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Colombian ethanol sales rebound in July to January 2014 levels

Colombian ethanol sales rebound in July to January 2014 levels

August 27, 2015 |

In Colombia, ethanol sales in July rebounded to levels not seen since January 2014 at 40.7 million liters, up 9% on the year and up 18% from June. Ethanol sales through July are up 8% on the year at 255 million liters. The domestic ethanol blend is current at 8%. Production though July is also […]

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Ethanol production falls to lowest since May 8

Ethanol production falls to lowest since May 8

August 27, 2015 |

In the Midwest, the Energy Information Agency says ethanol production slipped to its lowest level last week since May 8 at 954,000 barrels per day on average. Despite the fall in production, stocks were higher around the country except for the major production center in the Midwest and Gulf Coast stocks where more exports originate […]

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India looking to buy 2.7 billion liters for blending but no imports allowed

India looking to buy 2.7 billion liters for blending but no imports allowed

August 27, 2015 |

In India, oil marketing companies have issues a tender to buy 2.7 billion liters of ethanol only from domestic sources, with imports ruled out. The fuel is meant to supply 10% of gasoline demand between December this year through November 2016. The current blend is 5% though the country has so far only managed to […]

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US Grains Council’s hard work paying off with major boost in ethanol exports

US Grains Council’s hard work paying off with major boost in ethanol exports

August 25, 2015 |

In Washington, this marketing year’s U.S. ethanol exports are expected to be the second largest on record as ethanol export promotion efforts ramp up by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and its partners Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association and USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. “Efforts to promote increased exports of U.S. ethanol are showing progress, […]

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China’s July ethanol imports triple May record

China’s July ethanol imports triple May record

August 25, 2015 |

In July, China’s July ethanol imports tripled to a record of 69,076 cubic meters, up from the previous record of 21,155 cu m in May 2015. For the first time ever, the country imported ethanol from Brazil while undenatured ethanol imports from Pakistan made the key contribution to the over all import figure. Pakistan undenatured […]

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Latvian researchers may have broken the ethanol and furfural co-production conundrum

Latvian researchers may have broken the ethanol and furfural co-production conundrum

August 25, 2015 |

In Latvia, researchers led by the University of Latvia Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology have demonstrated the viability of a technique that produces both ethanol and furfural from wheat straw. Producing furfural from biomass typically involves destroying up to half of the cellulosic material, reducing yields for ethanol production significantly but the researchers claim to […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol consumption hits all-time record in July

Brazilian hydrous ethanol consumption hits all-time record in July

August 24, 2015 |

In Brazil, hydrous ethanol consumption jumped to an all-time high in July at 1.55 billion liters, up 53% on the year and 4% from June, and the highest consumption since the last record was set at 1.51 billion liters in December 2009. So far this year, total ethanol consumption is up 40% at almost 9.94 […]

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Ethanol futures flip to a premium over gasoline but how long it will last is unknown

Ethanol futures flip to a premium over gasoline but how long it will last is unknown

August 24, 2015 |

In Illinois, the period of healthy margins for Midwest ethanol producers may be coming to an end as ethanol futures shift over to a premium over gasoline. Corn prices are holding fairly steady this year but gasoline prices have fallen to a 6.5 year low this week, pushing ethanol from a discount to a premium […]

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Nagpur unilaterally decides to move forward with ethanol bus project

Nagpur unilaterally decides to move forward with ethanol bus project

August 24, 2015 |

In India, Nagpur Municipal Corporation has gone ahead and unilaterally approved a number of policies at a recent council meeting without discussion among the general body, including the ethanol bus program and the feasibility study for the project, with opposition claiming anti-democratic processes. The city has already sought federal government permission to buy 55 ethanol […]

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US ethanol demand reaches 14.78 billion gallons as gasoline usage rates soars to 147 billion gallons per year

US ethanol demand reaches 14.78 billion gallons as gasoline usage rates soars to 147 billion gallons per year

August 23, 2015 |

According to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 965,000 barrels per day (b/d)—or 40.53 million gallons daily. That is unchanged from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 964,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 14.78 billion gallons. Stocks of ethanol stood at 18.6 million […]

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