Tag: B5

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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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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