French BNP stops financial backing of soyabean clients on converted Amazon land

French BNP stops financial backing of soyabean clients on converted Amazon land

5th March, 2021

French international banking group BNP Paribas announced on 15 February that it will no longer provide financial services to customers who grow or buy Brazilian soyabeans in Amazonian land that has been cleared or converted since 2008.

Fintoil gets go ahead for tall oil refinery in Hamina

Fintoil gets go ahead for tall oil refinery in Hamina

5th March, 2021

Crude tall oil (CTO) refiner Fintoil is going ahead with plans to invest US$121.6M (€100M) in a new refinery in the Finnish port of HaminaKotka, Bioenergy International reported on 9 February.

Argentina halts agricultural export tax hike

Argentina halts agricultural export tax hike

4th March, 2021

The Argentine government will not impose a tax increase on agricultural exports or limit how much grain can be shipped abroad to halt rising food prices, Reuters reported on 10 February.

Latest issue: February 2021

February 2021

Our February 2021 issue gives an update on the EU biofuels market and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Renewable Energy Directive II and the expanding domestic supply and blending of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO).

In a special focus, we look at the role antioxidants play in preserving the shelf life of edible oils used in dressings, sauces and marinades.

We also report on the challenges facing the global sunflower oil market and the development and uptake of marine biofuels.

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