Tag: Netherlands

Strong euro supports biodiesel prices despite falling veg oils

Strong euro supports biodiesel prices despite falling veg oils

August 30, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, despite falling vegetable oil prices weighing on biodiesel prices, the opposite is happening in Europe thanks to the strongest euro against the dollar in 32 months. The currency support is helping to offset what would normally be falling prices in light of the uncertainty regarding anti-dumping measures on biodiesel imports. Anti-dumping duties […]

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European T2 ethanol prices fall to 18-week low as bearish trend continues

European T2 ethanol prices fall to 18-week low as bearish trend continues

August 23, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, European T2 ethanol continues its bearish trend, hitting an 18-week low on the back of falling milling wheat prices and the upcoming liberalization of the sugar program that will bring on significantly more feedstock availability to the market come October. Fundamentals for the month haven’t changed, however, leaving the market to focus […]

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European T2 ethanol prices sink to 15-week low

European T2 ethanol prices sink to 15-week low

August 14, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, T2 ethanol prices continue to fall in light of increased imports and higher margins post-maintenance period encouraging producers to boost production. Prices last week hit Eur551/cu m, the lowest in 15 weeks. With the upcoming sugarbeet harvest along with the former Abengoa Salamanca ethanol plant coming back online, prices for Q4 aren’t […]

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Eindhoven University of Technology students unveil first bus system powered by formic acid

Eindhoven University of Technology students unveil first bus system powered by formic acid

August 9, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, Team FAST, a student team from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), unveiled the design of the world’s first system that allows a bus to drive on formic acid. Their self-built system comprises an electric bus that is hooked up to a small trailer –which the students have christened ‘REX’ –in which formic acid […]

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European T2 ethanol falls to three-month low on increased supplies

European T2 ethanol falls to three-month low on increased supplies

August 1, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, with more supply on the market and demand falling as of the end of July, T2 ethanol prices fell to their lowest in three months. Winter demand is already covered and some believe the former Abengoa plant in Salamanca, Spain, although small, could be back online by year’s end following a trial […]

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European biodiesel prices rise in line with higher rapeseed oil

European biodiesel prices rise in line with higher rapeseed oil

July 11, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, poor rains across Europe’s rapeseed growing area have led to higher rapeseed oil prices in anticipation of a smaller crop, prices which have in turn supported European biodiesel prices despite current supply availability in the ARA region for nearby deliveries. Crush margins have in turn eased after remaining tight for the past […]

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Heneiken, Nedcargo and GoodFuels launch inland barge route with drop-in biofuel

Heneiken, Nedcargo and GoodFuels launch inland barge route with drop-in biofuel

June 12, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, HEINEKEN Netherlands, Nedcargo and sustainable fuel market-leader GoodFuels have launched a pilot to demonstrate a sustainable drop-in marine fuel on-board of the ‘For Ever’ – an inland barge dedicated to transport Heineken® export beer, from the HEINEKEN brewery in Zoeterwoude to the deep-sea terminals in Rotterdam. The advanced marine fuel supplied by […]

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GoodFuels announces GoodShipping Program to help cargo owners boost biofuel uptake

GoodFuels announces GoodShipping Program to help cargo owners boost biofuel uptake

May 25, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, a new groundbreaking initiative will hand cargo owners the opportunity to control and greatly reduce the carbon footprint of their ocean freight. The ‘GoodShipping Program’ enables ocean cargo owners with a quick, transparent and convenient way to reduce their carbon footprint – from the industry itself, and not from alternative mitigation schemes […]

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Dutch duo develop and test algae-fuel wood-frame motorcycle

Dutch duo develop and test algae-fuel wood-frame motorcycle

May 23, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, two men in search of a more sustainable world have created a wood-framed motorcycle that runs on algae oil. One of the two recently published a book called “The Thick Algae” that aims to better understand the role of algae and algae-based fuels in a sustainable economy. And to keep the connection […]

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Losses from rogue biofuels trader send Nidera back to Cofco for $258 million in loans

Losses from rogue biofuels trader send Nidera back to Cofco for $258 million in loans

May 9, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, the full extent of the impact on Nidera’s business following the actions of a rogue biodiesel trader in 2015 that led to unknown losses of $115 million as well as related costs and irregularities were revealed in the company’s 2016 reporting recently. In December, the company had to turn to its new […]

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