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Only two biodiesel producers submit offers for power tender

Only two biodiesel producers submit offers for power tender

July 2, 2015 |

In Argentina, only two biodiesel producers tendered to sell fuel for power production to the national regulator Cammesa. The tender seeking 70,000 metric tons of biodiesel apparently has higher specs than that for transport fuel, which mixed with uncertainty in the market due to June’s prices not having yet been published by the government left […]

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New biodiesel blender pump online in South Dakota

New biodiesel blender pump online in South Dakota

July 2, 2015 |

In South Dakota, Gerstner Oil in Yankton has installed a new biodiesel blender pump that allows consumers to choose what level of biodiesel they pump into their vehicles with up to 100% available. The project was done jointly with the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council. The next closest blender pump is in Sioux […]

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ARfuels seals deals for new sales contracts following biodiesel excise law

ARfuels seals deals for new sales contracts following biodiesel excise law

July 1, 2015 |

In Australia, ARfuels announced the execution on June 29 of several new sales contracts for the Barnawartha plant. The major of those contracts is for the supply of a minimum of 40 million liters per annum of biodiesel for the 2016 and 2017 calendar years. This is in addition to several smaller supply contracts which […]

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Iowa’s B11 and higher tax credit comes into effect July 1

Iowa’s B11 and higher tax credit comes into effect July 1

June 30, 2015 |

In Iowa, the state’s 3 cents per gallon tax exemption on biodiesel blends of 11% and higher is set to come into force on July 1 and be in effect for the next five years. The legislation was signed into law in February and hailed by the state’s biodiesel board as being a major boon […]

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Swedish rail operator gets EU funding to trial switching to biodiesel

Swedish rail operator gets EU funding to trial switching to biodiesel

June 29, 2015 |

In Sweden, Inlandsbanan AB has received funding from the European Commission to trail rapeseed-based biodiesel in its trains with the aim of converting 100% of its engines to run on RME by 2020. The move will allow it to reduce its GHG emissions by 60% while avoiding the cost of electrifying its entire 1200km rail […]

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Pertamina sees 54% biodiesel consumption hike on B15 but prices in the way

Pertamina sees 54% biodiesel consumption hike on B15 but prices in the way

June 29, 2015 |

In Indonesia, Pertamina expects biodiesel consumption to jump 54% to around 2 million metric tons annually when the country switches over to B15 from the current B10. Yet the pricing scheme for Pertamina to buy biodiesel has kept it from making any deals with the three major producers this year, so far relying on stocks. […]

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Australia agrees phasing in excise taxes for biodiesel and ethanol

Australia agrees phasing in excise taxes for biodiesel and ethanol

June 25, 2015 |

In Australia, the government has agreed to phase in an excise tax on biodiesel equivalent to 50% of the full diesel rate over 15 years, starting with zero tax in 2015/16 through to 2030/31. Last year it was planned the excise rate would rise over five years but that has been scaled back. The plan […]

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India goes for B20 in ports as new palm oil waste biodiesel plant comes online

India goes for B20 in ports as new palm oil waste biodiesel plant comes online

June 24, 2015 |

In India, Emami Group has recently set up a 300 ton per day multi-feedstock biodiesel facility at Haldia with Desmet Ballestra. Feedstocks include palm oil residues. The company is working with the government to boost use of biodiesel in ports, railways and across the transport sector who announced up to 20% blending at 12 major […]

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Raizen transports first biodiesel shipment by rail

Raizen transports first biodiesel shipment by rail

June 23, 2015 |

In Brazil, Raizen has completed its first shipment of biodiesel by rail, from Rondonópolis to Paulina, taking advantage of reverse logistics—railcars that would otherwise be empty after transporting fossil fuels, taking advantage of cheaper rates to move the biodiesel in the opposite direction. As much as 50 million liters of biodiesel could be transported annually,

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Egypt signs used cooking oil protocol to support biodiesel program

Egypt signs used cooking oil protocol to support biodiesel program

June 23, 2015 |

In Egypt, the Minister of Supply has signed a protocol for recycled cooking oil to be collected from citizens in exchange for points that can be traded for free food. The oil will then be delivered to the Alexandria Company for Petroleum Additives who will process it into biodiesel. The plan scales up a trial […]

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