Fresh sugarcane

Brazil's sugar production and exports rose spectacularly in the two decades to 2010 as the country consolidated its role as the world's leading exporter. Over the past couple of seasons, however, the country has been struggling with a number of problems, inclu...

International - Several ethanol fixtures for Asian markets

Freight sources told F.O. Licht there was a couple of fixtures for ethanol destined for Asian markets. From the EU market, it was reported that enquiries for biodiesel have declined sharply. The latest list inc...

Brazil - Unica sees 2015/16 CS ethanol output exceeding initial forecast

Centre/South sugar production in 2015/16 could be as much as 1 mln tonnes lower than Unica's initial forecast of 31.8 mln tonnes, the group's technical director Antonio de Padua Rodrigues said. CS ethanol outpu...

European Union - Strong spot market helps cut losses at FAME producers

Biodiesel plant The recent backwardation for FAME on the ARA market sharply reduced losses in June, F.O. Licht calculations show. Average sales prices for FAME for prompt were up more than EUR50 per tonne on the month which ...

International - Animal feed to eclipse biofuels in grain demand growth

Changing diets in emerging countries will boost global demand for meat and dairy products in the next ten years, shifting grain supply towards livestock feed as use of crop-based biofuel is curbed by lower crud...

Germany - Fuel ethanol blending sees seasonal rise

Fuel ethanol blending in April 2015 saw a seasonal rise but remained low when compared with last year. Consumption by the refining industry was 125.0 mln litres, a four-month high, against 110.0 mln in March an...

Brazil - June ethanol exports down 46% on the year

Ethanol exports in June 2015 were 91.1 mln litres, up slightly on the month and down from 167.3 mln one year ago, according to preliminary data from the Trade Ministry. The comparably weak export volume can be ...

Brazilian sugar and ethanol producer São Martinho said that it cancelled plans for a joint venture running a renewable chemicals plant with US-based A...

Brazil - Odebrecht Agroindustrial suffers from interest payments

Sugar and ethanol producer Odebrecht Agroindustrial (OA) reported a consolidated net loss of BRL1.192 bln ($1=BRL3.112) for 2014/15 (Apr/Mar), down fr...

United States - Pacific Ethanol completes merger with Aventine

Ethanol producer Pacific Ethanol Inc. (PE) said it has completed its merger with Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings Inc. The company said the merged e...

United States - Weaker output, stronger demand prompt 25-week low in fuel ethanol stocks

Fuel ethanol production in the week to June 26, 2015 was 968,000 barrels per day (bpd), said the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). This was ...

Germany - Strong biodiesel blending in April

Biodiesel consumption in April 2015 saw an improvement, official data show, which can also be attributed to seasonal factors. Nationwide use was 190,2...

United States - Total ups stake in Amyris

French oil company Total SA boosted its stake in its joint venture with Amyris Inc., a US-based developer of plant-based biofuels and specialty chemic...

United States - Biodiesel output climbs to 2015 high

FAME production in April 2015 reached a four-month high of 108 mln gallons, around 356,000 tonnes, data from the US Energy Information Administration ...

 

Brazil - Grupo Zilor's results turn red

Sugar and ethanol producer Grupo Zilor from São Paulo reported a net loss of BRL-58.2 mln ($1=BRL3.13) for fiscal 2014/15 (Apr/Mar), compared with a net income ...

Zimbabwe - Government raises fuel ethanol mandate

Local press reports said that Zimbabwe's government has increased the minimum blending obligation for fuel ethanol to 15% vol. from 10% with immediate effect. T...

Brazil - Better margins prompt record biodiesel output

FAME production in May hit an all-time high of 298,189 tonnes, boosted by better margins, data from the national petroleum agency, ANP, show. Soyoil prices in R...

Sweden - Multi-year high in ethanol exports

Ethanol exports in April 2015 amounted to 20.6 mln litres, the highest monthly total since March 2013, trade data show, up from 6.6 mln in the preceding month a...

India - Gulf Petroleum to invest INR10 bln in ethanol plant

Gulf Petrochem plans to set up an INR10 bln ($1=INR63.26) fuel ethanol plant in India, as the UAE-headquartered entity seeks to leverage on the government's man...

Germany - Stefan Schreiber named new VDB president

German biofuels industry group VDB (Verband der Deutschen Biokraftstoffindustrie) said its members have named Stefan Schreiber from Cargill new President, follo...

United States - United Airlines, Fulcrum BioEnergy Announce strategic partnership

Advanced biofuels company Fulcrum BioEnergy said that it has received $30 mln from United Airlines which will have the option to directly participate in Fulcrum...