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Argentina takes Peru to the WTO over anti-dumping duties on biodiesel exports

Argentina takes Peru to the WTO over anti-dumping duties on biodiesel exports

December 5, 2018 |

In Switzerland, Reuters reports that Argentina has filed an official complaint against Peru at the World Trade Organization over what is claims is unfair treatment of its biodiesel exports to the neighboring country. In October 2016, Peru implemented anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on Argentine biodiesel imports, similar to moves made by the US and the […]

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Marquis Energy to install FQPT SGT System at Hennepin facility

Marquis Energy to install FQPT SGT System at Hennepin facility

December 5, 2018 |

In Illinois, Marquis Energy, one of the premier ethanol producers in the U.S., is installing the Fluid Quip Process Technologies Selective Grind Technology at the Hennepin, Illinois, facility.  The Hennepin FQPT SGT System will be the largest installation to date at an ethanol facility worldwide. FQPT has installed 15 SGT systems producing over 1.2 billion […]

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European T2 ethanol rises to 21-month highs as mothballed facilities bite into supplies

European T2 ethanol rises to 21-month highs as mothballed facilities bite into supplies

December 5, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, Platts reports that T2 ethanol prices have risen to Eur622.25/cu m FOB Rotterdam as tight supplies in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp region pushed levels to 21-month highs. Key suppliers to the region, Vivergo and Ensus from the UK, have been mothballed and in turn left the region without sufficient volume. US and Latin American […]

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India to provide additional $1 billion for soft loans to another 168 ethanol plants

India to provide additional $1 billion for soft loans to another 168 ethanol plants

December 5, 2018 |

In India, Cogencis news agency reports that another $1 billion in soft loans for ethanol plants at sugar mills may be on the cards after a first tranche of $863 million attracted 114 projects that have already been approved. The new funding would allow an additional 168 ethanol projects to go forward. The subsidy translates […]

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UK launches $76.4 million challenge to create sustainable packaging and plastic

UK launches $76.4 million challenge to create sustainable packaging and plastic

December 5, 2018 |

In the UK, household food scraps could be transformed into environmentally-friendly plastic bags and cups, thanks to up to GBP60 million ($76.4 million) of new government funding. Innovators are being challenged to make the UK a world-leader in creating sustainable packaging and reduce the impact of harmful plastics on the environment, as the UK seizes […]

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DDGS may be among those to benefit from easing of China and US trade war

DDGS may be among those to benefit from easing of China and US trade war

December 5, 2018 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the trade war between China and the US may be easing following an agreement by China to import a substantial amount of US commodities. Expectations are that in order to facilitate the trade deal, import tariffs would have to drop. DDGS are among the commodities that are expected to benefit […]

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Evonik expands sodium methylate facility in Mobile, Ala. to boost supplies for biodiesel industry

Evonik expands sodium methylate facility in Mobile, Ala. to boost supplies for biodiesel industry

December 4, 2018 |

In Alabama, Evonik Corporation will undertake a significant capacity expansion of its sodium methylate facility located in Mobile, Ala. Upon completion, the Mobile plant will be capable of producing up to 90,000 metric tons per year. The decision to expand capacity follows Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent announcement of renewable volume obligations (RVO) for 2020, […]

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New Bioenergy Australia State of the Nation report shows A$5 billion opportunity

New Bioenergy Australia State of the Nation report shows A$5 billion opportunity

December 4, 2018 |

In Australia, Bioenergy Australia has released the Bioenergy State of the Nation Report (produced in collaboration with KPMG). The first state-of-the-nation assessment of the sector identifies Australia’s significant bioenergy opportunity and provides a criteria for kick-starting Australia’s bioenergy economy. The opportunity for Australia is significant and multi-faceted, offering a A$3.5 billion-A$5 billion investment opportunity, mostly […]

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European Commission thinking to reinstate anti-dumping duties on Argentine biodiesel

European Commission thinking to reinstate anti-dumping duties on Argentine biodiesel

December 4, 2018 |

In Belgium, Reuters reports that the European Commission is thinking of again imposing anti-dumping duties on Argentine biodiesel imports following complaints by the European biodiesel industry saying they are still at risk of anti-competitive behavior from Argentina. The proposed definitive anti-dumping duties would be between 25% and 33.4% but the proposal needs to be approved […]

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Lockheed Martin Invests in FORGE Hydrocarbons’ Lipid

Lockheed Martin Invests in FORGE Hydrocarbons’ Lipid

December 4, 2018 |

In Canada, Forge Hydrocarbons Corporation (FORGE) announced that it has received a $4 million USD investment from Lockheed Martin under the Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) Policy. This investment enables Forge, a Canadian, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) company to further development of its Lipid-to-Hydrocarbon (LTH) technology and to construct a first-of-kind, commercial plant with a […]

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