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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.

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

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.

Propel Offers Neste’s NEXBTL Renewable

March 18, 2015 in Biofuels by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fuel Based on NEXBTL Process Diesel Offered as Diesel HPR

Propel Fuels is promoting Diesel HPR, a new offering using NEXBTL process-derived product from Finland’s Neste Oil. Going beyond biodiesel, the Neste fuel is designated as ASTM D-975, the standard for all ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel in the U.S., Propel says, and is recognized as “CARB diesel” by the California Air Resources Board.

California Biodiesel Case Studies

August 27, 2013 in Biodiesel, Biofuels by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

EDF-E2 Assessment Shows Rapid Growth in California

A new study by EDF and E2 sums up the benefits of biodiesel and profiles six companies they say are “helping to revolutionize the industry.” Biodiesel, states a summary, “not only reduces harmful greenhouse gas emissions and improves air quality; it is providing consumers with additional fuel choices at the pump and spurs green job growth.”

Propel Fuels Opens Fresno Center

April 9, 2013 in Biodiesel, Biofuels, Ethanol by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Biofuels Outlet Features Locally Produced Biodiesel and Ethanol

Propel Fuels opened a “Clean Mobility Center” biofuels outlet in Fresno, Calif. today, emphasizing that it’s not only a first for the city, but that the renewable fuels offered are produced locally.

Propel & Solazyme for Algae Biodiesel

November 14, 2012 in Biodiesel, Biofuels by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Believed to Be First Algae-Based Product for Retail

Propel Fuels began pumping algae-derived biodiesel on a retail basis yesterday, “for what we believe to be the first time in history,” according to a release made with South San Francisco-based Solazyme, Inc. (NASDAQ:SZYM).

Propel Pairs with Eco-Energy

June 16, 2012 in Ethanol by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘An Important Step in the Maturing of the Industry’

Propel Fuels report an exclusive three-year supply agreement with Franklin, Tenn.-based Eco-Energy for E85 ethanol. The pact “represents an important step in the maturing of the industry,” Propel says, “further enabling high blend renewable fuels to compete head-to-head with petroleum fuels.

$35 Million from the CEC

June 1, 2012 in Biodiesel, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The California Energy Commission late last week unanimously approved $35 million worth of funding for “a diversity of alternative fuel and vehicle types,” paving the way for contracts to be signed.

The technologies being fostered will be necessary for the state to meet its own efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction goals, says Calstart president and CEO John Boesel, whose organization is the largest recipient.

Propel Fuels Looks Good as California Agency Proposes $17.3 Million for Alternative Fuels Infrastructure

May 5, 2012 in Biodiesel, Biomethane, CNG, Ethanol, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Propel Fuels is in line for the lion’s share as the California Energy Commission has proposed $17.3 million worth of Alternative Fuels Infrastructure awards under its Alternative and Renewable Fuel & Vehicle Technology Program.

CEC has also proposed $1.1 million for biodiesel storage and blending facilities, and nearly $6.1 million for CNG and LNG fueling.

More Propel Fuels in Los Angeles Area

March 9, 2012 in Biodiesel, Ethanol by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Propel Fuels is getting set to open its 23rd biodiesel and E85-ethanol fueling station out of a planned 75 in California, adding Fullerton, Calif. to its stable.

CEC Streamlines Planning Process

January 2, 2012 in Uncategorized by rich  |  No Comments

Legislation passed in 2011 has made it easier for the California Energy Commission to get its next round of solicitations ready under AB 118, the statute that provides for the agency to fund energy-efficient vehicles to the tune of nearly $100 million per year.

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