Tag: B5

Philippines looking at B5 but concerns about higher biodiesel prices

Philippines looking at B5 but concerns about higher biodiesel prices

June 16, 2016 |

In the Philippines, the government is considering a B5 policy but is concerned about potential negative impacts from high coconut biodiesel prices. The current policy blends 2%. Local biodiesel is about three times higher than fossil diesel prices at around $1,400-1,500/mt ex-refinery basis. The fuel is mainly used in public transport, which could drive up […]

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India’s switch to B5 in railroads gets off to a good start in Bengaluru

India’s switch to B5 in railroads gets off to a good start in Bengaluru

December 14, 2015 |

In India, the Chennai-Mysuru Shatabdi Express will begin running on a 5% biodiesel blend this week, following the introduction of blended fuel to Hubballi-Bengaluru Janshatabdi Express last week. As a result of the switch, the Bengaluru Railway Division will consume about 5,000 liters of biodiesel produced from jatropha and pongamia every day, saving the unit […]

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Philippines not likely to implement B5 in 2015 as study results delayed

Philippines not likely to implement B5 in 2015 as study results delayed

September 21, 2015 |

In the Philippines, the Dept. of Energy is still waiting for a study from the National Biofuels Board analyzing the impact of the proposed biodiesel blending mandate increase to 5%, which is expected to delay the implementation of the policy that was set for December. Blending is currently set at 2%. A separate study on […]

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India’s B5 mandate seen mopping up some of Malaysia’s palm oil surplus

India’s B5 mandate seen mopping up some of Malaysia’s palm oil surplus

August 11, 2015 |

In India, introduction of B5 blending could help to ease the palm oil glut Malaysia is currently suffering from that has seriously weighed on prices. As India has very little vegetable oil production, most of the feedstock required to supply the mandate will have to be imported. So far the new policy hasn’t triggered imports, […]

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New York City to push for B5 in heating oil

New York City to push for B5 in heating oil

February 10, 2015 |

In New York state, a proposed bill from the New York City council would see B5 for heating oil and B20 by 2030 in an attempt to reduce the carbon footprint of urban heating oil. The proposing councilman says moving to B5 from B2 would be the equivalent of taking 45,000 cars off the road.

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Study launched to determine if B5 blend in Philippines will help farmers

Study launched to determine if B5 blend in Philippines will help farmers

February 9, 2015 |

In the Philippines, the University of the Philippines Los Baños will study a potential B5 blend of coconut-based biodiesel on behalf of the National Biodiesel Board. The country currently blends 2%. The government wants to be sure that if the blend comes into effect that farmers will benefit directly as a result.

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New York City pushing back at attempt to mandate B5 in ferries and boats

New York City pushing back at attempt to mandate B5 in ferries and boats

January 19, 2015 |

In New York state, New York City Council is looking at legislation that would require city-owned vessels including Staten Island Ferry to use B5 and later work up to higher biodiesel blends, but the Department of Transportation and Department of Environmental Protection are pushing back saying blending with biodiesel would cause a host of operational […]

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UCO biodiesel may find market in Taiwan for heating oil

UCO biodiesel may find market in Taiwan for heating oil

December 29, 2014 |

In Taiwan, the end of the country’s B5 policy has led local producers using waste cooking oil as feedstock to look to other markets, but find exporting uncompetitive because neighboring South Korea has better trade deals with import markets such as the EU. The opportunity exists for a growing marketing to include up to 10% […]

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Philippines seeking more biofuel investment to achieve mandates

Philippines seeking more biofuel investment to achieve mandates

December 25, 2014 |

In the Philippines, recognizing that current production will have challenges to achieve the B5 planned for 2015, along with the E10 already in place that is supplied by significant volumes of imports, the government is calling for additional investment in biofuel production.  

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Philippines expects to introduce B5 by late 2015

Philippines expects to introduce B5 by late 2015

December 15, 2014 |

In the Philippines, the Dept. of Energy still expects the B5 policy to be implemented by the end 2015 as planned, up from B2 currently, as part of the country’s energy policy through 2020. The economic impact and technical aspects of the policy change are still under investigation, with the results of a study from […]

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