Business, Fuel

Bretthauer Oil Expands Offerings With REG Ultra Clean Diesel

Bretthauer Oil announced on Sept. 10 the availability of REG Ultra Clean Diesel for bulk delivery and for purchase at Bretthauer Oil cardlock sites in Hillsboro and McMinnville, Ore.

September 10, 2019
Business, Fuel

Indonesian Road Test Finds Palm Oil Biofuel ‘Safe’ for Cars

Palm Oil Sanjit Das/Bloomberg News

Indonesia said it conducted the world’s longest road test using diesel blended with 30% palm oil, and the results showed that the biofuel is safe for cars.

September 6, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Iowa Rep. Abby Finkenauer Introduces Biodiesel Tax Credit Legislation

Abby Finkenauer Biodiesel pumps at a gas station. (TT File Photo)

Bipartisan legislation that would extend the biodiesel tax credit by two years was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Minnesota Biodiesel Standards to Double in 2018, Displeasing Trucking Industry

Biodiesel United Soybean Board

The state’s standard for the biodiesel blend will double to 20% at gas pumps next May, a decision that displeased trucking industry advocates.

Rochelle Olson | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
August 4, 2017
Government, Fuel

Biodiesel Producers Slam EPA at Hearing on Renewable Fuel Standard

biodiesel panelists Eric Miller/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it wanted to hear what the public thought of its 2018 proposed renewable fuel standard volume minimums, but many of those who came here to comment seemed unhappy with the agency’s plans.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 1, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Minnesota Rejects Request From Truckers to Delay Plan to Mandate B20 Biofuel Mix

B20 option at the pump Micah Walter/Bloomberg News

Minnesota Department of Agriculture officials have rejected a request by the state’s trucking association to delay a plan to increase the mix of biofuel to 20% of all diesel sold in the state beginning May 1.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 27, 2017
Business, Fuel

San Diego's Municipal Fleet Switches to Renewable Diesel

City of San Diego

Joining a growing list of cities in California, San Diego announced Oct. 27 that its municipal vehicle fleet will become the largest in the nation to embrace renewable diesel — from street sweepers to refuse packers to fire trucks.

Joshua Emerson Smith | The San Diego Union-Tribune
November 1, 2016
Business, Fuel

EPA Proposes Increase in Biodiesel for 2018

Eric Wilcox/Flickr

The Environmental Protection Agency wants U.S. fuel distributors to move 2.1 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2018 as part of the continuing increase in the nation’s renewable fuel standard, the agency said.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
May 24, 2016
Business, Fuel

Washington Moves Cause Biodiesel Prices to Jump 10%

Kimberly White/Bloomberg News

Spot biodiesel prices have jumped at least 10% because of moves in Washington since Nov. 30, when the Obama administration increased consumption targets for the fuel. About three weeks later, Congress reinstated a $1-a-gallon tax credit for blending it.

Mario Parker | Bloomberg News
January 4, 2016
Business, Fuel

Volvo Trucks OKs Use of Renewable Diesel for Its Engines

Volvo Trucks North America said it has approved the use of renewable diesel fuel, which can be made from biomass, in its engines.

December 10, 2015