Avril launches B100 to boost domestic biodiesel sales

November 8, 2018 |

In France, Reuters reports that Avril has launched the country’s first commercially-available B100—Oleo-100 produced from 100% French-grown rapeseed—as it attempts to boost domestic consumption of biodiesel in the face of cheap imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia as well as palm oil imports that are heavily competing with rapeseed. The company currently produces as much as 1.6 million metric tons of biodiesel annually and expects to sell several hundred thousand tons of Oleo-100 per year.

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