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Brazil to blend 11% biodiesel from September following motor test delays

Brazil to blend 11% biodiesel from September following motor test delays

August 7, 2019 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that the country’s fuel regulator the ANP has approved an increase in biodiesel blending of 11% as of September 1 from the current 10% while also allowing fuel retailers to offer up to 15% blends. The B11 mandates was meant to come into effect on June 1 but motor tests for […]

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Diesel importers fined for not complying with biofuel requirement

Diesel importers fined for not complying with biofuel requirement

February 3, 2018 |

In Portugal, five petrol station operators are charged with not adding the required amount of biofuel required by law to the diesel they import from Spain. When diesel reaches Portugal from Spain, it sometimes has biofuel already in it, but not enough to meet the legally required 7.5% by Portugal. The importers who have not […]

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European refiners may blend more ethanol thanks to low prices

European refiners may blend more ethanol thanks to low prices

November 27, 2013 |

In Europe, while the future of the trading bloc’s biofuel mandate hangs in the balance, refiners may choose to boost the amount of ethanol blended in gasoline thanks to a $1.08 per cubic meter premium due to nearly 40-month lows for ethanol prices. Gasoline prices in Germany have hit a five-week high, so adding more […]

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Malaysia expends mandatory biodiesel blend to southern region

Malaysia expends mandatory biodiesel blend to southern region

July 24, 2013 |

In Malaysia, YB Dato Sri Douglas Uggah Embas, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities launched the biodiesel program for the Southern Region at Shell Port Garage petrol station, in Pasir Gudang, Johor. The Southern Region is the second area in mandatory use of palm biodiesel for the subsidized sector. This program was first launched in […]

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Philippines raises biofuel blend mandate to 5%

Philippines raises biofuel blend mandate to 5%

July 15, 2013 |

In the Philippines, the mandated biofuels blend will be raised to 5% from 2% after an announcement from the National Biofuels Board. Not only will the heightened blend requirements strengthen the country’s coconut industry as well as lowering air pollution, but the government will save billions of pesos because of petroleum import substitution, asserted Agriculture […]

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Vietnam ethanol industry in trouble ahead of 2014 blend

Vietnam ethanol industry in trouble ahead of 2014 blend

July 1, 2013 |

In Vietnam, high production costs, poor export prices and fluctuating cassava prices have meant that PetroVientam’s ethanol plants in Binh Phuoc, Quang Ngai and Phu Tho have only been producing intermittently. Their 300 million liters of combined production are meant to supply the domestic E5 blend but that won’t come online until 2014.

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