Tag: biodiesel

European Commission may announce biodiesel anti-dumping tariff reductions Thursday

European Commission may announce biodiesel anti-dumping tariff reductions Thursday

July 25, 2017 |

In Belgium, the European Commission could announce a reduction in anti-dumping duties on Argentine and Indonesia biodiesel on Thursday, a move which should make biodiesel more competitive than ethanol thanks to an increase in imports in the near future. The European Biodiesel Board is begging the European Commission to wait until at least September to […]

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Malaysia wants Philippines to boost biodiesel consumption with imports

Malaysia wants Philippines to boost biodiesel consumption with imports

July 24, 2017 |

In Malaysia, the country is trying to encourage the Philippines to boost its biodiesel blend to 5% from the current 2% and supplement consumption with sustainable palm oil-based biodiesel imports. Currently the Philippines uses only domestically-produced coconut-based biodiesel at around 323,000 metric tons per year. Malaysia is targeting a 50% increase in palm oil exports […]

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REG completes upgrades at German biorefinery

REG completes upgrades at German biorefinery

July 22, 2017 |

In Germany, Renewable Energy Group, Inc. completed upgrades at their biorefinery in Emden after having invested almost $3 million (€2.5 million) for a new thermal oil heater and a new biodiesel distillation column. Emden is one of their two German biorefineries and REG acquired it earlier this year after investing in the former Petrotec AG. […]

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European feed and grain associations say pro-soy policy contradicts biofuels cap

European feed and grain associations say pro-soy policy contradicts biofuels cap

July 19, 2017 |

In Belgium, COCERAL, FEDIOL and FEFAC say the foreseen strategy of enhancing soy and protein production in the EU policy coherence: in this sense, over 11 million tons of protein-rich meals, mainly from rapeseed, are directly related to the production of biodiesel and will disappear if the phasing out of crop-based biofuels proposed in the […]

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EU to cut anti-dumping duties on Argentine and Indonesia biodiesel by almost half

EU to cut anti-dumping duties on Argentine and Indonesia biodiesel by almost half

July 19, 2017 |

In Belgium, following rulings by the World Trade Organization, the European Commission will lower anti-dumping tariffs against Argentine biodiesel imports by up to 10.6% and up to 6.9% for imports from Indonesia, roughly half of the levels that had been in place in 2013. Argentine companies who cooperated with the EU’s investigation could see their […]

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Biodiesel prices rise to four-month high

Biodiesel prices rise to four-month high

July 17, 2017 |

In New York state, heating oil futures are on the rise which are in turn supporting biodiesel prices to four-month highs across the country. Biodiesel premiums are also being seen in the Midwest as well as the Gulf Coast regions, 3 cents and 6 cents per gallon respectively, a move resulting from rising soybean costs […]

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CountryMark Invests Nearly $500,000 in Soybean Based Biodiesel

CountryMark Invests Nearly $500,000 in Soybean Based Biodiesel

July 15, 2017 |

In Indiana, agricultural, farmer-owned cooperative, CountryMark invested nearly half a million dollars for its new biodiesel rack injection system. CEO Charlie Smith said the new system benefits consumers because of the more efficient and better biodiesel blend, and benefits soy farmers in their co-op because of increased demand of the soybean oil used for their […]

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NC wastewater treatment facility growing sunflowers for on-site biodiesel

NC wastewater treatment facility growing sunflowers for on-site biodiesel

July 12, 2017 |

In North Carolina, the Neuse River Resource Recovery Facility is farming 1,000 acres to use up the biosolids produced from its wastewater treatment facility including sunflowers that are grown for biodiesel feedstock. The oil seeds will be processed on site using a mobile biodiesel facility brought in by an 18-wheeler. The project’s first sunflower-for-biodiesel harvest will take […]

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Truck carrying 20,000 liters of biodiesel rolls over in Brazil

Truck carrying 20,000 liters of biodiesel rolls over in Brazil

July 12, 2017 |

In Brazil, a truck carrying 20,000 liters of biodiesel rolled over on Tuesday on the Ribeirão Água Branca, on the MT-249 highway, near Nova Mutum municipality (241 km from Cuiabá). According to information from the fire department, the 32-year-old driver of the Iveco Stralis red truck, with license plates from Porto Velho (RO), was on the way to […]

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UK’s Arriva to add 18 biodiesel trains to Netherlands routes by 2020

UK’s Arriva to add 18 biodiesel trains to Netherlands routes by 2020

July 12, 2017 |

In the UK, Arriva has been awarded an extension of its rail operation concession in the Northern Netherlands and neighboring German communities into 2035 with promises to power 18 new trains with biodiesel beginning in 2020 when the current concession ends. The move is part of a long-term strategy to achieve emission-free electric transport. The […]

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