Tag: biodiesel

World Energy BIOX Biofuels commissions 90 million gallon biodiesel plant in Houston

World Energy BIOX Biofuels commissions 90 million gallon biodiesel plant in Houston

January 18, 2017 |

In Texas, BIOX Corporation announced that World Energy BIOX Biofuels LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between World Energy and BIOX, has completed the commissioning of its 90 million gallon nameplate capacity biodiesel production facility in Houston, Texas. The facility started operating at full capacity in December 2016. The Houston facility operates two equal-sized production trains […]

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Biodiesel 2017: what’s up with Earth’s favorite advanced biofuel?

Biodiesel 2017: what’s up with Earth’s favorite advanced biofuel?

January 17, 2017 |

The makers of biodiesel, America’s favorite advanced biofuel, are gathering this week in San Diego for the leading annual gathering on the future of diesel-side renewable fuels, and how the quest for energy security, domestic jobs and reduced greenhouse gas emissions is coming along. As the National Biodiesel Conference opened, NBB’s new CEO Donnell Rehagen […]

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Both ethanol and biodiesel blending in Spain fall by volume

Both ethanol and biodiesel blending in Spain fall by volume

January 12, 2017 |

In Spain, biodiesel blending fell percentage-wise in November to 4.4% but increased volume-wise over October to 81,160 metric tons while ethanol blending fell to 5.69% from 6.35% while volume by a little more than 1,000 tons to 20,887 tons. Biodiesel blending reached 884,742 tons for the year through November for an average of 4.3% while […]

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Indonesian palm oil biodiesel exports fall to 25.7 million tons in 2016

Indonesian palm oil biodiesel exports fall to 25.7 million tons in 2016

January 10, 2017 |

In Indonesia, palm oil biodiesel exports fell by half a million metric tons in 2016 from the previous year to 25.7 million tons, down from 26.2 million tons in 2015. Ongoing drought conditions impacted production, lowering the available supply for exports. Duties levied on palm oil exports finance subsidies to oil marketing companies to ensure […]

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Improved on-site anaylsis of biodiesel blends 

Improved on-site anaylsis of biodiesel blends 

January 8, 2017 |

In the UK, advanced sensor technology is enabling a specialist fuel analysis company to accurately verify the biofuel content of diesel blends used in critical industrial plant and stand-by power generation applications. The UKAS-accredited Contaminated Fuel Condition Services (CFCS) operates a fleet of mobile test laboratories to provide on-site fuel quality monitoring analysis for a […]

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Judge signs off on Abengoa’s sale of Cadiz biodiesel plant to Cepsa

Judge signs off on Abengoa’s sale of Cadiz biodiesel plant to Cepsa

January 5, 2017 |

In Spain, a judge has approved Abengoa’s sale of its biodiesel plant in San Roque, Cadiz to Cepsa for EUR8 million but also left open a period of 10 days from the date of the decision on December 30 for other potential buyers to make offers for the facility. The existing staff of 51 get […]

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Argentina extends tax breaks for biodiesel through 2017

Argentina extends tax breaks for biodiesel through 2017

January 4, 2017 |

In Argentina, the government published a rule just before the new year to extend excise duty waivers for biodiesel used to produce electricity and taxes levied on biodiesel production in an effort to continue to support the industry that has yet to recover its export markets. Following on from the success achieved in 2016 to […]

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Brazil’s ANP gives Caramuru Alimentos the OK for new $7.5 million biodiesel plant

Brazil’s ANP gives Caramuru Alimentos the OK for new $7.5 million biodiesel plant

January 3, 2017 |

In Brazil, Caramuru Alimentos, one of the largest domestic grain processors of, received authorization from the National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP) to build its biodiesel plant in Sorriso, Mato Grosso. The authorization was published on Friday in the Federal Official Gazette. The plant, which will be built in the industrial complex that […]

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Argentina’s farmers may save $377 million by using up to 30% biodiesel

Argentina’s farmers may save $377 million by using up to 30% biodiesel

January 2, 2017 |

In Argentina, the department of agriculture is developing a policy that would allow farmers to use their own biodiesel production on-farm to help reduce their operating costs for farm machinery. By some estimates, the move could save the agricultural industry $377 million every year thanks to biodiesel running at about 60% of the cost of […]

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India’s Karnataka state targets biodiesel buses in “Made in India” effort

India’s Karnataka state targets biodiesel buses in “Made in India” effort

December 31, 2016 |

In India, the India Times is reporting that the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has deployed 25 Scania buses that run completely on biodiesel, in following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ project. “The state road transport organization began trials last year with 10 buses run on 20% biofuel and 80 per cent petrodiesel,” […]

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