Argentina, one of the world’s leading biodiesel producers, will require a 10% biodiesel blend in fuel burned for power generation, according to government officials.

In a bid to boost the struggling biofuels sector and increase the use of ‘green fuels’, the blending requirement for biofuel in the diesel used to run local vehicles will also be stepped to 10% in January, planning minister Julio de Vido has announced.

Biodiesel producers have been pushing hard to convince the government to raise the local blending requirements for mixing biodiesel with conventional fuel to compensate for European trade lost after the EU imposed strict anti-dumping duties on Argentinian imports earlier this year.

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