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December 29, 2020
On December 22, 2020, the Government Of India’s (GOI), Ministry of Road Transport and Highways published a Draft Automotive Industry Standard (AIS) containing procedural and safety requirements...
December 15, 2020
Biodiesel production in 2020 is expected to drop year over year by 16 percent to 1.25 billion liters due to a decrease in international and domestic diesel fuel demand stemming from the COVID-19...
December 9, 2020
To combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine government placed much of the country in various forms of quarantine, which in turn sharply eroded the demand for...
November 20, 2020
On November 18, the Brazilian National Energy Policy Council published a resolution to allow for the use of imported materials – either raw soybeans or soybean oil - in the production of biodiesel.
November 20, 2020
The European Commission launched a public consultation on the EU’s review of the Renewable Energy Directive (REDII).
November 9, 2020
To meet its 2020 biofuel target amid declining gasoline demand due to COVID-19, Japan increases its average bioethanol blend rate to 1.9 percent.
November 6, 2020
On October 29, 2020, India’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by the Prime Minister approved revised prices for ethanol procurement by the state-owned Oil Marketing Companies...
October 23, 2020
Peruvian ethanol production in 2020 is forecast at 170 million liters, a slight reduction from 173 million liters from the previous year.
October 14, 2020
Plentiful, and generally cheap, corn supplies in Brazil’s Center-West region have enticed investment in the corn ethanol sector over the last few years.
September 21, 2020
Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) invites public comments on its proposal to shorten the eligibility window for previously approved and future biomass projects...
September 18, 2020
The European Union’s countervailing duties against U.S. biodiesel were set to expire on September 16, 2020.
September 18, 2020
India’s average ethanol blending rate in gasoline is expected to reach 5.2 percent, up from 4.5 percent last year.
September 15, 2020
The current 20-year AEDP 2018 (2018 – 2037) revised down the biofuel consumption target, together with a gradual reduction in biofuel price subsidy between 2020 and 2022.
September 4, 2020
Total ethanol production for 2020 is estimated at 31.35 billion liters, a decrease of 16 percent relative to the revised figure for 2019 (37.38 billion liters), mainly because...
September 2, 2020
Total ethanol production for 2020 is estimated at 31.35 billion liters, a decrease of 16 percent relative to the revised figure for 2019 (37.38 billion liters), mainly because sugar-ethanol plants...
August 24, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic is negatively impacting the Argentine biofuels sector in 2020 as long-term lockdown provisions continue to restrict the full range of personal and commercial activities.
August 11, 2020
Vietnam’s gasoline consumption has grown steadily at approximately 4-5 percent per annum.
August 7, 2020
China has unofficially suspended its goal (established 2017) to implement a nationwide E10 mandate by the end of 2020.
August 3, 2020
Consumption mandates and fossil fuel demand continue to define the size of the Spanish biofuels market.
July 30, 2020
COVID-19 containment measures and the economic downturn dramatically curtailed Colombian motor fuel demand.