Latin America

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

January 11, 2016

In Depth: Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future

BY Carlos AraujoBiodiesel is a real solution to reducing carbon emissions and mitigating the threat of climate change the world over. Many countries are adopting plans to reduce greenhouse gases, and biodiesel is an effective part of those measures. READ MORE

December 03, 2015

Lagosur, Alianza Pacifco partner in Latin America biodiesel sales

BY Ron KotrbaMiami-based Lagosur Corp. has announced a collaboration with Alianza Pacifco to sell biodiesel to the mining and transportation industries in Chili, Peru and Mexico. The company announced its plan to export biodiesel to Latin America last July. READ MORE

November 12, 2015

Brazil special committee approves increasing biodiesel blend

BY Ron KotrbaBrazil's special committee on national development unanimously approved a senate bill Nov. 11 that mandates 7 percent biodiesel, increasing to 10 percent within three years, citing biodiesel's positive environmental and economic benefits. READ MORE

October 09, 2015

US EPA invites comments on GHG emissions analysis of jatropha oil

BY Ron KotrbaThe U.S. EPA is inviting comment on its analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the production and transport of jatropha oil for biodiesel, renewable diesel and other biofuels to qualify as part of the renewable fuel standard. READ MORE

August 31, 2015

Alabama technology firm ends deal for exclusive licensing rights

BY Ron KotrbaInventure Renewables, a subsidiary of Singapore-based holding company Inventure International (Pte) Ltd., has ended its relationship with Alchimia for exclusive licensing rights to Inventure’s patented process technologies in the western hemisphere. READ MORE

July 13, 2015

IncBio to supply 22.5 MMgy biodiesel plant to Colombia

BY Ron KotrbaPorto, Portugal-based IncBio has secured an agreement to design and build a 75,000-ton-per-year (22.5 MMgy) biodiesel plant for Biocosta Green Energy S.A. in Santa Marta, Colombia. Production is expected to begin by next May. READ MORE

March 31, 2015

Biodiesel industry seeks to reverse Argentina import decision

BY The National Biodiesel Board In a petition filed March with U.S. EPA, the National Biodiesel Board cited the lack of public comment on the agency's decision and little transparency regarding the plans Argentinian producers can use to demonstrate compliance with the RFS. READ MORE