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High sugar prices seen cutting into ethanol production

High sugar prices seen cutting into ethanol production

June 28, 2016 |

In Brazil, sugar fetching the highest prices seen in several years is expected to deter the amount of sugarcane diverted to ethanol production, eventually putting a squeeze on the local ethanol markets as well as those countries who traditionally import. FG/AGRO consultancy told a conference in Sao Paolo that ethanol production could drop to 27.2 […]

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Ethanol crush margins highest in eight months

Ethanol crush margins highest in eight months

June 28, 2016 |

In Illinois, ethanol producers are benefiting from the highest crush margins seen in eight months thanks to falling corn prices ahead of the next crop and steady ethanol demand from summer driving season. Platts estimates that the price differential converts into a crushing margin of 23.21 cents/gal compared to 23.53 cents/gal last seen last October. […]

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Bihar distillery switches over to ethanol production following alcohol ban

Bihar distillery switches over to ethanol production following alcohol ban

June 27, 2016 |

In India, just 10 weeks after alcohol was banned in Bihar, already Sati Organics Private Limited has shifted to ethanol production from potable alcohol, keeping its 250 employees on board. Though the distillery’s alcohol production capacity is much higher, it will begin with about 120,000 liters of ethanol production. Sugar mills have had a difficult […]

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39 US Senators calls for robust Renewable Fuel Standard as EPA finalizes 2017 volumes

39 US Senators calls for robust Renewable Fuel Standard as EPA finalizes 2017 volumes

June 26, 2016 |

In Washington, 39 senators sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, urging EPA to ensure the final 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard rule “promotes growth in the U.S. biofuel sector and capture economic opportunity rather than drive investment overseas.” The 2017 proposal calls on refiners to blend 14.8 billion gallons of conventional biofuels in 2017, […]

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US ethanol production slips to 15.10 billion gallon annual rate

US ethanol production slips to 15.10 billion gallon annual rate

June 26, 2016 |

In Washington, according to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 962,000 barrels per day—or 40.40 million gallons daily. That is down 51,000 b/d from the all-time high of 1.013 million b/d the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 985,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 15.10 […]

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Indian sugar mills won’t reach E10 despite government push

Indian sugar mills won’t reach E10 despite government push

June 23, 2016 |

In India, sugar mills still are having difficulties supplying sufficient ethanol to oil marketing companies to comply with the E10 blending mandate despite several policies to facilitate ethanol production, availability and trade. For last year’s E5 blend, mills supplied enough ethanol for about E3 but couldn’t reach E5, at just 680 million liters. Though mills […]

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Corn Plus ethanol plant agrees to several steps to correct several environmental violations

Corn Plus ethanol plant agrees to several steps to correct several environmental violations

June 22, 2016 |

In Minnesota, the Corn Plus ethanol plant in Winnebago in southern Minnesota has again agreed to take steps to correct several environmental violations and pay a $39,450 penalty to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). Agency inspections and records reviews found several violations of the plant’s stormwater permit that sets conditions to ensure runoff from […]

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POET’s CEO says boost in global ethanol consumption needed to avoid agri crisis

POET’s CEO says boost in global ethanol consumption needed to avoid agri crisis

June 22, 2016 |

In Wisconsin, POET’s CEO says a boost in ethanol consumption around the world is necessary to avoid a global agricultural crisis. Earlier this year, stagnant demand for ethanol led to higher production costs that translated to thin or negative margins for producers. Ensuring that demand increases over time will help to stabilize grain prices overall, […]

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Tongaat Hullet to boost ethanol production to 28 million liters

Tongaat Hullet to boost ethanol production to 28 million liters

June 22, 2016 |

In Zimbabwe, Tongaat Hullet plans to boost its ethanol production to 70% of installed capacity at its Hippo Valley sugar mill, up from the 50% it has been running at for several years. That will boost annual production to about 28 million liters from the 20 million to 21 million liters it has averaged. The […]

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Belgian consortium pacts deal to buy Abengoa’s Rotterdam ethanol plant

Belgian consortium pacts deal to buy Abengoa’s Rotterdam ethanol plant

June 22, 2016 |

In the Netherlands, Abengoa has reached a deal to sell its Rotterdam ethanol plant to a consortium led by Alcogroup including Vanden Avenne Commodities and Vandema which is expected to close in the next few weeks, a move that has helped to stabilize supply fears in the market. The plant has been closed since May […]

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