Tag: Argentina

Argentina’s corn ethanol industry says its ready to boost production 60%

Argentina’s corn ethanol industry says its ready to boost production 60%

April 26, 2016 |

In Argentina, the corn ethanol industry says it is ready to step up to the challenge to significantly boost production in line with proposed blending mandates, with three operating facilities ready and able to expand production within the next 8 to 10 months. With expansion projects of $500 million each, they could boost production by […]

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Argentine biofuel industry says E26 policy impossible to achieve in 2017

Argentine biofuel industry says E26 policy impossible to achieve in 2017

April 25, 2016 |

In Argentina, the country’s biofuel industry says the government’s ambitions to boost the ethanol blend to 26% next year are impossible to achieve. The government’s commitment to the industry is appreciated, but more time and significant amounts of investment are required in order to achieve the targets for 2017. The government has raised the blend […]

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Argentina to boost ethanol blending to 26% next year

Argentina to boost ethanol blending to 26% next year

April 11, 2016 |

In Argentina, the government plans to introduce a 26% ethanol blending mandate from next year, a major increase from the current 12%, that will bring the country in line with other countries in the region such as Brazil and Paraguay who both have ethanol mandates of 25% or higher. The blend was raised from 10% […]

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Argentina boosts ethanol blend to 12%

Argentina boosts ethanol blend to 12%

April 4, 2016 |

In Argentina, the government has boosted the ethanol-blending mandate to 12% from the current 10% with immediate effect. The move is meant to help support sugarcane producers during a time of low sugar and ethanol prices, as promised by the president in February. Last year’s ethanol production rose more than 21% to 815,407 metric tons, […]

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WTO rules mostly in favor of Argentina on EU anti-dumping biodiesel tariffs

WTO rules mostly in favor of Argentina on EU anti-dumping biodiesel tariffs

March 30, 2016 |

In Switzerland, the World Trade Organization ruled that the European Union’s anti-dumping tariffs against Argentine biodiesel imports weren’t inherently illegal but ruled in favor of Argentina on several counts where the EU inconsistently applied the WTO’s antidumping rules, including how it calculated the tariffs. Both sides have 60 days to appeal the decision which the […]

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Argentina hits biodiesel industry again with another boost to export tax

Argentina hits biodiesel industry again with another boost to export tax

March 14, 2016 |

In Argentina, the government boosted the biodiesel export tax for March to 6.4% up from 3.9% in February in a move that will weak knee the biodiesel industry still roiling from import restrictions into the European market. Currently biodiesel producers are running at 60% of production capacity due to limited export opportunities, limited further by […]

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Argentina boosts domestic prices but export taxes as well

Argentina boosts domestic prices but export taxes as well

February 16, 2016 |

In Argentina, the government has reversed its recent trend of supporting biofuel producers and providing them some respite from a weakened international market and has instead imposed raised biodiesel export taxes to 3.89% from a record low of 1.62% while boosting domestic biodiesel prices by 5%, both of which are retroactive to Feb. 1. To […]

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Argentina boosts ethanol mandate to 12%

Argentina boosts ethanol mandate to 12%

February 8, 2016 |

In Argentina, the country has approved a shift to 12% ethanol blending from the current 10%, with the additional 20% in demand—about 160,000 cubic meters—to be serviced entirely by sugarcane-based ethanol in an effort to help the industry recover from low sugar prices. Currently sugarcane ethanol represents about 41% of the country’s total ethanol production, […]

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Argentine biodiesel producers to appeal Peru’s anti-dumping duties

Argentine biodiesel producers to appeal Peru’s anti-dumping duties

February 4, 2016 |

In Argentina, biofuel producers have rejected anti-dumping measures Peru has implemented against the country’s industry and have said they will appeal it. Peru’s competition regulator Indecopi approved $208.2 per ton anti-dumping duties on all Argentine biodiesel coming into the country at the end of January. Argentina is the source of most of Peru’s biodiesel consumption. […]

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Argentine ethanol production and consumption soar to all-time highs in 2015

Argentine ethanol production and consumption soar to all-time highs in 2015

February 2, 2016 |

In Argentina, 2015 ethanol sales hit an all time high of 804 million liters, up 21% over 2014, while production topped 815 million liters, 23% more than the previous year. More than half of the fuel, 479 million liters, was produced from corn at four distilleries while the remainder came from sugarcane at nine distilleries. […]

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