Category: Producer News

Ethanol futures tumble 7% on production surge

Ethanol futures tumble 7% on production surge

November 20, 2014 |

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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Europe’s crush spreads running negative despite lower wheat prices

Europe’s crush spreads running negative despite lower wheat prices

November 20, 2014 |

In Europe, crush spreads are far below where they were in 2013, even though wheat prices are around 15% lower than last year. The challenge has been the low ethanol prices that have dominated the region in 2014, some EUR135.18 per cubic meter lower.  That has led to about a EUR50 difference in crush spreads […]

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UNICA says October hydrous ethanol sales were up 3.51% on year

UNICA says October hydrous ethanol sales were up 3.51% on year

November 20, 2014 |

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 […]

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Mendota Bioenergy pilot project to commission in December

Mendota Bioenergy pilot project to commission in December

November 20, 2014 |

In California, construction is underway at the pilot plant Mendota Advanced Bioenergy Beet Cooperative is building to produce ethanol from beets. The pilot plant should be commissioned in December and run for nine months before it pushes to scale up to 15 million gallons annually with a commercial facility, aiming for commission during 2017 or […]

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Bloomberg says corn-based RINs at highest since Aug. 17

Bloomberg says corn-based RINs at highest since Aug. 17

November 20, 2014 |

In New York state, Bloomberg says corn-based RINs jumped to 53.5 cents, up 13% and the highest seen since Aug. 17. Rail congestion keeping ethanol in the Midwest along with the EPA’s delays in unveiling the 2014 RFS blending mandates are boosting RIN prices. Export demand is also having a hand in boosting RIN prices.  

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Poo-powered bus hits the road in the UK

Poo-powered bus hits the road in the UK

November 20, 2014 |

In the UK, the country’s first ever bus powered on food waste and human poo has taken to the road which engineers believe could provide a sustainable way of fuelling public transport – cutting emissions in polluted towns and cities. The 40-seater Bio-Bus, which runs on gas generated through the treatment of sewage and food […]

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November 20, 2014 |

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Oregon company producing ethanol from dry fruit byproduct

Oregon company producing ethanol from dry fruit byproduct

November 19, 2014 |

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 […]

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Jamaica researching jatropha and castor for biodiesel production

Jamaica researching jatropha and castor for biodiesel production

November 19, 2014 |

In Jamaica, the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica has teamed with Bodles Agricultural Research Station and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute to test potential the growing of biodiesel feedstocks, with a focus on jatropha and castor and is in talks with Jamaica German Automotive School (JAGAS) and the University of Technology (UTech) for further […]

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OMCs cancel ethanol tender while ministries debate overcoming blend barriers

OMCs cancel ethanol tender while ministries debate overcoming blend barriers

November 19, 2014 |

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 […]

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