USGC attributed die increase in exports to Southeast Asia to Vietnam's rising demand for DDGS, particularly for use in the aquaculture industry, where it complements soybean meal products in highprotein aqua diets.
inform June 2010, Vol. 21 (6) 349 imported in the ports of Venice and Trieste. produced from 100% renewable raw materi- The load was declared as Canadian in als and is free of any fossil oil components, origin, but the European Biodiesel Board in cars in Finland. Executive Vice President, (EBB) said there was strong evidence that Oil Retail, Sakari Tiovola said, “This is the it originated in the United States, where first time anywhere that a premium renew- its production was subsidized by the US able diesel will be tested across a range of government. different cars.” The European Commission approved The trial includes private individuals antidumping and antisubsidy duties on and Neste Oil employees. Test drivers from imports of biodiesel from the United States outside the company began their work in in mid-March 2009 (inform 20:219). Since mid-May and will continue until the middle then, the EBB has repeatedly contended that of the third quarter. Test drivers recruited these duties are being circumvented, either from within the company began in late via triangular trade through various coun- western India who had had to close his busi- April and will continue until the end of third tries (including Canada), or via blends, such ness over two years ago as saying, “We are quarter. Drivers will fill up at selected Neste as B19 (19% biodiesel + 81% petrodiesel) unable to recover our costs at the price fixed Oil service stations in Greater Helsinki. or lower, which are imported into Europe. by the government.” Toivola added, “The majority of Neste These practices are of an illegal or fraudu- oil stations in Finland already offer Neste lent nature. Green diesel” that comprises 10% renewable Part of the evidence that this cargo RENEWABLE diesel plus 90% conventional diesel. “We DIESEL involved trans-shipment, said the EBB, was plan to make Neste Green 100 diesel . . . that the product was offered with a $150– available to motorists as soon as possible,” $180 per ton discount compared with Euro- he concluded. pean Union biodiesel of comparable quality, and at a lower price than the most common EPA recognizes Neste Green 100 diesel contains NExBTL renewable diesel and an additive biodiesel raw materials (soybean oil and rapeseed oil). LS9’s UltraClean package designed for Finnish conditions to keep engines clean, protect them from diesel corrosion, prevent foaming, and promote India struggles In April the US Environmental Protection lubrication. NExBTL renewable diesel is produced from vegetable oil and waste to implement Agency (EPA) officially registered Ultra- Clean Diesel™, which LS9 Inc. of South animal fat using proprietary hydrogeniza- tion technology. biodiesel San Francisco, California produces in a one-step fermentation process based on The issues of government pricing of biofuels renewable raw materials. LS9 genetically ETHANOL and the availability of feedstocks are com- engineers microorganisms to produce fuels bining to restrict the commercialization of biodiesel in India. with improved properties such as cetane number, volatility, oxidative stability, and DDGS exports to The government of India has identified 40 million hectares of land for cultivation of cold-flow. The chemical composition of LS9’s Southeast Asia rise jatropha, an oilseed-bearing tree that grows UltraClean diesel is compatible with the The US Grains Council (USGC; Washing- on suboptimal soils and has a relatively low existing infrastructure (a “drop-in” fuel) and ton, DC) announced on April 22 that imports wate
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