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News Category: Biodiesel News
Jun 5, 2018
Eni biorefinery begins collecting UCO from its employees
BIODIESEL NEWS
Jun 4, 2018
Total’s La Mede biodiesel refinery is facing controversy, with France’s largest farmer’s union calling for a nationwide blockade of oil refineries in response to the facility’s intention to use imported palm oil. Last week the French government allowed limited use of palm oil feedstock at the oil... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jun 4, 2018
Polls sponsored by the US National Biodiesel Board show that voters in three Midwestern states think it is important that President Donald Trump keeps his campaign promise to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard. While campaigning to be president, Trump told the January 2016 Iowa Renewable Fuels... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
May 30, 2018
Reuters is reporting that the Argentinian government is to raise biodiesel export tax from 8% to 15%. The measure takes effect from July 1. In April this year, The US International Trade Commission published a ruling that found Argentinian and Indonesian biodiesel was being... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
May 29, 2018
Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) has approved a project to produce designs for a modular biodiesel plant. BIC is a not-for-profit business accelerator based in Ontario, Canada and hopes the new plant will lower construction costs and improve quality.  Its Centre for Commercialization of Sustainable Chemistry Innovation... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
May 25, 2018
Neste, a producer of renewable fuels from waste and residues, has entered into an agreement for sole control and 51% of the shares of IH Demeter. The current owners shall remain as co-owners. The transaction is awaiting regulatory approval. “This is an important step for Neste in... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
May 24, 2018
Reuters is reporting that Indonesia is planning increase its biodiesel mandate from its current rate of 20% to 25% from 2019. The move is meant to increase palm oil consumption and cut fuel imports. According to 2015 legislation, Indonesia is to increase its biofuel mandate... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
May 11, 2018
The company says that it has more than doubled capacity at its flagship plant. May 10, Renewable Energy Group (REG) announced the completion of upgrades to its Ralston, Iowa biorefinery, increasing the production capacity from twelve million gallons (54.5 million litres) to thirty million gallons (136 million... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Apr 26, 2018
The new pre-treatment unit passes first production tests required to supply BP Singapore under a three-year feedstock supply agreement.   Aemetis announced 25 April that its subsidiary Universal Biofuels has completed the production of high quality, distilled biodiesel from lower quality, high free fatty acid (FFA) waste feedstock... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Apr 13, 2018
The US National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has submitted a Freedom of Information Act Request in a bid to shed light on small refiner exemptions requested and issued under the Renewable Fuel Standard. In recent months the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has relieved two struggling oil refiners... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Apr 10, 2018
German renewable fuel producer Natural Energy West is to reduce its biodiesel output by 50%. According to Reuters, the company is making the cuts in response to surging biodiesel imports from Indonesia and Argentina to the EU. Reuters reports that the company will cut output ‘immediately... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Apr 3, 2018
The International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted that unfairly dumped biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia have unfairly harmed US industry. ITC voted 4 – 0 in favour of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Fair Trade Coalition’s position that the industry has suffered because of the imports.... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Mar 23, 2018
The US National Biodiesel Board has expressed its disappointment at the news Congress hasn’t renewed the biodiesel tax credit. On 22 March, Congress passed a $1.3 trillion spending package to fund the federal government until September and prevent another shutdown. NBB campaigned for a renewed biodiesel tax... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Mar 23, 2018
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has announced that its biodiesel facility in Mainz is to temporarily cease production. A representative for the company told Biofuels International over email that production was planned to come to a halt at the end of March, ‘once all sales have been... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Mar 22, 2018
The EU has removed anti-dumping duties on biodiesel imports from Indonesia, according to Reuters. It’s the latest development in what has been a long running controversy. Back in 2013, the European Union set import duties on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, claiming that both nations were... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Mar 21, 2018
Enerkem has produced a new high-performance biofuel that it claims could improve the octane rating of fuels sold on the market as well as reduce their carbon footprint. The innovation has been achieved in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in the US. The Canadian... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Mar 20, 2018
Advanced biofuel producer World Energy has completed the purchase of a number of assets from Delek US Holdings. These include Delek’s interests in renewable jet and diesel producer AltAir Paramount. World Energy has also acquired the Paramount Petroleum Refinery and adjacent tank farm from Delek, as well... [Read More]