In Brazil, 2015 biodiesel production is expected to reach 4 billion liters, up 25% on the year. Consumption in 2014 grew 15% to 3.27 billion liters thanks to cheaper biodiesel and more expensive fossil diesel. The country is expected to produce 7.5 million metric tons of soy oil in 2015.
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In Mississippi, the state’s Department of Environmental Quality says the JNS Biofuel plant in New Albany—which was destroyed last year in an explosion—has received the required permits to re-open, but a date hasn’t yet been set. The accident caused $3.5 million in damage but the new facility is much bigger, with feedstock storage for 130,000 […]
In Indonesia, Pertamina is talking with the government and biodiesel producers regarding the current pricing formula for biodiesel tenders based on the mean of Platts Singapore 0.25% sulfur gasoil assessment plus 3.48% so that it is instead based on palm oil prices. The industry had proposed the price of crude palm oil plus processing cost […]
In Washington state, a Washington State University economist told biodiesel producers that in order to survive they must get smarter, from feedstock flexibility rather than reliance solely on canola to marketing byproducts such as meal for animal feed. He said expecting 20% returns year-on-year is unrealistic so much create business models that provide steady although […]
Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. TIDEWATER BIODIESEL will play a major role in the Mid Atlantic Region as our logistical position is amongst several large entities who are keen on using biodiesel fuel for their operations. We are not only focused on the financial rewards, but also on […]
In Brazil, Petrobras Biofuels will begin producing biodiesel from fish oil, buying 15 metric tons per month of fish waste from around 300 fishing families. Production will take place at the company’s facility in Quixadá, near Ceará. By the end of the year the company expects to purchase fish waste from 600 families.
In New York state, city officials from New York City are backtracking on comments made at a recent hearing concerning proposed biodiesel blending mandates for official maritime vessels such as sludge ships and the Staten Island Ferry. The officials said that companies such as Caterpillar and EMD wouldn’t cover biodiesel blends in their warranties, but […]
In Europe, biodiesel prices have fallen to $800 per metric ton from $1,000 per ton but are still nearly double fossil diesel prices of around $480 a ton, about half what they were in mid-2014. Oil companies are complaining that blending with biodiesel is wearing away at refining margins.
In France, Euronext exchange has recruited a specialist in vegetable oils and biodiesel with an idea to diversify its derivatives offerings. It currently has commodity contracts for oilseeds and cereals. It is also looking at potentially expanding into sugar after its sugar contract went with InterContinental Exchange when the two separated last year.
Declaring “truth matters,” biodiesel leaders say facts will re-energize the Renewable Fuels Standard
The National Biodiesel Conference and Expo opens with a fiery speech by the industry’s chief spokesperson In Texas, arguing that federal policy makers must see through the false attacks by renewable fuels opponents and provide certainty for their advanced biofuel industry, biodiesel advocates opened the doors to the public today at the National Biodiesel Conference […]