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Argentina boosts ethanol mandate to 12%

Argentina boosts ethanol mandate to 12%

February 8, 2016 |

In Argentina, the country has approved a shift to 12% ethanol blending from the current 10%, with the additional 20% in demand—about 160,000 cubic meters—to be serviced entirely by sugarcane-based ethanol in an effort to help the industry recover from low sugar prices. Currently sugarcane ethanol represents about 41% of the country’s total ethanol production, […]

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Italy sets first advanced biofuel mandate in Europe

Italy sets first advanced biofuel mandate in Europe

October 15, 2014 |

In Italy, the government has created a 0.6% advanced biofuels blending mandate by 2018, the first in Europe to set up such a policy to boost demand for next generation fuels. That figure will increase to 1% by 2022. Beta Renewables produces 75 million liters per year at its facility in Crescentino and the country […]

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Talks ongoing to boost Zimbabwe’s ethanol mandate to 20%

Talks ongoing to boost Zimbabwe’s ethanol mandate to 20%

June 17, 2014 |

In Zimbabwe, talks are underway to boost the national ethanol blending mandate to 20% come March. Though blending was previously boosted to 15%, the blend was then wound back down to 10% due to incessant rains that delayed the sugarcane crush.  

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EPA sets final 2013 US renewable fuel mandate

EPA sets final 2013 US renewable fuel mandate

August 7, 2013 |

Cellulosic biofuels waived down to expected production; EPA says it will consider a broader waive-down in 2014 to address “E10 ethanol blendwall” concerns. In Washington, the U.S. EPA finalized the 2013 percentage standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard program. The final 2013 overall volumes and standards require 16.55 billion gallons of renewable fuels to be […]

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Vietnam biofuel faces poor sales, government to implement mandate

Vietnam biofuel faces poor sales, government to implement mandate

July 15, 2013 |

In Vietnam, seven cities and provinces will use an E5 blend beginning in December of 2014, with the entire country soon to follow. The country currently has six plants producing 535 million liters per year, but 80% of the fuel produced in 2012 was exported. Thusfar, E5 sales have been lower than expected, with the Minster […]

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Philippines considers proposal to raise biodiesel blending to 5%

Philippines considers proposal to raise biodiesel blending to 5%

December 24, 2012 |

In the Philippines, the Energy Department has received a proposal from the Agriculture Department recommending the increase in the mandatory biodiesel blend from 2% to 5%, and is in the process of considering the increase. The country’s primary concern would be an increase in the price of fuel at the pump, but the increase in […]

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Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2012

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2012

November 22, 2012 |

Brazil, India, the US, China and the EU point the way towards a 60 billion gallon biofuels market by 2022 – but can the capacity be built, and can the mandates survive pressure from opponents? In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the […]

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EU energy czar to set 2030 EU biofuels targets by 2013

EU energy czar to set 2030 EU biofuels targets by 2013

February 9, 2012 |

In Belgium, the European energy commissioner has said he is against raising biofuel blending targets above 10% until sustainability issues have been addressed, but is in favor of setting targets for 2030 within the next two years. Whether or not those targets will be binding will all depend on the EU’s ability to guarantee sustainability […]

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B5 biodiesel mandate expected in Malaysia by 2013

B5 biodiesel mandate expected in Malaysia by 2013

October 11, 2011 |

In Malaysia, implementation of the B5 blending policy is expected to go nationwide by 2013, giving oil companies plenty of time to install blending facilities. B5, which was recently launched in Kuala Lampur will be supplied to 247 petrol stations and 890 tonnes or 1.03 million litres of palm biodiesel would be used in a […]

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Fiji sets biofuels targets, eyes 2012 mandate

Fiji sets biofuels targets, eyes 2012 mandate

July 21, 2011 |

In Fiji, the government has recently approved a voluntary blend of 5% biodiesel and 10% ethanol with an eye on a mandate within the next 12 months. Oil companies are pulling out of the country because they’re finding that supplying islands so far from oil sources isn’t profitable. Therefore the country is looking for alternative […]

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