In California, the city of San Diego has recently started using Neste renewable diesel in its vehicle fleet consisting of service trucks, refuse packers, dump trucks, construction equipment, and street sweepers, to name a few. By switching from conventional petroleum diesel to Neste renewable diesel, the city of San Diego joins California’s cleanest city fleets including the cities […]
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In California, Sacramento County will trial Neste’s renewable diesel during the next three months in its fleet of more than 400 trucks and other vehicles in what it hopes will be a path towards reducing GHG emissions. The price has been a main crux of switching over to renewable fuels such as Neste’s drop-in fuel, […]
In California, for the first time ever a Navy ship has operated on a 100 percent drop-in renewable diesel fuel. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division’s (NSWC PHD) Self Defense Test Ship (SDTS) completed final-phase testing of a 100% drop-in renewable diesel fuel as part of the Navy’s MILSPEC qualification program. ReadiDiesel™ was developed […]
In Washington state, Chelan County Public Utility District is looking to switch over to drop-in renewable diesel for use in its vehicles following successful trials showed no impact on performance. Though some concerns remain such as impacts on rainforests from the use of palm feedstocks to the price that is currently higher than fossil diesel, […]
In Canada, Milligan Biofuels is working with the Saskatchewan Research Council using a grant from the Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Fund to develop a drop-in diesel replacement the company believes will be the future of biofuel. Plans for a pilot plant are currently under way with expectation the fuel could go commercial in the next few […]
In Malaysia, the country’s patent-making authority has given a grant to Colombia’s Ecopetrol for producing renewable diesel via hydrotreatment known as Biocetano that results from adding hydrogen to vegetable oils and animal fats. The technology was developed by the Colombian Petroleum Institute. The company has already secured a patent for the technology in Colombia while […]
In Washington, after reaching its highest level to date in 2013, U.S. imports of biomass-based diesel fuel (both biodiesel and renewable diesel) fell in 2014 amid uncertainty surrounding future Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets and the elimination of the biodiesel blender’s tax credit. As higher targets for biomass-based diesel were finalized in 2015, U.S. imports […]
The world is notoriously awash in gasoline and diesel fuel, but is purty darn short on renewable diesel. And the world of advanced biofuels is short on rock-star, no-brainer, home run success stories, of which renewable diesel is undoubtedly one. Renewable diesel demand is booming, booming, booming. We’ve tipped it repeatedly in The Digest, not […]
This week, we held a well-attended webinar on the boom on in Renewable diesel. Here below is a slide deck presented on the day, from Will Thurmond, President of Emerging Markets Online — highlights from the upcoming Drop In Fuels 2020: A Global Market Study. The recorded version can be accessed here.
This week, we held a well-attended webinar on “Boom times in Renewable Diesel” Here below is the first slide deck presented on the day, from The Digest. The recorded version of the webinar can be accessed here.