Tag: ethanol

D3MAX has started construction of its facility at Ace Ethanol’s plant

D3MAX has started construction of its facility at Ace Ethanol’s plant

October 17, 2018 |

In Wisconsin, D3MAX LLC and Ace Ethanol LLC announced they have started construction of the first D3MAX facility at Ace Ethanol’s plant in Stanley, Wisconsin. Ace Ethanol will be the first ethanol producer to integrate the patented D3MAX technology with its existing corn dry mill. Earlier this year, Ace Ethanol received approval from its board of directors and […]

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More soft loans sought to fund additional 168 Indian ethanol plants

More soft loans sought to fund additional 168 Indian ethanol plants

October 17, 2018 |

In India, the food ministry has gone back to cabinet to seek another $951 million in soft loans in order to facilitate implementation of 168 ethanol projects. Already 114 ethanol projects have been approved. The funding is in the form of five-year’s worth of interest subsidy, lowering interest rates to 6% or dropping bank rates […]

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Increased ethanol demand seen slow in ramping up when goes year-round

Increased ethanol demand seen slow in ramping up when goes year-round

October 16, 2018 |

In Illinois, Reuters reports that Pro Petroleum expects year-round E15 to lead to minimal additional demand for ethanol in the short term due to legal challenges against the policy shift that may be mounted. If demand was generated, however, the company said it would invest in additional infrastructure but it could take six years for […]

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South Korea switches Brazilian ethanol for Pakistani

South Korea switches Brazilian ethanol for Pakistani

October 16, 2018 |

In South Korea, Platts says Pakistan has become the origin of preference for ENA and REN industrial ethanol imports over Brazil due to appreciation of the Brazilian Real and softening prices expected for Pakistani product. With ongoing extended dryness leading to an early end of the Brazilian crush this year, ethanol prices are expected to […]

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Vietnam’s Dung Quat ethanol plant online after three-year hiatus

Vietnam’s Dung Quat ethanol plant online after three-year hiatus

October 15, 2018 |

In Vietnam, after being offline for three years, the controversial Dung Quat ethanol plant resumed production over the weekend in a run-up to commercial production following tweaks that will be made later in the month after the trial run. Only 2,000 metric tons will be produced during the initial start up phase, then another 7,000 […]

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Indian E10 policy could cut fuel prices by 4 cents per liter

Indian E10 policy could cut fuel prices by 4 cents per liter

October 15, 2018 |

In India, the Hindu Business Line reports that achieving a 10% ethanol blend could reduce the price of fuel at the pump by 4 cents per liter. The government aimed to already have a 10% blending mandate in place by now but the ethanol industry’s lack of production capacity as well as feedstock challenges and […]

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Australia’s Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal seeking comments on proposed E10

Australia’s Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal seeking comments on proposed E10

October 15, 2018 |

In Australia, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is seeking comments on its draft report on monitoring the wholesale and retail markets for ethanol used in fuel blends like E10. Ethanol-blended petrol has continued to become more widely available in NSW, with the number of nozzles dispensing E10, which contains 10% ethanol, higher than […]

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Green Plains sells three ethanol plants to Valero

Green Plains sells three ethanol plants to Valero

October 13, 2018 |

In Nebraska, Green Plains Inc. entered into an asset purchase agreement with Valero Renewable Fuels Company LLC to sell three of its ethanol plants located in Lakota, Iowa, Bluffton, Ind., and Riga, Mich. for $300 million in cash, plus approximately $28 million of working capital also paid in cash. The transaction involves 280 million gallons […]

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Indian Air Force to start using ethanol blend in aircraft

Indian Air Force to start using ethanol blend in aircraft

October 13, 2018 |

In India, in an effort to meet the government’s call to increase the use of biofuels, the Indian Air Force will start using ethanol blended air turbine fuel in its aircraft. A government official told Sputnik, “We have discussed the plan to use ethanol blended air turbine fuel on the Indian Air Force jet at […]

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US ethanol demand spikes to 15.94 billion gallons annual pace

US ethanol demand spikes to 15.94 billion gallons annual pace

October 11, 2018 |

In Washington, according to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 1.040 million barrels per day (b/d)—a pace equivalent to 15.94 billion gallons per year. Weekly output grew by 25,000 b/d (383 mil. gal. annualized), up 2.5% over the prior week. After narrowing for four straight weeks, the four-week average for ethanol […]

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