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Jan 15, 2021
Indonesian state company trials palm oil biodiesel and jet fuel
Bioethanol News
Jan 15, 2021
US ethanol producers have lost $3.8 billion (€3.1 billion) since the start of the pandemic up to November last year, according to the Renewable Fuels Association. With COVID-19 cases on the rise again, consumption of ethanol-blended petrol is rapidly falling again, threatening to derail the economic recovery in the ethanol industry. In response to reduced travel and... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 14, 2021
Soybean meal prices have strengthened recently leading to a rise in prices in the German spot market. Prices for rapeseed meal and especially GMO-free soybean meal increased significantly in the second half of the year 2020. At the beginning of the crop year in July 2020, GMO-free soybean meal with 48% crude protein was worth €456 per tonne. Six months later, it... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 11, 2021
Prices in the German rapeseed market climbed significantly, but sales remained at a low level. Most oil mills were stocked up well, with warehouses filled and supplies for the coming weeks secured. There were only occasional rapeseed purchases to meet short time shortages. At the same time, interest in selling was restrained, although prices were at a high level. The... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 8, 2021
Malaysia will delay the national rollout of its B20 palm oil biodiesel mandate to next year to prioritise an economy recovery that has suffered in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The mandate to manufacture biofuel with a 20% palm oil component - known as B20 - for the transport sector was first rolled out in January last year, and was set to be fully implemented across... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 6, 2021
US production of biodiesel was 160 million gallons in October 2020, according to new figures from the US Energy Information Service. Biodiesel production during October last year was 1 million gallons higher than production in September – the month before. Biodiesel production from the Midwest region, the Petroleum Administration for Defence District 2, accounted... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 6, 2021
The global area planted to rapeseed is likely to reach 35.6 million hectares in the 2021/22 crop year, according to recent information published by the International Grain Council (IGC). This equated to a 1.4% increase on the current crop year with Canada is expected to see the biggest rise in area. According to the latest data, the country can produce rapeseed on... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 6, 2021
Argentina's Energy Secretariat said it has authorised a gradual 91% increase in biodiesel prices and 56% in the price for ethanol for oil refiners to mix into diesel and petroleum over the next few months. This is the first hike since October. The hikes are already raising pump prices, a key source of revenue for investment in the oil sector. The price of biodiesel,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 5, 2021
Volkswagen Group Logistics is to use certified fuel from vegetable residues for certain new car shipments via marine routes. Supplied by Netherlands-based GoodFuels, the fuel is produced from materials such as used oil from restaurants and the food industry. The first of two chartered in car carriers, the Patara, owned by Depth RoRo, was refuelled for the first time... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 24, 2020
Downey Ridge Environmental Company, developer of Greasezilla, confirmed new installations will be completed in the next three months with at least 10 additional systems anticipated before the end of 2021. Chicago, New Orleans, Austin and Jacksonville will have the first Greasezilla systems to come online building upon the momentum of the company’s 2020 growth. Initially... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 23, 2020
The level of vegetable oils blended with diesel to make a greener fuel in Brazil continues to increase on an annual basis. Soybean oil is the main vegetable oil component of biodiesel in the South American country. The percentage of soybean oil allowed in biodiesel is capped at 80% with the remaining 20% set aside for other vegetable oils or animal fats. The Brazilian... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 22, 2020
Indonesia, the world's top palm oil maker, may lower its palm oil biofuel allocation over the next 12 months as the government adopts a more cautious fuel consumption outlook next year. This is according to an official at the National Energy Council, as reported by Reuters. The energy ministry may lower the allocation of fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) made from palm... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 14, 2020
Bentley Motors is to run its in-house logistics on 100% renewable fuels. This follows the installation of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) fuelling facilities at its site in Crewe. All of Bentley’s in-house logistics now run on green fuels or electricity. A 34,000 litre Green D+ HVO tank and pump now fuels 10 HGV logistics trucks that transfer parts between Bentley’s... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 11, 2020
EWABA has welcomed the EU Commission’s adoption of the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy. This document puts forward the Commission’s ambitious vision to decarbonise the transport sector as new legislative laws come into force in the coming year including RED II. The European Waste-to-Advanced Biofuels Association welcomed the Commission’s unequivocal call... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 9, 2020
Six US associations have challenged the Environment Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to exempt 31 small refineries from their obligations to comply with the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2018. Growth Energy, Renewable Fuels Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Biodiesel Board, American Coalition for Ethanol and the National Farmers Union, collectively... [Read More]


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