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Russians may invest in Jamaican sweet sorghum ethanol project

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.

March 7, 2012 More

Jamaica anhydrous ethanol output stalls as Brazilian exports falter

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.

October 10, 2011 More

Jamaica Ethanol Processing shuts down, citing weak demand

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.

August 8, 2011 More

Jamaica sees opportunities in US advanced biofuels targets

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 […]

July 8, 2011 More

Jamaica ethanol reverse: from US exports to US imports

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 […]

June 26, 2011 More

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

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.

June 17, 2011 More

Jamaica launches jatropha, castor biodiesel pilot

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, harvesting […]

February 16, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Jamaica unveils biofuels policy, targets sugarcane ethanol

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.

November 26, 2010 | 0 Comments More

Petrojam searching for new hydrous ethanol source for Jamaican ethanol export

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) and […]

May 13, 2010 | 0 Comments More