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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.