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Chevron completes acquisition of Renewable Energy Group (REG)

Chevron Corporation recently completed its acquisition of Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG) following approval by REG stockholders. “We have brought together companies with complementary capabilities, assets, and customer relationships to make Chevron one of the leading renewable fuels companies in the United States,” said Mark Nelson, executive vice president of Downstream & Chemicals for Chevron.  “Chevron now

Renewable Energy Group launches branded bio-diesel fuel product line

Renewable Energy Group Inc. (REG), a bio-based diesel producer in North America, announced the introduction of a line of branded fuel solutions, EnDura Fuels. This branded product launch supports Renewable Energy Group’s ongoing efforts to help the transport industry meet its sustainability and business growth objectives, while strengthening the Company’s position in the marketplace. The

What fleets need to know about B100 biodiesel

Biodiesel is a sustainable fuel that has grown in popularity as a cleaner-burning alternative to petroleum diesel. It’s made from renewable resources that would otherwise have no further use, including recycled cooking oil, waste animal fats and vegetable oils. In most cases, it’s blended with petroleum diesel. For example, a common blend is called “B20,”

Booster converts nearly 1,200 diesel vehicles to renewable fuel in first month

Booster has converted more than 90 of its diesel customers with close to 1,200 vehicles to renewable fuels within the first month of its decarbonization initiative. This move will help Booster’s customers cut emissions by more than 70%, saving more than 34 million pounds of carbon emissions next year, Booster says. Booster notified its fleet

Renewable Energy Group, Booster, partner to offer sustainable fuels mobile delivery

Booster, a tech-enabled energy delivery service, and Renewable Energy Group (REG), producer and provider of lower-carbon fuels, announced a partnership to provide mobile delivery of renewable diesel, biodiesel and blended fuels to fleets. The service started in California, starting with the San Francisco Bay Area and Orange County, in August and has the potential to

Alternative fuels 101: What you need to know

Fleets interested in reducing carbon emissions have more alternative fuel options than ever before. So how do you pick the right one for your operation? First, it’s important to recognize that the solution may not be a single fuel. With an integrated energy management approach, fleets can evaluate all viable fuels and pick the ones

Starting sustainability efforts with diesel engines

Nearly every time I talk with people about sustainability, I ask: Is this time different? Years ago we saw the growth of “going green,” which carried a hefty price tag for environmentally conscious decisions. The difference this time around isn’t just the improvement in electrification technology—it’s the attention sustainability is receiving throughout society. Transportation operations

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REG: A look at renewable diesel vs. biodiesel

Renewable diesel has gotten a lot of attention from fleets over the past few years, and for good reason: It’s a drop-in replacement to petroleum diesel that offers excellent performance and cuts emissions. But what some fleets don’t realize is that the same description applies to biodiesel — and in some cases, biodiesel gives fleets

Why alternative fuels will accelerate in 2021

The 2021 National Biodiesel Conference and Expo happened the same week a new president was inaugurated, and that timing did not go unnoticed. From policy expectations to the environmental benefits of various fuel sources, here are some of the key takeaways for fleet operators from this event. Political change is an opportunity for growth President

REG: Who are you forgetting in RFP responses?

When is the last time you thought about who is involved in your RFP process? There might be someone missing: If your company or the company/public entity you are hoping to work with has someone focused on sustainability, they should definitely be involved. As environmental sustainability influences the transportation industry more and more, a growing

REG: ‘Using biodiesel blends is a great way to dramatically reduce emissions in diesel-powered vehicles’

There’s a lot of buzz about new fuels for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. While research and development for cleaner fuels is always a good idea, the reality is liquid fuels will power U.S. fleets for decades to come.

Getting started with biodiesel fuel

Once fleets hear the economic, performance and emissions benefits of biodiesel, it often becomes clear to them why they should give the renewable fuel a try. What’s uncertain for them is how they can get started. It’s a conversation I’ve had many times. For those of you interested in biodiesel, here are three questions you