16 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
The UK’s finance ministry, the Treasury, is expected to consider preferential fuel duties for biomethane and biogas later this year, if sufficient test data becomes available on emissions reductions versus regular diesel vehicles, according to a major new policy document published in the past week.
13 Jul 2018
Capped by unmoving bids and offers, Year 11 certificates remained unchanged to be assessed at 18.25 p/certificate...
13 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
The EU's attempts to hike advanced biofuels production will have only a small effect on the availability and pricing of wood products and feedstocks, says new research.
13 Jul 2018 | Reese Ewing
Brazil’s annual ethanol production is expected to nearly double to 49.4 billion litres by 2030 under the new Renovabio biofuels law that is intended to spur investment in the country’s biofuels industry.
13 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
Canada’s consumption of ethanol now accounts for over 6% of fuel consumption in the gasoline pool, according to data compiled in a new report compiled for the country’s Advanced Biofuels Canada.  
12 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
Germany’s CropEnergies saw ethanol production fall 8% in the first quarter of its financial year (March-May 2018) because of lower prices for the biofuel, which it said had become cheaper than regular gasoline at stages during the reporting period.
11 Jul 2018 | Rei Geyssens
Rapeseed demand for biodiesel in the EU is expected to fall by over 1 million mt, or 17%, in 2018...
6 Jul 2018
The week brought only limited movement to the UK’s biofuel complex leaving little room, and limited incentive, for certificate...
6 Jul 2018 | Tim Worledge
Scott Pruitt, the controversial chief administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency, has resigned from his position in a move broadly welcomed by environmental, biofuels and corn lobby groups.
5 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
Global production of biofuels is expected to grow at much slower pace in the coming decade than in the 10 years previously, mainly because of a slower rate of growth in blending mandates, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said in an outlook this week.
29 Jun 2018
RTFC prices saw modest moves in the week ending June 29, although trading remained elusive with little change in the positions of bids and offers, according to market sources, and much of the direction inherited from a sudden spike in RME and FAME 0 premiums.
22 Jun 2018
Week-on-week, the landscape surrounding RTFCs looked broadly unchanged, with underlying low sulphur diesel values reaching 1600 London time assessed at $644.75/mt – just 75 cents higher than their value at the same point of last week.
22 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Palm oil producers in south-east Asia will have limited scope to find replacement markets after the EU begins a likely phase-down of the commodity’s use in biofuels after 2023, mainly because China and India are keen to protect domestic farmers.
20 Jun 2018 | Reese Ewing
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.
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.
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.
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.
8 Jun 2018
The week brought stability to oil and biofuels as diesel prices dipped through the mid-week period, before firming again into Friday.
7 Jun 2018 | Juan Pedro Tomas
The Argentine government has authorised hikes in the price of biodiesel and bioethanol in the domestic market.
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