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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

Bretthauer Oil offering biodiesel, renewable blend

Bretthauer Oil has announced the availability of REG Ultra Clean Diesel for bulk delivery and for purchase at Bretthauer Oil cardlock sites in Hillsboro, Ore., and McMinnville, Ore.

G&D Integrated meeting sustainability goals with help from biodiesel

The sustainability trend has swept across the transportation and fuel industries in recent years, and biodiesel is helping fleets to meet both customer and environmental goals.

How to keep your fuel storage tanks clean and dry

Biodiesel does not cause water problems in fuel tanks. I want to say that right off the bat because you may have heard differently over the years.   The truth is that water is potentially an issue with tanks for every kind of fuel—petroleum diesel, renewable diesel, biodiesel, gasoline, jet fuel and on and on.

Biodiesel: One fleet’s experience

Jeff Corbin is director of maintenance and fleet operations with Mahoney Environmental, an Illinois-based company that services the restaurant industry in all 50 states. Mahoney Environmental has used biodiesel to some degree for years but committed using the fuel across its full 160-truck fleet in the past year to profit from the performance, financial and

How biodiesel can solve fleets’ lubricity problems

The move to ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) has been a good thing for the environment, but it has not come without some undesirable side effects for diesel engines. Chief among them is the loss of lubricity. Sulfur is what gives diesel fuel its lubricating properties. By shifting to ULSD, diesel fuel significantly reduced the component

Five reasons for fleets to consider biodiesel blends

Biofuels are a reality for today’s fleets. Should you use them, should you not? To find some clarity on the matter, Troy Shoen, senior manager of marketing for Renewable Energy Group Inc., sounded off on five ways biodiesel can help your fleet. 1. Performance Fleets throughout North America are running on biodiesel blends of up

Counterpoint: The full truth about biodiesel

  As a scientist, I think it’s important to have as many facts as possible about a topic before drawing a conclusion. That’s why I feel compelled to respond to a column about biodiesel published in September’s Fleet Equipment. (Editor’s note: You can read the column here). Full disclosure: I work for Renewable Energy Group

Fuel of the future fuel pump
Seeing green: Why fleets are jumping on the sustainability trend

G&D Integrated is a good case study on how there are many reasons today’s most progressive fleets are embracing environmental sustainability. On the one hand, the for-hire carrier believes doing what it can to protect the environment is the right thing to do. On the other hand, it’s found that it’s also good for business.