Tag: US ethanol

Chinese demand destruction seen hitting 2019 ethanol exports by 100 million gallons

Chinese demand destruction seen hitting 2019 ethanol exports by 100 million gallons

September 12, 2019 |

In China, the Ethanol Group President at The Andersons told Platts that US ethanol exports could fall to 1.5 billion gallons in 2019, down 100 million gallons on the year, as a result of reduced demand from China. As the industry looks for other markets to take up the missing gallons from China, India may […]

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Brazil to allow more US ethanol under tariff-free program but only for a year

Brazil to allow more US ethanol under tariff-free program but only for a year

September 2, 2019 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that the country has decided to allow tariff-free imports of US-origin ethanol under the same quota conditions as the past handful of years, but the trade regime has only been extended for a single year rather than two years like the last renewal. The current regime expired on Saturday. On the […]

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RFA asks Australia to consider US ethanol imports

RFA asks Australia to consider US ethanol imports

August 15, 2019 |

In Washington, in a letter sent Thursday, the Renewable Fuels Association encouraged Australia’s energy minister to strongly consider U.S. ethanol imports as a cleaner, more affordable alternative to purchasing oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve.  According to RFA, opening the Australian market to ethanol imports would be good for the continent’s economy and air […]

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China says US ethanol isn’t competitive enough to buy

China says US ethanol isn’t competitive enough to buy

August 6, 2019 |

In China, Reuters and the China Daily both report that the Secretary General of the National Development and Reform Commission has called US President Trump’s accusations that the country isn’t buying US farm products as baseless, pointing to more than 4 million metric tons of soybeans contracted or delivered since the G20 Summit in Osaka, […]

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Brazilian ministries fight over whether to lift tariffs on US ethanol or not

Brazilian ministries fight over whether to lift tariffs on US ethanol or not

August 5, 2019 |

In Brazil, Bloomberg reports that there is an internal fight between the agriculture ministry who wants to see import tariffs on US-origin ethanol remain in place while those from the economy ministry are open to removing them in favor of a wider trade agreement that would help the country overall. The current tariff regime against […]

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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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