2017/09/11

EU lowers anti-dumping duties against Argentina

Argentina will regain access to the European biodiesel market within a few weeks after its successful World Trade Organization challenge to Europe’s anti-dumping duties. more...
2017/08/22

U.S. impose countervailing duties on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia

The U.S. Department of Commerce found that Argentina and Indonesia provide subsidies to their biodiesel producers in violation of international trade rules and announced its preliminary decision to impose countervailing duties on biodiesel imported into the U.S. from these countries. more...
2017/08/10

Stagnating biodiesel sales despite higher GHG quota

In Germany, the greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction was raised from 3.5 to 4 percent at the beginning of the year. Diesel consumption was increased as well but the Biodiesel consumption has fallen again. more...
2017/07/31

Vote on biodiesel anti-dumping duties postponed

The European Commission (EC) has postponed their decision on anti-dumping duties on biodiesel imports. more...
2017/07/27

New found enzyme responsible for seed oil production

US Biologists found a new enzyme (Plastid Lipase 1, PLIP1) in plants that breaks down the internal membranes of chloroplasts which consist of lipids. These lipids are transported to the endoplasmic reticulum where they become building blocks for seed oil. more...
2017/07/21

REG completes upgrade in Emden biorefinery

In January 2017 Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG) took over the biorefinery in Emden, Germany from Petrotec AG after a majority investment in December 2014. more...
2017/07/17

The Netherlands: 18 new biodiesel fueled trains

The new contract to operate the passenger rail service in the northern part of the Netherlands for 15 years from December 2020 went to Arriva. more...
2017/07/14

EPA: Reduction of biofuel volume requirements

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will reduce the majority of biofuel volume requirements for 2018. more...
2017/06/30

Avril to reduce output because of tough market

The French oilseed and biodiesel group Avril will reduce the volume of processed seeds in its factories because of tough market conditions. more...
2017/06/19

Biodiesel - Adaptation to diesel fuel by metathesis

Researchers from TU Kaiserslautern and Ruhr-University Bochum have succeeded in adapting the boiling curve of biodiesel to diesel fuel by means of a metathesis reaction. more...
2017/06/14

Norway - Exclusion of biodiesel from palm oil

The Norwegian Parliament has approved a list of legislative proposals to ban the public procurement and use of palm oil based biodiesel in order to implement the sustainability criteria of the European Union for biofuels. more...
2017/06/09

80 years of biodiesel

In the summer of 1937, the first patent for the transesterification of vegetable oils was issued, and thus the biodiesel was invented. more...
2017/05/26

Fuel efficiency improvements 2016

Recently published data from the European Environment Agency (EEA) show that in 2016 the fuel efficiency of new cars in the European Union continued to improve but at a slower rate. more...
2017/05/23

Biofuels potential to reduce GHGs not being exhausted

The German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) evaluated the sustainability certificates for 2016. The average GHG reduction of biofuels compared to fossil fuels is 73 percent. more...
2017/04/07

EU Parliament calls for renunciation of palm oil in biodiesel by 2020

The European Parliament approved a draft about sustainable production of palm oil with a large majority. more...
2017/03/28

Dumping accusations against Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel

US biodiesel producers accuse Argentine and Indonesian exporters to flood the US market with biodiesel and violate trade agreements. more...
2017/03/08

German biodiesel exports rise

In 2016 Germany exported 1.54 million tons of biodiesel, the exports rose by 3.4 percent compared to 2015. more...
2017/03/06

REG acquires Petrotec

Renewable Energy Group Inc. (REG) has completed the acquisition of Petrotec, the leading producer of biodiesel from used cooking oil in Continental Europe. more...
2017/02/20

Sensor unit for determination of biodiesel content in diesel blends

A handheld sensor unit for determination of the biodiesel content in diesel blends has been developed. more...
2017/02/01

Biodiesel record in the US

In 2016 a record of almost 2.9 billion gallons of biodiesel and renewable diesel was consumed in the US. This is an increase of almost 40 percent in comparison to the previous year. more...
2017/01/05

German biodiesel exports increase slightly

In comparison to 2015 German biodiesel exports in 2016 increased slightly by 0.4 percent. more...
2016/12/06

Four major cities to ban diesel vehicles by 2025

Four metropoles Paris, Mexico City, Madrid and Athens are planning to ban diesel-powered transport by 2025 in favour of walking and cycling to improve air quality in the cities. more...
2016/12/01

Fundamental Consequences for Agriculture and Climate Protection

On November 30, the European Commission has presented their draft of the revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED II). more...
2016/11/25

Phase-out for Biodiesel?

The European Commission is currently revising the Renewable Energies Directive (RED). more...
2016/08/08

No palm oil in UK biodiesel

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) reported that for the first time no palm oil has been used as source for renewable biodiesel, according to official figures. more...
2016/08/05

Cargill sells two oilseed processing facilities to Bunge

Cargill announced that it will sell the oilseed processing facilities and businesses in French and the Netherlands with annual processing capacities of approximately two million tons to Bunge. more...
2016/07/12

Biofuels and food production benefit from each other

Leading research institutes conclude in their paper „Reconciling food security and bioenergy: priorities for action“ that more...
2016/06/15

AGQM adds 3 biodiesel stabilizers to updated no-harm list

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitaetsmanagement Biodiesel e. V. (AGQM) completed its 10th no-harm test round of oxidation stabilizers which resulted in adding three new products to AGQM’s existing no-harm list. more...
2016/05/13

Madrid purchases B100-compatible hybrid busses

From June Scania will supply 51 hybrid busses of the “Citywide” series to the Spanish capital. For public transport in Madrid, there are tough measures. Fossil Diesel has not been allowed in new busses since 2010. more...
2016/04/21

Avril to cut Biodiesel output in France on weak demand

The French group Avril plans to reduce production from August to the end of 2016 at their five biodiesel plants in France run by Saipol. more...
2016/04/20

Biodiesel production by Microwaves

An article in Energy & Fuels of the American Chemical Society describes the transesterification of used cooking oil to biodiesel using a microwave. more...
2016/03/08

Indonesia to miss Biodiesel production target for 2016

Despite higher subsidies and a biofuels quota of 20%, only a third of Indonesia’s production capacity is produced in 2016, because of the low fuel prices. more...
2016/03/07

“Dodgy diesel” threatens EU green fuel market

The EBB believes that some suppliers from Poland are meeting the obligation to provide green fuel by simply adding extra diesel to the mix and reserving the biofuel. more...