Tag: ETBE

Global Bioenergies making headway with bio-based isooctane and ETBE

Global Bioenergies making headway with bio-based isooctane and ETBE

August 11, 2016 |

In France, in order to prevent the air-fuel mixture in the gasoline engine from self-igniting prematurely, additives are included with the fuel to increase the knock resistance. In a project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) the French-German company Global Bioenergies now aims to produce two such additives, isooctane and […]

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French labor strikes hit ethanol movement and ETBE availability

French labor strikes hit ethanol movement and ETBE availability

June 2, 2016 |

In France, port worker strikes have led to overall labor strikes around the country has seen everything from rail to nuclear plants shut down, so inevitably they are impacting ETBE deliveries, with refineries running down on stocks. The strikes are also keeping truck deliveries from moving around ethanol in order to blend ETBE, with some […]

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MTBE margins in NW Europe three times those of ETBE

MTBE margins in NW Europe three times those of ETBE

September 21, 2015 |

In Northwest Europe, MTBE margins are three times higher than those for ETBE thanks to a depressed methanol market mixed with continued tightness in the European ethanol market that is now expected to last well through the fall. Ethanol spot prices are currently around $800 per metric ton. Methanol prices on the other hand have […]

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Japan doubles ethanol target for 2017/18

Japan doubles ethanol target for 2017/18

[ 0 ] November 24, 2010 |

In Japan, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Ministry has set an ethanol use requirement for 3.14 million barrels per year oil equivalent by the end of 2017/18, which is more than double what is required today. The figure was determined by establishing the ‘feasibility’ of ethanol availability from countries such as Brazil. The total […]

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