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Argus Biofuels

An Argus market service, published daily 

Argus RME price

Argus spot price assessments for Renewable Energy Directive (RED) FAME 0 and RED RME are used by exchanges to settle contracts.

The Argus Biofuels publication includes prices for Renewable RED compliant ethanol, as well as daily differentials between benchmark Argus gasoline and ethanol prices. The report also covers the US Gulf coast and Asia-Pacific ethanol markets.

Argus Biofuels features daily prices and market analysis for waste-derived biodiesel UCOME and TME, and shows daily crude rapeseed oil prices (fob Dutch mill).

A separate crude rapeseed oil (RSO) midday report gives early price indications, based on actual transaction data for crude rapeseed oil, and features the previous day’s biodiesel price assessments. This snapshot of the market is supported by a bulletin board which lists deals completed in the trading day.

The report lists other relevant feedstock prices for the biofuels industry, such as Asia-Pacific palm oil and soybean oil prices.

Argus Biofuels shows daily price indications for the main grades of US biofuels, and features a weekly market wrap for South American markets.

Argus uses a market-appropriate methodology, developed in consultation with market participants, to ensure clarity and the delivery of robust prices. The Argus biodiesel price has become the index assessment for the European market as a result.

In addition, Argus Direct features key information for users, such as a bulletin board showing daily biodiesel deals completed, refinery capacity utilisation data for a number of European countries and a breakdown of biofuel and renewable energy legislation across the EU.

Markets Covered 

  • Biodiesel physical and paper markets - including RME, FAME 0, PME, SME, FAME -10
  • Ethanol T2
  • All biofuels assessments are compliant with the Renewable Energy Directive for 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.

Data and Downloads

  • Biofuels Legislative Overview (Europe)
  • German road fuel consumption
  • French bioethanol demand from road vehicles
  • Spanish non-food palm oil & used cooking oil and tallow imports
  • Spanish biofuel plant capacity and utilisation
  • Italian and French biodiesel demand
  • UK and German plant capacity and utilisation


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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