US Biodiesel Imports Up, But So Are Exports

John Davis

eiaU.S. imports of biodiesel and biomass-based renewable diesel came in at 28.6 million gallons during June, a spike of more than 12 million gallons from May. Biodiesel Magazine reports that while the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) numbers show a lot more is coming in, the amount going out is also up, hitting 24.6 million gallons of exports in biomass-based diesel in June.

A majority of U.S. imports for June originated from Indonesia and Argentina. Indonesia shipped nearly 11 million gallons of biomass-based diesel into U.S. ports in June, while Argentina sent 5.25 million gallons. More than 6.8 million gallons came from Germany, while imports from the Netherlands, South Korea and Canada made up the balance.

The U.S. also imported nearly 22 million gallons of “other renewable diesel” in June, up from only 5.7 million gallons in May. In June, 17.2 million gallons of “other renewable diesel” came from Singapore while 4.7 million gallons originated in Finland—two Neste Oil strongholds.

Roughly half of the 24.6 million gallons U.S. exports in June went north of the border to Canada (12.8 million gallons), while 6 million gallons was shipped to Spain, and nearly 5.7 million gallons went to Malaysia. Australia received 126,000 gallons of U.S. biomass-based diesel while 42,000 gallons was sent to Taiwan.

More information is available on the EIA website.

Biodiesel, International