Tag: Argentina

Higher soy oil prices rekindle food vs fuel debate in Argentina

Higher soy oil prices rekindle food vs fuel debate in Argentina

June 7, 2016 |

In Argentina, soy oil prices on the Chicago markets have jumped 30% since early March, which has led to a return of the food vs fuel debate locally. The fact that less than 20% of the oilseed is actually oil, the local industry argues that if demand for biodiesel increases and farmers respond with more […]

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Argentina follows EU to appeal WTO biodiesel dumping duties decision

Argentina follows EU to appeal WTO biodiesel dumping duties decision

June 2, 2016 |

In Switzerland, on May 31 Argentina also appealed the World Trade Organization decision regarding the EU’s anti-dumping duties on Argentina’s biodiesel exports to the trade bloc despite winning a majority of the issues during the dispute panel process. The European Union already appealed on May 20 the decision challenging three of the decisions while Argentina […]

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Four Argentine biodiesel producers at risk due to oil company’s bankruptcy

Four Argentine biodiesel producers at risk due to oil company’s bankruptcy

May 26, 2016 |

In Argentina, bankruptcy proceedings for local oil company Oil Combustibles is having a negative impact on the local biodiesel industry as four biodiesel producers wait in line indefinitely for payment. On March 31, payments to debtors were frozen until the bankruptcy process is finalized, meaning the four companies had to use their working capital as […]

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EU files appeal in WTO dispute with Argentina over biodiesel dumping

EU files appeal in WTO dispute with Argentina over biodiesel dumping

May 23, 2016 |

In Switzerland, the European Union filed a notice of appeal on May 20 in the dispute with Argentina over anti-dumping measures on biodiesel from Argentina (DS473). Parties to a dispute can appeal a panel’s ruling. Appeals have to be based on points of law, such as legal interpretation — they cannot re-open factual findings made […]

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Argentina convinces Spain to open market back up to biodiesel

Argentina convinces Spain to open market back up to biodiesel

May 12, 2016 |

In Argentina, the government has come to an agreement with Spain to resume biodiesel exports to the country following a block that was meant to help support the domestic industry and keep cheaper Argentine product from flooding the market. The trade block came after Argentina appropriated the local branch of Spanish energy giant Repsol, YPF, […]

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Argentina’s biodiesel exports soar under new president’s policies

Argentina’s biodiesel exports soar under new president’s policies

May 9, 2016 |

In Argentina, the country’s new president has implemented new policies during his first few months in office that has helped agricultural exports, including biodiesel, to soar. Biodiesel exports jumped 107% since coming into office to $126 million. The country is trying to promote value added processing rather than exporting basic commodities so a 30% tax […]

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Argentina extends biodiesel support policy through year’s end

Argentina extends biodiesel support policy through year’s end

May 5, 2016 |

In Argentina, the government has extended the policy infrastructure it put in place the end of last year including elimination of excise taxes on biodiesel to support increased consumption of the fuel nationally. The policy will now be in effect through the end of 2016, extending it past its previous April 30 expiry date. It […]

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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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