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Neste Talks Turkey: Renewable Diesel

November 23, 2016 in Biofuels, Renewable Diesel by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Why Not Collect that Fat for Transportation?

Neste is spreading the word that the waste fat from roasting a single turkey or baking just one ham “converts to roughly two miles driven in a private car.”
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UrbanX for California Renewable Diesel

October 21, 2016 in Biofuels, Companies, money awarded, Renewable Diesel by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Facility in Southern California for Fourth Quarter 2017
Expected to Produce Fuel with a CARB CI in the Low Teens

UrbanX is applying $5 million in California funding to help convert idle equipment at a Los Angeles-area petroleum refinery into a biorefinery capable of producing 30 million gallons per year of renewable diesel – solely from spent restaurant cooking oils – by the fourth quarter of 2017.
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NexGen Fuel’s Baja: Renewable Diesel

May 10, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, Biofuels, Renewable Diesel by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

It’s the First Diesel Entry for the Baja 1000 Endurance Race

One of the many “firsts” unveiled at ACT Expo 2016 is an off road “trophy truck” from NexGen Fuel, a unit of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Golden Gate Petroleum.
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ACT Expo 2016 Is Now Underway

May 2, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, Alternative Fuels, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, Companies, Conference/Meeting, DME, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, Hydrogen, Infrastructure, LNG, milestones, NGVs, Propane, refuse, Renewable Diesel, Technology, telematics, transit, trucking by Patrick Couch  |  No Comments

More Than 3,000 Attendees Are Expected in Long Beach

The 2016 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo is underway at Southern California’s Long Beach Convention Center. More than 3,000 are expected to attend North America’s the largest clean fleet event, co-hosted with the Electric Drive Transportation Association, NGVAmerica, the Propane Education & Research Council, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, and the California Hydrogen Business Council.
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Long Beach BioLNG & Renewable Diesel

April 14, 2016 in Biofuels, Biomethane, LNG, Renewable Diesel by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Applied LNG and Merrimac Energy Are the Suppliers

Southern California’s City of Long Beach is promoting its use of renewable fuels, including renewable diesel and renewable liquefied natural gas.
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ACT Expo 2016 Registration Opens

January 5, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, Alternative Fuels, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, Conference/Meeting, Electric Drive, EVs, EVSE, fuel cells, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid, Hydrogen, LNG, New Products, NGVs, Propane, propane autogas, Renewable Diesel by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Early Bird Discounts Until February 26 as Agenda Is Released,
EDTA, PERC and CHBC Have Committed as Co-Hosts of the Event,
EVSE/EV Charging Webinar with EDTA Takes Place on January 12

Organizers of the 2016 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo released the conference agenda today as they opened early bird registration for the sixth annual show taking place May 2-5 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California.

ACT Expo 2016 is expected bring the entire transportation industry together for an expansive showcase of the technologies, fuels, policies, and organizations driving innovation and sustainability.


Don't forget that ACT Expo 2016 presentation abstracts are due February 15!

Click here to register for ACT Expo 2016. And don’t forget that ACT Expo 2016 presentation abstracts are due February 15.

Leading advanced transportation suppliers will be on hand to unveil and display today’s latest innovations and next generation technologies –OEMs, suppliers of motors, equipment and fuel, and of fueling and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

The deadline for early bird discount registrations for the full ACT Expo 2016 conference and exhibition hall – fleet registration at just $325 and general registration at $550 – is February 26.

The deadline to submit abstracts for ACT Expo 2016 conference presentations is February 15.

ACT Expo 2016 is co-hosted in Long Beach this year with the Electric Drive Transportation Association, the Propane Education & Research Council, and the California Hydrogen Business Council. ACT Expo is organized by Fleets & Fuels publisher GNA – Gladstein, Neandross & Associates.

Momentum from Paris

“Building off the exciting momentum from the Paris Climate Conference, hundreds of public and private-sector organizations will convene at ACT Expo as they work to develop the transportation elements of their sustainability plans and their strategies to reduce vehicle emissions and costs,” said Erik Neandross, CEO at GNA.

“By teaming up with the leading clean vehicle technology industry associations, we are able to bring all fuels, and all advanced technologies under one roof,” he said.

Hands-On Access

ACT Expo attendees will gain hands-on access to the wide range of today’s available clean transportation solutions – including electric, hybrid, hydrogen, natural gas, propane autogas, renewable fuels, advanced efficiency technologies, telematics, and connected vehicles.

