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    Diesel Dilemma: Are the days of our favorite fuel numbered?

    December 3, 2016 12:00AM by John G Smith

    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.

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    Ontario to invest in green trucks, natural gas network

    June 10, 2016 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    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.

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    Biodiesel output slumps in 2014

    January 19, 2015 12:00AM by Allan

    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.

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    Some Fleets Could Get Millions for New Trucks, Alt. Fuels

    December 5, 2014 12:00AM by Theona Baetu

    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.

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    Biodiesel biz booming in B.C.

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    VANCOUVER — British Columbia is positioning itself to be a worldwide leader in biodiesel production.

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    Biodiesel study confirms CTA concerns with blend mandate

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    OTTAWA — The Canadian Trucking Alliance is hoping a new study will prompt Ottawa to slow down plans to mandate a national two-percent biodiesel standard.

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    Scrap Ontario’s Biodiesel Proposal, OTA Urges

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    The government wants to paint Ontario’s trucks and buses a brighter shade of green with a biodiesel initiative that calls for a renewable fuel mandate of 2 percent (B2) to come into effect between April 1, 2014 and December 2015.

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    Biohazard?

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Passenger Service: State troopers ride-along with truckers in crash study

    The government wants you to fill up with biodiesel. Here’s the inconvenient truth of why that plan could spell trouble for thousands of truckers.

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    Bush calls for increased use of biodiesel, alternative fuels

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    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.

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    V-8 Juice anyone?

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    JEFFERSON CITY MO. — There’ll be veggies in the trailer and veggie oil in the fuel tank.

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    Saskatchewan biofuel plant plans for global domination

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    REGINA — Canadian Green Fuels has revealed plans today for the largest biofuel processing plant in Canada and it is the company’s goal to become the largest biofuel processing plant in the world.

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    Biodiesel standard nearing reality

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    VANCOUVER — It may be a lot easier to tell the difference between junk biodiesel and quality stuff, as a standard for finished specifications moved one step closer to reality.

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    ASTM ushers in new biodiesel standard

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    VANCOUVER — As expected, the ASTM International D02 Main Committee to approved a trio of long-awaited ASTM specifications for biodiesel blends.

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    Biodiesel study confirms CTA concerns with blend mandate

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    OTTAWA — The Canadian Trucking Alliance is hoping a new study will prompt Ottawa to slow down plans to mandate a national two-percent biodiesel standard.

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    Ready to order? Ontario grease primed for province’s diesel

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    STONEY CREEK, Ont. — A $5.6 million plant is being constructed southeast of Hamilton, Ont. that aims to turn restaurant grease into biodiesel fuel.