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Feb 26, 2021
German biodiesel exports hit a new high
Biodiesel News
Feb 23, 2021
Agroforestry and research company Investancia has signed a 30-year offtake deal with ECB Group for 300,000 tonnes of ‘reforestation oil’ from the pongamia tree. The Investancia tree propagation and R&D centre, located near Carmelo Peralta, Alto Paraguay, is the world’s largest dedicated elite pongamia tree production site. Its current annual production capacity... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 22, 2021
A leading provider of low carbon biodiesel to the California market hosted a ribbon cutting event for its newly expanded facility in Barrio Logan. New Leaf Biofuel collects used cooking oil from more than 2,000 local area restaurants and converts it into biodiesel - an ecofriendly alternative to petroleum diesel. The new facility more than doubles the output of biofuel,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 19, 2021
The rapeseed harvest in the EU-27 was slightly larger in 2020 than in 2019, according to information published by the EU Commission. It was pegged at 16.1 million tonnes, which translates to a rise of just less than 5% compared to 2019. According to investigations conducted by Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft, the increase was a result of harvest increases in Germany,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 16, 2021
Essential Energy USA Corp has revealed plans to build a new biorefinery in South America for the production of renewable diesel. The company is a leading biofuel producer in South America and, subject to the client’s final investment decision, the biorefinery will produce 200,000 tonnes per year of high-quality renewable diesel from advanced bio-feedstocks. NextChem... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 16, 2021
GoodShipping is collaborating with liner operator Ocean Network Express (ONE) to advance the uptake of biofuel-driven carbon reduction services. In a recent trial with ONE, the 4,803 TEU MOL EXPERIENCE was refuelled with sustainable marine biofuel at the Port of Rotterdam while carrying cargo for GoodShipping. Supplied by GoodShipping’s sister company GoodFuels, the... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 15, 2021
The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) is calling on the National Biofuels Board (NBB) to raise the Coco Methyl Ester (CME) content of biodiesel sold in the domestic market to 5%. The present blend of biodiesel currently in the country consists of 2% CME and 98% regular diesel. “The increase could effectively support our coconut farmers and farmworkers whose livelihoods... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 12, 2021
Brazilian state-controlled company Petroleo Brasileiro, or Petrobras, has concluded the sale of a 50% stake in biodiesel plants’ operator BSBios. Petrobras' wholly-owned unit Petrobras Biocombustivel SA (PBio) shed its entire interest to RP Participacoes em Biocombustiveis SA (RPBio), which already owns the other 50%. The transaction has been valued at €49.3 million.... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 11, 2021
Malaysia will discuss with Indonesia a plan to formulate the best strategy to protect the oil palm industry of both countries for the future. Malaysia’s Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has called for the framework of the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) to be strengthened to protect the common interests of both countries. THE European Union is... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 9, 2021
The US exported a total of 472,889.3 metric tonnes of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of B30 or greater last year. This figure was up from 384,894 metric tonnes in 2019, according to the latest figures released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Exports of biodiesel and blends of B30 or greater totalled 9,088.1 metric tonnes in December. This was a reduction... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 5, 2021
The accounting of biofuels with a high risk of indirect land use change (iLUC) will end in Austria on 1 July. The Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) welcomed the regulation of the Austrian Federal Government, pointing out that the draft law submitted by the German Federal Government at the end of 2020 to implement RED II provides for the exclusion... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 4, 2021
Malaysia will delay the nationwide rollout of its B20 palm oil biodiesel mandate to early next year. The reason behind the move was prioritise an economy that has been battered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the state news agency Bernama reported. The mandate to manufacture biofuel with a 20% palm oil component - known as B20 - for the transport sector was first rolled out... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 29, 2021
Valero Energy has revealed it will proceed with a new 470 million gallon renewable diesel plant at its facility in Port Arthur, Texas. Valero and Darling Ingredients announced in a statement that their joint-venture, Diamond Green Diesel (DGD), has received approval by both boards to move ahead with construction. “The project is moving forward immediately and we fully... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 27, 2021
Work has begun on a $110 million (€90 million) plant that will produce 100 million gallons of renewable diesel per year. CVR Energy has chosen Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlex technology with the production renewable diesel. The work is scheduled to be completed in July this year. The project will convert an existing hydrocracker for the production of low-carbon renewable... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 25, 2021
Honeywell has introduced new technology for the production of renewable diesel fuel. The single-stage UOP Ecofining technology produces higher yields of renewable diesel fuel than other single-stage technologies. The single-stage Ecofining process also provides greater flexibility to expand into a full two-stage Ecofining process. The two-stage designs can process feedstocks... [Read More]


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