Tag: biodiesel

Blaze takes out biodiesel storage tanks at India’s Biomax Fuels Limited

Blaze takes out biodiesel storage tanks at India’s Biomax Fuels Limited

April 28, 2016 |

In India, a fire began at Biomax Fuels Limited with 11 of its 15 storage tanks caught up in the blaze. Two fire engines with chemical foam were borrowed from Hindustan Petroleum and Eastern Naval Command while five standard fire trucks were also on scene to battle the fire. Six oil tankers also caught fire, […]

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Iowa extends biofuels incentives through 2024

Iowa extends biofuels incentives through 2024

April 28, 2016 |

In Iowa, the state’s senate has unanimously approved a bill to extend incentives for ethanol and biodiesel blending through 2024 rather than ending in 2017 as planned, with the house voting 88-6 in favor. The bill now goes to the governor for signature. The bill extends the E85 tax credit, E15 credit, the B5 credit […]

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Brazilian biodiesel production stable in March but ethanol soars 24%

Brazilian biodiesel production stable in March but ethanol soars 24%

April 27, 2016 |

In Brazil, biodiesel production remained stable in March at 321,000 cubic meters, bringing the quarterly total to 892,000 cu m. The country’s total installed production capacity is 7,243,000 cu m as of March, though many facilities remain mothballed due to lack of demand. The Midwest region accounts for 40% of the production capacity while the […]

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Mercedes tells India it’s ok to go with B100

Mercedes tells India it’s ok to go with B100

April 27, 2016 |

In India, the national transport minister has received a letter from Mercedes-Benz India saying their buses ad trucks can run on 100% biodiesel, including that produced against the country’s standards. The government has hit out against SUVs and high-end cars with engine capacity of 2000 CC or more in an effort to reduce emissions in […]

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Transport & Environment says EU biofuels increasing transport emissions

Transport & Environment says EU biofuels increasing transport emissions

April 25, 2016 |

In Belgium, using biodiesel for transport was supposed to reduce CO2 emissions but instead it’s set to increase Europe’s overall transport emissions by almost 4%, according to a new analysis of the European Commission’s latest study on biofuels. These extra emissions are equivalent to putting around 12 million additional cars on Europe’s roads in 2020, […]

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Indonesia raises 30% of expected 2016 palm oil levy during Q1

Indonesia raises 30% of expected 2016 palm oil levy during Q1

April 21, 2016 |

In Indonesia, about 30% of the levy funds the government sought to raise during 2016 to fund its biodiesel blending mandate were secured during Q1, bringing in a total of $212 million. The subsidy level set for blenders during April to September is five times higher than the original subsidy set when the policy was […]

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Bankruptcy-protected Brazilian soy processor looks to restart biodiesel in 2017

Bankruptcy-protected Brazilian soy processor looks to restart biodiesel in 2017

April 21, 2016 |

In Brazil, soybean processor Camera—which is currently seeking to restructure debt with creditors—has seen revenues increase 60% during the first quarter, something which will help their argument to continue on the path to recovery since filing for bankruptcy protection in 2014. Since then the company’s biodiesel processing facility has been mothballed. If all goes well […]

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Peru accuses Argentina of dumping biodiesel

Peru accuses Argentina of dumping biodiesel

April 21, 2016 |

In Peru, the country’s biodiesel industry has alerted authorities that Argentina is dumping biodiesel on market through imports facilitated by Repsol and Petroperú to the tune of $500 million to $600 million of imported biodiesel. The fuel is arriving $200 to $250 per metric ton cheaper than locally-produced fuel, which the industry claims is subsidized […]

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Mexican researchers find ideal microalgae feedstocks for biodiesel

Mexican researchers find ideal microalgae feedstocks for biodiesel

April 21, 2016 |

In Mexico, researchers at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in collaboration with the University of Newcastle have determined the country is idea for growing microalgae as biodiesel feedstock. Chlorella, scenedesmus and Desmodesmus are native to Texcoco Lake and can be grown in just one day and processed into biodiesel in three hours. Researchers are […]

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Republicans propose bill to scrap tax credits for animal fat biodiesel

Republicans propose bill to scrap tax credits for animal fat biodiesel

April 21, 2016 |

In Washington, seven Republican US Representatives led by Randy Weber of Texas have submitted a bill to disallow certain biodiesel and alternative fuel tax credits for fuels derived from animal fats which has since been sent to the House Committee on Ways and Means as it deals with the tax code. While animal fat biodiesel […]

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