Category: Producer News

Chicago ethanol swap prices slump as Midwest producers break production record

Chicago ethanol swap prices slump as Midwest producers break production record

December 7, 2017 |

In Illinois, ethanol swap prices slumped in Chicago on the back of the latest data from the Energy Information Administration showing reserves increased by another half million barrels while production broke the record created just two weeks ago when by rising 42,000 barrels per day to an average of 1.108 million barrels per day. Platts […]

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Analyst believes China will ramp up corn and ethanol imports well before 2020

Analyst believes China will ramp up corn and ethanol imports well before 2020

December 6, 2017 |

In Illinois, an analyst from Stewart-Peterson says that China will need to import an additional 1 billion bushels of corn in order to achieve its 2020 E10 blending mandate but even though the majority of that increased demand won’t come until 2019, already imports are increasing for both corn and ethanol. Much of those two […]

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Alberta launches giant C$1.4 billion “clean energy” push aimed at oilsands with pennies for bioenergy

Alberta launches giant C$1.4 billion “clean energy” push aimed at oilsands with pennies for bioenergy

December 6, 2017 |

In Canada, Alberta announced C$63 million of a C$1.4 billion push for “clean energy” will go towards bioenergy projects including biofuels and renewable electricity, while $440 million will go towards oil sands. Other funded programs include loan guarantees for renewable and energy efficiency projects and funding for innovation to reduce emissions across a range of […]

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Growmark adds biodiesel to Top Tier Diesel Fuel

Growmark adds biodiesel to Top Tier Diesel Fuel

December 6, 2017 |

In Missouri, Growmark, Inc., a regional agricultural cooperative from Illinois, is providing Top Tier Diesel Fuel blended with biodiesel. Top Tier performance standards are gaining popularity across the country, helping vehicle owners ensure they are purchasing a clean, high quality fuel. As one of the only Top Tier Diesel Fuel providers in the country, Growmark […]

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Waste-to-bioenergy plant on the cards outside Delhi

Waste-to-bioenergy plant on the cards outside Delhi

December 6, 2017 |

In India, a waste-to-bioenergy plant will be developed outside Delhi in Indirapuram by Ghaziabad Development Authority using up to 150 metric tons per day of Municipal Solid Waste that is currently burned in an open area 11-hectare site by locals. The waste dump has been the cause of not just air pollution but also leaching […]

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Brazilian November ethanol imports fall on year for the first time in 2017

Brazilian November ethanol imports fall on year for the first time in 2017

December 6, 2017 |

In Brazil, for the first time this year, ethanol imports fell year-on-year in November to 50.3 million liters, down 64% from the year prior and 45% from October in response to the 20% import duty implemented in September. Almost all of the ethanol imports came in through north-northeastern ports. That said, the center-south region imported […]

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RICanada launches mythbusting campaign for biofuels

RICanada launches mythbusting campaign for biofuels

December 6, 2017 |

In Canada, Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) recently announced the launch of a public awareness campaign on the environmental and economic benefits of biofuels mandates. Dubbed ‘Facts Don’t Lie’, the campaign is designed to educate the public on the role of biofuels in reducing carbon emissions from transportation. The RICanada campaign, which calls for the federal […]

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Strategie Grains sees EU 2018/19 rapeseed crop up at 22.6 million tons

Strategie Grains sees EU 2018/19 rapeseed crop up at 22.6 million tons

December 5, 2017 |

In France, Strategie Grains believes Europe’s 2018/19 rapeseed crop will jump to 22.6 million metric tons, up from 21.7 million tons expected during the current season thanks to on-going yield rises the consultancy believes will continue next year. It sees planted area as flat at around 6.7 million hectares. It also forecasted sunflower production to […]

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Vivergo Fuels shuts down indefinitely as government fails to implement E10

Vivergo Fuels shuts down indefinitely as government fails to implement E10

December 5, 2017 |

In the UK, Vivergo Fuels has mothballed its wheat-based ethanol facility in Hull indefinitely due to the lack of government policy that would drive the biofuel sector. The government released a policy in September for E10 but no plans have been made to implement it. “Over the past six weeks we have seen bioethanol prices […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales soar 15% in October

Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales soar 15% in October

December 5, 2017 |

In Brazil, the ANP energy agency said October’s hydrous ethanol demand jumped 15% on the year to 1.37 billion liters, the highest since December 2015. Hydrous ethanol remains comfortably below the 70% parity mark at 68.5% in October thanks to the new ex-refinery pricing policy for gasoline established in July that as of the end […]

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