Tag: ethanol

Ethanol stocks fall to one-year lows but production hardly slows

Ethanol stocks fall to one-year lows but production hardly slows

June 19, 2019 |

In Washington, DTN reports that Energy Information Administration information shows ethanol stocks fell to a one-year low last week of 21.6 million bbl, down 200,000 barrels while production only slowed 15,000 barrels per day to 1.081 million bpd. Despite corn prices at five-year highs and ethanol crush margins still in negative numbers, last week’s production […]

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Uttar Pradesh offers itself to lead ethanol revolution

Uttar Pradesh offers itself to lead ethanol revolution

June 19, 2019 |

In India, the Business Standard newspaper reports that the Uttar Pradesh government has offered up its sugar industry to the central government in order to lead on ethanol production so it may achieve ethanol blending goals. As one of the top cane producers in the country, it is home to 30% of the new proposed […]

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US looking to import Latin American corn for ethanol feedstock

US looking to import Latin American corn for ethanol feedstock

June 18, 2019 |

In Brazil, the CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association told Reuters that due to the wet Midwestern weather that has negatively impacted corn planting and pushed corn prices to five-year highs that US ethanol producers are looking to import Brazilian corn for feedstock. Though he said he hadn’t heard of actual trades yet, Agroconsult said […]

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Brazilian government approves new alternative tax-free financing for ethanol investments

Brazilian government approves new alternative tax-free financing for ethanol investments

June 18, 2019 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that the government has agreed to allow sugar and ethanol companies to raise funds for boosting ethanol production through income tax-free notes in an effort to boost investment as part of the RenovaBio policy. The new rule signed during an ethanol conference in Sao Paulo this week will ensure those who […]

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Brazilian researchers find Amazonian fungus that produces key enzyme for ethanol production

Brazilian researchers find Amazonian fungus that produces key enzyme for ethanol production

June 18, 2019 |

In Brazil, a group of researchers at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), working in partnership with colleagues at the Brazilian Biorenewables National Laboratory (LNBR) in Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil, have discovered that Trichoderma harzianum, a fungus found in the Amazon, produces an enzyme with the potential to play a key role in enzyme cocktails. […]

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Copersucar sees E15 in the US boosting ethanol demand by 50%

Copersucar sees E15 in the US boosting ethanol demand by 50%

June 17, 2019 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that Copersucar believes US ethanol demand will increase by 50% once year-round E15 is fully implemented with significant import demand ramping up over the next two to three years. The company’s subsidiary EcoEnergy imports Brazilian ethanol in the US and exports US ethanol to Brazil when arbitrage opportunities allow, with a […]

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Largest volume in 44 weeks for ethanol production

Largest volume in 44 weeks for ethanol production

June 15, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C. ethanol production expanded by 52,000 barrels per day (b/d), a 5.0% increase, at an average of 1.096 million b/d—equivalent to 46.03 million gallons daily and the largest volume in 44 weeks, according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. The four-week average ethanol production rate moved 2.5% higher to 1.067 […]

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Maharashtra looks at diverting 25% of sugarcane to ethanol

Maharashtra looks at diverting 25% of sugarcane to ethanol

June 12, 2019 |

In India, the Mumbai Mirror newspaper reports that Maharashtra, in addition to investing more than $72 million in a fund to promote ethanol production by cooperative mills, is now calling for a minimum of 25% of sugarcane production to be diverted to ethanol instead of sugar. The state’s sugar commissioner believes that the move will […]

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Chinese scientists develop one-pot cellulosic ethanol process

Chinese scientists develop one-pot cellulosic ethanol process

June 12, 2019 |

In China, scientists at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a chemocatalytic approach to convert cellulose into ethanol in a one-pot process by using a multifunctional Mo/Pt/WOx catalyst. This approach opens up an alternative avenue for biofuel production. The findings were published in Joule. Prof. Wang […]

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Maharashtra looks at possible $72 million fund to help coop mills boost ethanol production

Maharashtra looks at possible $72 million fund to help coop mills boost ethanol production

June 11, 2019 |

In India, the Hindu newspaper reports that Maharashtra is looking to develop a $72 million fund for coop sugar mills to encourage increased investment in ethanol production capacity as well as infrastructure. Mills have been struggling under the double yoke of low sugar prices and high cane prices mandated by the state, so the state […]

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