Tag: ethanol

Ethanol stocks continue to rise even as production levels fall

Ethanol stocks continue to rise even as production levels fall

January 8, 2018 |

In Washington, Platts reports that Energy Information Administration data showed a nearly 60,000 b/d drop in ethanol production during the last week of December, but even so production stayed well above 1 million b/d, leading to further build up of stocks rising 588,000 barrels to 22.619 million barrels. Ethanol production that week was the lowest […]

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USDA says export demand only remaining driver for increased ethanol investment

USDA says export demand only remaining driver for increased ethanol investment

January 8, 2018 |

In Washington, although the USDA says the country’s ethanol plants were running at near full capacity in 2016, there is little or no demand for additional plants due to increased vehicle efficiency that has led to lower gasoline consumption and therefore lower ethanol consumption as a result of the 10% “blend wall.” Instead, it says […]

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Brazil becomes net ethanol importer as 2017 imports double on year

Brazil becomes net ethanol importer as 2017 imports double on year

January 8, 2018 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that December saw ethanol imports jump 68% on the month at 84.6 million liters, 59.5 million liters of which entered through the port of Sao Luis in the Northeast, most of which came from the US. The country became a net importer of ethanol following the year’s imports totaled 1.82 billion […]

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U.S. Ethanol Exports Swell in November – Brazil is Top Destination

U.S. Ethanol Exports Swell in November – Brazil is Top Destination

January 7, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., U.S. ethanol exports totaled 107.2 million gallons (mg) in November, up 14% from October shipments, according to government data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. Despite the imposition of a tariff rate quota and 20% tariff in September, Brazil was the leading destination for U.S. ethanol exports for the first time in […]

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Study shows that using ethanol cookstoves has positive impact on birth outcomes

Study shows that using ethanol cookstoves has positive impact on birth outcomes

January 4, 2018 |

In Washington, a new study released today by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, which is hosted at the United Nations Foundation, has found that replacing traditional cookstoves that burn wood and kerosene with clean-burning ethanol cookstoves can have a positive impact on birth outcomes, further evidence of the link between clean cooking and improved health. After controlling […]

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Uttar Pradesh chief minister to commission Kisan Sahkari Chini ethanol plant

Uttar Pradesh chief minister to commission Kisan Sahkari Chini ethanol plant

January 4, 2018 |

In India, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh will attend the grand opening of Kisan Sahkari Chini sugar mill’s new ethanol 40,000 liter per day distillery in Sathiaon. The project was part of a wider expansion program for the mill that was re-commissioned in March 2016.  The mill was originally built in 1974 and commissioned […]

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New York Harbor prompt barge premium hits one-year high

New York Harbor prompt barge premium hits one-year high

January 4, 2018 |

In New York state, Platts reports that the ethanol price for New York Harbor continue to soar as a result of short-term logistical hiccups that began last week in Pennsylvania but have expanded across the region including the Midwest where most supplies originate due to extreme cold weather, pushing the prompt barge premium to a […]

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Brazil’s competition watchdog greenlights BP and Copersucar’s ethanol trading JV

Brazil’s competition watchdog greenlights BP and Copersucar’s ethanol trading JV

January 4, 2018 |

In Brazil, the competition watchdog Cade ruled that the proposed joint venture between BP and Copersucar to own and operate a recently built ethanol storage complex in the city of Paulínia on a 50/50 basis would not negatively impact the domestic ethanol or storage market so has given the green light for the deal to […]

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European bioplastics industry want duty-free ethanol imports to compete with Latin America

European bioplastics industry want duty-free ethanol imports to compete with Latin America

January 3, 2018 |

In Belgium, the European bioplastics industry has asked the European Commission to secure duty-free ethanol imports specifically for chemical intermediates in order to better compete with Latin American producers like Braskem who have nearly unlimited access to cheaper ethanol supplies. The European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) brought up the issue during the recent EU-Mercosur trade […]

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Thieves steal eight ethanol trucks from Sao Paulo ethanol plant

Thieves steal eight ethanol trucks from Sao Paulo ethanol plant

January 2, 2018 |

In Brazil, a gang invaded a plant in Patrocínio Paulista (SP) and fled after loading eight trucks with ethanol in the early hours Sunday. According to the first information obtained by the Military Police, the armed robbers captured 12 employees of the Cevasa plant later on Saturday and held them hostage for about five and […]

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