Tag: Argentina

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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Argentina’s farmers may save $377 million by using up to 30% biodiesel

Argentina’s farmers may save $377 million by using up to 30% biodiesel

January 2, 2017 |

In Argentina, the department of agriculture is developing a policy that would allow farmers to use their own biodiesel production on-farm to help reduce their operating costs for farm machinery. By some estimates, the move could save the agricultural industry $377 million every year thanks to biodiesel running at about 60% of the cost of […]

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Argentine biodiesel production to hit record 2.7 million tons in 2016

Argentine biodiesel production to hit record 2.7 million tons in 2016

December 28, 2016 |

In Argentina, CARBIO says 2016 biodiesel production will break its previous record at 2.7 million metric tons, 50% higher than last year’s production. The association attributes the increased demand from domestic use of biodiesel in public transport and for electricity production as significant contribution towards the increase in production. In 2017, the industry is looking […]

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Court of Appeals sides with EPA on Argentina biodiesel regulations

Court of Appeals sides with EPA on Argentina biodiesel regulations

December 21, 2016 |

In Washington, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in favor of the Environmental Protection Agency in the case brought against it by the National Biodiesel Board that argued the EPA held Argentine biodiesel producers to weaker standards than domestic producers. The court ruled the agency’s methodology to ensure land […]

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Argentine biodiesel production seen at 2.5 million tons this year

Argentine biodiesel production seen at 2.5 million tons this year

November 23, 2016 |

In Argentina, production is expected to hit 2.5 million metric tons this year with much of the 1.5 million of those tons exported headed to the US. Thanks to exports, the industry is expected to earn about $1.2 billion in foreign exchange. But even so, only about 55% of the production capacity will be used […]

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Argentina looking at UCO biodiesel but support is tepid

Argentina looking at UCO biodiesel but support is tepid

November 23, 2016 |

In Argentina, the legislature’s lower house has partially approved a plan by the upper house to promote the use of used cooking oil and other waste fats as feedstock for biodiesel. Biodiesel is currently produced from soy oil in the country, and is a major use for the oil that is suffering from low prices […]

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Argentina worried Trump era trade restrictions would dry up biodiesel imports

Argentina worried Trump era trade restrictions would dry up biodiesel imports

November 22, 2016 |

In Argentina, the biodiesel industry is worried that a Trump presidency in the US would lead to cuts in demand for imports, despite the US biofuel industry staying positive that Trump won’t mess with the RFS. Most of Argentina’s biodiesel exports are going to the US after losing market access to the EU. Argentina isn’t […]

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NBB may face uphill battle in court case against EPA’s invitation for Argentine biodiesel imports

NBB may face uphill battle in court case against EPA’s invitation for Argentine biodiesel imports

October 31, 2016 |

In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board argued in the DC District Court on Thursday that the letter the Environmental Protection Agency sent to the Argentine biodiesel association last year inviting imports from “qualified land” equated to rulemaking by the agency and so should be thrown out. Bloomberg analysts say the NBB will have a hard […]

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Peru slaps anti-dumping duties on Argentina biodiesel imports

Peru slaps anti-dumping duties on Argentina biodiesel imports

October 27, 2016 |

In Peru, the country’s regulator announced it would slap anti-dumping duties on imports of Argentine biodiesel for five years, saying the imports had a negative impact on domestic producers. Specific duties have been lobbed on specific companies, as follows: Cargill: $134.70 per ton Bunge: $141.40 per ton Noble: $152.70 per ton Louis Dreyfus and others: […]

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Argentina eyes more biodiesel exports in light of low soy oil prices

Argentina eyes more biodiesel exports in light of low soy oil prices

October 20, 2016 |

In Argentina, biodiesel exports are expected to rise again thanks to falling soy oil prices and biodiesel processing facilities located at ports. Soy oil prices have fallen as China chooses to import raw soybeans for crushing domestically while India chooses between soy oil and palm oil depending on price point. Soy oil prices have fallen […]

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