Tag: biodiesel

Malaysia expects to ship certified palm oil biodiesel to EU in 2020

Malaysia expects to ship certified palm oil biodiesel to EU in 2020

September 18, 2019 |

In Malaysia, the New Straits Times newspaper reports that despite the ongoing trade dispute in Europe with southeast Asian trading partners over the sustainability and therefore market reception of palm oil, Malaysia expects to export palm oil certified by its national sustainability certification scheme to Europe in 2020. The government is aiming for 100% of […]

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EIA launches new biodiesel production capacity report

EIA launches new biodiesel production capacity report

September 16, 2019 |

In Washington, on September 13, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its first annual U.S. Biodiesel Plant Production Capacity Report. The report includes the total biodiesel production capacity for all operating plants in both million gallons per year (gal/y) and barrels per day (b/d) as of January 1, 2019. The names of the reporting […]

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Small EU harvest drives rapeseed prices

Small EU harvest drives rapeseed prices

September 15, 2019 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that whereas the small harvests in the EU and buoyant RME demand from the biodiesel industry sent rapeseed prices in Paris rising, US soybean prices were guided by mixed stimuli. Paris rapeseed prices have been on a steady rise since the beginning of March 2019. Reaching EUR 351.50 per tonne – […]

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Argentina raises biodiesel prices 6.6% during fuel price freeze

Argentina raises biodiesel prices 6.6% during fuel price freeze

September 12, 2019 |

In Argentina, Platts reports that the government has increased biodiesel prices 6.6% to $8,274/mt retroactive to September 1 on the back of calls by the biodiesel industry that production was being hit due to low prices, especially small and medium enterprises, but the current price freeze on diesel keeps retailers from passing on the price […]

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Indonesia boosts biodiesel allocation due to expected increased diesel demand

Indonesia boosts biodiesel allocation due to expected increased diesel demand

September 12, 2019 |

In Indonesia, with an eye on increased demand for diesel in December, Reuters reports that the government has increased its biodiesel allocation for mandatory blending to 6.63 billion liters from the prior 6.19 billion liters. The country has been pushing hard to boost its biodiesel mandate, currently at 20%, to 30% in 2020 with a […]

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Trondheim backs MAN for biodiesel and biogas buses

Trondheim backs MAN for biodiesel and biogas buses

September 11, 2019 |

In Norway, MAN Truck & Bus delivered 105 city buses to Vy Buss AS and another 84 vehicles to Tide Buss AS to Trondheim, most of which run on biodiesel or biogas. The solobuses are 12 meters long and feature an E2876 LUH Euro 6 gas engine. In terms of fuel, drivers can use both […]

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German biodiesel exports rose sharply to 1.14 million tons

German biodiesel exports rose sharply to 1.14 million tons

September 7, 2019 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that German biodiesel exports rose sharply in the first half of 2019 compared to 2018. The majority of exports went to other EU countries and Great Britain saw the largest relative increase. The Netherlands is the primary country of destination and by far the most important trading platform in Europe. In […]

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Palm oil biofuel safe for cars and has lower emissions according to Indonesian road test

Palm oil biofuel safe for cars and has lower emissions according to Indonesian road test

September 7, 2019 |

In Indonesia, Bloomberg reports that the government conducted the world’s longest road test using diesel blended with 30% palm oil, and the results showed that the biofuel is safe for cars. The test also showed that the SUVs fueled by 30% palm biofuel and 70% gasoil are more efficient and have lower emissions compared with […]

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EU pushes back against Indonesia’s threats to increase dairy duties in retaliation over biodiesel anti-dumping duties

EU pushes back against Indonesia’s threats to increase dairy duties in retaliation over biodiesel anti-dumping duties

September 5, 2019 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that the European Union’s head of trade for Indonesia has pushed back at the Asian country’s threats to increase duties against European dairy products in an attempted quid-pro-quo for the European Union’s anti-dumping duties added to Indonesian biodiesel imports last month. The EU official said the World Trade Organization absolutely prohibits […]

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New Malaysian palm oil industrial cluster port to make biodiesel production cheaper

New Malaysian palm oil industrial cluster port to make biodiesel production cheaper

August 29, 2019 |

In Malaysia, the New Straits Times newspaper reports that the new palm oil industrial cluster port in Lahad Datu has successfully offloaded its first 1,500 metric ton shipment of methanol for a nearby biodiesel producer. Genting Group, who produces 300,000 tons of biodiesel annually in the area nearby says that bringing in methanol by ship […]

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