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The latest developments in biofuel policies on key markets like the United States, Brazil and the European Union and the prevailing crude oil price depression are also affecting world market prices for soft commodities. It comes as no surprise that the expecte...

Brazil - Rains slow cane crushing in H1 July

6-month old sugarcane Sugar mills in Brazil's Centre/South sugarcane region crushed much less cane in the first half of July compared with a year earlier and the previous fortnight because of heavy rains, Unica's latest crop update ...

Brazil - Ethanol stock built continues but might go into reverse in July

The increase in ethanol inventories during the second half of June 2015 picked up as  production advanced at record pace. As a result overall stocks remain at a record level. According to official figures there...

Brazil - Rebound in hydrous ethanol demand

Hydrous fuel ethanol sales in June rebounded on the month, and the volume was only slightly below the April level which was the highest for more than five years. The market share of hydrous grades in the Otto e...

Argentina - Strong exports to the US push biodiesel output to five-month high

FAME production in May 2015 reached 142,544 tonnes, industry data show, a five-month high, boosted by improved exports prospects to the US market and speculation over a decline in export taxes. The May total co...

International - Shipping interest for ethanol on US/Asia routes

Shipping sources noted a new overseas ethanol freight enquiry (US/East Asia), while EU sources pointed to some open positions in the Med region. In addition, the expected seasonal downturn in shipping activity ...

European Union - Rally in ARA fuel grades prompted growth in import levels

Ethanol imports (excluding blends) in April amounted to 35.6 mln litres, up from 32.3 mln in March but below 49.9 mln in April 2014, trade data show. Helpful for imports was a recovery in ARA fuel ethanol price...

Fuel ethanol production in the week to July 17, 2015 amounted to 973,000 barrels per day (bpd), said the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). T...

Brazil - Raízen reports cellulose ethanol export deals

Brazilian sugar and ethanol producer Raízen secured deals to export cellulosic ethanol to Europe at a 26% premium over conventional ethanol prices, th...

China - US ethanol makes comeback on import market

Ethanol imports in June remained strong. The total was 20.6 mln litres, only down slightly from 21.2 mln in the preceding month, which was one of the ...

Indonesia - SMART's biodiesel production capacity to exceed 1 mln tonnes by year-end

Palm oil major Sinar Mas Group plans to complete two biodiesel plants with a total production capacity of 1.3 mln tonnes by the end of this year. The ...

European Union - Biodiesel exports above import level

FAME exports in April exceeded imports by more than 11,000 tonnes in April. This is the second time that the EU is a net biodiesel exporter after Janu...

United States - Fuel ethanol output remains high

US fuel ethanol production in the week to July 10, 2015 was 984,000 barrels per day (bpd), said the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). This w...

Brazil - Sindicom expects declining fuel demand

Local sales of gasoline and diesel fuel fell y/y in the first half of 2015 and are likely to show a full-year decline as Brazil's economy cools, the c...

 

United States - Idled biodiesel plant to be converted to ammonia factory

Investimus Foris from Lithuania plans to spend $265 mln to reopen an idled FAME facility in Grant Parish, Louisiana as an ammonia manufacturing plant. The plant...

Indonesia - B-15 blending to start August 15

Local press reports cited official sources saying that state-owned fuel supplier Pertamina will start B-15 blending on August 15, 2015, after the financing of t...

Brazil - Datagro cuts 2015/16 CS sugar production forecast to 30.7 mln t

Datagro reduced its forecast for Centre/South sugar production in 2015/16 to 30.7 mln tonnes, tel quel, from 32.2 mln in an earlier estimate as millers allocate...

Malaysia - MPOB reports four-month high in biodiesel exports

FAME exports in June 2015 were 22,670 tonnes, said the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB). The June total is the highest for four months and compares with 1,314 to...

Daily Ethanol Prices

The following are the latest prices for EU, US and Brazilian ethanol.                     Daily Ethanol Prices – July 24, 2015     Trend ...

United Kingdom - Six-month high in biodiesel demand

Biodiesel consumption in June 2015 was 53,680 tonnes, HM Revenue & Customs data show, a six-month high, which compares with 44,880 tonnes in the preceding month...

France - Global Bioenergies expands feedstock base for isobutene production

Advanced biofuels startup Global Bioenergies said its joint venture with sugar producer Cristal Union, IBN One, has produced bio-isobutene from sucrose, found i...