In Illinois, Kinder Morgan’s fuel hub in Argo has seen ethanol shipments disrupted following a derailment last Thursday when two cars carrying ethanol came off the tracks within the facility’s fenceline. No fuel was spilled and no environmental damage occurred. Shipments were expected to restart the following day.
In Minnesota, ADM is pulling back from ethanol production and high fructose corn syrup to focus more on other high value food ingredients where the company thinks it will get more value from its global corn supplies. More niche products are expect to help the company buoy from the flat demand expectations from ethanol going […]
According to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 958,000 barrels per day (b/d)—or 40.24 million gallons daily. That is up 46,000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 920,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 14.10 billion gallons. Stocks of ethanol stood at […]
In Wisconsin, the American Lung Association’s Wisconsin Clean Air Choice program, the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board and the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association are looking for cornfields along six major roadways to place placards promoting ethanol as part of their new E85 statewide campaign. The campaign is designed to be in the “Burma Shave-style” where several […]
In the Netherlands, bidding for T2 ethanol has softened recently in the face of ever more aggressive offers, with prices falling late last week to EUR514.75/cu m, the lowest since March 27. Ethanol producers are making the most of good margins and have boosted production but that has also increased supply which is now weighing […]
In the UK, the Ensus ethanol plant is going to remain mothballed until there is a “sustained improvement” in market condition that warrant starting up production again. The plant has been offline since February and CropEnergies says that ethanol prices remain below the cost of production. The company says 2014/15 has been the most difficult […]
In Australia, the ethanol industry is fighting against the agriculture industry who claim that an ethanol mandate in Queensland would push up the price of food and fuel. The industry says the claims of food vs fuel are untrue, with other arguments also failing to stand up. Instead it is bullish on the opportunity for […]
In India, the government is implementing the policy framework to allow the use of E85 and ED95 ethanol blends. Rules for vehicles running on biogas are also being finalized following the trial of the Scania biogas bus in Nagpur. The country’s energy minister has become a significant proponent of renewable fuels since rising to office.
In Jamaica, Petrojam Ethanol Ltd is being forced to relocate as the Petrojam oil refinery expands, putting the distillery in a tricky position. The energy minister insists the refinery expansion be well on its way by year’s end but PEL doesn’t yet have a game plan, though it would prefer to co-locate at a port […]