In Indonesia, Sekawan Intipratama plans to invest $239 million in an ethanol plant in East Kalimantan next year. Swiss-based ProCone will be the technology provider for the 60,000 metric ton per year facility. The project will use coal as feedstock and is expected to come online in December 2016.
In South Africa, at least three project developers are looking to set up sugarcane-based ethanol around KwaZulu Natal. An unnamed investor will reportedly American and Brazilian interests is looking at 30,000ha of irrigated sugar cane around Makhatini, Ubuhle Renewable Energy is looking to develop a 50 million liter per year facility in Siqakatha, while Silvapen […]
In Minnesota, Butamax Advanced Biofuels announced the official completion of Phase 1 of a Butamax technology installation at Highwater Ethanol, including the installation of a novel corn oil separation technology. Butamax and Highwater Ethanol are happy to announce that the construction is complete and the facility is now in full operation. On October 2nd last […]
In Brazil, the ethanol industry is standing behind Marina Silva, former environmental minister under former president da Silva and the expected vice-presidential pick from the socialist party’s candidate who was killed Aug. 13 in a plane crash. He had supported better pricing for ethanol and bagasse-based electricity, policies Silva is expected to continue supporting.
In the Netherlands, European ethanol prices have recovered to a four-month high of $687.15/m3, up 13% on the week, thanks to shrinking supplies following distillers’ decisions to back off from production after suffering from negative crush margins most of the year. About 30,000m3 are headed to India as well, which will put a major dent […]
In Finland, the government with cover 30% of the cost to build the St1 Biofuels sawdust-to-ethanol plant planned for Kajaani. The support of EUR12 million will help fuel up to 5,000 vehicles per year with production of 10 million liters annually.
In Zambia, Zimbabwe’s Green Fuels plans to invest $500 million to develop a sugarcane-based ethanol project mirroring the one it developed in its home country. The company has already acquired 30,000ha for the project.
In North Carolina, North Carolina Petroleum and Convenience Marketers Association (NCPCM) is reporting the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina in New Bern has upheld the North Carolina law designed to expand ethanol blending opportunities for marketers. The North Carolina law was challenged by the American Petroleum Institute and the National […]
In the US, ethanol production averaged 931,000 barrels per day for the week before last, or 39.10 million gallons daily, up nearly 30,000 b/d from the week before. Gasoline demand for the week averaged 374.7 million gallons daily. Expressed as a percentage of daily gasoline demand, daily ethanol production was 10.43%. On the co-products side, […]
In Zambia, the government is set to start a tender process to see which of the six companies who have expressed interest in building an ethanol plant will get the license to do so. The mines, energy and water development minister expects the number of interested companies to go up once the official process is […]