Latest generation diesels power 36% of US commercial trucks

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Thirty-six percent of all commercial diesel trucks on US roads are now powered by the newest generation of diesel technologies (MY 2011 and newer), up from 30% in 2016 and 25.7% in 2015, according to analysis by the Diesel Technology Forum of operation data from 2017 of vehicles (GVW 3-8) provided by IHS Markit. Some states have the new diesel technology in more than two-thirds of their fleets. increase in savings, despite higher average diesel prices.

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Bosch and Weichai Power boost efficiency of Weichai truck diesel engines from 46% to 50%

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Bosch and Weichai Power have increased the efficiency of Weichai truck diesel engines from their current level of roughly 46% to 50%. Even though the diesel engine is nearly 130 years old, its development continues. China Diesel Engines Heavy-duty Market Background

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Cummins unveils next-gen emissions control concept for diesel at IAA Commercial Vehicles

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At the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show, Cummins introduced a concept emissions control system capable of minimizing emissions to levels previously thought unfeasible, including a possible next level of Euro VII regulations anticipated during the coming decade. Other innovative technologies under development by Cummins to reduce friction and parasitic losses will also continue to make the diesel engine even more productive and energy efficient. Diesel Emissions

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Hyundai ships 10 XCIENT Fuel Cell heavy-duty truck to Europe for commercial use

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The company plans to ship a total of 50 XCIENT Fuel Cells to Switzerland this year, with handover to commercial fleet customers starting in September. The driving range per charge for XCIENT Fuel Cell is about 400km, which was developed with a balance between the specific requirements from the potential commercial fleet customers and the charging infrastructure in Switzerland.

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Mercedes-Benz Vans shows pickup truck concepts; market launch in late 2017; diesel V6

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Daimler AG will make investments in the high nine figures (euro) in the new model series by the time of the market launch. The key markets will be Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, Australia with New Zealand, and Europe. Worldwide, mid-size pickups are becoming increasingly popular as versatile vehicles for a simultaneous private and commercial use and as vehicles for a strictly private use. In Brazil, mid-size pickups have a share of almost 5% of the total vehicle market.

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Diesel and gasoline prices drop in early 2020, but diesel drops substantially less

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Although both diesel and gasoline are made from oil, the trends in their prices do not always go in parallel. While personal driving (which uses primarily gasoline) is down greatly because of various stay-at-home mandates, commercial truck transport (which uses primarily diesel) has been substantially less affected. 2 diesel and regular gasoline) came from the U.S. During the first 17 weeks of 2020, the price of diesel decreased by 20.9% (from $3.079 to $2.437).

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BYD and Hino enter strategic alliance focused on commercial battery-electric vehicles

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signed a strategic business alliance agreement with a focus on collaborating in the development of commercial battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). The two companies will accelerate the development of commercial BEVs to provide the best-fit product for customers in a timely manner. BYD Commercial Vehicle and Hino Motors has been committed to technology innovation and global promotion of commercial vehicle electrification. BYD Company Ltd. and Hino Motors, Ltd.

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Groupe Renault changes China strategy: light commercial vehicles and electric passenger cars

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Groupe Renault is setting a new strategy for China, based on Electric Vehicles (EV) and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV). With 860,000 electric vehicles sold in China in 2019, China is by far the largest EV market in the world. EV sales are expected to reach 25% of the Chinese market by 2030. Chinese ICE passenger car market. With Renault support in terms of quality and technologies, JMEV will cover 45% of Chinese EV market in 2022 with 4 core models. LCV market.

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TM4 introduces new motor/generator for the commercial heavy-duty hybrid market: SUMO HP HV900

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As part of this new line, TM4 is launching the SUMO HP HV900, a new motor/generator and inverter combination for the commercial heavy-duty market. It was purposely developed for series and parallel-hybrid configurations and can be coupled with diesel engines, multi-speed gearboxes or integrated to axles for ultra-low floor buses. It is a market with strong growth potential where TM4 has already enjoyed significant success.

