Tag: E5

Vietnam’s E5 blending mandate will be a challenge for smaller fuel retailers

Vietnam’s E5 blending mandate will be a challenge for smaller fuel retailers

October 19, 2017 |

In Vietnam, although the government is confident domestic ethanol production will be sufficient to supply the E5 blending mandate coming into force in January, and that major fuel retailers have put measures in place to sell the blend, it is concerned that smaller fuel retailers don’t have the financial capacity to invest in the additional […]

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E5 Biofuel Requirement in Vietnam Deadline Approaches

E5 Biofuel Requirement in Vietnam Deadline Approaches

July 8, 2017 |

In Vietnam, the Ministry of Industry and Trade is not extending the January 1, 2018 deadline for petrol wholesalers to switch to E5 biofuel made from cassava. The E5 biofuel requirement is an attempt by the government to hit two birds with one stone – protect the environment and rely less on fossil fuels and […]

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Vietnam sets E5 mandate for December 31

Vietnam sets E5 mandate for December 31

June 12, 2017 |

In Vietnam, the government has set December 31 as the new date for implementing its E5 mandate after several false starts at converting the voluntary blending scheme into a mandate. The delay in implementation has weighed heavily on the industry, forcing most plants to shut down completely or run at very low rates. Price controls […]

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Bangladesh under fire for E5 plans

Bangladesh under fire for E5 plans

May 1, 2017 |

In Bangladesh, critics are slamming the government’s new policy to blend 5% ethanol from corn, molasses and broken rice, claiming that doing so will increase food security in the grain net importing country. Currently the country imports about half of its annual corn demand from the US and Brazil that mostly goes towards animal feed. […]

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Vietnam aims for 2018 for E5 transition

Vietnam aims for 2018 for E5 transition

March 13, 2017 |

In Vietnam, the government has set its sights on 2018 for the complete switch to E5 at the pump, phasing out the current RON92 unleaded. Current ethanol production would allow for 3 million metric tons of E5, short of the 7.5 million tons of annual demand, prompting the reopening of two currently mothballed ethanol plants. […]

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Vietnam pushes back switch over to E5 until year’s end

Vietnam pushes back switch over to E5 until year’s end

February 27, 2017 |

In Vietnam, implementation of the E5 switch over, phasing out non-ethanol blended fuel availability, has been postponed to January 1, 2018 following continued challenges, including lack of consumer confidence in the fuel. Petrol companies have been told to have blending facilities online no later than October 1 in order to ensure fuel availability for the […]

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Drought to keep India from reaching E5 blending mandate

Drought to keep India from reaching E5 blending mandate

January 18, 2017 |

In India, drought impacts in major sugarcane areas such as Maharashtra will reduce ethanol production this year due to a lack of molasses for feedstock, making it unlikely that the country will achieve its blending mandate yet again. For the past four years since the E5 policy was implemented, oil marketing companies have failed to […]

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Vietnam to mandate E5 after failure to encourage consumer preference

Vietnam to mandate E5 after failure to encourage consumer preference

November 30, 2016 |

In Vietnam, after failing to encourage voluntary consumption of E5, the government will mandate its use at the pump instead of the current A92 unleaded fuel, but an exact timeline for implementation of the mandate has yet to be released. The ministry of trade says the mandate will be in place nationwide by mid-2017, however […]

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Indian oil marketing companies sourced more than 1 billion liters of domestic ethanol

Indian oil marketing companies sourced more than 1 billion liters of domestic ethanol

October 27, 2016 |

In India, oil marketing companies have passed the 1 billion liter mark in sourcing domestically produced ethanol to comply with the E5 blending mandate, and should be able to reach 1.1 billion liters in this supply year that would be a record high. Blending has been slowing inching higher following the policy’s introduction in 2003 […]

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PetroVietnam seeks policy support to boost E5 demand

PetroVietnam seeks policy support to boost E5 demand

September 21, 2016 |

In Vietnam, in an attempt to widen the discount between E5 and standard gasoline prices at the pump so as to attract for consumers, PetroVietnam is seeking exemptions for tariffs on imported equipment, environment and luxury taxes for the cassava-based fuel, as well as reductions to VAT. At the moment there is only a 1.6% […]

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