Tag: Argentina

Argentina’s grain industry shaken by COVID-19 outbreaks

Argentina’s grain industry shaken by COVID-19 outbreaks

July 30, 2020 |

In Argentina, Mercopress reports growing concern about impacts of COVID-19 on workers at different grain terminals and processing plants in key ports that could risk timely exports of soy products including biodiesel. Cofco reported 12 cases at its oilseed crushing plant north of Rosario, forcing the facility to temporarily shut, while Bunge also shut down […]

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Argentina chamber says biodiesel SMEs paralyzed and near bankruptcy

Argentina chamber says biodiesel SMEs paralyzed and near bankruptcy

July 23, 2020 |

In Argentina, the Clarin newspaper the Chamber of Regional SMEs Biofuel Manufacturing (Cepreb) says SMEs that emerged in recent years to produce biodiesel are paralyzed and in a scenario of imminent bankruptcy. “Small and medium producers are affected, once again, by the unilateral and arbitrary decision of the National Energy Secretariat not to publish the […]

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Argentina’s ambassador to the US working hard to regain biodiesel market access

Argentina’s ambassador to the US working hard to regain biodiesel market access

June 16, 2020 |

In Argentina, the national news agency télam says the Argentine ambassador in Washington is working with “all the legal and political tools available” to achieve “reasonable access to Argentine biodiesel in the United States”, after the high tariffs imposed in 2018, which meant a virtual blockade of the entering that market. Until 2017, the US […]

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Argentina’s Santa Fe to switch public transportation to B100

Argentina’s Santa Fe to switch public transportation to B100

June 1, 2020 |

In Argentina, El Ciudadano newspaper reports the Santa Fe provincial legislature has proposed the massive migration of the use of diesel to biodiesel in transportation which the local industry says it has the production capacity to supply in its entirety. Supply the provincial capital’s public transport network with biodiesel would require 400,000 metric tons per […]

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US Department of Commerce maintains duties on Argentine biodiesel imports

US Department of Commerce maintains duties on Argentine biodiesel imports

May 7, 2020 |

In Washington, DTN reports that the US Department of Commerce has decided to keep the door shut on Argentine biodiesel imports. In November 2018, Commerce took another look at the issue of Argentine biodiesel imports after the industry there said circumstances had changed following shifts in export taxes, a review which should have taken 270 […]

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Argentina exports to Europe dry up completely due to pandemic

Argentina exports to Europe dry up completely due to pandemic

May 5, 2020 |

In Argentina, Reuters reports that the country’s biodiesel exports have come to a screeching halt due to COVID-19. Despite trade spats with Europe, the region remains Argentina’s main export market that accounted for $775 million in revenue from 1 million metric tons of imports last year. Carbio, the biodiesel chamber, says that trade to Europe […]

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Argentina’s 2019 biodiesel exports to Europe well below 1.2 million ton quota

Argentina’s 2019 biodiesel exports to Europe well below 1.2 million ton quota

April 14, 2020 |

In Argentina, La Nación newspaper reports that biodiesel exports reached 1.029 million metric tons in 2019 with nearly all of it going to Europe, yet the country’s has a European export quota of 1.2 million tons it wasn’t able to completely fill due to low petroleum prices that have weighed on demand for biodiesel blendstock, […]

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Argentine biodiesel producers stuck between a rock and a hard place at home too

Argentine biodiesel producers stuck between a rock and a hard place at home too

January 20, 2020 |

In Argentina, the Nación newspaper reports that biodiesel producers are at an impasse with the government following the freeze on biodiesel prices but continued increases for soy oil, making biodiesel production inviable. As a result, they are not supplying biodiesel to oil companies for blending and the fuel sold at the pump does not include […]

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Evonik to expand Argentine sodium methylate production to support Latam biodiesel industry

Evonik to expand Argentine sodium methylate production to support Latam biodiesel industry

December 3, 2019 |

In Argentina, Evonik plans to increase its capacity for sodium methylate at its Rosario/Santa Fe facility from 60,000 metric tons up to 90,000 metric tons until 2021. The expansion is driven by growing demand for biodiesel in South America, mainly Argentina and Brazil. Sodium methylate is an important catalyst for large-scale biodiesel production. In addition […]

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Brazil seen needing to invest $500 million to achieve B15 by 2023

Brazil seen needing to invest $500 million to achieve B15 by 2023

November 4, 2019 |

In Brazil, Argentina’s Clarín newspaper reports that the country’s biodiesel industry needs to invest $500 million in order to achieve B15 by 2023 as planned. The country’s oil and renewable energy agency recently released a study confirming the shift to B15 from the current B11 following technical studies that tested the fuel’s stability and impacts […]

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