Tag: biodiesel

Cadiz port receives biodiesel for first time in 15 years

Cadiz port receives biodiesel for first time in 15 years

October 16, 2018 |

In Spain, Ports Europe reports that for the first time in 15 years, biodiesel has landed at the Port of Cadiz. The 7,000 metric tons of Malaysian biodiesel was shipped from the Port Klang and imported by Olivia Petroleum. The port is seen as strategically placed to serve the Mediterranean as well as European/African markets […]

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Indian plastic-to-biodiesel pilot set for January

Indian plastic-to-biodiesel pilot set for January

October 15, 2018 |

In India, the Economic Times reports that a pilot plant producing biodiesel from plastic waste is set to for commissioning in January in Dehradun by the Indian Institute of Petroleum. The pilot can produce 800 liters of biodiesel from 1 metric ton of plastic waste and is meant to be the first of many plants […]

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EU launches new fuel labels at the pump

EU launches new fuel labels at the pump

October 13, 2018 |

In Belgium, the European Commission launched new common and harmonized set of fuel labels throughout all 28 European Union member states, the EEA countries (Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway), the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey. This should help alleviate EU consumer confusion when traveling across borders that had different labeling systems. The […]

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Asian UCO fueling European waste-based biofuels shift

Asian UCO fueling European waste-based biofuels shift

October 10, 2018 |

In Malaysia, Reuters reports that used cooking oil from across Southeast Asia and China is becoming a prime feedstock for European biodiesel thanks to double-counting measures that provide a premium for waste-based feedstocks. Malaysia’s FatHopes that collects, cleans and exports UCO says its trade to Europe has grown 40% in the just the past three […]

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Brazil contracts 964.8 million liters of biodiesel for $729.3 million at auction

Brazil contracts 964.8 million liters of biodiesel for $729.3 million at auction

October 10, 2018 |

In Brazil, ANP sold 964.8 million liters of biodiesel at its most recent auction at an average price of 75 cents per liter totaling $729.3 million. More than 1 billion liters of biodiesel was offered at the two day auction by 38 producers, 99.1% of which bored the Social Fuel Seal indicating feedstock was sourced […]

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Indonesia teaming with ENI to convert old oil refineries to biodiesel production

Indonesia teaming with ENI to convert old oil refineries to biodiesel production

October 9, 2018 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that the country is collaborating with ENI to see if it’s feasible convert Pertamina’s Plaju and Dumai refineries into biodiesel production facilities. Both refineries were built in the 1930s with refining capacity of 133,700 bpd and 170,000 bpd respectively. Conversion of refining production capacity into biodiesel production is becoming more common […]

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Chinese demand for Brazilian soy leaves biodiesel producers without feedstock

Chinese demand for Brazilian soy leaves biodiesel producers without feedstock

October 8, 2018 |

In Brazil, Bloomberg reports that thanks to demand for soybeans from China that have seen premiums double this past year, domestic soybean crushers are expected to hold off until the harvest begins in 2019 because of negative margins. So, while overall exports of soybeans are up 13% on the year through September with 91% of […]

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University of Technology, Jamaica teams with US company on biodiesel

University of Technology, Jamaica teams with US company on biodiesel

October 8, 2018 |

In Jamaica, the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.) and Elhydro Limited on October 2 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalize collaboration in biodiesel production and research. UTech, Jamaica and Elhydro Limited were brought together by the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) to have meaningful discussions on the Medium Scale Castor-based Biodiesel Processing […]

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German biodiesel exports jump 14% on year during H1

German biodiesel exports jump 14% on year during H1

October 8, 2018 |

In Germany, PetrolPlaza reports that German biodiesel exports through June jumped 14% on the year to 880,000 metric tons with more than 12% of the total destined for non-European markets. Even though the Netherlands reduced imports 10% during the period, it remained the main destination market at 288,800 tons, while imports from Poland jumped by […]

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German biodiesel exports hit record high

German biodiesel exports hit record high

October 6, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that in the first half year of 2018, German biodiesel exports climbed considerably. Demand from the U.S., but also from Sweden and Austria, increased sharply. In the first six months of 2018, German exports of biodiesel surged more than 14 per cent to 877,000 tonnes compared to the year-earlier period. Just […]

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