Tag: diesel

Palm oil cheaper than diesel fuel

Palm oil cheaper than diesel fuel

June 22, 2019 |

In Germany, according to UFOP, selling prices for palm oil and diesel fuel have recently converged to the same level, after the former had even been at a lower price for six months. UFOP fears that the use of palm oil will increase, because palm oil prices have tumbled to a very low level since […]

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EU-funded project aims to improve biofuels for commercial vehicles

EU-funded project aims to improve biofuels for commercial vehicles

May 23, 2019 |

In Belgium, the European-funded COLHD (Commercial vehicles using Optimised Liquid biofuels and HVO Drivetrains) project was launched to develop an alternative fuels engine that’s more efficient than the standard diesel alternative. COLHD covers technology, infrastructure and removal of additional barriers. It focuses on the development of three powertrain technologies that use biogas (liquefied biomethane or […]

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Australia-first 100% renewable diesel trial kicks off

Australia-first 100% renewable diesel trial kicks off

February 27, 2019 |

In Australia, the Australian-first trial using 100 per cent renewable diesel to fuel a Scania test engine is up and running thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund. Southern Oil’s Advanced Biofuels Pilot Plant at Yarwun, near Gladstone, is pioneering the refining of renewable diesel fuel made from waste plastic, old vehicle […]

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Two Canadian Cielo renewable diesel refineries in the works

Two Canadian Cielo renewable diesel refineries in the works

December 19, 2018 |

In Canada, plans to build renewable diesel refineries from waste using Cielo’s technology in both Medicine Hat and Grand Prairie, Alberta appear to be moving forward, even if not as quickly as developers would like. Cielo’s first demonstration facility in Alberta has nearly reached production capacity. The planned $20 million facility in Grand Prairie needs […]

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Malaysia has small window to implement B10 before low diesel prices delay plans again

Malaysia has small window to implement B10 before low diesel prices delay plans again

November 27, 2018 |

In Malaysia, Bloomberg reports that the country will make its 10% biodiesel blending policy voluntary from December 1 before it becomes a mandate of February 1. With petroleum prices falling and palm oil prices rising thanks to increased demand, the window to implement B10 may be narrow as a closing of the gap or switching […]

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NYC fleet expanding use of renewable diesel fuel following success six-month trial

NYC fleet expanding use of renewable diesel fuel following success six-month trial

November 19, 2018 |

In New York state, the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) announced that it will expand use of renewable diesel fuel. The fuel reduces CO2 emissions by 65% compared to the petroleum-based version. This move is part of the City’s efforts to phase out its use of regular diesel. The City plans to bid […]

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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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