Category: Producer News

LANXESS releases new antioxidants for stabilizing biodiesel

LANXESS releases new antioxidants for stabilizing biodiesel

January 27, 2015 |

In Pennsylvania, LANXESS Corporation has added two new highly concentrated antioxidants to its existing range of biodiesel stabilizers. Baynox Ultra, a highly active liquid oxidation stabilizer, is an easy-to-use additive that effectively prolongs the shelf life of biodiesel, especially for soybean and sunflower methyl esters. It contains a balanced blend of highly active antioxidants and […]

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Malaysian palm oil prices sink to five-week low on falling biodiesel demand

Malaysian palm oil prices sink to five-week low on falling biodiesel demand

January 27, 2015 |

In Malaysia, palm oil prices have fallen to their lowest in five weeks as demand for biofuel drops, weighing on feedstock prices. Concerns about lower production volume due to floods have receded, and even though production is expected to be down again in February, it doesn’t compensate for the lack of demand. January exports were […]

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India’s My Eco Energy to invest $40.6 million in 500 biodiesel fueling stations

India’s My Eco Energy to invest $40.6 million in 500 biodiesel fueling stations

January 27, 2015 |

In India, My Eco Energy will invest $40.6 million to establish 500 biodiesel fueling stations across Maharashtra over the next two years. The company produces 2.5 million liters of biodiesel per day in Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh. The filling stations will range from full service stations to kiosks with 25,000 liter storage capacity, […]

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National Biodiesel Board opens 30-day comment period on BQ-9000 updates

National Biodiesel Board opens 30-day comment period on BQ-9000 updates

January 27, 2015 |

In Texas, the National Biodiesel Board announced the addition of a major new component to its BQ-9000 fuel quality program that will help to ensure the highest biodiesel fuel quality for consumers, all the way from the production plant to the retail fuel pump. The new BQ-9000 Retailer Program is the latest enhancement to the […]

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USDA sees China’s biofuel production well below Five Year Plan goals

USDA sees China’s biofuel production well below Five Year Plan goals

January 27, 2015 |

In China, the USDA attaché says biodiesel production rose 5% on the year in 2014 to 1.13 billion liters with production expected to reach 1.19 billion liters in 2015. That’s slower growth than the 18% rise seen between 2012 and 2013. Ethanol production was up 6% in 2014 at 2.8 billion liters. China’s 12th Five Year […]

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European biodiesel supply chain wants policymakers to be wary of ILUC methodology

European biodiesel supply chain wants policymakers to be wary of ILUC methodology

January 27, 2015 |

In Belgium, prominent researchers have underlined the benefits of biodiesel as well as their reservations regarding the readiness of the ILUC science for EU policymaking. The EBB, EOA and FEDIOL call on EU decision makers to safeguard existing investments from the introduction of ILUC methodology, be it for reporting or accounting. Alexandre Gohin (INRA) highlighted […]

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Wilmar opens its palm oil supply chain to scrutiny

Wilmar opens its palm oil supply chain to scrutiny

January 27, 2015 |

In Singapore, Wilmar will open its palm oil supply chain to scrutiny from environmentalists to communities under its new transparency plan that includes online maps to more than 800 palm oil mills in Malaysia and Indonesia. To gain access to the data, one must request a password directly from Wilmar. The Forest Trust says the […]

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Brazilian biodiesel production seen up 25% in 2015

Brazilian biodiesel production seen up 25% in 2015

January 26, 2015 |

In Brazil, 2015 biodiesel production is expected to reach 4 billion liters, up 25% on the year. Consumption in 2014 grew 15% to 3.27 billion liters thanks to cheaper biodiesel and more expensive fossil diesel. The country is expected to produce 7.5 million metric tons of soy oil in 2015.

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Mississippi biodiesel plant nearly destroyed in 2014 fire approved for re-start

Mississippi biodiesel plant nearly destroyed in 2014 fire approved for re-start

January 26, 2015 |

In Mississippi, the state’s Department of Environmental Quality says the JNS Biofuel plant in New Albany—which was destroyed last year in an explosion—has received the required permits to re-open, but a date hasn’t yet been set. The accident caused $3.5 million in damage but the new facility is much bigger, with feedstock storage for 130,000 […]

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Roxol Bioenergy shuts down voluntarily to deal with pollution challenges

Roxol Bioenergy shuts down voluntarily to deal with pollution challenges

January 26, 2015 |

In the Philippines, Roxol Bioenergy has voluntarily shut down ethanol production temporarily following formal complaints by 757 area fisherman that the facility’s waste had led to fish kills. The 30 million liter per year plant is currently working on putting pollution controls in place but it’s unclear when it plans to re-open.

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