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September 25, 2015
Demand for ethanol is expected to increase by an average of five percent annually in the near future in order to meet the 10 percent mandated ethanol blend.
September 23, 2015
With full implementation of a 7 percent blend in 2015, biodiesel production is forecast to reach 537 million liters, up from 359 million liters in 2014.
September 8, 2015
China is a major producer of biofuels and production continues to increase.
August 26, 2015
Colombian biofuels production cannot fulfill policy expectations as a result of production deficiencies and insular policies that restrict trade.
August 26, 2015
The Bulgarian Renewable Energy Act (REA) established a national target of 16% of renewable energy in total energy consumption and 10% in transportation fuel consumption by 2020...
August 25, 2015
Lower rates of discretionary blending are expected to result in lower ethanol production and lower imports of U.S. ethanol for 2015 and 2016.
August 14, 2015
Paraguayan ethanol production is forecast to reach a record 215 million liters in 2016. This is a result of expected larger sales of gasoline as the local economy continues to expand.
August 13, 2015
The Portuguese biofuels sector faces new challenges since 2015 as biodiesel production quotas have been phased-out and sustainability requirements have been fully enforced.
August 13, 2015
In February 2015, the government of Brazil (GOB) raised federal taxes (CIDE and PIS/COFINS) on gasoline to R$ 0.22 /liter, which increased the competiveness of ethanol relative to the fossil fuel.
August 11, 2015
In 2014 Poland’s total production amounted to 0.7 MMT of biodiesel and 0.14 MMT of bioethanol.
August 6, 2015
On May 13, 2015, Ecuador President Rafael Correa signed Executive Decree 675. The decree doubles to ten percent the ethanol blend rate in Ecuadorian regular grade (87-octane) gasoline.
August 6, 2015
Australian biofuels total production for 2015 is estimated at 330 million liters (ML), comprised of 265 ML of ethanol and 65 ML of biodiesel.
August 5, 2015
Ineffective policies and insufficient supply chain infrastructure have caused biodiesel use to fall far short of aggressive mandates (use goals)...
August 4, 2015
The Czech Republic implemented the EU legislation and has set targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) savings and for the share of biofuels and renewable electricity in transportation on total consumption.
July 22, 2015
On April 28, 2015, the European Parliament approved the reform of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), which includes a 7 percent cap on food crop based biofuels for the transport sector.
July 17, 2015
Ethanol production for calendar year (CY) 2016 is forecast at 160 million liters, a 33 percent reduction from our CY 2015 estimate.
July 16, 2015
Japan’s current renewable energy policy focuses on generating power from solar, wind, and geothermal sources. Imports of wood pellets have been increasing for thermal power generation.
July 16, 2015
Thailand’s 10-year Alternative Energy Development Plan (2012 – 2021) remains unchanged targeting the use of ethanol at 9 million liters/day and B100 at 7.2 million liters/day in 2021, respectively.
July 16, 2015
This report provides an overview on the biofuel use mandates in the various EU-28 member states.
July 13, 2015
Italy’s biodiesel capacity reached approximately 2.5 MMT in 2014. Italian biodiesel operators include two categories: biodiesel producers and oilseed crushers.