Biodiesel Imports Drop Sharply in July

John Davis

eiaNumbers from the U.S. government show biodiesel imports, including all biomass-based diesel like renewable diesel, dropped sharply in July. This story in Biodiesel Magazine says the Energy Information Administration (EIA) showed imports of biomass-based diesel at about 14.2 million gallons in July, less than half of June’s 28.6 million gallons.

Indonesian biodiesel made up the majority of July’s imports, coming in at slightly more than 8.5 million gallons. Imports from Germany totaled 3.15 million gallons, while Norway and Canada together shipped about 2.5 million gallons to the U.S.

U.S. biodiesel exports also fell from June, although not by quite as much. The EIA data shows a total of 17.9 million gallons of exports in July, although the administration only explicitly lists roughly 16.4 million gallons of biomass-based diesel destined to specific countries. These figures are down from nearly 25 million gallons in June. More than 11 million gallons of U.S. exports went north to Canada, while close to 4.5 million gallons was shipped to Gibraltar. Taiwan received 630,000 gallons of U.S. biodiesel, while Australia was sent 168,000 gallons.

Other renewable diesel imports also fell in July, with 15.3 million gallons imported in July versus nearly 22 million gallons in June.

Biodiesel, Government