David Carpintero, Director General, ePURE, the European Renewable Ethanol Association
August 17, 2023
BY David Carpintero
The World Trade Organization’s Dispute Settlement Body on Nov. 27 agreed to a request submitted by Indonesia to establish a dispute panel to review countervailing duties imposed by the European Union on imports of biodiesel from Indoenesia.
The Council of the European Union on Oct. 9 adopted regulations for the ReFuelEU initiative. The new law aims to boost both the demand for and supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) within the European Union.
Aemetis Inc. announced that its Universal Biofuels subsidiary in India, owner and operator of a 60 MMgy biodiesel plant, was selected by India’s three government-controlled oil marketing companies to supply an estimated $150 million of biodiesel.
The U.S. exported 77,877.3 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of B30 or greater in August, according to data released by the USDA FAS on Oct. 5. Imports of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of B30 and greater were at 139,738.4 metric tons.
UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced sugarcane processing and ethanol production were both up during the second half of August. Ethanol sales for the full month were up more than 9 percent from last year.
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