Tweet In Argentina, the government has boosted the mandatory biodiesel blend to 10% from the current 8% to help offset a slump in exports resulting from anti-dumping duties in Europe. In addition to transport use, the government has also required thermal electric plants running on diesel to comply with the B10 mandate. The move is […]
Tweet In the EU, the European Commission has begun imposing anti-dumping duties on biodiesel imports coming from Argentina and Indonesia. The rates hover around 25% for Argentina and 19% for Indonesia, and will apply for five years. The policy follows the conclusion of a 15-month investigation which found that Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel producers were […]
Tweet In Belgium, the European Union imposed its final five-year tariffs on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia that will come into effect as of Nov. 28 with levies of up to 25.7% for three Argentine biodiesel companies. The duties are more than double the temporary ones put in place in May. In the 12 months […]
Tweet In Argentina, the government has decided to take legal action at the WTO against Spain for not granting it import quotas for biodiesel. The country claims that the move is just the next step in serial discrimination against Argentine biodiesel imports that began in 2012. It feels the discrimination is retribution for nationalizing YPF […]
Tweet In Argentina, Oil World expects biodiesel exports to the US to soar on the heels of anti-dumping tariffs lodged by Europe. Though the exports won’t come close to what Argentina had be exporting to the EU, US exports could reach 450,000 metric tons during the fourth quarter of 2013, more than double the 220,000 […]
Tweet In Argentina, Promaíz’s 420,000 liter per day ethanol plant has come online, making it the largest ethanol distillery in the country. The facility based in Alejandro Roca was designed by Vogelbusch. Promaíz made its first ethanol delivery under the country’s quota-based system for its E5 mandate in August.
Tweet In Argentina, the foreign ministry confirmed that it will take the European Union to task in front of the World Trade Organization for imposing anti-dumping duties on its biodiesel exports. Biodiesel represents 14% of the country’s exports to Europe, the value of which reached a peak in 2011 of $1.847 billion.
Tweet In Belgium, trade restrictions against Argentina’s biodiesel imports are set to get even stricter. On top of the anti-dumping duty, there will be another 20% leveraged, and from Jan. 1 an additional 6.5% will be added because if Mercosur doesn’t come to a deal before then—which is highly unlikely considering the trade deal’s nearly […]
Tweet In Argentina, Evonik Industries started up a new plant for manufacturing biodiesel production catalysts. With an annual capacity of more than 60,000 metric tons, the new production plant will supply ready-to-use alkoxides for use as catalysts in biodiesel production from renewable raw materials. The new facilities will serve primarily the Argentine and Brazilian markets. […]
Tweet In Argentina, the government is ready to take the European Commission to task in front of the World Trade Organization for imposing long-term anti-dumping duties. The EC plans to impose the duties for five years, beginning next week. The on-going trade spat is expected to continue making negotiations for an EU-Mercosur deal difficult to […]