Tag: ethanol

Thailand to use spoiled rice as ethanol feedstock to fill the supply gap

Thailand to use spoiled rice as ethanol feedstock to fill the supply gap

December 8, 2016 |

In Thailand, 4 million metric tons of spoiled rice is set for use as feedstock for ethanol production to help fill the gap in supplies required to meet current blending mandates. The late start to the sugarcane crush means an ethanol supply shortage is expected in December and January, so the department of energy business […]

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Canadian community works to ensure ethanol plants never come to their town

Canadian community works to ensure ethanol plants never come to their town

December 8, 2016 |

In Canada, in response to the final decision against development of an ethanol plant at the Port of Oshawa, local authorities and activists are teaming up to ensure that policy is in place to keep potential ethanol development from coming to the community in the future. Authorities are going so far as to take the […]

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Nebraska drivers to save $17 million in 2016 thanks to ethanol blending

Nebraska drivers to save $17 million in 2016 thanks to ethanol blending

December 8, 2016 |

In Nebraska, drivers will save approximately $17 million by using ethanol-blended gasoline in 2016. The savings is based on lower prices for ethanol compared to wholesale gasoline and the state’s projected spark-ignition fuel consumption of 900 million gallons. Between August 2015 and August 2016, the cost of wholesale ethanol averaged 18 cents per gallon less […]

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MOUs for five second generation ethanol plants in India signed

MOUs for five second generation ethanol plants in India signed

December 7, 2016 |

In India, MOUs were signed following the Petrotech 2016 conference in New Delhi between Praj Industries and Indian Oil Corporation and Bharat Petroleum Corporation for one second-generation ethanol plant each. BPC signed a technology transfer deal with Institute of Chemical Technology for a second-generation ethanol plant at Bina as well while the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation […]

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Fitch Ratings gives the thumbs down to Latin America’s ethanol sector for 2017

Fitch Ratings gives the thumbs down to Latin America’s ethanol sector for 2017

December 7, 2016 |

In Brazil, the 2017 sector outlook for Latin American sugar and ethanol has shifted to positive from negative, according a new Fitch Ratings report. “Systemic risk receded due to soaring international sugar prices. While forecasts point to positive fundamentals for sugar prices for the next two seasons, a more selective approach by banks and capital […]

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China to open up to more international investment including for ethanol

China to open up to more international investment including for ethanol

December 7, 2016 |

In China, the central government has published draft guidelines for foreign investment to help “increase openness with the outside world,” with industries such as corn processing and fuel ethanol seen as target sectors for foreign investment. It includes cutting the list of prohibited sectors where foreign investment is allowed to 62 from 93. The US […]

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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign develop method to lower dry grind ethanol production process costs

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign develop method to lower dry grind ethanol production process costs

December 7, 2016 |

In Illinois, new research at the Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus could significantly change ethanol production by lowering operating costs and simplifying the dry grind process. “There are currently more than 200 dry grind plants that are processing corn to produce ethanol,” says Vijay Singh, director of IBRL and […]

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Chicago Argo ethanol prices edge towards six-month high thanks to shrinking stocks and exports

Chicago Argo ethanol prices edge towards six-month high thanks to shrinking stocks and exports

December 6, 2016 |

In Illinois, Chicago Argo ethanol is edging close to a six month high at $1.71/gal on Monday thanks to robust exports mixed with falling stocks, down by more than half a million barrels on the week last week. Corn futures prices have rallied recently to $3.4950/bushel on Monday, providing further support to prices. Ethanol exports […]

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China seeks to double ethanol production by 2020

China seeks to double ethanol production by 2020

December 5, 2016 |

In China, the country is looking to double ethanol production to 4 million metric tons by 2020 as it aims to work through its untenable grain stocks. The country had aimed for 4 million tons of ethanol production by 2015 but its tight hold on grain kept that from happening. Second-generation from crop waste associated […]

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Thai ethanol market facing shortage

Thai ethanol market facing shortage

December 5, 2016 |

In Thailand, for the first time in several years a shortage of ethanol supplies are expected this month. Fuel retailers have already asked the government to dip into reserves to meet demand but those are only sufficient for 3.5 days due to daily consumption of 3.8 million liters on average. The shortage could last between […]

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