Tag: B5

Philippines biodiesel association assures DOE of supplies for B5 mandate

Philippines biodiesel association assures DOE of supplies for B5 mandate

January 6, 2022 |

In the Philippines, the Manila Times newspaper reports that the national biodiesel association TPBA is again trying to convince the Department of Energy to boost the biodiesel blending mandate, assuring it that there is more than enough coconut oil to supply a 5% blend. Currently there is a 2% blending mandate, but a 5% mandate […]

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New York state to require B5 in heating oil from July 2022

New York state to require B5 in heating oil from July 2022

December 27, 2021 |

In New York state, Reuters reports heating oil must be blended with 5% biodiesel beginning July 1 following legislation that was passed just before Christmas. That blending level will increase to 10% by 2025 and 20% by 2030. New York City and Long Island already have similar laws in place as do nearby Rhode Island […]

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Dubai’s traditional Abras to run on B5

Dubai’s traditional Abras to run on B5

June 8, 2021 |

In the UAE, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has designated a station at Sabkha Marine Transport Station for supplying biofuel (Biodiesel 5) to traditional Abras operating on Dubai Creek, as of July this year. This decision has been taken following the successful trial operation last year where five traditional Abras used to be powered […]

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Shanghai achieves 100% B5 use in municipal buses

Shanghai achieves 100% B5 use in municipal buses

March 18, 2021 |

In China, People’s Daily Online reports the city of Shanghai’s municipal bus fleet moved to 100% B5 at the end of 2020, helping to get gutter oil out of the food supply chain and into clean fuel. Trials with B5 first began in 2013 and transition to B5 amongst the fleet began in earnest in […]

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Manitoba canola farmers call for B5 nationwide to reduce exports

Manitoba canola farmers call for B5 nationwide to reduce exports

November 13, 2019 |

In Canada, the Calgary Herald newspaper reports that Manitoba canola farmers are trying to encourage Alberta to boost its biodiesel blending mandate to 5% from the current 2% in an effort to absorb some of the canola that is no longer exported to China as a result of a trade war that has so far […]

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South Carolina regional transit brings in B5 for buses and looks at B20 trials

South Carolina regional transit brings in B5 for buses and looks at B20 trials

August 6, 2019 |

In South Carolina, The Comet, Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (CMRTA) serving the Columbia metropolitan area, now uses a B5 biodiesel blend in 39 large transit buses as part of an initiative to help improve air quality in Richland and Lexington Counties, and reduce its carbon footprint. The Comet is studying ways to try B20 […]

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More than 2,000 Shanghai city buses to run on B5 from Tuesday

More than 2,000 Shanghai city buses to run on B5 from Tuesday

May 13, 2019 |

In China, local news reports that as of Tuesday Shanghai’s biodiesel bus program will kick off with 2,000 city buses running on B5 sourced from used cooking oil. The city alone produces 30,000 metric tons per year of UCO so the city is trying to promote diversion of the overused UCO known as gutter oil […]

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Philippines’ agri secretary agrees to push for B5 but only for military and government agencies

Philippines’ agri secretary agrees to push for B5 but only for military and government agencies

November 26, 2018 |

In the Philippines, the agriculture secretary said he will push for 5% biodiesel blending, up from the current 2% mandate, in an effort to support coconut farmers who are suffering from low prices while also offsetting imports of fossil-based diesel. The increased mandate he is pushing for will only apply to government procurement including military […]

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B5 uptake in Shanghai seen as success in getting gutter oil out of the food chain

B5 uptake in Shanghai seen as success in getting gutter oil out of the food chain

September 13, 2018 |

In China, already 40 gas stations in Shanghai are offering 5% biodiesel blends using fuel produced from overused used cooking oil known as “gutter oil” in response to the government’s push to get the dirty out of the food chain. Already more than 54 million liters of the fuel has been sold since the program […]

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Philippine coconut authority and industry calling for B5 implementation

Philippine coconut authority and industry calling for B5 implementation

July 30, 2018 |

In the Philippines, the national coconut authority and the local industry are calling on the government to implement the B5 mandate in order to push farmgate coconut prices back about the cost of production. In some remote areas, prices have fallen below the cost of production, damaging rural economies and poor families. To implement the […]

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