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US consumed nearly 2.9 billion gallons of bio and renewable diesel in 2016

US consumed nearly 2.9 billion gallons of bio and renewable diesel in 2016

January 24, 2017 |

In Missouri, U.S. consumers saw a record of almost 2.9 billion gallons of biodiesel and renewable diesel in 2016, outpacing the previous record by almost 40 percent. Also for the first time ever, the monthly market topped 300 million gallons, with December’s numbers coming in at 362 million gallons. According to numbers released by the EPA […]

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Cielo Waste Solutions to open MSW-to-renewable diesel facility in late 2017

Cielo Waste Solutions to open MSW-to-renewable diesel facility in late 2017

January 5, 2017 |

In Canada, Cielo Waste Solutions plans to invest C$7 million to upgrade the mothballed Western Biodiesel facility it recently bought for C$2.3 million in Alberta to its MSW-to-renewable diesel technology by the end of the year. The facility will process 2 metric tons of waste every hour to produce 18,000 liters of renewable diesel, a […]

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Neste supplying renewable diesel to more than 1,100 San Diego city vehicles

Neste supplying renewable diesel to more than 1,100 San Diego city vehicles

October 31, 2016 |

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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Sacramento County to trial Neste’s renewable diesel if prices remain in check

Sacramento County to trial Neste’s renewable diesel if prices remain in check

August 30, 2016 |

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, […]

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Navy ship runs on 100% drop-in renewable diesel

Navy ship runs on 100% drop-in renewable diesel

August 8, 2016 |

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 […]

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Washington county looks to reduce GHG emissions with renewable diesel switch

Washington county looks to reduce GHG emissions with renewable diesel switch

August 3, 2016 |

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, […]

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Milligan Biofuels teams with Saskatchewan to bring drop-in renewable diesel to market

Milligan Biofuels teams with Saskatchewan to bring drop-in renewable diesel to market

July 18, 2016 |

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 […]

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Ecopetrol gets Malaysian patent for renewable diesel technology

Ecopetrol gets Malaysian patent for renewable diesel technology

April 14, 2016 |

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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US bio and renewable diesel imports jumped 61% in 2015

US bio and renewable diesel imports jumped 61% in 2015

April 11, 2016 |

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 […]

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Could renewable diesel’s boom be cut short by feedstock access and availability?

Could renewable diesel’s boom be cut short by feedstock access and availability?

April 10, 2016 |

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 […]

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