Tag: Argentina

Carbio says Argetine biodiesel reduces GHG emissions 70%

Carbio says Argetine biodiesel reduces GHG emissions 70%

July 16, 2018 |

In Argentina, Carbio and INTA have calculated greenhouse gas reductions associated with the country’s soy-based biodiesel to be 70% at 26 g CO2/MJ Compared to 83.8 g CO2/MJ for fossil diesel, more than sufficient to achieve the European Union’s 60% reduction threshold. The study showed that positive results were largely a result of advanced agricultural […]

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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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Scania to introduce B100 busses in Buenos Aires

Scania to introduce B100 busses in Buenos Aires

June 14, 2018 |

In Argentina, Scania has teamed with local bus line Linea 132 to introduce 100% biodiesel-fueled buses by year’s end in the capital, Buenos Aires. Already the company ran trials with higher biodiesel blends in the towns of Cliba and Quilmes, where the Cliba B100 results showed greenhouse gas reductions of 80%. The Quilmes results were […]

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Argentina raises ethanol and biodiesel prices in June

Argentina raises ethanol and biodiesel prices in June

June 7, 2018 |

In Argentina, Platts reports that the government raised biodiesel prices 7% to $781 per metric ton for June. Biodiesel production rose 10.5% on the year during the first quarter to 579,074 metric tons while consumption fell during the period by nearly 5% to 260,287 tons. Sugarcane-based ethanol prices were increased 1.5% to 72 cents per […]

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Argentina to raise biodiesel export tax to 15% as of July 1

Argentina to raise biodiesel export tax to 15% as of July 1

May 28, 2018 |

In Argentina, Reuters reports that the country’s export tax on soybean oil-based biodiesel will nearly double to 15% as of July 1 from the current 8% level. The move is in part to help boost tax receipts to compensate for the president’s elimination of export taxes on corn and wheat shortly after taking office in […]

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Argentina sets domestic biodiesel price at $887.25 per ton

Argentina sets domestic biodiesel price at $887.25 per ton

May 1, 2018 |

In Argentina, Reuters reports that the government set the price of biodiesel sold in the domestic market at $887.25 per metric ton as of May 1, nearly 5% higher than previously. The law establishing the fixed price of biodiesel was first approved in December 2017 in an attempt to support domestic biodiesel producers who were […]

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UFOP sees dreary future European rapeseed following Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel imports

UFOP sees dreary future European rapeseed following Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel imports

April 17, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP views the prospects of European rapeseed cultivation as being acutely jeopardized. “The dumping imports from Argentina and Indonesia are becoming a question of survival for European rapeseed producers”, said the Chairman of UFOP, Wolfgang Vogel. The shutdowns and production cutbacks carried out by European biodiesel producers will continue to increase the pressure […]

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Argentina exported biodiesel to Canada for the first time in March

Argentina exported biodiesel to Canada for the first time in March

April 16, 2018 |

In Argentina, with the US biodiesel almost entirely blocked to the imports, Reuters reports that 29,000 metric tons found their way to Canada in March instead—and for the first time ever. Bunge and Argentina’s AGD joint venture Ecofuel sold the biodiesel. The country could potentially buy as much as 200,000 tons of biodiesel this year […]

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Argentina raises ethanol prices for both corn and sugarcane yet again

Argentina raises ethanol prices for both corn and sugarcane yet again

March 29, 2018 |

In Argentina, the government has raised yet again the price oil companies must pay for corn-based ethanol by 10.5% for March with another 7.96% expected for early April, reaching more than 64 cents per liter. Sugar-based ethanol prices will rise as well, though not as much, by 7.5% in March and another 3.54% in April, […]

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European biodiesel industry flooded out by Argentine and Indonesian imports

European biodiesel industry flooded out by Argentine and Indonesian imports

March 12, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, Reuters reports that following the revision of anti-dumping duties on Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel imports into the European Union last year, biodiesel imports soared to 852,000 metric tons between August and January 2018. The sudden influx of supply has European producers worried that they’ll crush beneath the weight of imports and will […]

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