Latin America

July 09, 2014

GOL to use farnesane biojet blend in US-to-Brazil flights

BY Ron KotrbaBrazilian airline GOL has committed to flying its Boeing 737 fleet with up to 10 percent farnesane biojet fuel on its U.S. to Brazil routes later this month. READ MORE

June 25, 2014

Alleged biodiesel RIN fraud fugitive Rivkin caught, indicted

BY Ron KotrbaAfter more than two years since an NOV was issued by EPA against Green Diesel LLC for fraudulent RIN activity, CEO Phil Rivkin, a fugitive from justice since 2012, has been caught and indicted by a federal grand jury in Houston READ MORE

June 16, 2014

IncBio delivers 36 MMgy biodiesel reactor for South America

BY Ron KotrbaIncbio announced delivery of a 120,000 ton per year (36 MMgy) ultrasonic biodiesel reactor to be installed in South America. The unit will be used in an existing plant originally supplied by one of the world's largest biodiesel plant manufacturers. READ MORE

June 03, 2014

Renewable oil plant begins commercial production in Brazil

BY Ron KotrbaSolazyme announced that its JV with Bunge Global Innovation has begun commercial production at its Solazyme Bunge Renewable Oils plant in Brazil, where renewable oil and Encapso, a trademarked encapsulated lubricant, are being manufactured. READ MORE

June 02, 2014

Brazil ups biodiesel mandate to 7 percent starting November

BY Ron KotrbaOn May 28, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff signed an increase in the nation's biodiesel mandate starting in July, from 5 to 6 percent, and moving to 7 percent in November, according to Brazil's Ministry of Mines and Energy. READ MORE

May 13, 2014

Boeing, Embraer to open joint biojet research center in Brazil

BY Ron KotrbaUnder the MOU, the two companies will perform joint biofuel research, in addition to funding and coordinating research with Brazilian universities and other institutions. The research will focus on technologies that address supply chain gaps. READ MORE

April 30, 2014

Argentina biodiesel: taxes, domestic mandates and production

BY Ron KotrbaAn update on recent biodiesel-related developments in Argentina READ MORE

April 30, 2014

WTO panel to examine EU duties on Argentine biodiesel

BY International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development The dispute (DS473) between Argentina and the EU over the latter's imposition of antidumping duties on biodiesel imports from the South American economy has advanced to the panel stage at the global trade arbiter, after a second request last week. READ MORE

April 29, 2014

Global diesel engine sales forecast to rise 7.7 percent a year

BY The Freedonia Group Inc. Global diesel engine sales are forecast to rise 7.7 percent per year through 2017 to $248.5 billion, representing a marked acceleration from the 2007-'12 pace, according to "World Diesel Engines," a report published this month by The Freedonia Group. READ MORE