Industry News

  • NYC chief fleet officer awarded for sustainability efforts

    May 30, 2019
    Keith Kerman, New York City’s chief fleet officer and deputy commissioner for the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services, was honored May 23 with a Sloan Public Service Award for his extensive environmental and sustainability efforts.
  • German biodiesel exports rose substantially in Q1 2019

    May 29, 2019
    In the first three months of 2019, German exports of biodiesel surged around 33 percent to 581,248 metric tons, or approximately 175 million gallons, year-on-year. Around 87 percent of these exports were shipped to EU-28 countries.
  • BP to supply Next Renewable Fuels with renewable diesel feedstock

    May 28, 2019
    Next Renewable Fuels and BP Products North America have entered into a long-term feedstock supply agreement whereby Next will purchase approximately 13.2 million barrels per year of renewable feedstocks for its planned Oregon renewable diesel plant.
  • SkyNRG to develop Europe’s first dedicated biojet fuel plant

    May 28, 2019
    SkyNRG announced May 27 it will develop Europe’s first dedicated sustainable aviation fuel production plant in Delfzijl, The Netherlands. The facility is being scaled to produce 100,000 metric tons of biojet fuel and 15,000 tons of bioLPG per year.
  • Total prepares to begin operations at La Mède biorefinery

    May 23, 2019
    French oil giant Total S.A. is just days away from startup at its La Mède biorefinery in the south of France. A representative of Total told Biodiesel Magazine that the HVO production facility is on track to begin production in late May or June.
  • Big-name cos. partner for sustainable palm project in Indonesia

    May 23, 2019
    BASF, The Estée Lauder Companies and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil are partnering with civil society organization Solidaridad to promote sustainable palm oil and palm derivatives production in the district of Waykanan, Lampung, Indonesia.
  • Bipartisan House bill introduced to stop EPA from undermining RFS

    May 23, 2019
    U.S. Reps. Collin Peterson and Dusty Johnson and co-chairs of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus introduced a bill May 23 that establishes a June 1 deadline for refineries to submit SRE petitions from their RFS obligations and increases transparency.
  • United Airlines, World Energy renew biojet fuel supply contract

    May 23, 2019
    United Airlines renewed its biojet fuel supply contract with World Energy, which will deliver up to 10 million gallons of aviation biofuel over the next two years. United Airlines uses the biofuel in every flight departing its Los Angeles hub.
  • Heavy-duty diesels deliver climate benefits along with freight

    May 22, 2019
    The future for diesel technologies in freight transportation is bright, even as alternatives enter the market, thanks to improving efficiency, even lower emissions, advanced biofuel capabilities and unique combination of value for moving freight.
  • Alt fuels displace 3.3 billion gallons of petro diesel under LCFS

    May 22, 2019
    New data from CARB indicates that the LCFS continues to drive production of a growing volume of cleaner transportation fuels for California consumers. To date almost 3.3 billion gallons of petro diesel have been displaced by low-carbon alternatives.

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