Category: Producer News

Increased biofuel demand supporting global micronutrients market

Increased biofuel demand supporting global micronutrients market

May 2, 2016 |

In the UK, according to the latest research study released by Technavio, the global agricultural micronutrients market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 8% until 2020 in large part thanks to growing demand for biofuels. This research report titled ‘Global Agricultural Micronutrients Market 2016-2020’, provides an in-depth analysis of market growth in […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales fall during H1 April by nearly 20%

Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales fall during H1 April by nearly 20%

May 2, 2016 |

In Brazil, hydrous ethanol sales fell by nearly 20% during the first half of April, the fifth month in a row sales had fallen year-on-year, which is in line with the increased prices as a result of higher demand going into the end of 2015. Sales during the period were better than in March, however, […]

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Biomass R&D board to hold bioeconomy webinar on Thursday

Biomass R&D board to hold bioeconomy webinar on Thursday

May 2, 2016 |

In Washington, the Biomass Research and Development (R&D) Board Operations Committee will hold an online bioeconomy listening session on Thursday, May 5, 2 p.m.–4 p.m. Eastern Time. During the listening session, titled “Building a Billion Ton Bioeconomy in the United States,” we encourage attendees to provide their thoughts and comments and to ask questions about the […]

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Renewable Developments Australia receive A$3 million for cellulosic ethanol project development

Renewable Developments Australia receive A$3 million for cellulosic ethanol project development

May 2, 2016 |

In Australia, the national renewable energy agency has approved A$3 million in funding for Renewable Developments Australia to help offset early stage development costs for a proposed A$800 million 350 million liter cellulosic ethanol plant in North Queensland. The funding will go towards irrigation and crop trials for sugarcane and sweet sorghum as well as […]

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North Dakota industrial sugar beet plans on hold

North Dakota industrial sugar beet plans on hold

May 2, 2016 |

In North Dakota, Green Vision Group has put on hold its ambitions to develop industrial sugar beet processing plants around the state to produce ethanol and chemicals, saying that the costs to store sugarbeets and syrup are too high, making the price of sugars for feedstock in turn too high. The company has communicated to […]

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EU market expecting Central American ethanol imports in May and June

EU market expecting Central American ethanol imports in May and June

May 2, 2016 |

In the Netherlands, the European market is expecting ethanol to arrive from Central America into Rotterdam this month, with at least 7,000 cubic meters on route and a much larger volume set for arrival in June despite the market being well supplied at the moment. The arrival of the new imports is not expected to […]

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Family Express to receive $789,000 to upgrade 45 blender pumps across Indiana

Family Express to receive $789,000 to upgrade 45 blender pumps across Indiana

May 1, 2016 |

In Indiana, convenience store and fuel retailer Family Express will receive more than $789,000 through an Indiana blender pump program to bring online 45 dispensers at 37 stations in the state. The Hoosier Homegrown Fuels Blender Pump Program, jointly funded by the U.S.Department of Agriculture’s Farm Services Agency and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council, provided […]

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RFA releases additional equipment guidelines for retailers providing E15

RFA releases additional equipment guidelines for retailers providing E15

May 1, 2016 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has published new equipment guidance for E15 retailers to prevent the possibility of retailers ordering equipment that cannot legally dispense E15. The guidance includes consideration to the following items: What are the equipment options to legally offer E15 to 2001 and newer vehicles? What are the various dispenser […]

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US ethanol production hits 51-week low

US ethanol production hits 51-week low

May 1, 2016 |

In the US, ethanol production averaged 927,000 b/d last week, or 38.93 million gallons daily, down 12,000 b/d from the week before and a 51 week low. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 945,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 14.49 gallons, reported the Renewable Fuels Association. Stocks of ethanol stood at 21.6 […]

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Rapeseed prices on the rise in Europe as other ag prices plummet

Rapeseed prices on the rise in Europe as other ag prices plummet

May 1, 2016 |

In Germany, UFOP is reporting that rapeseed prices are the only prices that have surpassed 2015 levels, noting in particular that cereals and corn prices have seen a short dip. In April, Rapeseed prices shot up to the highest levels since 2015; April 2016 bids for rapeseed were on average EUR 349 per tonne ex […]

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