Tag: US ethanol

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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US ethanol exports hit record in 2016/17 at 1.4 billion gallons

US ethanol exports hit record in 2016/17 at 1.4 billion gallons

October 1, 2018 |

In Washington, partnering with the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service—and with support from the Market Access Program funds and state check-off contributions—the U.S. Grains Council has been able to help promote corn ethanol sales globally for a new export record in marketing year 2016/2017 of nearly 1.4 billion gallons. Calendar […]

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Additional import tariffs on US ethanol won’t impact trade with China

Additional import tariffs on US ethanol won’t impact trade with China

September 20, 2018 |

In China, Platts reports that despite the higher tariffs on US undenatured ethanol imposed to counterbalance the latest round of tariffs in US President Trump’s trade war, the market doesn’t expect there to be much impact because the previous 65% tariffs had already closed any possible import window. The latest tariff increase announced this week […]

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China to increase duty for undenatured US ethanol to 65%

China to increase duty for undenatured US ethanol to 65%

August 6, 2018 |

In China, Platts reports that the government announced on September 1 undenatured ethanol from the US will be subject to an additional 25% import duty on top of the existing 40% duty in retaliation to additional duties of between 15% and 25% imposed by the US on around $200 billion worth of Chinese products. In […]

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Colombia seen as major opportunity for US ethanol

Colombia seen as major opportunity for US ethanol

July 17, 2018 |

In Washington, the US Grains Council says Colombia represents a burgeoning market for U.S. ethanol, with the Colombian government increasing the national blend mandate to E10 in March 2018. Colombia has a growing domestic ethanol industry, producing sugar-based ethanol. U.S. ethanol enters Colombia duty free per the terms of the U.S.–Colombia trade agreement, but the […]

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