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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.
23 Feb 2018 | John McGarrity
Italian energy company Eni has no immediate plans to switch from palm oil at its Porto Marghera biodiesel, refinery despite much fanfare that the facility would switch away from the crop to advanced biofuels and used cooking oil.
23 Feb 2018 | John McGarrity
Argentina’s Buenos Aires province has drawn up a dedicated plan for the production and marketing of biodiesel, with the aim of raising production to 50% of the volume of processed soybean in the province, up from 13% currently.
23 Feb 2018 | John McGarrity
The types of biofuels that can be used in the UN aviation agency ICAO’s carbon reduction scheme could be reviewed during the 2021-2023 pilot phase, a senior European Commission advisor told MEPs this week.
23 Feb 2018 | John McGarrity
The use of liquid biofuels could triple by 2030 compared with 2010 levels to reach 66 billion litres, a report prepared for the European Commission found this week.
16 Feb 2018 | John McGarrity
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 | John McGarrity
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 | John McGarrity
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.
12 Feb 2018 | John McGarrity
The Netherlands has become the latest EU country to promise that it will not discriminate against the crop’s use in the bloc’s renewable energy scheme after 2021, according to reports in the Malaysian media.
12 Feb 2018 | John McGarrity
Advanced biofuels will supply far less than hoped during the next decade without a binding EU mandate for the sector from 2021, a lobby group for the sector said this week.
9 Feb 2018 | John McGarrity
A proposed budget deal to avoid a shutdown of the US federal government has included a one-year reinstatement of the biodiesel rebate, which will be applied retroactively for 2017.
2 Feb 2018 | John McGarrity
The EU’s potential exclusion of palm oil from the bloc’s recast of its renewable energy directive may not secure the backing of member states seeking lucrative export contracts with Malaysia and Indonesia – the world’s biggest producers of the biofuel commodity.
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.
2 Feb 2018 | John McGarrity
The head of the US Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt said this week that the country's biofuels strategy needs major revision in view of the recent bankruptcy of a Pennsylvania oil refiner.
2 Feb 2018 | John McGarrity
Indonesia is expected to file a case by February 3 against the US over anti-subsidy duties that were placed on Indonesian biodiesel shipments, an official with the South-East Asian country's trade ministry said on Friday.
26 Jan 2018 | John McGarrity
Germany’s biodiesel industry is waiting with baited breath for a court decision that could give municipal governments a mandate to ban or restrict diesel vehicles, an outcome that may hasten the shift towards petrol cars and impact the country’s renewable fuel targets. 
26 Jan 2018 | Andy Allan
based biofuels after the WTO ruled that the bloc had acted inconsistently with trade rules.
26 Jan 2018 | John McGarrity
Producers and traders of biofuels will likely have to wait until November to find out what caps the EU will place on using first generation biofuels, the European Parliament’s lead MEP on the file told an industry conference on Monday, saying flagship EU policy to revise its renewable energy targets, including those in transport, will take months to finalise.
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.
22 Jan 2018 | John McGarrity
Major biofuel producing nations are using the UN’s aviation agency to push for weaker rules on biofuel use after 2023 at the same time that the EU is discussing whether to ban feedstocks such as palm oil from the bloc’s renewable energy sectors.
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