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24 May 2018 |
The European Union has taken a major step towards slapping revised duties on Argentine biodiesel after the bloc’s executive placed the commodity under ‘registration’ on 23 May, a date that could be used to retroactively apply countervailing duties.
21 May 2018 |
India's Union Cabinet on May 17 approved a national policy on biofuels that aims to find a market for surplus production and crop residues, and at the same time reduce the country's fuels imports.
22 May 2018 |
The US biofuel lobby group the Renewable Fuels Association has questioned the way in which Brazil calculates greenhouse gas savings for imported US corn-based ethanol versus Brazilian corn-based ethanol under the country’s flagship Renovabio biofuel programme.
22 May 2018 |
Brazil’s plan to increase its mandatory biodiesel blend by 50% to 15% in all retail diesel by 2025, could be a bonanza for the country’s grain crushing industry.
Market Commentary
18 May 2018
Creeping crude prices underpinned the principle moves in the UK’s RTFC market this week, with physical low sulfur diesel prices up over $22/mt from last Friday, to poke just above the $699/mt level.
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Census Price Assessments: 18 May 2018
p/cert. +/-
RTFCw Year 11 18.25 -0.50
RTFCc Year 11 18.25 -0.50
RTFC Year 10 12.50 -0.75
Outright
$/mt
Spread to ULSD
$/mt
Spread to ULSD
p/litre
UCOME 1065.25 366.00 24.04
FAME 0 925.25 226.00 14.84
RME 925.25 226.00 14.84
ULSD 699.25
USD/GBP 0.7421
RTFC-RHI spread (waste based biomethane)*
p/kWh p/litre
RTFCw Year 11 1.99 7.36
* 3 pence/kWh RHI

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25 May 2018 |
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25 May 2018 |
The US corn lobby has once again criticised the Environmental Protection Agency for handing out waivers to large refiners, as Marathon Petroleum was reported to have applied for an exemption despite its proposed $23 billion acquisition of a major rival.
25 May 2018 |
Indonesia is likely to increase its biodiesel blending mandate to 25% next year from the current 20% rate, in an attempt to reduce what the country spends on fuel imports and expand domestic consumption of palm oil, of which Indonesia is the world’s largest producer.
25 May 2018 |
Argentina produced 67,486 cubic metres of bioethanol in March, down nearly 20% from 82,797 cubic metres in the equivalent month in 2017, data from the Ministry of Energy shows.
21 May 2018 |
US senator Chuck Grassley has said that the chief of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt should resign if changes to the country’s biofuels laws reduce ethanol volumes.
18 May 2018 |
Argentina exported 65,200 mt of biodiesel in March, up compared to 43,000 mt in the same month the previous year, the latest statistics from Argentina’s Ministry of Energy has showed.
14 May 2018 |
Upcoming talks to recast the renewable energy directive may focus on limiting the environmental impact of crop-based biodiesels, particularly those derived from soyoil and palmoil.
14 May 2018 |
Argentina is expected to export some 700,000 mt of biodiesel during 2018, down from the 1.2 million mt in 2017, Gustavo Idigoras, a consultant with Carbio, told Energy Census.