Tag: biodiesel

Indonesia looks to attract mining industry biodiesel consumption through subsidy expansion

Indonesia looks to attract mining industry biodiesel consumption through subsidy expansion

January 1, 2018 |

In Indonesia, from May the government hopes to expand the subsidy for its biodiesel blending policy to non-public sector organizations with an eye specifically on the mining sector in an effort to boost demand for the fuel. In 2017, $712.3 million in subsidies were paid out, slightly less than the year before, but it was […]

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German biodiesel exports climbed in 2017

German biodiesel exports climbed in 2017

December 31, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that between January and September 2017, biodiesel exports climbed around 11% to 1.16 million tons. Just about 94% were shipped to EU-28 countries. This was up 16% from the previous year. The biggest recipient of German biodiesel was the Netherlands with imports seeing a 1.5% rise to 428,000 million tons. Demand […]

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Regulations and policy changes signal murky year ahead for biofuels

Regulations and policy changes signal murky year ahead for biofuels

December 31, 2017 |

In the United Kingdom, ICIS reports that changes in antidumping regulations in the biodiesel market globally in the past year have left the outlook for European biodiesel murky for 2018, with concerns raised about a possible drop in production in the region as a result of the new antidumping landscape. ICIS also reports that Europe’s […]

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Diverse mix of groups writes Congress asking for retroactive, multi-year extension for biodiesel tax incentive

Diverse mix of groups writes Congress asking for retroactive, multi-year extension for biodiesel tax incentive

December 20, 2017 |

In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Advanced Biofuels Association, the National Association of Truckstop Operators, the American Trucking Association, the National Association of Convenience Stores, the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America and the Petroleum Marketers Association of America sent a letter to Congressional leaders calling for a retroactive, multi-year extension of the […]

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Neste moves forward with Renewable Products program

Neste moves forward with Renewable Products program

December 16, 2017 |

In Finland, Neste’s Board of Directors decided that Neste’s additional production capacity for renewable diesel, renewable aviation fuel and raw materials for various biochemical uses will be located in Singapore. The decision initiates technical design of the new production line, with the aim of a final investment decision by the end of 2018. If the […]

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California Biodiesel Alliance shifts to California Advanced Biofuels Alliance

California Biodiesel Alliance shifts to California Advanced Biofuels Alliance

December 13, 2017 |

In California, the board of directors of the California Biodiesel Alliance (CBA) — which has been the respected voice for biodiesel in the state since its founding in 2006 — has voted to broaden the scope of membership to include advanced biofuels. “By changing our name from the California Biodiesel Alliance (CBA) to the California Advanced Biofuels Alliance […]

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Palm oil beat down vegetable oil prices

Palm oil beat down vegetable oil prices

December 8, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that palm oil prices weakened considerably over the past few weeks, pulling down vegetable oil prices as well. Pressure came from prices in Kuala Lumpur, where palm oil was recently traded at the lowest level since August 2016. Falling exports, sluggish demand, rising production and storage quantities, and also recent import […]

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Growmark adds biodiesel to Top Tier Diesel Fuel

Growmark adds biodiesel to Top Tier Diesel Fuel

December 6, 2017 |

In Missouri, Military Technologies is reporting that Growmark, Inc., a regional agricultural cooperative from Illinois, is providing Top Tier Diesel Fuel blended with biodiesel. Top Tier performance standards are gaining popularity across the country, helping vehicle owners ensure they are purchasing a clean, high quality fuel. As one of the only Top Tier Diesel Fuel […]

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US ruling on biodiesel dumping paves the way for duties on Indonesia, Argentina fuels

US ruling on biodiesel dumping paves the way for duties on Indonesia, Argentina fuels

December 5, 2017 |

In Washington, the US International Trade Commission voted 4-0 in favor of the National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition’s position that the industry has suffered because of unfairly subsidized imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia. This affirmative vote on injury, coupled with last month’s final countervailing duties determination by the Commerce Department, paves the way for […]

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Biodiesel and cellulosic ethanol could see tax credit extenders by year’s end

Biodiesel and cellulosic ethanol could see tax credit extenders by year’s end

December 5, 2017 |

In Washington, Bloomberg reports that it’s possible that a range of tax credit extenders for renewable energy including biodiesel and cellulosic ethanol could be included in “must pass” legislation that will be voted on before year’s end, but the committees responsible for writing the bills didn’t confirm the speculation. Renewable energy and oil companies are […]

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