Tag: E5

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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India could reduce foreign exchange spend by $1.3 billion with E5

India could reduce foreign exchange spend by $1.3 billion with E5

August 6, 2013 |

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 […]

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Canada pulling back from biofuels after rural development push fails

Canada pulling back from biofuels after rural development push fails

July 29, 2013 |

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 […]

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Indian gas prices seen going up on expensive imported ethanol

Indian gas prices seen going up on expensive imported ethanol

May 28, 2013 |

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 […]

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Ukraine seeking to boost ethanol production in time for E5 in 2014

Ukraine seeking to boost ethanol production in time for E5 in 2014

April 2, 2013 |

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 […]

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