Tag: E10

Ontario corn farmers look to boost sales to ethanol industry as E10 draws near

Ontario corn farmers look to boost sales to ethanol industry as E10 draws near

January 3, 2018 |

In Canada, Ontario corn farmers are excited about the opportunity to supply more corn for the proposed 10% ethanol blending mandate that will see demand increase by about 500 million liters per year. The province’s ethanol facilities are currently running at nearly 100% of installed capacity, meaning expansion and new facilities will be required, and […]

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Nuevo Leon and Jalisco want E10 for Monterrey and Guadalajara

Nuevo Leon and Jalisco want E10 for Monterrey and Guadalajara

November 28, 2017 |

In Mexico, Nuevo Leon and Jalisco have asked that their main cities of Monterrey and Guadalajara be allowed to blend up to 10% ethanol following the suspension of a law that would have allowed higher blends in major cities around the country. Concerns have permeated the policy sphere that higher levels of ethanol about 5.8% […]

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E10 France’s favorite fuel thanks to tax breaks

E10 France’s favorite fuel thanks to tax breaks

November 7, 2017 |

In France, E10 has become the most popular fuel on the retail market, accounting for more than 38%, seven points higher than its 95-octane competitor that contains just 5% ethanol. A tax break makes E10 up to 5 cents per liter cheaper depending on the region and is available at more than half of the […]

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ADM sees China importing ethanol and corn for E10 as it looks towards 2G

ADM sees China importing ethanol and corn for E10 as it looks towards 2G

November 2, 2017 |

In China, Archer Daniels Midland believes the country will be a major importer of US corn and ethanol in its three-year run up to an E10 mandate in 2020 that will see ethanol demand increase more than five-fold to 12 million metric tons from the current 2.6 million. With the aim to rely on advanced […]

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Mexico’s E10 could hang in the balance for at least a year

Mexico’s E10 could hang in the balance for at least a year

October 23, 2017 |

In Mexico, the lawsuit that led to an injunction on the increased ethanol blend of 10% from the current 5.8% could take more than a year to resolve. The plaintiffs claim that expert and environmentalist opinions were not taken into account when the policy was developed, a policy they say could worsen air quality in […]

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E10 still having a hard time in New South Wales despite communications push

E10 still having a hard time in New South Wales despite communications push

October 3, 2017 |

In Australia, despite the state government investing nearly A$3 million in a myth busting communications campaign about E10 launched in May regarding the new ethanol blending mandate in New South Wales, not one of the 236 fuel retailers has yet to comply with the law requiring at least 60% of gasoline sold include 10% ethanol. […]

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China says major corn imports won’t be necessary to achieve E10 mandate

China says major corn imports won’t be necessary to achieve E10 mandate

October 2, 2017 |

In China, despite analysts predicting the country will have to boost corn imports but as much as 20 million metric tons per year to satisfy the E10 policy set to come into place by 2020, a top government official responsible for agriculture policy said that significant imports will not be needed. The aim is to […]

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Nigerian sugar council wants E10 to buffer from global oil demand shifts

Nigerian sugar council wants E10 to buffer from global oil demand shifts

September 18, 2017 |

In Nigeria, the National Sugar Development Council wants the country to develop an E10 blending mandate in line with China’s in an effort to boost the agricultural economy and reduce dependence on its oil imports. The government has voiced concerns about China’s shift to E10, which will have an impact on demand for oil imports […]

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Fuel retailer launches E10 price war in Queensland to kick-start demand

Fuel retailer launches E10 price war in Queensland to kick-start demand

September 18, 2017 |

In Australia, United Petroleum has dropped the price of E10 by A$0.06 per liter in southeast Queensland in an effort to start a price war, forcing other fuel retailers to drop their E10 prices as well and in exchange boost demand for the ethanol blended fuel. Demand has been low in part due to a […]

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Judge grants temporary injunction against Mexico’s new E10 policy

Judge grants temporary injunction against Mexico’s new E10 policy

September 14, 2017 |

In Mexico, the country’s new E10 policy has been temporarily limited to the previous 5.8% due to one of several court cases currently active in contra to the new policy approved by the energy regulator in June. A judge granted the temporary injunction as a result of the case brought by a former presidential candidate for […]

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