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China’s rapeseed consumption on a sharp increase

China’s rapeseed consumption on a sharp increase

February 17, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that world rapeseed stocks are likely to dwindle more strongly than previously expected in the 2017/18 marketing year, yet China’s figures have been unexpectedly adjusted. In its February forecast of the global rapeseed market, the USDA left figures for most market parameters unchanged. Global rapeseed production was seen at just less […]

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NO2 emission too high in rapeseed cultivation

NO2 emission too high in rapeseed cultivation

February 11, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that asking prices for rapeseed and rapeseed meal have developed in opposite directions over the past few weeks and said it is doubtful whether this trend is going to persist. Wholesale prices for rapeseed and rapeseed meal moved at the same pace over much of the past year. However, an unusual […]

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Rapeseed and wheat worth less than fuel oil?

Rapeseed and wheat worth less than fuel oil?

February 3, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP responds to the vegetable oil price index of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations which fell to a five-month low in December 2017, primarily driven by weaker prices for palm, rapeseed and soybean oil. UFOP said that in Germany, “wheat and other produce are valued at less than fuel […]

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N2O emission too high in rapeseed cultivation

N2O emission too high in rapeseed cultivation

February 3, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that greenhouse gas emissions in rapeseed cultivation need to be assessed realistically for optimal mitigation and that global default values overestimate nitrous oxide emissions. A network of eight partners investigated GHG emissions from the cultivation of rapeseed and found that the nitrous oxide emission factor for GHG accounting in rapeseed is […]

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Global soybean output to be second largest ever

Global soybean output to be second largest ever

January 27, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the current marketing year is likely to see the world’s second largest soybean crop on record, and that while the weather in Argentina spawns uncertainty, the Brazilian outlook is surprisingly positive. There are signs that global soybean supply will again be ample in the 2017/18 marketing year. Whereas the US […]

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Report says there is enough biomass for biofuels without affecting food supply

Report says there is enough biomass for biofuels without affecting food supply

January 21, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP published a report on global biomass market supply for the purpose of biofuel production in relation to supply in the food and feedstuff markets saying that strong global harvest yields mean that supply on international markets is more than sufficient and is enough to meet worldwide demand, even if many parts of […]

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Statutory GHG reduction requirement for biofuels increases to 50 percent

Statutory GHG reduction requirement for biofuels increases to 50 percent

January 21, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP sent out a reminder that the increased GHG reduction requirement for biofuels took effect on 1st January 2018 in accordance with the “iLUC Directive” from 2015. In accordance with this, biofuels from cultivated biomass must demonstrate a reduction in greenhouse gases compared to fossil fuels of at least 50 percent to be […]

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Rapeseed supply shortfall in EU

Rapeseed supply shortfall in EU

January 14, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the supply situation in the EU 28 rapeseed market continues to be tight in 2017/18. However, with production growing more strongly than consumption, imports are expected to decline. Stocks are set to remain stable. The EU Commission anticipates a year-on-year rise in rapeseed harvest of around 1.7 million tonnes to […]

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Grain used for feed production trends upwards

Grain used for feed production trends upwards

January 7, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that Global production of grains in the 2017/18 marketing year, an estimated 2.1 billion tonnes, is intended for human consumption, but also used as a livestock feed and feedstock in bio-ethanol production. At 44 per cent, the largest part of the grain harvests goes into feeding troughs, trending upward. By contrast, […]

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German biodiesel exports climbed in 2017

German biodiesel exports climbed in 2017

December 31, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that between January and September 2017, biodiesel exports climbed around 11% to 1.16 million tons. Just about 94% were shipped to EU-28 countries. This was up 16% from the previous year. The biggest recipient of German biodiesel was the Netherlands with imports seeing a 1.5% rise to 428,000 million tons. Demand […]

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