New EU specification to increase better use of sustainable diesel

Plantations International Agarwood Gaharu News The European Committee for Standardization just recently authorized a new standard for paraffinic diesel fuel made from synthesis or hydrotreatment. EN 15940, which will certainly be released by all CEN members before completion of 2016, develops requirements as well as test methods for marketed and supplied paraffinic gasoline including a degree of around 7 percent fat methyl ester (POPULARITY) for use in diesel engines. Up until currently, paraffinic diesel gas, that includes gas-to-liquids (GTL) fuel, hydrotreated veggie oil (HVO, a.k.a., eco-friendly diesel), and also biomass-to-liquids (BTL), has mainly been sold to finish users in Europe as [...]

Mercedes-Benz Trucks approves use of renewable diesel

Plantations International Information Mercedes-Benz Trucks authorized the immediate use of hydrotreated grease (HVO), additionally described as renewable diesel in the United States, for its in-line six-cylinder engine variants of the Mercedes-Benz OM 470, OM 471 (very first generation) as well as OM 936 along with the in-line four-cylinder versions of the OM 934 conference the Euro VI discharges basic. "Trucks from Mercedes-Benz fitted with engines from the OM 470, OM 471, OM 936 as well as OM 934 collection satisfying the Euro VI exhausts requirement might be run with HVO from February 2016," the business mentioned. "This choice applies to all [...]

Super Bowl kicks off with clean diesel tech, renewable diesel

Plantations International News The widely attended fan festivals and transportation to this week’s championship football game in San Francisco are the latest in a long line of entities to recognize advanced biofuels—including biodiesel and renewable diesel fuel—in meeting climate, clean air and sustainability goals. These advance biofuels, when used in diesel engines, can reduce carbon emissions by at least 50 percent, improving air quality and contributing to a sustainable energy future. San Francisco’s host committee is seeking to create a “Net Positive” for the Bay Area from the numerous events associated with the game, including environmental factors. The fan festival events throughout the week will [...]

Golden Entrance Petroleum to provide renewable diesel to California state firms

Plantations International News A new contract between the State of California and Golden Gate Oil may help the state make a massive jump in the direction of meeting its aggressive discharge objectives. The emission targets were mandated by Guv Jerry Brown's exec order to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) exhausts to 40 % less than 1990 degrees by the year 2030. The arrangement will transform one of the biggest fleets in the US to sustainable diesel (RD99). Governor Brown revealed in very early December that all state agencies will certainly now be required to purchase renewable diesel for their fleets of diesel-powered [...]

Price space in between diesel, biodiesel broadens in Germany

Plantations International Information At the end of October, Germany's wholesale cost for biodiesel stood at around 75.60 euro cents per litre (USD $ 3.066 each gallon), omitting power tax obligation, hence going beyond the rate for agricultural diesel (i.e., off-road diesel) by virtually 10 euro cents per litre (USD $ 0.416 per gallon). Baseding on Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (AMI), this was the greatest cost level because June 2014. The substantial surge of biodiesel costs was due to increasing feedstock prices, resilient need of rapeseed methyl esters (RME) before the cold season and high products costs following low water levels of significant rivers. [...]

UPM starts field tests of wood-based diesel in Helsinki region bus web traffic

Plantations International News In Finland, UPM will begin beta test of its wood-based BioVerno diesel energy in urban buses with each other with Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) and the VTT Technical Research study Centre. The beta test are likewise sustained by the St1 fuel station chain, the car maker Volvo, and the transportation firm Transdev Finland. The brand-new round of examinations with UPM BioVerno fuel will certainly begin in October and also compete a minimum of one year. The BioVerno diesel has actually recently been studied in several engine and also vehicle tests conducted by different research study centers along with [...]

SG Preston secures renewable diesel EPC professional

Plantations International Information Philadelphia-based bioenergy firm SG Preston chooses IHI E&C as EPC contractor for eco-friendly diesel facilties SG Preston has struck an agreement with IHI E&C, a Houston-based EPC specialist as well as subsidiary of Japan-based IHI Corp., for a multi-facility program to consist of advancement and building of just what SG Preston says goes to the very least five eco-friendly diesel plants scaled at 120 MMgy each. SG Preston states it will certainly deploy its initial biofuels strategy at 5 areas-- South Point and Van Wert, Ohio, Logansport, Indiana, and in Michigan as well as Ontario, Canada, with certain [...]