Topics: Biodiesel

Go Inside a Diesel Engine

Go Inside a Diesel Engine

To answer these questions and more, we created an animated video to illustrate exactly how biodiesel works in an existing diesel engine with no changes or modifications necessary. More

USDA Accepting Applications for Matching Grants Under Higher Blends Infrastructure Investment Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture launched an online portal to begin accepting applications for the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) grants. More

NATSO Analysis: USDA Grants for Renewable Fuel Infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to award up to $100 million in competitive grants to expand the sale and use of renewable fuels, including biodiesel. Under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, USDA will award $14 million to expand the infrastructure for higher blends of biodiesel and $86 million for higher blends of ethanol in an effort to increase the sale and use of higher blend renewable fuels.  More

USDA to Award $100 Million in Grants for Renewable Fuel Infrastructure

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Why Biodiesel Blends Make Sense for Your Operations

Why Biodiesel Blends Make Sense for Your Operations

Electric vehicles may be the shiny new object, but speakers at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in January confirmed that the diesel engine will continue dominating the market for a long time. John Eichberger, Executive Director of the Fuels Institute, illustrated this point with federal data: 77% of all distillate energy is used by the over-the-road freight market. A 14% increase in registered diesel vehicles is expected by 2035 — including more passenger models. Diesel vehicle miles traveled are projected to increase 23% by 2035. More

NATSO ANALYSIS: Court Sides with Biofuels Interests in Case Examining RFS Small Refinery Exemptions

Appeals court ruling hands a major victory to biofuels stakeholders, casting doubt on the legal underpinnings of EPA’s rationale for increasing the number of small refinery exemptions and adding a new wrinkle of uncertainty to an already-volatile Renewable Fuel Standard program. More

How Can My Travel Center Take Advantage of the Biodiesel Tax Credit?

How Can My Travel Center Take Advantage of the Biodiesel Tax Credit?

In late December, President Trump signed legislation that retroactively renewed the $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit and extended it through 2022. It marked an enormous victory for not only the travel center industry, but also for the environment and America's truck drivers and consumers. Importantly, it allows diesel retailers to receive significant profits from blending bio into their diesel. Let’s take a look at what this means from an individual truckstop or travel plaza owner operator’s perspective. More

Fuel Performance and Emissions Facts Your Truckstop Customers Care About

Fuel Performance and Emissions Facts Your Truckstop Customers Care About

A B20 blend (20 percent biodiesel, 80 percent petroleum diesel) has been shown to reduce particulate matter and carbon monoxide emissions by more than 10 percent and unburned hydrocarbons by more than 20 percent in heavy-duty highway engines. More

NATSO Analysis: Federal Court Sides with Fuel Retailers, Informative for Current RFS Debates

On August 30, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in a lawsuit brought by the merchant refining community that sought to require EPA to change the so-called "point of obligation" under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The court's opinion in the case, which was first filed more than two-and-a-half years ago, is noteworthy for its implications on current policy debates over the future of the RFS. More

 Cut Through the Jargon with this Biodiesel Dictionary

Cut Through the Jargon with this Biodiesel Dictionary

Like any industry, biodiesel has its own lingo that can be confusing to a newcomer. I never want this be a barrier to learning more about how biodiesel could benefit your travel plaza or truck stop operations with its competitive pricing, strong performance and lower emissions. So I’ve provided some definitions of common terms in the biodiesel industry. More

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