Biodiesel Archives - Fleet Equipment Magazine
Why fuel filtration science matters

Fleetguard shares the story of filtration science leading to a biodiesel solution with a seven-time increase in performance.

Volvo fuels new trucks with renewable vegetable oil

Volvo expects to achieve an estimated 75% to 85% reduction in CO2 emissions from this initiative.

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Do biodiesel and bitter cold mix?

Three cities partnered with Optimus Technologies to keep their fleets going at an 89% runtime on B100, in temperatures as low as -17°F.

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Chevron, Cummins announce alternative fuel agreement

This agreement will encompass liquid renewable fuels, such as renewable gasoline blends, biodiesel and renewable diesel.

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

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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

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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,”

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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

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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

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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

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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

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