Tag: B15

Brazil mandate to remain at B10 through March but jump to B15 from April 1

Brazil mandate to remain at B10 through March but jump to B15 from April 1

November 24, 2022 |

In Brazil, Reuters reported the ministry of mines and energy confirmed biodiesel blending will increase to 15% starting on April 1, but it will remain at 10% until then. To achieve the higher mandate, soybean demand is estimated at 30 million metric tons for 2023. Any technological route for the biodiesel production in permitted in […]

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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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Brazil looks to blend B15 by 2023

Brazil looks to blend B15 by 2023

October 31, 2018 |

In Brazil, the National Council for Energy Policies has proposed boosting the country’s biodiesel blend to 15% by 2023, increasing gradually by 1% annually from the current 10% beginning in June 2019. The additional 5% blending would increase biodiesel demand by 85% between 2018 and 2023 leading to production of 10 billion liters from the […]

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Venice to trial B15 in waterbuses

Venice to trial B15 in waterbuses

March 13, 2018 |

In Italy, Venice will begin a seven-month trial in April using 15% blending of used cooking oil-based biodiesel in its waterbuses that travel the city’s famous canals. Eni will be supplying it’s Eni Diesel+ fuel in part produced from UCO collected in Venice by local utility Veritas, which is responsible for collecting and processing waste […]

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India aiming for E22.5 and B15 with new non-conventional feedstocks policy

India aiming for E22.5 and B15 with new non-conventional feedstocks policy

July 5, 2016 |

In India, the government is preparing to release its new policy to support biofuel production from non-conventional feedstocks in an effort to boost ethanol blending above 22% and biodiesel to 15%.  Anticipated feedstocks include bamboo, rice straw, wheat straw and cotton straw whereas ethanol is currently produced from molasses. Already the government announced in December […]

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Indonesian palm oil exports could fall to 25 million tons in 2016 thanks to B15

Indonesian palm oil exports could fall to 25 million tons in 2016 thanks to B15

November 19, 2015 |

In Indonesia, the national palm agency expects exports to fall by as much as 2.5 million metric tons next year as a result of levies on exports that are funding higher biodiesel blends as well as increased demand from the supplies required to achieve the B15 mandate. In addition to the increased demand, production is […]

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Indonesia testing B20 in vehicle trial

Indonesia testing B20 in vehicle trial

October 20, 2015 |

In Indonesia, the government has begun road tests on B20 in advance of a further ramp up to the higher blend, not long after implementing B15 at the pump. The government also wants to see the national electricity supplier blend 30% biodiesel for power generation. The seven vehicles participating in the trial left Jakarta on […]

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Indonesia to begin paying subsidies from levy to support B15

Indonesia to begin paying subsidies from levy to support B15

September 8, 2015 |

In Indonesia, with more than $70 million collected to date, the Indonesian Oil Palm Estate Fund is preparing for its first disbursement of funds. Pertamina bought 10 million liters of biodiesel as of Aug. 31 to supply the B15 mandate, so the fund will pay it 18 cents per liter from the fund. The company […]

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Automobile manufacturers concerned about Indonesia’s B15 and B20 plans

Automobile manufacturers concerned about Indonesia’s B15 and B20 plans

April 16, 2015 |

In Indonesia, the automobile manufacturers association is concerned about the government’s move to boost biodiesel blending, saying that some models can run on as much as 20% biodiesel but others can’t handle higher blends. Last month the government approved B15 from the then-B10 with its eyes on B20 soon. One manufacturer told state-owned oil company […]

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Indonesia gets creative on supporting palm oil producers with B15 policy

Indonesia gets creative on supporting palm oil producers with B15 policy

March 16, 2015 |

In Indonesia, the government is again coming to the rescue of the palm oil industry by potentially introducing tax breaks for producers, allowing it to offset the budgetary requirements that would be needed by a new 15% biodiesel blend proposed last week, up from the current 10%. The 2015 budget won’t reach to covering the […]

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