Tag: biodiesel

Petrobras sees high biofuel blends keeping Q2 fossil fuel imports flat

Petrobras sees high biofuel blends keeping Q2 fossil fuel imports flat

May 18, 2015 |

In Brazil, Petrobras expects greater ethanol and biodiesel use to keep Q2 fuel imports flat against the previous quarter at 150,000 b/d of gasoline and about 50,000 b/d of diesel. More biofuel use thanks to recent increases in ethanol and biodiesel mandates should continue to keep control over imports but demand for ethanol remains unclear.

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Argentine biodiesel exports seen halving in 2015

Argentine biodiesel exports seen halving in 2015

May 18, 2015 |

In Argentina, biodiesel exports are expected to halve during 2015 to just 800,000 metric tons as export markets dry up due to low fossil fuel prices internationally and ongoing trade challenges. Roughly 97,000 tons were exported during the first trimester of 2015, down 57.5% from the same period last year when 200,000 tons were exported.

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Defense Logistics Agency adds biodiesel fuel quality clause to procurement contracts

Defense Logistics Agency adds biodiesel fuel quality clause to procurement contracts

May 18, 2015 |

In Missouri, the Defense Logistics Agency took a major step forward in ensuring high quality biodiesel can be used seamlessly in military bases across the country. DLA, the Department of Defense’s largest logistics support agency, recently added a biodiesel fuel quality clause in their procurement contracts that says suppliers of biodiesel shall be certified as […]

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Aemetis expanding fleet biodiesel distribution in India

Aemetis expanding fleet biodiesel distribution in India

May 18, 2015 |

In California, Aemetis announced that biodiesel sales activity is accelerating in India with truck operators in the logistics industry. Aemetis has expanded sales activity in India since January 2015 when the Government of India allowed biodiesel manufacturers to sell to customers directly, without distributing through the three national oil marketing companies. The India diesel market […]

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Argentina’s Q1 biodiesel exports down to just 93,000 tons

Argentina’s Q1 biodiesel exports down to just 93,000 tons

May 14, 2015 |

In Argentina, Q1 biodiesel exports plunged to under 93,000 metric tons, the lowest quarterly figure reported by CARBIO producers since the mid-2000s. Biodiesel exports during Q1 2014 were 211,986 tons. Despite anti-dumping duties on Argentine imports in the European Union, higher oil prices saw fuel retailers blending biodiesel regularly in 2014 but lower prices in […]

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Former CEO of Washington state biodiesel company chooses court over fraud plea

Former CEO of Washington state biodiesel company chooses court over fraud plea

May 14, 2015 |

In Washington state, the former CEO of a biodiesel company in Pasco accused of fraud and imprisoned since 2013 has chosen to go to trial rather than accept a plea deal that would have given him a 4-year prison sentence. He says that he didn’t mean to swindle more than $10 million from investors, instead […]

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Argentine power regulator seeking bids for biodiesel by May 19

Argentine power regulator seeking bids for biodiesel by May 19

May 14, 2015 |

In Argentina, the country’s power regulator is seeking biodiesel for use in electricity generation to replace diesel. The tender is open until May 19. The national blending mandate was boosted to 10% last year from the current 8%.

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Chinese catalyst use to galvanize biodiesel production at home

Chinese catalyst use to galvanize biodiesel production at home

May 13, 2015 |

In China, new class of solid catalyst is developed by precise surface chemistry engineering to catalyze the biodiesel production. With excellent adaptability to low grade unrefined feedstock like waste cooking oil, the catalyst can provide complete solution to the waste water problem. In addition, it operates at a significant lower temperature and pressure as compared with […]

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Biodiesel takes a hit as palm oil prices return to a premium over diesel

Biodiesel takes a hit as palm oil prices return to a premium over diesel

May 12, 2015 |

In Malaysia, biodiesel has taken another hit as palm oil prices increased and weighed on demand for using the oil as biofuel feedstock. The CPO/fossil diesel spread has moved back into positive numbers at nearly $8.50 per metric ton. With diesel prices cheaper than palm oil, demand drops for blending biodiesel.

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Massachusetts coop needs just $850,000 more to finish biodiesel plant

Massachusetts coop needs just $850,000 more to finish biodiesel plant

May 11, 2015 |

In Massachusetts, the Hatfield-based Co-op Power Energy Cooperative need to raise just $850,000 more by June 1 in order to reach a construction bid deadline that will see the $4.2 million Northeast Biodiesel factory finally be completed. So far about 2/3 of the construction has been done but the project 10 years in the making […]

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