In Washington, according to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 973,000 barrels per day (b/d)—or 40.87 million gallons daily. That is down 11,000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 978,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 14.99 billion gallons. Stocks of ethanol […]
In Iowa, the Le Mars city council has approved a rail easement agreement and a $300,000 loan towards building a rail spur for a proposed $3.1 million ethanol transfer facility. The plans include 300,000 gallons of storage and transfer equipment to allow the transfer of ethanol from one mode of transport to another.
In Washington, a University of Minnesota scientist told a House of Representatives committee hearing on the RFS on Thursday that ethanol mandates lead to more pollution-related deaths in the Midwest and East Coast. He pointed the finger at cellulosic ethanol as well, saying that it emits more of some pollutants than even gasoline. Growth Energy […]
In China, June ethanol imports soared to 20,643 cu meters from just 100 cu meters a year ago, led by exports from the US and Pakistan. Pakistan led the export push with 15,507 cu m of undenatured ethanol thanks to a duty-free trade agreement it has with China. Fuel-grade ethanol is on its way to […]
In Brazil, Raizen has secured its first export orders for cellulosic ethanol to Europe, and on top of that received a 26% premium over conventional ethanol prices of roughly 35 cents per gallon. The 26 million liter per year Piracicaba cellulosic ethanol plant was inaugurated on Wednesday but has been producing since December as it […]
In the Philippines, domestic ethanol prices reached $1.25 per liter in June, the highest in four years and reversing a recent two-year low while sugar production shrank to almost nothing. Ethanol production falls during the third quarter of the year and already saw Q3 allocation volumes fall more than 35% from Q2 to 39,700 cubic […]
In California, Whitefox Technologies have installed an industrial-scale demonstration of membrane technology used in European ethanol plants for a decade at one of Pacific Ethanol’s plants. The upgrade will either boost production by 7% or reduce energy consumption, and therefore reduce greenhouse gas emissions per unit.
In Brazil, nine vessels were waiting to load ethanol from the Port of Santos last Thursday, five more than were waiting the week prior. A total of 128 million liters of ethanol for both fuel and industrial uses were waiting to load, a sharp increase from the previous week’s 48 million liters. In addition, about […]
In the Midwest, Platts estimates that ethanol margins fell by nearly 14% last week to 34.35 cents/gal to the lowest in six months and the third week in a row margins have fallen, due to higher feedstock costs and lower ethanol prices. Corn prices were higher but DDGS prices also reached a four-week high, helping […]
In Washington, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley secured the inclusion of tax incentives for wind energy, biodiesel and cellulosic ethanol in the bipartisan tax extenders bill the Finance Committee will consider on Tuesday. Cellulosic biofuels producer tax credit. Under the provision, facilities producing cellulosic biofuels can claim a $1.01 per gallon production tax credit on fuel […]