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Argus Biofuels

An Argus market service, published daily 

Argus RME price

The daily Argus Biofuels report includes the Argus RME, SME and FAME 0 biodiesel assessments which are the key indexes for European swaps and physical deals. These prices are also used by exchanges to settle contracts.

This global report also publishes prices for ethanol T1 and T2 in northwest Europe as well as daily price differentials between benchmark Argus gasoline and ethanol prices and coverage the US Gulf and Asia-Pacific ethanol markets. Argus Biofuels includes prices for Renewable Energy Directive (RED) compliant ethanol. The new ethanol NWE T2 quote is based fob Rotterdam and includes duty. The new RED price runs concurrently with non-RED ethanol quotes.

Argus Biofuels features regional assessments which are tailored to local markets, including the FAME 0 cif Genoa assessment.

Coverage of waste derived biodiesel is provided through daily assessments of UCOME and TME which are both calculated as premiums to Argus RED FAME 0.

Argus’ market - appropriate methodology ensures clarity and delivers robust prices. Developed in consultation with market participants, the Argus methodology provides a clear point of difference. As a result of this approach, Argus has become the biodiesel benchmark price used in Europe.

Argus Biofuels now includes German and Spanish biofuels plant data online, featuring biodiesel capacity, utilisation rates and additional explanatory notes. This data is updated on a regular basis and provides subscribers with the most up-to-date information on refinery utilisation and throughputs, enabling market participants to assess outputs and inform critical decisions.

The Argus Biofuels service also features Argus Midday RSO Update. Published daily, the Update provides an indicator of activity in the market which may affect that day's closing price. The Argus RSO Midday Update covers both rapeseed oil fob Dutch Mill prompt and first forward strip in €/t. The numbers are supported by commentary from the experienced editorial team responsible for the Argus Biofuels service.

The service also includes the previous trading day's closing prices for Rapeseed OME fob Rotterdam and the benchmark FAME 0 CFPP fob Rotterdam assessment. This provides a valuable context to the midday numbers and helps inform trading decisions.

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Markets Covered 

  • Asian ethanol price assessments -  Ethanol fob Pakistan (hydrous), Ethanol cfr Philippines, Ethanol cfr Mumbai and B-grade cfr Northeast Asia
  • Biodiesel physical and paper markets – including RME, FAME 0, PME, SME, FAME -10
  • Ethanol T1 and T2
  • New Renewable Energy Directive compliant assessments of sustainable biofuels
  • Feedstocks – rapeseed oil, Asian Palm oil and Argentinian soybean oil

The Argus Biofuels service provides key biofuels prices, delivered in a prompt and flexible manner.


Anyone with exposure to the global biofuels market will find the Argus Biofuels publication essential. Our subscribers include traders, brokers, risk managers, planners, analysts, finance officers, governments, regulators, tax authorities, oil companies with biofuels operations, senior executives and exchanges.

Subscribers enjoy market-leading coverage written by industry experts.

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