Market Overview

Quarterly Update on Global Biodiesel Market

For the Quarter Ending March 2021


Demand for Biodiesel was very high in the APAC region during Q1 2021. Scarcity of Rapeseeds pushed up the prices of Biodiesel in the global market, especially in Indonesia where the prices rose due to high export demand from other Asian countries. China claimed high demand for Rapeseed and hence Europe-China trade was marked mountainous. Meanwhile in India, Aemetis has announced that its universal biofuels subsidiary/plant in Andhra Pradesh, will soon distribute Biodiesel to Indian public transport buses.

North America

USA experienced high demand for Biodiesel for blending in gasoline during Q1 2021. Meanwhile, the government of USA announced the price hike in RIN (Renewable Identification Number) credits which are given to those engaged in gasoline manufacturing with apt Biodiesel blending. Rest of the manufacturers who don’t blend Biodiesel in gasoline would have to buy these credits, and this will propel the demand for Biodiesel in the coming months. This announcement enhanced the market sentiments and key players anticipated to seek huge spike in demand for Biodiesel across the region, that will force small manufacturers to increase their production.


In Europe, Rapeseed prices in Germany surged as an effect of lower supply levels heard during January. The sales of Biodiesel remained low during January despite moderate product availability. Later in March, Biodiesel sales spiked up, but the inventories remained at low levels, which supported the price of feedstock vegetable oils and Rapeseeds. In addition, the European export demand for rapeseeds from several Asian countries was high that forced its prices to remain high.

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Biodiesel is made from a blend of resources such as recycled cooking oil, vegetable oils, and animal fats. Biodiesel is a renewable, biodegradable, and clean-burning diesel substitute that can be used in diesel engines. As per its technical definition, Biodiesel is a liquid fuel which should meet certain legal diesel motor fuel specifications to be utilized as an automotive or industrial fuel. Therefore, raw vegetable oil cannot be termed as “Biodiesel”, as it cannot meet the diesel fuel specifications. The largest source of oil comes from oil crops such as rapeseed, palm, or soybean. Rapeseed represents the greatest potential for biodiesel production in the United Kingdom. At present, biodiesel is mainly sourced from waste vegetable oils that come from restaurants, industrial food companies such as Birdseye, etc. In cold weather, the performance of the Biodiesel depends on the blend of Biodiesel, the feedstock, and the petroleum diesel attributes. In a general scenario, blends with lower percentages of biodiesel perform superior in cold temperatures.

Product Specific Details

CAS No.: Mapped Under Multiple Cas No; HS Code: 38260000; Grades: B100 (100% biodiesel), B20 (20% biodiesel), B5 (5% biodiesel); Packaging Size: Tanker/Drum; Incoterms: CFR, FOB, Ex-Works, Bulk Contracted, Spot

Countries Covered:

APAC – China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore,

Europe – Germany, France, Belgium

America – USA, Brazil

MEA – Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa

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Related Report:

Global Biodiesel Market Analysis: Plant Capacity, Production, Operating Efficiency, Technology, Demand & Supply, End-User Industries, Distribution Channel, Regional Demand, 2015-2030

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