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Biodiesel wholesale prices increase yet remain one of lowest cost options

Biodiesel wholesale prices increase yet remain one of lowest cost options

October 14, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that wholesale prices for agricultural diesel and biodiesel have risen significantly since August. By contrast, rapeseed oil has been on a weaker trend. Agricultural diesel continued to be the lowest-priced option despite the price rise. Since the beginning of the year, wholesale prices for agricultural diesel, biodiesel and rapeseed oil have […]

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Graduate start-up provides biodiesel hybrid off-grid power to tribal prayer camp protesting pipeline

Graduate start-up provides biodiesel hybrid off-grid power to tribal prayer camp protesting pipeline

October 12, 2017 |

In New Jersey, Princeton University graduates launched the PowerBox start-up providing distributed off-grid power through a biodiesel generator, solar array and wind power along with batteries for storage, all set in a 20-foot shipping container for fast delivery. Though originally designed for emergency relief situations such as following the earthquake in Haiti in 2012, one […]

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Slovenia aims to boost biodiesel blending and B100 for heavy-duty trucks

Slovenia aims to boost biodiesel blending and B100 for heavy-duty trucks

October 12, 2017 |

In Slovenia, the government has adopted a policy that seeks to boost the biodiesel blending mandate to an undisclosed level while requiring 10% of all heavy-duty trucks to run entirely on biodiesel in the run up to its policy banning the sale of new gasoline and diesel passenger vehicles from 2030. By then, one-third of […]

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Senator Chuck Grassley stands up for RFS at biodiesel event

Senator Chuck Grassley stands up for RFS at biodiesel event

October 11, 2017 |

In Iowa, two weeks after calling EPA’s notice announcing potential cuts to biodiesel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard a ‘bait-and-switch’ tactic, Senator Chuck Grassley spoke directly Tuesday with those the proposal would harm.  At Renewable Energy Group’s Newton, Iowa biorefinery, the message from Grassley and the industry was clear—the President should keep his promise […]

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Councilman opposes expansion at JaxOn Energy biodiesel plant for safety reasons

Councilman opposes expansion at JaxOn Energy biodiesel plant for safety reasons

October 11, 2017 |

In Mississippi, a councilman for Jackson is urging a “no” vote against the proposed expansion of the JaxOn Energy biodiesel facility, saying the plant is a safety concern for the neighborhood it’s located in that never should have been approved in the first place. He shared information with other council members showing how similar plants […]

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Italian UCO biodiesel production could jump with household collection

Italian UCO biodiesel production could jump with household collection

October 10, 2017 |

In Italy, household collection of used cooking oil could boost feedstock for biodiesel to 200,000 metric tons per year from the 70,000 tons currently collected from 100,000 restaurants. Eni recycles the UCO into biodiesel at its 360,000 ton biodiesel factory that will increase to 600,000 tons in 2020. The company is also set to invest […]

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Brazil’s ANP auction sees 760 million liters of biodiesel contracted at 73 cents

Brazil’s ANP auction sees 760 million liters of biodiesel contracted at 73 cents

October 10, 2017 |

In Brazil, 760 million liters of biodiesel were contracted at the Brazilian Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels’ most recent auction with a total value of $559 million at an average price of 73 cents per liter. A total of 35 companies offered 862.7 million liters for sale, 99.7% had the social fuel seal. […]

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Myanmar company looks to produce biodiesel from hombayniya to fuel water buses

Myanmar company looks to produce biodiesel from hombayniya to fuel water buses

October 9, 2017 |

In Myanmar, a local company is getting some Australian agronomy support to grow hombayniya on the banks of the Yangon River as feedstock for biodiesel production. Farmers will grow the plants and supply them to the company for processing. The biodiesel will be used to fuel the water buses that travel along the river. Production […]

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Saipol to cut 2018 biodiesel production by 54% due to Argentine imports

Saipol to cut 2018 biodiesel production by 54% due to Argentine imports

October 9, 2017 |

In France, Avril’s Saipol says it will cut biodiesel production to 700,000 metric tons next year from 1.3 million tons in 2017 in light of increased imports expected from Argentina following the reduction of anti-dumping duties the end of September. The company says it was already facing hard times before the duty decision was taken […]

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Soy oil prices declining thanks to drops in U.S. government biodiesel mandates

Soy oil prices declining thanks to drops in U.S. government biodiesel mandates

October 8, 2017 |

In Washington, D.C., soy oil prices are declining after the U.S. government proposed drops in biodiesel mandates for 2018 and 2019. Downward pressure on soy oil prices is expected and possible canola as well due to the lower biodiesel mandate. “It’s certainly getting the trade’s attention here, especially after the market had been feeling that […]

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