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 […]
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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.
In Oregon, the City of Corvallis is betting on biofuels as it switches a third of its fleet to renewable diesel this summer. About 40 vehicles including buses will switch over, costing the city about 12 cents per gallon more than fossil diesel. Currently the fleet is running on a 50/50 blend of fossil diesel […]
In Canada, SBI Bioenergy is preparing to open its drop-in renewable diesel and aviation jet fuel facility later this year that it says can produce fuel from canola and other oils cheaper than traditional biofuels by not using water or hydrogen nor producing waste. The demo facility near Edmonton will produce 10 million liters annually, […]
In Italy, oil and energy company Tamoil has begun selling arctic diesel containing Neste’s renewable diesel to its corporate customers in the northern Italian Alps region. Premium-quality “Gasolio Artico Tamoil – New Generation Diesel” fuel containing a minimum of 20% of Neste’s renewable diesel reduces emissions and provides excellent performance in cold conditions. This year, […]
In North Carolina, Following extensive truck and engine testing, Mack Trucks has signed off on the use of renewable diesel fuel in all Mack engines. Renewable diesel fuel delivers performance similar to diesel refined from petroleum, but with several additional customer benefits, including reduced greenhouse gas and particulate emissions, as well as decreased maintenance costs. “As […]
In Indiana, Cummins expects to finish its tests of renewable diesel in January at which time it will decide whether or not the fuel has negative impacts on its engines. Though it appreciates the improved environmental impact of renewable fuels, until it has completed its testing phase the company does not want to publically support […]