Tweet 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 [...]
Tweet 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 [...]
Tweet 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 [...]
Tweet 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.
Tweet 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.
Tweet In India, Maharashtra has approved a 10% ethanol blend beginning March 1, up from the 5% implemented in most of the rest of the country. Maharashtra is one of the main sugarcane growing regions. Bharat Petroleum Corporation has posted an e-tender to source the 315.2 million liters needs to fulfill the state mandate. About [...]
Tweet In Iran, car manufacturer, IKCO, and the Bio-energy Research Center of Tarbiat Modares University, are collaborating on research to power all IKCO vehicle models with E5 and E10 ethanol blends. Currently, tests show that IKCO engines TU5, EF7 and XUM are able to run on E5 and E10. In an effort to improve its [...]
Tweet In Zimbabwe, despite Green Fuel changing its ownership structure from a private company to a government joint venture that would ensure the implementation of a domestic biofuel blending policy within two months, the policy has to be put into place. The plan is for an initial E5 policy, moving up to E10 and reaching [...]
Tweet In India, oil marketing companies are at last preparing to float a global tender to seek up to 1.1 billion liters of ethanol to comply with the country’s E5 blending mandate. As the companies don’t have the infrastructure to transport or store the ethanol, offers will have to include transport to one of the [...]
Tweet In India, sugar millers are pushing for the government to gazette the E5 blending policy, saying that further delays which are in turn delaying oil marketing companies from floating tenders to buy ethanol, is forcing mills to do things other than produce ethanol with the molasses that is being produced from the current sugarcane [...]