Europe

May 19, 2017

UFOP: Biodiesel potential to reduce GHGs not being exhausted

BY UFOP Demand for biodiesel is stagnating in Germany compared to 2015, according to UFOP, because the German government's stipulated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions quota is set too low while biodiesel's GHG efficiency continues to increase. READ MORE

May 02, 2017

French researcher honored with 2017 Glycerine Innovation Award

BY Ron KotrbaChristophe Len, full Professor at the Université de Technologie Compiègne – UTC (France), has won the 2017 Glycerine Innovation Award, sponsored by the American Cleaning Institute and National Biodiesel Board and presented at the AOCS annual meeting. READ MORE

April 20, 2017

German biodiesel exports for 2016 revised up slightly

BY Ron KotrbaGerman biodiesel exports in 2016 increased by 4.8 percent over the previous year, to 1.56 million metric tons, according to German government data. This is up from the export tally originally announced in March, which was 1.54 million tons. READ MORE

April 17, 2017

UFOP welcomes EU vote to exclude palm oil for biofuel use

BY UFOP The European Parliament supports the move to exclude palm oil as a raw material for energetic use from 2020, at the same time acknowledging the sustainability of biofuels made from oil plants (rapeseed and sunflower) grown within Europe. READ MORE

April 05, 2017

EU calls for clampdown on unsustainable palm oil imports

BY The European Parliament On April 4 the European Parliament voted 640 to 18 to pass a resolution to introduce a single certification scheme for palm oil entering the EU, in order to counter the impacts of unsustainable palm oil production, particularly in Southeast Asia. READ MORE

March 23, 2017

Groups take predictable sides as US biodiesel trade war develops

BY Ron KotrbaJust hours after the NBB filed an antidumping and countervailing duty petition claiming Argentine and Indonesian companies violate trade laws by flooding the U.S. with dumped biodiesel, other groups began taking sides in the developing trade war. READ MORE

March 15, 2017

Registration open for 2017 biodiesel round robin test

BY Ron KotrbaGermany's biodiesel quality management association (AGQM) and the mineral oil and fuels standards committee have begun registration for their annual round robin test for biodiesel and rapeseed oil fuel for 2017. Registration is open until April 7. READ MORE

March 07, 2017

German biodiesel imports rise sharply, exports grow modestly

BY Ron KotrbaGerman biodiesel exports in 2016 reached approximately 463 million gallons, up 3.4 percent. Imports increased 38 percent to roughly 216 million gallons, the highest since 2012. U.S. imports of German biodiesel rose by nearly seven times. READ MORE

March 03, 2017

REG completes Petrotec acquisition, sales top 2 billion gallons

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. REG announced several recent milestones, including five months of continuous full production in Geismar, 100 percent ownership of Petrotec's assets in Germany, and surpassing 2 billion gallons sold with the second billion coming in just 33 months. READ MORE