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Apr 29, 2020
South East Asian biodiesel suppliers suffer as a result of pandemic uncertainty
Bioethanol News
Apr 29, 2020
The UK government has announced that 2,351 million litres of liquid biofuels were used in transport last year, which was an increase of 24% on the year before. In 2018, 1,899 million litres were consumed. The Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTCO) put up the percentage of biofuel production for transport fuel produces from 7.25% in 2018 to 8.5% last year. According... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 28, 2020
Copa and Cogeca have expressed their concerns about the consequences of the Covid-19 crisis on the vegetable oils, biodiesel, rapeseed and ethanol sectors in a letter to the European Commission. Faced with falling European production and social distancing measures in the EU and worldwide due to the pandemic, protein-rich plant by-product markets risk entering into a phase... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 24, 2020
Malaysia aims to delay the nationwide adoption of plans to step up the use of palm oil in biodiesel, the Malaysian Biodiesel Association said following movement curbs imposed to contain the Covid-19 outbreak. The world's second-largest producer of palm oil, Malaysia has one of the highest numbers of infections in the region with more than 5,000 cases, 85 of whom have... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 23, 2020
Expectations of another sub-standard rapeseed harvest in Germany are the driving force behind oil mills' efforts to procure supplies for the coming season well in advance, according to the German oilseed growers‘ association. The Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP), which took a closer look at the 2020 sowing trends, has warned about stagnating... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 23, 2020
Malaysian palm oil producers have been urged to use technology to improve yield as the industry wrestles with concerns about sustainability, the chairman of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) revealed. Malaysia, the world’s second biggest palm oil producer, has set a cap of 6.5 million hectares on the area under palm oil cultivation. In 2019, the total area planted... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 21, 2020
Bavarian ship management company Minship and its subsidiary Minmarine have announced that a bulk carrier in their fleet of managed vessels has successfully bunkered biofuel at the Port of Rotterdam. The biofuel bunkered by the 2009-built bulk carrier M/V Trudy on April 17 was GoodFuels’ sustainable biofuel oil MR1-100, which is a second generation sustainable biofuel... [Read More]

Policy News
Apr 21, 2020
Neste has joined an alliance of cross-party political decision-makers, businesses, NGOs and other stakeholders in a call for a ‘green recovery’ after the coronavirus, Covid-19, crisis in Europe. The alliance places the fight against climate change at the core of the economic strategy in contributing to the quick recovery of the economies and the societies in Europe.... [Read More]

Policy News
Apr 17, 2020
The Biofuels International Conference and Expo that was due to take place in October has been moved to a the new date of 23 and 24 March next year due to the global pandemic. It is hoped that life and business will have returned to some sense of normality by the originally slated date, but there is no guarantee of this. Some organisations may still have travel restrictions... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 15, 2020
US-based Valero Energy Corp has revealed it has temporarily idled eight of its ethanol plants and is reducing production at its remaining six ethanol plants following the coronavirus pandemic. Due to the fall in demand, Valero explained that this together with the decline in the price of crude oil has resulted in a significant decrease in the price of the refined petroleum... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 14, 2020
Neutral Fuels has become the first biofuel firm to successfully get certification under the UAE’s new Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) biodiesel quality standard. The ESMA certification proves that Neutral Fuels and its products and services satisfy the quality standards required by UAE laws, procedures and codes of conduct. ESMA is the federal... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 9, 2020
VTT and its partners are aiming to identify the most economically and ecologically sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. As part of the Business Finland BioFlex project, they have launched a project to determine the suitability of biomass and waste plastics fuel oils in ship diesel engines and power plants. The VTT-coordinated project aims to find fossil fuel alternatives... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 9, 2020
Tens of millions of people across the world are now working from home as they desperately try to do their bit to halt the spread of Covid-19. Like many others trying to “flatten the curve” during this global pandemic crisis, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) staff are also staying at home and working remotely. Most NBB staff members have children and understand the... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 9, 2020
Prices for rapeseed have tended to firm over the past three weeks, uncoupling from recently weaker soybean prices. Rapeseed prices in Paris increased 8% since their two-year low of €335.50 per tonne seen the middle of March as the scale of the coronavirus pandemic started to become clear and markets fell. The rapeseed market had previously been affected by uncertainty... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 8, 2020
Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor has thanked rural America’s top elected leaders for their ongoing efforts to protect biofuel and farm jobs amid a steep drop in demand due to the Covid-19 global pandemic. Led by Senators Chuck Grassley and Tammy Duckworth, a bipartisan coalition of 13 senators sent a letter calling on the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to utilise resources... [Read More]


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