Biofuel Feedstock

Wholesale Solutions for Renewable Fuel Producers

Feedstock Supply for Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Producers

Targray is a major international supplier of biofuel feedstock – the source material used to produce renewable fuels like biodiesel, renewable diesel fuel and ethanol. First-generation biofuel is produced from vegetable oils and food crops such as palm, rapeseed, soy, beets and cereals like corn and wheat. Second- and third-generation biofuel is produced from biomass feedstocks that do not compete with food & feed crops. Examples include animal tallow, used cooking oils, agricultural waste and residues, municipal solid waste, non-food crops and algae.

As one of the largest international ISCC-certified biodiesel solution providers, we can provide large scale biodiesel production facilities and crude oil refineries with commercial quantities of used cooking oil, soybean oilanimal fats, and other biofuel feedstock.

About Our Feedstock Supply Capabilities

  • International sourcing network of ISCC-certified feedstock suppliers
  • Wholesale procurement programs with flexible pricing options
  • Partnerships with renewable energy producers and buyers in North America and Europe
  • Considerable expertise surrounding compliance and supply chain sustainability
  • Real-time pricing and product availability information for customers
  • Turnkey logistics services managed and delivered entirely in-house
  • Feedstock sales offices in Switzerland, the United States and Canada

Feedstock Partner Associations

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International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) is a certification system for sustainability, traceability and GHG emission savings. Its goal is to facilitate and improve the various aspects of sustainability in biomass value chains. Targray first obtained its ISCC certification in 2014, and has been a corporate member of ISCC System since 2019.

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The American Fats and Oils Association (AFOA) is a non-profit organization focused on fostering trade and commerce within the United States and throughout the world for animal, fish, and vegetable fats, oils, and protein. The AFOA works to promote uniformity and certainty in the standards of such products and in the customs and usages of the trade.

EBOTA (European Bulk Oil Traders Association)

The European Bulk Oil Traders’ Association (EBOTA) was formally established in December 2011. Acting on behalf of its members, EBOTA engages issues impacting the bulk trading of oil liquids, petrochemicals, biofuels, petroleum diesel and associated derivatives in Europe. The organization also provides members with training on REACH, ADN and RED II compliance.

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The Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) supports and advocates for public policies that are technology neutral, utilizes sustainable feedstocks, and offers subsidy parity to ensure all viable advanced biofuels can compete with the benefit of a level playing field. The organization engages government bodies at all levels to secure support for the advanced biofuels industry.

 

Review of Crops Used to Make Biodiesel Feedstock

Over 350 oil-bearing crops have been identified as potential biodiesel feedstocks. However, palm, jatropha, rapeseed, soybean, sunflower, and peanut oils are most suitable for biodiesel produced commercially:

 

Group Source of oil
Major oils
  • Coconut (copra)
  • Corn (maize)
  • Cottonseed
  • Canola (a variety of rapeseed)
  • Olive
  • Peanut (groundnut)
  • Safflower
  • Sesame
  • Soybean
  • Sunflower
Nut oils
  • Almond
  • Cashew
  • Hazelnut
  • Macadamia
  • Pecan
  • Pistachio
  • Walnut
Other edible oils
  • Amaranth
  • Apricot
  • Argan
  • Artichoke
  • Avocado
  • Babassu
  • Bay laurel
  • Beech nut
  • Ben
  • Borneo tallow nut
  • Carob pod (algaroba)
  • Cohune
  • Coriander seed
  • False flax
  • Grape seed
  • Hemp
  • Kapok seed
  • Lallemantia
  • Lemon seed
  • Macauba fruit (Acrocomia sclerocarpa)
  • Meadowfoam seed
  • Mustard
  • Okra seed (hibiscus seed)
  • Perilla seed
  • Pequi (Caryocar brasiliensis seed)
  • Pine nut
  • Poppy seed
  • Prune kernel
  • Quinoa
  • Ramtil (Guizotia abyssinica seed or Niger pea)
  • Rice bran
  • Tallow
  • Tea (camellia)
  • Thistle (Silybum marianum seed)
  • Wheat germ
Inedible oils
  • Algae
  • Babassu tree
  • Copaiba
  • Honge
  • Jatropha or ratanjyote
  • Jojoba
  • Karanja or honge
  • Mahua
  • Milk bush
  • Nagchampa
  • Neem
  • Petroleum nut
  • Rubber seed tree
  • Silk cotton tree
  • Tall
Other oils
  • Castor
  • Radish
  • Tung

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U.S. Biodiesel Suppliers

Our United States biodiesel fuel supply network is continuously expanding to meet distributor and retailer demand along major transportation corridors.

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