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Brazilian ethanol production soars on dry weather

In Brazil, ethanol production during the last two weeks of June were up 46.3% on the year at 1.89 billion liters. The major jump was a result of better weather that was more conducive to harvest compared to a very rainy June 2013. The dry weather, however, is having a negative impact on sugar content […]

July 10, 2014 More

Queensland University of Technology brings kids to bagasse ethanol lab

In Australia, the Queensland University of Technology has teamed with eight high schools to get students into the lab to get them interested in science, and they’re doing it by involving them in experiments using sugarcane bagasse for second generation ethanol production. The university also now has permanent factory at the Racecourse sugar mill working […]

July 10, 2014 More

Biofuels Digest Index regains to 81.12 as ethanol equities rebound

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, regained 0.76 percent to 81.12 as ethanol equities rebounded.  For the day, BioAmber (BIOA) soared 11.67 percent to $13.40 on its big Vinmar deal news, while Sacom (SAM.MI) shed 5.17 percent to $3.34. Among other equities, Green Plains Renewable Energy (GPRE) jumped 5.09 percent […]

July 10, 2014 More

Fiberight contracts ANDRITZ for cellulosic ethanol plant in Iowa

In Austria, ANDRITZ has received an order to supply equipment, engineering, and field services for Fiberight’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Blairstown, Iowa, USA. Start-up is planned for the first quarter of 2015. The ANDRITZ technology will be used for continuous pre-treatment of municipal solid waste feedstock which will then be converted into cellulosic ethanol using […]

July 8, 2014 More

Growth Energy wants relief for ethanol shippers suffering from rail delays

In Washington, the ethanol industry Monday urged a federal regulator overseeing the nation’s railroads to provide relief for shippers of the renewable fuel who have faced delays. Growth Energy, which represents ethanol manufacturers, told the Surface Transportation Board that producers of the renewable fuel should be given the same relief that the agency provided to […]

July 8, 2014 More

India only manages to blend 1.37% ethanol

In India, oil marketing companies have only managed to achieve 1.37% blending of ethanol with gasoline, compared to the 5% they are mandated to blend. Infrastructure and inter-state trade hurdles have been identified and are being addressed while the new government is supporting farmers to help increase supplies.  

July 8, 2014 More

Royal Swaziland Sugar produces less ethanol but sells more

In Swaziland, Royal Swaziland Sugar Co.’s ethanol production through March fell to 29.7 million liters from 31 million liters during the year before but ethanol sales were up at 32.6 million liters from 28.2 million liters the previous year. Production was down due to lower cane yields resulting from harvesting young cane when the heavy […]

July 7, 2014 More

New Hampshire ban on higher than 10% ethanol blends dies on floor

In New Hampshire, the bill that sought to forbid ethanol blends of higher than 10% has died on the vine as it never reached the Senate floor before the legislative session ended for the summer. The bill that made it through the House of Representatives would only have come into effect if two other northeastern […]

July 7, 2014 More

Ethanol production up from last week at 40.03 million gallons daily

In the US, ethanol production for last week averaged 953,000 barrels per day (b/d)—or 40.03 million gallons daily, up 15,000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 952,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 14.59 billion gallons. Stocks of ethanol stood at 18.2 million barrels, an 0.1% increase from […]

July 7, 2014 More

Arkalon Ethanol already back online after last weekend’s fire

In Kansas, the Arkalon Ethanol plant in Liberal was back in operation after an explosion last weekend caused an estimated $1 million to $2 million in damage. Arkalon is a subsidiary of Conestoga Energy Partners LLC (Garden City, Kansas). The cause of the explosion is under investigation.  

July 3, 2014 More