Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Portland City Council to Vote on Phasing Out Diesel Sales

Portland, Ore., skyline The city’s goal is to first reduce carbon emissions at least 50% from 1990 levels by 2030. (City of Portland, OR via Twitter)

Gradually phasing out diesel fuel sales in Portland, Ore., is among 43 climate change actions before the City Council’s second public hearing and vote slated for Aug. 24.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
August 9, 2022
Business, Fuel

Fleet Sustainability: Using Biodiesel to Drive Success

REG Whitepaper

The growth of the sustainability movement is changing the fleet industry. Read this white paper to learn how biodiesel is helping fleets lower their emissions while providing the performance and ROI they need.

November 1, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

ADM, Marathon Partner on Renewable Diesel Venture

ADM truck ADM will own 75% of the joint venture, and Marathon Petroleum Co. will own 25%. (Mark Cowan/HO)

Marathon Petroleum Corp. and ADM announced plans to form a joint venture for the production of soybean oil to supply what they referred to as rapidly growing demand for renewable diesel fuel.

August 23, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Sets Final Rule for 2021 Biomass-Based Diesel Requirement

Driver unloads corn at a refining facility in Iowa A driver unloads corn at a refining facility in Jewell, Iowa. The 2020 volume requirement for biomass-based diesel was about 170 million gallons higher than in 2019. (Sergio Flores/Bloomberg News)

The Environmental Protection Agency announced the final rule that sets the biomass-based diesel statutory minimum requirement at 2.43 billion gallons for 2021, the same level as the 2020 requirement.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 5, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Deal on Biodiesel, Railroads Credits Hinges on Broader Tax Package

Biodiesel United Soybean Board

Congressional leaders are close to a deal that would extend a slew of expired incentives for biodiesel, alcoholic beverages and short-line railroads, though it could depend on completing a broader tax compromise in time to add the provisions to a must-pass spending bill.

December 16, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump EPA Pledges Biofuel Boost to Calm Corn-State Criticism

Corn Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The Trump administration is taking action to boost U.S. demand for corn-based ethanol and soybean-based biodiesel, as the president seeks to temper criticism from farmers and Midwest politicians before next year’s election.

October 4, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Officials Agree on Plan to Boost Ethanol, Biodiesel

ethanol Sergio Flores/Bloomberg News

The Trump administration has agreed to a new plan for boosting renewable fuels and offsetting waivers exempting oil refineries from mandates to use them, according to three people familiar with the matter who asked for anonymity before a formal announcement.

October 1, 2019
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

How Fleets Can Take Advantage of Biodiesel's Benefits

What fuel can help you reduce fuel costs and emissions while keeping fleet performance strong? The answer is biodiesel. Learn why large national fleets like Ruan Transportation and small local operations are running on biodiesel blends in this webinar from North America’s largest biodiesel producer, Renewable Energy Group.

May 15, 2019