Tag: Jamaica

Petrojam seen dehydrating 32 million gallons of ethanol in 2013 but at a loss

Petrojam seen dehydrating 32 million gallons of ethanol in 2013 but at a loss

April 10, 2013 |

In Jamaica, after four years of silence, the Petrojam ethanol dehydration facility is running once again and is expected to operate 300 days this year after starting back up in December. It is expected to dehydrate 32 million gallons of ethanol under a tolling agreement. The new deal however is having a negative effect on […]

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Jamaica Broilers see 2012/13 ethanol production up 200%

Jamaica Broilers see 2012/13 ethanol production up 200%

August 1, 2012 |

In Jamaica, Jamaica Broilers says it expects to boost its ethanol output by 200% during 2012/13. The company can produce anhydrous ethanol from hydrous feedstock on a tolling basis of up to 120 million gallons per year. Most of the fuel goes to the US.

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Jamaica’s PetroJam Ethanol dehydration plant to stay closed through 2014

Jamaica’s PetroJam Ethanol dehydration plant to stay closed through 2014

June 19, 2012 |

In Jamaica, PetroJam Ethanol’s 40 million gallon per year ethanol dehydration facility will remain shuttered likely through 2014 but it will continue to import and distribute ethanol for local blending and consumption. It closed in November 2009 after its partnership with Brazil’s Coimex ended. More on the story.

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Jamaican ethanol producers seek re-energize role in US-Brazilian trade

Jamaican ethanol producers seek re-energize role in US-Brazilian trade

April 5, 2012 |

In Jamaica, Brazilian Ambassador Antonio Francisco da Costa e Silva Neto urged ethanol manufacturers to negotiate with Brazilian companies in an attempt to re-energize biofuel trade with the United States. The expiration of the $0.54 tariff per gallon of ethanol entering the US from non-CBI countries has resulted in a significant decline in the price […]

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Russians may invest in Jamaican sweet sorghum ethanol project

Russians may invest in Jamaican sweet sorghum ethanol project

March 7, 2012 |

In Jamaica, several Russian investors are interested to jointly develop a sweet sorghum-to-ethanol plant on the island with byproducts such as animal feed and brewing applications seen as potential benefits for using the crop rather than sugarcane. Discussions are already underway at ministerial level to develop the project.

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Jamaica anhydrous ethanol output stalls as Brazilian exports falter

Jamaica anhydrous ethanol output stalls as Brazilian exports falter

October 10, 2011 |

In Jamaica, Jamaica Broilers which dehydrates Brazilian hydrous ethanol for sale in the US market, produced only 13.3 million gallons during 2010/11, which ended in May. Ethanol production the previous year had been 120 million gallons and 60 million gallons during 2008/09.

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Jamaica Ethanol Processing shuts down, citing weak demand

Jamaica Ethanol Processing shuts down, citing weak demand

August 8, 2011 |

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 market.

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Jamaica sees opportunities in US advanced biofuels targets

Jamaica sees opportunities in US advanced biofuels targets

July 8, 2011 |

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 business […]

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Jamaica ethanol reverse: from US exports to US imports

Jamaica ethanol reverse: from US exports to US imports

June 26, 2011 |

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 ethanol […]

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Jamaica's Petrojam Ethanol, still unable to open, cites feedstock costs

Jamaica's Petrojam Ethanol, still unable to open, cites feedstock costs

June 17, 2011 |

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.

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