Tag: biodiesel

New study shows biodiesel blenders tax credit vital for industry

New study shows biodiesel blenders tax credit vital for industry

December 3, 2018 |

In Maryland, a new study from FIT Consulting considers the impact of the biodiesel industry on the U.S. economy, environment and energy security. It also examines the impact on the industry’s financial health if an important incentive – the biodiesel blenders tax credit (“BTC”) – were discontinued. By analyzing 2017 production and financial data, FTI […]

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Trade Associations Ask Trump to Ensure Rigorous Review of Argentine Biodiesel Import Duties

Trade Associations Ask Trump to Ensure Rigorous Review of Argentine Biodiesel Import Duties

December 2, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., three trade groups wrote President Donald Trump to express concern that the U.S. Department of Commerce has initiated “changed circumstances” reviews of U.S. trade duties on Argentine biodiesel companies. The National Biodiesel Board, the American Soybean Association, and the National Renderers Association urged the president to ensure that Commerce undertake a rigorous, […]

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Rapeseed market goes calmly into winter

Rapeseed market goes calmly into winter

December 2, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that rapeseed prices have moved up slightly in very small steps since rising sharply in the summer due to the smaller rapeseed harvest. Consequently, the gap over soybean prices, which were in decline, widened, although rapeseed failed to reach previous years’ levels. The recently reported price of EUR 359 per tonne […]

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EPA RVO – Details on the digits and reactions ‘round the country

EPA RVO – Details on the digits and reactions ‘round the country

December 2, 2018 |

What a whirlwind weekend after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced their final renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard program for 2019. “It’s just numbers,” some say, but oh no, not in the biofuels world. It’s never just numbers. This time it’s about waivers, fixing the damage done, and ensuring a bright future […]

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Brazilian biodiesel production jumps while ethanol production slips

Brazilian biodiesel production jumps while ethanol production slips

November 29, 2018 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that ANP fuels agency data shows expectations of high biodiesel blending rates production jumped in October to more than 500 million liters, up 22% on the year, while total production for the year through October was 4.38 billion liters, 25% higher on the year. Ethanol production fell, on the other hand, […]

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Coleman Oil fined $189,000 for spilling 3,840 gallons of biodiesel

Coleman Oil fined $189,000 for spilling 3,840 gallons of biodiesel

November 29, 2018 |

In Washington, state Department of Ecology fined Lewiston-based fuel retailer Coleman Oil $189,000 for spilling 3,840 gallons of biodiesel from a corroded underground pipe at its bulk oil plant in Wenatchee. The fuel contaminated nearby soil and groundwater, and seeped into the Columbia River, creating a visible sheen that appeared off and on for more […]

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Higher biodiesel blending next year will see Brazil consume additional 600,000 tons

Higher biodiesel blending next year will see Brazil consume additional 600,000 tons

November 28, 2018 |

In Brazil, DTN reports that biodiesel demand will increase by 600,000 metric tons per year next year when the B11 blending mandate comes in, a 1% increase over this year, as well as allowing use of B100 in transportation such as buses, bringing total demand to 3.3 million tons. Current production is around 4 million […]

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Trade groups write Trump expressing concerns over Commerce’s changed views on biodiesel imports

Trade groups write Trump expressing concerns over Commerce’s changed views on biodiesel imports

November 28, 2018 |

In Washington, three trade groups wrote President Donald Trump to express concern that the U.S. Department of Commerce has initiated ‘changed circumstances’ reviews of U.S. trade duties on Argentine biodiesel companies. The National Biodiesel Board, the American Soybean Association, and the National Renderers Association urged the president to ensure that Commerce undertake a rigorous, comprehensive […]

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Company seeks permission to build biodiesel plant along North Dakota/Montana border

Company seeks permission to build biodiesel plant along North Dakota/Montana border

November 27, 2018 |

In North Dakota, AIC Energy Corp. applied for planning and zoning permission in Williams County near the Montana border to build a 28,000 barrel per day biodiesel production facility using agricultural and waste oil feedstocks. The facility appears to seek to use Bakken oil as well but details were not forthcoming if the company plans […]

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Indonesia pushing to blend even more biodiesel

Indonesia pushing to blend even more biodiesel

November 27, 2018 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post newspaper reports that the country wants to double B20 consumption to 6.2 billion liters next year. With 700 million liters alone going towards power production by the state-owned power company, the government doesn’t see the increase in blending—and therefore consumption of surplus palm oil—as a challenge. Palm oil prices fell […]

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