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VW renewable diesel

VW’s Renewable Diesel Evaluation Shows GHG Emissions Cuts

Volkswagen of America’s renewable diesel evaluation program, in collaboration with renewable fuel and product companies Solazyme and Amyris, has shown greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced by more than 50 percent on a well-to-wheel basis when using renewable fuels as compared to today’s commercially available crude-based fuels. Beginning in 2012, … Read more »

Neste Oil

Neste Oil Produces Fuel from Recycled Lubricants

Neste Oil has produced its first batch of traffic fuel from recycled lubricants, the petroleum products and biofuel company says. Following treatment, spent lubricating oil can be reused as a feedstock for producing gasoline and diesel fuel. Neste Oil successfully tested using spent motor oil in this way at its … Read more »

marad ship

Renewable Diesel Acceptable Drop-In Fuel for Ships, Study Finds

Renewable diesel fuel blend made from sugar did not impact ship engine performance or operation, according to a study by the Maritime Administration. Over a two-week period, MARAD tested the operational, vibration and performance difference of a test vessel’s use of ultra low sulfur diesel versus a blend of diesel and … Read more »

Biofuel Industry ‘Faces Huge Slowdown’

The 53.2 billion gallon a year biofuel industry is poised for a “huge” slowdown in capacity growth, according to a study by Lux Research. The industry will grow to 60.4 billion gallons a year between 2013 and 2017 representing a 3.2 percent annual growth rate, but this is a far slower rate … Read more »

Contract Wins: Amyris, Itron, Noresco, Landis+Gyr, Eaton, Foster Wheeler

Advanced microbial engineering company Amyris has expanded an existing technology collaboration agreement with Total for production of renewable diesel and jet fuel. Total agreed to provide $30 million during the third quarter of 2012. Additional funding will be released by Total in mid 2013 and 2014. Total reaffirms its commitment … Read more »