Biodiesel 101: Facts about the Fuel and its Benefits

Biodiesel 101: Facts about the Fuel and its Benefits

What is biodiesel and how could it benefit you? Get straight answers on how biodiesel is made, its affect on fleet performance, how it reduces emissions, and the business advantages of using biodiesel blends to fuel your fleet.

April 11, 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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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
Business, Fuel

Texas Man Bilks Oil Refiners in $78 Million Biodiesel Fraud

A Houston man who amassed a fortune selling renewable fuel credits given for producing biodiesel, although he never actually made any of the alternative fuel, has pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 13, 2015