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Fonterra using tallow-based biodiesel in 150 milk tanker trucks

Fonterra using tallow-based biodiesel in 150 milk tanker trucks

March 13, 2019 |

In New Zealand, Fonterra is now using tallow-based biodiesel produced by Z Energy in 150 of its milk tankers in an effort to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of its products. Although there is a small premium paid for the biodiesel versus fossil diesel, the dairy cooperative was one of the biofuel producer’s foundation clients […]

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Washington state house passes Clean Fuels Standard

Washington state house passes Clean Fuels Standard

March 13, 2019 |

In Washington state, the House passed a Clean Fuels Standard (H.B. 1110) that would institute a low carbon fuel program by 2020. The program is designed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation fuels 10 percent below 2017 levels by 2028 and 20 percent below those same levels by 2035. Supporters share that the […]

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Neste MY Renewable Diesel to be available at four cardlock locations in California

Neste MY Renewable Diesel to be available at four cardlock locations in California

March 13, 2019 |

In California, renewable diesel fuel is soon to be much more accessible to fleet drivers looking to fuel up in northern and central California, thanks to four cardlock locations that will be offering Neste MY Renewable Diesel, made by the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel fuel.  Cardlock locations are unstaffed fuelling stations designed to […]

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EPA unveils proposed year-round E15 rule along with RIN reforms

EPA unveils proposed year-round E15 rule along with RIN reforms

March 12, 2019 |

In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed regulatory changes to allow gasoline blended with up to 15 percent ethanol (E15) to take advantage of the 1-psi Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver for the summer months that has historically been applied only to E10. EPA is also proposing regulatory changes to modify elements of the renewable […]

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University of Queensland teams with JBEI on gene editing technology in sugarcane

University of Queensland teams with JBEI on gene editing technology in sugarcane

March 12, 2019 |

In Australia, gene-editing sugarcane for use in renewable energy and bio-plastics could help secure the industry’s future. Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation researchers at the University of Queensland supported by the US Joint BioEnergy Institute and Sugar Research Australia through an Australian Research Council Linkage grant are testing a range of sugarcane varieties […]

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Proposed ASTM standard seeks to help determine biodiesel content in diesel fuel

Proposed ASTM standard seeks to help determine biodiesel content in diesel fuel

March 12, 2019 |

In Pennsylvania, a proposed ASTM International standard aims to offer a new way to determine biodiesel content in diesel fuel oil. The standard (WK55232) is being developed by the organization’s committee on petroleum products, liquid fuels, and lubricants (D02). It focuses on the use of portable, rapid, mid-infrared analyzers. Once the standard has been approved, […]

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Indonesia wants PLN to go 100% biodiesel for power production in two years

Indonesia wants PLN to go 100% biodiesel for power production in two years

March 12, 2019 |

In Japan, the Jakarta Post newspaper reports the energy minister told Indonesians living in the country that the government has set a two-year deadline for state-owned power producer PLN to shift away from diesel completely and replace the fuel used for producing power to 100% palm oil-based biodiesel. The news came as part of a […]

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Brazilian ethanol demand pushes mills to reprocess anhydrous into hydrous ethanol

Brazilian ethanol demand pushes mills to reprocess anhydrous into hydrous ethanol

March 12, 2019 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that UNICA data shows sugar mills continued to produce ethanol well into the second half of February with a total of 74 million liters of ethanol produced during the period. However, due to increased demand for hydrous ethanol, 35 million liters of anhydrous ethanol was reprocessed into hydrous, bring the total […]

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Wood secures construction contract to build Red Rock Biofuels Oregon facility

Wood secures construction contract to build Red Rock Biofuels Oregon facility

March 12, 2019 |

In Oregon, Wood has secured a multimillion-dollar construction contract from IR1 Group LLC, which is building the Red Rock Biofuels facility in Lakeview, Oregon.  Wood is contracted to provide construction and mechanical services. The facility will convert waste woody biomass into renewable jet, diesel and gasoline blendstock fuels.  The construction of the Lakeview facility is expected to […]

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South Korean-Indonesian consortium seeking partner for sustainable bunker fuel project in Singapore

South Korean-Indonesian consortium seeking partner for sustainable bunker fuel project in Singapore

March 12, 2019 |

In Singapore, Ship and Bunker reports that South Korea’s GF Oil and Sejong Technologies have teamed up with Indonesia’s Korindo to sell vegetable oil-based bunkering fuel in Singapore. The trio are looking for bunkering partners active in the Southeast Asian shipping hub to bring the project to reality. The idea is to produce up to […]

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