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GM Defense awarded $214.3M contract to produce Army’s Infantry Squad Vehicle; based on 2020 Colorado with 2.8L diesel

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GM Defense’s solution to the Army’s next-generation transportation needs is based off the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 midsize truck architecture and leverages 90% commercial off-the-shelf parts. Duramax turbo-diesel engine, and six-speed automatic transmission. Diesel Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Bosch overview of global diesel markets; optimistic about US, China

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Bosch, a leading supplier of technology for diesel engines, recently provided an overview of trends it sees in the diesel engine marketplace globally. In addition to the ongoing strength in the European market and India (the second-largest diesel market after Europe, Bosch sees potential strength in North America and China. Because diesel vehicles already account for a high share of the European market, opportunities for growth are correspondingly moderate.

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Velocys sells its second commercial license for FT renewable diesel and jet technology to Red Rock Biofuels

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RRB has begun construction of the biorefinery, which will incorporate Velocys’ technology, and produce low-carbon, renewable diesel and jet fuel. The contract represents Velocys’s second commercial license, the first being to ENVIA for a gas-to-liquids plant. The biorefinery in Lakeview will convert 136,000 tons of forestry residue into 15 million gallons per year of renewable transportation fuels including diesel and jet fuel.

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Neste Oil in renewable diesel blend demonstration project aimed at commercialization; Diesel R33

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Test bus for the Diesel R33 project. Neste Oil is part of a fleet demonstration program of a new blend of diesel fuel in Coburg, Germany. The aim of the program is to introduce to the market a fuel with a significantly higher proportion of renewable content than current diesel blends. With the 26% share of NExBTL, the new blend offers the highest biofuel content of any diesel blend that fulfills and exceeds the requirements for diesel fuels used in the European Union.

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Australian company introducing on-board hydrogen electrolysis unit to reduce diesel consumption and emissions

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South Australian manufacturer Hydrogen Direct Injection’s ( HYDI ) systems have been in various stages of development and testing since 2013 but are now on the verge of commercialization following encouraging testing results from the University of South Australia. The independent testing on a generator showed the unit reduced diesel consumption in the range of 5–13%, lowered diesel particulate matter emissions by 25–80% and removed 7–25% of carbon monoxide.

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New catalytic process turns renewable and waste carbon into cleaner, high-performance diesel biofuel blendstock

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Researchers used reductive etherification chemistry to convert alcohol and ketone substrates derived from microbial carboxylic acids into an ether bioblendstock for use when blended into conventional diesel fuel. Bio-hydrocarbons Co-Optima Diesel Fuels

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Peugeot brings BlueHDi diesel engines to Boxer commercial vans; 6-speed manual, Stop & Start

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BlueHDi diesel engines ( earlier post ), designed and produced by the PSA Group. L BlueHDi engines offers 3 power levels for the core market: 110 hp and 300 N·m, an increase of 50 Nm compared to the previous engine; 130 hp and 340 N·m, an increase of 20 Nm compared to the previous engine; 160 hp and 350 N·m, an increase of 10 hp compared to the previous engine. million specific driving tests representing different types of heavy commercial vehicle use.

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Eberspaecher and China Yuchai subsidiary form JV for emission control systems for commercial vehicles

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The JV Company will produce and sell exhaust emission control systems for Chinese commercial vehicles to meet the highest domestic emission standard, China National 6. The Eberspaecher commercial vehicle combination systems consist of two main components: a diesel particulate filter system—consisting of an oxidation catalyst (DOC) and Diesel particulate filter (DPF)—and a nitrogen oxide reduction system, which includes urea dosing and SCR catalysts.

