Sep 22, 2020
Vehicles hit the road with US biodiesel campaign
Biodiesel News
Sep 11, 2020
ExxonMobil has completed a successful sea trial of the company’s first marine biofuel oil with shipping company Stena Bulk bunkered in the port of Rotterdam. The marine biofuel oil is a 0.50% sulphur residual-based fuel (VLSFO) processed with a second generation waste-based FAME component - and will be available later this year – initially in Rotterdam - before wider... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 10, 2020
Following a decline in German rapeseed oil exports since the 2016/17 peak year, a trend reversal can now be identified over the last 12 months. The Netherlands in particular absorbed more, but demand from Denmark and Belgium also picked up. German rapeseed oil exports increased in the 2019/20 crop year, following a significant decline over two consecutive years. The... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 8, 2020
Wakud International has signed a partnership agreement with Modern Arabian Projects for the collection of used cooking oil (UCO) in Oman for conversion into biodiesel. Modern Arabian, the largest collector in the Sultanate, has been collecting UCO throughout the country for over 14 years. Wakud is building a biofuels plant in Khazaen Economic City which will convert... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 7, 2020
The use of biodiesel blended fuels in Indonesia reached 4.36 million kiloliters (kl) up to the middle of this year, constituting almost 68% of last year's total consumption. According to the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry biodiesel consumption has risen significantly since 2016 by nearly 50% to reach 3.75 million kl in 2018 as compared to 2.57 million kl in 2017.... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 4, 2020
THE national B20 biodiesel programme for the transport sector in Malaysia — which was initially postponed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic — has recommenced to speed up the uptake of biodiesel. Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali said the programme is expected to see petrol stations in the country retailing... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 26, 2020
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has allocated approximately $100 million (€84.7 million) of federal CARES Act relief funds for a range of agricultural programmes to offset the impact of COVID-19 on farmers, producers, and agricultural industries. A large portion of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding will directly support the biofuels industry.... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 17, 2020
Brazil’s National Petroleum Agency (ANP) has temporarily reduced the volume of biodiesel blended with diesel sold at the pump to 10% from 12% for September and October. The ANP Collegiate Board, together with the Ministry of Mines and Energy, approved the reduction, stating: “The measure is necessary to continue the national supply, since the supply of biodiesel... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 14, 2020
Energy manufacturing and logistics company Phillips 66 plans to reconfigure its San Francisco refinery to produce renewable fuels. The plant, in Rodeo, will no longer produce fuels from crude oil, but instead will make fuels from used cooking oil, fats, greases and soybean oils. The Phillips 66 Rodeo Renewed project will produce 680 million gallons annually of renewable... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 13, 2020
ExxonMobil has signed an agreement with Global Clean Energy Holdings to purchase 2.5 million barrels of renewable diesel per year for five years from a converted California refinery from 2022. The renewable diesel will be sourced from a refinery acquired by Global Clean Energy in Bakersfield, which is being retooled to produce renewable diesel from Global Clean Energy’s... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 7, 2020
The Indonesian government plans to resume its biodiesel programme following months of weak palm oil prices and due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The state-owned fuel giant Pertamina is reviving the programme after the company produced an experimental batch of new biodiesel and signed a deal to build a biodiesel catalyst factory. Pertamina will produce its first 40% mixed... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 6, 2020
Neste has announced it has opened four new petrol stations in northern and central California providing greater accessibility to 100% renewable diesel. The facilities are located near major commercial freight routes and are designed to accommodate commercial fleet vehicles. The new cardlock locations are operated by Jeffries Brothers Petroleum and are located at Wasco,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 4, 2020
Indonesia had its second request for a panel to examine certain measures adopted by the EU affecting palm oil biofuels accepted. Indonesia's first request was blocked at a dispute settlement meeting on 29 June. Indonesia said the measures in question not only unfairly discriminated against palm oil, but were inconsistent with provisions in the World Trade Organisation’s... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 3, 2020
The Canadian city of Calgary and Steeper Energy Canada have announced a new agreement to transform sewage sludge and waste for the production of sustainable biofuels like renewable diesel or jet fuel. The agreement will see the development of a demonstration plant at the Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in the city. The city will supply a small portion of its primary... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 31, 2020
The Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) estimates the consumption of biodiesel at about 2.6 million tonnes for 2020. Compared with 2019, this would mean an increase of about. 0.3 million tonnes. But according to UFOP, this sales volume can only be achieved if sustainably certified hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) or vegetable oil can be processed... [Read More]

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