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Indian biodiesel run demonstrates high-level blends

Indian biodiesel run demonstrates high-level blends

August 14, 2017 |

In India, in collaboration with Dutch research institutes and local partners under the Made in India initiative, for the first time ever a vehicle was driven more than 5,000 kilometers on a mixture of high-level biodiesel blends, ranging between B25 and B50, to demonstrate the viability of domestically produced biodiesel. The push across 11 states […]

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Spanish biodiesel sales soar in June

Spanish biodiesel sales soar in June

August 14, 2017 |

In Spain, biodiesel sales soared in June to 98,669 metric tons, up 22% on the year as well as more than 2% higher than in May yet fossil diesel consumption only rose 5.4% on the year and 3.6% from the month prior, for a total blend of 5.44%. Ethanol consumption also rose slightly in light […]

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Biodiesel sales in Germany remain stagnate

Biodiesel sales in Germany remain stagnate

August 12, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that in spite of the increase in the greenhouse gas reduction requirement from 3.5 to 4.0 percent introduced at the beginning of the year and the further increase in diesel consumption to almost 15 million tonnes (prior year: 14.15 million tonnes), biodiesel consumption has fallen once again from 0.912 million tonnes […]

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Indian transport minister wants GST on biodiesel dropped to 5%

Indian transport minister wants GST on biodiesel dropped to 5%

August 10, 2017 |

In India, the transport minister plans to ask his finance counterpart to reduce the Goods and Services Tax on biodiesel to 5% from the current 18% in response to industry concerns that higher taxes could damage demand for the fuel. The government is seeking to reduce fossil fuel imports 10% by 2022 through a switch […]

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Argentine ethanol production seen at 11.2 billion liters while biodiesel remains steady

Argentine ethanol production seen at 11.2 billion liters while biodiesel remains steady

August 9, 2017 |

In Argentina, the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service expects ethanol production to increase to 1.12 billion liters in line with the E12 blending mandate while biodiesel production will reach a record 3.05 billion liters. Ethanol consumption is seen reaching 1.1 billion liters to achieve a 11.7% blend, split between sugarcane and corn feedstocks, with the industry […]

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OME synthetic fuel passes biodiesel test drives

OME synthetic fuel passes biodiesel test drives

August 5, 2017 |

In Germany, automotive manufacturing company, Continental, successfully tested its new synthetic fuel called oxymethylene ether in test vehicles. The tests confirmed that current diesel engines had no issues with a 15% blend of the OME synthetic fuel. On the environmental side, there is also good news since the 15% blend reduces carbon dioxide emissions by […]

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PCJ has new B5 castor oil biodiesel blend in the works

PCJ has new B5 castor oil biodiesel blend in the works

August 5, 2017 |

In Jamaica, the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, the government agency charged with leading the country’s energy resources, developed a castor seed oil blend for use in diesel vehicles. The blend should replace 97,000 barrels of imported oil and PCJ says the new B5 blend will save Jamaica an estimated $540 million per year in imports. […]

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Neste’s Q2 profits hit by biodiesel blenders credit expiry

Neste’s Q2 profits hit by biodiesel blenders credit expiry

August 3, 2017 |

In Finland, the expiry of the biodiesel blenders credit in the US negatively impacted Neste’s Q2 profits, which fell 16% on the year to $279 million, also weighed upon by maintenance stoppages at its fossil fuel refineries. Biodiesel sales grew 39% on the year to 674,000 metric tons. The company is contemplating an investment in […]

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Queensland biodiesel industry failing to launch despite policy

Queensland biodiesel industry failing to launch despite policy

August 2, 2017 |

In Australia, despite a 0.5% blending mandate for biodiesel in Queensland since the start of the year, it hasn’t translated to demand due to low oil prices and rising feedstock costs, leaving much of the production capacity idled. Demand for tallow and UCO in the US and Europe due to their own policies promoting biodiesel […]

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European biodiesel producers want EU to keep saying no to Argentine and Indonesian imports

European biodiesel producers want EU to keep saying no to Argentine and Indonesian imports

August 1, 2017 |

In Belgium, EU member states are to decide on the European Commission’s proposal to radically lower the antidumping duties on Argentinian and Indonesian biodiesel imports. The European biodiesel industry warns of the dramatic impact that this decision may have on 120,000 jobs and on the efficiency of the overall future of EU trade defense. It […]

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