News Category: Biodiesel News
April 21, 2017
Falling oil prices mean it is no longer viable to produce biofuels in Mozambique, according to an official with the country’s Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy. In an interview with the Mozambican newspaper O País, the ministry’s deputy national director of Hydrocarbons and Energy, Almirante Dima, described... [Read More]

April 19, 2017
Abu Dhabi could soon start to turn waste into biodiesel under a new recycling scheme, according to The National UAE. The Centre of Waste Management in Abu Dhabi, Tadweer, will provide permits to companies allowing them to produce biodiesel for use in buses and lorries. Leftover cooking... [Read More]

April 18, 2017
Scientists in Brazil have developed a new method for verifying the purity and quality of biodiesel. The pioneering new technique uses nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, according to spectroscopynow.com. Biodiesel and biodiesel blended fuels are increasingly being used around the world in an attempt to cut down... [Read More]

April 18, 2017
The US International Trade Commission has announced it will start an investigation into imports of biodiesel from Indonesia and Argentina. In particular, the probe will look for evidence of dumping and subsidisation from the two countries, according to Reuters. A preliminary decision will be made by 8... [Read More]

April 13, 2017
733.9 million litres (193.9m gallons) of biodiesel have been contracted at Brazil’s 54th biodiesel auction, according to The Brazilian Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels, and Renewables Now. Brazil’s biodiesel auctions are intended to help meet the legal requirement for a minimum blend of 8% biodiesel... [Read More]

April 11, 2017
Palm oil futures have hit a six month low on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange, according to Dawn. Unexpectedly high levels of production and end stocks data from industry regulator the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) are believed to be behind the drop. MPOB showed end stocks... [Read More]

April 10, 2017
The owner of a New Jersey feedstock collector and processor was sentenced today for his role in a scheme that generated over $7 million (€6.6m) in fraudulent tax credits and renewable fuels credits (RIN credits) connected to the purported production of biodiesel fuel, as well as... [Read More]

April 10, 2017
A corporation which pioneers environmentally friendly transport in India is struggling to find biodiesel for its buses, according to the Bangalore Mirror. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) was the first in India to introduce buses which run 100% on biofuel. KSRTC has a fleet of... [Read More]

April 10, 2017
Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has denounced the European Parliament Resolution on Palm Oil and Deforestation of Rainforests, describing it as ‘discriminative’. In addition, the ministry claims the EU decision was based on “inaccurate and unaccountable data”, accusing it of being a protectionist move contradicting the EU’s... [Read More]

April 7, 2017
The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has published its monthly biodiesel production report for January 2017, revealing production during the month was 51 million gallons lower than in December 2016. According to the figures recently released by the EIA, US production of biodiesel was 93 million gallons... [Read More]

April 7, 2017
Indonesia’s crude palm oil (CPO) and palm kernel oil (PKO) production declined by 8% to 2.2 million tons in February, according to the Indonesian Association of Oil Palm Producers (GAPKI). Exports of palm products, including oleo chemicals and biodiesel, dropped by 6% to 2.66 million tons between... [Read More]

April 5, 2017
Scientists in the US have shown that sugarcane can be genetically engineered to produce oil in its leaves and stems for biodiesel production. As well as producing oil for biodiesel, the modified sugarcane plants also produce more sugar which could be used in ethanol production. So far the... [Read More]

April 5, 2017
Renewable diesel supplier Neste has published information about all of its crude palm oil suppliers on its website. The data provided covers the palm oil supply chain used by Neste, including all companies, mills and estates involved. Available on the Neste website’s dashboard, the new site gives... [Read More]

April 4, 2017
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have approved a resolution calling on the European Commission to phase out the use of vegetable oil for biofuels, ideally by 2020. The resolution has received support from MEPs across the political spectrum. It calls for an end to incentives for... [Read More]

April 4, 2017
The emergency clean-up of a biofuels plant in Ferndale, Washington, could cost $1 million (EUR 939,000), according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The cleaning operation was started after regulators found hazardous substances leaking from containers at the abandoned biofuels processing plant. TreOil Industries Biorefinery has long been... [Read More]

April 4, 2017
A plant manager in Mississippi has launched a petition to reform US biodiesel tax law. Phillip Harden, manager at Scott Petroleum, hopes to draw attention to the growing campaign to reinstate the expired $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit, and reform it to assist domestic producers,... [Read More]

March 29, 2017
The Iowa Biodiesel Board (IBB) has announced that the state’s capacity to produce biodiesel is rising by 20%, from 334 million gallons (1.5 billion litres) a year to close to 400 million gallons (1.8 billion litres) a year. Proactive state policies have played a pivotal role in... [Read More]