Latin America

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

February 18, 2015

Evofuel expands castor activity in Brazil with Insolo

BY Evogene Ltd. Evogene subsidiary Evofuel Ltd. and Insolo Agroindustrial S.A. have signed a collaboration agreement for the selection and optimization of Evofuel's proprietary castor bean varieties in Insolo farms located in Piaui state in northeast Brazil. READ MORE

January 28, 2015

EPA decision on Argentine biodiesel imports riles US industry

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board sharply criticized a decision by the EPA to allow streamlined Argentinian biodiesel imports to the U.S. under the RFS. The decision allows Argentinian biodiesel producers to use a survey plan for certifying feedstock. READ MORE

January 16, 2015

Boeing, Embraer open aviation biofuel research center in Brazil

BY Boeing At the new center, the companies will coordinate and co-fund research with Brazilian universities and other institutions. The research will focus on technologies that address gaps in creating a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in Brazil. READ MORE

December 16, 2014

Amyris renewable jet fuel receives regulatory approval in Brazil

BY Amyris Inc. Amyris Inc. welcomed the approval of its renewable jet fuel by Brazil's fuels regulator, ANP, clearing the way for the commercialization in Brazil of the Amyris renewable jet fuel in blends of up to 10 percent. READ MORE