Tag: UFOP

UFOP rejects Germany’s reduction of cap for biofuels from cultivated biomass

UFOP rejects Germany’s reduction of cap for biofuels from cultivated biomass

May 8, 2022 |

In Germany, the Federal Environment Ministry’s initiative to reduce the cap on biofuels from cultivated biomass has met with incomprehension from UFOP which rejects any change to the existing regulation. Behind the utilization of rapeseed oil for biodiesel is a production and processing structure that has grown over decades and is now closely networked with […]

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Ukraine is the top supplier of rapeseed to the EU

Ukraine is the top supplier of rapeseed to the EU

March 20, 2022 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the absence of deliveries from the Black Sea region is expected to severely exacerbate the global scarcity of available rapeseed. The running crop year is characterized by tight supply already. The war in Ukraine is having an increasing impact on world trade, as Ukraine is one of the largest suppliers […]

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Foreign trade in biodiesel declines

Foreign trade in biodiesel declines

March 6, 2022 |

In Germany, the UFOP reports that compared to the record levels shown in the quota year 2020, foreign trade in biodiesel declined only slightly in 2021. In both years, the export surplus was around 1 million tons. According to the UFOP, increases in exports were not to be expected in 2020, because the cap on […]

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Soybean record crop in Brazil presumably smaller than expected

Soybean record crop in Brazil presumably smaller than expected

February 13, 2022 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that Brazil and Argentina are set to maintain their shares in the global soybean market this crop year. The soybean harvests both in Argentina and in Brazil are expected to be larger, although poor growing conditions dampen prospects of a bumper crop. Brazil, the US and Argentina are the main soybean […]

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Only 7 percent of global crops is used for biofuels production

Only 7 percent of global crops is used for biofuels production

January 23, 2022 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that in 2020, 1.4 milliards ha of crops such as grain, oilseeds, protein, sugar and fibre plants, fruits, vegetables, nuts and others were grown worldwide. Most of this produce is used as food. Only around 7 percent go into biofuels production. Biofuel production is mostly located in countries where there is […]

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Proportion of bio-components in diesel at a record high in 2020

Proportion of bio-components in diesel at a record high in 2020

January 16, 2022 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that at around 3.45 million tons, the quantity of biofuel added to diesel in quota year 2020 was approximately 1 million tons higher than the previous record value from 2019. For 2021, UFOP is expecting around 2.6 million tonnes in sales of biodiesel/HVO. The reason for this lower demand is the […]

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Record year of oilseed production

Record year of oilseed production

January 9, 2022 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that according to current USDA estimates, global production of oilseeds in the crop year 2021/22 is set to hit a peak of around 627.6 million tons, which would be up around 4 percent year-on-year. After recent expectations of an output of 628 million tons, the current forecast is slightly more cautious. […]

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Global vegetable oil production set to reach new record highs in 2021/22

Global vegetable oil production set to reach new record highs in 2021/22

November 20, 2021 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that global production of vegetable oils continues to increase in the 2021/22 crop year to reach new record highs. An expected decline in rapeseed oil output can be more than offset by production increases in palm, sunflower and soybean oil. According to the recent USDA outlook, 2021/22 global production of vegetable […]

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Percentage of biodiesel contained in diesel fuel reached annual high

Percentage of biodiesel contained in diesel fuel reached annual high

November 7, 2021 |

In Germany, UFOP reports the percentage of biodiesel contained in diesel fuels rose to 8.3% in August, the highest level in ten months. In August 2021, 266,710 tonnes of biodiesel were used for blending, which was up 15 per cent on the previous month. Since at the same time, consumption of diesel increased only 2 […]

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German biodiesel blending hits 10 month high in August at 8.3%

German biodiesel blending hits 10 month high in August at 8.3%

November 4, 2021 |

In Germany, the percentage of biodiesel contained in diesel fuels rose to 8.3 per cent in August, the highest level in ten months. In August 2021, 266,710 metric tons of biodiesel were used for blending, which was up 15 per cent on the previous month. Since at the same time, consumption of diesel increased only 2 per […]

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