Tag: B100

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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Thailand looking at potential B100 futures trading

Thailand looking at potential B100 futures trading

January 14, 2020 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports that the government is looking to set up futures trading for B100 in an effort to stabilize palm oil prices. Prices are currently established by the individual palm oil crushers on a daily basis but a futures market could help to formalize pricing and help keep prices from […]

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Lisbon launches B100 bus routes

Lisbon launches B100 bus routes

December 12, 2019 |

In Portugal, the “Biodiesel Powered” project is a joint initiative between CARRIS and PRIO launched to promote sustainable mobility in the city of Lisbon. The 702 route Marquês Pombal <> Serafina – R. Igreja is supplied with a new fuel specially produced by PRIO from waste cooking oils, which reduces the greenhouse gas emissions of […]

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Indonesia aiming for B40 in 2021/22

Indonesia aiming for B40 in 2021/22

December 10, 2019 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that the country’s ambitions to quickly transition to B100 have not been tempered as they announced a shift to 40% biodiesel blending from 2021/22. The blending mandate is currently set to increase to 30% on January 1 from the current 20% blend. Indonesia is looking for ways to absorb its significant […]

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Pertamina to develop business case for B100

Pertamina to develop business case for B100

December 5, 2019 |

In Indonesia, Tempo newspaper reports that the former governor of Jakarta, Pertamina’s new chief commissioner, has said the state-owned oil company must head for B100 on the back of a request from the president, a goal he says the company is capable of achieving. With the country’s significant palm oil supplies on hand as feedstock, […]

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