Tag: biodiesel

Bolivia gives green light and $2 billion support for GM soy to produce biodiesel

Bolivia gives green light and $2 billion support for GM soy to produce biodiesel

March 21, 2019 |

In Bolivia, Spain’s EFE news agency reports that the government has deregulated the use of GM soy on 250,000 acres as well as $2 billion funding for funding and infrastructure so farmers may grow feedstock in the Santa Cruz region as feedstock for biodiesel production. Droughts and floods have caused more than $168 million in […]

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EU deal allowing Argentine biodiesel imports may risk GMO-free glycerin supplies

EU deal allowing Argentine biodiesel imports may risk GMO-free glycerin supplies

March 19, 2019 |

In the UK, ICIS reports that the European glycerin market is unsure what impacts on the supply of non-GMO glycerin may result from the European Union’s agreement with Argentine to allow price and volume-capped biodiesel imports. With imports returning to the market, European production of biodiesel could drop and impact the availability of glycerin produced […]

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Illinois producing up to 171 million gallons of biodiesel annually

Illinois producing up to 171 million gallons of biodiesel annually

March 18, 2019 |

In Illinois, Illinois is one of the nation’s largest biodiesel-producing states, with five plants producing up to 171 million gallons of biodiesel per year—enough to keep thousands of diesel vehicles on the road. The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff program is a national leader in research and education to help diesel vehicle operators, retailers and […]

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Biodiesel imports almost doubled in 2018

Biodiesel imports almost doubled in 2018

March 17, 2019 |

In Germany, the latest statistics for 2018 imports of biodiesel to Germany show a sharp increase over 2017 imports. UFOP reports that the rise was triggered by overabundant supply of state-subsidized and consequently low-priced biodiesel from Argentina. UFOP fears that a similar development will take place after the EU Commission’s ongoing anti-subsidy proceedings against Indonesia […]

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5% coconut biodiesel proposal to be reviewed by government oversight panel

5% coconut biodiesel proposal to be reviewed by government oversight panel

March 9, 2019 |

In the Philippines, the government’s Congressional Oversight Committee on Biofuels will conduct a hearing on the Department of Agriculture’s proposal to increase the amount of coconut in biodiesel from the current 2% to 5%. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol has been pushing for a higher coconut content in biofuels in order to help improve copra […]

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Biodiesel once again lower priced than agricultural diesel

Biodiesel once again lower priced than agricultural diesel

March 9, 2019 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that at the beginning of March, farmers have to fork out less for biodiesel than for agricultural diesel for the first time in just less than one year, although diesel is cheaper than a year ago. Biodiesel prices first and foremost depend on vegetable oil prices – rapeseed oil in the […]

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Indonesia’s two presidential candidates both push for palm oil-based biodiesel

Indonesia’s two presidential candidates both push for palm oil-based biodiesel

February 23, 2019 |

In Indonesia, both presidential candidates, Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto, pushed for increasing the production and consumption of palm oil in their recent presidential debate. Both the incumbent President and the challenger said that increasing the use of palm oil in biofuels will help the country reach self-sufficiency and rely less on imports for energy […]

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NEXT Renewable Fuels buys 25 acres for renewable diesel project

NEXT Renewable Fuels buys 25 acres for renewable diesel project

February 23, 2019 |

In Oregon, NEXT Renewable Fuels agreed to purchase a 25-acre parcel at the Port of Columbia County’s Port Westward Industrial Park in order to start building their renewable diesel project. NEXT will supply the West Coast with its Advanced Green Diesel, creating emissions savings equal to removing 1 million vehicles from the road. Scheduled to […]

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Liverpool’s giant 90-ton fatberg has a future as biodiesel

Liverpool’s giant 90-ton fatberg has a future as biodiesel

February 21, 2019 |

In the UK, an 84-meter long, 90-metric ton fatberg has been found in the sewers of Liverpool which will be converted into biodiesel after removal and elimination of objects like wet wipes. After failing to remove it with high pressure water guns, it will now have to be removed manually using pickaxes and shovels, an […]

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Louisiana State University researcher optimizing E. coli to produce biodiesel better

Louisiana State University researcher optimizing E. coli to produce biodiesel better

February 21, 2019 |

In Louisiana, a Louisiana State University Mechanical Engineering graduate student Is currently working on genetically engineering and optimizing E. coli bacteria to produce bioproducts, like biodiesel, in a cost-effective manner. The main goal is to create Malonyl-CoA bioproducts, such as biodiesel, plastics, polymers, and pharmaceuticals. Malonyl-CoA is found in bacteria from humans and has important […]

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