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EU trade group files petition to extend anti-dumping tax on US ethanol

January 29, 2018

A European ethanol trade group has filed an appeal to extend the EU’s anti-dumping duty on US ethanol exports, which is set to expire in late February.


Saudi’s SABIC buys quarter of Clariant

January 26, 2018

Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) has agreed to acquire a 24.99% stake in Swiss specialty chemicals maker Clariant AG, becoming the company's largest shareholder, SABIC announced on 25 January.


UPM receives sustainability certificate for Brassica carinata in Uruguay

January 26, 2018

UPM Biofuels, a division of Finnish bio and forestry concern UPM Kymmene, has received a sustainability certificate for the cultivation of Brassica carinata in Uruguay for use as a biofuel feedstock.


ADM approaches Bunge with merger offer

January 25, 2018

US-headquartered Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), one of the world’s largest grain traders, has approached its rival Bunge with a possible takeover offer that could rattle international agri markets.


Colombian team’s space-saving biodiesel process increases productivity three-fold

January 25, 2018

A research team at the National University of Colombia has developed and patented a novel biodiesel production process that could significantly improve productivity while cutting space requirements and cost.


World Bio Markets supporting the advancement of the bio-economy around the world

January 25, 2018

With governments committed to reducing emissions and consumers becoming more educated about where their products come from, there are opportunities for the bio-based sector to become a true contender to fossil oil.


Indian firm wants to turn waste fat polluting Bellandur Lake into biodiesel

January 24, 2018

An Indian renewable fuels company is examining the opportunities of turning the waste oils and fats leaking from the broken sewage systems of the city of Bengaluru into biodiesel.


Monsanto plans to sell dicamba-resistant GM soya in Brazil by 2020

January 23, 2018

Monsanto’s Brazilian unit plans to launch field tests of its genetically modified dicamba-resistant soyabean in Brazil in the 2019-20 season with an eye on commercial introduction in the following year.


Arjuna Natural Extracts introduces preservative to lengthen frying oil life

January 22, 2018

India-based botanical extracts producer and manufacturer Arjuna Natural Extracts introduced a new preservative formulation on 15 January to increase the frying life of vegetable oils in food preparation.


Brazil’s Amaggi to acquire grain producer Ciapar

January 19, 2018

Brazilian grain trader Amaggi announced on 10 January that it had entered into negotiations to acquire Mato Grosso, Brazil-based grain producer Companhia Agricola do Parecis (Ciapar).


Indonesia, Malaysia slam ‘discriminatory’ EU vote to phase out palm oil biodiesel

January 19, 2018

Indonesia and Malaysia, the world’s two largest palm oil producers, have voiced their strong opposition to an EU plan to stop considering palm oil-based biodiesel a renewable fuel by 2021.