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Argentina’s biodiesel manufacturing is expected to reduce by 30 % in 2015 as growth of residential demand could not make up for declining international exports.

The Argentine Biofuels and Hydrogen Association (ABHA) estimates this year’s complete biodiesel result to cap at 1.8 million tonnes, a considerable decline from 2.58 million tonnes in 2014.

Exports are expected to decline by 55 % and also the domestic Argentinian consumption, due to rise 11 %, will certainly not have the ability to compose the difference.

The reduction suggests that the country’s biodiesel sector is working just at roughly 40 % of its complete 4.6 million tonnes each year set up capacity.

But Claudio Molina, ABHA exec director, states he hopes to see a turnover in the situation with the presidential election to be held on 22 November, where both prospects are expected to improve business problems.

One improvement pointer Molina shares is enhancing the biodiesel mix portion to 12 % from the present 10 %, with a feasible later boost to 15 %.

Argentina biodiesel exports started diminishing in 2012 when the EU increased tax obligations on biodiesel imports after suspected food dumping by Argentina.

Argentina has filed a problem with the World Profession Organization against the EU anti-dumping tax obligations.

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