Tag: diesel

Proportion of bio-components in diesel at a record high in 2020

Proportion of bio-components in diesel at a record high in 2020

January 16, 2022 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that at around 3.45 million tons, the quantity of biofuel added to diesel in quota year 2020 was approximately 1 million tons higher than the previous record value from 2019. For 2021, UFOP is expecting around 2.6 million tonnes in sales of biodiesel/HVO. The reason for this lower demand is the […]

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University of Exeter researchers get microbes to produce fuel nearly identical to diesel

University of Exeter researchers get microbes to produce fuel nearly identical to diesel

January 13, 2022 |

In the UK, researchers at the University of Exeter have found a way to get the organisms to produce fuel nearly identical to diesel. This will help meet future fuel demands without the need to change existing infrastructure and help extend the lifespan of existing petroleum supplies. In addition, the production space required for these […]

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PNNL researchers scaling up patented process for ethanol-to-jet or diesel

PNNL researchers scaling up patented process for ethanol-to-jet or diesel

August 19, 2021 |

In Washington state, a patented process for converting alcohol sourced from renewable or industrial waste gasses into jet or diesel fuel is being scaled up at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory with the help of partners at Oregon State University and the carbon-recycling experts at LanzaTech. Two key technologies power the […]

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US biomass-based diesel imports jumped 12% in 2020

US biomass-based diesel imports jumped 12% in 2020

May 5, 2021 |

In Washington, Hydrocarbon Engineering reports Energy Information Administration data shows biomass-based diesel jumped in 2020 to 31,000 bpd, an increase of 12% on the year. Nearly 60% of the total imports were renewable diesel, although biodiesel also qualifies under the heading of biomass-based diesel that can garner state and federal subsidies for blending. All renewable […]

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Oregon state bill looks to ban diesel in state by 2028

Oregon state bill looks to ban diesel in state by 2028

March 10, 2021 |

In Oregon, CDL Life reports Republicans in the state’s House of Representatives are lashing out against a bill brought by Democrat Rep. Karin Power that seeks to ban the sale of diesel at fueling stations in the state beginning in 2024. The bill proposes a schedule to phase out the sale of diesel, beginning with […]

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Alon Bakersfield Refinery to be retooled into renewable diesel facility

Alon Bakersfield Refinery to be retooled into renewable diesel facility

May 11, 2020 |

In Texas, Global Clean Energy Holdings bought the Alon Bakersfield Refinery in California from Delek US Holdings for $40 million cash. Primoris Services Corporation announced ARB Industrial was awarded a $200 million contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of a renewable diesel facility at the refinery. The retooled facility will produce renewable diesel from […]

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CVR Energy looking to convert some refinery capacity to renewable diesel production

CVR Energy looking to convert some refinery capacity to renewable diesel production

May 7, 2020 |

In Pennsylvania, Reuters reports that CVR Energy is looking to convert some of its refining capacity to renewable diesel production. The company has claimed that its RIN exposure has negatively impacted its bottom line, so by producing renewable diesel it would reduce that exposure that was $19 million in Q1 2020, $6 million higher than […]

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Belgium to boost biofuel blending to 9.6% from January 1

Belgium to boost biofuel blending to 9.6% from January 1

December 30, 2019 |

In Belgium, the Brussels Times newspaper reports that both gasoline and diesel are expected to increase by 2 cents per liter at the pump from January after biofuel blending is increased to 9.6% in order to comply with the Renewable Energy Directive and the Fuel Quality Directive. Most European countries have rushed to get the […]

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Indonesian researchers study local algae strains for renewable diesel

Indonesian researchers study local algae strains for renewable diesel

December 23, 2019 |

In Indonesia, researchers from Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) conducted a study on microalgae for renewable biodiesel development. In the study, there were two types of Indonesian microalgae strains used, Nannochloropsis oculata and chlorella vulgaris. Uniquely, both have the same main growth component but differ in the type of micronutrients (trace elements). For in-situ method, microalgae cells […]

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Danish researchers find rare microalgae enzyme to improve renewable diesel production

Danish researchers find rare microalgae enzyme to improve renewable diesel production

December 12, 2019 |

In Denmark, Researchers have found an unusual, light-dependent enzyme in microalgae. A new project at the Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, will use the enzyme in a system to produce drop-in fuels from waste oils and fats. A grant of DKK 3 million (EUR 0.4 mill.) from the Novo Nordisk Foundation will kick-start a new […]

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