In the Philippines, the USDA estimates the island archipelago will need to import 200 million liters of ethanol to compliment the 100 million liters of local production in order to reach this year’s blending mandate. Without significant increases in investment, by 2020 when the E20 policy comes into place, the country will need to import […]
In Washington, the Energy Information Agency has adjusted its estimates of the energy content of retail motor gasoline in the Monthly Energy Review (MER) to reflect its changing composition. Ethanol and other oxygenates, which have lower energy content than petroleum-based gasoline components, have seen their share of total gasoline volumes increase from 2% in 1993 […]
In North Carolina, researchers are using biotechnology to chip away at barriers to producing biofuels from woody plants and grasses instead of the corn and sugarcane used to make ethanol. NC State’s Forest Biotechnology Group, which has been responsible for several research milestones published this year, summed up biofuel research progress and challenges for a […]
In Nebraska, Green Plains produced a record volume of ethanol during the third quarter at 246.9 million gallons, which led to a four-fold increase in net income of $41.7 million. The company expects strong crush margins as well as strong demand for ethanol globally to keep the company sailing through the second half of the […]
In Australia, the Queensland parliament’s Development, Infrastructure and Industry Committee has rejected a proposal to mandate ethanol blending because the chairman felt it was too narrow and a dusting off of old legislation proposed in 2009. He said that the entire biofuels industry needs support, not just ethanol, and needs appropriate legislation for this day […]
In the US, weekly ethanol production for the week ending 10/17/2014 averaged 37.63 million gallons daily, up 11,,000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 891,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 13.66 billion gallons. Imports of ethanol again dropped to zero after jumping to 3,000 b/d last week […]
In Brazil, Datagro says that ethanol imports are likely to resume and could hit 600 million liters during the intercrop period this marketing year. Drought has cut the cane crush by about 10%, forcing imports already earlier in the year than typical. Most of the ethanol is likely to be sourced from the US.
In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says that September’s ethanol production fell to a six-month low of 1.16 billion gallons. That’s 39.22 million gallons, or 3.27%, less than in August. Despite low corn prices, low ethanol prices squeezed margins, leading to lower production.
In Ireland, Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global Cellulosic Ethanol Market 2014-2018″ report to their offering. The analysts forecast the Global Cellulosic Ethanol market to grow at a CAGR of 53.3 percent over the period 2013-2018. In terms of feedstock, the Global Cellulosic Ethanol market can be segmented into four: Agricultural […]
In Zimbabwe, Tongaat Hulett’s Hippo Valley Estates says it plans to boost cane production by 10% annually for diversion to ethanol production, which currently stands at 21 million liters. Installed capacity is currently at 40 million liters but production has stalled due to years of low prices. Now the government has implemented E15, growing demand […]