Tag: biodiesel

Hong Kong biodiesel producer fined for discharging wastewater into sewer

Hong Kong biodiesel producer fined for discharging wastewater into sewer

January 22, 2018 |

In Hong Kong, ASB Biodiesel was fined $15,000 for discharging wastewater last June into the community sewer that hadn’t been treated sufficiently to allow for disposal, the third time it has happened in three years. When local officials tested the wastewater discharged, all of the major water quality indicators including FOG, BOD, COD and others […]

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EU member states won’t appeal against biodiesel anti-dumping duty cuts

EU member states won’t appeal against biodiesel anti-dumping duty cuts

January 18, 2018 |

In Belgium, European member states have backed down from appealing at the European Court of Justice the decision cutting anti-dumping duties on Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel imports. A total of six appeals were planned, four against Indonesia and two against Argentina, following the General Court of the European Union’s 2016 ruling that later saw those […]

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Indian biodiesel industry seeking 5% GST to bring back demand

Indian biodiesel industry seeking 5% GST to bring back demand

January 17, 2018 |

In India, the biodiesel producers association wants the Goods and Services tax on the fuel dropped to 5% from the current 18%, a level it says has significantly limited demand. The GST committee is set to meet Thursday when it will tackle issues such as biodiesel vehicles. Previous to the GST regime, biodiesel was sold […]

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Innoltek buys QFI’s Quebecois biodiesel plant

Innoltek buys QFI’s Quebecois biodiesel plant

January 15, 2018 |

In Canada, INNOLTEK Inc. announced the acquisition of QFI’s biodiesel assets, a biodiesel production facility with a capacity of 19 million liters per year in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. Using recycled cooking oils as feedstock, the St-Jean-sur-Richelieu plant never reached full production capacity due to market difficulties. Innoltek plans to invest in the facility to improve operating […]

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Karnataka to drop biodiesel bus program until biodiesel supplies can be secured

Karnataka to drop biodiesel bus program until biodiesel supplies can be secured

January 15, 2018 |

In India, the Times of India reports the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation has decided to not buy anymore biodiesel buses after it failed to secure the fuel supplies required to run the buses it already purchased. Its biodiesel buses are currently running purely on diesel fuel, but if it were able to secure biodiesel […]

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India may lower GST on biodiesel vehicles

India may lower GST on biodiesel vehicles

January 9, 2018 |

In India, the biodiesel industry be able to breathe a sigh of relief come January 18 when the Goods and Services Tax Council is set to meet to discuss lowering GST for a number of categories including biodiesel vehicles. Those vehicles are currently taxed at 28%, a level seen a frustrating the growth of the […]

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Argentina’s biodiesel exports broke record in 2017 but 2018 looks rough

Argentina’s biodiesel exports broke record in 2017 but 2018 looks rough

January 9, 2018 |

In Argentina, despite challenges in the biodiesel export market with the US and European Union, the country still managed to break its export record in 2017 at 1.68 million metric tons, according to data from Centro de Estudios del Sistema Agroalimentario (Ceagro) at the Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora. However, more than 1 million […]

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Carbio wants government to take US to WTO over biodiesel AD duties

Carbio wants government to take US to WTO over biodiesel AD duties

January 8, 2018 |

In Argentina, Carbio wants the government to take the US to the World Trade Organization and demand a reversal of the anti-dumping duties of up to 72.28% lobbed on their biodiesel that has all but closed off that market to them in no time flat. On the back of winning a similar case against the […]

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Finland looks to “Finnish” first in biofuels

Finland looks to “Finnish” first in biofuels

January 7, 2018 |

As temperatures across much of the Eastern United States have been unbearably and dangerously low thanks to a bomb cyclone and scary sounding meteorological talk, we look to Finland – where temperatures are surprisingly warmer than much of the Eastern U.S. and biofuels are being adopted by cities left and right. So grab a blanket […]

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France requires 60pc GHG from ex-EU biodiesel imports

France requires 60pc GHG from ex-EU biodiesel imports

January 7, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, Argus Media reports that French biodiesel imports from outside the EU must have a minimum 60pc greenhouse gas savings value from 1 January — a measure that could have considerable impact on trade flows from Argentina. The law, thought to be an attempt to protect French biodiesel production from swelling Argentinian […]

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