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...

US agribusiness major Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) said it has slowed its biodiesel output, the latest sign the industry is battling uncertainty o...

United States - Fuel ethanol stocks at multi-year high

Fuel ethanol production in the week to February 20, 2015 was 947,000 barrels per day (bpd), the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported. T...

Spain - Abengoa enjoys record earnings from biofuels division

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...

 

Thailand - Bangchak to expand biodiesel capacity

State-controlled refiner and biofuel producer Bangchak Petroleum Plc unveiled plans to increase its biodiesel production capacity in coming six years. The compa...

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 producers cut output

Bloomberg reported that US ethanol producers are cutting output after getting squeezed by the biggest drop in gasoline prices since 2008. Key players like Valer...

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 included ...

Daily Ethanol Prices

The following are the latest prices for EU, US and Brazilian ethanol.     Daily Ethanol Prices – February 26, 2015     Trend 26.02.20...

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...

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 ...