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News Category: Biodiesel News
Nov 28, 2018
US biodiesel tax incentive set for extension
BIODIESEL NEWS
Nov 27, 2018
Reuters reports that on the 26th of November Malaysia announced that it intends to start phasing in a higher biodiesel mandate starting from next month. The new rule will be officially put into place from February 2019 as the country hopes that this will bolster palm... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Nov 27, 2018
Glycerol waste from the biodiesel production process could be ‘simply’ converted into a clean burning sustainable fuel, according to new research from scientists at the University of Miskolc, Hungary, and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. Specifically, the researchers have investigated using... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Nov 20, 2018
Biodiesel and renewable diesel net supply to California has increased since the launch of the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) in 2011, according to the latest statistics from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). The quarterly net supply of renewable diesel for Q2 2018 was approximately... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Nov 12, 2018
After deciding to review its tariffs on Argentine biodiesel, the US may be changing the ‘poor’ fortune of exporters whose shipments from South American countries have been extremely low. According to Reuters the US Department of Commerce announced that there was “just cause” to review the taxes... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Nov 9, 2018
The European Union’s ‘largest’ biodiesel producer Avril has launched France’s first biodiesel-only fuel, according to Reuters. Biodiesel is usually a blend mixed with fossil fuels but Avril claims that the ‘pure’ product, named Oleo 100, is less polluting and is built from French renewable crops. According... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Nov 7, 2018
On Tuesday a Brazilian association of biodiesel producers called Ubrabio, presented a proposal for the government to retain 10% of soybean export earnings. According to Reuters, Ubrabio states that the programme is to help the local soybean crushing industry. In order to help boost the sales of... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Oct 31, 2018
Reuters has reported that French oil & gas firm Total has chosen to delay its planned biodiesel refinery, named La Mede, until the first quarter of 2019. The news agency cites the company’s chief financial officer. The refinery is estimated to have a capacity of 500,000 tonnes of... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Oct 29, 2018
Researchers in Iran have developed a process to produce biodiesel out of chicken fat. The research intends to reduce the cost of biodiesel production as it is typically quite high. According to the Iran Front Page, Iranian researchers have carried out nanocatalysis-based synthesis that makes... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Oct 19, 2018
For the last few months the European biodiesel industry has insisted that the European Commission enforce the implementation of provisional countervailing import duties on 'unfair' biodiesel imports from Argentina. The legal deadline in which to do so is 31  October  2018. The provisional duties that are currently... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Oct 17, 2018
Biodiesel distributor Targray announced the opening of a 24/7 biodiesel terminal in Fargo, North Dakota. Targray claims that the terminal will help address the growing demand for biofuels in Northwest Minnesota. This follows legislation by the state, requiring fuel sold to be a 20% biodiesel mix (B20). The... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Oct 4, 2018
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) released a letter alongside a press release detailing its appreciation for 46 members of Congress who supported its bid for an extension of a biodiesel tax incentive. Led by Representatives David Young (R-IA) and Dave Loebsack (D-IA), the 46 Congress members representing... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Sep 25, 2018
Around 20 gallons of biodiesel was spilt in the Canadian city of Vernon on Monday afternoon. According to Castanet the spillage occurred after a steamroller drove over a parking meter on 31 Street, which dislodged something underneath the vehicle causing the spill.     The... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Sep 21, 2018
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and the American Soybean Association (ASA) have written to President Donald Trump in hopes that he can provide further support to the biodiesel industry. The two associations have asked that he provide biodiesel room for growth under the Renewable Fuel Standard; restore... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Sep 19, 2018
The Chamber of Commerce in Brazil published an article detailing a public hearing where the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) will discuss the schedule for raising the mandatory ratio of biodiesel to diesel. It is outlined that the government will be intending to understand whether the... [Read More]

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]