Tag: biodiesel

Total announces plans to convert La Mede refinery to biodiesel production

Total announces plans to convert La Mede refinery to biodiesel production

April 16, 2015 |

In France, Total has ended months of speculation by at last confirming plans to revamp its La Mede oil refinery into a 500,000 metric ton per year biodiesel facility. The company will invest more than €200 million to convert the facility while cutting 178 jobs, a decision that has led workers to go on strike […]

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Research and Markets releases biodiesel outlook through 2019

Research and Markets releases biodiesel outlook through 2019

April 15, 2015 |

In Ireland, Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Biodiesel: 2015 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2019″ report to their offering. The report covers data on global, regional and national markets including present and future trends for supply and demand, prices, and downstream industries. In addition to the analytical part, the report provides […]

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Analyst sees palm oil prices crashing to six-year lows later in 2015

Analyst sees palm oil prices crashing to six-year lows later in 2015

April 13, 2015 |

In Malaysia, key palm oil analyst Dorab Mistry expects the biodiesel feedstock price to fall to six-year lows of $514 per metric ton as a result of increased production. Prices have already fallen 19% this year, following petroleum prices lower, and though production will remain off through June, it is expected to pick up afterwards […]

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Swiss company stalls $428 million investment in South African canola biodiesel

Swiss company stalls $428 million investment in South African canola biodiesel

April 13, 2015 |

In South Africa, Swiss-based PhytoEnergy International has halted development of its $428 million canola biodiesel plant until the South African government puts laws into place to promote the fuel. The blending mandate is meant to come into place on Oct. 1 but the required position paper hasn’t been published yet, giving the project developer pause. […]

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University of Rostock project to investigate biodiesel for stage IV engines

University of Rostock project to investigate biodiesel for stage IV engines

April 13, 2015 |

In Germany, a project at the University of Rostock is investigating the technical feasibility of using certified sustainable rapeseed oil to produce biodiesel. In order to pave the way for manufacturers, the University of Rostock plans to investigate the basic performance characteristics of biodiesel in stage IV engines. The current obstacle standing in the way […]

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Iowa officials participate in first biodiesel Ride & Drive event

Iowa officials participate in first biodiesel Ride & Drive event

April 9, 2015 |

In Iowa, Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds and other lawmakers participated in the Iowa Biodiesel Board’s first Ride & Drive event during its annual “Biodiesel Day on the Hill” event. Lawmakers got to drive biodiesel blends in a diesel Chevy Cruze, the only small domestic diesel car; a Ford F-250 Superduty pickup; […]

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Aemetis boost sales to Indian travel bus operators as policy eases

Aemetis boost sales to Indian travel bus operators as policy eases

April 8, 2015 |

In California, Aemetis announced that biodiesel sales activity is accelerating in India with travel bus operators who cater to the tourism industry. Aemetis has expanded sales activity since the Government of India allowed biodiesel manufacturers such as Aemetis to sell to customers directly. The India diesel market is estimated at 25 billion gallons per year, […]

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Viridis Fuels to get $3.4 million CEC grant for biodiesel plant at Port of Oakland

Viridis Fuels to get $3.4 million CEC grant for biodiesel plant at Port of Oakland

April 8, 2015 |

In California, Viridis Fuels is expecting to receive notice of a $3.4 million grant from the California Energy Commission to build a 20 million gallon per year biodiesel plant at the Port of Oakland that will use low quality feedstocks. SRS Engineering will build the turnkey facility. The company has a 35-year offtake agreement with […]

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Brazilian biodiesel tender sells 671.3 million liters at 18% below average price

Brazilian biodiesel tender sells 671.3 million liters at 18% below average price

April 6, 2015 |

In Brazil, ANP’s biodiesel tender on March 27 saw 671.3 million liters sold of which 99.7% had the social seal attached, signifying that feedstock was supplied by family farmers. The average price was 65 cents per liter, down more than 18% from the cumulative average of 80 cents per liter. A total of 824.6 million […]

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UK study shows UCO biodiesel has well-to-wheel GHG savings of 84%

UK study shows UCO biodiesel has well-to-wheel GHG savings of 84%

April 1, 2015 |

In the UK, a study commissioned by Convert2Green (C2G), an energy-from-waste group funded by the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles and Innovate UK, says that used cooking oil-based biodiesel can account for tank to wheel GHG savings of 86%, well-to-wheel GHG savings of 84% and a substitution rate of 85%, with no efficiency loss.

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