In Zimbabwe, the government plans to boost the ethanol mandate to 20% by March, up from 10% currently. The country has already saved $20 million in fuel imports since E5 was mandated in August. Zimbabwe consumes 1.5 million liters of fuel per day.
In the Ukraine, state owned Ukrspyrt and other small-scale ethanol producers say they’ll be able to supply the country’s entire demand under the E5 blending policy set to come in next year. Total ethanol sales for the E5 are expected at $350 million. By 2017, no less than 7% ethanol must be blended.
In India, the national sugar mills association says the country could save $1.3 billion annually in foreign exchange just by implementing the already mandated 5% ethanol policy. Bureaucratic hitches and failure to secure enough ethanol by the oil marketing companies has delayed implementation of the blend, which the country continues to import oil for its […]
In Canada, financial and policy support for biofuels are set to wane after farmers failed to invest in their production other than at a small-scale. The country has an E5 and a B2 policy, none of which can be met without imports from the US. The mandate has succeeded in increasing grain prices for farmers […]
In India, the expected mandatory E5 blend set to come in on June 1 may not in fact become mandatory because the high prices of imported ethanol versus would-be prices of domestic ethanol would lead to price increases of 4 rupees per liter at the pump compared to the 1 rupee per liter expected. General […]
In the Ukraine, the government is implementing a two-year plan to convert 29 distilleries to produce ethanol production in order to supply its E5 mandatory blending policy by 2014. Production from the distilleries should reach 360,000 metric tons of ethanol annually. The government is also encouraging sugar producers to produce ethanol rather than exporting surplus […]
In India, oil marketing companies have floated a two-bid tender to source half a billion liters of ethanol required to supply the volume for the national E5 policy that won’t be supplied by the local sugar industry. The tender includes a technical evaluation, followed by a financial assessment, with the lowest bid winning the contract.
In India, the government is planning to soon float a global tender to import ethanol because it said it was only able to secure half of the billion liters it needs for its E5 blending mandate from domestic sources. The nationwide blend is meant to come online this month. Previous blending mandates have only been […]
In Zimbabwe, despite several false starts, the government has at last gazetted the E5 blending mandate. The country currently imports $45 million in fuel per month, so the blending mandate is meant to help reduce imports while strengthening the local economy.
In India, Balrampur Chini Mills says it plans to invest up to $16.7 million to boost its ethanol production capacity by 100,000 liters per day from the current 300,000 liters per day to take advantage of demand created by the E5 blending policy and subsequent increase to ethanol prices.