Category: Producer News

Philippines needs to import 2/3 of ethanol mandate this year

Philippines needs to import 2/3 of ethanol mandate this year

October 30, 2014 |

In the Philippines, the USDA estimates the island archipelago will need to import 200 million liters of ethanol to compliment the 100 million liters of local production in order to reach this year’s blending mandate. Without significant increases in investment, by 2020 when the E20 policy comes into place, the country will need to import […]

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EIA says exports pushed down stocks despite higher production

EIA says exports pushed down stocks despite higher production

October 30, 2014 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says that a steady stream of ethanol exports has dragged down stocks nationwide to a five-week low. Stocks hit 17.039 million barrels, down 901,000 barrels the end of last week. Production soared to 937,000 barrels per day, up 40,000 barrels a day, but even so export volumes were such […]

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India to invest $150 million in ethanol ethylene in Egypt

India to invest $150 million in ethanol ethylene in Egypt

October 30, 2014 |

In Egypt, India’s Sanmar group plans to invest $150 million in a 60,000 metric ton per year green ethylene facility that will use ethanol as feedstock. It is part of phase two investments at its chemicals complex in Port Said.  

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Critics respond to study claiming poor GHG performance of cellulosic biofuels

Critics respond to study claiming poor GHG performance of cellulosic biofuels

October 30, 2014 |

In the UK, a slew of critical responses to a study published earlier this year by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln assistant professor has been published in the journal Nature Climate Change, the same journal where the controversial research claimed cellulosic biofuels don’t stack up as intended in regards to GHG emissions. The researcher and her […]

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US estimates gasoline energy content fell 3% in 20 years due to ethanol

US estimates gasoline energy content fell 3% in 20 years due to ethanol

October 30, 2014 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency has adjusted its estimates of the energy content of retail motor gasoline in the Monthly Energy Review (MER) to reflect its changing composition. Ethanol and other oxygenates, which have lower energy content than petroleum-based gasoline components, have seen their share of total gasoline volumes increase from 2% in 1993 […]

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More corn farmers line up to sue Syngenta over China’s DDGS ban

More corn farmers line up to sue Syngenta over China’s DDGS ban

October 30, 2014 |

In Illinois, more corn farmers have sued Syngenta over their GMO corn that is banned in China, the main import market for DDGS. The case filed in federal court in Chicago follows on the heels of another case where Cargill filed a $90 million claim against the company in Louisiana. A federal court in Charleston, South […]

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Argentine biodiesel exports up 44% on the year through September

Argentine biodiesel exports up 44% on the year through September

October 29, 2014 |

In Argentina, biodiesel exports increased 44% during the first nine months of 2014 compared to the same period last year. As a result, production figures are also starting to recover, with production rising 22% during the period over 2013. Despite anti-dumping duties placed on exports in the European Union, the EU will soon become the […]

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Appalachian Biofuels to invest $3.5 million in HQ and biodiesel in Virginia

Appalachian Biofuels to invest $3.5 million in HQ and biodiesel in Virginia

October 29, 2014 |

In Virginia, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Appalachian Biofuels LLC will invest $3.5 million to establish its headquarters and enzymatic biodiesel production facility in Russell County. Virginia successfully competed against South Carolina for the project, which will create 40 new jobs paying above the prevailing average wage. Appalachian Biofuels is a new company that will […]

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Biobased group petitions EPA to level playing field for biodiesel

Biobased group petitions EPA to level playing field for biodiesel

October 29, 2014 |

In Washington, on October 21, 2014, the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) submitted petitions to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requesting that biodiesel fuel manufacturers be granted the same Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) exemptions that petroleum-based diesel manufacturers already receive. BRAG made its petitions through two mechanisms allowed under Toxic Substances Control […]

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Green Plains sets ethanol production record that quadrupled net income

Green Plains sets ethanol production record that quadrupled net income

October 29, 2014 |

In Nebraska, Green Plains produced a record volume of ethanol during the third quarter at 246.9 million gallons, which led to a four-fold increase in net income of $41.7 million. The company expects strong crush margins as well as strong demand for ethanol globally to keep the company sailing through the second half of the […]

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