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Canadian rapeseed stocks saw slight decline, 4% drop year over year

Canadian rapeseed stocks saw slight decline, 4% drop year over year

February 15, 2020 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the forecasts for Canadian rapeseed and soybean sotcks have been lowered. However, both figures exceed the long-time averages. Statistics Canada recently published an estimate of its grain and oilseed stocks as at the end of the year 2019. The statistics agency put total oilseed stocks at 18.5 million tonnes. This […]

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UFOP calls for sustainable use of crops in European biofuels under Green Deal

UFOP calls for sustainable use of crops in European biofuels under Green Deal

February 12, 2020 |

In Germany, UFOP (Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen e.V.) says the “Green Deal” announced by the European Commission could and should create the necessary “impulse” reliable sales alternatives to stabilize European agricultural revenue. Sustainable biofuels from cultivated biomass need to be a part of the overall strategy toward the decarbonization of the agricultural […]

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Project results confirm development potential of biodiesel from rapeseed oil

Project results confirm development potential of biodiesel from rapeseed oil

February 9, 2020 |

In Germany, UFOP published the “Biodiesel as an integral component of pioneering diesel fuels” report, which examines the segregation and aging processes of three promising, alternative diesel engine fuels – hydrogenated vegetable oils (HVO), polyoxymethylene dimethyl ether (OME) and rapeseed methyl ester (RME). The project results confirm the development potential of RME for biodiesel. In […]

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Small supply of rapeseed pushes producer prices climbing to over $440 (or €398) per ton

Small supply of rapeseed pushes producer prices climbing to over $440 (or €398) per ton

February 1, 2020 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that increasingly tight rapeseed supply has been driving producer prices, especially since November 2019. Ex-farm prices for rapeseed have risen since the beginning of the 2019/20 marketing year and significantly so over the past three months. Climbing EUR 32 per tonne from EUR 366 per tonne as at the beginning of […]

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Record high soybean harvest expected in Brazil

Record high soybean harvest expected in Brazil

January 27, 2020 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that Brazil is set to take the lead among soybean producers anticipating a record harvest in 2019/20, ahead of the US. By contrast, the US has harvested the smallest crop in six years. Global soybean supply in the 2019/20 marketing year is expected to decline 6 per cent compared to the […]

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Vegetable oil price index hits two-year high

Vegetable oil price index hits two-year high

January 18, 2020 |

In Germany, the UFOP reports that firm vegetable oil prices caused the vegetable oil price index of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to rise considerably at the end of 2019. The surge was mainly driven by firm palm oil prices. However, asking prices for soybean, sunflower and rapeseed oil also […]

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Report shows importance of agriculture in production of sustainable food and raw materials

Report shows importance of agriculture in production of sustainable food and raw materials

January 18, 2020 |

In Germany, the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants published a Report on Global Market Supply which indicates the particular importance of agriculture in the production of sustainable foodstuffs and renewable raw materials. Biofuels from cultivated biomass play a leading role when these are being produced according to the legal specifications of […]

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UFOP: Biofuels usage of crop land remains minimal, and beneficial

UFOP: Biofuels usage of crop land remains minimal, and beneficial

January 7, 2020 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that “Only around 5 per cent of global cropland is being direcrted at this time into biofuels production — out of 1.56 billion hectares worldwide. UFOP also noted that “At the same time, biofuels production is in most cases very obviously located in places where there is a surplus of feedstock. […]

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Scarce supply of rapeseed drives rapeseed meal prices

Scarce supply of rapeseed drives rapeseed meal prices

January 5, 2020 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that prospects of a tight rapeseed supply to the market both in the current and upcoming marketing year led to a sharp rise in prices in the run-up to Christmas – not only in the case of the oilseeds, but also of by-products. Oilseed meal prices had surged sharply since November. […]

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Global rapeseed plantings expected to jump 3 percent in 2020/21

Global rapeseed plantings expected to jump 3 percent in 2020/21

December 31, 2019 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that according to the latest information published by the International Grain Council (IGC), the global rapeseed area in 2020/21 will probably be up 3 per cent from the current marketing year to 35.5. million hectares. In the EU-28, Russia and China, the area is expected to increase. More specifically, the EU […]

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