Latin America

December 01, 2021

Brazil to maintain biodiesel blend rate at 10% in 2022

BY Erin VoegeleThe Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy announced on Nov. 29 it will maintain the current biodiesel blend rate of 10 percent through the year 2022. An announcement issued by the government cites cost concerns as the reason for the action. READ MORE

November 15, 2021

IRENA: Global bioenergy jobs at 3.52 million in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleBioenergy accounted for approximately 3.52 million of the 12 million global renewable energy jobs in 2020, according to an annual jobs report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in late October. READ MORE

October 14, 2021

USDA: US biodiesel exports expand in August

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 77,174.3 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends greater than B30 in August, up from both 68,957.5 metric tons in July and 68,970.7 metric tons in August 2020, according to data released by the USDA on Oct. 5. READ MORE

October 12, 2021

USDA maintains 2021-’22 forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA maintained its 2021-’22 forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released Oct. 12. The agency’s estimate for 2020-’21 soybean oil use in biofuel was also maintained. READ MORE

October 11, 2021

Report: Argentina’s biodiesel production to remain down in 2021

BY Erin VoegeleBiodiesel production in Argentina is expected to reach 1.54 billion liters (406.82 million gallons) this year, the second lowest figure in 11 years, according to a report filed with the USDA FAS Global Agricultural Information Network. READ MORE

September 21, 2021

NBB: Court maintains duties on Argentine biodiesel

BY National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board has welcomed the U.S. Court of International Trade's decision to uphold the U.S. Department of Commerce's final determination in its changed circumstances review (CCR) of duties on imports of Argentine biodiesel. READ MORE

July 21, 2021

Yield10 Bioscience begins 2021 field test, seed scale up program

BY Yield10 Bioscience Inc Yield10 Bioscience Inc., an agricultural bioscience company, on July 13 announced it has completed planting of its 2021 Field Test and Seed Scale Up program at all contracted sites in the U.S., Canada, and Argentina. READ MORE

July 13, 2021

Brazil announces move to 12% biodiesel blend

BY Erin VoegeleThe Brazilian government on July 12 announced plans to boost the mandatory biodiesel blend rate to 12 percent, up from the current blend rate 10 percent, but below the statutory target of 13 percent. READ MORE

July 09, 2021

More than 450 biofuel producers set to attend FEW

BY BBI International The 2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW), the ethanol industry's largest conference, will feature more than 150 speakers, next week, July 13-15, in Des Moines, Iowa. More than 450 biofuel producers are set to attend. READ MORE