Tag: ethanol

Vessels loads 40,000 m3 of ethanol in Houston heading for Brazil

In Texas, a vessel is being loaded with 40,000 cubic meters of ethanol in Houston destined for Brazil’s Suape port. Brazil’s ICMS state tax is currently being waived on ethanol imports going into the north and northeastern states of Pernambuco and Paraiba before Aug. 15. The shipment is expected to land on Aug. 6. Reuters […]

July 24, 2014 More

US Grains Council teams with RFA, Growth Energy and FAS on ethanol

In Washington, the US Grains Council has teamed with the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the Foreign Agriculture Service to promote US ethanol exports and are working on developing a joint strategy for implementation next year. Currently they are looking to asses markets with study trips to Korea and Japan, Southeast Asia and Latin […]

July 24, 2014 More

Ethanol industry fires back at DOT ethanol rail proposal

In Washington, the ethanol industry is hitting back at the DOT’s proposal to require tighter regulations on transporting ethanol and oil by railcar, saying that the two are completely different fuels with very different levels of volatility. The RFA and the IRFA say treating the two fuels the same is a mistake and rules specifically […]

July 24, 2014 More

DOT releases details of rulemaking proposal for crude and ethanol rail transport

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Transportation released the details of its comprehensive rulemaking proposal to improve the safe transportation of large quantities of flammable materials by rail – particularly crude oil and ethanol – in the form of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and a companion Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM).  

July 23, 2014 More

Biomass stackyard catches fire at Project Liberty

In Iowa, a fire broke out on Saturday night at the Poet-DSM Project Liberty cellulosic ethanol plant that is getting ready to come online. The fire broke out in the biomass stackyard that cold hold up to three weeks of feedstock supply. It wasn’t immediate clear how much of the feedstock had been destroyed but […]

July 22, 2014 More

New study for RFA shows US ethanol lowest cost transport fuel in the world

In Washington, ABF Economics released a study for the Renewable Fuels Association that says U.S. ethanol has emerged as the lowest cost transportation fuel and octane source in the world over the past several years. The study addresses several issues relative to the competitiveness of American-made ethanol in three key U.S. markets: New York, Chicago […]

July 22, 2014 More

Bumper Brazilian corn crop facilitates boost to ethanol production

In Brazil, a bumper corn crop is weighing on prices but that downward trend is making the crop more profitable as a feedstock for ethanol. Usimat, which uses corn to produce ethanol during the sugarcane inter-harvest period, expects to produce 100,000 metric tons of ethanol from corn this next period due to low corn prices, […]

July 21, 2014 More

Copersucar sees ethanol demand jumping if gasoline price cap lifted

In Brazil, Copersucar says that ethanol demand could jump by 2.11 billion gallons a year if the government eliminated the price cap on gasoline. Analysts estimate Petrobras is discounting gasoline prices by up to 15% compared to international prices. Boosting the ethanol blend in gasoline to 27.5% from the current 25% would increase demand by […]

July 21, 2014 More

South Africa to get 80,000 ton duty-free ethanol export quota to EU

In South Africa, if Botswana, Namibia and Swaziland ratify the Economic Partnership Agreement negotiated between the countries and the European Union, South Africa will have a duty-free export quota to the EU of 80,000 metric tons of ethanol per year, in addition to other concessions.  

July 21, 2014 More

US ethanol production up to 39.61 million gallons daily

In the US, ethanol production for last week averaged 943,000 barrels per day, 39.61 million gallons daily.That is up 16,000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 940,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 14.41 billion gallons. Imports of ethanol were 5,000 b/d, down from last week. Gasoline demand […]

July 21, 2014 More