Tag: ethanol

Ethanol production 3.9% lower than last year at this time

Ethanol production 3.9% lower than last year at this time

December 15, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., ethanol production averaged 1.046 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 43.93 million gallons daily, down 23,000 b/d (2.2%) from the prior week and 42,000 b/d (3.9%) lower than last year at this time, according to government data released and analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. The four-week average for ethanol production pared back […]

Read More

Enerkem agrees deal with Twin Cities allowing it to move forward with planning MSW-to-ethanol project

Enerkem agrees deal with Twin Cities allowing it to move forward with planning MSW-to-ethanol project

December 13, 2018 |

In Minnesota, the Pioneer Press reports that Minneapolis-St. Paul’s Metropolitan Council has made an agreement with Enerkem to move the company’s proposed garbage-to-ethanol plant project forward. The City has agreed to supply 1.6 million gallons of treated wastewater per day for use at the facility. The company is moving forward with a $600,000 investment in […]

Read More

Philippines CIF ethanol prices fall to four-month low as it tracks Argo lower

Philippines CIF ethanol prices fall to four-month low as it tracks Argo lower

December 13, 2018 |

In the Philippines, Platts reports that imported ethanol prices basis CIF Philippines fell to $415.33/cu m earlier this week, a four-month low US ethanol prices continue to fall. Argo Ethanol prices fell to 15-year lows earlier in the week as production continues to pass more than a billion barrels per day despite rising corn prices […]

Read More

Call for Philippines to boost ethanol blending to 20% in light of higher taxes

Call for Philippines to boost ethanol blending to 20% in light of higher taxes

December 12, 2018 |

In the Philippines, a governor who is running for the Senate next year is calling for an E20 blending mandate to reduce the rising cost of fuel resulting from increased taxes. She claims that the current blending law wouldn’t need to be amended to facilitate the E20 policy because the domestic industry could only support […]

Read More

National Farmers Union pushing Congress to expand use of mid-level ethanol blends

National Farmers Union pushing Congress to expand use of mid-level ethanol blends

December 12, 2018 |

In Washington, as Congress looks to revamp and coordinate federal-level policies that govern the transportation fuels and vehicles sectors, the National Farmers Union is urging legislators to expand use of high-octane, mid-level blends of ethanol in the transportation fuel supply. In doing so, policymakers have the opportunity to create lasting national policy that builds on […]

Read More

China seen producing 6.6 million tons of ethanol annually from 2020

China seen producing 6.6 million tons of ethanol annually from 2020

December 11, 2018 |

In China, Reuters reports that the country is expected to nearly triple its ethanol production to 6.6 million metric tons annually by 2020 in time for implementation of its E10 blending mandate. Installed capacity in 2017 was 2.7 million tons. To achieve the mandate, ethanol demand will be 15 million tons, indicating that significant imports […]

Read More

Green Plains laying off around 40 employees to “right size” following asset shifts

Green Plains laying off around 40 employees to “right size” following asset shifts

December 11, 2018 |

In Nebraska, Reuters reports that Green Plains has started laying off employees in the wake of selling off ethanol production assets rather than due to weak production margins. Sources told Reuters that about 40 people had been laid off as the company seeks to “right size” itself. The company recently sold three ethanol plants to […]

Read More

New Energy Blue five months away from finalizing permitting and engineering for 2G plant

New Energy Blue five months away from finalizing permitting and engineering for 2G plant

December 11, 2018 |

In North Dakota, Agweek reports that design for the $150 million New Energy Blue cellulosic ethanol plant in Spirtwood is chugging right along with permitting and engineering about five months away. The 16 million gallon per year facility will use wheat and corn residues as feedstock and could be online as soon as 2021. Located […]

Read More

Burgeoning U.S. Ethanol Exports Third Highest on Record

Burgeoning U.S. Ethanol Exports Third Highest on Record

December 9, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., U.S. ethanol exports totaled 175.4 million gallons (mg) in October, according to government data released and analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). This is nearly double (up 95%) September exports and the third highest monthly total on record—only surpassed by February (218.7 mg) and March (215.1 mg) of this year. Shipments […]

Read More

RFA releases updated brochure with latest flex fuel models

RFA releases updated brochure with latest flex fuel models

December 9, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association updated its annual flex fuel vehicles brochure to help consumers find out if their vehicle can run on up to 85 percent ethanol (E85). The brochure compiles the FFV models available in the current model year (MY2019), as well as previous years going back as far as MY1998. […]

Read More