Tag: Argentina

Argentine biodiesel exports up 44% on the year through September

Argentine biodiesel exports up 44% on the year through September

October 29, 2014 |

In Argentina, biodiesel exports increased 44% during the first nine months of 2014 compared to the same period last year. As a result, production figures are also starting to recover, with production rising 22% during the period over 2013. Despite anti-dumping duties placed on exports in the European Union, the EU will soon become the […]

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Argentina’s biodiesel exports soar after government cuts export taxes

Argentina’s biodiesel exports soar after government cuts export taxes

October 13, 2014 |

In Argentina, biodiesel exports have taken off since May when the government cut export taxes to 11% from 21%, allowing producers to begin recouping lost exports after the European Union imposed anti-dumping tariffs in 2012. Biodiesel exports could now hit 1.4 million metric tons this year, double last year’s measly 700,000 tons.  

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Argentina cuts ethanol price but not as low as producers feared

Argentina cuts ethanol price but not as low as producers feared

October 7, 2014 |

In Argentina, the Energy Secretariat has cut ethanol prices by a further 5% to $1.07 per liter for a 9% blend. The price cut was less than the ethanol producers had feared who were expecting prices to come down to below the levels of sustainable profits.

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Ethanol margins tighten in Argentina following government price cap

Ethanol margins tighten in Argentina following government price cap

October 2, 2014 |

In Argentina, ethanol producers are reporting tighter margins following the government’s move to cap corn ethanol prices at 71 cents per liter and sugarcane ethanol slightly higher, which is roughly 37% lower than during the same period last year. The same law that passed allowing higher ethanol blends of up to 10% by December also […]

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Argentina boosts ethanol blend to 10% by December

Argentina boosts ethanol blend to 10% by December

September 29, 2014 |

In Argentina, the government approved an increase in ethanol blending to 8.5% from the current 7% with a 0.5% increase every month until reaching 10% in December. The ethanol industry could provide up to 12% of annual fuel demand, roughly a million cubic meters of ethanol, compared to the 8 million cubic meters of fuel […]

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Carbio’s June production and exports jump on month

Carbio’s June production and exports jump on month

August 20, 2014 |

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 […]

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

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

August 17, 2014 |

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 […]

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ACA Bio Cooperative commissions corn ethanol plant in Argentina

ACA Bio Cooperative commissions corn ethanol plant in Argentina

August 15, 2014 |

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 […]

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

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

August 13, 2014 |

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 […]

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Argentine biodiesel exports soar 14.5 times year-on-year

Argentine biodiesel exports soar 14.5 times year-on-year

July 22, 2014 |

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 […]

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