Alternative Fuels

Industry & Facility
Industry & Facility

Volvo OKs Renewable Diesel For Euro 5 Truck Engines

After extensive field testing of renewable diesel (or hydrotreated vegetable oil, HVO), Volvo Trucks recently announced that it has approved the biofuel for all Euro 5 engines and is preparing certifications for Euro 6.

Industry & Facility

Marine Industry Favors Biobutanol Over Ethanol

The National Marine Manufacturers Association recently publicly endorsed renewable isobutanol as an effective, less damaging and more suitable alternative than ethanol for power various types of marine and recreational boat engines.

Industry & Facility
Prices
Technology
Industry & Facility
Industry & Facility

A New Fuel Floats The Boat

Carnival Corp. announced that it has finalized a multi-billion dollar contract with German shipbuilder Meyer Werft GmbH for the construction of four dual-fueled cruise ships.

International Developments

ExxonMobil Inks Korean Nat-Gas R&D Agreement

ExxonMobil recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning and the Korea Gas Corp. to hold discussions concerning natural gas technologies and new energy technologies.

Technology

Mascoma, DOE Lab Develop Microbe For Biofuel Production

Massachusetts-based bioconversion technology specialist Mascoma LLC and the U.S. Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Science Center recently developed a novel strain of yeast that could help significantly accelerate the development of biofuels from non-food feedstocks.