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JRC report finds electric vehicles in Europe on the way to full-scale commercialization

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The European Union appears to be undergoing a transition from the testing of and experimentation with electric vehicles to full-scale EV commercialization, according to a new report from the EU’s Joint Research Center (JRC). 12,613 diesel PHEV. The report also emphasizes that market deployment is still dependent on support policies and vulnerable to changes in such support. Electric (Battery) Europe Fuel Cells Hybrids Market Background Plug-ins

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Eberspächer introducing diesel fuel-cell APU at IAA; planned market introduction in US in 2017

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Basic elements and operating principle of the diesel fuel-cell APU. At the upcoming IAA in Hanover, automotive supplier Eberspächer is presenting a fuel-cell APU (auxiliary power unit) for commercial trucks that converts diesel efficiently to electricity and thereby supplies the required power to all on-board consumer components such as the air-conditioning system or the refrigerator units. Diesel Fuel Cells Heavy-duty

2014 78

NR Canada seeking commercialization partner for methane oxidation catalyst

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Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is seeking expressions of interest from firms which wish to enter into a commercial licensing arrangement to bring to market its methane oxidation catalyst. NRCan said the ideal licensee would be a Canadian distributor for this technology and would have the capacity for commissioning, manufacture, marketing, and sales.

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Algenol to distribute algae-derived ethanol commercially

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Offering ethanol made from algae for the first time commercially, Algenol Biotech LLC and Protec Fuel Management, LLC have entered into an agreement to market and distribute ethanol from Algenol’s Fort Myers, Fla., commercial demonstration module. The two will also offer Algenol’s future 18 million gallons per year from its commercial plant, which is planned for development in Central Florida in 2016 and 2017.

2015 79

Jacobs to introduce cylinder deactivation (CDA) Technology at IAA Commercial Vehicles

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Jacobs Vehicle Systems, a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty diesel engine retarding systems and valve actuation systems, will introduce its new Cylinder Deactivation (CDA) technology to the European market at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 (Hannover, Germany, 20-27 September). Diesel Engines Fuel Efficiency Heavy-duty Vehicle Systems

2018 73

Amyris and Total form joint venture to produce and market renewable diesel and jet fuel

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a 50-50 joint venture that now holds exclusive rights and a license under Amyris’s intellectual property to produce and market renewable diesel and jet fuel from Amyris’s renewable farnesene. Amyris has been and will continue supplying renewable fuels in Brazil, including diesel to over 300 public transit buses in large metropolitan areas. The joint-venture Total Amyris Biosolutions is a first step towards the commercialization of our renewable diesel and jet fuels.

2013 73

JAC and Navistar Sign Two Integrated JV Agreements to Produce and Market Commercial Trucks and Diesel Engines

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JAC) have signed a joint venture agreement to develop, build and market advanced diesel commercial engines in China. also signed today a joint venture agreement with JAC to develop, build and market advanced commercial vehicles in China. A dedicated manufacturing facility in Hefei, Anhui Province of China will be constructed to produce JAC and the Navistar-designed MaxxForce brand diesel engines.

2010 69

Federal-Mogul Powertrain introduces new piston ring for commercial vehicles; increased efficiency, lower emissions

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Federal-Mogul Powertrain has developed a new piston ring for use in commercial vehicle diesel engines that enhances gas sealing capability by stabilizing ring dynamic motion and homogenizing oil film. Bench tests with eLine in different diesel engines have shown a significant reduction in blow-by of up to 20%, which converts directly into either an increase in mean effective pressure or a decrease in fuel consumption. Diesel Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency

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Small-scale GTL company Velocys targeting biomass to diesel and jet for US market

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Velocys plc, a provider of technology for smaller scale gas-to-liquids (GTL), is planning a new strategy under which it will focus on building plants that convert woody biomass to high-specification renewable diesel and jet fuel for the US market. The operational data from the FT units meet the set performance requirements at commercial scale, according to David Pummell, Velocys CEO. All of this contributes to our differentiated value proposition to the market.

