2015 so far mainly brought bad news for biofuel investors. In addition to the price declines in crude oil, there is ongoing uncertainty over future biofuel demand in the US and the EU as key legislation such as the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and a possible ...

European Union - EP committee sticks to 6% cap for crop-based biofuels

EU flags The European Parliament's (EP) Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ComEnvi) has approved a proposal for the reform of the EU Renewable Energy and Fuel Quality Directives (RED/FQD).The draft...

Brazil - Ethanol inventories remain at record levels despite sharp drop

Ethanol stocks in the Centre/South remained at record levels despite a record draw-down during the second half of January. Total inventories on February 1, 2015 were 6.8 bln litres, more than 1.2 bln less than ...

Germany - 2014 ethanol production hits record high

Helped by low grain prices and a huge sugar beet crop the German ethanol industry produced a record amount of 320 mln litres in Q4 2014, figures by the Bundesmonopolverwaltung für Branntwein (BfB) show. This b...

United States - Farmers will plant fewer soybeans, corn

Corn cobs The US Department of Agriculture at its annual Agricultural Outlook conference forecast weaker plantings for the 2015 harvests for several key crops including corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton in response to fal...

International - Rebound in ethanol fixtures for US-Asia route

Freight sources reported several oversea ethanol fixtures ex USA. Up to 18 mln litres were fixed for Central America/ARA for late February on the MCT Monte Rosa. A 45 mln litre cargo ex New York for the Middle ...

United States - Fuel ethanol demand up in January

The January 2015 data on Renewable Identification Number generation (RIN) from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) show that corn-based ethanol was up by 4% year-on year.. This can be attributed to...

Biofuels producer and engineering company Abengoa, which has biofuel production plants in the EU, Brazil and the US, reported an excellent operating p...

United States - USDA cuts projection on corn, soybean stocks

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) revised its projections for 2014/15 (Sep/Aug) corn and soybean ending stocks down from the last estimate. ...

Brazil - Number of sugar and ethanol mills drops sharply

According to the latest survey by Brazil's Agriculture Ministry (MAPA), there were 369 sugar and ethanol mills registered with authorities as of mid-F...

United States - Fuel ethanol stocks drop only slightly

Fuel ethanol production in the week to February 13, 2015 amounted to 964,000 barrels per day (bpd), a three-week high and up 3,000 on the week, said t...

India - Higher prices prompt Maharashtra mills to deliver more ethanol

Sugar mills in Maharashtra have begun delivery of ethanol to oil marketing companies (OMCs), supplying almost 65% of the total tender volume. Accordin...

European Union - Lower palm oil prices boost biodiesel imports

FAME imports in November 2014 were 46,773 tonnes, trade data show, against 20,988 in the preceding month and 119,417 one year ago. The November total...

Brazil - Guarani ramps up power sales by 50%

Tereos Internacional said that its majority-owned unit Guarani raised crushing volumes in the 2014/15 (Apr/Mar) sugar cycle, while power sales rose by...

 

United States - Algenol receives $25 mln investment

Algenol, a US company focusing on turning CO2 emissions into fuels, said it has closed a $25 mln investment from BioFields from Mexico. The investment follows ...

Paraguay - Fuel ethanol producers agree on price

Alcohol industry group Conalco (Consorcio Nacional Alcoholero) said it agreed to sell its fuel ethanol output at PYG3,750 ($1=PYG4,636) per litre. The quotation...

United States - Ethanol output to remain stable for next 10 years

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in its latest baseline projections for the agricultural sector for the years to 2024 forecasts only slight growth in cor...

Malaysia - Government keeps CPO exports tax free

Exports of crude palm oil (CPO) will remain tax-exempt in March 2015, Reuters reported, extending a duty-free policy held since October. The move comes as a sur...

Daily Ethanol Prices

The following are the latest prices for EU, US and Brazilian ethanol.     Daily Ethanol Prices – February 25, 2015     Trend 25.02.20...

Malaysia - Felda to expand feedstock base for biodiesel production

Local press reports said that the Kuantan, Pahang FAME plant, operated by a unit of palm oil major Felda Global Ventures, will be retrofitted to process a wider...

Japan - Plans for bio jet fuel refinery announced

Euglena, a company focusing on the use of algae-derived oils, and technology provider Chevron Lummus Global, a unit of the US oil major, said they plan to build...