Tag: biodiesel

Greenergy to buy idle biodiesel manufacturing facility in Amsterdam

Greenergy to buy idle biodiesel manufacturing facility in Amsterdam

July 19, 2018 |

In the UK, Greenergy has reached an agreement with Oiltanking, a leading tank terminal operator, to purchase an idle biodiesel manufacturing facility located at Oiltanking’s site in Amsterdam. The acquisition of a third biodiesel plant will allow Greenergy to meet growing demand for waste-based biofuel in the UK and Europe. The Amsterdam biodiesel manufacturing facility […]

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Low Malaysian palm oil prices see biodiesel hit biggest discount in four years

Low Malaysian palm oil prices see biodiesel hit biggest discount in four years

July 17, 2018 |

In Malaysia, Bloomberg reports that surplus palm oil supplies have seen the gap between biodiesel and fossil fuel prices reach the largest gap seen since 2014 with palm oil-based biodiesel reaching a discount of $124 per metric ton last Friday. The gap has since narrowed to $107 on Monday. With prices so low, exports could […]

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Carbio says Argetine biodiesel reduces GHG emissions 70%

Carbio says Argetine biodiesel reduces GHG emissions 70%

July 16, 2018 |

In Argentina, Carbio and INTA have calculated greenhouse gas reductions associated with the country’s soy-based biodiesel to be 70% at 26 g CO2/MJ Compared to 83.8 g CO2/MJ for fossil diesel, more than sufficient to achieve the European Union’s 60% reduction threshold. The study showed that positive results were largely a result of advanced agricultural […]

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NNPC begins community consultations on planned Cross River palm oil biodiesel project

NNPC begins community consultations on planned Cross River palm oil biodiesel project

July 16, 2018 |

In Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company has started community consultations in three areas of Cross River state where it plans to develop a palm oil-based biodiesel project. About 26,000 ha of oil palm is anticipated for the project that will be processed into biodiesel later used for 20% blending into fossil diesel as well […]

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Brazil’s government ups the voluntary mixture of biodiesel allowed

Brazil’s government ups the voluntary mixture of biodiesel allowed

July 8, 2018 |

In Brazil, the Ministry of Mines and Energy published a new ordinance that increases the voluntary mixture of percentages of biodiesel mixture in regular diesel. The measure aims to expand biodiesel consumption in the country. Now, large consumers served by their own point of supply, such as carriers and bus companies that have their own […]

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Argentina’s biodiesel industry could melt down if EU brings back AD tariffs

Argentina’s biodiesel industry could melt down if EU brings back AD tariffs

July 5, 2018 |

In Argentina, Reuters reports that if the European Union slams Argentine biodiesel exports with fresh anti-dumping tariffs in the next two to three months, that production could come to a screeching halt as 85% of exports would be cut off without an alternative market to flow into. Just the threat of potential new tariffs could […]

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April biodiesel production falls to 140 million gallons

April biodiesel production falls to 140 million gallons

July 2, 2018 |

In Washington, despite excitement around a higher blending mandate for biodiesel in 2019 that should see production bounce back, Reuters reports that April production fell to 140 million gallons from 147 million gallons the month prior. Data from the Energy Information Administration shows soybean oil accounted for 48% of the total feedstock, making it the […]

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New Indian UCO regulations pave the way towards biodiesel production

New Indian UCO regulations pave the way towards biodiesel production

July 2, 2018 |

In India, the new used cooking oil regulations that came into effect on July 1 are the first step in creating an ecosystem for eventually producing biodiesel from UCO at scale. The national biodiesel producers association is working with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India on a 3E strategy that combines education with […]

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List of approved commercial vehicle manufacturers for operation with biodiesel published

List of approved commercial vehicle manufacturers for operation with biodiesel published

July 1, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP published a current list of commercial vehicle manufacturers that are approved for operation with biodiesel and gives an overview of approved commercial vehicles and engines as well as the compliance with emission standards. According to UFOP, biodiesel is the most important biofuel in Europe and fleet operation with pure biodiesel (B100) or […]

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New household cooking oils recycling to biofuels launched

New household cooking oils recycling to biofuels launched

July 1, 2018 |

In Scotland, the Scotland Borders Council launched a new service that allows the public to recycle their leftover cooking oils. The new service will see the collected oil cleaned, filtered and processed into biofuel, for use as vehicle fuel or for power and energy generation. The service is now available at all seven community recycling […]

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