2017 60

GlobalData: China to replace US as diesel generator set market leader by 2020

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China is set to overtake the US as the global diesel generator set (genset) market leader, increasing its share from 26% in 2013 to 33% by 2020, according to a new report from research and consulting firm GlobalData. China and India each face a considerable gap between their power supply and demand, creating attractive markets for diesel genset manufacturers.

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Voltabox to supply battery systems to e-troFit for conversion of diesel buses to electric

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Voltabox AG secured a long-term framework contract with e-troFit GmbH as the preferred supplier of high-performance battery systems for e-troFit’s conversion solutions for diesel buses. Voltabox has 8 years of experience in battery development for the public transport market segment. Voltabox can now tap into a promising new subsegment of this market through the e-troFit cooperation. Batteries Bus Conversions Diesel Electric (Battery

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Brightmark Energy closes $260M in financing for first US commercial-scale waste-plastics-to-fuel plant; ULSD and naphtha

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Brightmark Energy , a San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, closed a $260-million financing package for the construction of the US’ first commercial-scale plastics-to-fuel plant, which will be located in Ashley, Indiana. Diesel fuel, octane enhancers and gasoline blendstocks are just several of the cuts that can be yielded from the end-product. The resources recovered from waste plastics could displace fossil fuels being used in these markets today.

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Smith Electric Vehicles and FDG form JV for commercial EVs in US; new joint EV platform

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Both parties have also entered into Intellectual Property (IP) and technology licensing agreements with the JV, taking full advantage of the combination of FDG’s electric vehicles designs and Smith’s technologies and distribution network, so as to accelerate the development of the FDG brand name and products in the US market. In addition, the JV will raise US$20 million from the market. China Electric (Battery) Fleets Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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GE and Umicore to Commercialize GE Hydrocarbon NOx Emissions Reduction Technology; Diesel or E85 as Reductant

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GE and Umicore have completed a technology transfer and technology license agreement to commercialize a proprietary Hydrocarbon Selective Lean NO x Catalyst (HC-LNC) designed to reduce and control diesel engine NO x emissions for various transportation and stationary applications. The two companies are now actively engaged in optimizing the commercial scale production of the material. Tags: Catalysts Diesel Emissions

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Neste to open office for growing Renewable Aviation business; launching Neste MY Renewable Diesel in the Netherlands

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Neste, the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel, has opened a new office in Hoofddorp, in greater Amsterdam which will serve as the global hub for the growing Renewable Aviation business. Neste is now also launching Neste MY Renewable Diesel to climate-conscious fleet customers in the Netherlands. It has been tested in over 1,000 commercial flights and is already being sold and used in the market. Aviation Bio-hydrocarbons Diesel Fuels

2019 69

Ford reveals production version of Transit Custom PHEV at IAA Commercial Vehicles

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Ford revealed the production version of the new Transit Custom plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) at IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany. Ford is the first volume manufacturer to offer PHEV technology in this segment of the van market.

2018 83

UNSW, H2Store to develop hydrogen storage for renewables; residential and commercial P2G

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The funding will help them deliver phase one of a four-stage project that includes the creation of prototypes of their hydrogen energy storage solution for residential and commercial use; demonstration units; and testing and optimization that will enable full commercialization of the product. The team hopes to have a 5 kW home storage system prototype ready by the end of 2019 and a product on the market late in 2020.

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IVECO, FPT Industrial and Nikola Corporation unveil Nikola TRE battery-electric truck for European markets

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IVECO, FPT Industrial and Nikola unveiled the maquette of the Nikola TRE battery-electric truck, the first vehicle resulting from the joint venture between CNH Industrial and Nikola, which involves the commercial vehicle brand and the powertrain specialist. The battery electric Nikola TRE, which is based on the IVECO S-WAY and integrates Nikola’s technology, will be launched at the IAA 2020 commercial vehicle exhibition in Hannover, Germany, with the first units reaching customers in 2021.

