Latin America

May 24, 2016

EU appeals WTO panel report in dispute over Argentine biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaThe EU filed a notice of appeal May 20 with the World Trade Organization in the dispute with Argentina over antidumping measures on biodiesel. Two months ago the WTO issued a panel report stating the EU's sanctioning method violated WTO law. READ MORE

May 11, 2016

Eugene con man sentenced in $1.4 million biodiesel fraud scheme

BY The U.S. Attorney's Office-District of Oregon U.S. District Court Judge Anna J. Brown sentenced Jack Holden, 76, of Eugene, Oregon, to 87 months in prison, restitution of $1,410,760, and a special assessment of $1,500 for his role in a fraudulent biodiesel scheme that spanned three continents. READ MORE

April 26, 2016

Latest diesel quality trends revealed in biennial survey

BY Infineum International Ltd. Infineum has revealed initial results from its latest biennial global Winter Diesel Fuel Quality Survey, offering a unique update on the current trends in the industry across the global marketplace. The survey collected samples from eight countries. READ MORE

April 21, 2016

Crop update: Fewer soybeans from Argentina?

BY UFOP The 2015-'16 South American soybean production could be much smaller than has long been expected because of weather-induced losses in Argentina. In Brazil, harvest figures more or less match forecasts as the harvest is coming to a close. READ MORE

April 06, 2016

US biodiesel production, import update

BY Ron KotrbaA summary of EIA's biomass-based diesel production and import data for January and EPA's EMTS data on D4 RIN generation for January and February READ MORE

March 31, 2016

EBB reacts to WTO panel report on Argentine complaint

BY The European Biodiesel Board A World Trade Organization panel published its report March 29 in the case brought by Argentina regarding the EU antidumping measures on Argentinian biodiesel imports. The EBB regards the panel decision as a first episode in the legal battle. READ MORE

March 29, 2016

Brazil's President Rousseff signs biodiesel increase into law

BY Ron KotrbaAt the presidential palace March 23, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed into law the mandatory percentage increase of biodiesel blended with diesel fuel from 7 percent currently to 8 percent by 2017, and moving up to 10 percent by 2019. READ MORE

March 25, 2016

Importing to meet California demand

BY Ron KotrbaIncreased reductions of greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuels required by California's low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) are driving up carbon credit prices, demand for advanced biofuels, and imports. READ MORE

March 03, 2016

Brazil House approves increasing biodiesel mandate to 10 percent

BY Ron KotrbaBrazil's House of Representatives approved a proposal March 3 to increase the mandatory percentage of biodiesel required in diesel fuel by 1 percent a year, from 7 percent to 10 percent in three years. President Rousseff's signature is expected. READ MORE