Tag: biodiesel

Brazilian biodiesel production fell in January but feedstock mix is diversifying

Brazilian biodiesel production fell in January but feedstock mix is diversifying

March 23, 2017 |

In Brazil, this year is not starting in the most positive way for biodiesel plants. According to data recently released by the ANP, the production in January was a disappointing 255.3 million liters, down 5.9% on the year. The raw materials mix of the Brazilian biodiesel industry is still in transition at the beginning of […]

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Source of biodiesel spill on Columbia River unknown

Source of biodiesel spill on Columbia River unknown

March 22, 2017 |

In Washington state, a biodiesel spill has been detected in the Columbia River near Wenatchee but the source of the fuel has yet to be determined. Bystanders first notice a sheen on the river Friday and reported to the state’s department of ecology who has been monitoring the situation ever since and is using absorbent […]

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EIA says 2016 biodiesel imports jumped 65%

EIA says 2016 biodiesel imports jumped 65%

March 22, 2017 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Administration said biodiesel and biomass-based diesel imports jumped 65% last year to 916 million gallons thanks to support from the biodiesel blenders credit during much of the year. December imports passing 100 million gallons despite the biodiesel blenders credit already having expired. Of the total, 64% of imports came from […]

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New ISO marine fuel class allows up to 7% biodiesel

New ISO marine fuel class allows up to 7% biodiesel

March 21, 2017 |

In Switzerland, the International Standards Organization has created the new F class of marine fuels that allows for blending of up to 7% of FAME biodiesel, allowing for more 10 ppm sulfur automotive fossil diesel to be used in the marine fuel pool. Adding Cloud Point and CFPP (Cold Filter Plugging Point) to the specifications […]

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UK biodiesel blending falls to just 1.41% in January

UK biodiesel blending falls to just 1.41% in January

March 21, 2017 |

In the UK, biodiesel consumption fell to its lowest since March 2015 in January at just 30 million liters in line with falling fossil diesel consumption that was 18.5% lower that month, bringing the blending rate to just 1.41%. That’s more than 45% less than in December or during January 2015. Ethanol consumption remained steady […]

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Indonesia to file WTO complaint against EU’s biodiesel duties by end-March

Indonesia to file WTO complaint against EU’s biodiesel duties by end-March

March 20, 2017 |

In Indonesia, the country plans to formally file a complaint against the European Union’s anti-dumping duties on Indonesia biodiesel during a meeting at the World Trade Organization headquarters at the end of March. Argentina, who suffered duties like Indonesia since 2013 and whose biodiesel industry suffered significantly as a result, has also filed cases and […]

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Zimbabwe looking again at B2 using jatropha

Zimbabwe looking again at B2 using jatropha

March 14, 2017 |

In Zimbabwe, the country is looking to implement a 2% biodiesel blend by year’s end using fuel produced from jatropha. The country had looked to implement such a policy several years ago but the plans went by the wayside under a previous minister. Now the policy is back on the table along with returning to […]

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Malaysian biodiesel production could hit 900,000 tons in 2017 if B10 implemented

Malaysian biodiesel production could hit 900,000 tons in 2017 if B10 implemented

March 14, 2017 |

In Malaysia, biodiesel production is expected to soar this year to as much as 900,000 metric tons from just 500,000 tons in 2016 as producers respond to expected demand from the B10 policy to be implemented over the next several months. Production in 2016 had fallen by 173,000 tons from 2015. If the blending policy […]

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Danish researchers remove toxicity from mustard seeds to pave way for future biodiesel production

Danish researchers remove toxicity from mustard seeds to pave way for future biodiesel production

March 14, 2017 |

In Denmark, researchers at the University of Copenhagen working with Bayer CropScience have removed toxins from mustard plants that could in turn make them prolific oil producers, even surpassing canola. Though mustard’s distinct taste, produced by toxins, is enjoyed by humans the toxins are hazardous to animals so the meal resulting from pressing for oil […]

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Malaysian university teams up for UCO collection and biodiesel campaign

Malaysian university teams up for UCO collection and biodiesel campaign

March 13, 2017 |

In Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia has teamed with a local bank’s foundation on a campaign to educate the public about the value of collecting used cooking oil for transformation into and later use of biodiesel. Three community drop-off centers for UCO will be developed under the project, paying people 22 cents per liter. Biodiesel produced […]

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