“From vehicles, to motors, equipment, fuel, fueling infrastructure, and more – today’s latest innovations and next generation technologies will be unveiled and on display,” GNA says.

Co-Located Events

“For the busy fleet executive, we provide an ultra-efficient one-stop-shop for all of the latest advanced transportation technology in the marketplace today and coming out tomorrow,” Neandross said.

The ACT Expo 2016 program will provide a platform for fleet operators, local governments, and other key stakeholders to share case studies on how alternative fuels and vehicle efficiency technologies are improving the environmental performance and sustainability of their operations, reducing costs, helping mitigate the impact of volatile petroleum prices, and driving business growth.

Organizations hosting co-located events throughout the week of ACT Expo include

  • Businesses for Social Responsibility (BSR);
  • California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC);
  • Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA);
  • National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC);
  • North American Council on Freight Efficiency (NACFE);
  • University of California, Davis; and
  • WTS International.

EVSE Webinar January 12

Can’t wait? Want to learn more about EVSE/electric vehicle supply equipment (aka EV chargers)? Take advantage of a sneak preview of the programming offered at ACT Expo 2016 by joining us for the first of ACT Expo webinar series on January 12: Shaking Things Up in EVSEs: A Discussion on Roaming, Pricing Models, Fleet Applications, and Inductive Charging. The webinar takes place at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern time.

“With electric vehicles finally moving past the early adopter stage,” GNA says, “we find ourselves confronted with major infrastructure challenges.”

The complimentary one-hour webinar, presented in concert with EDTA, “will highlight what we can expect from the electric vehicle charging infrastructure industry, including issues of ‘roaming’ and being able to pay by credit card, pricing structures, challenges and the promise of inductive charging, and fleet applications.”

ACT Expo 2016 exhibiting, sponsoring ||| ACT Expo 2015 interactive floor plan

ACT Expo 2016 Call for Papers ||| ACT Expo 2016 Contacts

at GNA for ACT Expo 2016, Alexis Wiley, 310-744-8552;[email protected]www.actexpo.com


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Source: Gladstein, Neandross & Associates with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Volvo Endorses Renewable Diesel

December 15, 2015 in Renewable Diesel by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Terms the ASTM D975 Product ‘A True Drop-In Fuel’

Volvo Trucks North America has approved the use of renewable diesel fuel for all of its proprietary Volvo engines. The company says it’s “the first OEM to endorse the use of advanced hydrocarbon renewable diesel fuel.”

Renewable diesel ‘has a much lower cloud point, which improves the low temperature performance issues commonly associated with conventional biodiesel,’ says Volvo.

Renewable diesel ‘has a much lower cloud point, which improves the low temperature performance issues commonly associated with conventional biodiesel,’ says Volvo.



“Environmental care is a core value of Volvo Trucks, and we are pleased to offer our customers another alternative fuel choice,” Volvo Trucks North America development, specialty vehicles and alternative fuels sales director Frank Bio said in a release.
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ACT Expo 2016 Call for Papers

December 15, 2015 in ACT Expo 2016, Alternative Fuels, Biodiesel, Biomethane, CNG, DME, Electric Drive, EVs, EVSE, fuel cells, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid, Hydrogen, Infrastructure, LNG, NGVs, Propane, refuse, Renewable Diesel, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

February 15 Deadline for Abstracts for Early May Meeting

Organizers of this coming year’s Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo have put out a Call for Papers, asking that abstracts be submitted no later than February 15.
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Golden Gate for Cal Renewable Diesel

December 11, 2015 in Biofuels, Renewable Diesel by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Firm Celebrates the Two-Year 80%-of-State Contract
It Will Fill with Its Neste-Supplied Nexgen RD99 Fuel,
Wins the Supply Contract for City of San Francisco Too

Golden Gate Petroleum has won a contact to supply California state vehicles with its RD99 renewable diesel, and has also won the contract for the City of San Francisco, which is trumpeting its complete changeover from petroleum-based diesel.
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Cal DGS Requires Renewable Diesel

December 11, 2015 in Biofuels, Renewable Diesel by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Directive Covering Bulk Diesel Buys Issued Wednesday

California’s Department of General Services advised state fuel buyers this week that henceforth they are to purchase renewable diesel fuel, “defined as a diesel fuel that is produced from nonpetroleum renewable resources but is not a mono-alkyl ester.” FAME biodiesel – conventional fatty acid methyl ester – fuel is thus ineligible. updated with Caltrans photo on December 16


Click image or here for the DGS management memo (direct PDF link)

Click image or here for the DGS management memo (direct PDF link)

“State agencies shall purchase state-contracted renewable diesel fuel, in lieu of conventional diesel and biodiesel fuels, when making bulk purchases of fuel for diesel powered vehicles and/or equipment,” states the Wednesday management memo (number 15-07) from DGS.

