Tag: diesel

Miscanthus New Zealand says renewable diesel can be competitive with fossil fuels

Miscanthus New Zealand says renewable diesel can be competitive with fossil fuels

October 30, 2018 |

In New Zealand, Miscanthus New Zealand says that small-scale renewable diesel production using 50,000 metric tons dry weight of forestry waste or biomass such as miscanthus could be produced at prices equal to current fossil fuel prices and locked in for 12 months at that price—as long as the rest of the supply chain was […]

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Biofuels are rockin’ the boat in maritime sector

Biofuels are rockin’ the boat in maritime sector

July 22, 2018 |

Companies that rock the boat often end up leading the way for others. While some companies have paved the way for road transportation and others reached high in the sky for aviation, there are some big boats out there that are also looking for alternative renewable fuels. Here are some companies that are answering the […]

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Thailand sees B20 as way to mitigate rising diesel prices

Thailand sees B20 as way to mitigate rising diesel prices

May 31, 2018 |

In Thailand, the government is calling on consumers to look towards using B20 as a way to combat higher fossil diesel prices that have increased significantly over the past few months, reflecting higher global oil prices. B20 is offered at a 9 cent discount to fossil diesel at the pump that is blended with just […]

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Diesel fuel prices draw level with palm oil prices

Diesel fuel prices draw level with palm oil prices

May 27, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that asking prices for diesel fuel and palm oil have reached virtually the same level. The reason is contradictory price trends for crude and palm oil. Pointing to the fact that the vegetable oil markets face oversupply worldwide, UFOP expects that the preference for using palm oil as a feedstock in […]

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San Francisco Bay Area sightseeing cruise company switches to 100% Neste renewable diesel

San Francisco Bay Area sightseeing cruise company switches to 100% Neste renewable diesel

April 23, 2018 |

In California, sightseeing cruise company Red and White Fleet operating in the San Francisco Bay Area, California switched its entire fleet of vessels from operating on conventional diesel to using 100% Neste MY Renewable Diesel™. The City of San Francisco and a number of public transit agencies supported Red and White Fleet’s research and transition […]

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Steeper Energy in licensing deal with Silva Green Fuel advanced biofuel project

Steeper Energy in licensing deal with Silva Green Fuel advanced biofuel project

January 14, 2018 |

In Denmark, Steeper Energy, a Danish-Canadian clean-fuel company, is partnering with Silva Green Fuel, a Norwegian-Swedish joint venture, to construct a EUR 50.6 M (nearly $62 million) industrial scale demonstration plant at a former pulp mill located in Tofte, Norway leading to a future commercial scale project. Steeper will license its proprietary Hydrofaction technology to […]

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US Navy researchers develop new class of renewable diesel

US Navy researchers develop new class of renewable diesel

January 3, 2018 |

In California, researchers from the US Navy at China Lake have developed a new class of drop-in renewable diesel from biomass using acid catalyzed condensation of 2-tridecanone with a series of diols through fermentation that provide similar energy levels as traditional biodiesel while providing up to a third more octane levels and nearly double those […]

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CRISPR’s impact on diesel is now

CRISPR’s impact on diesel is now

November 29, 2017 |

CRISPR technology will ultimately impact what we eat, wear, and how we maintain our health — and it just crashed successfully into the big party known as the Advanced Transportation revolution. Specifically, a new path to producing fuel molecules that replace diesel. For some time we have seen tremendous activity around the development of CRISPR […]

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EPA awards Utah DEQ $2.3M grant for clean diesel program

EPA awards Utah DEQ $2.3M grant for clean diesel program

November 3, 2017 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded the Utah Department of Environmental Quality a $2.3M grant under the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program to reduce diesel emissions from heavy-duty trucks and school buses based in several counties along the Wasatch Front, an area challenged by levels of particulate matter that exceed federal […]

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California responsible for half of national renewable diesel demand

California responsible for half of national renewable diesel demand

October 24, 2017 |

In California, demand for renewable diesel in the state makes up for about half of the country’s consumption, the vast majority of which is supplied by Neste’s refineries in Singapore and Europe. California’s credits generated by renewable diesel reached $91.74 per metric ton earlier this month with some analysts believing its could rise to $215 […]

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