Latin America

April 14, 2022

Senate bill aims to improve parity for renewable diesel, SAF

BY Erin VoegeleSens. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on April 7 introduced legislation that aims to improve data reporting for renewable diesel and SAF, incentivize their production, and eliminate unnecessary labeling regulations. READ MORE

January 12, 2022

BBI International launches new magazine focused on CCS

BY BBI International BBI International is launching a new magazine, titled Carbon Capture Magazine. There will be one print issue of the magazine published in 2022, along with a carbon capture industry directory and a map of storage and capture facilities. READ MORE

January 06, 2022

USDA: US biodiesel exports top 13,970 metric tons in November

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 13,970.8 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of B30 or greater in November, down from 29,689.5 metric tons in October but up from 10,262.3 metric tons in November 2020, according to data released by the USDA on Jan. 6. READ MORE

December 01, 2021

Brazil to maintain biodiesel blend rate at 10% in 2022

BY Erin VoegeleThe Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy announced on Nov. 29 it will maintain the current biodiesel blend rate of 10 percent through the year 2022. An announcement issued by the government cites cost concerns as the reason for the action. READ MORE

November 15, 2021

IRENA: Global bioenergy jobs at 3.52 million in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleBioenergy accounted for approximately 3.52 million of the 12 million global renewable energy jobs in 2020, according to an annual jobs report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in late October. READ MORE

October 14, 2021

USDA: US biodiesel exports expand in August

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 77,174.3 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends greater than B30 in August, up from both 68,957.5 metric tons in July and 68,970.7 metric tons in August 2020, according to data released by the USDA on Oct. 5. READ MORE

October 12, 2021

USDA maintains 2021-’22 forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA maintained its 2021-’22 forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released Oct. 12. The agency’s estimate for 2020-’21 soybean oil use in biofuel was also maintained. READ MORE

October 11, 2021

Report: Argentina’s biodiesel production to remain down in 2021

BY Erin VoegeleBiodiesel production in Argentina is expected to reach 1.54 billion liters (406.82 million gallons) this year, the second lowest figure in 11 years, according to a report filed with the USDA FAS Global Agricultural Information Network. READ MORE

September 21, 2021

NBB: Court maintains duties on Argentine biodiesel

BY National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board has welcomed the U.S. Court of International Trade's decision to uphold the U.S. Department of Commerce's final determination in its changed circumstances review (CCR) of duties on imports of Argentine biodiesel. READ MORE

July 21, 2021

Yield10 Bioscience begins 2021 field test, seed scale up program

BY Yield10 Bioscience Inc Yield10 Bioscience Inc., an agricultural bioscience company, on July 13 announced it has completed planting of its 2021 Field Test and Seed Scale Up program at all contracted sites in the U.S., Canada, and Argentina. READ MORE

July 13, 2021

Brazil announces move to 12% biodiesel blend

BY Erin VoegeleThe Brazilian government on July 12 announced plans to boost the mandatory biodiesel blend rate to 12 percent, up from the current blend rate 10 percent, but below the statutory target of 13 percent. READ MORE

July 09, 2021

More than 450 biofuel producers set to attend FEW

BY BBI International The 2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW), the ethanol industry's largest conference, will feature more than 150 speakers, next week, July 13-15, in Des Moines, Iowa. More than 450 biofuel producers are set to attend. READ MORE

May 06, 2021

USDA: US biodiesel exports up in March

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 37,605.6 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of greater than B30 in March, up from 17,149.8 metric tons in February and 30,310 metric tons in March 2020, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. READ MORE

April 14, 2021

Bolivia announces plans for 500 MMly biodiesel plant

BY Erin VoegeleThe government of Bolivia in March announced plans to construct a biodiesel plant, according to a report filed with the USDA FAS's Global Agricultural Information Network. The company first approved the production of biodiesel in 2019. READ MORE

April 07, 2021

USDA: Biodiesel exports at 17,150 metric tons in February

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 17,149.8 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of B30 or greater during February, up from 10,717.9 metric tons in February 2020, but down from 31,231.5 metric tons in January, according to data released by USDA on April 7. READ MORE

