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Biofuels: ethanol’s growth is spelled I-N-D-I-A

Biofuels: ethanol’s growth is spelled I-N-D-I-A

March 30, 2017 |

When USDA forecasts of corn ethanol exports to China dropped below 80 million gallons from 225 million last year — and Green Plains CEO Todd Becker issued a “zero exports expected” addendum to his 2017 outlook for the ethanol giant — informed sources began describing 2017 as a ethanol year in search of a market […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol parity falls to 71.1%

Brazilian hydrous ethanol parity falls to 71.1%

March 29, 2017 |

In Brazil, the hydrous ethanol parity price in Sao Paulo continues to edge closer to the technical 70% point where ethanol becomes more economical compared to gasoline at 71.7% last week, compared to 72.5% the week prior. Ethanol prices have been falling over the past several weeks, helping to ease the parity level that will […]

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China New Energy scores $12.5 million in contracts to build cassava ethanol plant in Ghana

China New Energy scores $12.5 million in contracts to build cassava ethanol plant in Ghana

March 29, 2017 |

In the UK, China New Energy announced it has won a number of contracts with Supercare Group Limited of Ghana and CNBM General Machinery Co., Ltd in China to construct a new ethanol plant in Ghana. The contracts are in relation to the building of a cassava-to-ethanol plant in Ghana that will have a production […]

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Colombia’s Bioenergy ethanol plant achieves continuous operations

Colombia’s Bioenergy ethanol plant achieves continuous operations

March 29, 2017 |

In Colombia, the country’s only dedicated ethanol producer, owned by Ecopetrol, Bioenergy achieved continuous production on March 18 at its 504,000 liters per day of ethanol its facility in El Alcaraván. The national energy regulator signed off on January 31, certifying the company as an ethanol producer. As of then, it has produced 113,000 liters […]

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Europe T2 ethanol prices falling as supplies set to increase for April

Europe T2 ethanol prices falling as supplies set to increase for April

March 28, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, T2 ethanol prices have slid to a three-month low on the back of new expectations for supply availability. Although some production is offline for seasonal maintenance, those plants are only minor suppliers to the European market, leaving trade unconcerned about availability so in turn prices have begun to come off the 15-month […]

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KAAPA Ethanol upgrading Ravenna plant to be more efficient

KAAPA Ethanol upgrading Ravenna plant to be more efficient

March 27, 2017 |

In Nebraska, KAAPA Ethanol has been making changes since it purchased Abengoa’s ethanol plant in Ravenna last summer with a focus on improving its corn purchasing processes to attract farmers to sell their corn directly to the plant rather than the plant buy the corn through third parties has had been done previously. Investments in […]

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Brazilian corn ethanol production to double by 2018

Brazilian corn ethanol production to double by 2018

March 27, 2017 |

In Brazil, the country is looking to double its ethanol production from corn by 2018 in an effort to boost supplies during the sugarcane inter-crop season. At the moment, three sugarcane mills in Mato Grasso also produce ethanol from corn following the example of a first mill who introduced the idea successfully in 2011. Two […]

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US ethanol production jumps to 15.9 billion gallon annual rate

US ethanol production jumps to 15.9 billion gallon annual rate

March 26, 2017 |

In Washington, according to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, US ethanol production averaged 1.044 million barrels per day—or 43.85 million gallons daily. That is down 1,000 b/d from the week before, but the 21st straight week over 1 million b/d. The four-week average for ethanol production increased to 1.037 million b/d […]

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African Climate Technology Center grants US consortium funds for ethanol clean cooking research

African Climate Technology Center grants US consortium funds for ethanol clean cooking research

March 22, 2017 |

In the Ivory Coast, the Berkeley Air Monitoring Group (US), in partnership with International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development / University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Project Gaia Prospects Ltd. and Winrock International will conduct a pilot evaluation of diffusion and usage of ethanol cooking technology in urban neighborhoods of Lagos with funding from the African […]

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Thai researchers use yeast to lower cassava ethanol production costs

Thai researchers use yeast to lower cassava ethanol production costs

March 22, 2017 |

In Thailand, researchers from the Thailand Institute of Science and Technological Research have discovered that the yeast Saccharomyces Cerevisiae can be used to better produce ethanol from cassava thanks to its heat resistance and speed in consuming sugars, reducing production costs down to those of molasses. The research leading to the discovery took 18 months […]

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