Argentina issues biodiesel supply call

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Argentine wholesale power regulator Cammesa issued a pre-qualification call for the transport and supply of biodiesel to fire local power plants.

Offers are due September 2, a Cammesa statement said. The regulator said it will inform bidders at the appropriate time which generators will receive the fuel.

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Bidders planning to transport the fuel by boat must be able to deliver at least 1,500m3 at a time. Those who plan to transport the biodiesel on land must be able to dispatch at least 10 trucks per day, the statement said.

To help local biodiesel companies recover from drop-offs in production and exports following anti-dumping duties imposed by the European Union in 2013, Argentina's government in May slashed export duties for the green fuel to 11% from 21.8%.

News sources reported last December that Argentina raised the required mix of biodiesel to be used in gasoil to 10% from 8% as another measure to counteract the EU levies.

Click here to see the bidding details for the tender in Spanish.