Tag: Argentina

Paraguayan biodiesel industry worried rush to B15 fueled by Argentina

Paraguayan biodiesel industry worried rush to B15 fueled by Argentina

April 9, 2019 |

In Paraguay, Argentina’s La Nación newspaper reports that the country’s house of representatives is looking to boost biodiesel blending to 15% by 2021 from the current 2% now but the local industry is slamming the move as one pushed by Argentina in an effort to drive open a new market. The domestic biodiesel industry wants […]

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Argentina raises biodiesel price to $635.5 per ton for April

Argentina raises biodiesel price to $635.5 per ton for April

April 8, 2019 |

In Argentina, Reuters reports that the government has increased the price oil companies must pay biodiesel producers again, this time to $653.5 per metric ton and is retroactive to sales made since April 1. The country’s biodiesel mandate is set at 10% and the government adjusts the price monthly based on the prevailing price of […]

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Argentine biodiesel exports fall to zero during January and February

Argentine biodiesel exports fall to zero during January and February

April 4, 2019 |

In Argentina, local press reports that the soy industry is blaming a shift in government policy that no longer favors value-added products to a decimation of biodiesel exports during the first two months of the year. During January and February there were no biodiesel exports at all compared to exports valued at $176 million during […]

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New Argentine program aims to promote products and services made with bioenergy

New Argentine program aims to promote products and services made with bioenergy

March 26, 2019 |

In Argentina, a new certification scheme that translates to “Made in Santa Fe with Renewable Energy” showcases products made in the soy and biodiesel hub of Santa Fe province partially or entirely made from a wide range of renewables including biodiesel, biomass and biogas. Products and services that either make renewable energy from those sources […]

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Paul McCartney latest to hold concert powered by biodiesel in Argentina

Paul McCartney latest to hold concert powered by biodiesel in Argentina

March 26, 2019 |

In Argentina, Paul McCartney used 5,000 liters of biodiesel to power his concert in Buenos Aires last Saturday where more than 60,000 fans showed up to hear the rock legend play. McCartney is one of several artists pushing for the use of biodiesel in their Argentine concerts in an effort to highlight the need to […]

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Argentine biofuel producers stucks waiting for government to set March prices

Argentine biofuel producers stucks waiting for government to set March prices

March 26, 2019 |

In Argentina, ethanol and biodiesel producers alike are stuck between a rock and a hard place because the government hasn’t set the prices for biofuels for March, requiring them to continue selling at prices set in February despite production costs having risen in the meantime. The government sets prices on a monthly basis taking cost […]

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EU deal allowing Argentine biodiesel imports may risk GMO-free glycerin supplies

EU deal allowing Argentine biodiesel imports may risk GMO-free glycerin supplies

March 19, 2019 |

In the UK, ICIS reports that the European glycerin market is unsure what impacts on the supply of non-GMO glycerin may result from the European Union’s agreement with Argentine to allow price and volume-capped biodiesel imports. With imports returning to the market, European production of biodiesel could drop and impact the availability of glycerin produced […]

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Group of 14 bipartisan Senators ask Department of Commerce to look closer at Argentine biodiesel

Group of 14 bipartisan Senators ask Department of Commerce to look closer at Argentine biodiesel

February 27, 2019 |

In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) thanked a bipartisan group of 14 Senators – led by Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) – for writing to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross regarding his agency’s recently launched “changed circumstances” review of U.S. duties on biodiesel imports from Argentina. In the letter, the Senators […]

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European Union publishes eight Argentine biodiesel producers that won’t be subject to anti-dumping duties

European Union publishes eight Argentine biodiesel producers that won’t be subject to anti-dumping duties

February 13, 2019 |

In Belgium, Reuters reports that the official publication of the agreement with Argentina regarding biodiesel imports shows fuel from eight producers will be allowed to enter the European Union without anti-dumping duties. They are Aceitera General Deheza, Bunge Argentina, LDC Argentina, Molinos Agro, Oleaginosa Moreno Hermanos, Vicentin, Cargill and COFCO International Argentina. The price paid […]

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Paul McCartney and Ed Sheeran Argetine concerts be powered by biodiesel

Paul McCartney and Ed Sheeran Argetine concerts be powered by biodiesel

February 5, 2019 |

In Argentina, local press reports that Paul McCartney and Ed Sheeran have demanded their upcoming concerts be powered by biodiesel. The biodiesel will be produced from UCO and the government of Santa Fe has even set up a contest to encourage people to donate their used cooking oil in exchange for tickets to the concerts […]

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