Tweet In Jamaica, Jamaica Ethanol Processing shut down its plant this week, cutting 31 jobs due to three years of rising input costs that pushed the company out of the market. The company had operated for 26 years. The facility produced 50 million gallons of ethanol annually, primarily dehydrating Brazilian hydrous ethanol for the US […]
Tweet In Jamaica, Jamaica Broilers Group may be able to capitalize on the RFS cap on conventional biofuels that describe sugar cane derived ethanol as an advanced biofuel. As a result of U.S. tax exemptions granted under the Caribbean Basin Initiative, JBG is anticipating that their ethanol earnings will return to being above their other […]
Tweet In Jamaica, PetroJam will focus its dehydration business on imports of ethanol from the US whereas before it dehydrated mostly Brazilian ethanol. The fuel will be blended in the country’s national E10 program. It had been lying idle since 2009 when its JV with Coimex expired that was the main supplier of the Brazilian […]
Tweet In Jamaica, Petrojam Ethanol is still unable to open its 40 MGy facility, citing continuing difficulties with a cheap, certain and easily available feedstock supply. Ricardo Neins, PEL manager stated that his company will import ethanol from the U.S. The company is anticipating imports of 15.12 million gallons, with sales of 15.28 million gallons.
Tweet In Jamaica, the Petroleum Corp. of Jamaica’s Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy is launching a pilot project to trial biodiesel production from locally-produced castor oil and jatropha. The research and development phase of the project will involve the cultivation and harvesting of six varieties of the oil nuts, to determine their oil content, […]
Tweet In Jamaica, the government has unveiled its national biofuels policy through 2030 that will put a focus on sugarcane-based ethanol and co-generation as main energy sources for the island with a goal of cutting petroleum imports to only 30% of energy demand by 2030. More on the story.
Tweet In Jamaica, Petrojam Ethanol, the Jamaican government’s 40 Mgy ethanol dehydration facility, has shut down temporarily as the facility hunts for a new supplier of hydrous ethanol. The facility had operated for several years with hydrous ethanol from Brazil’s Coimex, which also funded an upgrade of the facility (later reimbursed by the Jamaica government) […]