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Platts Kingsman says boosting Brazilian ethanol blend will stretch capacity

In Brazil, Platts Kingsman says that any increase in the ethanol blending mandate would stretch the country’s production capacity, likely impacting its ethanol trade flows with the US. Talk is that the 25% ethanol blend could rise to 27.5% as soon as next month. Platts Kingsman says ethanol demand would increase by 95 million liters […]

April 23, 2014 More

India still failing to implement 5% ethanol blend

In India, implementing the 5% ethanol blend remains a challenge due to the oil companies having only contracted 620 million liters from sugar mills, compared to the 1.05 billion liters needed. Of the contracted volume, 300 million liters remains in storage in the depots. Mills are stuck because once the volume is offered to the […]

April 23, 2014 More

Asian ethanol exports into Philippines have a short window of opportunity

In the Philippines, there is a short window for ethanol imports from Thai and Vietnamese producers following higher US ethanol prices. Ethanol prices in the US are starting to slip however, meaning that the opportunities for regional trade into the Philippines aren’t likely to last long.

April 23, 2014 More

Vireol selects Murex to market ethanol from Virginia plant

In Texas, Vireol Bio Energy, LLC has selected Murex LLC as their marketing partner for the bioethanol plant in Hopewell, Virginia. Vireol recently announced their plans to bring the 63 million gallon per year ethanol plant in Hopewell, Virginia online in April of 2014. Vireol originally planned to transfer the plant to the UK, but […]

April 23, 2014 More

Indian food processor to invest US$65.7 million corn ethanol plant

In India, Rasoya Proteins is set to invest US$65.7 million in a corn-based ethanol plant with feedstock sourced locally in Nagpur and surrounding regions in Maharashtra. The facility will complement the company’s other food processing facilities including rice, wheat and soy.

April 23, 2014 More

University of Nebraska-Lincoln says GHG of stover ethanol worse than gasoline

In Nebraska, using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline, according to a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. The findings by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln team of researchers cast doubt on whether corn residue can be used to meet federal […]

April 21, 2014 More

American Process sells the first woody biomass cellulosic ethanol RINS

On Friday April 18, 2014, American Process shipped its second commercial ethanol cargo and sold the first cellulosic ethanol RINs from its Alpena Biorefinery. These are the first cellulosic ethanol RINs generated since the beginning of 2013.  These are also the first ever commercial cellulosic ethanol RINS generated from woody biomass in in the US. […]

April 21, 2014 More

Minnesota orders to ethanol plant owners to pay $10,000 fine

In Minnesota, the state’s pollution control agency says the new owners of the ethanol plant in Buffalo Lake, Buffalo Lake Advanced Biofuels, must pay the $10,000 fine for the 2012 wastewater violation. At the time, the plant was owned by Purified Renewable Energy but that company has since gone bankrupt.

April 17, 2014 More

EPA taking comments on ADM’s carbon sequester plan at Illinois ethanol plant

In Illinois, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comment on a proposed permit that would allow Archer Daniels Midland to inject carbon dioxide deep underground at a facility in Decatur, Illinois. This process – known as “carbon sequestration” – is a means of storing carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate […]

April 17, 2014 More

Biofuels Digest Index climbs to 78.10 as ethanol equities rally

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, climbed 0.68 percent to 78.10 as ethanol equities rallied.  For the day, Biofuel Energy (BIOF) soared 27.39 percent to $7.72, while Gevo (GEVO) rebounded 12.45 percent to $0.93. Among other equities, Ceres (CERE) slumped 10/15 percent to $0.61. Overall, advances led declines 7 to […]

April 17, 2014 More