Rudolf Diesel must be rolling in his grave. The 19th-century inventor gave birth to the engine that bears his name. Now the country where he did the work is looking to bring the technology to an end. German legislators recently passed a resolution that calls for a ban of all internal combustion engines as early as 2030.
TORONTO, ON – Ontario has unveiled a five-year Climate Change Action Plan that includes funds to adopt greener commercial vehicles and build a province-wide natural gas fueling network.
A new Green Commercial Vehicle Program to launch in 2017 will include up to $170 million in incentives for adopting electric and natural gas commercial vehicles, aerodynamic devices, anti-idling devices, and electric trailer refrigeration. The funding available for specific technologies is not referenced.
Another $75-$100 million will be used to build a province-wide natural gas fueling network, which will be developed with input from the Ontario Trucking Association, Union Gas, Enbridge Gas, and others. Natural gas has a lower carbon content than diesel.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. biodiesel market shrunk in 2014 amid policy uncertainty in Washington that destabilized the industry and caused many biodiesel plants to shut down or reduce production.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, total U.S. biodiesel consumption fell to 1.75 billion gallons for the year, down slightly from nearly 1.8 billion gallons in 2013.
The downturn came as the Obama Administration failed to finalize biodiesel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the U.S. Congress allowed the biodiesel tax incentive to lapse at the beginning of 2014.
“These numbers reflect the consequences of policy inaction,” said Joe Jobe, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), the industry trade association.
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Trucking companies in the U.S. could get hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks in 2015 for everything from buying new trucks to using alternative fuels such as natural gas.
EDMONTON — The Alberta government unveiled a new energy strategy, which included a timeline for renewable content in the province’s fuel supply.
This FAQ sheet from Kevan Browne at Cummins Inc. addresses the use of
biodiesel fuel with the company’s truck engines. Issued May 23, 2005, unedited.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The first U.S. state to mandate biodiesel is proposing a new long-term plan that would require vehicles to fill up with 20 percent biodiesel blends by 2015.
WINNIPEG — Both Alberta and B.C. have revealed plans to require renewable content in their diesel supply by 2010, but it appears Manitoba might try and beat them to it.
VANCOUVER — British Columbia is positioning itself to be a worldwide leader in biodiesel production.
OTTAWA — The Renewable Fuels Bill was introduced in parliament, which will allow the federal government to regulate renewable fuel content in fuels.
WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s capital city recently unveiled a fuelling station specifically designed to supply the municipal fleet with biodiesel.
WASHINGTON – U.S. President George Bush wants to make America less dependent on foreign oil supplies by increasing the use of renewable and alternative fuels.
JEFFERSON CITY MO. — There’ll be veggies in the trailer and veggie oil in the fuel tank.
CALGARY — The Alberta Renewable Diesel Demonstration (ARDD) was on an a mission to prove biodiesel could withstand winter temperatures in Canada, and now they have proof.