Tag: Europe

US ethanol shipment into Europe puts market on edge

US ethanol shipment into Europe puts market on edge

November 22, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, Platts reports that a cargo of 25,000 cu m of ethanol has been booked to the ARA hub from the US to be loaded during the second half of December which immediately pushed January T2 ethanol prices lower by EUR8/cu m to EUR508/cu m despite it not being clear if the entire […]

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RIN prices fall so low to encourage gasoline imports from Europe and Canada

RIN prices fall so low to encourage gasoline imports from Europe and Canada

November 12, 2018 |

In Washington, Platts reports that RIN prices trading at a fraction of what they were a year ago— just 1.74 cents/gal last week compared to 94.5 cents/RIN on October 23, 2017—have encouraged imports of gasoline from Europe and Canada into East Coast ports, especially since many refiners are running below capacity and Philadelphia Energy Solutions […]

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European drought pushing biofuel feedstock prices higher

European drought pushing biofuel feedstock prices higher

August 9, 2018 |

Across Europe, Platts reports that the ongoing drought continues to push up ethanol feedstock prices from corn to wheat as stocks tighten ahead of a potentially small harvest in many parts of the region. With the drought also impacting feed availability for livestock in many regions, demand for DDG has also increased, helping to offset […]

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Industrial biotech sector calls for an ambitious revision of EU Bioeconomy Strategy

Industrial biotech sector calls for an ambitious revision of EU Bioeconomy Strategy

November 22, 2017 |

In Brussels, on the EU Bioeconomy Policy Day, EuropaBio called for an ambitious revision of the European Bioeconomy Strategy. Such a revision would help tackle climate change and meet the needs of a growing population whilst boosting Europe’s resource efficiency, competitiveness and long-term economic growth. “To achieve this, the revision must put in place a […]

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The Digest’s 2017 Guide to the 20 Top European biorefinery projects

The Digest’s 2017 Guide to the 20 Top European biorefinery projects

November 22, 2017 |

You won’t hear it from the NGOs orbiting Brussels who have long figured out that bashing biotechnology is good for the fund-raising cash register, but Europe has become the hottest geography on the planet for deploying advanced bioeconomy projects. What was once a great place to develop R&D (and still is) is becoming a great […]

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Beet-based ethanol production seen returning after quotas end in September

Beet-based ethanol production seen returning after quotas end in September

August 21, 2017 |

In Europe, the ending of sugarbeet production quotas the end of September has lead the market to expect a return of ethanol production from beet as a way to absorb production excesses. Backwardation into the ethanol market from October partly reflects these additional beet-based supplies, combined with the Salamanca ethanol plant formerly owned by Abengoa […]

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New Study Shows Industrial Biotech Set to Drive Jobs and Growth Creation in EU

New Study Shows Industrial Biotech Set to Drive Jobs and Growth Creation in EU

October 6, 2016 |

In Europe, on the 27th September, 2016, EuropaBio launched the findings of a new study at the European Parliament as part of European Biotech Week celebrations across Europe. The Chair of EuropaBio’s Industrial Biotech Council and Managing Board member of Royal DSM, Stephen Tanda made a few comments about the report. He said it is […]

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Europe’s ethanol CEOs at the crossroads

Europe’s ethanol CEOs at the crossroads

September 5, 2016 |

By James Cogan, Special to The Digest Europe’s Big 4 ethanol CEOs (Tereos, Cristal Union, Alco Group, Crop Energies) are in a curious situation. Together with their smaller peers they produce about 6 million tonnes of the fuel commodity annually, with combined revenues of around 4 billion euro. The product gets blended into petrol accounting for 4% of […]

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Wassup, EU? The Top 10 Trends in Europe’s Advanced Bioeconomy

Wassup, EU? The Top 10 Trends in Europe’s Advanced Bioeconomy

May 15, 2016 |

In the EU, the European bioeconomy is generating 18.3 million jobs and driving €2.1 trillion in annual revenue in the E28, says nova-insitut, in a report for the Bio-based Industries Consortium. If we had any doubt about the EU’s commitment to moving forward, we saw that the Danish Minister for Business & Growth and the Minister […]

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European ethanol market picking up with better prices and margins

European ethanol market picking up with better prices and margins

April 12, 2016 |

In Europe, April has been good for the ethanol market so far with improved prices for T2 every session since the first of the month, which is in turn helping to support crush margins thanks to feedstock prices that fell just enough. On Monday evening, crush margins for both wheat and corn were the highest […]

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