Volvo OKs Use of Renewable Diesel

John Davis

Truck maker Volvo has given the green light the use of renewable diesel in its proprietary engines. This company news release says it is the first to endorse the use of renewable diesel, and the green fuel will offer environmental and cost-savings benefits to customers. “Environmental care is a core value of Volvo Trucks, and we are pleased to offer …

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Renewable Diesel Use High at Propel Fuels’ Stations

Joanna Schroeder

Earlier this year, Propel Fuel launched its Diesel HPR (High Performance Renewable) across Southern California in August 2015. The company has announced that consumer adoption of the product has risen 300 percent compared to its former biodiesel product (B20). Propel’s Diesel HPR features several performance features including a 75 cetane rating, 40 percent higher than regular diesel. The company cites …

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Today in Energy Report Reviews Renewable Diesel

Joanna Schroeder

A recent Today in Energy report looked at the future of the renewable diesel. Unlike other biofuels, which do not share identical properties of the fuel they are replacing, renewable diesel fuels, or hydroprocessed esters and fatty acids (HEFA) are virtually indistinguishable from their petroleum counterparts. In 2014, more than one billion gallons of drop-in fuels were produced globally and …

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Renewable Diesel Maker Neste Teams with Boeing

John Davis

A leading producer of renewable diesel is teaming up with the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer to move forward the green fuel for aviation. This news release from Neste says it and Boeing will work toward American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) fuel standard approval allowing the commercial use of high freezing point renewable aviation fuel by airlines. Neste anticipates …

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SG Preston to Build Renewable Diesel Plants

John Davis

A Philadelphia-based bioenergy company has inked a deal to build renewable diesel plants. This news release from SG Preston says it and Houston-based engineering firm IHI E&C agreed to develop and construct a series of commercial volume, advanced biofuels manufacturing plants, initially in the U.S. Midwest and Canada. The plants will use proven, commercial scale technologies for the production of …

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Oakland Fills Up Fleet with Renewable Diesel

John Davis

Oakland, California, is the first major U.S. city to convert its entire fleet to renewable diesel. This news release from Neste Oil says the company’s NEXBTL renewable diesel is the fuel of choice for the municipality. Reduced emissions resulting from the use of renewable diesel will allow the City of Oakland to decrease its carbon footprint and help meet ambitious …

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Propel’s Renewable Diesel Fuels California

John Davis

Propel Fuels brings its high-performance renewable diesel to Hayward, California. This company news release says the fuel is available at Hayward’s “880 Gas” station at 391 West A Street. Propel also took the chance to address the Volkswagen diesel scandal. Drivers can easily find the nearest Propel Diesel HPR location and real time pricing by downloading Propel’s mobile app available …

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UPM BioVerno Diesel Reduces Tailpipe Emissions

Joanna Schroeder

Studies have found that wood-based UPM BioVerno significantly reduces harmful tailpipe emissions. Several engine and vehicle tests were conducted by a number of research institutes including VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, University of Vaasa in Finland and at FEV, an internationally recognized vehicle engineering company based in Germany. The Finnish company’s renewable diesel functions just like conventional diesel in …

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