Tag: Argentina

Argentine biofuel production soars during Q1 thanks to bumper grain crop

Argentine biofuel production soars during Q1 thanks to bumper grain crop

May 24, 2017 |

In Argentina, biofuel production during Q1 jumped thanks to a larger grain harvest, with ethanol production up 25.6% on the year while biodiesel rose more than 31%. As a result, revenues rose more than 26% to $147 million despite exports falling by 2.5%. During the period, exports were hit by anti-dumping policies in the US […]

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Argentine president may beseech Trump to ease up stance on biodiesel

Argentine president may beseech Trump to ease up stance on biodiesel

April 25, 2017 |

In Washington, although Bloomberg is reporting that it’s not the case, the Argentine press says its president will use his forthcoming meeting with President Trump to push for the reestablishment of exports of lemons and biodiesel to the US market. The two presidents have known each other for more than 30 years and have had […]

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February Argentine ethanol sales and production rise was consumption slips

February Argentine ethanol sales and production rise was consumption slips

April 24, 2017 |

In Argentina, February ethanol sales rose to 84.87 million liters, up more than a quarter on the year but 6% lower than the month prior. Cordoba province absorbed 35% of the demand followed by Tucuman, whereas the other provinces registered must smaller volumes at 10% or below. Consumption in February was down 11% on the […]

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Argentine biodiesel exports come to a halt in light of policy shift

Argentine biodiesel exports come to a halt in light of policy shift

April 19, 2017 |

In Argentina, biodiesel exports to the US have come to a standstill will only cargos loading that were already agreed before the world came crashing down on the industry. No new deals are in the making due to the blenders credit still remaining in limbo and the likelihood that the US will lob anti-dumping duties […]

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ITC to decide on Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel dumping by May 8

ITC to decide on Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel dumping by May 8

April 17, 2017 |

In Washington, the Department of Commerce said the International Trade Commission will make a decision by May 8 regarding its investigation into potential biodiesel dumping by Argentina and Indonesia. Indonesia’s trade ministry has offered data and dumping to prove the country’s industry does not dump on the American market while Argentina says the investigation is […]

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Argentina’s biodiesel industry in blind panic over potential US lock out

Argentina’s biodiesel industry in blind panic over potential US lock out

April 3, 2017 |

In Argentina, the US is the country’s last major biodiesel export market but with the potential for anti-dumping duties that have already all but eliminated the European and Peruvian markets, the country’s biodiesel industry is in a panic. Even though policy dictates that biodiesel be blended locally, there is nowhere near enough demand to absorb […]

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Cantwell supports NBB biodiesel anti-dumping claims

Cantwell supports NBB biodiesel anti-dumping claims

March 23, 2017 |

In Washington, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) supported the National Biodiesel Board’s complaint against Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel imports. “We’ve known for a long time that foreign producers of biodiesel have been flooding our markets at the expense of American producers, knowing they can take advantage of our tax policy. Today’s suit confirms just how […]

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Argentina boosts ethanol prices further for E12 mandate

Argentina boosts ethanol prices further for E12 mandate

March 7, 2017 |

In Argentina, to ensure compliance with the 12% ethanol-blending mandate, the government has raised sugarcane ethanol prices to 91 cents per liter, up 5% from February and nearly 30% from February 2016. Corn-based ethanol was increased more than 42% on the year to 87 cents per liter, though it is slightly lower than the price […]

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Argentina could boost ethanol blending to 24% in next three years

Argentina could boost ethanol blending to 24% in next three years

February 15, 2017 |

In Argentina, the country could double its 12% ethanol blending mandate in the next two or three years to 2 billion liters as it looks to further prop up its sugarcane and corn industries while reducing energy imports. With corn production seen up 23% on the year to 37 million metric tons during 2016/17, sourcing […]

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Argentina extends tax breaks for biodiesel through 2017

Argentina extends tax breaks for biodiesel through 2017

January 4, 2017 |

In Argentina, the government published a rule just before the new year to extend excise duty waivers for biodiesel used to produce electricity and taxes levied on biodiesel production in an effort to continue to support the industry that has yet to recover its export markets. Following on from the success achieved in 2016 to […]

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