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One commercial, two commercial, three commercial, four: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant’s sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology

One commercial, two commercial, three commercial, four: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant’s sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology

May 23, 2018 |

Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to cellulosic ethanol, is flexible to be used to convert different feedstocks on a regional basis, for example corn stover in North America, bagasse in South America or wheat straw in Europe and can be adapted to various plant concepts. The […]

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Ethanol may be key to helping restore China-US trade imbalance

Ethanol may be key to helping restore China-US trade imbalance

May 22, 2018 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the ethanol industry got good news from China who is seeking to reduce its trade imbalance with the US and is looking to ethanol as well as LNG to offset the disparity. With the country set to implement a 10% ethanol blending mandate from 2020 and refiners already ramping up […]

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European ethanol producers suffer from seriously negative crush margins

European ethanol producers suffer from seriously negative crush margins

May 22, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, Platts reports that T2 ethanol margins are at the lowest seen in three years at negative $48 per metric ton as European wheat prices soar to $208/mt due to dry weather conditions that have many concerned about yields from the upcoming harvest. Corn ethanol producers aren’t having a great time either although […]

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Rising corn prices squeezing Midwest ethanol producers

Rising corn prices squeezing Midwest ethanol producers

May 22, 2018 |

In Illinois, Platts reports that it may be rising corn prices squeezing the already tight crush margin that begins to slow down ethanol production. Platts reported margins at just 2.96 cents/gal after corn futures soared nearly 14 cents in a week following China’s decision to drop an investigation into US sorghum exports that sent all […]

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RFA wants Brazil to ensure fair calculations of ethanol GHG emissions

RFA wants Brazil to ensure fair calculations of ethanol GHG emissions

May 22, 2018 |

In Washington, Brazil’s RenovaBio program establishes national annual emissions reduction targets for transportation fuels that will likely require a significant increase in biofuels consumption. Therefore, the program must accurately reflect the carbon intensity for all ethanol pathways, including imports, the Renewable Fuels Association wrote in comments to Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy submitted Sunday. […]

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EPA sends to the White House proposal to block high ethanol blends for non-flex fuel vehicles

EPA sends to the White House proposal to block high ethanol blends for non-flex fuel vehicles

May 21, 2018 |

In Washington, a proposed rule to make ethanol blends above 15% illegal in anything other than flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) is a potential death blow to the ethanol industry according to the Urban Air Initiative. This coincidently comes at a time when auto manufacturers are phasing out FFVs. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent the […]

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Ethanol industry and Ag Secretary point to ethanol demand destruction

Ethanol industry and Ag Secretary point to ethanol demand destruction

May 21, 2018 |

In Washington, the Chronicle reports the oil industry is pointing to recent figures showing ethanol consumption has not been negatively impacted by the recent flood of hardship waivers granted by the Environmental Protection Agency but the Renewable Fuels Agency argues that impacts to demand will take some time to work its way into the market. […]

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US Grains Council says ethanol exports up 15% on year

US Grains Council says ethanol exports up 15% on year

May 21, 2018 |

In Washington, the US Grains Council says that even months into the 2017/2018 marketing year, the United States has exported nearly one billion gallons of ethanol, up 15 percent year-over-year and an indication of ethanol exports’ support for U.S. grain demand. March ethanol exports exceeded 215 million gallons, the second highest monthly sales on record […]

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Jamaica looking to boost ethanol blend to 15%

Jamaica looking to boost ethanol blend to 15%

May 21, 2018 |

In Jamaica, the government is exploring an increase of its ethanol blend to 15% from the current 10% in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to slow down increasing gas prices. The country’s fuel industry is in favor of the move, saying that E15 is proven to not have negative impacts on vehicles. […]

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Ethanol production tops 12-week high

Ethanol production tops 12-week high

May 18, 2018 |

In Washington, DC, the Renewable Fuels Association said that ethanol production averaged 1.058 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 44.44 million gallons daily, according to data they analyzed from the EIA. The 18,000 b/d gain elevated output to a 12-week high, with plants producing 3% more than this week last year and 12% more than in […]

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