News

9 Oct 2017
Saipol cuts biodiesel production due to Argentinian imports
Biodiesel producer Saipol, subsidiary of Avril, announced to cut down biodiesel production and rapeseed crushing due to the reopening of the European market to Argentinian biodiesel imports. more…
19 Sep 2017
London’s fatberg will be turned into Biodiesel
The 130-tonne fatberg from London’s sewer system is highly demanded. more…
11 Sep 2017
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…
22 Aug 2017
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…
10 Aug 2017
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…
31 Jul 2017
Vote on biodiesel anti-dumping duties postponed
The European Commission (EC) has postponed their decision on anti-dumping duties on biodiesel imports. more…
27 Jul 2017
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…
21 Jul 2017
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…
17 Jul 2017
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…
14 Jul 2017
EPA: Reduction of biofuel volume requirements
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will reduce the majority of biofuel volume requirements for 2018. more…