Tag: ethanol

Tight spot supply for Argo Chicago sees prices jump

Tight spot supply for Argo Chicago sees prices jump

September 28, 2016 |

In Illinois, tightness in supply of spot Argo Chicago ethanol has seen prices jump more than 8 cents per gallon in the past week and nearly 2.5 cents just on between Monday and Tuesday. The next few weeks are expected to remain tight as export product is loaded.  September’s export activity has ramped up thanks […]

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Irish ethanol plant seen back online in November following major fire

Irish ethanol plant seen back online in November following major fire

September 27, 2016 |

In Ireland, Carbery’s cheese whey-based ethanol plant in West Cork is expected to come back online in November following a fire three weeks that forced the plant to shut and will require up to €2 million in investments to get going again. A fire erupted on the roof when, according to investigations so far, ethanol […]

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Green Plains confirms closure of ethanol plants purchase from Abengoa

Green Plains confirms closure of ethanol plants purchase from Abengoa

September 27, 2016 |

In Missouri, Green Plains has confirmed closure of the ethanol plants that it bought from Abengoa in Madison, Illinois; Mount Vernon, Indiana; and York, Nebraska, adding another 236 million gallons of annual production to the company’s portfolio for $237 million. The company then turned around and sold the storage capacity at the three facilities to […]

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BPCL to invest $75 million in 2G ethanol plant in Kochi

BPCL to invest $75 million in 2G ethanol plant in Kochi

September 26, 2016 |

In India, a $75 million second-generation ethanol plant using MSW and agricultural waste as feedstock has been announced for Kochi, where it will be located at the BPCL-Kochi Refinery. The technology provider for the facility was not mentioned during the announcement Friday but Praj has indicated recently that it will be developing several second-generation ethanol […]

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Brazilian August hydrous ethanol demand highest since December

Brazilian August hydrous ethanol demand highest since December

September 26, 2016 |

In Brazil, demand for hydrous ethanol demand has begun to recover after reaching a record high price late last year that drove consumers away from the fuel. In August, hydrous ethanol consumption reached 1.35 billion liters, up 3% from July and the highest since December. Annual consumption through August is down 14% at 9.89 billion […]

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Malaysia’s KNM to seek $80 million in bonds for Thai ethanol expansion

Malaysia’s KNM to seek $80 million in bonds for Thai ethanol expansion

September 26, 2016 |

In Malaysia, KNM Group is looking to issue $80 million worth of bonds in Thai baht guaranteed by the Asian Development Bank’s Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility to build a 200 million liter per day ethanol plant, expanding a current facility owned by Impress Ethanol Co. that KNM purchased 72% of in May. The company […]

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 Why High Uptime for Your Laboratory Instruments is Critical to Your Bioethanol Plant’s Profitability 

 Why High Uptime for Your Laboratory Instruments is Critical to Your Bioethanol Plant’s Profitability 

September 26, 2016 |

By Mark Janeczko, Energy and Chemicals Marketing Manager, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc.  Special to The Digest The Future of Renewable Fuels  Whatever your thoughts regarding the future of the world’s energy supply, it is clear biofuel production and its clean implications are here to stay. On the federal level, The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program was […]

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US ethanol production slumps to 15.36 billion gallon annual clip

US ethanol production slumps to 15.36 billion gallon annual clip

September 25, 2016 |

In Washington, according to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 981,000 barrels per day—or 41.20 million gallons daily. That is down 23,000 b/d from the week before and the lowest total since the week ended 6/17/2016. Nevertheless, the four-week average for ethanol production remained above the million barrel threshold, […]

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New DOE Study: Gasoline becomes stale before ethanol phase separation occurs

New DOE Study: Gasoline becomes stale before ethanol phase separation occurs

September 25, 2016 |

In Colorado, a study conducted by DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), found that the petroleum components of ethanol-blended gasoline become degraded and unfit for use in an engine long before the ethanol portion takes up enough water to cause phase separation in the fuel tank. “Phase separation” occurs when an excessive amount of water […]

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POET sure both Clinton and Trump support biofuels

POET sure both Clinton and Trump support biofuels

September 22, 2016 |

In Washington, POET says both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump know the value of ethanol and biofuel as the company has worked hard with both of them to understand the benefits. Despite Trump’s snafu last week with a fact sheet outlining the malfunctioning of RINs and the RFS and Clinton’s alleged fascination with California’s Low […]

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