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Jan 21, 2021
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Biodiesel News
Jan 21, 2021
Although only nine of Iowa’s 11 biodiesel plants operated last year they still increased production to 351 million gallons despite the COVID-19 pandemic and Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) exemptions. The last 12 months proved to be the second highest year of biodiesel production in Iowa history behind 365 million gallons in 2018. Plenty of room for growth remains... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 20, 2021
EU oilseed production can only cover around 56% of EU demand, figures show. The EU-27 plus UK has always depended on oilseed imports from non-EU countries. Soybeans account for the largest share of oilseed imports, because soybean production in the EU is still relatively low. In the first half of the crop year 2020/21, the EU-27 plus UK imported around 7.1 million... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 20, 2021
AP Moller-Maersk has outlined its plans for the company’s first carbon neutral ships in the next few years. The shipping industry, which carries around 80% of global trade and accounts for around 3% of global carbon emissions, has pledged to have ships and marine fuels with zero carbon emissions ready by 2030. Søren Skou, the CEO of the group that controls the largest... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 18, 2021
Malaysia is set to take legal action at the global trade watchdog against the European Union and member states France and Lithuania for restricting palm oil-based biofuels in an ongoing row about access to markets. The world’s second largest palm oil producer behind Indonesia, which has called a EU renewable-energy directive “discriminatory action”, is seeking consultations... [Read More]

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 15, 2021
Indonesia's state energy company PT Pertamina has started trials on diesel made entirely out of palm oil. The work is being carried out at its Cilacap refinery on Java island after conducting trials on jet fuel late last year. The state-controlled company began the trials of the green diesel on January 9. Trials for the jet fuel took place at the end of December. "This... [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
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 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
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 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]


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