Latin America

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

January 06, 2021

Atlas Air partners with fuel supplier on SAF test flight

BY Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. on Dec. 22 announced the completion of a transoceanic sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) test flight from Spain’s Zaragoza Airport to Mexico City. The flight was powered by a 2.33 percent blend of SAF. READ MORE

December 07, 2020

USDA: Biodiesel exports down in October

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 15,634.4 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of greater than B30 in October, down from both 59,904 metric tons in September and 22,259.3 metric tons in October 2019, according to data released by the USDA on Dec. 4. READ MORE

November 24, 2020

Brazil allows imported soy for biodiesel production

BY Erin VoegeleThe Brazilian National Energy Policy Council on Nov. 18 published a resolution that allows imported soybeans and imported soybean oil to be used to produce biodiesel. It is unclear how long the resolution will remain in force. READ MORE