In Spain, researchers from the University of Granada teamed with the University of Campinas in Brazil to determine the ideal blend of fish oil and cooking oil to produce a new kind of biodiesel. The project looked at 13 different blends of oils in the biodiesel as well as biodiesel produced from pure oils as […]
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In Argentina, biodiesel exports are expected to halve during 2015 to just 800,000 metric tons as export markets dry up due to low fossil fuel prices internationally and ongoing trade challenges. Roughly 97,000 tons were exported during the first trimester of 2015, down 57.5% from the same period last year when 200,000 tons were exported.
In Missouri, the Defense Logistics Agency took a major step forward in ensuring high quality biodiesel can be used seamlessly in military bases across the country. DLA, the Department of Defense’s largest logistics support agency, recently added a biodiesel fuel quality clause in their procurement contracts that says suppliers of biodiesel shall be certified as […]
In California, Aemetis announced that biodiesel sales activity is accelerating in India with truck operators in the logistics industry. Aemetis has expanded sales activity in India since January 2015 when the Government of India allowed biodiesel manufacturers to sell to customers directly, without distributing through the three national oil marketing companies. The India diesel market […]
In Argentina, Q1 biodiesel exports plunged to under 93,000 metric tons, the lowest quarterly figure reported by CARBIO producers since the mid-2000s. Biodiesel exports during Q1 2014 were 211,986 tons. Despite anti-dumping duties on Argentine imports in the European Union, higher oil prices saw fuel retailers blending biodiesel regularly in 2014 but lower prices in […]
In Washington state, the former CEO of a biodiesel company in Pasco accused of fraud and imprisoned since 2013 has chosen to go to trial rather than accept a plea deal that would have given him a 4-year prison sentence. He says that he didn’t mean to swindle more than $10 million from investors, instead […]
In Argentina, the country’s power regulator is seeking biodiesel for use in electricity generation to replace diesel. The tender is open until May 19. The national blending mandate was boosted to 10% last year from the current 8%.
In China, new class of solid catalyst is developed by precise surface chemistry engineering to catalyze the biodiesel production. With excellent adaptability to low grade unrefined feedstock like waste cooking oil, the catalyst can provide complete solution to the waste water problem. In addition, it operates at a significant lower temperature and pressure as compared with […]
In Malaysia, biodiesel has taken another hit as palm oil prices increased and weighed on demand for using the oil as biofuel feedstock. The CPO/fossil diesel spread has moved back into positive numbers at nearly $8.50 per metric ton. With diesel prices cheaper than palm oil, demand drops for blending biodiesel.
In Indonesia, Pertamina plans to invest $200 million with state-owned plantations company PTPN to develop palm oil plantations for biodiesel production. As the oil major has no agricultural experience, it will utilize mergers and acquisitions to gain experience and then will jointly manage the plantations further down the road.