Indonesia's 2016 biodiesel market is set to grow sharply in case legislation issued last March was to be implemented. It therefore comes as no surprise that Indonesia is one of the few countries worldwide where some significant investment in biodiesel producti...

Argentina - Biodiesel output at historical low

FAME production in November 2015 was 167,626 tonnes, the lowest since May and below 199,680 in the preceding month and 243,455 one year earlier. The low output can be attributed to weaker economics from the ...

European Union - Sharp decline in biodiesel production margins

FAME production margins in Central and Northwestern Europe in January 2016 fell sharply on the month, F.O. Licht calculations, based on spot prices, show. The January average is the lowest for ten months. Rap...

United States - ADM considers sale of dry mills amid falling ethanol margins

US agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) reported poor ethanol margins and cautioned that tough market conditions could persist in the year ahead. The company's Corn Processing segment reporte...

International - US ethanol/corn oil cargo fixed for EU market

Tanker on sea Freight sources told F.O. Licht that several ethanol cargoes were fixed ex-US Gulf, destined for Asia and Europe, while there also was shipping interest on the LatAm/EU route. Apart from that, there were severa...

United Kingdom - Fuel ethanol use suffers from decline in gasoline consumption

Fuel ethanol use in December 2015 was 64 mln litres, a ten-month low, compared with 65 mln in the preceding month and 66 mln one year earlier. The average blending share amounted to 4.4% vol., also the lowest f...

Brazil - Ethanol exports at seven-month low

Undenatured ethanol exports in January 2016 amounted to 119.9 mln litres, according to preliminary official trade data.This would be a seven-month low compared with 286.7 mln litres on the preceding month and 1...

Local press reports said preliminary industry data for 2015 pointed to some growth in fuel ethanol use, and 2016 may bring even more growth. The marke...

Argentina - Strong growth for corn-based fuel ethanol

Preliminary industry data show a considerable increase in local fuel ethanol output and use, which can exclusively be attributed to a stronger role fo...

United States - REG buys Wisconsin biodiesel plant

Nasdaq-listed biodiesel producer Renewable Energy Group Inc. (REG) said that it has signed an asset purchase agreement with Sanimax Energy LLC to acqu...

United States - Fuel ethanol stocks at multi-year high

Fuel ethanol production in the week to January 29, 2016 amounted to 959,000 barrels per day (bpd), the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) repo...

Brazil - Discount widens at ANP biodiesel auction

The national petroleum agency (ANP) reported that 639.6 mln litres (around 563,000 tonnes) of FAME were sold at its 47th auction for use in B-7 blends...

Germany - Verbio raises 2015/16 earning forecast, pays first dividend ever

Frankfurt-listed ethanol and FAME producer Verbio Vereinigte Bioenergie AG stated that its management board raised its forecast for the 2015/16 (Jul/J...

United Kingdom - 30% y/y decline in 2015 biodiesel sales

Biodiesel sales in December 2015 amounted to around 63,000 tonnes, HM Custom and Revenue data show, up from 62,000 in the preceding month and 60,000 o...

 

Spain - Biodiesel producer files for bankruptcy

Biocarburantes de Galicia SL, a FAME producer in Begonte, Lugo, has filed for bankruptcy. The company reportedly has a debt load of EUR17 mln and a liquidation ...

India - Maharashtra mills to supply almost 330 mln litres of fuel ethanol to OMC

Local press reports point to a sharp increase in interest in fuel ethanol sales for the federal government's ethanol blending program (EBP) from sugar mills in ...

Brazil - Ethanol production in the North/Northeast ahead of last year

Sugar mills in Brazil's North/Northeast (NNE) growing region crushed 40.5 mln tonnes of cane by January 16, down from 41.2 mln crushed by the same time last yea...

Peru - Indecopi slaps countervailing duties on Argentine biodiesel

Peru's competition watchdog Indecopi decided to impose countervailing duties on biodiesel imports from Argentina. According to a resolution issued by the state ...

Brazil - Cash-strapped mills prioritise ethanol

Some cash-strapped Brazilian cane mills are prioritising ethanol output even if sugar is ultimately more remunerative in order to generate cash quickly, Rui Cha...

New Zealand - Biodiesel plant to be completed this year

Z Energy will complete its FAME plant in Auckland this June. The plant, running on animal fat, will have an initial annual production capacity of 20 mln litres ...

United States - Exxon Mobil, REG join forces on biodiesel production from cellulosic sugars

US biodiesel producer the Renewable Energy Group (REG) said it as agreed with oil major ExxonMobil to study the production of biodiesel by fermenting renewable ...