Tag: ethanol

Ethanol stocks fall slightly from three-year highs

Ethanol stocks fall slightly from three-year highs

March 4, 2015 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says that ethanol stocks have at last fallen from three-year highs to 21.528 million barrels, down 66,000 barrels on the week. East Coast and West Coast stocks bucked the trend and increased on the week. Production followed the lower trend, however with, ethanol production slightly lower by 16,000 barrels […]

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South Dakota boosts fund $300,000 to help stations install ethanol storage tanks

South Dakota boosts fund $300,000 to help stations install ethanol storage tanks

March 4, 2015 |

In South Dakota, Governor’s Office of Economic Development has earmarked $300,000 to help retail gas stations install ethanol storage tanks, expanding the fund’s original aim to help offset costs for installing blender pumps. Retail stations can apply for both grant programs through the end of June.

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Western Cape seen promoting ethanol production from low quality wine

Western Cape seen promoting ethanol production from low quality wine

March 4, 2015 |

In South Africa, Western Cape government is encouraging wine producers to turn their lower quality wines into ethanol for use in agricultural machinery rather than flooding the market with cheap product. Access to cheap wine is thought to increase violence and crime, but removing that access by using the alcohol as fuel could be a […]

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Wyoming governor signs law to lob road tax on alternative fuels

Wyoming governor signs law to lob road tax on alternative fuels

March 4, 2015 |

In Wyoming, the governor has signed into law a bill that will tax ethanol and biodiesel 24 cents per gallon, the same as for gasoline and diesel. CNG is included in the long list of alternative fuels that will be impacted by the new tax. Alternative fuels currently aren’t subject to tax. The governor feels […]

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Thai ethanol producers urging government to keep price gap between gas and ethanol

Thai ethanol producers urging government to keep price gap between gas and ethanol

March 4, 2015 |

In Thailand, the national ethanol producers association is urging the government to maintain the price gap between ethanol and gasoline despite falling oil prices. The association warned that if the government didn’t artificially maintain the gap, it could take up to six years for ethanol demand to return to current levels. On Monday, ministers will […]

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Sri Lanka confiscates another 16,000 liters of smuggled ethanol

Sri Lanka confiscates another 16,000 liters of smuggled ethanol

March 3, 2015 |

In Sri Lanka, 16,000 liters of ethanol were confiscated at port after being illegally imported from Thailand as Calcium Hypochlorite Granules. The ethanol was shipped in 80 barrels and valued at more than $12,000.

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Smaller ethanol plants must expand or innovate to keep alive

Smaller ethanol plants must expand or innovate to keep alive

March 2, 2015 |

In Minnesota, older and smaller ethanol plants are struggling to survive because the economics don’t pan out when compared to larger plants, leaving them to either expand or innovate into other products in order to keep operating. The threshold appears to be at 40 million gallons, with anything producing below that level suffering from lack […]

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Indian sugar mills worried about policy linking export subsidy to ethanol supply

Indian sugar mills worried about policy linking export subsidy to ethanol supply

March 2, 2015 |

In India, with raw sugar export subsidies potentially tied to supplying ethanol to Oil Marketing Companies, sugar companies are beginning to worry that they won’t be able to supply a quarter of their production capacity as may be required. But the sugar mills association says that in the case of Maharashtra, at least, the situation […]

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Philippines experimenting with scales to produce farm-based ethanol from nipa

Philippines experimenting with scales to produce farm-based ethanol from nipa

March 2, 2015 |

In the Philippines, three ethanol plants using nipa sap as feedstock will be developed over the next three years to determine the appropriate scale for production. The product is native to the Infanta region that is home to extensive rice farming. The ethanol is expected to supply locally-produced fuel from farm machinery as well as […]

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Despite cold weather, gasoline demand stays high

Despite cold weather, gasoline demand stays high

March 2, 2015 |

In the US, ethanol production averaged 947,000 barrels per day (b/d), 39.77 million gallons daily, down 17,000 b/d from the week before.The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 955,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 14.64 billion gallons. Gasoline demand for the week remained high at 374.4 million gallons daily, despite another round of […]

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