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The deepening political crisis in Brazil which is compounded by poor economic data has pushed down the Real to a new 12 year low against the US-dollar. Since the start of the year the currency has lost almost a third of its value and over 50% over a span of 24...

Brazil - Weak real continues to support ethanol exports

Ethanol exports in August 2015 amounted to 196.2 mln litres, according to preliminary official trade data. This compares with 213.9 mln litres in the preceding month and 78.4 mln one year earlier. So far in...

Pakistan - Ethanol exports dive in July

According to preliminary figures, ethanol exports in July fell to the lowest level since March reaching only 17.9 mln litres against around 100 mln in June and 35 mln in July 2014. The only destinations during ...

India - OMC seek 2.65 bln litres of fuel ethanol for 2015/16

Local daily the Economic Times said that oil marketing companies (OMC) Bharat Petroleum (BPC), Indian Oil (IOC) and Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) floated an Expression of Interest (EoI) for denatured fuel grades f...

Germany - H1 2015 biodiesel use down 1% on the year

Biodiesel consumption in June 2015 rose on the year, while the blending share fell, official statistics show. The June total reached 190,891 tonnes, against a ten-month high of 205,171 in the preceding month an...

Brazil - Unica raises ethanol export outlook on weak real

Brazil's 2015/16 (Apr/Mar) ethanol exports should surpass initial projections because of a weak local currency that favours sales abroad, said cane industry group Unica.Unica's Technical Director, Antonio de Pa...

Brazil - Datagro raises ethanol production outlook

Sugar mills in Brazil's Centre/South sugarcane region will produce 31.4 mln tonnes of sugar, tel quel, in the current 2015/16 season, up from a previous forecast for 30.7 mln in July but below 32.0 mln a year a...

FAME production in June 2015 reached 122 mln gallons, around 403,000 tonnes, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported. This was the hig...

United States - Virginia ethanol plant stops operations, to be sold

Vireol Bio Energy suspended production at its Hopewell, Virginia ethanol plant (62 mln gallons a year), blaming weak crude oil prices. The company set...

Brazil - BNDES clears financing for ethanol stocking amid strong demand

State-owned development bank BNDES said it will offer up to BRL2 bln ($1=BRL3.60) in loans to help sugar millers build up ethanol stocks and ease pric...

Brazil - Growth in bioelectricity slows

Cane industry group Unica said Brazil's sugar sector will meet around 24% of the expected power demand increases in the years to 2018. Bioelectricity ...

India - IOC to invest INR160 bln in synthetic fuel ethanol production

Refiner Indian Oil Corp. (IOC) confirmed plans to spend INR160 bln ($1=INR66.02) to build a plant for producing synthetic ethanol as it seeks to secur...

Germany - H1 2015 fuel ethanol demand down 4% on the year

Fuel ethanol consumption in June 2015 rose on the year on higher blending activity but was down on the 13-month high in the preceding month, official ...

Sweden - Driving season fails to boost E-85 demand

E-85 sales during the summer driving season remained significantly below last year's levels, latest data by SPBI show. The total in July was 11,700 m³...

 

United States - $11 mln biodiesel project for Ohio

Sim Agro Inc. and JatroDiesel Inc. unveiled plans for a $11 mln biodiesel project in Carlisle, Ohio. The Agro BioFuels and BioEnergy Inc. project is to produce ...

Vietnam - PM urges action on gasohol use

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has demanded action by official authorities and fuel traders to boost the use of E-5 and E-10 which is below expectations. He als...

United States - Fuel ethanol output at 15-week low

Fuel ethanol production in the week to August 21, 2015 was 952,000 barrels per day (bpd), said the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). This was down 13,...

Sweden - Ethanol imports continue to rise

Ethanol imports in June 2015 were 46.3 mln litres, an eleven-month high, beating the prior month's 43.2 mln (June 2014: 23.9 mln), trade data show. Supportive f...

Daily Ethanol Prices

The following are the latest benchmark prices for ethanol. The table below includes fuel ethanol prices for the European Union (T2 Rotterdam),...

Argentina - Strong US demand prompts seven-month high in biodiesel output

FAME production in June 2015 hit a seven-month high, supported by improved export economics to the US market, industry data show. June output was 198,286 ton...

United States - API's cellulosic ethanol plant stops operations

American Process Inc. (API) has stopped operations at its Alpena biorefinery. Production at the cellulosic ethanol plant which is processing woody biomass was h...