Tag: Ukraine

Ukrspyrt looking to produce fuel ethanol until privatization

Ukrspyrt looking to produce fuel ethanol until privatization

October 12, 2015 |

In Ukraine, the temporary managing director of Ukrspyrt wants to focus on fuel ethanol for export rather than potable ethanol while he waits for the parliament to approve the company’s privatization. Ideally, in his mind, the company’s 41 factories would be grouped into smaller companies of well performing and underperforming facilities that would then be […]

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Boston company wants to develop 20 miscanthus power plants in Ukraine

Boston company wants to develop 20 miscanthus power plants in Ukraine

September 1, 2015 |

In Massachusetts, Boston-based Ukraine Agro Valley Association wants to set up 20 biomass power plants around the Ukraine in order to wean the country off of Russian gas. The company wants to use miscanthus as feedstock, with 10,000 acres of the crop surrounding each of the 20 plants that would then be converted into pellets […]

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Ukraine could boost ethanol production by 10 fold if it converts distilleries

Ukraine could boost ethanol production by 10 fold if it converts distilleries

February 4, 2015 |

In the Ukraine, Ukrspyrt has mothballed all but five of its 41 distilleries due to the war, taxes on alcohol and the economic crisis. The company produced 27,000 metric tons of fuel ethanol but could produce 10 times as much if it could secure export to Europe or other regions, rather than focusing on beverage […]

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Ukraine looking to boost excise taxes on fuels including biodiesel

Ukraine looking to boost excise taxes on fuels including biodiesel

December 29, 2014 |

In Ukraine, a new proposal seeks to boost excise taxes on all fuels, including a 4% increase on biodiesel that would boost the tax to EUR102 per metric ton. By contrast, the new excise taxes on gasoline would be 2% higher to EUR202 and up to 3% higher for diesel at up to EUR134. No […]

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Transatlantic shipping costs for biomass pellets seen recovering by year’s end

Transatlantic shipping costs for biomass pellets seen recovering by year’s end

April 28, 2014 |

In Ukraine, it will cost $185 per metric ton to ship biomass pellets transatlantic by the end of the year, roughly the same levels as the end of 2013, but higher than the current lows of $175.8. Prices have fallen due to a lack of demand, leaving a surplus of Handysize and Supramax vessels off […]

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A Biofuels Inflection Point

A Biofuels Inflection Point

March 2, 2014 |

Huge stock rallies in first-gen and next-gen biofuels last week — and tension over Ukraine with the potential for oil price spikes. Is this a turning point in the war over energy diversification? Trouble in the Ukraine. Bountiful harvests in the US midwest. Trouble in the Middle East. Soaring biofuels equities. Technology and financing de-risking […]

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Ukraine moves forward with €40m bioethanol plant

Ukraine moves forward with €40m bioethanol plant

January 27, 2014 |

In the Ukraine, Zarya has begun construction of a new bioethanol facility, expected to cost €41.4 million and to be completed by 2015, will provide carbon dioxide and DDGS as by-products. Amidst recent protests, ‘Researchers have studied both bioethanol  production methods and the progress of relevant technologies used in both European and American countries to […]

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Zarya investing $59 million in 30 million ton ethanol plant in Ukraine

Zarya investing $59 million in 30 million ton ethanol plant in Ukraine

January 20, 2014 |

In Ukraine, Zarya is investing $59 million in a 30 million metric ton per year ethanol plant along the Russian border. The facility that will use cereals including corn and rye as feedstocks is expected to come online in 2015. Only 133,000 tons of ethanol is expected to be produced this year, short of the […]

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Ukraine set to supply 2014 E5 entirely from domestic production

Ukraine set to supply 2014 E5 entirely from domestic production

October 30, 2013 |

In the Ukraine, state owned Ukrspyrt and other small-scale ethanol producers say they’ll be able to supply the country’s entire demand under the E5 blending policy set to come in next year. Total ethanol sales for the E5 are expected at $350 million. By 2017, no less than 7% ethanol must be blended.

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Molasses supply enough to produce one-third of Ukrainian demand

Molasses supply enough to produce one-third of Ukrainian demand

October 17, 2013 |

In Ukraine, current molasses production is enough to produce a third of the country’s ethanol demand. Out of the roughly 500,000 metric tons of molasses expected to be produced this season, that would equate to roughly 100,000 tons of ethanol. In order to achieve the country’s ethanol demand, corn-based ethanol is expected to be a […]

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