Tag: ethanol

Brazilian mills could boost ethanol production to 53.7% of the crush next season

Brazilian mills could boost ethanol production to 53.7% of the crush next season

September 20, 2017 |

In Brazil, increased ethanol production is expected to cut sugar production to three-year lows next season as ethanol prices become more profitable for mills in the year starting in April 2018. Kingsman expects the smallest crush in four years at 575 million metric tons, due to slow cane renovation rates as a result of poor […]

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UK Parliamentarians launch new group to promote ethanol

UK Parliamentarians launch new group to promote ethanol

September 20, 2017 |

In the UK, members of parliament and peers in the House of Lords with an interest in promoting ethanol can now participated in the new All-Party Parliamentary Group on ethanol. Introducing E10 into the UK market will be a key policy platform for the group, as well as keeping the government on task regarding its […]

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Senator Grassley leads group urging USTR to stand up to Brazilian ethanol import policy

Senator Grassley leads group urging USTR to stand up to Brazilian ethanol import policy

September 19, 2017 |

In Washington, Sen. Chuck Grassley, a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, led a bipartisan group of senators, including Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), urging U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to […]

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Ethanol production down from prior week

Ethanol production down from prior week

September 16, 2017 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association reports that according to EIA data, ethanol production averaged 1.047 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 43.97 million gallons daily. That is down 13,000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production decreased to 1.050 million b/d for an annualized rate of 16.10 billion gallons. Stocks […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales jump 23% in August

Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales jump 23% in August

September 14, 2017 |

In Brazil, hydrous ethanol sales volumes jumped more than 23% during August compared to the month prior at 1.37 billion liters, with total ethanol sales reaching 2.39 billion liters. Only about 200,000 liters were destined for export. For the last two weeks of August, mills produced 1.02 billion liters of hydrous and 749.44 million liters of […]

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Canadian government to invest up to C$3.7 million to pipe heat and CO2 from ethanol plant to greenhosue

Canadian government to invest up to C$3.7 million to pipe heat and CO2 from ethanol plant to greenhosue

September 13, 2017 |

In Canada, the Government continues to support the agriculture and agri-food industry as it reduces emissions and adopts sustainable practices that lead to more efficient use of water and energy.   Member of Parliament Peter Fragiskatos (London North Centre), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay, announced an investment of up to C$3.7 million for two […]

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Companies show interest in taking over Vietnam ethanol plants

Companies show interest in taking over Vietnam ethanol plants

September 13, 2017 |

In Vietnam, Tin Thanh Group, Tung Lam Company and Tocontap have shown interest in potentially operating the Dung Quat Biofuel ethanol plant when it comes back online later this year, along with two other ethanol plants that were never brought into commercial production due to lack of demand. All three are meant to be online by January […]

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Are high ethanol blends going to be essential, and mandatory, for super high fuel-efficient engines?

Are high ethanol blends going to be essential, and mandatory, for super high fuel-efficient engines?

September 13, 2017 |

For every ethanol blend everywhere these days, there seems to be a war on. A war in India over 22% blends. A war in Brazil over exactly what baseline blend ratio (somewhere int he 20s) is ideal. A war on in Europe to roll back first-gen ethanol to around 2% blending. A war in New […]

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Biodiesel consumption jumps in Spain but ethanol continues to slip

Biodiesel consumption jumps in Spain but ethanol continues to slip

September 12, 2017 |

In Spain, biodiesel’s come back continued in July with consumption of nearly 100,000 metric tons, up more than 18% on the year and ticking higher than June by almost 1%. As a result, blending rose to 4.86% on the back of falling fossil diesel sales, compared to 4.17% last year and 4.77% in June. Ethanol, […]

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EIA sees ethanol production continuing to climb through 2018

EIA sees ethanol production continuing to climb through 2018

September 12, 2017 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Administration said in its September short-term energy outlook that it expects ethanol production to continue growing well past the blend wall with an average of 1.03 million barrels per day in 2017, growing to 1.04 million barrels per day in 2018, peaking Q4 2018 at 1.05 million barrels per day, […]

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