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6 hours ago | John McGarrity
China will impose import duties of 25% on 659 US products, including ethanol, that will go into effect in three weeks – retaliation for a new round of duties imposed against Chinese goods by the Trump administration. 
48 minutes ago | Tim Worledge
In an overwhelming vote in favour, Brazil’s Senate has approved a bill to allow cane mills to sell ethanol directly to retailers which, if cleared by the lower house, would break up the country’s current fuel distribution oligopoly.
18 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Seven UK companies will receive a share of £2 million to develop proposals for advanced biofuels that would be used in aviation and road freight, the UK's Department for Transport said on June 18. 
15 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Producers of first generation biofuels are weighing the impact of the EU's new Renewable Energy Directive, which is likely to grant them some concessions but also agreed advanced biofuels, electric vehicles and other fuels, such as biomethane and hydrogen, should have a much larger share.
Market Commentary
15 Jun 2018
Underlying diesel prices held stable through the week, with low sulphur gasoil heard holding in the $660/mt to $670/mt range for much of the week.

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15 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Producers of first generation biofuels are weighing the impact of the EU's new Renewable Energy Directive, which is likely to grant them some concessions but also agreed advanced biofuels, electric vehicles and other fuels, such as biomethane and hydrogen, should have a much larger share.
14 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
EU institutions have agreed to cap the use of crop-based biofuels at 7%, set a 14% threshold for renewable fuels and will gradually phase out most palm oil and some imported soy by 2030.
15 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Swedish automotive firm Scania and French transport company RATP are planning to use biogas for a mass transit scheme for Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso’s capital, in what could be one of the biggest transport biomethane projects in Africa.  
14 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Biomethane plants in the UK will now be able to earn revenues from supplying gas to the renewable transport sector, after the Department for Transport authorised the issuance of Renewable Transport Fuel Certificates (RTFCs) to suppliers who also earn subsidies for renewable heat.
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14 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Biomethane plants in the UK will now be able to earn revenues from supplying gas to the renewable transport sector, after the Department for Transport authorised the issuance of Renewable Transport Fuel Certificates (RTFCs) to suppliers who also earn subsidies for renewable heat.
14 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
EU institutions have agreed to cap the use of crop-based biofuels at 7%, set a 14% threshold for renewable fuels and will gradually phase out most palm oil and some imported soy by 2030.
6 Mar 2018 | Tim Worledge
In the end, it was as painless as the government said it would be – the revamped Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation order was passed unanimously through the House of Lords during the final stage of the Statutory Instrument process, Tuesday.
18 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Seven UK companies will receive a share of £2 million to develop proposals for advanced biofuels that would be used in aviation and road freight, the UK's Department for Transport said on June 18. 
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15 Jun 2018 | Juan Pedro Tomas
Argentina exported just 120,000 mt of biodiesel in April, down 28.4% from 167,600 mt in the same month of 2017, latest statistics from Argentina’s Ministry of Energy show.
14 Jun 2018 | Tim Worledge, Johnny Huang
The city of Tianjin on China’s Yellow Sea coast has become the first region of the country to unveil proposals to incorporate up to 260,000 mt of ethanol into the city’s petrol supply, a statement from the municipal government said Monday.
11 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
French farmers began a blockade of oil refineries and fuel depots on 10 June as they protest the use by energy major Total of imported palm oil at its new La Mède biodiesel plant near Marseilles.
8 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Gulfstream, the world's biggest supplier of private jets, says that a lack of infrastructure to supply biofuels is holding the company back from reducing the carbon footprint of its aircraft.
8 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Italian oil and gas company Eni has started collecting used cooking oils from the homes of its employees, which the company says will be converted into advanced biofuels at its Porto Marghera biorefinery.
8 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
The world’s largest fleet of biogas double-decker buses has been rolled out in the English city of Nottingham, but the fuel source faces tough competition from electric, hybrid and hydrogen powered vehicles that can all take advantage of government subsidies.
8 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
European countries look set to back a deal later this month on the use of biofuels and offset credits to reduce emissions from aircraft, despite concerns that already compromised environmental criteria will be weakened still further during the final stage of negotiations.
8 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
EU lawmakers are considering how to respond to a EU Presidency proposal to cap imports of palm oil at 2017 levels...
7 Jun 2018 | Juan Pedro Tomas
The Argentine government has authorised hikes in the price of biodiesel and bioethanol in the domestic market.