In Illinois, Chicago ethanol futures prices tumbled 7% after the Energy Information Agency said that ethanol production during the week ending Nov. 14 averaged 970,000 barrels per day, just shy of the 972,000 barrel high seen in June. But even so, New York Harbor ethanol prices are at the highest since May thanks to rail […]
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In Brazil, UNICA says hydrous ethanol sales into Brazil’s domestic market by producers in Brazil’s South Central region totaled 1.31 billion liters in October, an increase of 3.51% versus October 2013 (1.26 billion liters). Sales of anhydrous ethanol into Brazil’s domestic market also were up, going from 807.03 million liters in October 2013 to 821.47 […]
In Oregon, Summit Foods is making ethanol out of fruit juice water, a byproduct from its dry fruit businesses. The idea came from trying to find a way to get rid of the waste that was too expensive to dispose in the sewer and wasn’t accepted by the dump. The company’s aim is to produce […]
In India, while officials were discussing with the Prime Minister’s office the various barriers faced by the oil marketing companies to secure up to 1 billion liters of ethanol from sugar mills, the same OMCs have gone and canceled the most recent supply tender because of the price gap between what they were willing to […]
In India, the Prime Minister’s office has called for a meeting on Wednesday with food and oil ministry top officials to hammer out an agreement on ethanol blending. The new government wants an E10 blend, an E5 is currently on the books, but oil marketing companies have only managed to reach about E2. Delays in […]
In the Netherlands, cash ethanol prices sank to EUR453 per cubic meter, with its premium over December slipping to just EUR2, the lowest cash premium over front-month swap since July 31. The premium fell by EUR12 since the previous session. A rally is supporting futures prices, however.
In Brazil, between 10,000 and 20,000 cubic meters of ethanol could be heading to the US from the port of Santos, thanks to a weaker Real against the dollar and a recent price rally for ethanol in the US. Platts said bids and offers heard last week were $545/cu m and $555/cu m. The arbitrage […]
In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says that ethanol production held fairly steady in October, at 1.157 billion gallons, down just 10.36 million gallons from September. Production in October was the lowest in eight months and the third consecutive shrinking production level. Ethanol prices continue to slip, tightening crush margins throughout the month of October. […]
In Idaho, Demeter Bio-Resources Montana is seeking permission to build an ethanol plant in Canyon County, east of Greenleaf. A public hearing is being held on Thursday regarding the plant, which has already drawn criticism from neighbors for everything from increased truck traffic to noise and air pollution.
In Switzerland, World Health Organization recommendations released on Thursday highlight the dangers of burning fuels like unprocessed coal and kerosene in the home, and set targets for reducing emissions of health-damaging pollutants from domestic cookstoves, space heaters and fuel-based lamps. The new “WHO guidelines for indoor air quality: household fuel combustion” stress the need to […]