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Platts expects Brazil H2 ethanol production to come in at 1.84 billion liters

Platts expects Brazil H2 ethanol production to come in at 1.84 billion liters

July 11, 2017 |

In Brazil, Platts expects ethanol production during the second half of June to increase 22% from early in the month but to fall 6% on the year at 1.84 billion liters. With drier weather during the reporting period expected to increase the cane crush to 46.7 million metric tons, with nearly half of it going […]

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Platts sees crush margin down at 24.43 cents per gallon

Platts sees crush margin down at 24.43 cents per gallon

May 2, 2017 |

In Texas, Platts’ crush margin tracker shows that the crush margin fell last week to 24.43 cents per gallon, down 7.57 cents from April 24. Though ethanol production remained steady and well off the highs thanks to maintenance season with many facilities offline, falling demand led to increased stocks that in turn weighed on ethanol […]

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India’s ethanol blending mandate opens import window to supply chemical demand

India’s ethanol blending mandate opens import window to supply chemical demand

July 18, 2016 |

In India, Platts expects the country to be a growing import destination for US-produced ethanol as more of the domestic production is diverted towards the ever-higher blending mandate, leaving a gap for chemical industries to fill with imports. Compared to less than less than 62,000 cu m imported during 2013/14, the USDA is estimating imports […]

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Implications of Green Plains Texas JV on the market unclear

Implications of Green Plains Texas JV on the market unclear

June 16, 2016 |

In Texas, an industry source who spoke to Platts said the planned Green Plains joint venture with Jefferson Gulf Coast Energy Partners isn’t likely to have much impact on the domestic ethanol market because there is already plenty of export capacity in the US Gulf region, but considering staging assets are limited in the area, […]

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US ethanol maintenance season over as plants ramp back up

US ethanol maintenance season over as plants ramp back up

May 12, 2016 |

In Illinois, Platts says that the US ethanol plant maintenance season has come to end, signaling a ramping back up of production ahead of the summer driving months. The Energy Information Administration reported production jumped last week to 962,000 b/d, up 39,000 b/d on the week. Stocks fell last week to 21.252 million barrels, down […]

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Platts signs strategic agreement with International Trade Administration

Platts signs strategic agreement with International Trade Administration

March 2, 2016 |

In Washington, Platts has entered into a strategic agreement with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) to provide fundamental forecasting data and in-depth analysis that bring awareness of export opportunities for U.S. ethanol producers. Platts data and analysis will underpin the qualitative insights found in the ITA Renewable Fuels Top Markets Report, […]

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Ethanol margins fall by 14% to lowest in six months

Ethanol margins fall by 14% to lowest in six months

July 20, 2015 |

In the Midwest, Platts estimates that ethanol margins fell by nearly 14% last week to 34.35 cents/gal to the lowest in six months and the third week in a row margins have fallen, due to higher feedstock costs and lower ethanol prices. Corn prices were higher but DDGS prices also reached a four-week high, helping […]

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About 40,000 cu m of ethanol booked to the US from Santos for July/August

About 40,000 cu m of ethanol booked to the US from Santos for July/August

June 29, 2015 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that about 40,000 cubic meters of ethanol were booked to the US from the port of Santos for shipment in July and August with expectation of prices around $480/cu m FOB. A stronger dollar and stronger ethanol prices in the US made the arbitrage deal viable. A recent rally of D5 […]

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Midwest ethanol crush average hits five-month high

Midwest ethanol crush average hits five-month high

May 11, 2015 |

Across the Midwest, Platts estimates average crush margins rose by almost another 5% to 70.35 cents/gal, reaching a five-month high. Corn prices continues to fall while ethanol spot prices are slightly higher, a mix that helps to boost the crush margins higher.

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Brazilian mills estimated to have used nearly 69% of cane for ethanol in H1 April

Brazilian mills estimated to have used nearly 69% of cane for ethanol in H1 April

April 29, 2015 |

In Brazil, Platts expects sugar mills to have directed 68.57 percent of the sugarcane harvested during the first half of April towards ethanol production, reaching a total of 637,000 liters, including 450,000 liters of hydrous and 187,000 liter of anhydrous ethanol.

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