2019 69

CARB issues product alert for fuel additives under alternative diesel fuels regulation

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The California Air Resources Board has issued a Product Alert for Fuel Additives under the Alternative Diesel Fuels ( ADF ) Regulation. The Alternative Diesel Fuels (ADF) regulation is intended to create a framework for low-carbon, and often times lower-polluting, diesel fuel substitutes to enter the commercial market in California, while mitigating any potential environmental or public health impacts. Biodiesel Diesel Fuels Regulations

2019 60

Westport Fuel Systems and Weichai Westport to commercialize HPDI 2.0 technology for China

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WWI) to develop, to market, and to commercialize a heavy-duty, natural gas engine featuring the Westport HPDI 2.0 It allows for small quantities of diesel fuel and large quantities of natural gas to be delivered at high pressure to the combustion chamber. provides GHG reductions of 20-100% on a well-to-wheel basis while preserving the same performance as a diesel engine. WWI will market and sell the heavy-duty natural gas engines with the Westport HPDI 2.0

2018 73

JATO: European new car CO2 emissions highest average since 2014; shift from diesel to gasoline and SUVs rise

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The analysis covered 23 markets in Europe and found a direct correlation between diesel car registrations and average CO2 emissions. With increased negative public perception towards diesels, combined with new government regulations such as WLTP and scrutiny of the fuel type, demand for diesel fell by 18% in 2018. The introduction of WLTP in September 2018 has been a challenge for the market, as a large number of available vehicles had not been homologated yet.

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ExxonMobil: diesel will surpass gasoline as the number one global transportation fuel by 2020

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Diesel will surpass gasoline as the number one transportation fuel worldwide by 2020 and continue to increase its share through 2040, according to ExxonMobil’s recently published Outlook For Energy: A View To 2040. The relative shift away from motor gasoline to diesel is driven by improving light-duty vehicle fuel economy and the growth in commercial transportation activity. The two greatest transportation markets for natural gas are heavy duty and marine.

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DARPA awards additional $2.5M to LiquidPiston for development of 30kW X4 rotary diesel engine prototype

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to LiquidPiston for development of 30kW X4 rotary diesel engine prototype. million to continue development of its 30kW X4 rotary diesel engine prototype, bringing DARPA’s total funding of the engine technology to $6M. kg) and fit into a 10"x10"x10" box, while achieving 45% brake thermal efficiency—approximately an order of magnitude smaller and lighter than traditional piston diesel engines, and also 30% more efficient. Diesel Engines Fuel Efficiency

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Daimler begins deliveries of electric FUSO eCanter; UPS first commercial customer; NGO fleets

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FUSO also announced the company’s first US commercial partner for the eCanter: UPS will place three of the new electric trucks into its fleet. In comparison with a conventional diesel truck, it offers savings up to €1,000 (US$1,181) per 10,000 kilometers (6,214 miles) on operating costs. In May of 2017, MFTBC announced its first commercial customer for the new in-line series production vehicle in the Japanese market. markets.

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Dynamic Fuels and Mansfield Oil Company enter into commercial off-take and strategic alliance agreements for renewable diesel

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and Syntroleum Corporation that produces synthetic fuels from animal fats and greases, has entered into strategic marketing alliance, commercial off-take and supply chain management agreements with Mansfield Oil Company to distribute renewable diesel to the commercial fleet vehicle market. Under the strategic marketing alliance, Dynamic Fuels and Mansfield will jointly market renewable diesel. Mansfield markets and distributes more than 2.5

2012 76

ClearFuels Adds BNP Paribas to Commercial Development Team for BTL Diesel and Jet Fuel Biorefineries

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has executed a letter of engagement with BNP Paribas to act as financial advisor to assist and support ClearFuels in securing senior secured debt financing for its commercial thermochemical Biomass-to-Liquids (BTL) biorefinery projects. The agreement calls for BNP Paribas to assist and support ClearFuels with the analytical work and due diligence regarding ultimate debt financing for ClearFuels’ commercial projects. ClearFuels Technology Inc.

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