Tag: US ethanol

US ethanol exports to Europe seen limited despite removal of anti-dumping tariff

US ethanol exports to Europe seen limited despite removal of anti-dumping tariff

May 28, 2019 |

In Belgium, Platts reports that although the European Union lifted the EUR62.30/ton tariff on US ethanol, bringing to an end several years of anti-dumping tariffs, a significant increase of US-origin ethanol imports isn’t expected due to the Renewable Energy Directive’s requirement that biofuels be certified sustainable with no less than 50% greenhouse gas emissions reductions. […]

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EU drops anti-dumping duties on US ethanol to the ire of European industry

EU drops anti-dumping duties on US ethanol to the ire of European industry

May 15, 2019 |

In Belgium, ePure says the EU’s decision to repeal anti-dumping duties on fuel ethanol imports originating in the United States risks having serious consequences for the entire value chain of the European renewable ethanol industry – which accounts for 55,000 direct and indirect jobs in the EU. It would also affect EU climate ambitions by […]

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Brazilian and US ethanol markets split as policies and demand diverge

Brazilian and US ethanol markets split as policies and demand diverge

May 1, 2019 |

In Brazil, Bloomberg reports that the global ethanol market has split, with ethanol in the US acting almost completely unrelated from Brazil where the ethanol market is booming, as the sugarcane crush kicks off and drivers look to fill their tanks with record volumes of hydrous ethanol. In the US, on the other hand, stocks […]

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US-origin ethanol still finding creative ways to penetrade Chinese market

US-origin ethanol still finding creative ways to penetrade Chinese market

March 27, 2019 |

In China, ICIS reports that ship-to-ship transfers of US-origin ethanol is one way the fuel is making its way to lucrative Chinese markets despite 70% tariffs on ethanol imports. In 2016, about 17% of total US ethanol exports found their way to China. Malaysia and the Philippines have become common “new” origins for US-origin ethanol […]

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US ethanol exports through up 31% on the year at 1.56 billion gallons

US ethanol exports through up 31% on the year at 1.56 billion gallons

February 11, 2019 |

In Washington, U.S. ethanol exports through November 2018 reached 1.56 billion gallons, up 31% from the same period a year earlier and already a calendar-year record. Exports remained robust in November although volumes for the month decreased 16% to 147.9 million gallons (mg), according to government data released this morning and analyzed by the Renewable Fuels […]

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US ethanol takes the slow boat to China in order to avoid import tariffs

US ethanol takes the slow boat to China in order to avoid import tariffs

February 7, 2019 |

In China, Reuters reports that by taking advantage of trade rules that allow ethanol to enter the country duty-free if blended with 40% Asian-origin fuel, US-origin ethanol was able to enter the Chinese market after a two-month journey, a stop in Malaysia, and ship-to-ship transfer. So far since the China-US trade war kicked off last […]

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Colombian ethanol production pressured by cheap US ethanol imports

Colombian ethanol production pressured by cheap US ethanol imports

December 20, 2018 |

In Colombia, Platts reports that cheap ethanol imports from the US have seriously weighed on the domestic industry’s ability to compete, producing nearly 342 million liters this year through October. Although production was more than 10% higher than the same period last year, production still remains well below installed production capacity. Ethanol production between January […]

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US ethanol industry applauds Ontario’s move to E15

US ethanol industry applauds Ontario’s move to E15

December 4, 2018 |

In Washington, the U.S. ethanol industry applauds the release of the Province of Ontario’s Environment Plan, which includes a fuel requirement for conventional gasoline to be blended with 15 percent ethanol that could go in effect as early as 2025. Following this announcement, Growth Energy, U.S. Grains Council, and Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) issued the […]

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US ethanol shipment into Europe puts market on edge

US ethanol shipment into Europe puts market on edge

November 22, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, Platts reports that a cargo of 25,000 cu m of ethanol has been booked to the ARA hub from the US to be loaded during the second half of December which immediately pushed January T2 ethanol prices lower by EUR8/cu m to EUR508/cu m despite it not being clear if the entire […]

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US ethanol exports to China finding creative trade routes despite trade war

US ethanol exports to China finding creative trade routes despite trade war

November 14, 2018 |

In China, in response to the ongoing trade war with the US which has dampened imports of ethanol among other products such as soy, Platts reports that ethanol was imported from Malaysia and Indonesia, neither of which have ethanol industries of any meaningful scale. Data from the General Administration of Customs shows, in its first […]

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