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16 Feb 2018 |
Malaysia has brought its lobbying campaign to the heart of Brussels’ Berlaymont building in a bid to scupper the European Parliament’s proposed exclusion of palm oil in renewable energy, amid fears in member states that they could lose valuable export contracts.
16 Feb 2018 |
Germany’s consumption of biodiesel rose 2% in January-November 2017 compared with the first 11 months in 2016 as tighter CO2 targets for biofuels increased consumption of products that have a lower carbon footprint than bioethanol.
16 Feb 2018 |
Germany is mulling plans to make public transport free of charge as the government considers radical action to comply with EU pollution targets and avoid heavy fines.
16 Feb 2018 |
A plan by Texas Senator John Cornyn to revise US biofuels policy is facing strong resistance from the oil and ethanol sectors, Reuters reported this week, quoting sources familiar with the matter.
Market Commentary
23 Feb 2018
Conflicting forces conspired to keep RTFC values in check Friday, with any interest focused on Year 10 certificates as Year 11 manfully continues to await action from the UK government.
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Census Price Assessments: 23 Feb 2018
p/cert. +/-
RTFC Year 11 16.00 0.00
RTFC Year 10 15.30 0.00
Outright
$/mt
Spread to ULSD
$/mt
Spread to ULSD
p/litre
UCOME 977.00 387.00 24.51
FAME 0 802.00 212.00 13.43
RME 868.00 278.00 17.61
ULSD 590.00
USD/GBP 0.7157
RTFC-RHI spread (waste based biomethane)*
p/kWh p/litre
RTFC Year 10 1.18 4.41
* 3 pence/kWh RHI

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