Tag: B100

B100 pilot truck to be displayed at 2021 Farm Progress Show 

B100 pilot truck to be displayed at 2021 Farm Progress Show 

August 31, 2021 |

In Illinois, one of the five trucks used in last year’s cooperative B100 pilot program will be on display at the 2021 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois. The pilot, conducted by ADM, the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA), Optimus Technologies, American Lung Association (ALA), National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council was designed to demonstrate […]

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Argentina’s Córdoba sets up $500M fund to buy biodiesel for regional B100 plan

Argentina’s Córdoba sets up $500M fund to buy biodiesel for regional B100 plan

April 19, 2021 |

In Argentina, the government of Córdoba established a $500 million fund for economic and financial assistance to those who want to buy biodiesel production plants for self-consumption. The projects that enter will be chosen through a committee. The announcement was made by Governor Juan Schiaretti, who presented the 100% Biodiesel Self-Consumption Program. “We seek to […]

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Ames, Iowa scales up B100 transition for ity fleet

Ames, Iowa scales up B100 transition for ity fleet

December 14, 2020 |

In Iowa, the City of Ames is adding seven new all-purpose dump trucks to their fleet that have the Optimus Technologies advanced fuel system integrated into their new vehicle specification. The Optimus system enables the engines to operate year-round on 100 percent biodiesel (B100) produced by Renewable Energy Group (REG).  This announcement comes after a […]

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Argentine cargo transportation association looking to B100 to decarbonize

Argentine cargo transportation association looking to B100 to decarbonize

September 30, 2020 |

In Argentina, the Clarin newspaper reports the national cargo transportation association Fadeeac is promoting a plan to convert all long-haul road transportation to B100 in an effort to boost the industry who has suffered from domestic policies and shrinking export markets. The first phase of the project is estimated to reduce 13 million metric tons […]

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Chicago Park District trialing B100

Chicago Park District trialing B100

June 29, 2020 |

In Illinois, as Chicago residents begin to resume outdoor activities, they can expect to breathe a little easier. That’s because the Chicago Park District (CPD) is working to improve air quality by fueling park refuse haulers with 100 percent biodiesel (B100). It’s all part of a pilot program in partnership with the Illinois Soybean Association […]

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DC boosts number of fleet vehicles running on B100

DC boosts number of fleet vehicles running on B100

June 24, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C. Department of Public Works (DPW) increased the number of heavy-duty fleet vehicles capable of running on renewable pure biodiesel (B100) by installing Optimus Technologies’ Vector System onto 17 new refuse trucks. The innovative fuel system allows the DPW to realize its sustainable energy goals immediately, as enabling the trucks to operate on […]

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Argentina’s Santa Fe to switch public transportation to B100

Argentina’s Santa Fe to switch public transportation to B100

June 1, 2020 |

In Argentina, El Ciudadano newspaper reports the Santa Fe provincial legislature has proposed the massive migration of the use of diesel to biodiesel in transportation which the local industry says it has the production capacity to supply in its entirety. Supply the provincial capital’s public transport network with biodiesel would require 400,000 metric tons per […]

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B100 demand falls in Thailand on back of COVID-19 demand impacts

B100 demand falls in Thailand on back of COVID-19 demand impacts

April 22, 2020 |

In Thailand, the Nation newspaper reports that production and consumption of B100 fell by as much as a quarter over the past week as COVID-19 quarantine orders keep people off the road. Higher palm oil prices led to slightly higher biodiesel prices despite the fall in demand. Ethanol demand has increased, however, in line with […]

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Five ADM trucks to run on nearly B100 as part of longer-haul trial

Five ADM trucks to run on nearly B100 as part of longer-haul trial

February 20, 2020 |

In Missouri, a wide range of organizations announced a partnership to conduct a year-long validation project of revolutionary biodiesel technology to demonstrate its viability in real-world, high-mileage fleet applications. Under this partnership, five trucks owned by ADM will be outfitted with Optimus Technologies’ Vector fuel system, an innovative technology that enables diesel engines to run […]

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Indonesia’s utility says B100 doesn’t work for diesel engines

Indonesia’s utility says B100 doesn’t work for diesel engines

January 30, 2020 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post newspaper reports that the national utility PLN has said using 100% palm oil in its diesel power stations isn’t viable as it damages the engines from a crust that is created on the machines. The president of the utility says that using B100 causes twice as many carbon emissions than […]

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