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Global rapeseed acreage is increasing

Global rapeseed acreage is increasing

January 10, 2021 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that decreases in area in Ukraine and the EU-27 + UK are expected to be more than offset by increases in other important producer countries in 2021/22 and welcomes the protein plant strategy adopted by the EU and German government. Germany is the main EU country for rapeseed processing, with around […]

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No rapeseed methyl ester means noticeably less rapeseed meal

No rapeseed methyl ester means noticeably less rapeseed meal

January 3, 2021 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the German and European feed markets benefit significantly from the production of rapeseed-based biodiesel fuels and welcomes the protein plant strategy adopted by the EU and German government. Germany is the main EU country for rapeseed processing, with around 9.0 million tons of rapeseed processed in 2019. Rapeseed meal is […]

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Share of rapeseed oil-based biodiesel increased

Share of rapeseed oil-based biodiesel increased

December 27, 2020 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the share of rapeseed oil methyl ester in 2019 rose back to about 0.8 million tons, compared to 0.67 million tons in 2018 and the reason was growing European competition for waste oils and fats resulting from the fact that many EU member states introduced double-counting towards renewable energy targets. […]

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UFOP welcomes Germany’s decision to include biomass-based biofuels at 4.4% from 2026

UFOP welcomes Germany’s decision to include biomass-based biofuels at 4.4% from 2026

December 24, 2020 |

In Germany, after long, controversial negotiations, the German government agreed last Friday on key points for the national implementation of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II). In addition to the gradual increase of the GHG quota to 22 percent in 2030, it includes the setting of the cap for biofuels from cultivated biomass at 4.4 […]

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Vegetable oil price index hit multi-year high, palm oil prices climb for 6th month running

Vegetable oil price index hit multi-year high, palm oil prices climb for 6th month running

December 13, 2020 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that in November, the FAO vegetable oil price index reached its highest level since April 2014. It was driven by firming prices for all main vegetable oils, especially palm oil. FAO’s vegetable oil price index, which illustrates the changes in international prices of the ten most important vegetable oils in world […]

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Scarcity of supply drove rapeseed prices

Scarcity of supply drove rapeseed prices

November 29, 2020 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the rally in rapeseed prices in Paris also reached the German spot market and drove producer prices. For this reason, many farmers marketed their remaining stocks over the past two weeks. Considering the difficult overall environment, the Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen e.V. (UFOP) sees the development of […]

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9.7M tons of CO2 equivalent saved in 2019 through biofuels

9.7M tons of CO2 equivalent saved in 2019 through biofuels

November 22, 2020 |

In Germany, UFOP reports tat the latest Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food (BLE) report demonstrates that sustainably certified biofuels reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 9.7 million tons of CO 2 equivalent in the 2019 reporting year (previous year 9.5 million tons). Following the submission of the report by the Federal Agency for Agriculture and […]

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Biodiesel incorporation rate in diesel fuel increased further

Biodiesel incorporation rate in diesel fuel increased further

November 7, 2020 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the incorporation rate of biodiesel in diesel fuel rose even higher in August. At 9.6 percent, it surpassed the previous 9.1 percent peak seen in May 2020. In August 2020, 282,600 tonnes of biodiesel were used for blending, which was down 2.2 per cent from the previous month. At the […]

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Biodiesel production, policy and quota regulations report published by UFOP

Biodiesel production, policy and quota regulations report published by UFOP

October 18, 2020 |

In Germany, UFOP published a nearly 40-page progress report “Biodiesel & Co. 2019/2020” that provides information on national and international biofuel policy issues, the latest statistics on biodiesel production and current biofuel quota regulations in a variety of EU member states. The report is supplemented by comprehensive statistics on national and international biodiesel production, on […]

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German biodiesel and bioethanol in July amounted to more than 400,000 tons, a record quantity

German biodiesel and bioethanol in July amounted to more than 400,000 tons, a record quantity

October 4, 2020 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that demand for biodiesel was steady to brisk and the use of biodiesel for blending hit a record at 288,800 tonnes in Germany in July 2020. This translates to an increase of around 27 percent on both the previous month and July 2019. Also, the use of bioethanol for blending increased […]

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