Tag: biodiesel

India’s reinstatement of excise tax on biodiesel seen hitting OMCs hard

India’s reinstatement of excise tax on biodiesel seen hitting OMCs hard

April 24, 2017 |

In India, oil marketing companies are getting hit hard with a new 6% excise duty on biodiesel along with a slew of other taxes that they say will make the mandated biodiesel blending unviable. Biodiesel was excise duty-free for 10 years. The mandate’s implementation has been delayed to at least May 1 from the planned […]

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German biodiesel exports spike

German biodiesel exports spike

April 23, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that in the 2016 calendar year, German biodiesel exports were noticeably higher than the previous year. The increase in exports to Poland and the Netherlands offset the decline in exports to many other EU-28 countries. In the 2016 calendar year, biodiesel exports climbed 4.8 per cent to 1.56 million tonnes. About 87 […]

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Argentine biodiesel exports come to a halt in light of policy shift

Argentine biodiesel exports come to a halt in light of policy shift

April 19, 2017 |

In Argentina, biodiesel exports to the US have come to a standstill will only cargos loading that were already agreed before the world came crashing down on the industry. No new deals are in the making due to the blenders credit still remaining in limbo and the likelihood that the US will lob anti-dumping duties […]

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McDonald’s in Qatar looks to biodiesel from UCO

McDonald’s in Qatar looks to biodiesel from UCO

April 18, 2017 |

In Qatar, the local franchise owner for McDonald’s has teamed with a local used cooking oil collector and processor to produce biodiesel from the more than 100,000 liters of oil the country’s 40 restaurants use every year. The resulting biodiesel is ISCC certified. The program is a result of McDonald’s supply chain division in an […]

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World Bank funding project to scale up UCO for biodiesel in Uganda

World Bank funding project to scale up UCO for biodiesel in Uganda

April 18, 2017 |

In Uganda, the National Agriculture Research Organization is pushing for hotels, communities and restaurants to collect used cooking oil for later conversion into biodiesel in an effort to remove from the market oil that is no longer safe for human consumption. The World Bank’s Agricultural Technology and Agribusiness Advisory Services is funding the three year […]

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Texas Rep proposes bill to eliminate tax credits for biodiesel from animal fats

Texas Rep proposes bill to eliminate tax credits for biodiesel from animal fats

April 17, 2017 |

In Washington, legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX) would permanently put a stop to federal tax credits for biofuels produced with animal fats, according to the American Cleaning Institute (ACI). ACI, the trade association for the cleaning product supply chain, says the bill (H.R. 1866, the “Stop Animal Fat Tax Credits Act”) would […]

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U.S DOC to investigate alleged Argentina, Indonesia biodiesel dumping

U.S DOC to investigate alleged Argentina, Indonesia biodiesel dumping

April 16, 2017 |

In Washington,  the U.S. Commerce Department announced that it is formally initiating antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. This decision follows a petition that was filed with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission on behalf of the National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition, which […]

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Higher biodiesel blends becoming the norm in Iowa

Higher biodiesel blends becoming the norm in Iowa

April 13, 2017 |

In Iowa, a new state government report shows more than half of Iowa’s fuel retailers carried biodiesel blends in 2016, increasing six percent over 2015. Higher blends are also becoming the norm. Iowa’s proactive state policies have played a crucial role in the growth, helping maintain the state’s position as the number one producer. The […]

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Latest ANP biodiesel auction sees contracts for 733.9 million liters

Latest ANP biodiesel auction sees contracts for 733.9 million liters

April 12, 2017 |

In Brazil, the national energy agency ANP said 733.9 million liters of biodiesel were sold at it most recent auction at an average price of 67.1 cents per liter, 96.6% of which held the social seal. During the two-day auction that sources biodiesel for supplying the 8% minimum blending mandate, 34 producers offered a total […]

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Karnataka caught short on biodiesel but solutions are on the way

Karnataka caught short on biodiesel but solutions are on the way

April 10, 2017 |

In India, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation is expected to finalize in the next few days a new biodiesel supply contract after its previous supplier stopped deliveries in December, leaving the company’s 26 B100 and 1,500 B20 buses in the lurch. The fleet requires 8.5 million liters of biodiesel annually that is supplied from […]

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