Tag: B5

Manitoba canola farmers call for B5 nationwide to reduce exports

Manitoba canola farmers call for B5 nationwide to reduce exports

November 13, 2019 |

In Canada, the Calgary Herald newspaper reports that Manitoba canola farmers are trying to encourage Alberta to boost its biodiesel blending mandate to 5% from the current 2% in an effort to absorb some of the canola that is no longer exported to China as a result of a trade war that has so far […]

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South Carolina regional transit brings in B5 for buses and looks at B20 trials

South Carolina regional transit brings in B5 for buses and looks at B20 trials

August 6, 2019 |

In South Carolina, The Comet, Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (CMRTA) serving the Columbia metropolitan area, now uses a B5 biodiesel blend in 39 large transit buses as part of an initiative to help improve air quality in Richland and Lexington Counties, and reduce its carbon footprint. The Comet is studying ways to try B20 […]

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More than 2,000 Shanghai city buses to run on B5 from Tuesday

More than 2,000 Shanghai city buses to run on B5 from Tuesday

May 13, 2019 |

In China, local news reports that as of Tuesday Shanghai’s biodiesel bus program will kick off with 2,000 city buses running on B5 sourced from used cooking oil. The city alone produces 30,000 metric tons per year of UCO so the city is trying to promote diversion of the overused UCO known as gutter oil […]

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Philippines’ agri secretary agrees to push for B5 but only for military and government agencies

Philippines’ agri secretary agrees to push for B5 but only for military and government agencies

November 26, 2018 |

In the Philippines, the agriculture secretary said he will push for 5% biodiesel blending, up from the current 2% mandate, in an effort to support coconut farmers who are suffering from low prices while also offsetting imports of fossil-based diesel. The increased mandate he is pushing for will only apply to government procurement including military […]

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B5 uptake in Shanghai seen as success in getting gutter oil out of the food chain

B5 uptake in Shanghai seen as success in getting gutter oil out of the food chain

September 13, 2018 |

In China, already 40 gas stations in Shanghai are offering 5% biodiesel blends using fuel produced from overused used cooking oil known as “gutter oil” in response to the government’s push to get the dirty out of the food chain. Already more than 54 million liters of the fuel has been sold since the program […]

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Philippine coconut authority and industry calling for B5 implementation

Philippine coconut authority and industry calling for B5 implementation

July 30, 2018 |

In the Philippines, the national coconut authority and the local industry are calling on the government to implement the B5 mandate in order to push farmgate coconut prices back about the cost of production. In some remote areas, prices have fallen below the cost of production, damaging rural economies and poor families. To implement the […]

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ENOC to trial B5 in Dubai municipal truck fleet

ENOC to trial B5 in Dubai municipal truck fleet

April 19, 2018 |

In the UAE, national oil company ENOC has teamed with the City of Dubai to trial B5 in the city’s truck fleet in an effort to develop projects aligned with the UAE Energy Plan for 2050 and the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy as well as demonstrate ENOC’s capacity to supply tailor-made solutions for customers. Dubai’s […]

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New York governor signs law requiring B5 for bioheating in downstate counties

New York governor signs law requiring B5 for bioheating in downstate counties

September 14, 2017 |

In New York state, New Yorkers in downstate counties will soon benefit from cleaner air due to the increased use of Bioheat fuel in heating oil. Legislation signed Sept. 13 by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo requires Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties to follow New York City’s lead by blending at least 5 percent biodiesel (B5) […]

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China and Indonesia agree on crude palm oil for B5

China and Indonesia agree on crude palm oil for B5

May 15, 2017 |

In China, Indonesia’s president has agreed with his Chinese counterpart to boost crude palm oil exports to the country in order to help supply the 5% biodiesel blending mandate. In addition, he encouraged the Chinese president to promote investment from Chinese companies into Indonesia’s CPO derivative industry in an effort to develop closer ties. The […]

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Indian Railroads slow to implement B5 due to fuel price fluctuations

Indian Railroads slow to implement B5 due to fuel price fluctuations

April 4, 2017 |

In India, despite the country’s railway company’s goal to blend 5% biodiesel in its fuel supply, fluctuating prices have kept the fuel from being made available at 252 of the 300 Railway Consumer Depots. As many as 80 depots are targeted for introducing the blend this year but there are calls to speed up the […]

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