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In Belgium, the European Commission may renew anti-dumping tariffs it levies against US biodiesel exporters including Cargill and ADM for another five years. Levies include duties to counter subsidies of up to $323 a metric ton and anti-dumping duties of up to $270 per ton. To determine whether or not to renew the duties, the […]
In Europe, biodiesel production from rapeseed will remain at about 5.5 million metric tons, down 20% from the high in 2010 when 6.88 million tons were produced. Overall demand for biodiesel, which represents 80% of the European biofuel market, is also seen stagnating at 12.28 million liters, down 12.7% from the 2011 high.
In Brazil, Embrapa Bioenergia is going to start a study into the biodiesel supply chain in an effort to identify problems that may lead to quality issues. The analysis will look at the entire life of the biodiesel from the factory to storage, transport and distribution, looking for where degradation, adulteration or contamination may occur. […]
In Indonesia, consultations between biodiesel producers and the European Union could come as early as July in order to avoid a lengthy case in the EU’s Court of Justice regarding anti-dumping levies placed on Indonesian biodiesel imports.
In California, Aemetis announced that the company has received EPA approval for the issuance of D4 RINs upon the importation into the U.S. of biodiesel produced from waste fats and oils (WFO). The EPA also approved the issuance of D6 RINs when biodiesel is produced using other feedstocks. Aemetis built and operates a 50 million […]
In Vermont, the state’s new bio-heat legislation should support demand for biodiesel as sulfur content goes from 500 parts per million on July 1, 2014, and 15 parts per million by 2018. Massachusetts and New Jersey have the same requirement. White Mountain Biodiesel says biodiesel has 89% less GHG emissions than regular heating oil.
In Brazil, food processing giant JBS has exported a total of 6.7 million liters of tallow-based biodiesel to Dutch fuel blender Argos Energies at an undisclosed price, though Platts reported that it was likely at a discount to soy-based Brazilian biodiesel prices. About 20% of the country’s biodiesel production comes from tallow, which is double […]
In Brazil and Argentina, biodiesel production is expected to rise following increases in domestic blending mandates. Oil World estimates that Brazilian production will reach 3.1 million metric tons this year, up from 2.56 million tons last year thanks to a 6% blending mandate beginning in July. Installed capacity is currently 6.2 million tons. Argentina’s production […]
In Pennsylvania, scientists at Penn State’s Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences have found that glycerol from biodiesel production can act as a potential alternative to the hazardous antifungal agents currently being used to combat one of the most damaging cacao diseases, Phytophthora pod rot (also known as Black Pod), responsible for an estimated 20 […]
In Washington, in a bipartisan letter to President Barack Obama, Representatives Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Collin Peterson (D-MN), and 50 Members of Congress urge the President to increase the amount of biodiesel fuels allowed to enter markets under the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards. The EPA is considering a limit on standard biodiesel fuels that would effectively […]