Tag: B20

Great Eastern Shipping Company successfully completes India’s first marine B20 trial

Great Eastern Shipping Company successfully completes India’s first marine B20 trial

May 25, 2022 |

In India, Great Eastern Shipping Company Limited with support from the Director General of shipping, India & Indian Registry of Shipping have successfully completed India’s first trials on an MR tanker in international waters using biofuel-blend. The biofuel grade B20M, a blend of ISCC certified 20% FAME biofuel and 80% VLSFO was bunkered at Dubai […]

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Illinois Senate passes bill mandating B20

Illinois Senate passes bill mandating B20

March 30, 2022 |

In Illinois, Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) are celebrating the passage of the organization’s B20 Legislation, sponsored by State Senator Patrick Joyce (D–Essex). The legislation passed with strong bipartisan support from every region of Illinois, and it will now move to the Illinois House of Representatives where State Representative Eva Dina Delgado (D–Chicago) will be the […]

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Union Pacific Railroad to test B20 and 55% renewable diesel

Union Pacific Railroad to test B20 and 55% renewable diesel

March 8, 2022 |

In Nebraska, Union Pacific Railroad will begin using a higher biodiesel blend in locomotives it acquired from Wabtec. The new collaboration helps Union Pacific as it works to increase the percentage of low-carbon fuels consumed to 10% of its total diesel consumption by 2025 and 20% by 2030. Union Pacific will begin testing with B20 […]

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Iowa House Passes Biofuels Bill

Iowa House Passes Biofuels Bill

February 6, 2022 |

In Iowa, the Iowa House of Representatives passed a bill proposed by Governor Kim Reynolds to increase consumer access to higher biofuel blends like B20. House File 2128 now moves on to the state senate. Grant Kimberley, Iowa Biodiesel Board executive director, issued the following statement: “We commend the House for passing this common sense, […]

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Malaysia says it will implement B20 by end-2022

Malaysia says it will implement B20 by end-2022

October 6, 2021 |

In Malaysia, the Edge Markets reports the government still plans to complete its B20 rollout, now hoping to do so by end-2022. Upgrades for biodiesel blending infrastructure remains a major hurdle to the mandate’s implementation, according to the plantations minister, who puts the blame on COVID-19 impacting the availability of technical staff to get the […]

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University of Botswana says country has feedstock for 15M liters of B20 annually

University of Botswana says country has feedstock for 15M liters of B20 annually

September 23, 2021 |

In Botswana, University of Botswana research indicates that Botswana has enough feedstock to yield more than 15 million liters of B20 biodiesel annually, thus slowly turning into reality Botswana’s dream to become a biodiesel producing country. The data collected so far suggests that Botswana had enough feedstock to support a biodiesel plant with a capacity […]

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Malaysia’s B20 implementation now seen complete by end-2022

Malaysia’s B20 implementation now seen complete by end-2022

June 15, 2021 |

In Malaysia, the Star newspaper reports that after several false starts, the government now believes the B20 mandate will be completely implemented nationwide by the end of 2022. The most recent attempt to implement the mandate was put on hold indefinitely with the government putting the blame on COVID-19 impacts but others felt it had […]

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Malaysia postpones B20 in Sabah and the peninsula indefinitely

Malaysia postpones B20 in Sabah and the peninsula indefinitely

June 2, 2021 |

In Malaysia, The Edge Markets reports that the government has decided to delay yet again implementation of the B20 blending mandate in both Sabah and on the peninsula, this time without a new target date. The impacts of COVID-19 and the increase in cases was reported as the reason for the decision for further delays […]

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Illinois Soybean Growers pleased with B20 state bill

Illinois Soybean Growers pleased with B20 state bill

May 10, 2021 |

In Illinois, Illinois Soybean Growers Government Relations Committee Chairman, Ron Kindred, a soybean and corn farmer from Atlanta, Ill., has released the following statement in reaction to Governor Pritzker’s proposed Consumers and Climate First Act:  “ISG is encouraged by the Governor’s actions in proposing to decarbonize fuels by using biodiesel blends, and we support the […]

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Illinois state legislature looking at bill transitioning to B20 by 2024

Illinois state legislature looking at bill transitioning to B20 by 2024

March 30, 2021 |

In Illinois, Brownfield Ag News reports state legislators have submitted a bill that seeks to boost the state’s current B11 mandate to B20 by 2024. The state’s tax exemption for B11 expires soon but the bill would extend it for another six months in addition to the transition to B20. The push for B20 is […]

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