Under pressure

Finch, Heidi
January 2008
ICIS Chemical Business;1/21/2008, Vol. 273 Issue 3, p26
Trade Publication
The article offers a look at the results of the increasing competition for renewable energy feedstocks. Feedstock competition for vegetable oil and animal fat has increased with the emergence of the biodiesel market. Fatty alcohol and fatty acid production now compete with biodiesel for vegetable oil feedstock and the fatty acid and biodiesel markets are rivals for tallow. Animal fats were seen to be particularly affected due to tax incentives to burn them for heat, energy and transport fuels.


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