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July 17, 2019
The EU set a 10 percent target for renewable energy use in transport for 2020, and raised the target to 14 percent in 2030, with advanced biofuels counting double to the target.
June 7, 2019
On May 24, 2019, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry issued a notification that biofuel imports (non-fuel use) in India will now require....
February 20, 2019
This brief report describes the 2018-2020 industrial market for biomass for energy generation in the Netherlands.
August 17, 2018
On June 4, 2018, the government of India (GOI) released the National Policy on Biofuels-2018.
July 16, 2018
Colombia recently increased their biofuel blend mandate to 10 percent for most of the country.
July 10, 2018
On June 14, 2018, an agreement on the successor to the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) was reached for 2021-2030.
July 5, 2018
The development of the biofuels sector remains a low priority for the Russian government whose agricultural programs are largely focused on “import substitution” and export support programs.
June 5, 2018
There is an array of opportunities for U.S. agricultural exporters in Japan, though its unique culture and regulatory environment present challenges.
May 17, 2018
The Dutch Government subsidizes the co-firing of biomass, but the funding is linked with complex sustainability criteria which eventually must be demonstrated by the forest owner.
May 14, 2018
The United States and the Netherlands are ideal partners in building a biobased economy and a biobased industrial cluster. USDA/FAS The Hague, the Dutch Government and the Port of Amsterdam....
April 25, 2018
On April 17, 2018, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced a revision to its biofuel policy that creates a market opportunity for up to 366 million liters....
January 5, 2018
On December 29, 2017, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) invited public comments on changes to its fuel ethanol policy.
January 1, 2018
Indonesia’s plans to develop bioethanol continue to face strong headwinds from costly inputs, capacity limitations and trade restrictions limiting imports of alternative feedstock.
December 27, 2017
Bolivia announces its intention to implement an ethanol blend mandate in gasoline which will begin at 10 percent and would increase gradually as the Bolivian industry increases production....
December 26, 2017
Distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) are a byproduct of corn ethanol production. This derivative is primarily used in compound animal feeds as a vegetable based protein.
December 15, 2017
Japan is likely to finalize a determination in January, 2018, that will allow the use of U.S. corn-based ethanol in the production of bio-Ethyl Tert-Butyl Ether (ETBE) from 2018.
October 25, 2017
Local ethanol production is expected to increase through 2018 with import growth not expected to fully offset rising demand.
September 6, 2017
Italy is a leading European consumer of wood pellets (approximately 3 million metric tons per year), with domestic consumption representing 96 percent of total use.
September 1, 2017
Brazil’s consumers have a budding appetite for higher-value food products as the country’s economy recovers from a historic recession and its middle class grows.
July 3, 2017
Since 2015, when the government set the overall biofuel mandate at 7.5 percent for transportation, the market has been adjusting to avoid exceeding the volumetric blending limit for biodiesel.

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