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Argentine biodiesel exports up 40% in 2014

Argentine biodiesel exports up 40% in 2014

March 2, 2015 |

In Argentine, biodiesel exports jumped 40% during 2014 to 1.6 million metric tons, up from 1.15 million tons in 2013. At the same time, domestic biodiesel production increased nearly 30% in 2014 to 2.58 million tons.  Meanwhile, ethanol production jumped nearly 43% in 2014 533,978 tons, nearly all of which went towards satisfying the E10 […]

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Biodiesel producers buy up European rapeseed as euro slides against the dollar

Biodiesel producers buy up European rapeseed as euro slides against the dollar

February 26, 2015 |

In France, biodiesel producers are boosting their purchases of rapeseed oil as the Euro’s slide to its one-month low makes dollars stretch further. Several trades have been done with prices 10-11 euros per ton higher on Wednesday. Oils prices were supported by slightly higher Malaysian palm oil prices.

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Excitement over Indonesian palm biodiesel subsidy fades

Excitement over Indonesian palm biodiesel subsidy fades

February 26, 2015 |

In Indonesia, excitement over the 31 cents per liter subsidy for palm oil biodiesel has already begun to fade in the face of falling palm oil demand for products aside from biodiesel such as food and cosmetics. Palm oil futures jumped 10% on news of the subsidy but three weeks later are down nearly 5% […]

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ADM cuts biodiesel production while transferring to other products at Velva

ADM cuts biodiesel production while transferring to other products at Velva

February 25, 2015 |

In Illinois, ADM has temporarily pulled back biodiesel production at its Velva, North Dakota in favor of other products while scaling down production at other facilities across North America.  The production shift in Velva apparently began a few months ago but the company didn’t comment on production volumes or timetables until returning to production capacity.

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Ethiopia looks to revive former jatropha investments to produce biodiesel

Ethiopia looks to revive former jatropha investments to produce biodiesel

February 25, 2015 |

In Ethiopia, the country’s Ministry of Water and Energy has recently launched a biofuels private enterprise unit in hopes of attracting investors to produce 450 million liters of biodiesel in the next five years. The government hopes to revive previous jatropha plantations that investors launched and abandoned during the jatropha boom and bust in hopes […]

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DOE says 2013 biodiesel consumption up 360 times from 2001

DOE says 2013 biodiesel consumption up 360 times from 2001

February 24, 2015 |

In Washington, the DOE has released its 2013 renewable energy data book that shows biodiesel was the fastest growing biofuel type, with production increasing by 64% in the United States—360 times what it was in 2001—and 17% globally, from a relatively small base.

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Czech researchers develop method to produce biodiesel from tannery waste

Czech researchers develop method to produce biodiesel from tannery waste

February 24, 2015 |

In the Czech Republic, researchers at Tomas Bata University are working with the fat leftovers from leather production called fleshings to produce biodiesel from an otherwise toxic waste. Burning fleshing releases dioxins and nitrogen oxides, leaving few options for disposal, but now by melting down the fat to reduce the high levels of proteins and […]

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Indonesian subsidies not seen supporting biodiesel prices enough

Indonesian subsidies not seen supporting biodiesel prices enough

February 19, 2015 |

In Indonesia, the government’s move to triple biodiesel subsidies is likely to boost demand but not enough to compensate for lower diesel prices that have significantly eroded demand. Palm oil prices have rallied 7% this month since the government announcement but the likelihood that low diesel prices will continue to weigh are likely to push […]

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Andhra Pradesh to use biodiesel in state bus fleet

Andhra Pradesh to use biodiesel in state bus fleet

February 18, 2015 |

In India, Andhra Pradesh’s state road transportation agency plans to introduce biodiesel-fueled buses into its fleet. Even though diesel prices are falling, biodiesel prices have fallen in tandem, so running the fleet on biodiesel will save the agency millions annually.

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Pittsburgh looking to scale up biodiesel hybrid trial to 20 vehicles

Pittsburgh looking to scale up biodiesel hybrid trial to 20 vehicles

February 17, 2015 |

In Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh city council is debating a contract for $150,000 with Optimus Technologies to install new fuel systems to 20 trucks in the Department of Public Works in order to run on biodiesel, effectively creating hybrid engines, as well build a fueling station. Already the city has been testing the technology on five […]

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