Tag: Netherlands

European waste-based biodiesel squeezed due to high stocks and falling euro

European waste-based biodiesel squeezed due to high stocks and falling euro

August 14, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, Platts reports that growing stocks of biodiesel made from both UCO and tallow, considered second generation fuels in Europe because they are produced from waste feedstock, prices have fallen and the market expects UCOME and TME to remain bearish throughout the rest of the year. With waste feedstocks primarily imported in dollars […]

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European T2 ethanol prices near seven-month high

European T2 ethanol prices near seven-month high

July 30, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, Platts reports that logistical problems along the Rhine due to dry weather and low river levels have squeezed European ethanol stocks sufficiently to push prices towards seven-month highs at $560/cu m. Stronger feedstock prices—such as milling wheat that recently hit a three-year high—have also contributed to the ethanol price increase but not […]

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RME-FAME 0 spread jumps 20-fold on year to $80 per ton

RME-FAME 0 spread jumps 20-fold on year to $80 per ton

July 30, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, Platts reports that the spread for rapeseed-based biodiesel against FAME 0 rose to the highest level in five months at $80 per metric ton, 20 times higher than in July 2-17, due to huge stock levels for FAME 0 as imports from Argentina continue to come in and stronger RME prices. Europe’s […]

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Argent Energy buys Amsterdam Biodiesel plant

Argent Energy buys Amsterdam Biodiesel plant

July 24, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, Argent Energy Netherlands B.V. has reached an agreement to acquire the biodiesel production, tank storage and cleaning facilities of the Amsterdam-based Simadan Group and expects the deal to be completed by early September. The deal is subject to various conditions being met, including the agreement to the transactions from regulatory authorities. The […]

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Enerkem’s MSW-to-methanol plant brings together Port of Rotterdam with Akso Nobel and Air Liquide

Enerkem’s MSW-to-methanol plant brings together Port of Rotterdam with Akso Nobel and Air Liquide

July 19, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, Enerkem is teaming with not just the Port of Rotterdam but also Akso Nobel and Air Liquide on a MSW-to-methanol plant at the port, where more than 2 million metric tons of MSW are imported annually. Akso Nobel is seen as a key offtaker of the methanol produced from the project as […]

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Boskalis Nederland to reduce 35% of CO2 emission thanks to GoodFuels

Boskalis Nederland to reduce 35% of CO2 emission thanks to GoodFuels

July 12, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, Boskalis Nederland and biofuel supplier GoodFuels have announced a long-term partnership aimed at furthering Boskalis’ sustainable practices. Reducing CO2 emissions is one of Boskalis’ long-term objectives. A 35% reduction in the CO2 emitted by the fleet and equipment in the Netherlands will be an important step towards achieving this ambition. From the […]

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Oil spill at Port of Rotterdam inhibiting biofuel trade

Oil spill at Port of Rotterdam inhibiting biofuel trade

June 28, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, following a spill of 217 metric tons of heavy fuel oil at the Port of Rotterdam on Saturday, trade of ethanol, methanol, butanediol (BDO), vegetable oils, biofuel products and refinery products have been significantly impacted as ship owners wait for the clean up to be further along before ships go in or […]

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Koole to expand biodiesel storage and block train facilities at Rotterdam port

Koole to expand biodiesel storage and block train facilities at Rotterdam port

June 5, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, Koole announced it will further expand its biodiesel storage portfolio and block train rail facility at Koole Tankstorage Minerals. This new development will enable customers to centralize their biodiesel and diesel storage portfolio at one site with  “high end” logistics. This expansion will increase the rail capacity to a level unprecedented in the […]

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Strukton Rail becomes the first in the Netherlands to use sustainable biofuels

Strukton Rail becomes the first in the Netherlands to use sustainable biofuels

May 29, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, Strukton Rail, together with GoodFuels (supplier of sustainable biofuels) and Hans de Baat Olieprodukten BV (distributor), signed a multi-year cooperation agreement to reduce the CO 2 emissions of the rollers (cranes on lorries) by switching from fossil fuels to sustainable biofuels. This makes Strukton Rail’s crane company the first party in the […]

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European ethanol producers suffer from seriously negative crush margins

European ethanol producers suffer from seriously negative crush margins

May 22, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, Platts reports that T2 ethanol margins are at the lowest seen in three years at negative $48 per metric ton as European wheat prices soar to $208/mt due to dry weather conditions that have many concerned about yields from the upcoming harvest. Corn ethanol producers aren’t having a great time either although […]

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