Tag: biodiesel

India clarifies that biodiesel imports will be restricted but not feedstocks

India clarifies that biodiesel imports will be restricted but not feedstocks

December 10, 2018 |

In India, the Director General for Foreign Trade has clarified a new rule prohibiting biodiesel imports that imports of feedstock for biodiesel production are exempt from the ban. Last month, following the announcement of the import restrictions, My Eco Energy that has become a major player in the country’s fledgling biodiesel industry sent the ministry […]

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UFOP says rapeseed oil remains most important biodiesel raw material in EU

UFOP says rapeseed oil remains most important biodiesel raw material in EU

December 9, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that while the availability and price of vegetable and animal oils and fats play a key role in biodiesel production, rapeseed oil continues to be the most important source of raw materials for biodiesel production in the EU. With the lower supply and the resulting increase in the price of the […]

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European Commission thinking to reinstate anti-dumping duties on Argentine biodiesel

European Commission thinking to reinstate anti-dumping duties on Argentine biodiesel

December 4, 2018 |

In Belgium, Reuters reports that the European Commission is thinking of again imposing anti-dumping duties on Argentine biodiesel imports following complaints by the European biodiesel industry saying they are still at risk of anti-competitive behavior from Argentina. The proposed definitive anti-dumping duties would be between 25% and 33.4% but the proposal needs to be approved […]

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National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition tells Commerce how to look at Argentine biodiesel imports

National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition tells Commerce how to look at Argentine biodiesel imports

December 4, 2018 |

In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition submitted comments for the record on how the U.S. Department of Commerce should conduct recently initiated changed circumstances reviews (CCRs) of U.S. duties on Argentine biodiesel imports. Commerce imposed countervailing duty (CVD) and antidumping (AD) duty orders in January and April 2018, following investigations that found […]

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First of 10 planned Ethiopian jatropha-based biodiesel plants ready for commissioning

First of 10 planned Ethiopian jatropha-based biodiesel plants ready for commissioning

December 3, 2018 |

In Ethiopia, a 12,000-liter per day jatropha-based biodiesel facility will be commissioned soon, sourcing feedstock from farmers who have planted 1.4 million hectares of jatropha via digital payment system. API, the company behind the project, hopes to have 10 biodiesel facilities online by 2025 with a total 730 million liters of production annually with a […]

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Indonesia’s B20 mandate will require 6.2 billion liters in 2019

Indonesia’s B20 mandate will require 6.2 billion liters in 2019

December 3, 2018 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that the Ministry of Energy announced nearly 6.2 billion liters of biodiesel will be allotted for blending during 2019 via 18 fuel distributors that will then blend and retail the fuel onto consumers to comply with the new B20 mandate. The country recently boosted its mandate to 20% from 15% in […]

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New study shows biodiesel blenders tax credit vital for industry

New study shows biodiesel blenders tax credit vital for industry

December 3, 2018 |

In Maryland, a new study from FIT Consulting considers the impact of the biodiesel industry on the U.S. economy, environment and energy security. It also examines the impact on the industry’s financial health if an important incentive – the biodiesel blenders tax credit (“BTC”) – were discontinued. By analyzing 2017 production and financial data, FTI […]

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Trade Associations Ask Trump to Ensure Rigorous Review of Argentine Biodiesel Import Duties

Trade Associations Ask Trump to Ensure Rigorous Review of Argentine Biodiesel Import Duties

December 2, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., three trade groups wrote President Donald Trump to express concern that the U.S. Department of Commerce has initiated “changed circumstances” reviews of U.S. trade duties on Argentine biodiesel companies. The National Biodiesel Board, the American Soybean Association, and the National Renderers Association urged the president to ensure that Commerce undertake a rigorous, […]

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Rapeseed market goes calmly into winter

Rapeseed market goes calmly into winter

December 2, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that rapeseed prices have moved up slightly in very small steps since rising sharply in the summer due to the smaller rapeseed harvest. Consequently, the gap over soybean prices, which were in decline, widened, although rapeseed failed to reach previous years’ levels. The recently reported price of EUR 359 per tonne […]

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EPA RVO – Details on the digits and reactions ‘round the country

EPA RVO – Details on the digits and reactions ‘round the country

December 2, 2018 |

What a whirlwind weekend after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced their final renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard program for 2019. “It’s just numbers,” some say, but oh no, not in the biofuels world. It’s never just numbers. This time it’s about waivers, fixing the damage done, and ensuring a bright future […]

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