Category: Policy

Argentina’s biodiesel industry could melt down if EU brings back AD tariffs

Argentina’s biodiesel industry could melt down if EU brings back AD tariffs

July 5, 2018 |

In Argentina, Reuters reports that if the European Union slams Argentine biodiesel exports with fresh anti-dumping tariffs in the next two to three months, that production could come to a screeching halt as 85% of exports would be cut off without an alternative market to flow into. Just the threat of potential new tariffs could […]

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Praj expects second-generation ethanol to take off thanks to new policy

Praj expects second-generation ethanol to take off thanks to new policy

July 4, 2018 |

In India, Praj expects the new national policy to promote second-generation ethanol production and consumption to go a long way towards achieving higher ethanol blending goals. The company has invested extensively over the last several years in developing the technology in order to get it ready for commercial roll out. It expects to start seeing […]

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Monterrey and Guadalajara ask to boost ethanol blends to 10%

Monterrey and Guadalajara ask to boost ethanol blends to 10%

July 3, 2018 |

In Mexico, Platts reports that Monterrey and Guadalajara have asked for 10% ethanol blending mandates in the expectation that it will be able to reformulate its gasoline. Current fuel specs in Mexico are such that higher ethanol blends boost the evaporation rate but US gasoline doesn’t, so it needs to either reformulate or import from […]

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New Indian UCO regulations pave the way towards biodiesel production

New Indian UCO regulations pave the way towards biodiesel production

July 2, 2018 |

In India, the new used cooking oil regulations that came into effect on July 1 are the first step in creating an ecosystem for eventually producing biodiesel from UCO at scale. The national biodiesel producers association is working with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India on a 3E strategy that combines education with […]

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Trump administration appoints new Biomass R&D TAC members

Trump administration appoints new Biomass R&D TAC members

July 1, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee has appointed several new volunteers from industry, academia, nonprofits, and local government to the TAC which advises the federal government about its bioenergy R&D programs. These are the first appointments to the TAC by the current Trump administration. New members include Doug Faulkner (Co-Chair) […]

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European ambassadors endorse EU agreement on biofuels

European ambassadors endorse EU agreement on biofuels

June 28, 2018 |

In Belgium. EU ambassadors endorsed the provisional agreement reached by the Bulgarian Presidency on the revision of the renewable energy directive. Negotiators of the Bulgarian Presidency reached a deal with the European Parliament at the fifth trilogue meeting, in the early morning of 14 June. The endorsement means that the Council has approved the deal. […]

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Indian government boosts ethanol price while setting policy for other feedstocks

Indian government boosts ethanol price while setting policy for other feedstocks

June 27, 2018 |

In India, the government agreed to boost heavy molasses-based ethanol prices by 4 cents per liter in an effort to help shore up the poor finances of sugarcane mills suffering from high cane prices, also imposed by the government. Ethanol prices were also set for B molasses and cane juice-based ethanol at 68 cents per […]

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Uttar Pradesh pushes for approval to use cane juice for ethanol feedstock

Uttar Pradesh pushes for approval to use cane juice for ethanol feedstock

June 26, 2018 |

In India, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh has asked the central government to allow the use of sugarcane juice rather than molasses for ethanol feedstock as soon as possible to help reduce the repeat a giant sugar glut in the state next season. He says the deregulating the use of sugarcane for ethanol would […]

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EPA seen raising 2019 RVO by 3% to 19.88 billion gallons

EPA seen raising 2019 RVO by 3% to 19.88 billion gallons

June 25, 2018 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the Environmental Protection Agency will propose a 3% increase in biofuels blending for 2019 at 19.88 billion gallons. The increase will come from non-corn-based ethanol, volumes for which will remain unchanged at 15 billion gallons, while nearly 600 million more gallons of advanced biofuels will be required for a total […]

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CEP and AEE deliver policy roadmap for Nevada

CEP and AEE deliver policy roadmap for Nevada

June 24, 2018 |

In Nevada and Washington, D.C., the Clean Energy Project and the Advanced Energy Economy delivered a policy roadmap to the Nevada gubernatorial campaigns of Republican nominee Adam Laxalt and Democratic nominee Steve Sisolak outlining how Nevada can grow as a clean energy leader and create jobs. The policy roadmap, “Nevada’s Clean Energy Roadmap: How the […]

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