Tag: ethanol

USDA sees Philippine ethanol imports falling thanks to growing production

USDA sees Philippine ethanol imports falling thanks to growing production

August 29, 2016 |

In the Philippines, the USDA estimates ethanol production in the country will start to ramp up and in turn demand for imports from the US will fall to 281 million liters in 2016 and 278 million liters in 2017 from the 311 million liters imported in 2015 at a value of $170 million. The Philippines […]

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Mexico allows up to 5.8% ethanol blends in three major cities

Mexico allows up to 5.8% ethanol blends in three major cities

August 29, 2016 |

In Mexico, the Energy Regulatory Commission of Mexico (CRE) published Monday their recently-passed fuel regulation (NOM-016-CRE-2016) in the Mexican federal register, allowing for the blending and sale of up to 5.8 percent ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply outside of the three major metropolitan areas of Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey. The fuel specification will […]

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EU appeals decision invalidating duties on US ethanol imports

EU appeals decision invalidating duties on US ethanol imports

August 29, 2016 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy are disappointed with the Aug. 26 decision by the European Commission to file an appeal with the EU General Court related to its June 2016 ruling invalidating certain ethanol duties. That ruling annulled the European Union’s 9.5 percent antidumping duty on ethanol imported from the United […]

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US ethanol production reaches 15.64 billion gallon annual rate

US ethanol production reaches 15.64 billion gallon annual rate

August 28, 2016 |

In Washington, according to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 1.028 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 43.18 million gallons daily. That is down just a hair from last week’s record-tying 1.029 million b/d. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 1.020 million b/d for an annualized rate of […]

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Chinese ethanol imports fall 78% in July

Chinese ethanol imports fall 78% in July

August 25, 2016 |

In China, July ethanol imports fell to by 78% on the year to 24,639 cu m, following in line with the lower imports also seen in June that were 111,651 cu m. Total exports for the year through July reached 644,221 cu m. July denatured ethanol imports were about 20% of the volume imported in […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales down 15% on year in July but still high for 2016

Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales down 15% on year in July but still high for 2016

August 25, 2016 |

In Brazil, the National Petroleum Agency ANP said domestic hydrous ethanol sales were down 15% on the year in July at 1.31 billion liters but the volume was 4% higher than in June and the second-highest volume of sales so far in 2016 following May’s record of 1.32 billion liters. Of the total, 93% of […]

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Canada’s ethanol market seen steady through 2017

Canada’s ethanol market seen steady through 2017

August 25, 2016 |

In Canada, ethanol imports this year through May have led the USDA to estimate slightly lower imports for 2016 at about 1 billion liters, 83,000 liters less than in 2015 due to shifts in discretionary ethanol blending. The industry has been at full production capacity since 2009 and that is expected to remain the same […]

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Where’s butanol, or other substitutes for gasoline besides ethanol?

Where’s butanol, or other substitutes for gasoline besides ethanol?

August 25, 2016 |

A reader writes: I’d hoped that the biofuels crowd would have gotten beyond ethanol by now.   The industry has made progress creating all kinds of specialty chemicals from renewable sources and more or less successfully brought them to market.  There’s jet and diesel in commercial use whether or not they’re yet profitable. However they […]

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Project developers still $15 million short for proposed Iowa 150 million gallon ethanol plant

Project developers still $15 million short for proposed Iowa 150 million gallon ethanol plant

August 24, 2016 |

In Iowa, developers of the proposed Farmers Energy Cardinal ethanol plant in Atlantic is still $15 million short of being able to begin construction on the 150 million gallon facility to be designed and built by Fagen. The facility’s site has been purchased and initial groundwork is being completed while plans are awaiting approval by […]

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Brazilian researchers develop vehicle that runs 300km+ on one liter of ethanol

Brazilian researchers develop vehicle that runs 300km+ on one liter of ethanol

August 24, 2016 |

In Brazil, researchers at Parana Technological University have developed a prototype vehicle that can run more than 300km on a single liter of ethanol. The prototype vehicle can only carry a single passenger weighing less than 45kg, however. The fuel efficiency partly comes from not going very fast, so the team says it needs to […]

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