In Guatemala, the country’s energy ministry is embarking on a pilot trial using E5 and E10 in 25 vehicles and five motorcycles during four months. The country mostly exports the 65 million gallons of ethanol its produces annually but introducing an E10 would consume 36 million gallons. The US and Brazilian governments along with the […]
In Vietnam, fuel retailers are cutting the prices of biofuels at the pump in an attempt to boost demand. Petrolimex cut the price of E5 by 2% last Thursday while keeping the price of other fuel products the same. The cut to E5 prices was due to falling oil prices, so the move sought to […]
In Vietnam, the prime minister has promised to set E5 prices at slightly below 92 octane unleaded prices in order to boost demand. He also wants ministries to explore export taxes on both ethanol and cassava to ensure enough supply for E5 demand.
In India, despite the government putting in price supports for ethanol, sugar mills only offered 470 million liters of ethanol during the purchase tender that opened for 920 million liters floated by the Oil Marketing Companies. The volume offered will only supply half of the country’s E5 mandate. The tender was floated half way though […]
In Zimbabwe, the government has cut the ethanol blending mandate to 5% following a sugarcane shortage due to heavy rains. Earlier in the year the blend had been boosted to 15% from 10%. When the weather improves and ethanol production can resume again, the higher blend is likely to be restored.
In Vietnam, gas stations across Ho Chi Minh City will begin distributing E5 this week, blended with cassava-based ethanol, though some already began last week and had positive feedback from consumers. The government mandate expects Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Can Tho and Ho Chi Minh and Ba Ria-Vung Tau and Quang Ngai to also […]
In Vietnam, Eco-Business reports that in the province of Quang Nai, the 150 service stations in the province have begun selling E5 Ron 92 fuel – a blend of 5% ethanol and 95% Ron 92. According to the article, the director of Quan Ngai Petroleum, Nguyen Hung Ho stated that his company had already sold […]
In Mauritius, the E5 mandate is not expected to be implemented this year due to delays in implementing the infrastructure required to supply the blend across the island. Omnicane blames the government for not establishing a clear policy regarding the mandate.
In Vietnam, the E5 policy that will be implemented in seven areas this year will reach nationwide penetration in 2015. Current installed ethanol production reaches 535 million liters, which could supply the E5 policy entirely. Implementation of the rule is a year delayed due to poor consumer uptake and challenges with feedstock supply.
In Europe, the E5 and E10 blend walls are approaching in some European companies, as demonstrated by the ethanol blending discount to gasoline reaching the widest since mid-2009 when Platts began tracking prices at $155.78/cu. E10 in Germany has hit about 15% of the market.