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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, one of Europe’s producers of biodiesel, faces the prospect that its flagship La Mède biofuel refinery in southern France will be blockaded later this month in protest at the company’s use of palm oil.
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.
11 May 2018 | John McGarrity
Global employment in the biofuels sector expanded 12% last year to 1.93 million, as production of ethanol and biodiesel increased in most major producing countries, renewable energy agency IRENA said in a report published this week.
9 May 2018 | John McGarrity
Germany-based biofuels producer Verbio has reported a 5% drop in earnings during the first nine months of financial year 2017/18 as the company experienced a faster-than-expected fall in margins despite high utilization rates at its plants.
4 May 2018 | John McGarrity
Minnesota became this week the first part of the US to introduce a B20 biodiesel blend for "summer" months, and is expected to be a major boon for corn and soybean growers in the state.
4 May 2018 | John McGarrity
A UK-based ferry company is trialling the use of a biofuel to be combined with low-sulphur marine gas oil that, if successful, could herald wider use in passenger ships.
4 May 2018 | John McGarrity
Sales of new cars in the EU in the first quarter showed a further decline in market share of diesel cars in favour of petrol, a trend that suggests demand for biodiesel will likely be lower than had been estimated at the time when many producers added new capacity.
27 Apr 2018 | John McGarrity
Germany-based car parts maker Bosch said this week it has made a technological breakthrough that can slash the nitrogen oxide levels in new diesel cars, an outcome it says will negate the need to for blanket bans on diesel vehicles in cities.
27 Apr 2018 | John McGarrity
The Irish Republic has raised its biofuels blending obligation to 10% from 8% for 2019 and 2020, with the intention to increase it further from 2022 alongside the likely introduction of higher biofuel blends.
27 Apr 2018 | John McGarrity
Indonesia’s government is readying a lawsuit to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on its response to the hefty anti-dumping tariff imposed by the US against the south-east Asian country’s biodiesel imports, a senior trade official was quoted as saying in local media.
23 Apr 2018 | John McGarrity
Italian energy producer Eni said it will start producing biodiesel at a plant in Gela, Sicily, after it converts the facility from oil refining by the end of 2018 as part of a wider €7 billion investment plan.  
20 Apr 2018 | Juan Pedro Tomas
Canada has the potential to buy up to 200,000 mt of biodiesel per year from Argentine producers, but this new market would be far too small to compensate for lost business in the US, an industry source said this week. 
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