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UFOP says rapeseed oil remains most important biodiesel raw material in EU

UFOP says rapeseed oil remains most important biodiesel raw material in EU

December 9, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that while the availability and price of vegetable and animal oils and fats play a key role in biodiesel production, rapeseed oil continues to be the most important source of raw materials for biodiesel production in the EU. With the lower supply and the resulting increase in the price of the […]

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Rapeseed market goes calmly into winter

Rapeseed market goes calmly into winter

December 2, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that rapeseed prices have moved up slightly in very small steps since rising sharply in the summer due to the smaller rapeseed harvest. Consequently, the gap over soybean prices, which were in decline, widened, although rapeseed failed to reach previous years’ levels. The recently reported price of EUR 359 per tonne […]

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Significantly less GM-free rapeseed meal without biodiesel production

Significantly less GM-free rapeseed meal without biodiesel production

November 25, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the feed market is one of the main beneficiaries of biodiesel production, because rapeseed meal is generated as a by-product of rapeseed oil production. Throughout Europe, rapeseed meal is the primary domestic GM-free source of protein for livestock feeding, concludes the UFOP. German rapeseed processing in 2017 amounted to 9.2 […]

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Good soybean supply – rapeseed slightly scarcer

Good soybean supply – rapeseed slightly scarcer

November 18, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the stock-to-use ratios for soybean and sunflower seed have improved due to larger crops globally; rapeseed has gone down slightly. The stock-to-use ratio for rapeseed and sunflower seed has been in decline for years now. The picture is somewhat different for soybeans. Bumper crops are causing supply and stocks to […]

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Unexpectedly good sunflower oilseed harvest

Unexpectedly good sunflower oilseed harvest

November 11, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that sunflower seed, the second most important oilseed crop in Europe, accounting for one third of the 2018 cultivation area, was affected less severely by unfavorable growing conditions that hit winter-planted crops and rapeseed extremely hard this year. Conditions at the timeof sowing in spring were good and around 4.2 million […]

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Rapeseed oil prices shooting upwards

Rapeseed oil prices shooting upwards

November 4, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that wholesale prices for rapeseed oil and palm oil have been moving in opposite directions for 7 months. The price difference between rapeseed oil fob Germany and palm oil cif Rotterdam rose from 87 EUR/t to more than 300 EUR/t between April and the end of October. Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft mbH (AMI) […]

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UFOP reports agricultural diesel is the most expensive option

UFOP reports agricultural diesel is the most expensive option

October 28, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that wholesale prices for agricultural diesel, biodiesel and rapeseed oil surged considerably over the past several months. However, none of these transport fuels shot up as sharply as agricultural diesel did. October crude oil prices reached a four-year high, causing prices of agricultural diesel – the tax-privileged option for agricultural equipment […]

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German biodiesel exports hit record high

German biodiesel exports hit record high

October 6, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that in the first half year of 2018, German biodiesel exports climbed considerably. Demand from the U.S., but also from Sweden and Austria, increased sharply. In the first six months of 2018, German exports of biodiesel surged more than 14 per cent to 877,000 tonnes compared to the year-earlier period. Just […]

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Soybean ending stocks increasing strongly

Soybean ending stocks increasing strongly

September 30, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that world soybean production in the 2018/19 marketing year will likely be higher than previously expected. Since Chinese demand is shrinking, stocks could surge to a record high. In its September report, the USDA raised its estimate of global soybean production for 2018/19 by 2.2 million tonnes to 369.3 million tonnes. […]

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UFOP position paper says time is now for biofuels

UFOP position paper says time is now for biofuels

September 24, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP published a position paper intended to appeal to decision-makers in politics, business and science on why biofuels can and should play a role in climate protection goals, especially with discussion about food vs. fuel and iLUC capping limits for conventional biofuels. “With regard to climate protection goals, the paper aims at showing […]

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