Tag: biodiesel

Latvia’s biodiesel production remains around 60% of installed capacity

Latvia’s biodiesel production remains around 60% of installed capacity

July 19, 2016 |

In Latvia, the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service said in a recent report that biodiesel production grew 7% in 2015 over the previous year to 85,000 metric tons while no ethanol was produced during either year yet installed production capacity is 156,000 tons. Biodiesel is produced from rapeseed oil, and half of the country’s oil production […]

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Grassley, Cantwell and 12 others introduce biodiesel tax credit reform and extension package

Grassley, Cantwell and 12 others introduce biodiesel tax credit reform and extension package

July 14, 2016 |

In Washington, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington and 12 fellow senators introduced bipartisan legislation to reform the biodiesel tax credit and extend the new policy for three years.  The reforms are similar to the provisions that Grassley and Cantwell have long proposed and that passed out of the Finance Committee […]

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Oil marketing companies seek 20 million liters of biodiesel to test blending options

Oil marketing companies seek 20 million liters of biodiesel to test blending options

July 12, 2016 |

In India, oil marketing companies have floated a tender to buy 20 million liters of biodiesel, mostly from Andhra Pradesh but also from Gujarat and Tamil Nadu between July and September, in an effort to start blending. No blending mandate has yet been set but a goal of 20% blending by 2017 has been identified. […]

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Malaysian researchers develop algae biodiesel using nanocatalysts

Malaysian researchers develop algae biodiesel using nanocatalysts

July 7, 2016 |

In Malaysia, researchers from the Universiti Putra Malaysia have developed a methodology to produce biodiesel from algae using nanocatalysts and synthesized through a calcination–hydration–dehydration technique. The nano-CaO catalysis impact was investigated in a two-step transesterification of triglycerides from crude Jatropha oil as a biodiesel along with other reaction parameters such as catalyst ratio, reaction time, […]

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Ubrabio joins Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

Ubrabio joins Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

July 6, 2016 |

In Switzerland, Brazilian Biodiesel and Biojetfuel Union has joined the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials and RSB is also now a member of Ubrabio. Ubrabio is based in Brazil and will be part of RSB’s Chamber 7: Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs), governments, and research/academic institutions. As members, Ubrabio and RSB will be engaging in discussions and decision-making […]

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MD of Danish fish food manufacturer to get 3-year prison sentence for mixing biodiesel with fish

MD of Danish fish food manufacturer to get 3-year prison sentence for mixing biodiesel with fish

July 5, 2016 |

In Denmark, the former managing director of a fish feed manufacturer has been sentenced to prison for three years for was accused of having produced and sold 172,500 tonnes of fish oil a total of 4,465 tonnes of biodiesel added in. Fish oil was sold as fish food for a total price of $178 million […]

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Argentina wants EU to play nice on biodiesel to finalize Mercosur trade deal

Argentina wants EU to play nice on biodiesel to finalize Mercosur trade deal

July 4, 2016 |

In Belgium, Argentina’s president in meeting with the European Commission this week has said that breaking the impasse on anti-dumping duties lodged against the country’s biodiesel exports was a way to move forward the trade agreement between the EU and Mercosur countries. A first offer on trade concessions was made in May 2015 but now […]

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Pacific Biodiesel drops Maui prices as county scraps proposed tax hike 

Pacific Biodiesel drops Maui prices as county scraps proposed tax hike 

July 3, 2016 |

In Hawaii, Pacific Biodiesel rolled back the retail price of its Maui pump station biodiesel by 9 cents per gallon – the amount of the on-road biodiesel fuel tax exempted by Maui County in its fiscal year 2017 budget, which also took effect today. Previously Maui County had increased the County Road Tax on biodiesel by 9 cents per gallon and […]

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Nigeria taking another look at jatropha for biodiesel

Nigeria taking another look at jatropha for biodiesel

June 30, 2016 |

In Nigeria, the agriculture minister is taking another look at biodiesel following a spike in fossil diesel prices. Farmers continue to face obstacles affording fossil diesel but the hope is that biodiesel produced on farm could help to boost agricultural yields by providing fuel for tractors and other machinery. The ministry plans to first take […]

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Thai fuel fraudsters making a mess of ethanol and biodiesel sales

Thai fuel fraudsters making a mess of ethanol and biodiesel sales

June 30, 2016 |

In Thailand, fraudsters are making a fortune by selling illegal fuel blends throughout the northern and southern parts of the country, typically at non-brand fueling stations. Instead of E10, some are selling E20 because ethanol is cheaper than gasoline and therefore making several cents profit per liter. On the diesel side, low quality diesel is […]

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