Tag: ethanol

Saudi oil attack could spur further Brazilian ethanol demand domestically

Saudi oil attack could spur further Brazilian ethanol demand domestically

September 18, 2019 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that Petrobras is not yet clear how much of the oil price increase on international markets resulting from the attack on Saudi oil production over the weekend will be passed on to consumers. Any increase in price is likely to be good for ethanol demand. Sugar mills are already dedicating around […]

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China dialing back its E10 ambitions on lack of feedstock

China dialing back its E10 ambitions on lack of feedstock

September 17, 2019 |

In China, Reuters reports that the country is looking to scale back its ethanol ambitions which had been aiming for a 10% ethanol blend on the back of reduced corn availability. With ethanol stocks falling to a more manageable 57 million metric tons from more than 200 million tons in 2017 mixed with the failure […]

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Chinese to invest $620 million in Gabon cassava-based ethanol project

Chinese to invest $620 million in Gabon cassava-based ethanol project

September 17, 2019 |

In Gabon, local press reports that Chinese investors are set to plow $620 million into a facility that will produce 300,000 metric tons of ethanol from cassava annually. The 900,000 tons of feedstock required annually from the project will be grown on 83,000 hectares of land for plantation that the government must give over, but […]

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University of Queensland-led study says Brazilian cane area could increase by 5 million ha by 2030

University of Queensland-led study says Brazilian cane area could increase by 5 million ha by 2030

September 17, 2019 |

In Australia, a University of Queensland-led study has revealed that future demand for ethanol biofuel could potentially expand sugarcane farming land in Brazil by five million hectares by 2030. UQ School of Earth and Environmental Sciences researcher said that because Brazil produced ethanol from sugarcane, future biofuel demand would directly impact land use. “Our study […]

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Ethanol production inches back up but stocks still fell last week

Ethanol production inches back up but stocks still fell last week

September 11, 2019 |

In Washington, DTN reports that Energy Information Agency data shows that ethanol production moved up from a 21-week low last week, producing an average of 1.023 million barrels per day. An increase in production of about 10,000 barrels per day didn’t offset the drawdown on stocks, which fell by more than 1.3 million barrels from […]

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US Grains Council has high hopes for ethanol in Asia even with China out of the picture

US Grains Council has high hopes for ethanol in Asia even with China out of the picture

September 11, 2019 |

In Singapore, Reuters reports that the US Grains Council sees Asia as a major market for increased ethanol imports, where it current exports about 300 million gallons per year but could reach 1 billion gallons in the next five years. With the ongoing trade war with China that has hit ethanol demand hard, that target […]

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US Grains Council says ethanol fastest growing US ag export over past five years

US Grains Council says ethanol fastest growing US ag export over past five years

September 10, 2019 |

In Washington, analysis by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) showed that non-beverage ethanol has been the fastest growing U.S. agricultural export over the past five years, an achievement supported by Council and ethanol industry programming to promote import-facilitating policy development around the world. In 2018, U.S. ethanol exports totaled more than 6.1 billion liters (1.62 […]

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Green Fuel doubles ethanol production to 380,000 liters per day

Green Fuel doubles ethanol production to 380,000 liters per day

September 9, 2019 |

In Zimbabwe, the Herald newspaper reports that the country’s main ethanol producer Green Fuel has doubled its ethanol production capacity to 380,000 liters per day in an effort to help reduce fossil fuel imports. The additional supply allows blending of 20% ethanol which can reduce fossil fuel imports by $10 million per month. As a […]

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Ethanol production falls 2.4% from previous week, down 6.8% compared to same week last year

Ethanol production falls 2.4% from previous week, down 6.8% compared to same week last year

September 7, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., ethanol production averaged 1.013 million barrels per day (b/d)— equivalent to 42.55 million gallons daily, according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. Output fell by 25,000 b/d, or 2.4%, from the previous week and was 6.8% below the same week last year. The four-week average ethanol production rate declined […]

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ePURE says its members’ ethanol reduced GHG emissions 71% in 2018

ePURE says its members’ ethanol reduced GHG emissions 71% in 2018

September 5, 2019 |

In Belgium, European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) members produced 5.81 billion liters of ethanol and 5.55 million tons of beneficial co-products in 2018, according to new audited data released by the industry group. The figures confirm the importance of ethanol biorefineries to the EU’s efforts to fight climate change and offset its animal-feed protein deficit. […]

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