Latin America

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

January 19, 2016

EPA rules for Argentinian biodiesel imports challenged in court

BY The American Soybean Association The National Biodiesel Board recently filed a legal brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit regarding its petition for review of EPA rules on Argentinian biodiesel imports under the renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

January 12, 2016

In Depth: Biodiesel Opportunities Abroad

BY Ron KotrbaSeveral U.S. producers, including Genuine Bio-Fuel, Hero BX and the now-defunct Promethean Biofuels, in addition to Miami-based biodiesel exporter and hopeful technology provider Lagosur, sketch out overviews of international developments. READ MORE