Andy Allan

6 Jun 2018 | Andy Allan
Reforms to the US flagship renewable fuels programme have been stalled indefinitely, as pressure from lawmakers in corn growing states scuppered an EPA plan that they feared would hit demand for ethanol.
23 Mar 2018 | Rei Geyssens, Andy Allan
A Dutch court will next week rule on whether Cofco International acted legally when it seized the bank accounts, art collections and property belonging to the former owners of Nidera – a soft commodities and biofuels trader it bought outright in 2017 – amid allegations of improper accounting.
23 Feb 2018 | Andy Allan
The US Commerce Department has increased what were already punitive anti-dumping duties on biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia, effectively blocking off palm and soybean derived fuels from entering the US market.
2 Feb 2018 | Andy Allan
The EU Commission is to launch an investigation whether producers of Argentinian biofuels – predominantly soy methyl ester (SME) – have benefitted from subsidies, according to a log in the EU Official Journal, a move that could lead to higher tariffs on imports.
26 Jan 2018 | Andy Allan
based biofuels after the WTO ruled that the bloc had acted inconsistently with trade rules.
23 Jan 2018 | Andy Allan
Last week the EU Parliament passed a bill to amend the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED II), legislation that will set renewable energy targets for the European Union for the next 12 years.
1 Dec 2017 | Andy Allan
Exports of used cooking oil from China have nearly trebled in the first nine months of the year compared to the previous corresponding period, reaching 217,206 mt from January through September versus 75,434 mt in the previous nine months.
1 Dec 2017 | Andy Allan
The final committee vote on the EU’s controversial amendments to the Renewable Energy Directive has proposed hiking up the bloc’s renewable energy target and imposing a separate biofuel blend target.
1 Dec 2017 | Andy Allan
Brazil’s Congress has cleared its RenovaBio biofuel programme in the first step towards bolstering the country’s biofuel credentials.
1 Dec 2017 | Andy Allan
Argentine exports of biofuels have fallen 30% in the third quarter of 2017 versus the year before, selling just 353,034 mt in July through September versus 507,260 mt in the same corresponding period.
24 Nov 2017 | Andy Allan
London’s red buses will soon run on waste from coffee shops, after London based Bio-bean agreed to conduct a demonstration project with oil major Shell.
24 Nov 2017 | Andy Allan
Malaysia and Indonesia have said EU lawmakers' attempts to curb palm oil use in biofuels will impact the livelihood of 18 million farmers, is unfair, and may trigger retaliatory measures.
24 Nov 2017 | Andy Allan
The UK Department of Transport has said it is “on track” to make changes to its Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation by April 2018, although declined to say when the legislation will be passed.
24 Nov 2017 | Andy Allan
China’s biggest private airline has powered its first commercial international flight using biofuels, flying on a route from Beijing to Chicago on a 15% blend of used cooking oil.
24 Nov 2017 | Andy Allan
The UK government this week earmarked £340 million to build a national charging network as it seeks to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, and said it would allow self-driving vehicles on the road by 2021, but it failed to pass measures that would have boosted ethanol use in the country’s 36 million road vehicles.
17 Nov 2017 | Andy Allan
The development of the US ethanol industry has inadvertently led to a massive increase in carbon emissions, a University of Wisconsin-Madison study released Wednesday said.
17 Nov 2017 | Andy Allan
The lead committee steering an EU bill that seeks to deepen bloc-wide biofuels and renewable energy targets will later this month attempt to broker a compromise between factions of the European Parliament over how tough fresh targets should be, whether nations should have individual targets and whether to allow crop-based fuels.
17 Nov 2017 | Andy Allan
The US National Biodiesel Board has written to President Trump to praise his support of the Renewable Fuel Standard, decry complaints from the US refining sector and call for the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2018 and 2019 production volume target proposals to be revised.
10 Nov 2017 | Andy Allan
An EU proposal to phase out crop-based biofuels by 2030 is set to split EU lawmakers in a parliamentary vote next month after the EU transport committee rejected a bill that would seek the ban.
26 Oct 2017 | Andy Allan
In what appears another blow to producers of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), the UN’s aviation body earlier this month tore up a plan to mandate airlines to source 50% of their fuel from biofuels by the middle of the century.
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