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Argentina and EU agree price floor and volume cap for biodiesel trade

Argentina and EU agree price floor and volume cap for biodiesel trade

January 30, 2019 |

In Argentina, Reuters reports that the European Commission has at last come to an agreement with the Argentine government that will allow biodiesel exports to resume, with prices and volume limits to be announced next month. Those producers who agree to a set minimum price won’t have to pay anti-dumping duties on their biodiesel exports […]

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New European JRC study details potential of bio-based chemicals in the EU

New European JRC study details potential of bio-based chemicals in the EU

January 24, 2019 |

In Belgium, a new Joint Research Center study details the potential of bio-based chemicals in EU markets, and estimates their annual growth rate at about 3.6% per year from 2018 to 2025. In their report, the scientists describe 10 key bio-based chemical product categories, their market production and consumption levels for the EU, their level […]

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Small Malaysian oil palm farmers ask EU to reconsider ban

Small Malaysian oil palm farmers ask EU to reconsider ban

January 9, 2019 |

In Malaysia, Bernama news agency reports that the trade association representing small oil palm farmers is calling on the European Union to reconsider its ban on using palm oil in biodiesel from 2030 saying the ban is invalid and unjustified because of the efforts put into ensuring the sustainability of palm oil. It says the […]

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EU updates its Bioeconomy Strategy as stakeholders urge action

EU updates its Bioeconomy Strategy as stakeholders urge action

October 11, 2018 |

In Belgium, the EU has updated its Bioeconomy Strategy. The updated plan signals the EU’s continued commitment towards establishing itself as a world leader in renewable resource efficiency, catalysed by transformative industrial biotechnology. Europe’s leadership in this field has already significantly boosted activity, investment, technological breakthrough and interest in developing dynamic bioeconomies throughout the Member […]

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EU sunflower production expected lower than last year

EU sunflower production expected lower than last year

June 17, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that although the sunflower area has remained constant in the EU-28, the EU Commission anticipates a sharp drop in sunflowerseed production. Yields, especially in Romania and France, could be disappointing. According to figures just published by the EU Commission, the 2018 EU-28 sunflower area of 4.2 million hectares has remained virtually […]

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Indonesia considers stop on all palm oil exports to EU

Indonesia considers stop on all palm oil exports to EU

May 27, 2018 |

In Indonesia, the government is considering a stop on all palm oil exports to the European Union altogether, depending on results of a current study that looks at the impacts of doing so and based on their growing exports of palm oil to countries in Africa, the Middle East and China. The council has commissioned […]

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Indonesia celebrates WTO ruling on EU duties

Indonesia celebrates WTO ruling on EU duties

January 27, 2018 |

In Switzerland, the World Trade Organization ruled against EU duties on Indonesian biofuels, challenging the anti-dumping duties authorized by the EU’s General Court in 2013 and causing great celebration in Indonesia, the largest producer of palm oil in the world. Jakarta appealed the 2013 rule and this WTO decision is for that appeal. The EU […]

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Malaysia vows to win over EU member states to stay palm oil biodiesel ban

Malaysia vows to win over EU member states to stay palm oil biodiesel ban

January 18, 2018 |

In Malaysia, in the wake of the European Parliament’s vote to ban palm oil for biodiesel from 2021, “referred to as a “black day” for free trade by the Malaysian government, it vowed to work hard in convincing the European Commission and European member states of palm oil’s role in the European market before the […]

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EU member states won’t appeal against biodiesel anti-dumping duty cuts

EU member states won’t appeal against biodiesel anti-dumping duty cuts

January 18, 2018 |

In Belgium, European member states have backed down from appealing at the European Court of Justice the decision cutting anti-dumping duties on Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel imports. A total of six appeals were planned, four against Indonesia and two against Argentina, following the General Court of the European Union’s 2016 ruling that later saw those […]

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More than 1,700 Malaysian smallholder farmers protest EU over palm oil stance

More than 1,700 Malaysian smallholder farmers protest EU over palm oil stance

January 16, 2018 |

In Malaysia, in response to concerns that the European Union will block the use of palm oil for biodiesel by 2020, around 1,700 smallholder oil palm farmers protested the move outside the European delegation’s offices in Kuala Lumpur. The head of Felda said as many as 3.2 million smallholder farmers could be negatively impacted by […]

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