In Argentina, biodiesel exports increased 44% during the first nine months of 2014 compared to the same period last year. As a result, production figures are also starting to recover, with production rising 22% during the period over 2013. Despite anti-dumping duties placed on exports in the European Union, the EU will soon become the […]
In Virginia, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Appalachian Biofuels LLC will invest $3.5 million to establish its headquarters and enzymatic biodiesel production facility in Russell County. Virginia successfully competed against South Carolina for the project, which will create 40 new jobs paying above the prevailing average wage. Appalachian Biofuels is a new company that will […]
In Washington, on October 21, 2014, the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) submitted petitions to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requesting that biodiesel fuel manufacturers be granted the same Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) exemptions that petroleum-based diesel manufacturers already receive. BRAG made its petitions through two mechanisms allowed under Toxic Substances Control […]
In Australia, the country’s Biofuels Association says that by 2018, biodiesel won’t be economically viable anymore following the national government’s move in May to impose an excise tax on the fuel from July 1, 2016. Biodiesel is more expensive to produce in Australia and competes with cheaper, allegedly subsidized at origin, biodiesel. Investors are becoming […]
In Washington, policies supporting biodiesel production would win a resounding vote of confidence if they were on the ballot in next week’s elections, according to a nationwide survey released Tuesday. Three out of four voters (75 percent) support a tax incentive for biodiesel, the survey found. Seventy-six percent said they support a national renewable fuel […]
In Malaysia, the biodiesel blend will jump to 7% from the current 5% in November. Domestic palm oil prices have fallen 20% this year due to oversupplies. National palm oil consumption to boost to 575,000 metric tons per year upon implementation of the B7 policy. The country is also exploring boosting the blend to 10% […]
In California, Mineta National Transit Research Consortium (MNTRC) has released its latest peer-reviewed study based on laboratory and field experiments. Among other test results, Combustion Chemistry of Biodiesel for Use in Urban Transport Buses: Experiment and Modeling found that using biodiesel could effectively reduce the mass of particulate matter released in both hot and cold idle […]
In Connecticut, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch hosted a groundbreaking celebration on Friday to mark the construction of a new manufacturing and distribution facility for Tri-State Biodiesel in the city. The Tri-State Biodiesel project is part of a significant green investment into the Bridgeport Eco-Industrial Park that supports the creation of new “green collar” jobs. Tri-State […]
In China, September biodiesel imports soared 49% over August with 123,587 metric tons. Of the total, 105,671 tons came from Indonesia, an increase of more than 36% on the month. Nearly 11,000 tons of PME came from Malaysia in September while just under 7,000 tons of used cooking oil-based biodiesel came from Hong Kong.
In North Carolina, Blue Ridge Biofuels has compiled a comprehensive guide to using biodiesel to provide useful information on biodiesel and how to use it, as well as a comprehensive Diesel Vehicle List of cars and trucks from 1980 to 2013. Both documents are available for download on the company’s website.