5 Apr 2019 | John McGarrity
China and EU countries have ramped up their imports of palm-oil based biodiesel compared with this time last year as buyers...
18 Mar 2019 | John McGarrity
Malaysia has joined Indonesia in threatening to mount a challenge at the World Trade Organisation against the...
13 Mar 2019 | John McGarrity
The European Commission has proposed to ban palm oil from large plantations by 2030 for use in the EU's renewable energy...
8 Mar 2019 | Tim Worledge
The UK’s next step change in its biofuels mandate is raising expectations amongst some sellers of compliance certificates...
1 Mar 2019 | John McGarrity
The UK government has issued 1.174 billion Road Transport Fuel Certificates (RTFCs) so far...
11 Jan 2019 | Tim Worledge
A raft of changes introduced by the UK’s government as part of ramped up emissions obligations have seen fuel retailers across...
20 Dec 2018 | John McGarrity
Markets for waste oils could tighten further after France removed incentive for the use of palm oil in biofuels...
1 Sep 2018 | John McGarrity
Indonesia's exports of unblended biodiesel for 2018 are seen at around 1 million tonnes, up from around 300,000 tonnes in ...
24 Aug 2018 | Tim Worledge
Certificate prices for Year 11 renewable transport fuel certificates have firmed as market sources seek further information on a...
23 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
Moves by the EU to register Argentine imports of biodiesel for new anti-dumping duties have done little to stem the flow of shipments from the South American country into member states, the European Biodiesel Board said in a letter sent to the European Commission on 20 July.
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...
29 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Sweden’s new biofuels obligation comes into force on 1 July, which will require fuel suppliers to reduce emissions by 2.6% in gasoline and 19.3% in diesel, potentially paving the way for a substantial increase in biofuels.
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.
4 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Total, set to be one of Europe’s biggest producers of biodiesel, faces the...
1 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Hamburg on 31 May became the first German city to ban older diesel vehicles from some roads, a measure that is being viewed as largely symbolic but could be adopted on a wider scale in other cities, a long-term bearish signal for biodiesel demand.
25 May 2018 | John McGarrity
Biofuels will play a major role in decarbonising road transport and help the sector contribute to the emissions reductions required under the Paris Agreement, Sweden-based trucks manufacturer Scania outlined in a white paper on 23 May.
25 May 2018 | John McGarrity
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.
24 May 2018 | John McGarrity
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.
11 May 2018 | John McGarrity
The European Commission will on 17 May propose its first ever CO2 standards for trucks, a move that will likely reduce overall fuel demand per truck, but could spur demand for higher biofuel blends and other alternative fuels across the sector.
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