Tag: ethanol

India’s Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways pushes for biofuels

India’s Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways pushes for biofuels

July 14, 2019 |

In India, at an event on Friday celebrating the launch of India’s first ethanol based motorcycle, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, spoke of how the use of biofuels, like ethanol and butanol in particular, could help India’s GDP growth and save foreign exchange, according to The Week. The Week reports that […]

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Indian producers investigate Philippines ethanol model during GBEP Bioenergy Week

Indian producers investigate Philippines ethanol model during GBEP Bioenergy Week

July 14, 2019 |

In the Philippines, the seventh annual Bioenergy Week of the Global Bioenergy Partnership provided an opportunity for the U.S. Grains Council to highlight how the government and private industry in the Philippines cooperate to promote ethanol to a delegation of sugar-based ethanol producers from India. While in the Philippines, the Indian delegation had side meetings […]

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Higher European ethanol prices help CropEnergies boost operating results

Higher European ethanol prices help CropEnergies boost operating results

July 11, 2019 |

In Germany, Suedzucker said a strong recovery in ethanol sales revenues from the prior year’s low level was a major contributor to increased revenues for CropEnergies during Q1 with revenues moderately higher than last year at EUR185 million compared to EUR176 million last year. Lower sales volumes were more than offset by higher sales revenues. […]

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Ethanol production slips but stocks continue to build in Gulf Coast and Midwest

Ethanol production slips but stocks continue to build in Gulf Coast and Midwest

July 11, 2019 |

In Washington, Platts reports that ethanol slipped slightly from the week before to 1.047 million b/d, 35,000 b/d lower than the last full week of June by still 14,000 b/d higher than the year prior. Despite the slight slowdown in production, stocks still rose by 165,000 barrels to 23.009 million barrels with nearly half a […]

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Maharashtra seeks permission to use sugar as ethanol feedstock in wake of drought

Maharashtra seeks permission to use sugar as ethanol feedstock in wake of drought

July 9, 2019 |

In India, the Economic Times newspaper reports that with the drought’s negative impact on sugarcane and therefore molasses availability for ethanol production, the state’s sugar industry is seeking permission to use sugar as feedstock for ethanol. The state, country and global market are drowning in excess sugar supplies, weighing on producers that in turn weighs […]

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EID Parry looks to convert spirit and alcohol production to ethanol

EID Parry looks to convert spirit and alcohol production to ethanol

July 8, 2019 |

In India, the Press Trust of India reports that EID Parry has permission in principle to convert 600,000 liters per day of impure spirit produced at one of its facilities in Tamil Nadu into ethanol and another 300,000 liters per day of impure alcohol into ethanol at another facility. The company began producing ethanol from […]

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Fossil fuel industry launches new ad campaign to “check” ethanol

Fossil fuel industry launches new ad campaign to “check” ethanol

July 8, 2019 |

In Washington, the American Fuel and Petroleum Manufacturers Association launched an advertising campaign asking President Trump to keep his promise to protect U.S. refiners from unchecked ethanol mandates that threaten to “kill our jobs.” This campaign comes on the heels of increasing calls from the ethanol industry to eliminate small refinery exemptions – a critical […]

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Latest resolution signed into RenovaBio to further boost Brazil’s ethanol sector

Latest resolution signed into RenovaBio to further boost Brazil’s ethanol sector

July 7, 2019 |

In Brazil, a new regulation, Resolution No. 791, recently signed by the Ministry of Mines and Energy into the country’s national biofuels policy, RenovaBio, is expected to boost the ethanol sector with the new decarbonization targets for fuel distributors. RenovaBio will come into full force in January 2020 and is estimated to include investments of […]

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Slight increase in ethanol production this week

Slight increase in ethanol production this week

July 7, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C. ethanol production averaged 1.081 million barrels per day (b/d), an increase of 8,000 b/d, or 0.7%, according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. This is equivalent to 45.40 million gallons daily. The four-week average ethanol production rate rose 0.8% to 1.082 million b/d—the highest since December 2017. This is […]

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Ethanol production ramps recovers as well as stock levels

Ethanol production ramps recovers as well as stock levels

July 4, 2019 |

In Washington, Platts reports that Energy Information Administration data shows ethanol production has ramped up again, rising for the first time in three weeks to 1.081 million b/d in the week ended June 28, 9,000 b/d higher than the previous week and 14,000 barrels higher on the year. With rising production came rising stocks which […]

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