Tag: biodiesel

Nordic bus giant boosts renewable fuel fleet to 55% with 179 new biodiesel buses

Nordic bus giant boosts renewable fuel fleet to 55% with 179 new biodiesel buses

June 29, 2016 |

In Sweden, during the summer, Nobina will take delivery of 179 new buses; this is a consequence of the traffic contracts that are starting in 2016. In 2015/2016, Nobina’s fleet consisted of 3,703 buses, of which 50 per cent were operated on renewable fuel. With the new buses, the Nordic figure will increase to 55 […]

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Brazilian researchers determine soy biodiesel doesn’t damage lungs

Brazilian researchers determine soy biodiesel doesn’t damage lungs

June 29, 2016 |

In Brazil, researchers led by the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro have determined that soy-based biodiesel is less toxic to lung cells, provoking no damage unlike fossil-based diesel. The tests exposed particles from combustion of fossil diesel, soy biodiesel, soy biodiesel with additives and ethanol to lung cells. Researchers hope that the results […]

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BIOX and World Energy team on JV to buy Houston biodiesel plant

BIOX and World Energy team on JV to buy Houston biodiesel plant

June 28, 2016 |

In Canada, BIOX Corporation and World Energy announced a 50/50 joint venture to acquire and operate a 90 million U.S. gallon biodiesel production facility in Houston, Texas. Each company has committed US$10 million to the World Energy BIOX Biofuels joint venture. The facility, formerly known as Green Earth Fuels, is located within the Kinder Morgan […]

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Biodiesel industry study shows support to nearly 48,000 jobs nationwide

Biodiesel industry study shows support to nearly 48,000 jobs nationwide

June 28, 2016 |

In Missouri, nearly 100 biodiesel industry leaders are converging on Capitol Hill June 28 to call for strong clean-fuels policy as a new study found that the industry is supporting nearly 48,000 jobs nationwide. The study, conducted by LMC International, found that the 2.1 billion gallons of biodiesel and renewable diesel used by Americans last year […]

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Rabbi encourages biodiesel industry to produce kosher for glycerin market

Rabbi encourages biodiesel industry to produce kosher for glycerin market

June 27, 2016 |

In Wisconsin, a rabbi speaking at the National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo in Milwaukee encouraged biodiesel producers using corn oil, soy and oil vegetable oils as feedstocks to ensure their production method was kosher, providing wider market opportunities for the glycerin byproduct. Some polysorbate 80 used in the corn oil extraction process can be […]

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Newfoundland to get new advanced biodiesel plant using wood

Newfoundland to get new advanced biodiesel plant using wood

June 27, 2016 |

In Canada, unnamed investors have agreed to build a commercial-scale biodiesel facility in Botwood, Newfoundland that will use Tennessee-based Proton Power’s technology to produce the fuel from wood. The process burns the biomass to produce hydrogen that in turn is then used to produce biodiesel. The company’s 7.2 million gallon facility is set to come […]

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Scania prepares to launch biodiesel hybrid trucks on electric highway

Scania prepares to launch biodiesel hybrid trucks on electric highway

June 23, 2016 |

In Sweden, Outside Gävle in central Sweden, the last preparations are being made at the test strip for an electrically powered truck from Scania operating under real traffic conditions. During the two-year test period, the electric truck will perform normal transportation assignments for Ernsts Express, a mid-sized logistics company in central Sweden. The truck can […]

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Irish and French companies teamed to supply biodiesel for Euro 2016 football stadium lighting

Irish and French companies teamed to supply biodiesel for Euro 2016 football stadium lighting

June 23, 2016 |

In Ireland, Greentech Biofuels, an Irish Company based in Kildare, Ireland specializing in green energy solutions, teamed up with Saint Etienne Metropole and Ondaine Agro in order to bring biofuel-powered floodlights to one of the stadiums hosting Euro 2016. The three organizations joined forces to produce large amounts of biodiesel which were used to keep […]

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Greenergy co-founder looking to cash out in a big way

Greenergy co-founder looking to cash out in a big way

June 21, 2016 |

In the UK, biodiesel company Greenergy has asked ING to look at various options for the company including a sale, something which is attracting the attention of rivals along with private equity funds like Carlyle and CVS who may be willing to part with as much as $733 million. Doing so would land the company’s […]

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Arkansas State University biodiesel lab reaching young hearts and minds

Arkansas State University biodiesel lab reaching young hearts and minds

June 21, 2016 |

In Arkansas, the biodiesel lab at Arkansas State University is helping high schools and college students to see the benefit of biofuels through hands on production, testing and use. The lab was set up in 2010 with the intention of testing and analyzing fuels, but with so little biodiesel being produced in the state, if […]

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