In Iowa, the state’s renewable fuels association says that given Gov. Branstad’s emergency proclamation, one of the best ways to help alleviate tight diesel supplies is to blend it with high-quality, homegrown biodiesel. “High-quality biodiesel blends ranging from B5 to B20 can be used and treated just as No. 2 diesel throughout the winter. Several Iowa […]
In the UK, the Environmental Agency has released guidance on quality for biodiesel. If producers can demonstrate they’ve met the standard set out in the quality protocol then their product will be regarded as fully recovered and no longer subject to waste controls.
In Kansas, K-State is using biodiesel as a tool to teach students about sustainability via its used oil collection program that then powers on campus vehicles. The university’s Biodiesel Initiative and student-run Biodiesel Club bring together students from a wide range of majors along with staff to not only produce biodiesel but also run engine […]
In China, biodiesel imports for October fell more than 58% from September to just 51,507 metric tons. Of the total, 46,500 tons came from Indonesia, down 56% on the month. Just 33 tons came for Malaysia, down from 10,994 tons the month before. Traders said Chinese demand for PME typically falls in the winter, so […]
In Brazil, the government has suspended the PIS / PASEP and COFINS taxes lobbed on biodiesel feedstock sales in an attempt to boost the sector. The suspension applies to cooperatives producing the feedstock as well as processors and companies that store and market feedstocks.
In Australia, the biodiesel industry expects the industry to fold by 2018 thanks to the excise duty waiver ending next July, five years earlier than planned, and a flood of imports that are receiving subsidies locally and undercutting domestic production. The Cleaner Fuels Grant gives roughly 38 cents per liter to imported biodiesel, making the […]
In Jamaica, the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica has teamed with Bodles Agricultural Research Station and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute to test potential the growing of biodiesel feedstocks, with a focus on jatropha and castor and is in talks with Jamaica German Automotive School (JAGAS) and the University of Technology (UTech) for further […]
In Indonesia, the government is calling on the private sector to boost biodiesel production by 4 billion liters by 2016, as it expects consumption to increase to 8 billion liters by then. Current installed capacity is around 5.6 billion liters. Companies such as Wilmar are said to be looking to boost capacity.
In Iowa, the state’s Economic Development Authority has approved $128,000 in loans and $402,000 in tax incentives for New Heaven Chemical, a subsidiary of TSS Group in India, to build a sodium methylate plant whose products will be used in biodiesel production. If the company achieves its goals, which include creating 16 jobs paying at […]
In Sweden, Scania’s broad commitment to alternative fuels and sustainable development is now also becoming visible in the form of strong truck sales. In 2014 alone, Scania expects to deliver about 1,500 Euro 6 trucks in Europe that use one of the five engine models that can run on up to 100 percent biodiesel. In […]