February 4, 2022

By Matt Herman, Clean Fuels Alliance America Fleet managers and vehicle owners are rapidly adopting more sustainable forms of mobility to meet organizational sustainability goals or to simply lessen one’s carbon footprint. This includes the use of renewable fuels such as biodiesel and renewable diesel, but it also means increasing the adoption of battery electric vehicles (BEV) and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV). New owners of these alternative powertrain vehicles are having to grapple… Read More

February 3, 2022

Remember Roof Maxx? The Council has incredible success sponsoring this revolutionary soy-based roofing treatment, which has seen significant market growth (annual revenue in the millions!). The Airable team recognized an opportunity and decided to build on this achievement with a new roofing formulation: soy-based wet patch for repairing roof leaks. The soy material presents an alternative to the petroleum-based solvents commonly found in today’s commercial roof patch products, and it’s low in volatile organic compounds… Read More

January 21, 2022

The Airable team continues its quest to develop competitive products. The latest is a soy wax with a high melting point. Soy wax is typically made with hydrogenated soybean oil, which has a relatively low melting point, minimizing its use in commercial applications that require a hardier substance. For those, industry turns to carnauba, paraffin, and montan waxes. However, paraffin and montan waxes are derived from fossil fuels, and the carnauba palm tree grows only… Read More

January 17, 2022

The Airable folks have got themselves a new gizmo! This auto titrator, manufactured by Hanna Instruments, makes titration swift and accurate. Titration is a common laboratory method of analysis, which the Airable team uses to test new soy formulations. Results provide a range of information, from concentration to pH to conductivity. Titration is also used to determine how quickly solutions are reacting and where they are in the reaction process. (Is it soup yet?) In… Read More

January 14, 2022

Biodiesel is America’s first domestically produced, commercially available Advanced Biofuel and meets Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements for inclusion and use under both the Advanced Biofuel and Biomass-Based Diesel categories of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS-2). U.S. biodiesel reduces lifecycle carbon emissions on average 80% compared to petrodiesel, making it the best carbon reduction tool of any liquid fuel commercially available. Biodiesel has the highest energy balance of any commercially available U.S. fuel. Biodiesel is… Read More