Tag: E5

Vietnam raising environmental tax on petrol, affects biofuel

Vietnam raising environmental tax on petrol, affects biofuel

April 29, 2018 |

In Vietnam, the Ministry of Finance’s amendment to the Environment Protection Tax Law is drawing protests from biofuel producers as it impacts E5. Starting in July, every liter of petrol will be charged an additional VND1,000 in environmental tax. Tran The Truyen, CEO of Saigon Petro, told VietNamNet Bridge, that if the tax rates are […]

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Indian 2018 budget looks to drop excise duty on E5

Indian 2018 budget looks to drop excise duty on E5

February 7, 2018 |

In India, the finance ministry has proposed in the 2018 national budget an elimination of road and infrastructure taxes under excise duty from E5 at the pump. The move would reduce the pump cost for 5% ethanol blended gasoline in an attempt to boost consumption of the fuel. Other state and national taxes applied to […]

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Bangladesh heads towards E5 with waste feedstocks only

Bangladesh heads towards E5 with waste feedstocks only

January 3, 2018 |

In Bangladesh, the government has approved an E5 blending mandate in response to local demand for building ethanol production plants. A notice was published in the national gazette December 12 advising interested party to begin developing the plants but only crop waste feedstocks will be allowed under the new policy. Ethanol produced is to be […]

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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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