Tag: B5

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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Iowa coop demos use of B5 and B20 for farm trucks

Iowa coop demos use of B5 and B20 for farm trucks

March 27, 2017 |

In Iowa, a demonstration by an Iowa farm cooperative aims to persuade more farmers in the state to use biodiesel. United Farmers Cooperative, based at Afton in southern Iowa, put two trucks head-to-head to compare how blends of 5% and 20% biodiesel (B5 and B20) performed. The B20 truck won. The four-month trial in 2016 […]

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Critics urge New York City to vote down B5 proposal for heating oil

Critics urge New York City to vote down B5 proposal for heating oil

September 26, 2016 |

In New York state, the Clean Air Task Force says that boosting New York City’s use of biodiesel in heating oil to 5% from the current 2% will encourage increased palm oil use and therefore higher GHG emissions while Habitmap says the increased demand will lead to more glyphosate use as a result of more […]

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Cash-strapped Zimbabwe unable to move forward with B5

Cash-strapped Zimbabwe unable to move forward with B5

June 21, 2016 |

In Zimbabwe, a lack of funding for biodiesel blending has left 30,000 liters of biodiesel unused and another 130 metric tons of seeds waiting to be pressed into fuel. Policy is in place for B5 but the funding gap in order to make it a reality has impeded the project spearheaded by state-owned Finealt Engineering. […]

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Philippines looking at B5 but concerns about higher biodiesel prices

Philippines looking at B5 but concerns about higher biodiesel prices

June 16, 2016 |

In the Philippines, the government is considering a B5 policy but is concerned about potential negative impacts from high coconut biodiesel prices. The current policy blends 2%. Local biodiesel is about three times higher than fossil diesel prices at around $1,400-1,500/mt ex-refinery basis. The fuel is mainly used in public transport, which could drive up […]

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India’s switch to B5 in railroads gets off to a good start in Bengaluru

India’s switch to B5 in railroads gets off to a good start in Bengaluru

December 14, 2015 |

In India, the Chennai-Mysuru Shatabdi Express will begin running on a 5% biodiesel blend this week, following the introduction of blended fuel to Hubballi-Bengaluru Janshatabdi Express last week. As a result of the switch, the Bengaluru Railway Division will consume about 5,000 liters of biodiesel produced from jatropha and pongamia every day, saving the unit […]

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Philippines not likely to implement B5 in 2015 as study results delayed

Philippines not likely to implement B5 in 2015 as study results delayed

September 21, 2015 |

In the Philippines, the Dept. of Energy is still waiting for a study from the National Biofuels Board analyzing the impact of the proposed biodiesel blending mandate increase to 5%, which is expected to delay the implementation of the policy that was set for December. Blending is currently set at 2%. A separate study on […]

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India’s B5 mandate seen mopping up some of Malaysia’s palm oil surplus

India’s B5 mandate seen mopping up some of Malaysia’s palm oil surplus

August 11, 2015 |

In India, introduction of B5 blending could help to ease the palm oil glut Malaysia is currently suffering from that has seriously weighed on prices. As India has very little vegetable oil production, most of the feedstock required to supply the mandate will have to be imported. So far the new policy hasn’t triggered imports, […]

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