Tag: biodiesel

Ontario amends renewable fuel regulations

Ontario amends renewable fuel regulations

April 22, 2018 |

In Canada, the government of Ontario amended its regulation of renewable content in gasoline and diesel fuel sold in the province. Starting in 2020, the province will double the required renewable content in regular gasoline to 10%, require minimum greenhouse gas reductions for all biofuels, and expand renewable fuel options to include emerging low-carbon fuel […]

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Certification Program Launched to Help Biodiesel Producers Meet FSMA Requirements

Certification Program Launched to Help Biodiesel Producers Meet FSMA Requirements

April 22, 2018 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Biodiesel Board developed a biodiesel Food Safety Program to help producers get into compliance with the new requirements for food-grade ingredients. Biodiesel producers who want to sell glycerin that can end up as an animal food ingredient will soon be up against the deadline to comply with new government regulations. The […]

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Walyak Energy’s $45 million biodiesel plant up for city council vote next week

Walyak Energy’s $45 million biodiesel plant up for city council vote next week

April 19, 2018 |

In North Carolina, Stanley City Council will decide next week if Walyak Energy’s proposed $45 million multi-feedstock biodiesel facility to grant permission or not for the siting of the facility. The council is excited about the job creation opportunities but the site chosen borders a residential area that has neighbors concerned about noise, safety and […]

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ICCT working paper looks at effects of biodiesel on vehicles in Indonesia

ICCT working paper looks at effects of biodiesel on vehicles in Indonesia

April 18, 2018 |

In Washington, the ICCT has released a working paper that reviews the effects of biodiesel on vehicles specifically in the Indonesian context. It does not address other renewable diesel substitutes such as hydrotreated vegetable oil. The paper first reviews the effects of biodiesel on emissions of nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and particulate matter in […]

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Argentina exported biodiesel to Canada for the first time in March

Argentina exported biodiesel to Canada for the first time in March

April 16, 2018 |

In Argentina, with the US biodiesel almost entirely blocked to the imports, Reuters reports that 29,000 metric tons found their way to Canada in March instead—and for the first time ever. Bunge and Argentina’s AGD joint venture Ecofuel sold the biodiesel. The country could potentially buy as much as 200,000 tons of biodiesel this year […]

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Spanish February ethanol sales jump 25% but biodiesel sales slip

Spanish February ethanol sales jump 25% but biodiesel sales slip

April 12, 2018 |

In Spain, Platts reports that ethanol sales in February reached 19,470 metric tons, more than 25% higher on the year but just over 2% lower than in January. With higher gasoline sales as well, the volumetric blend for the month was 5.53%, 10 points higher than in January and nearly 1% higher than February 2017. […]

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Latest Brazilian biodiesel auction sources 928.2 million liters at an average 71 cents per liter

Latest Brazilian biodiesel auction sources 928.2 million liters at an average 71 cents per liter

April 11, 2018 |

In Brazil, the most recent biodiesel auction held on Tuesday to supply the domestic B10 mandate during May and June sold 928.2 million liters from more than 1 billion liters offered by 38 producers. Of the total volume offered for sale, 99.4% carried the social seal. Total income generated at the auction held by the […]

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EU-funded project looks to produce biodiesel and biomaterials from olive mill wastewater

EU-funded project looks to produce biodiesel and biomaterials from olive mill wastewater

April 10, 2018 |

In Turkey, a European Union-funded project is helping researchers from Turkey, Slovenia, Spain, Italy, Germany and Latvia to further develop technology to produce biofuels from olive oil processing wastewater. The Rhodolive project looks to ferment the organic load of olive mill wastewater that can then be turned into biodiesel, animal feed and higher value products […]

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Bunge/Diester German JV cuts biodiesel production 50% in fact of imports

Bunge/Diester German JV cuts biodiesel production 50% in fact of imports

April 9, 2018 |

In Germany, Reuters reports that increased biodiesel imports from Indonesia and Argentina have forced the Bunge/Diester joint venture Natural Energy West to cut its biodiesel production 50% to 120,000 metric tons per year, continuing only to meet existing contracts.  The company’s CEO says that without German and EU intervention, the European biodiesel industry is at […]

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Indonesia allotting 3.46 billion liters of biodiesel for 2018

Indonesia allotting 3.46 billion liters of biodiesel for 2018

April 3, 2018 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that the government will use biodiesel consumption in the rail sector from May at B5 and in the mining sector from July at B10 to boost demand to 3.46 billion liters, including the B20 blend mandate for road fuel and power production. Of the total, 1.47 billion liters to be allocated […]

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