Tag: ethanol

Brazilian ethanol production falls slightly on year during H1 July

Brazilian ethanol production falls slightly on year during H1 July

July 25, 2017 |

In Brazil, UNICA says that the ethanol-sugar mix during the first half of July was just below 50% with 49.62% of cane going towards ethanol production, down from 52.34% during the same period last year. Ethanol production fell in line with the lower usage rate to 1.88 billion liters, down 1.93% on the year. Overall […]

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IGPC celebrates company’s expansion doubling ethanol production by 2018

IGPC celebrates company’s expansion doubling ethanol production by 2018

July 25, 2017 |

In Canada, IGPC Ethanol Inc. hosted on Monday the Hon. Glenn Thibeault, Ontario’s minister of energy for a celebration recognizing the company’s C$120-million investment to double ethanol production capacity at its facility in Aylmer, Ont. As a result of the expansion, by 2018 IGPC will produce at least 400 million liters of ethanol per year, […]

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Illinois E10 to get more expensive after lawmakers agree to drop ethanol tax exemption

Illinois E10 to get more expensive after lawmakers agree to drop ethanol tax exemption

July 24, 2017 |

In Illinois, lawmakers removed the 20% ethanol tax exemption in the budget it approved earlier this month, a move that could see E10 blends jump between 7 and 10 cents per gallon at the pump. The tax exemption was up for renewal in 2018. The state’s petroleum marketers association says its members could stop selling […]

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UNICA teams with Brazilian auto manufacturers to boost ethanol use in vehicles

UNICA teams with Brazilian auto manufacturers to boost ethanol use in vehicles

July 24, 2017 |

In Brazil, UNICA recently signed an MOU with the local auto manufacturers association Anfavea to work together towards reducing emissions in vehicles and improving energy efficiency. Use of ethanol in vehicles will be high on the common agenda, a move which coincides with the RenovaBio program the government will push through later this year to […]

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Brazil raises taxes on gasoline and ethanol

Brazil raises taxes on gasoline and ethanol

July 22, 2017 |

In Brazil, the federal government raised gasoline, diesel and ethanol taxes to raise money to lower their deficit down to R$139 billion (about USD$44 billion) by the end of this year. The gasoline tax was increased from R$0.3816 (USD$.12) to R$0.7925 (USD$.25) per liter and for diesel fuel from R$0.2480 (USD$.07) to R$0.4615 (USD$.15) per […]

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Romania to double bioethanol blending mandate for 2018

Romania to double bioethanol blending mandate for 2018

July 22, 2017 |

In Romania, the European Renewable Energy Directive is expecting declines in bioethanol production for 2017 while increasing Romania’s bioethanol blending mandate from 4.5 percent to 8 percent in 2018. Romania’s blending mandate hasn’t changed since 2014 and they only have one bioethanol plant producing 80,000 metric tons per year. The plant produces bioethanol from corn […]

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Ethanol production up 19K barrels per day from last week, highest in nine weeks

Ethanol production up 19K barrels per day from last week, highest in nine weeks

July 22, 2017 |

In Washington, DC, according to EIA data as reported by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 1.026 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 43.09 million gallons daily. That is up 19,000 b/d from the week before and the largest volume in nine weeks. The four-week average for ethanol production increased to 1.016 million b/d for […]

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No vote on E15 bill this week, ethanol industry disappointed

No vote on E15 bill this week, ethanol industry disappointed

July 22, 2017 |

In Washington, DC, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee won’t be voting this week on the Consumer & Fuel Retailer Choice Act after all, leading many in the ethanol industry, like Growth Energy and Biotechnology Innovation Organization, to be disappointed. The Act would allow higher 15% ethanol concentrations in gasoline year-round, instead of […]

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Brazilian ethanol prices higher on rumors of increased gasoline taxes

Brazilian ethanol prices higher on rumors of increased gasoline taxes

July 20, 2017 |

In Brazil, the government may increase the CIDE or PIS/Cofins taxes on gasoline, a move which has supported ethanol prices in response. The former would take 90 days to be implemented but the latter could come into place immediately, however the level of possible taxation is not yet clear. PIS/Cofins could also be applied to […]

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US ethanol exports ease thanks to higher prices at home

US ethanol exports ease thanks to higher prices at home

July 19, 2017 |

In Texas, ethanol exports are beginning to ease in light of stronger domestic prices that are keeping the fuel at home, especially for the case of Brazil and India where much of the exports earlier this year were destined. Corn futures are helping to support ethanol prices in the US with a wary eye on […]

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