In Indonesia, the government has formally requested a dispute panel against the European Union at the World Trade Organization for what it sees are unfair anti-dumping tariffs lobbed on Indonesian biodiesel. The EU rejected the request, which is within its right, but should Indonesia ask again then the panel will automatically be formed. The key […]
In the Netherlands, the Botlek Tank Terminal has handled half a million tons of biodiesel and its feedstocks via rail since opening the new rail loading and discharge facility two years ago. A block train of 24 cars, extendable up to 30 cars, can load at the rail rack. The facility has storage for 70,000 […]
In Florida, Lagosur announced what it claims is the first business focused on the exportation of biodiesel to Latin America. As part of a two-part strategy, Lagosur has launched part one of the business delivering biodiesel to Latin America. Lagosur has aligned with customers in Peru, Bolivia and Chile to receive shipments of biodiesel. Lagosur […]
In India, the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited has introduced a biodiesel blending program for its own vehicles following the inauguration of its blending facility at the Visakh White Oil Terminal, the first in the country sited at an oil facility. In the Netherlands, the biodiesel premium for RED RME in Northeast Europe fell to $341/mt […]
In Rhode Island, Newport Biodiesel is supplying biodiesel to the first 200-foot-long full-rigged Tall Ship to be built in the United States in more than 100 years. The $16 million economic development project that brought the Oliver Hazard Perry to life will see the vessel used for Education at Sea programs. The three-rigged vessel boasts […]
In Washington, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley secured the inclusion of tax incentives for wind energy, biodiesel and cellulosic ethanol in the bipartisan tax extenders bill the Finance Committee will consider on Tuesday. Cellulosic biofuels producer tax credit. Under the provision, facilities producing cellulosic biofuels can claim a $1.01 per gallon production tax credit on fuel […]
In North Carolina, biosolids from a wastewater plant outside Raleigh are spread upon a nearby 50-acre field where sunflower is grown for biodiesel production. Using the nitrogen-hungry plants reduces runoff into the watershed that can lead to algae blooms and eventually fish kill. In the second year of the pilot, the City will crush the […]
In the UK, Bio-Bean is scaling up its used coffee grinds to biodiesel business following a deal to collect grinds Network Rail’s six largest stations that include Victoria and Kings Cross. About 700 metric tons of grinds are likely to be collected from the seven stations that will later produce about 650 tons of biodiesel.
In Indonesia, the country on Thursday will implement its long-expected levy on palm oil exports to help fund subsidies for increased biodiesel blending of up to 5 cents per liter. The policy, released in March, will see exporters pay $50 per ton for crude palm oil and $30 for processed palm oil products.
In Malaysia, biodiesel exports to Europe jumped to 22,670 metric tons in June, up from just 1,314 tons in May and the highest this year since February at 25,616 tons. March through May say exports at just around 1,000 tons per month. A trading arbitrage opportunity opened up the end of May that includes a […]