Tag: ethanol

Indian government raises sugarcane juice-based ethanol price 25% to promote production

Indian government raises sugarcane juice-based ethanol price 25% to promote production

September 12, 2018 |

In India, the government agreed to raise the price of ethanol produced from pure sugarcane juice by 25% in an effort to boost production and reduce sugar production amidst a global surplus, near 10-year lows for sugar prices and record sugar production domestically. Although the industry recognizes it could take two to three years of […]

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Indian Sugar Mills Association says 15% ethanol production possible with existing feedstock

Indian Sugar Mills Association says 15% ethanol production possible with existing feedstock

September 10, 2018 |

In India, the Hindu Business Line newspaper reports that the Indian Sugar Mills Association believes there is sufficient feedstock available to supply 15% ethanol-blending from the sugar industry alone but production capacity requires a few years still to ramp up. Current production is around 2.5 billion liters and could be up to 3.3 billion liters […]

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ePure says 2017 ethanol production reached 5.84 billion liters

ePure says 2017 ethanol production reached 5.84 billion liters

September 10, 2018 |

In Belgium, European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) members produced 5.84 billion liters of ethanol and 5.71 million metric tons of beneficial coproducts in 2017, according to new audited data released by the industry group. Some 81 percent of the total ethanol output was for fuel use, with an average of more than 70 percent greenhouse-gas savings […]

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Uttar Pradesh to invest $21.5 million to bring 6 ethanol plants back online

Uttar Pradesh to invest $21.5 million to bring 6 ethanol plants back online

September 10, 2018 |

In India, the Business Standard newspaper reports that Uttar Pradesh will invest $21.5 million to bring six mothballed ethanol distilleries back online in an effort to quickly ramp up ethanol production in light of the national government’s push to produce and consume 10% ethanol. The facilities had been shut by the Central Pollution Control Board […]

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Ethanol production hits 4 week high

Ethanol production hits 4 week high

September 9, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., ethanol production averaged 1.087 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 45.65 million gallons daily, which is a 17,000 b/d expansion from the week before and a four-week high, according to government data released and analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. However, the four-week average for ethanol production dropped back to 1.076 million b/d […]

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Brazilian ethanol imports slide 67% between July and August

Brazilian ethanol imports slide 67% between July and August

September 6, 2018 |

In Brazil, Platts reports August ethanol imports dropped 67% from the prior month and 65% on the year to the lowest in two years at 47.6 million liters. Total imports for the year are only down 5.5%, however, at 1.4 billion liters. Nearly all of the imports came through North-Northeast ports from the US. Devaluation […]

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July ethanol exports slip 11% on year

July ethanol exports slip 11% on year

September 6, 2018 |

In Washington, Platts reports that US Department of Agriculture data shows ethanol exports fell 11% in July compared to last year at 395.28 million liters, more than 30% lower than in June. Even so, ethanol exports for the year are at a record high through July at 3.9 billion liters. Canada continues to be the […]

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Future of Brazilian ethanol production unclear

Future of Brazilian ethanol production unclear

September 5, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports there’s a major difference between two key analysts’ expectations for ethanol production next year, leaving a lot of questions as to what may happen. Bioagência believes mills will continue to focus on ethanol next season, estimating 30 billion liters of ethanol compared to 28.8 billion liters this year, with sugar production […]

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GreenShift appeals judgments regarding corn ethanol patent infringement

GreenShift appeals judgments regarding corn ethanol patent infringement

September 5, 2018 |

In Georgia, GS CleanTech Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GreenShift Corporation, filed its appeal of intermediate judgments issued in CleanTech’s pending patent litigation against corn ethanol producers for infringement of five of CleanTech’s eleven issued corn oil extraction patents. As previously announced, CleanTech licensed its corn oil extraction patent portfolio on an exclusive basis to […]

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Argentina raises ethanol and biodiesel production again

Argentina raises ethanol and biodiesel production again

September 5, 2018 |

In Argentina, the government announced higher prices for biodiesel as well as both corn-based and sugarcane-based ethanol that oil companies must pay as of September 1. Biodiesel prices were set at $610.51 per metric ton, 3.2% higher on the month. Cane-based ethanol was set at 57 cents per liter, up nearly 4% on the month […]

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