Tag: Argentina

Argentina to pass B10 mandate thanks to falling exports

Argentina to pass B10 mandate thanks to falling exports

September 5, 2018 |

In Argentina, while exports are dropping, domestic consumption is seen rising this year to an all-time high of 1.48 billion liters, and for the first time since the policy was put in place in 2014, the blending rate will be above the mandated 10% at 10.3%. Some analysts blame the US’s anti-dumping duties on Argentine […]

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Argentina raises ethanol and biodiesel production again

Argentina raises ethanol and biodiesel production again

September 5, 2018 |

In Argentina, the government announced higher prices for biodiesel as well as both corn-based and sugarcane-based ethanol that oil companies must pay as of September 1. Biodiesel prices were set at $610.51 per metric ton, 3.2% higher on the month. Cane-based ethanol was set at 57 cents per liter, up nearly 4% on the month […]

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Four Argentine provinces create Bioenergy League initiative

Four Argentine provinces create Bioenergy League initiative

August 22, 2018 |

In Argentina, in response to increased risks in the grains and oilseeds sectors due to national policy, Ministers of Production, Environment and Energy of Santa Fe, Tucumán, Salta and Córdoba have come together to create a Bioenergy League between the four provinces to create long-term policy stability for the sector. The league will bring together […]

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Argentina freezes soy export tariffs to keep feedstock from flowing into China

Argentina freezes soy export tariffs to keep feedstock from flowing into China

August 20, 2018 |

In Argentina, exporters have been shipping raw, unprocessed soybeans to China en masse, a move the government has put a stop to last week by freezing export taxes on beans at 26% as well as freezing taxes on meal and oil at 23%. Taxes on beans were being wound down to 23% in line with […]

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Argentina looking at 27% ethanol blend

Argentina looking at 27% ethanol blend

August 1, 2018 |

In Argentina, local press reports that the government is looking to boost its ethanol blend to 27% in line with Brazil. The country currently blends 12% ethanol which was raised from 10% upon the election of the new president and has been expected to increase but no moves have been made so far due to […]

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Carbio says Argetine biodiesel reduces GHG emissions 70%

Carbio says Argetine biodiesel reduces GHG emissions 70%

July 16, 2018 |

In Argentina, Carbio and INTA have calculated greenhouse gas reductions associated with the country’s soy-based biodiesel to be 70% at 26 g CO2/MJ Compared to 83.8 g CO2/MJ for fossil diesel, more than sufficient to achieve the European Union’s 60% reduction threshold. The study showed that positive results were largely a result of advanced agricultural […]

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Argentina’s biodiesel industry could melt down if EU brings back AD tariffs

Argentina’s biodiesel industry could melt down if EU brings back AD tariffs

July 5, 2018 |

In Argentina, Reuters reports that if the European Union slams Argentine biodiesel exports with fresh anti-dumping tariffs in the next two to three months, that production could come to a screeching halt as 85% of exports would be cut off without an alternative market to flow into. Just the threat of potential new tariffs could […]

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Scania to introduce B100 busses in Buenos Aires

Scania to introduce B100 busses in Buenos Aires

June 14, 2018 |

In Argentina, Scania has teamed with local bus line Linea 132 to introduce 100% biodiesel-fueled buses by year’s end in the capital, Buenos Aires. Already the company ran trials with higher biodiesel blends in the towns of Cliba and Quilmes, where the Cliba B100 results showed greenhouse gas reductions of 80%. The Quilmes results were […]

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Argentina raises ethanol and biodiesel prices in June

Argentina raises ethanol and biodiesel prices in June

June 7, 2018 |

In Argentina, Platts reports that the government raised biodiesel prices 7% to $781 per metric ton for June. Biodiesel production rose 10.5% on the year during the first quarter to 579,074 metric tons while consumption fell during the period by nearly 5% to 260,287 tons. Sugarcane-based ethanol prices were increased 1.5% to 72 cents per […]

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Argentina to raise biodiesel export tax to 15% as of July 1

Argentina to raise biodiesel export tax to 15% as of July 1

May 28, 2018 |

In Argentina, Reuters reports that the country’s export tax on soybean oil-based biodiesel will nearly double to 15% as of July 1 from the current 8% level. The move is in part to help boost tax receipts to compensate for the president’s elimination of export taxes on corn and wheat shortly after taking office in […]

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