign oil, according to testimony submitted by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Thursday to the House of Representative Ways and Means Committee.
National Biodiesel Conference
US BIODIESEL producers have been challenged to add enough new capacity between now and 2015 to meet at least five percent of the US diesel demand.
Biodiesel plant coming to Indiana
Evergreen Renewables LLC, a National Biodiesel Board member, has completed a deal to bring the first operating biodiesel plant to Indiana. Located at Wolf Lake Terminals in Hammond, the facility will cost approximately $10 million, and will initially produce 5 million gallons of biodiesel per year made exclusively from soybean oil. The group aims to start producing biodiesel in the first quarter of
SOME TANK truck fleets haul biodiesel, and others fuel their vehicles with biodiesel blends. The owners of Grammer Industries, an Indiana-based tank truck carrier, went a step further and built their own biodiesel plant. Operating under the name Integrity Biofuels, the Morristown, Indiana, plant held its grand opening at the beginning of August. Reportedly, this is the first biodiesel plant to come
Biodiesel industry sets production record
The US biodiesel industry has set a record for annual production, according to the latest US Environmental Protection Agency figures, proving the power that strong domestic energy policy has in creating jobs and boosting the economy
Biodiesel support urged by scientists, National Biodiesel Board (NBB) says | Bulk Transporter
A group of scientists are endorsing the use of biodiesel and encouraging their peers to add their support, according to information from the National Biodiesel Board (NBB)