Tag: biodiesel

Aemetis India Plant Awarded Large Biodiesel Supply Contract in Mining Sector

Aemetis India Plant Awarded Large Biodiesel Supply Contract in Mining Sector

May 26, 2019 |

In California, Aemetis, Inc.’s Universal Biofuels India subsidiary was awarded a large ongoing supply contract for distilled biodiesel by a multi-site mining company for use in dump trucks and other heavy diesel equipment at mines in Southern and Central India. Shipments have already begun to the mining customer under the supply agreement and will be […]

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Greenergy pulled out of FOG waste biodiesel project in February

Greenergy pulled out of FOG waste biodiesel project in February

May 22, 2019 |

In the UK, local press reports that Greenergy pulled out of a 2011 JV with to produce biodiesel with Brocklesby from waste fats and oils back in February, well before the recent investigation into biodiesel price fixing. In April, the writing was already on the wall for the facility that had more than GBP2.6 million […]

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Thirteen trade groups ask Congress to extend biodiesel tax incentive

Thirteen trade groups ask Congress to extend biodiesel tax incentive

May 22, 2019 |

In Washington, thirteen trade groups representing farmers, rural lenders, crop and biobased oil producers, and biodiesel producers wrote leaders of the House of Representatives and Senate, asking them to take action on bipartisan legislation to extend the biodiesel tax incentive. “America’s farmers and rural communities are facing a mounting economic threat. With your leadership, Congress […]

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Indonesia looks to use Pertamina’s storage for biodiesel to reduce costs

Indonesia looks to use Pertamina’s storage for biodiesel to reduce costs

May 21, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post newspaper reports that the energy ministry is looking at potentially using Pertamina’s storage tanks to store biodiesel in an attempt to reduce infrastructure costs for the fuel and its mandated B20 blend. Already the ministry has begun inspections on eight storage facilities to ensure appropriate specifications, handling, safety and other […]

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Argentina trying to push US to end anti-dumping tariffs faster

Argentina trying to push US to end anti-dumping tariffs faster

May 20, 2019 |

In Argentina, Reuters reports that the government is pushing the US to hurry up its process reviewing whether or not Argentine biodiesel negatively impacts the US’s domestic biodiesel industry so biodiesel exports can resume as quickly as possible. Before tariffs were imposed, biodiesel accounted for about a quarter of the US’s imports from Argentina. The […]

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Using dairy wastewater as algae feedstock for biodiesel production

Using dairy wastewater as algae feedstock for biodiesel production

May 19, 2019 |

In India, in their attempts to find a low cost and eco-friendly process for production of biodiesel from biowaste, researchers at Shoolini University’s School of Biotechnology are working on biodiesel derived from a microalgae species, Chlorella pyrenoidosa utilizing dairy wastewater as natural feedstock for the algae. Shoolini University, Dean of Research & Development, Dr. Sourabh […]

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First no-harm test for biodiesel flow improvers

First no-harm test for biodiesel flow improvers

May 19, 2019 |

In Germany, the Association Quality Management Biodiesel (AGQM) launched the new no-harm test for flow improvers for use in fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) as fuel component. In cooperation with the mineral oil and additive industry, AGQM has developed a test procedure to ensure the interaction-free additivation of biodiesel with flow improvers (BDFI). Registrations for […]

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UK’s Serious Fraud Office teams with Netherlands to investigate Greenergy on biodiesel trading

UK’s Serious Fraud Office teams with Netherlands to investigate Greenergy on biodiesel trading

May 16, 2019 |

In the UK, the Serious Fraud Office confirmed that it has opened a joint investigation with the Dutch authorities concerning certain aspects of biodiesel trading at Greenergy and various third parties. Searches were conducted on April 30 at five sites across the UK and additional sites in the Netherlands and Belgium. Four individuals have been […]

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NGO applauds Norway for cutting palm oil biodiesel consumption 70% in 2018

NGO applauds Norway for cutting palm oil biodiesel consumption 70% in 2018

May 13, 2019 |

In Norway, the country’s consumption of palm oil biodiesel saw a 70 percent drop from 2017 to 2018. “A big win for rainforests and the climate. Now the rest of Europe must follow suit”, says Rainforest Foundation Norway. In 2017, Norway consumed 317 million liters of biodiesel based on palm oil, corresponding to around 10 […]

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EU project to partly fund Norwegian ferry operator’s trial switch to hydrogen from biodiesel

EU project to partly fund Norwegian ferry operator’s trial switch to hydrogen from biodiesel

May 13, 2019 |

In Norway, The European innovation project FLAGSHIPS has been awarded 5 Million Euros from the EU to support deploying two commercially operated zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell vessels in France and Norway. The FLAGSHIPS project contributes in building two new build vessels, one in Lyon, France and one in Stavanger, Norway. In Lyon, a hydrogen push-boat […]

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