Tag: E5

Vietnam’s prime ministry to put policies in place to support E5 uptake

Vietnam’s prime ministry to put policies in place to support E5 uptake

January 27, 2015 |

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.

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Indian mills can only supply half of E5 due to timing of supply tender

Indian mills can only supply half of E5 due to timing of supply tender

January 13, 2015 |

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 […]

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Zimbabwe backing down to E5 following poor cane production

Zimbabwe backing down to E5 following poor cane production

December 25, 2014 |

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.

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E5 comes to Vietnam’s cities

E5 comes to Vietnam’s cities

December 1, 2014 |

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 […]

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Quang Nai is first province of Vietnam to meet requirement to sell E5 blends 

Quang Nai is first province of Vietnam to meet requirement to sell E5 blends 

September 15, 2014 |

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 […]

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Mauritius’ E5 mandate delayed until 2015

Mauritius’ E5 mandate delayed until 2015

July 21, 2014 |

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.  

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Vietnam’s E5 policy to go nationwide in 2015

Vietnam’s E5 policy to go nationwide in 2015

July 7, 2014 |

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.  

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Europe hitting E5 and E10 blend walls

Europe hitting E5 and E10 blend walls

June 25, 2014 |

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.  

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Zimbabwe to implement E20 by March

Zimbabwe to implement E20 by March

January 1, 2014 |

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.

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Ukraine set to supply 2014 E5 entirely from domestic production

Ukraine set to supply 2014 E5 entirely from domestic production

October 30, 2013 |

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.

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