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2019 United States Agricultural Export Yearbook
July 22, 2020
The 2019 U.S. Agricultural Export Yearbook provides a statistical summary of U.S. agricultural commodity exports to the world and the United States’ primary trading partners.
European Union: Biofuel Mandates in the EU by Member State in 2020
June 2, 2020
This report provides an overview on the biofuel use mandates in the various EU-27 member states + the UK. It supplements the EU Biofuel Annual Report 2020.
Romania: Romania Approves New Biofuels Blending Exemptions
May 1, 2020
In mid-April, the Government of Romania (GOR) approved Emergency Ordinance (E.O.) 47/2020 to provide flexibility from biofuel mandates for local petroleum stakeholders.
Austria: Austrian Agricultural Processor AGRANA Starts Disinfectants Production Based on Bioethanol
April 17, 2020
The shortage of disinfectants, caused by the Covid 19 (“Coronavirus”) crisis, triggered the use of AGRANA’s bioethanol for surface and hand disinfectants.
EU-28: Biofuels Annual
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.
Netherlands: The Dutch Industrial Market for Biomass
February 20, 2019
This brief report describes the 2018-2020 industrial market for biomass for energy generation in the Netherlands.
EU-28: Biofuels Annual
July 10, 2018
On June 14, 2018, an agreement on the successor to the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) was reached for 2021-2030.
Russia: Wood Pellet Production Update
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.
Netherlands: Current Market Opportunities for Wood Pellets in The Netherlands
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.
Netherlands: Case Studies for a Biorefinery
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....
Italy: Italian Wood Pellets Overview
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.
Portugal: Portugal Biofuel Market Outlook 2017
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.
EU-28: EU’s General Court Rules Against Anti-dumping Duty on U.S. Ethanol
June 22, 2016
On June 9, 2016, the European Union (EU) General Court ruled that the European Commission (EC) violated its own laws by issuing a country-wide anti-dumping (AD) duty on imports of U.S. ethanol.
U.S. Ethanol Exports Rebound in 2014
May 1, 2015
U.S. ethanol exports rebounded in 2014, with value and volume both up approximately 35 percent from the previous year, although still below the record set in 2011.
Netherlands: Legislation on Biomass Sustainability Criteria
April 23, 2015
On March 18, 2015, the Dutch energy sector and NGOs agreed upon the sustainability criteria for biomass. On March 30, these requirements were laid down in official Dutch legislation.
U.S. Exports of Corn-Based Products Continue to Climb
January 21, 2015
U.S. exports of corn-based products have experienced rapid growth in the past decade, reaching a value of $7.6 billion in fiscal year 2014, up 16 percent from the previous year.
Agricultural Exports to the European Union: Opportunities and Challenges
February 15, 2013
The ability of U.S. agricultural and food exporters to penetrate the growing EU market is constrained by tariff and non-tariff trade barriers and increased global competition.