COVID-19 restaurant shutdowns hit biofuel feedstock supply

COVID-19 restaurant shutdowns hit biofuel feedstock supply

1st December, 2020

Oil refiners are facing a drop in used fats for use as feedstocks in biofuels due to restaurant closures during COVID-19 lockdowns, Bloomberg reported on 21 November.

Asia’s RCEP trade deal set to remove biofuel tariffs

Asia’s RCEP trade deal set to remove biofuel tariffs

30th November, 2020

A new free-trade agreement (FTA) between 15 Asia-Pacific countries will phase out tariffs on a range of biofuels and feedstocks, Argus Media reported on 16 November.

RSPO refutes abuse allegations in palm oil sector as CPOPC looks into AP claims

RSPO refutes abuse allegations in palm oil sector as CPOPC looks into AP claims

27th November, 2020

Allegations made in an Associated Press (AP) article about abuse in the palm oil sector are completely and categorically banned under the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) certification standards, the association said on 19 November.

Latest issue: November/December 2020

November/December 2020

Our November/December 2020 issue includes a look at new research into sourcing omega-3 from GM camelina.

In our special focus on biodiesel, we cover the latest technological developments as explained by leading oils and fats technology suppliers.

We also report on the rendering industry in Brazil and US logistics for vegetable and palm oils.

In addition, the November/December issue includes roundups of the latest developments in testing and standards and reports on biodiesel/ renewable diesel projects.

OFI’s regular mix of news, event listings and statistics also feature in this issue.