Tag: biodiesel

Cargill to invest $90 million in new Wichita biodiesel facility

Cargill to invest $90 million in new Wichita biodiesel facility

September 21, 2017 |

In Minnesota, Cargill announced plans to build a state-of-the-art $90 million biodiesel plant in Wichita, Kansas. Set to open January 2019, it will produce 60 million gallons of biodiesel annually. Opening the facility in Wichita will strengthen Cargill’s biodiesel operations in the heart of the Midwest where it already has biodiesel plants in Iowa Falls, […]

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Organic fuel additive could reduce fossil fuel emissions and have biodiesel applications

Organic fuel additive could reduce fossil fuel emissions and have biodiesel applications

September 21, 2017 |

In Saudi Arabia, an additive for conventional fuel comprised of oxygenated organic compounds could help reduce the release of pollutants into the atmosphere during the combustion of fossil fuels. Researchers from King Abdulla University of Science and Technology have now established how these potential additives decompose under combustion-relevant conditions. The researchers found that the additional […]

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Australian community to start feedstock trials for potential future biodiesel industry

Australian community to start feedstock trials for potential future biodiesel industry

September 21, 2017 |

In Australia, Cloncurry Shire Council’s crop trials in conjunction with the Mount Isa to Townsville Economic Zone is set to begin in the next two weeks in an effort to determine which feedstocks could lead to a viable biodiesel industry in the region. A wide range of crops including leucaena, sunflowers, safflower, sesame, pigeon pea, […]

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Argentina cancels purchase for four French vessels in retaliation over biodiesel duty complaints

Argentina cancels purchase for four French vessels in retaliation over biodiesel duty complaints

September 20, 2017 |

In Argentina, the president has lashed out at France following French and German rapeseed producers threatening to take the European Commission recent slashing of anti-dumping imports back to the World Trade Organization. To demonstrate his displeasure with the European threats, he proceeded to cancel the purchase of four French ocean patrol vessels, which could become […]

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Argent Energy to convert 250-meter long fatberg into 10,000 liters of biodiesel

Argent Energy to convert 250-meter long fatberg into 10,000 liters of biodiesel

September 19, 2017 |

In the UK, the monster 250-meter long Whitechapel fatberg will be converted into around 10,000 liters of biodiesel, Thames Water has confirmed. The congealed mass of fat, oil, grease, wet wipes and sanitary products discovered blocking an east London sewer will create enough environmentally-friendly energy to power 350 double-decker Routemaster buses for a day.  So far around […]

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European Union confirms reopening of market to Argentine biodiesel

European Union confirms reopening of market to Argentine biodiesel

September 19, 2017 |

In Belgium, the European Commission confirmed it would reduce anti-dumping import duties on Argentine biodiesel in line with the World Trade Organization ruling two years ago that said the duties were too high. The European biodiesel industry has voiced concerns that a return to Argentine imports will hurt their industries, while the Argentine industry is […]

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Brazil to boost to B10 for March 1, 2018

Brazil to boost to B10 for March 1, 2018

September 18, 2017 |

In Brazil, the country will boost its biodiesel blending mandate to 10% from March 1, 2018 but formalization of the policy won’t likely come until the end of the year when the National Energy Policy Council is expected to approve it, either at its scheduled meeting in December or an earlier special session if required. […]

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Anti-dumping duties on Argentina aren’t the jump start the US industry needs

Anti-dumping duties on Argentina aren’t the jump start the US industry needs

September 18, 2017 |

In Iowa, biodiesel plants aren’t likely to invest in further production despite the anti-dumping tariffs lobbed on Argentina because without the $1 blending credit, they’re still not as competitive due to logistics costs. The tariff, in essence, just boosted the cost of feedstock thanks to a lack of foreign competition and will instead lead to […]

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FOP and UFOP ask EU to protect biodiesel market

FOP and UFOP ask EU to protect biodiesel market

September 16, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that they have joined with the French union of oilseeds and proteins crops producers (FOP) to ask the European Commission to protect EU biodiesel market. On September 7th, member state representatives narrowly approved the proposal by the EU Commission to reduce by September 28 the customs duties on biodiesel imports from […]

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Policy changes needed in India for a bright biodiesel future

Policy changes needed in India for a bright biodiesel future

September 16, 2017 |

In India, calls for policy changes to help the biodiesel industry are being voiced and if implemented, could help biodiesel’s future role in the country. While jatropha, agricultural waste and other feedstocks show promise in India, they have some policy challenges for biodiesel producers. Former professor Bharat Jhunjhunwala told the Free Press Journal in India, […]

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