Latin America

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

May 06, 2021

USDA: US biodiesel exports up in March

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 37,605.6 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of greater than B30 in March, up from 17,149.8 metric tons in February and 30,310 metric tons in March 2020, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. READ MORE

April 14, 2021

Bolivia announces plans for 500 MMly biodiesel plant

BY Erin VoegeleThe government of Bolivia in March announced plans to construct a biodiesel plant, according to a report filed with the USDA FAS's Global Agricultural Information Network. The company first approved the production of biodiesel in 2019. READ MORE

April 07, 2021

USDA: Biodiesel exports at 17,150 metric tons in February

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 17,149.8 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of B30 or greater during February, up from 10,717.9 metric tons in February 2020, but down from 31,231.5 metric tons in January, according to data released by USDA on April 7. READ MORE

April 05, 2021

Honeywell technology chosen for advanced biorefinery in Paraguay

BY Honeywell Honeywell has announced that Brazil-based ECB Group will use the UOP Ecofining process to convert vegetable oils and inedible animal fats into renewable diesel and jet fuel at the Omega Green production facility in Villeta, near Asuncion, Paraguay. READ MORE

March 10, 2021

Cavitation Technologies receives order for biodiesel nano reactor

BY Cavitation Technologies Inc. Cavitation Technologies Inc. announced that Desmet Ballestra Group, CVAT’s strategic partner since 2010, has completed a sale agreement for Nano Reactor system with a biodiesel refinery in South America. READ MORE

February 17, 2021

Maire Tecnimont announces South American renewable diesel project

BY Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. Maire Tecnimont, through its subsidiary NextChem and Essential Energy USA Corp., on Feb. 15 executed a front-end engineering design contract as well as a memorandum of understanding for the construction of a renewable diesel plant in South America. READ MORE