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Scania prepares to launch biodiesel hybrid trucks on electric highway

Scania prepares to launch biodiesel hybrid trucks on electric highway

June 23, 2016 |

In Sweden, Outside Gävle in central Sweden, the last preparations are being made at the test strip for an electrically powered truck from Scania operating under real traffic conditions. During the two-year test period, the electric truck will perform normal transportation assignments for Ernsts Express, a mid-sized logistics company in central Sweden. The truck can […]

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Irish and French companies teamed to supply biodiesel for Euro 2016 football stadium lighting

Irish and French companies teamed to supply biodiesel for Euro 2016 football stadium lighting

June 23, 2016 |

In Ireland, Greentech Biofuels, an Irish Company based in Kildare, Ireland specializing in green energy solutions, teamed up with Saint Etienne Metropole and Ondaine Agro in order to bring biofuel-powered floodlights to one of the stadiums hosting Euro 2016. The three organizations joined forces to produce large amounts of biodiesel which were used to keep […]

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ALUR signs deal to export another 140,000 liters of UCO biodiesel to Holland

ALUR signs deal to export another 140,000 liters of UCO biodiesel to Holland

June 23, 2016 |

In Uruguay, ALUR has signed a deal to export 140,000 liters of UCO biodiesel to the Netherlands. Holland is the country’s first export market, with 100,000 liters exported in December and another 120,000 liters exported in March. Had the UCO from the most recent shipment not be turned into biodiesel, the oil could have potentially […]

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Seville to trial UCO biodiesel in urban bus fleet as part of EU project

Seville to trial UCO biodiesel in urban bus fleet as part of EU project

June 23, 2016 |

In Spain, part of Seville’s urban bus fleet will trial UCO biodiesel as part of an EU-funded life project that aims to encourage residents to recycle cooking oil rather than throwing it out. A pilot biodiesel facility will be built in the town of Gereza and the fuel will be tested for quality and then […]

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US biodiesel industry suffering despite bumper soy crop

US biodiesel industry suffering despite bumper soy crop

June 22, 2016 |

In California, the US biodiesel industry continues to be drowned out by steadily growing imports from Singapore, Argentina and South Korea despite a huge soy crop that has feedstock low enough to make production competitive and bring back the 1.5 billion gallons of installed capacity that have been idled. Last year, 31% of the 1.73 […]

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Arkansas State University biodiesel lab reaching young hearts and minds

Arkansas State University biodiesel lab reaching young hearts and minds

June 21, 2016 |

In Arkansas, the biodiesel lab at Arkansas State University is helping high schools and college students to see the benefit of biofuels through hands on production, testing and use. The lab was set up in 2010 with the intention of testing and analyzing fuels, but with so little biodiesel being produced in the state, if […]

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Biox buys Methes Energies Canada biodiesel plant for $4.5 million

Biox buys Methes Energies Canada biodiesel plant for $4.5 million

June 20, 2016 |

In Canada, Hamilton, Ontario-based biodiesel producer Biox Corp. announced it has acquired a 13.2 million gallon nameplate capacity biodiesel facility in Sombra, Ontario, from Methes Energies Canada Inc. for $4.5 million. The Sombra facility is located on a 21-acre facility near Sarnia, Ontario, with excellent logistics, including on-site rail. Originally constructed in 2009, the facility […]

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Brazil sets up working group to study higher biodiesel blends

Brazil sets up working group to study higher biodiesel blends

June 20, 2016 |

In Brazil, the Ministry of Mines and Energy has created a working group to study and monitor opportunities to expand the biodiesel blending mandate, currently at 7%. The announcement was published in the federal gazette on Friday. The group will perform tests and tests on higher biodiesel blends, with tests for 10% by March 23, 2017 […]

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Thailand to temporarily cut biodiesel mandate as El Niño hits production

Thailand to temporarily cut biodiesel mandate as El Niño hits production

June 20, 2016 |

In Thailand, El Niño is taking its told on palm oil production, so much so that the Energy Ministry will seek a reduction in the biodiesel blending mandate to 5% from the current 7%. The reduction is meant to only be temporary until the start of the next harvest. Demand for the lower blend will […]

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National Biodiesel Board launches “More is Less” campaign

National Biodiesel Board launches “More is Less” campaign

June 16, 2016 |

In Missouri, National Biodiesel Board announced that the advanced biofuel industry trade group has launched a promotional media campaign for the fifth straight year. With a theme of “More is Less,” the ads illustrate that Americans can significantly reduce carbon emissions and other pollution by using more biodiesel in our vehicles and fleets. Produced by […]

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