Hydrotreating renewable feedstocks is a relatively recent refining technology that enables sustainable raw materials such as vegetable oils, wastes, and animal fats to be converted into fuels that can substitute for conventional hydrocarbon-derived oil products.
Argus has been providing trusted price assessments for used cooking oil (UCO)-based hydrotreated biofuels, including HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil), SAF (sustainable aviation fuel), and bionaphtha. This suite of European prices was recently completed with the launch of a biopropane assessment.
Global capacity for this type of renewable fuels is on the rise, and the effect of growing volumes has already translated in an increase in spot liquidity, including on the trade initiation platform Argus Open Markets (AOM) for HVO.
This growth in trade is triggering the development of best practices for supply operations and compliance with renewable fuel regulations. Argus methodology and market coverage align with evolving trends, offering market participants across multiple industries greater transparency and tools upon which to base investment and risk management decisions to reduce their carbon footprint.
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An international integrated energy company with an extensive retail network planned to invest in a new hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) plant in Europe. They had been in discussion with a potential investment partner, but was seeking stronger intelligence on which to base a final investment decision.
Solution: In order to provide advice on the economic feasibility of a new facility, the Argus Consulting team carried out a detailed analysis of the outlook for HVO in Europe.
The government of a non-EU country wished to explore the feasibility of setting national biofuels blending targets more closely aligned with new EU mandates.
Solution: Working alongside technology and legal advisory partners, Argus Consulting carried out detailed analysis on the potential for the government to adopt more ambitious biofuels blending mandates.
A consortium of world-leading companies sought to build a renewable methanol production plant using non-recyclable mixed waste as feedstock. Using new technology, this innovative facility will convert residual waste into syngas and then into high-quality methanol.
Solution: Argus Consulting conducted an in-depth analysis of the use of biomethanol and bio-MTBE in gasoline blending to identify the viability of a waste-to-chemicals facility.
With the global energy transition well underway, Argus will be your partner in navigating the challenges and opportunities with our bespoke consulting services and research. Our consulting division builds on Argus’ key strengths – commodity markets expertise, international networks and trusted data.
This spans future energy such as hydrogen, along with all its potential carriers such as ammonia, as well as biomass, biofuels, conventional energy sources such as coal, LNG, fuel oil, marine fuels, petroleum coke, plus comprehensive coverage of electricity markets.
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Argus publishes price assessments across all major junctions of the energy transition. Finding the right information is key for your customers with the demand for NetZero becoming higher, we are able to offer our Energy Transition Data to customers through our partners.
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Listen to a video update by Lauren Moffitt, Reporter, Argus Biofuels as she discusses and shares some brief insights into some recent drivers impacting Asian biofuels feedstock markets.
Please note that the price assessments and news discussed here are all part of the Argus Biofuels Market Service. Email us at [email protected] or fill out the form below to learn more.
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