Tag: ethanol

Philippines boosts ethanol blend for Q4

Philippines boosts ethanol blend for Q4

October 1, 2014 |

In the Philippines, the ethanol blending mandate for the fourth quarter has been boosted 7% by volume to 46,065 cubic meters of domestic product. The notice reached oil companies later than usual but even so, market players didn’t think they would be too impacted because of the availability of local ethanol supplies.  

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UK biofuel use at 4% during Q2

UK biofuel use at 4% during Q2

October 1, 2014 |

In the UK, biofuel use in transport reached 4% of the fuel supply during the second quarter of 2014, but ethanol has reached 4.5% in the past. Ethanol blending is capped at 4.75%. The Renewable Energy Association is strongly pushing for E10 blends to help the country achieve the 10% biofuel mandate set by the […]

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As many as 30 Brazilian ethanol mills headed for bankruptcy

As many as 30 Brazilian ethanol mills headed for bankruptcy

September 30, 2014 |

In Brazil, Valor Economico reports that as many as 30 ethanol and sugar plants are ready to shut down permanently thanks to the country’s policy to continually cap gasoline prices. The mills crush about 60 million metric tons of cane annually and currently aren’t operating. They’ve delayed payments for several months and are expected to […]

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Tiny Illinois town may host new ethanol plant

Tiny Illinois town may host new ethanol plant

September 30, 2014 |

In Illinois, an undisclosed ethanol project planned for Waltonville will benefit from $1.95 million funding through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration to pay for infrastructure. That’s on top of the state’s DoT who has also awarded the town $2 million for road improvements as well as water and sewer investments to help […]

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German ethanol consumption hovering while E10 demand increases

German ethanol consumption hovering while E10 demand increases

September 30, 2014 |

In Germany, ethanol consumption hit 90,026 metric tons in July, down 6,734 tons from the year before but 7,343 tons higher than in June. Though direct blending remains flat on the year, E10 sales are up at 15.38% of the fuel supply from 14.85% last year.  

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Concerns continue about India’s chemical industry if ethanol blending raised

Concerns continue about India’s chemical industry if ethanol blending raised

September 30, 2014 |

In India, the Petroleum Ministry’s department of chemicals has said that it wants to see ethanol for fuel capped at 5%, saying that going hire will be detrimental for the chemical industry due to scarce supplies. Oil companies and sugar mills remain at odds over how much the fuel will be supplied at, and though […]

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Cuba prefers focus on co-gen rather than ethanol

Cuba prefers focus on co-gen rather than ethanol

September 29, 2014 |

In Cuba, the government is holding out for now with plans to produces sugarcane ethanol, not convinced it will help the country’s energy situation, and will instead focus on investing in boosting co-generation production to boost domestic electricity supplies. Current targets are for 20 sugarcane mills to produce 730MW by 2030, providing about 14% of […]

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Argentina boosts ethanol blend to 10% by December

Argentina boosts ethanol blend to 10% by December

September 29, 2014 |

In Argentina, the government approved an increase in ethanol blending to 8.5% from the current 7% with a 0.5% increase every month until reaching 10% in December. The ethanol industry could provide up to 12% of annual fuel demand, roughly a million cubic meters of ethanol, compared to the 8 million cubic meters of fuel […]

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US gasoline demand up, ethanol production down last week, reports EIA

US gasoline demand up, ethanol production down last week, reports EIA

September 28, 2014 |

According to EIA data as reported by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 889,000 barrels per day last week—or 37.34 million gallons daily. RFA adds: “That is down 42,000 b/d (or 4.5%) from the week before and the lowest average since the week ending 3/21/2014. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 917,000 […]

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Glacial Lakes Energy suffering logistics woes due to continued rail backlog

Glacial Lakes Energy suffering logistics woes due to continued rail backlog

September 25, 2014 |

In South Dakota, Glacial Lakes Energy lost at least 1 million gallons of ethanol production due to rail delays in the area that forced its facility in Mina to shut down during four days in July.  With 40 trucks per day required to ship out the facility’s ethanol production, it’s not a viable option, and […]

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