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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Propel Offers Renewable Diesel HPR

Joanna Schroeder

Drivers in Southern California now have a new way to fuel up: Diesel HPR (High Performance Renewable). A more renewable fuel choice for diesel vehicles, the fuel is produced by Neste and called NEXBTL renewable diesel; however, it is being branded at the pump by Propel Fuels as Diesel HPR. The fuel meets all petroleum diesel specifications and can be …

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San Francisco to Use Renewable Diesel in City Fleet

John Davis

San Francisco is converting its city fleet to renewable diesel. This news release from Mayor Edwin Lee’s office says the city expects great savings on harmful emissions as it phases out petroleum diesel. “By changing our fleet’s fuel from petroleum to renewable diesel, we’re taking action that is good for the global climate, and at the same time promotes environmental …

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BioPower to Build Waste-to-Diesel Plant

John Davis

A Florida-based company will build a $175 million waste-to-diesel plant. This article from Today’s Energy Solutions says BioPower Operations Corp.’s wholly-owned subsidiary Green3Power Operations Inc. (G3P) won the award to build a facility which will convert waste into ultra-low sulfur synthetic green No. 2 diesel fuel using G3P’s exclusively licensed gasification technology and the Fischer-Tropsch process. The plant will be …

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Amyris Renewable Diesel Test with VW a Success

John Davis

Industrial bioscience company Amyris says its two-year test with renewable diesel in Volkswagen vehicles has been a success. This company news release says the test was to check the commercial readiness of Amyris renewable diesel and its ability to enhance VW’s innovative and advanced diesel technology. Utilizing vehicles provided by VW in real-world driving conditions, the two-year-long program to assess …

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Louisiana REG Plant Update

Cindy Zimmerman

Damage to the Renewable Energy Group (REG) Geismar, Louisiana biorefinery from an April 2 fire will take 2-4 months to repair, according to the company. “While preliminary damage assessments are still ongoing, the damage appears to be contained to a limited area of the production facility,” REG reports in an update this week. “The Company plans to incorporate a one-month …

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