Tag: ethanol

Zimbabwe’s ethanol crunch boosting gas prices at the pump

Zimbabwe’s ethanol crunch boosting gas prices at the pump

January 19, 2017 |

In Zimbabwe, the country continues to suffer from an ethanol supply crunch that has led to prices increasing at the pump by 4 cents per liter over the past month. Though blending has reached 20%, it was rolled back to 5% in light of the lack of ethanol supply availability, so higher imported gasoline prices […]

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Thai ethanol tanker carrying 40,000 liters crashes and explodes

Thai ethanol tanker carrying 40,000 liters crashes and explodes

January 19, 2017 |

In Thailand, an ethanol tanker truck carrying 40,000 liters of ethanol en route to a depot in Bangkok’s Phra Khanong district exploded Wednesday night when the driver crashed into a ditch. The driver, who authorities believe fell asleep at the wheel, will be charged for the accident. Foam was sprayed on the fuel that had […]

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Ghana’s first ethanol producer diversifying and seeking more cassava

Ghana’s first ethanol producer diversifying and seeking more cassava

January 19, 2017 |

In Ghana, the country’s only ethanol producer—Caltech—has produced 150,000 liters of ethanol from cassava since starting up the 3 million liter per year facility in August. The company is also expanding into biogas, liquefied carbon dioxide and electricity production. Though the company is already securing cassava from nearby farms in the Volta region, it is […]

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Brazilian ethanol sales fall further in December

Brazilian ethanol sales fall further in December

January 17, 2017 |

In Brazil, UNICA said hydrous ethanol sales fell by more than 20% on the year in December to 1.13 billion liters. Even though anhydrous sales also fell, it was as drastic as hydrous at 906.52 million liters from 936.54 million liters last year. Less than 75 million liters of the more than 2 billion liters […]

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Groups appeal permit for PBF’s proposed Delaware ethanol transshipment project

Groups appeal permit for PBF’s proposed Delaware ethanol transshipment project

January 17, 2017 |

In Delaware, Delaware Audubon and the League of Women Voters of Delaware have jointly appealed the permit awarded at the end of last year to PBF Energy to begin transshipments of up to 10,000 barrels of ethanol per day along the Eastern Seaboard, arguing the project goes directly in contra to the Coastal Zone Act […]

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8 in 10 Trump Battleground state voters support ethanol: poll

8 in 10 Trump Battleground state voters support ethanol: poll

January 15, 2017 |

In Washington, a new post-election survey shows that decisive voters in the 2016 presidential election are staunch supporters of American ethanol. The survey of 3,000 Trump voters in the Midwestern battleground states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Iowa, Indiana and Minnesota found that more than eight in 10 respondents agree with the President-elect’s vocal support for ethanol and believe the […]

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EU Carbon targets at risk from conventional biofuels phase-out: experts

EU Carbon targets at risk from conventional biofuels phase-out: experts

January 15, 2017 |

In the EU, energy experts told members of the European Parliament in hearings this week that   the European Commission’s proposed phase-out of conventional biofuels by 2030 threatens to remove one of the EU’s best options for reducing greenhouse gases and decarbonising transport. As the European Parliament gets ready to consider the controversial Renewable Energy […]

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China slaps punitive tariffs on US ethanol and DDG exports

China slaps punitive tariffs on US ethanol and DDG exports

January 15, 2017 |

In China, the national government slapped the US ethanol industry with heavy tariffs that went into effect last Thursday. U.S. farmers say the tariffs will cost U.S. agriculture at least $2B per year. Preliminary tariffs on U.S. DDG, totaling more than 40 percent, were imposed by China several months ago, causing the price of DDG […]

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Renewable Developments Australia close to start first of five ethanol plants

Renewable Developments Australia close to start first of five ethanol plants

January 12, 2017 |

In Australia, Renewable Developments Australia has launched a tender to supply the ethanol it will produce from the first of five ethanol facilities planned in Queensland, using sugarcane and sweet sorghum. The 190 million liter per year facility is located near the town of Charters Towers and has come to the final stages of financial […]

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Both ethanol and biodiesel blending in Spain fall by volume

Both ethanol and biodiesel blending in Spain fall by volume

January 12, 2017 |

In Spain, biodiesel blending fell percentage-wise in November to 4.4% but increased volume-wise over October to 81,160 metric tons while ethanol blending fell to 5.69% from 6.35% while volume by a little more than 1,000 tons to 20,887 tons. Biodiesel blending reached 884,742 tons for the year through November for an average of 4.3% while […]

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