Tag: biodiesel

National Biodiesel Board challenges EU trade duties

National Biodiesel Board challenges EU trade duties

October 1, 2014 |

In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) on Tuesday filed comments with the European Commission challenging unfair trade duties that have blocked U.S. biodiesel from being exported to Europe since 2009. NBB urged the commission to allow duties on U.S. biodiesel to expire this year as scheduled, citing overwhelming evidence that global trade for biodiesel has […]

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Company fined $70 million for importing US biodiesel via Canada to Romania

Company fined $70 million for importing US biodiesel via Canada to Romania

September 29, 2014 |

In Romania, KazMunayGas Trading will have to pay $70 million Romanian tax administration agency ANAF for US biodiesel imports that were shipped via Canada following a lawsuit initiated by Austrian oil company OMV. The case started as a result of an investigation by the EU’s fraud office OLAF.  

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Total may invest in biodiesel facility at oil refinery near Marseille

Total may invest in biodiesel facility at oil refinery near Marseille

September 29, 2014 |

In France, Total is thinking to include a biodiesel production facility as part of an oil refinery upgrade at the La Mede refinery near Marseille. Investments to upgrading the site to comply with environmental regulations by 2018 could reach up to $475 million. Decision on the potential upgrade and investment is due in the spring. […]

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ASU researcher recognized internationally for water and biodiesel work

ASU researcher recognized internationally for water and biodiesel work

September 29, 2014 |

In Arizona, ASU Regents’ Professor Bruce Rittmann flew across the Atlantic this week to accept an award of which he is the first winner: the 2014 ISME/IWA Bio Cluster Award. “I am really, really thrilled about this,” said Rittmann, who was honored Sept. 25, in Lisbon, Portugal, at the International Water Association Congress, for his […]

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Brazil publishes boost to biodiesel and ethanol blends

Brazil publishes boost to biodiesel and ethanol blends

September 25, 2014 |

In Brazil, the federal government has approved the increase of biodiesel blending to 7% from Nov. 1 and 6% from July. The law was published in the Official Gazette on Thursday. The ethanol blend was also officially raised to 27.5% from the current 25% following studies that showed the increase was technically feasible.

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China biodiesel imports plummet as traders fail to secure LOCs

China biodiesel imports plummet as traders fail to secure LOCs

September 24, 2014 |

In China, August biodiesel imports fell to 82,595 metric tons, down 29% on the month. Of the total, 77,559 tons came from Indonesia, which in and of itself is 32% down on the month. Imports from Hong Kong were significantly higher at 5,035 tons. The main reason for fewer imports appears to be the difficulty importers […]

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Chicago SME falls to four-year low as traders wait for RFS

Chicago SME falls to four-year low as traders wait for RFS

September 24, 2014 |

In Illinois, Chicago-based soy biodiesel prices fell to a four-year low of $3.0630/gal on Tuesday, hitting the lowest since June 10, 2010 when it fell to $2.7450/gal. Traders remain standoffish until the RFS for 2014 is announced, which would in turn support D4 RIN prices. D4 RIN prices are hovering around 50 cents.  

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Outlying Indonesian areas to have biodiesel blending by year’s end

Outlying Indonesian areas to have biodiesel blending by year’s end

September 24, 2014 |

In Indonesia, in-line blending facilities for biodiesel are under construction at 15 facilities in Sarawak and Sabah in order to ensure compliance with the B5 mandate, and will be online by year’s end. Another 35 facilities with in-line blending have been online since November on the peninsula.  

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IncBio sells biodiesel plant to Greece

IncBio sells biodiesel plant to Greece

September 23, 2014 |

In Portugal, IncBio has signed a contract with SPA Renewables S.A, to supply an 8,000MT per year biodiesel plant, to be installed in Corinth, Greece. This plant will use IncBio’s ultrasonic reactors to produce EN14214 biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil (UCO), collected locally. This will be one of the most advanced and efficient transesterification plants […]

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Bahamas could get $150 million biodiesel-blend floating power plant

Bahamas could get $150 million biodiesel-blend floating power plant

September 22, 2014 |

In the Bahamas, SGI Holdings is re-floating a $150 million plan for a 272MW floating power station that would supply energy to the islands from biodiesel, CNG, or a blend of the two. The power would supply a new $3.5 billion resort coming online in the spring and could be up and running 180 days […]

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