Search Results for 'ethanol'

PTT may use spoiled rice for ethanol

In Thailand, the Finance Ministry may sell 100,000 metric tons of spoiled rice to PTT for use as ethanol feedstock after discovering that so much of the rice pledged by farmers at between THB15,000 and THB20,000 per ton had spoiled. Though the price still has to be negotiated, the finance ministry’s permanent secretary expects that […]

July 30, 2014 More

Madagascar gets first-ever ethanol facility

In Madagascar, the country’s first ethanol distiller came online on July 21 producing 2,000 liters per day from sugarcane. The ethanol produced by the Madagascar Energy Company will be used exclusively for cooking fuel in the domestic market. The project is considered to be a pilot that will lead to replication throughout the island over […]

July 30, 2014 More

Ethanol stocks hit 16-month high

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says that ethanol stocks have risen to a 16-month high of 18.587 million barrels while production during the week ending July 25 was down slightly at 954,000 barrels per day. The West Coast and Rocky Mountain regions were the only areas to see ethanol stocks fall, which 7,000 barrels […]

July 30, 2014 More

Kansas’ ethanol industry goes after Rep. for co-signing bill to end RFS

In Kansas, Kansas Association of Ethanol Processors, the Kansas Corn Growers, Kansas Farm Bureau and the Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association along with ICM, Conestoga Energy Partners, Western Plains Energy, Nesika Energy and Kansas Ethanol have all sent a letter to U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp demanding he withdraw his co-sponsorship of a bill that would […]

July 30, 2014 More

Green Plains profits quintuple on favorable prices, record ethanol production

In Nebraska, Green Plains announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2014. Net income for the quarter was $32.3 million, or $0.82 per diluted share, compared to net income of $6.0 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, for the same period in 2013. Revenues were $837.9 million for the second quarter of 2014 […]

July 30, 2014 More

Heard on the Floor at the DOE’s Biomass 2014 conference: Pacific Ethanol, Growth Energy, NRDC, RSB in the newsmix

The DOE’s annual BIOMASS 2014 conference is underway in DC. Among the stories heard on the floor: Pacific Ethanol announced it was awarded a $3 million matching grant from the California Energy Commission to develop a sorghum feedstock program collaboratively with Chromatin, Inc., CSU Fresno’s Center for Irrigation Technology and the Kearney Agricultural Research and […]

July 30, 2014 More

Kakira Sugar Works to produce 20 million liters of ethanol from 2016

In Uganda, Kakira Sugar Works plans to begin ethanol production in 2016 after completing $75 million in upgrades to cane expansion and co-generation capacity. The facility is expected to produce 20 million liters of ethanol per year from 85,000 metric tons of molasses. The ethanol will be blended locally between 8% and 15%.  

July 28, 2014 More

Paraguay looking to boost biodiesel blend and mimic Brazil’s ethanol moves

In Paraguay, discussions are underway to boost the ethanol mandate to 27.5% to match what Brazil is potentially doing. Currently the local blend is at 25%, mirroring its neighbor market. On the biodiesel side, the government has convened a working group to study how to promote the fuel’s use. At the moment, oil companies aren’t […]

July 28, 2014 More

Ethanol production at six-week high, hitting RFS volume requirements

In the US, ethanol production averaged 959,000 barrels per day, 40.28 million gallons daily. That is up 16,000 b/d from the week before and the second-highest rate of output this year. Notably, ethanol production has averaged 14.4 billion gallons annualized over the past 12 weeks. This is equivalent to the 2014 RFS volume intended by […]

July 28, 2014 More

Vessels loads 40,000 m3 of ethanol in Houston heading for Brazil

In Texas, a vessel is being loaded with 40,000 cubic meters of ethanol in Houston destined for Brazil’s Suape port. Brazil’s ICMS state tax is currently being waived on ethanol imports going into the north and northeastern states of Pernambuco and Paraiba before Aug. 15. The shipment is expected to land on Aug. 6. Reuters […]

July 24, 2014 More