Tag: ethanol

Ethanol production falls only slightly despite Midwest floods

Ethanol production falls only slightly despite Midwest floods

March 21, 2019 |

In Washington, Platts reports that Energy Information Administration data shows that despite flooding across the Midwest that has inhibited flow of ethanol and feedstock as well as production in some cases, as well as those who have idled production due to low prices, production only fell by 2,000 b/d last week to an average of […]

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Midwest storms wreak havoc on ethanol trade and potentially production

Midwest storms wreak havoc on ethanol trade and potentially production

March 20, 2019 |

In Nebraska, Platts reports that last week’s major storm that saw flooding and blizzards across the Midwest lead to major disruptions of ethanol supplies around the region as well as getting product to deficit markets on the coasts and in the southern states, with trouble especially for western states. Disruptions to rail lines appears to […]

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Bolivia implements incentives to get filling stations to sell ethanol blends

Bolivia implements incentives to get filling stations to sell ethanol blends

March 20, 2019 |

In Bolivia, the government is putting into policy financial incentives in order to encourage filling stations to sell ethanol-blended Super Ethanol 92 gasoline with an eye on boosting sales to 12.5 million liters from the current 3 million liters. The National Agency of Hydrocarbons has established that station owners will earn .26 cents of profit […]

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Brazil will only extend ethanol quota for US if US takes more sugar

Brazil will only extend ethanol quota for US if US takes more sugar

March 20, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that Brazil and the US haven’t made progress on negotiations regarding a renewal of the ethanol quota for US exports to Brazil that expires in a few months due to Washington’s lack of interest in negotiating further sugar market access in exchange. The Brazilian agriculture minister told Reuters in an interview […]

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Nigerian cassava-based ethanol plant getting close to launch

Nigerian cassava-based ethanol plant getting close to launch

March 19, 2019 |

In Nigeria, local press reports that the planned ethanol production facility in Ondo state is expected to come online soon, though a date for commissioning wasn’t reported. The article said the project came about following the governor’s trip to China last year, insinuating that the technology for the project could be Chinese. The plant is […]

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Cardinal Ethanol looking to potentially sell out

Cardinal Ethanol looking to potentially sell out

February 28, 2019 |

In Indiana, in the face of low ethanol prices that have in many cases led to negative margins, local press reports that Cardinal Ethanol is looking to potentially sell its 10-year-old ethanol plant despite being one of the most profitable ethanol plants nationally, or so says its financial advisor. Some investors seem to want to […]

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CropEnergies decides to resume ethanol production in the UK

CropEnergies decides to resume ethanol production in the UK

February 27, 2019 |

In Germany, the executive board of CropEnergies AG, Mannheim, has decided to resume ethanol production in its UK plant in Wilton at the beginning of March 2019. It is planned to initially run the factory at reduced capacity to supply orders from British customers. The company says that for a continuous operation of the plant […]

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Zimbabwe’s ethanol storage project delayed by lack of foreign exchange availability

Zimbabwe’s ethanol storage project delayed by lack of foreign exchange availability

February 26, 2019 |

In Zimbabwe, the country’s national oil infrastructure company still needs another $1.5 million in order to complete its ethanol storage tank project that would help it to better manage ethanol flows for blending throughout the year, especially during the rainy season when ethanol production slows significantly and supplies are scarce. A lack of foreign currency […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol mill sales soar nearly 51% on year during H1 February

Brazilian hydrous ethanol mill sales soar nearly 51% on year during H1 February

February 26, 2019 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that UNICA data shows during the first half of February hydrous ethanol sales by mills rose nearly 51% on the year to 926.85 million liters as retailers rushed to ensure they had enough supply for the second half of the month, despite expectations from the market that demand would fall during […]

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Ag secretary hopes China will drop ethanol tariffs below 15%

Ag secretary hopes China will drop ethanol tariffs below 15%

February 26, 2019 |

In Washington, the One American News Network reports that the US administration has asked China to reduce ethanol tariffs to below 15%, according to the agriculture secretary. US trade negotiators are trying to get tariffs reduced but China has yet to respond to the proposal. Tariffs on US products were meant to be hiked again […]

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