Tag: ethanol

Ethanol production up 5.1% from this time last year

Ethanol production up 5.1% from this time last year

June 17, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., ethanol production averaged 1.053 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 44.23 million gallons daily, according to government data released this morning and analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. Output gained 12,000 b/d over the week before, running 5.1% above this time last year. However, the four-week average for ethanol production eased to 1.041 […]

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South Korean May ethanol imports flat on year but down 5% from April

South Korean May ethanol imports flat on year but down 5% from April

June 14, 2018 |

In South Korea, Platts reports that ethanol imports fell nearly 5% in May compared to April at 29,020 metric tons. Imports were slightly higher compared to May 2017, however. More than 40% of the undenatured ethanol came from Australia, followed by Pakistan, while imports from Brazil aren’t expected until Q3. Australia accounts for 47% of […]

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Indian mills want 25% higher prices for cane juice-based ethanol

Indian mills want 25% higher prices for cane juice-based ethanol

June 14, 2018 |

In India, sugar mills say they want 25% higher ethanol prices for ethanol from sugarcane juice in order to make enough money to justify supplying to oil marketing companies for the national blending mandate. Mills are suffering from low sugar prices and high cane prices, leaving to look at any opportunity to boost profitability. Ethanol […]

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South Dakota takes to the street to protest EPA administrator’s ethanol attacks

South Dakota takes to the street to protest EPA administrator’s ethanol attacks

June 14, 2018 |

In South Dakota, farm, biofuel, and community leaders hosted a tractor rally in Sioux Falls this week where participants voiced their concerns about attacks on homegrown biofuels led by the chief of the U.S. EPA, who is passing through the state this week. The event was moderated by South Dakota broadcasting titan Jim Woster and featured Troy […]

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Indian oil minister wants to make ethanol easier to trade

Indian oil minister wants to make ethanol easier to trade

June 13, 2018 |

In India, the oil minister is working to ease trading regulations that has kept oil marketing companies from sourcing enough ethanol from sugar mills to supply the 5% blending mandate nationwide. Tendering procedures and price have been among the complaints by sugar mills for the lack of purchases. Sugar mills are suffering from low global […]

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Growth Energy says E15 key to ethanol industry’s future

Growth Energy says E15 key to ethanol industry’s future

June 13, 2018 |

In Nebraska, Platts reports that Growth Energy says year-round E15 sales are key to the future viability of the ethanol industry. With an additional demand of 1.3 billion gallons over the next five years should the policy shift be implemented, it’s still not enough to compensate for the lost of 1.8 billion gallons from hardship […]

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Royal DSM introduces eBOOST™ to boost ethanol yields

Royal DSM introduces eBOOST™ to boost ethanol yields

June 12, 2018 |

In New Jersey, Royal DSM introduced eBOOST™, a complete solution for ethanol producers seeking higher yield and significantly reduced glycerol production in starch conversion processes. The launch took place at the annual Fuel Ethanol Workshop (fuelethanolworkshop.com) in Omaha, Nebraska, USA (11-13 June 2018). Developed by DSM’s Bio-based Products & Services business, the solution includes yeast; […]

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Construction of Bharat Petroleum’s 2G ethanol plant to begin by August

Construction of Bharat Petroleum’s 2G ethanol plant to begin by August

June 12, 2018 |

In India, construction of Bharat Petroleum Corporation’s $148 million cellulosic ethanol plant in Bargarh is set to begin in July or August following delays due to the Odisha authorities failing to grant the land required for the facility. The plant is expected to use straw and other biomass as feedstock. It is one of several […]

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Kansas ethanol plant fire leads to evacuation of neighboring houses

Kansas ethanol plant fire leads to evacuation of neighboring houses

June 12, 2018 |

In Kansas, residents four miles north and four miles west of the EGE Products ethanol plant near Minneola were evacuated Tuesday following a fire that broke out and took four hours to get under control. Local fire officials were concerned smoke, especially chemicals potentially present in the smoke, could cause health problems for people nearby. […]

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Brazilian ethanol imports fell in May as sugarcane crush ramps up

Brazilian ethanol imports fell in May as sugarcane crush ramps up

June 11, 2018 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that as the sugarcane crush as ramped up, boosting domestic ethanol production and supplies, demand for imports have fallen significantly to 103.3 million liters in May, the lowest seen since December when it imported 84.6 million liters. So far, ethanol imports for the year through May are up 6% at 1.15 […]

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