Tag: USA

Yellow grease thefts on the rise in line with higher biodiesel prices

Yellow grease thefts on the rise in line with higher biodiesel prices

May 4, 2017 |

Across the US, yellow grease thefts are expected to increase come spring as demand for biodiesel continues to increase, pushing up prices to about 25 cents per pound, triple the price back in 2000 before the Renewable Fuel Standard mandated blending biodiesel. Biodiesel prices are up 12% since late February, prompting further demand for used […]

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US biodiesel production up in February at 94 million gallons

US biodiesel production up in February at 94 million gallons

May 2, 2017 |

In February, biodiesel production rose to 94 million gallons in February, up 1 million gallons from January, but 11 million gallons less than in 2016, using 736 million lb of feedstocks. Of the total, 71% of the biodiesel was produced in the Midwest with more than 50% of the feedstocks coming from soy oil, followed […]

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Argentine biodiesel exports come to a halt in light of policy shift

Argentine biodiesel exports come to a halt in light of policy shift

April 19, 2017 |

In Argentina, biodiesel exports to the US have come to a standstill will only cargos loading that were already agreed before the world came crashing down on the industry. No new deals are in the making due to the blenders credit still remaining in limbo and the likelihood that the US will lob anti-dumping duties […]

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National Biodiesel Foundation teams with Amazon for donations via school supply purchases

National Biodiesel Foundation teams with Amazon for donations via school supply purchases

August 11, 2016 |

Across the US, it’s nearly back to school time and that means two things: shopping for school supplies for kids and organizations linking up with suppliers to secure donations via those oh so vital purchases. The National Biodiesel Foundation, the foundation arm of the National Biodiesel Board, has linked with Amazon so that 0.5% of […]

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Biodiesel prices fall in Chicago and Gulf Coast as ULSD prices sink on Chinese pressure

Biodiesel prices fall in Chicago and Gulf Coast as ULSD prices sink on Chinese pressure

September 29, 2015 |

In the US, biodiesel price assessments in Chicago and the Gulf Coast have followed ultra-low sulfur prices lower to near six-year lows on Monday at $2.1270/gal and $2.0970/gal respectively. The diesel prices were mainly impacted by weaker industrial profits in China, an issue that has weighed on fuel prices over all during the past few […]

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Ethanol transport by rail is picking up again as crude transport shifts to ship

Ethanol transport by rail is picking up again as crude transport shifts to ship

June 25, 2015 |

Across the US, more ethanol is being transported by rail as some train companies look to convert their oil transport cars to carry biofuels. As crude imports become more economic by sea rather than transport by rail, and rail companies are forced to implement new stricter rules for carrying fossil fuels, lease rates for cars […]

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Ethanol’s discount to gasoline hits seven-month low

Ethanol’s discount to gasoline hits seven-month low

November 12, 2014 |

Across the US, ethanol demand may slump as the discount to gasoline narrows to the smallest in seven months, just 17 cents compared to $1.11 seen at the end of September. That shrinking discount will make E85 less economically viable. Even if the discount disappears completely, RFS will still have to be satisfied so there […]

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USDA predicts corn harvest at 14.4 billion bushels with yield of 171 bushels per acre

USDA predicts corn harvest at 14.4 billion bushels with yield of 171 bushels per acre

September 15, 2014 |

In Washington, the US Department of Agriculture predicts a corn harvest this fall of 14.4 billion bushels, a record crop with the highest yield per acre in US history at 171 bushels per acre. Corn ending stocks for the 2014/15 marketing year are projected at 2 billion bushels — the highest since 2004/05. Meanwhile, prices […]

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Rail safety grants totaling $350,000 awarded to assist with fuel transport

Rail safety grants totaling $350,000 awarded to assist with fuel transport

August 27, 2014 |

In the US, the Federal Railroad Administration has awarded two grants totaling $350,000 to improve the safety of rail transport of hazardous materials by developing a Short Line Safety Institute. After recent concerns over chemical and oil spillage from trains transporting fuel products, Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Patty Murray, D-Wash., introduced legislation in June to authorize […]

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Energy analysts like Gevo re-start, caution “Still a Long Way to Go”.

Energy analysts like Gevo re-start, caution “Still a Long Way to Go”.

June 18, 2013 |

In the US, noted energy analysts have been updating their views on Gevo following the company’s announcement that the Luverne plant has resumed operations. “After a 5-6 month hiatus to combat contamination-related production issues,” wrote Piper Jaffray’s Mike Ritzenthaler, ” the phased re-start of Luverne has surpassed its most difficult and important hurdle in our […]

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