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Chinese ethanol imports fall 78% in July

Chinese ethanol imports fall 78% in July

August 25, 2016 |

In China, July ethanol imports fell to by 78% on the year to 24,639 cu m, following in line with the lower imports also seen in June that were 111,651 cu m. Total exports for the year through July reached 644,221 cu m. July denatured ethanol imports were about 20% of the volume imported in […]

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Nebraska Ethanol Board develops Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures for agriculture

Nebraska Ethanol Board develops Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures for agriculture

August 25, 2016 |

In Nebraska, the Nebraska Ethanol Board recently partnered with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Engineering’s Partners in Pollution Prevention program to develop a Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) plan for agriculture producers who maintain their own fuel storage. To assist producers in becoming compliant with the regulations, multiple tools and documents were developed […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales down 15% on year in July but still high for 2016

Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales down 15% on year in July but still high for 2016

August 25, 2016 |

In Brazil, the National Petroleum Agency ANP said domestic hydrous ethanol sales were down 15% on the year in July at 1.31 billion liters but the volume was 4% higher than in June and the second-highest volume of sales so far in 2016 following May’s record of 1.32 billion liters. Of the total, 93% of […]

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Canada’s ethanol market seen steady through 2017

Canada’s ethanol market seen steady through 2017

August 25, 2016 |

In Canada, ethanol imports this year through May have led the USDA to estimate slightly lower imports for 2016 at about 1 billion liters, 83,000 liters less than in 2015 due to shifts in discretionary ethanol blending. The industry has been at full production capacity since 2009 and that is expected to remain the same […]

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Where’s butanol, or other substitutes for gasoline besides ethanol?

Where’s butanol, or other substitutes for gasoline besides ethanol?

August 25, 2016 |

A reader writes: I’d hoped that the biofuels crowd would have gotten beyond ethanol by now.   The industry has made progress creating all kinds of specialty chemicals from renewable sources and more or less successfully brought them to market.  There’s jet and diesel in commercial use whether or not they’re yet profitable. However they […]

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Judge upholds exclusive grain supply contract between Chippewa Valley Ethanol and Glacial Plains Cooperative

Judge upholds exclusive grain supply contract between Chippewa Valley Ethanol and Glacial Plains Cooperative

August 24, 2016 |

In Minnesota, a district judge has ordered Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company to comply with a contract that says Glacial Plains Cooperative is its exclusive grain handler, which the ethanol company had broken in June 2014 when it started buying grain from other suppliers. The cooperative has sought 26 months’ worth of damages for not being […]

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Green Plains holds ribbon cutting at Hopewell ethanol plant

Green Plains holds ribbon cutting at Hopewell ethanol plant

August 24, 2016 |

In Virginia, Green Plains continued its big week with the ribbon cutting of its newly acquired and renovated ethanol plant in Hopewell. Local elected officials as well as senior representatives from GPRE were present at the event celebrating the October 2015 acquisition from Future Fuels LLP for $18.25 million. Inclusion of corn oil extraction technology […]

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Project developers still $15 million short for proposed Iowa 150 million gallon ethanol plant

Project developers still $15 million short for proposed Iowa 150 million gallon ethanol plant

August 24, 2016 |

In Iowa, developers of the proposed Farmers Energy Cardinal ethanol plant in Atlantic is still $15 million short of being able to begin construction on the 150 million gallon facility to be designed and built by Fagen. The facility’s site has been purchased and initial groundwork is being completed while plans are awaiting approval by […]

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Brazilian researchers develop vehicle that runs 300km+ on one liter of ethanol

Brazilian researchers develop vehicle that runs 300km+ on one liter of ethanol

August 24, 2016 |

In Brazil, researchers at Parana Technological University have developed a prototype vehicle that can run more than 300km on a single liter of ethanol. The prototype vehicle can only carry a single passenger weighing less than 45kg, however. The fuel efficiency partly comes from not going very fast, so the team says it needs to […]

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Digest Bioeconomy Index slumps 0.93 percent to 56.38 as ethanol equities slide

Digest Bioeconomy Index slumps 0.93 percent to 56.38 as ethanol equities slide

August 24, 2016 |

The Digest Bioeconomy Index, an index of publicly traded advanced bioeconomy stocks, slumped 0.93 percent to 56.38 as ethanol equities slid. For the day, Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) dumped 6.84 percent to $6.67, while Green Plains (GPRE) lost 3.70 percent to $23.94. Among other equities, Amyris (AMRS) lost 4.09 percent to $0.44. Overall, declines led advances […]

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