Tag: biodiesel

German biodiesel exports rose substantially in Q1 2019

German biodiesel exports rose substantially in Q1 2019

June 15, 2019 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that German biodiesel exports increased sharply in the first quarter of 2019, with exports to Great Britain seeing the biggest growth. In the first three months of 2019, German exports of biodiesel surged around 33 per cent to 581,248 tonnes year-on-year. Around 87 per cent of these exports were shipped to […]

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Universal Biofuels India hits record domestic biodiesel revenues in May

Universal Biofuels India hits record domestic biodiesel revenues in May

June 13, 2019 |

In India, Aemetis, Inc announced that its Universal Biofuels India subsidiary achieved record domestic biodiesel revenues in May as shipments commenced under the previously announced $23 million biodiesel supply contract to the three government-owned Oil Marketing Companies (OMC’s). The Aemetis biodiesel plant in India recently completed the installation and commissioning of a pretreatment plant and […]

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Chinese biodiesel imports soar in April but so do exports

Chinese biodiesel imports soar in April but so do exports

June 13, 2019 |

In China, OilPrice.com reports that biodiesel imports jumped a whopping 194.2% in April to 38,669 metric tons thanks to a tight market. Indonesia supplied 34,455.39 tons while 4,010 tons came from Hong Kong. In spite of increased import demand in part due to lower run rates for domestic producers, China exported 68,555 tons of biodiesel. […]

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Thai government looking to wind down biofuel subsidies in the name of fuel price stability

Thai government looking to wind down biofuel subsidies in the name of fuel price stability

June 13, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports that the government may look to end subsidies for 20% and 85% ethanol as well as 10% and 20% biodiesel blends in the next three years on the back of concerns that the subsidies are negatively impacting fuel price stability. New laws that came in in late May […]

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Biofuel coalition applauds House committee chairman’s bill to extend biodiesel tax credits through 2020

Biofuel coalition applauds House committee chairman’s bill to extend biodiesel tax credits through 2020

June 12, 2019 |

In Washington, NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, along with the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA), American Trucking Associations (ATA), National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), the New England Fuel Institute, the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA), and the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA) issued the following statement in […]

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Brazil auctions 984.44 million liters of biodiesel for B10 mandate

Brazil auctions 984.44 million liters of biodiesel for B10 mandate

June 11, 2019 |

In Brazil, Renewables Now reports that 984.44 million liters of biodiesel were sold at the Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency’s most recent biodiesel auction at an average of 60 cents per liter worth a total of $589.3 million. A total of 1.12 billion liters of biodiesel were offered for sale at the 67th auction, […]

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Finnish researcher looks at cyanobacteria to clean up wastewater and production biodiesel

Finnish researcher looks at cyanobacteria to clean up wastewater and production biodiesel

June 11, 2019 |

In Finland, a researcher from the University of Turku has determined how the use of cyanobacteria and other tiny blue-algae interact with wastewater that not only cleans the water but also produces feedstock for biodiesel production. Of the different kinds of wastewaters tested, municipal wastewater was found to create the most fats in the bacteria […]

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More than 20 congress members sign letter urging immediate biodiesel tax credit extension

More than 20 congress members sign letter urging immediate biodiesel tax credit extension

June 10, 2019 |

In Washington, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) led a bipartisan letter urging the immediate extension of the expired tax incentive for domestic biodiesel production. The letter highlights the diverse economic and environmental benefits of biodiesel and is signed by more than 20 Members of Congress across 12 states. “By nearly every measure, the story of American […]

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Argentina increases prices for ethanol and biodiesel

Argentina increases prices for ethanol and biodiesel

June 10, 2019 |

In Argentina, Clarin newspaper reports that the energy and hydrocarbon sub-secretariat has increased the price of corn-based ethanol $485.87 per metric ton, an increase of 2.5% over May, while cane-based ethanol prices were increased by 2.8% to $519.46 per ton. Biodiesel prices were also increased by 2.5% to $679.4 per ton. The government changes the […]

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Decision on lifting anti-dumping tariffs on Argentine biodiesel imports may be taken in September

Decision on lifting anti-dumping tariffs on Argentine biodiesel imports may be taken in September

June 5, 2019 |

In Argentina, La Nación reports that the US will decide whether to lift its anti-dumping duties on Argentine biodiesel imports by September which currently total about 150%. Last November, President Trump said during a visit to Argentina that the country was willing to take another look at the anti-dumping duties lobbed onto biodiesel imports despite […]

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