Howell says 2016 may be busiest year yet for biodiesel at ASTM

Plantations International News An abundance of ASTM and ISO biodiesel activities may make 2016 the busiest year yet at the standards organizations, said National Biodiesel Board senior technical advisor Steve Howell. At the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Tampa, Florida, Howell spoke about his involvement with biodiesel and ASTM for more than two decades, and he detailed ongoing and future technical work at ASTM and ISO that will ultimately expand market opportunities for biodiesel blends. Howell began by discussing how diesel OEMs are seeking changes to ASTM D975, the diesel fuel specification, in order to better perform with their high-pressure [...]

Neste, Boeing work toward biojet ASTM standard, market acceptance

Plantations International News Renewable diesel producer Neste announced in November that it is working with aircraft manufacturer Boeing to promote and accelerate commercialization of biojet fuel. The companies will work toward ASTM fuel standard approval allowing commercial airline use of high freezing point biojet fuel, along with parallel goals of gaining widespread market acceptance and progressing sustainability accreditation efforts. Neste anticipates that its biojet fuel could help the aviation industry achieve its greenhouse gas (GHG) saving targets, which are carbon-neutral growth from 2020 and a net reduction in carbon emissions of 50 percent by 2050 compared to 2005. “Airlines and airplane manufacturers [...]