Tag: Netherlands

European T2 ethanol margins at 18-month lows due to low demand and higher feedstock prices

European T2 ethanol margins at 18-month lows due to low demand and higher feedstock prices

March 15, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, Platts reports that T2 ethanol margins are at 18-month lows of Eur4.85/cu m and Eur3.50/cu m against EU milling wheat and corn due to oversupplies in the market with ethanol prices quoted at Eur449/cu m FOB Rotterdam on Tuesday. Demand typically eases in Q4 and Q1 but continued imports and more expected […]

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European biodiesel industry flooded out by Argentine and Indonesian imports

European biodiesel industry flooded out by Argentine and Indonesian imports

March 12, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, Reuters reports that following the revision of anti-dumping duties on Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel imports into the European Union last year, biodiesel imports soared to 852,000 metric tons between August and January 2018. The sudden influx of supply has European producers worried that they’ll crush beneath the weight of imports and will […]

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Dutch diesel storage tanks hit hard by bacteria-induced rust from biodiesel and lower sulphur

Dutch diesel storage tanks hit hard by bacteria-induced rust from biodiesel and lower sulphur

February 27, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, the Volkskrant reports that thousands of underground diesel storage tanks will probably have to be emptied and replaced over the coming years due to corrosion from bacteria growing in biodiesel and by lower sulphur content that failed to check the bacteria growth. Last year, storage tanks were already found to be leaking […]

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European biodiesel market preparing for onslaught of summer imports

European biodiesel market preparing for onslaught of summer imports

February 21, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, Platts reports that the European biodiesel market is concerned what will happen to prices this summer when imports from Argentina and Indonesia resume, pushing down prices significantly. Prices are expected to come down far enough that it will force some producers to shut down until the market rebalances. Currently, rapeseed-based biodiesel prices […]

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Royal Vopak expands its Jakarta terminal to boost biofuels storage and blending

Royal Vopak expands its Jakarta terminal to boost biofuels storage and blending

February 19, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, Royal Vopak announces the expansion with 100.000 cbm for the storage of gasoline and biofuels of the PT Jakarta Tank Terminal (JTT), a joint venture company in Indonesia between Royal Vopak and PT AKR Corporindo Tbk (AKR). The expansion will take the total tank capacity of JTT to more than 350,000 cbm. […]

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Potential ethanol arb window could open up between EU and ARA

Potential ethanol arb window could open up between EU and ARA

February 6, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, an arbitration window between the US and Rotterdam could open up in the next couple of weeks thanks to 13-month low ethanol that is helping to make the fuel more attractive. The regional exports from Germany and Hungary mixed with those from Latin America s expected to weigh down the market that […]

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GoodFuels Marine teams with bunker fuel company to get marine biofuels in inland NW Europe

GoodFuels Marine teams with bunker fuel company to get marine biofuels in inland NW Europe

January 25, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, VARO Energy subsidiary REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker and GoodFuels Marine will work together to make European inland shipping more sustainable. As a result, the sustainable advanced biofuels from GoodFuels Marine are now also available at the port of Rotterdam, and will be available along inland shipping routes in the Netherlands through the REINPLUS […]

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European biodiesel premiums slide as gas oil futures rise

European biodiesel premiums slide as gas oil futures rise

January 1, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, Platts reports that European biodiesel premiums fell to nearly three-year lows last week as the RME premium fell to $328/mt FOB ARA, the lowest in 31 months and down $1/mt on the week, while FAME 0 premium slid $26/mt on the week to $224/mt FOB ARA, the lowest in 32 months. Gas […]

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Dutch researchers create maps of GHG emissions from biofuel production

Dutch researchers create maps of GHG emissions from biofuel production

November 23, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, a team of scientists charted greenhouse gas emissions resulting from biofuel production, presenting them as global maps. Dedicated crops grown on grasslands, savannahs and abandoned agricultural lands could provide around 30 exajoules per year (i.e. a third of current global energy consumption for transport) with relatively low CO2 emissions measured over the […]

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RME premium over FAME-0 hits five-year high

RME premium over FAME-0 hits five-year high

November 14, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, the premium for rapeseed-based biodiesel over FAME-0 reached a five-year high Friday at $181.75/mt as a result of short RME supplies going into the winter months while incoming Argentine soy-based biodiesel supplies pushed down FAME-0 prices. Low water levels on the Rhine are keeping RME away from Europe’s main ARA distribution center. […]

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