Tag: Argentina

Carbio’s June production and exports jump on month

In Argentina, Carbio says June biodiesel exports by members soared 20% to 142,171 metric tons thanks to very cheap feedstock prices. Exports through June were up 41% on the year at 521,307 tons. July shipping reports indicated exports of about 228,000 tons. Production during June was up almost 10% at 250,044 ton, which was already […]

August 20, 2014 More

ICM commissions and opens dry-mill corn ethanol plant in Argentina

In Argentina, ICM has successfully commissioned and started a dry-mill corn ethanol plant in Cordoba, Argentina. The plant exceeded the nameplate production capacity of 400 cubic meters per day during the testing period. Construction and installation was completed for the plant in February 2014. Dave VanderGriend, Chief Executive Officer of ICM, Inc., said, “We are […]

August 17, 2014 More

ACA Bio Cooperative commissions corn ethanol plant in Argentina

In Argentina, ICM announced the successful start-up and commissioning of the dry-mill corn ethanol plant designed for ACA Bio Cooperative Limitada (ACA Bio). The plant is located in Villa Maria, which is in the central province of Cordoba, Argentina. The ethanol plant met or exceeded all performance guarantees during the testing period, which included exceeding […]

August 15, 2014 More

ABATEC introduces glycerol-to-methanol add-on for biodiesel plants

In Argentina, ABATEC SA introduces the BD4-MG system, to manufacture Methanol from raw Glycerol, an innovative way for adding value to the glycerol produced in the biodiesel plants. The SAVOIA BD4-MG system is a simple and safe process to treat 1000 L/day (250 gal/d) of glycerol, for getting around 35% of dry methanol, 25% FFA […]

August 13, 2014 More

Argentine biodiesel exports soar 14.5 times year-on-year

In Argentina, biodiesel exports soared to 118,100 metric tons in May, a whopping 14.5 times the biodiesel exported during May last year and 141% higher than in April. The boost in exports is a direct result of the government cutting export duties retroactively to March to 11% from 21% previously.  Biodiesel production for Carbio members […]

July 22, 2014 More

Domestic blends seen boosting biodiesel production in Brazil and Argentina

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 […]

July 2, 2014 More

European Commission open to political resolution with Argentina over biodiesel

In Belgium, the European Commission says it is open to negotiations with Argentina over the latter’s complaint at the WTO regarding EU anti-dumping tariffs on Argentine biodiesel imports. The commissioner for industry said the trading bloc was open to negotiating a political resolution rather than the technical solution that would inevitably come out of the […]

June 17, 2014 More

Argentina’s March ethanol production soared 32% on year

In Argentina, ethanol production soared during March to reach 33,084 metric tons, up 32% on the year and 7.3% more than in February. Consumption rose 57% on the year to 41,935 tons, up also 7% from the previous month. Demand is rising due to the 3%-5% ethanol blend. Biodiesel production also rose 3.3% on the […]

June 2, 2014 More

Argentina’s biodiesel industry says even more policy support needed

In Argentina, the country’s biofuels chamber says that though reducing taxes on the fuel is helpful in compensating for lower exports to Europe, the move won’t be enough to salvage the industry. Other policies need to be put in place, Carbio says, including reducing export taxes on biodiesel as well as making the biodiesel tax […]

May 19, 2014 More

Argentina’s president submits biodiesel tax cut proposal to legislature

In Argentina, the president’s proposal to eliminate 22% taxes on biodiesel until the European Union lifts its anti-dumping duties on Argentine biodiesel imports was submitted on Wednesday to the national legislature where it wasn’t expected to meet with opposition. Eliminating the taxes is expected to create an additional, immediate domestic demand of 500,000 metric tons. […]

May 7, 2014 More