Tag: biodiesel

Indonesian biodiesel exports seen reaching 1 million tons despite B20

Indonesian biodiesel exports seen reaching 1 million tons despite B20

August 30, 2018 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that expectations for biodiesel exports are around 1 million metric tons this year compared to just 300,000 tons last year despite the push towards B20 that comes into effect on September 1. With European exports resumed after restrictions lifted in March and demand from China and India, members of the national […]

Read More

Irish biodiesel and ethanol sales falls in July

Irish biodiesel and ethanol sales falls in July

August 28, 2018 |

In Ireland, Platts reports that biodiesel sales fell to 14.8 million liters in July, down 4.7% on the year, but ethanol suffered more as sales shrunk to just 4.4 million liters, down 10% compared to last year. On a volumetric basis, the biodiesel blending rate was 5.65%, lower than July 2017’s 5.77% but higher than […]

Read More

Indonesia issuing biodiesel decrees in a hurry ahead of B20 launch

Indonesia issuing biodiesel decrees in a hurry ahead of B20 launch

August 28, 2018 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that the government is issuing biodiesel decrees right and left boosting biodiesel availability for both public service obligation sectors like power plants and some transportation as well as other sectors. PT Pertamina and PT AKR Corporindo have been allocated 1.95 billion liters of unblended biodiesel for use between May and December […]

Read More

Brazil’s ANP auction sees 993.6 million liters of biodiesel contracted

Brazil’s ANP auction sees 993.6 million liters of biodiesel contracted

August 27, 2018 |

In Brazil, the national fuels agency ANP saw 993.6 million liters of biodiesel sold at its most recent auction worth a total of $597.5 million, sold for just under 60 cents per liter. A total of 38 producers offer more than 1 billion liters for sale at the two-day auction, nearly 98% of which carried […]

Read More

MotionEco launches one of China’s first waste oils to biofuels effort

MotionEco launches one of China’s first waste oils to biofuels effort

August 26, 2018 |

In China, MotionEco launched one of the country’s first commercial efforts to collect and process used cooking oil and gutter oil for conversion to biodiesel. Gutter oil has been a big issue for China and MotionEco hopes this will help solve the problem by converting it into biofuel that can be used for road, marine […]

Read More

Indonesia expands biodiesel subsidy program to all sectors

Indonesia expands biodiesel subsidy program to all sectors

August 23, 2018 |

In Indonesia, as part of the shift towards 20% biodiesel consumption from September 1, Reuters reports that the president signed a revision of the Estate Crop Fund allowing it to subsidize all sectors and not just those related to Public Service Obligation such as some kinds of transportation and power plants. Last year the fund […]

Read More

Chinese investors look to set up biodiesel production in Malaysia

Chinese investors look to set up biodiesel production in Malaysia

August 22, 2018 |

In Malaysia, Chinese investors are keen to set up bio-processing businesses including a Beijing Sanju Environmental Protection and New Materials Co who is seeking to set up a $200 million plant that will use palm kernel shells, palm fiber, empty fruit brunches and palm oil milk effluent waste to produce 400,000 metric tons of biofuel […]

Read More

Indonesian biodiesel industry calling for clear rules for B20

Indonesian biodiesel industry calling for clear rules for B20

August 21, 2018 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post says the local biodiesel industry is calling for clear regulations of how the new B20 blending mandate recently announced by the president will be implemented from September 1, specifically production allocations because the country produces about 12 billion liters of biodiesel but only 2 billion liters of B20 are required […]

Read More

Egyptian investor teams with Zimbabwean company to build MSW-base biorefinery

Egyptian investor teams with Zimbabwean company to build MSW-base biorefinery

August 20, 2018 |

In Zimbabwe, an Egyptian entrepreneur is looking to invest $140 million into a facility that will convert 800 metric tons of MSW into biodiesel and electricity owned and operated by a local start-up, Tawanda Energy. Electricity will be sold to the national grid at 14 cents per kW and biodiesel will be sold at 70 […]

Read More

Wärtsilä to maintain and operate Hawaiian biodiesel-fueled power station

Wärtsilä to maintain and operate Hawaiian biodiesel-fueled power station

August 20, 2018 |

In Hawaii, clean, secure, and uninterrupted power is at the core of Hawaiian Electric’s 50-megawatt Schofield Generating Station. Wärtsilä has signed a Maintenance and Operational advisory agreement for the power plant, located on the island of Oahu, 40 kilometers from Honolulu. The agreement will help the utility to maximize the availability and efficiency of the […]

Read More