April 05, 2021

Honeywell technology chosen for advanced biorefinery in Paraguay

BY Honeywell Honeywell has announced that Brazil-based ECB Group will use the UOP Ecofining process to convert vegetable oils and inedible animal fats into renewable diesel and jet fuel at the Omega Green production facility in Villeta, near Asuncion, Paraguay. READ MORE

March 10, 2021

Cavitation Technologies receives order for biodiesel nano reactor

BY Cavitation Technologies Inc. Cavitation Technologies Inc. announced that Desmet Ballestra Group, CVAT’s strategic partner since 2010, has completed a sale agreement for Nano Reactor system with a biodiesel refinery in South America. READ MORE

February 17, 2021

Maire Tecnimont announces South American renewable diesel project

BY Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. Maire Tecnimont, through its subsidiary NextChem and Essential Energy USA Corp., on Feb. 15 executed a front-end engineering design contract as well as a memorandum of understanding for the construction of a renewable diesel plant in South America. READ MORE

January 06, 2021

Atlas Air partners with fuel supplier on SAF test flight

BY Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. on Dec. 22 announced the completion of a transoceanic sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) test flight from Spain’s Zaragoza Airport to Mexico City. The flight was powered by a 2.33 percent blend of SAF. READ MORE

December 07, 2020

USDA: Biodiesel exports down in October

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 15,634.4 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of greater than B30 in October, down from both 59,904 metric tons in September and 22,259.3 metric tons in October 2019, according to data released by the USDA on Dec. 4. READ MORE

November 24, 2020

Brazil allows imported soy for biodiesel production

BY Erin VoegeleThe Brazilian National Energy Policy Council on Nov. 18 published a resolution that allows imported soybeans and imported soybean oil to be used to produce biodiesel. It is unclear how long the resolution will remain in force. READ MORE

November 16, 2020

IEA expects global biofuels production to rebound in 2021

BY Erin VoegeleThe global biofuels industry has been strongly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report released by the International Energy Agency in early November, with production down approximately 11.6 percent when compared to 2019. READ MORE

November 02, 2020

Review of antidumping order on Argentine biodiesel rescinded

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Commerce on Oct. 9 announced it is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on biodiesel from Argentina for the period of review April 1, 2019, through March 31, 2020. READ MORE

October 27, 2020

Biodiesel Magazine announces 2021 media kit, digital offerings

BY BBI International Biodiesel Magazine the leading publication for the biodiesel industry, recently released its 2021 media kits. Biodiesel Magazine is now accepting 2021 advertising schedules across its print and digital platforms. READ MORE

October 05, 2020

Colombia’s production, use of biofuels expected to fall in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleColombia’s production and use of biofuels is expected to fall this year due to impacts associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The country’s biofuel imports are also expected to fall, according to a report filed with the USDA FAS GAIN. READ MORE

September 29, 2020

IRENA: Liquid biofuels accounted for 2.5M jobs globally in 2019

BY Erin VoegeleJobs in the renewable energy sector reached 11.5 million globally in 2019, according to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on Sept. 29. Bioenergy accounted for 3.58 million jobs, up from 3.18 million in 2018. READ MORE

September 21, 2020

Report: Brazilian biodiesel production to increase 6% in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleBrazilian biodiesel production is expected to reach 6.27 billion liters (1.66 billion gallons) this year, up 9 percent when compared to 2019, according to report recently filed with the USDA FAS Global Agricultural Information Network. READ MORE

September 09, 2020

Ethanol industry award winners to be recognized during FEW

BY BBI International Doug Tiffany and Doug Durante, the respective winners of the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo's Award of Excellence and High-Octane Award, will deliver acceptance speeches at the virtual FEW on Sept. 16. READ MORE

August 20, 2020

Brazil reduces biodiesel blend to 10% for September, October

BY Erin VoegeleThe Brazilian government announced on Aug. 13 that the blend requirement for biodiesel sold at the pump will be temporarily lowered from 12 percent to 10 percent for the months of September and October. READ MORE

August 06, 2020

UK, German partners demo macaúba biofuel supply chain in Brazil

BY Ron KotrbaU.K.-based biodiesel technology and equipment supplier Green Fuels and Germany-based innovative oil and carbon solutions provider INOCAS GmbH are working together to develop a sustainable fuels value chain in Minas Gerais, Brazil. READ MORE