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Sep 19, 2018
Brazil pushes for 15% biodiesel under Paris Agreement
BIODIESEL NEWS
Sep 18, 2018
Wilmar International has said that the implementation of the biodiesel programme in Indonesia has proven that there should be no concern that the use of biodiesel will affect vehicle engines.   After concerns were raised by Malaysian hauliers and automotive manufacturers on the implementation of the biodiesel... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Sep 17, 2018
In an official statement, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) claims that Indonesia’s expansion of 20% biodiesel fuel (B20) has reached 80% of its target. The expansion involves the mandatory use of B20 as part of an effort to reduce the export of crude oil,... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Sep 10, 2018
Korean companies, Hyundai and LG are to construct biodiesel factories in response to the government’s effort to expand the domestic use of the fuel through its mandatory 20% blended biodiesel (B20) policy.  Antara News Agency reported that, West Kalimantan Governor, Sutarmidji, said that they “welcome... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Aug 29, 2018
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced up to AUD$500,000 (€311,719) in funding will be awarded to Boral Timber to investigate the feasibility of building a biorefinery capable of producing biodiesel from sawmill residues. If the facility at Boral Timber’s Hardwood Sawmill at Herons... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Aug 17, 2018
The US National Biodiesel Board has reiterated the industry’s strong support for the passage of a new Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (commonly known as the Farm Bill) that includes funding for programmes that support biodiesel, in a letter to the Conference Committee working to finalise... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Aug 15, 2018
Major waste-based biofuel producer Argent Energy has announced the appointment of Erik Rietkerk as the company's new CEO. Rietkerk takes over leadership of the company from Jim Walker, the former managing director. Rietkerk has joined Argent from Amsterdam Commodities, a listed trading company in the Netherlands. According... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Aug 9, 2018
US biofuel producer Hero BX is aiming to drastically boost the capacity of a shutdown biodiesel facility it recently purchased in South Roxana, Illinois.   As reported by Biodiesel Magazine, the acquisition of the 12MGY facility was made in an auction held by Maas Companies,... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Aug 8, 2018
Major US biodiesel producer Renewable Energy Group has published its financial results for the second quarter 2018. The figures cover the quarter ended 30 June, and they reveal a dramatic year on year improvement for the company. Net income per diluted share was $33 million over the period,... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Aug 1, 2018
The Indonesian government is planning to make the use of biodiesel blended fuels compulsory for all vehicles and heavy machinery from 1 September, according to Reuters. According to the wire service, Indonesia’s Renewable Energy Director General Rida Mulyana announced the government’s ambitious aim on 1 August. Indonesia’s president,... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jul 31, 2018
The US National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has filled an opening brief in its lawsuit objecting to EPA’s methodology for establishing the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS). Significantly, NBB’s brief is the first to hit US courts arguing that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must account for... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jul 25, 2018
French biodiesel producer Avril’s plants are running at full capacity for the first time since June, according to Reuters. However, the company’s CEO says it could soon be pushed back to part-time operation due to Argentine imports. The boost in production is explained by strong oil... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jul 25, 2018
Argent Energy has taken over the biodiesel production assets of Biodiesel Amsterdam, as well as associated tank storage and tank cleaning facilities. The deal comes as part of a broader acquisition by biofuel producer Argent Energy’s parent company, the conglomerate John Swire & Sons. Alongside Dutch investment... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jul 18, 2018
The US National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and its members have asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to raise volumes in the Renewable Fuel Standard. Testifying at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Public Hearing for Proposed Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) for 2019 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jul 11, 2018
More than $38 million in industrial revenue bonds has been approved to help fund Cargill’s new biodiesel plant in Wichita, Kansas, according to the Wichita Eagle. Currently, Cargill has a soybean processing plant, grain elevator and rail bulk loadout operation at the Wichita site. The site... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jul 4, 2018
A recent survey among vehicle manufacturers shows that the widespread use of biodiesel in the commercial vehicle sector is ‘technically possible’, according to the Association Quality Management Biodiesel (AGQM). AGQM, along with the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) and the Association of... [Read More]