Half the Carbon Intensity

“As an alternative fuel derived from nonpetroleum based stock and possessing a total carbon intensity of half, or less, than that of traditional diesel fuels, renewable diesel serves as a viable fuel option to help the state meet the above statutory requirements and [Governor Jerry Brown’s goals as outlined in Executive Order] B-30-15,” wrote DGS Office of Fleet and Asset Management assistant chief Renee Carroll.

The order is to remain in force “until rescinded.”

Caltrans and other state vehicle are heretofore to use renewable diesel fuel. Photo via hankstruckpictures.com courtesy Ryan E. Pedrone

All Caltrans and other state vehicles are heretofore to use renewable diesel fuel. Photo via hankstruckpictures.com courtesy Ryan E. Pedrone


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Source: California DGS with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Fleets Tapping into LCFS Credits Trading

November 18, 2015 in Alternative Fuels, batteries, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, Companies, DME, Dual Fuel, Electric Drive, Ethanol, EVs, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid, Hydrogen, Infrastructure, Legislation, LNG, money available, NGVs, Propane, Regulations, Renewable Diesel, Synthetic gasoline by Jon LeSage  |  No Comments

California’s AB 32 Law Has Been Generating LCFS Credits,
Fleets & Fuel Suppliers Are Learning How to Take 
Advantage

Fleets and alternative fuel suppliers are tapping into credit trading and funding programs that come from California’s AB 32 Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. The Low Carbon Fuel Standard and cap-and-trade program are offering incentives for adopting renewable diesel, renewable natural gas, advanced biofuels, and clean vehicles. This fall, California Air Resources Board voted to readopt LCFS, and several states and Canadian provinces are considering adopting similar programs.
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Renewable Diesel for Oakland and Oregon

October 6, 2015 in Biofuels, Renewable Diesel by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fleets Continue to Switch to 100% Drop-In Replacement Product

Fleets including the City of Oakland, Calif. and the Eugene Water & Electric Board in Oregon report switching their diesel vehicles to renewable diesel.
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Propel Hayward Has Renewable Diesel

October 2, 2015 in Biofuels, Infrastructure, Renewable Diesel by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Another California Outlet for Neste Product Dubbed Diesel HPR

Propel Fuels has extended availability of its Diesel HPR renewable diesel to an outlet in Hayward, Calif., south of Oakland. Propel’s 100% drop-in renewable diesel is made using NEXBTL from Neste.
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San Francisco Seeks Renewable Diesel

September 28, 2015 in Biofuels, Renewable Diesel, Solicitation by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

It’s Mostly for Muni as City Seeks Nearly 22 Million Gallons

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

The City and County of San Francisco is taking bids for approximately 21.1 million gallons of renewable diesel for the three-year period starting this November 1.

Most of the fuel, some 15 million gallons, will be for Muni/San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency buses, with lesser amounts for S.F. Fire Department and other city vehicles, and for operations outside the city limits.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee pledged this last summer to fuel all of the city’s diesel vehicle with renewable diesel by year-end (F&F, July 22).

Bids under Solicitation CP 70884 are due on October 16.

Even San Francisco's fire trucks are to operate on reneable diesel.

Even San Francisco’s fire trucks are to operate on reneable diesel.




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Source: City and County of San Francisco with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

California Embraces Renewable Diesel

September 11, 2015 in Biofuels, Renewable Diesel, Solicitation by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

California General Services Wants It, City of Walnut Creek Has It

Demand for renewable diesel is heating up in California, where the state Department of General Services is seeking bids on a state-wide contract and the city of Walnut Creek has converted its entire diesel fleet. updated September 14
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Propel Offers Neste NEXBTL for California

August 24, 2015 in Biofuels, Renewable Diesel by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Diesel HPR in Bulk for Commercial and Government Fleets Statewide
As Renewable Diesel Sales Are Extended to 13 Southern California Outlets

Propel Fuels is now pumping Neste NEXBTL-based, Diesel HPR brand renewable diesel at 13 of its sales outlets in Los Angeles, San Diego and the Inland Empire around San Bernardino – and is offering the sulfur-free fuel in bulk to business and government fleets statewide.
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