Tag: B2

Paraguay to launch B2 mandate on January 1

Paraguay to launch B2 mandate on January 1

December 26, 2018 |

In Paraguay, local press reports that biodiesel blending of 2% will be mandatory as of January 1 in an effort to try to promote a local industry. Already ethanol is blended at between 25% and 27%, depending on the octane level of the fuel. Fueling stations in the country worked together with local stakeholders to […]

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New York state proposal for B2 heating oil blending passes committee

New York state proposal for B2 heating oil blending passes committee

March 19, 2015 |

In New York state, a proposal to include 2% biodiesel in all heating oil across the state has passed the state Assembly’s Committee on Environmental Conservation. The bill also includes tax breaks for producers. The API is against the proposal, saying it may boost heating oil prices, while a range of NGOs and farmer groups […]

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Taiwan phases out B2 mandate over microbe challenges

Taiwan phases out B2 mandate over microbe challenges

May 5, 2014 |

In Taiwan, the country will phase out its B2 mandate over the next three months after the policy failed. The low sulfur level in diesel fuels mixed with the country’s humid weather led to microbes clogging fuel tanks. In October 2013 alone, 100 motorists complained about the clogged fuel tanks. The 2% biodiesel content was […]

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Ontario implements B2 on way to B4 for 2017

Ontario implements B2 on way to B4 for 2017

April 8, 2014 |

In Canada, Ontario has implemented its B2 blending mandate as of April 1, with the plan set to raise the mandate to B3 on Jan. 1, 2016 and B4 on Jan. 1, 2017. Biofuels to be blended with diesel must have a 30% GHG reduction this year, gradually rising to 50% and then 70% by […]

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South Africa still working its way through B2 policy options

South Africa still working its way through B2 policy options

February 6, 2014 |

In South Africa, the comment period for the country’s proposed biofuel policy ends of Feb. 10 with plenty saying the proposal is both too strict and not strict enough. A B2 is proposed with a levy expected for the fuel during 20 years to ensure a 15% ROI for producers. Soybean and grain sorghum are […]

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Ontario Biodiesel Association opens its doors to promote B2 and industry

Ontario Biodiesel Association opens its doors to promote B2 and industry

January 29, 2014 |

In Canada, Methes Energies Canada Inc., Great Lakes Biodiesel and Noroxel Energy Ltd. have teamed to create the Ontario Biodiesel Association in an effort to better represent their policy interests at both provincial and national levels. Between the three, they have invested $80 million in biodiesel production in the province. The association is promoting implementation […]

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Canada pulling back from biofuels after rural development push fails

Canada pulling back from biofuels after rural development push fails

July 29, 2013 |

In Canada, financial and policy support for biofuels are set to wane after farmers failed to invest in their production other than at a small-scale. The country has an E5 and a B2 policy, none of which can be met without imports from the US. The mandate has succeeded in increasing grain prices for farmers […]

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Canada to enforce B2 biodiesel mandate as of July 1

Canada to enforce B2 biodiesel mandate as of July 1

[ 0 ] February 11, 2011 |

In Canada, the Harper Government announced that it is moving forward with the requirement for an average 2 per cent renewable content in diesel fuel and heating oil. The Government’s press release stated that when fully implemented, the Strategy’s two regulatory requirements combined with provincial regulations will ensure a total volume of renewable fuel that will […]

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South Korea's voluntary blending of B2 biodiesel to become mandatory in 2012

South Korea's voluntary blending of B2 biodiesel to become mandatory in 2012

[ 0 ] December 30, 2010 |

In South Korea, Reuters reports that the Government announced on 12/29 that the current voluntary blending of B2 biodiesel would become mandatory as of 2012.  A statement released by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy noted, “We are introducing a required bio-diesel mix rate system from 2012, as tax benefits on bio-diesel will expire by the […]

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