Tag: Argentina

Argentina raises ethanol and biodiesel prices but no more seen

Argentina raises ethanol and biodiesel prices but no more seen

October 15, 2020 |

In Argentina, La Nacion newspaper reports that after several months of complaints from companies in the sector, the government set new prices for ethanol made from sugar cane and corn. For both, it was set at $423.48 per ton. In addition, it set the price of biodiesel for its mandatory mixture with diesel at $626.8 per ton and […]

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Argentine cargo transportation association looking to B100 to decarbonize

Argentine cargo transportation association looking to B100 to decarbonize

September 30, 2020 |

In Argentina, the Clarin newspaper reports the national cargo transportation association Fadeeac is promoting a plan to convert all long-haul road transportation to B100 in an effort to boost the industry who has suffered from domestic policies and shrinking export markets. The first phase of the project is estimated to reduce 13 million metric tons […]

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Argentine 2020 biodiesel production seen at 10-year low of 1.4 million tons

Argentine 2020 biodiesel production seen at 10-year low of 1.4 million tons

September 24, 2020 |

In Argentina, Clarin newspaper reports the Argentine biodiesel cluster, which generated exports of more than $1.2 billion in 2017, faces the last quarter of the year with a worrying projection: it is estimated that it will produce 1.4 million metric tons in 2020, the lowest seen in ten years. Of the total, about 650,000 tons […]

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Argentine biodiesel production at 10-year low

Argentine biodiesel production at 10-year low

September 2, 2020 |

In Argentina, La Nacion reports the biodiesel industry’s idle capacity is around 60%, the highest in the last 10 years. Meanwhile, in the case of bioethanol, demand has fallen by 30%. This situation comes months after the expiration of the law that establishes the obligatory nature of cutting with biofuels from fossil fuels, next May. […]

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Colombia and Argentina see Latin America and Caribbean as potential biodiesel markets

Colombia and Argentina see Latin America and Caribbean as potential biodiesel markets

August 25, 2020 |

In Argentina, Clarin newspaper reports that the heads of the palm, soy and biodiesel producers’ associations in Colombia and Argentina believe Latin America and the Caribbean provide attractive market opportunities for their respective biodiesel sectors. But in order to make those markets viable for exports, there are many policies regarding land, taxes and employment that […]

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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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