Tag: biodiesel

European Commission to begin registering Argentine biodiesel imports Friday

European Commission to begin registering Argentine biodiesel imports Friday

May 24, 2018 |

In Belgium, Platts reports that as part of the European Commission’s most recent trade investigation into potential dumping of Argentine biodiesel on the European market, the EC will begin registering imports of Argentine biodiesel as of Friday in an effort to better track potential increases in import volumes and be able to respond quicker.  The […]

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Brazilian March biodiesel production breaks 10-year record

Brazilian March biodiesel production breaks 10-year record

May 23, 2018 |

In Brazil, the country broke a 10-year biodiesel record in March with a whopping 452 million liters, bringing the total for the quarter 1.13 billion liters, up nearly a third on the year thanks to the higher B10 mandate brought in ahead of time. Roughly two-thirds of the production during Q1 came from soybean oil, […]

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Biodiesel RIN prices nosedive to 2.5-year lows on lack of buying interest

Biodiesel RIN prices nosedive to 2.5-year lows on lack of buying interest

May 22, 2018 |

In Washington, Platts reports that with obligated parties finding ways out of compliance with the Renewable Fuels Standard, prices for RINs are falling, like biodiesel RINs that fell to 2.5 year lows earlier this week at 45.50 cents/RIN. Prices fell in April as well as news that hardship waivers were being granted to far more […]

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St. Louis Biofuels’ $8 million biodiesel plant to be auctioned June 27

St. Louis Biofuels’ $8 million biodiesel plant to be auctioned June 27

May 21, 2018 |

In Illinois, Maas Companies of Rochester, MN will auction St. Louis Biofuels’ $8 Million/12 Million Gallon per year biodiesel plant. Maas Companies specializes in the liquidation of specialized and renewable assets for private companies, courts, banks and lenders nationwide. The assets will be sold via a sealed bid auction; the deadline for offers is Wednesday, […]

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Renewable fuel credits changed little in April

Renewable fuel credits changed little in April

May 18, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., the Environmental Protection Agency said that the U.S. generated similar numbers of renewable fuel blending credits in April compared with March. Some 1.24 billion ethanol (D6) blending credits were generated in April, little changed from March, and 314 million biodiesel (D4) blending credits were generated in April, compared with 310 million a […]

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Missouri governor releases $4 million in biodiesel funds at last

Missouri governor releases $4 million in biodiesel funds at last

May 17, 2018 |

In Missouri, the governor is at long last releasing the $4 million restriction on Biodiesel for Missouri Biodiesel producers. “We’re proud to fight for Missouri’s often-forgotten rural communities and farmers,” said Governor Eric Greitens. “These long-promised funds will help farmers and workers in rural communities across the state.” Missouri is the second largest Biodiesel producer […]

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Bunge cuts Mannheim biodiesel production 50% in Q2

Bunge cuts Mannheim biodiesel production 50% in Q2

May 16, 2018 |

In Germany, Reuters reports that Bunge was cutting production at its 200,000 metric ton per year Mannheim biodiesel plant by 50% during Q2 due to fall out from the European Court of Justice cutting anti-dumping duties on Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel imports. Those imports have weighed heavily upon EU biodiesel prices forcing several major producers […]

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Spanish researchers use AI to predict biodiesel composition from engine noise

Spanish researchers use AI to predict biodiesel composition from engine noise

May 16, 2018 |

In Spain, a new model designed by several University of Cordoba research groups allows for predicting this noise depending on the chemical physical composition of the biofuel that powers the engine. One of the main novelties of the model is that it uses neural networks, mathematical models inspired by the biological behavior of neurons. In […]

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Neste MY Renewable Diesel rockin’ it this month

Neste MY Renewable Diesel rockin’ it this month

May 12, 2018 |

Neste reaches 1B gallons renewable diesel sale, runs in fire trucks, ambulances and school vehicles In Texas, Neste U.S., Inc. is celebrating its 1 billionth gallon of Neste MY Renewable Diesel sold in North America which has effectively helped reduce more than seven million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions in the Earth’s atmosphere. This […]

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PCA pushes for 5% biodiesel blend to boost coconut oil

PCA pushes for 5% biodiesel blend to boost coconut oil

May 12, 2018 |

In the Philippines, the Philippine Coconut Authority is calling on the National Biofuels Board to raise to five percent the Coco Methyl Ester content of biodiesel currently sold in the domestic market. The present blend of biodiesel now in the country consists only of two percent CME and 98 percent regular diesel. “The increase could […]

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