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Ethanol companies around the world faced quite different trading environments in 2014 depending on the geographies that they were operating in. While US producers enjoyed a combination of falling costs and firm product prices their counter-parts in Brazil and ...

Brazil - May rains disrupt cane harvest

Sugar mills in Brazil's Centre/South crushed only 28.689 mln tonnes of cane in the first half of May, down sharply from 38.935 mln in the same period last year due to crushing stoppages caused by wet weather, U...

Brazil - Unica sees 2015/16 ethanol output at record high

Sugar industry association Unica projected sugar production in Centre/South Brazil to fall to 31.8 mln tonnes, tel quel, in 2015/16 from 31.987 mln a year ago, excactly the same what F. O. Licht projected on Ma...

Germany - Q1 2015 fuel ethanol output up 5% on the year

Fuel ethanol production in Jan/Mar 2015 amounted to 226 mln litres, official data show. This was the highest total for that time of the year since the start of recordings in late 2008 and compares with a reco...

United States - Cellulosic ethanol use gathers pace, EPA data suggest

The April data on Renewable Identification Number generation (RIN) from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) showed a four-month high for FAME following improved economics. RIN generation from corn ...

Belgium - Court decision prompts reform of biofuel law

A decision by the Constitutional Court has overturned the country's current biofuel legislation, which had been published in July 2013. Neste Oil, a Finland-based supplier of a renewable diesel product made fro...

International - CENTAM/ARA ethanol fixture for May loading

Tanker on sea Freight sources told F.O. Licht that there was a fixture for a large ethanol shipment on a transatlantic route. In addition, there was shipping interest for biodiesel for EU/North America. Up to 10 mln litres w...

Farmers co-operative CHS Inc will buy the Patriot ethanol plant in Annawan, Illinois, that is partially owned by REX American Resources Corp. CHS is ...

Peru - Caña Brava expects higher ethanol output for 2015

Caña Brava plans to increase its ethanol production this year by 30% after producing about 85 mln litres in 2014. The increase to 110 mln litres is to...

France - Cristal Union, Global Bioenergies form bio-isobutene JV

Sugar and ethanol producer Cristal Union and advanced biofuels start-up Global Bioenergies have formed IBN-One, a joint venture (JV) to build and oper...

United States - Sharp rebound in fuel ethanol production

Fuel ethanol production in the week to May 15, 2015 amounted to 958,000 barrels per day (bpd), said the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), up...

European Union - Biodiesel imports at record low

FAME imports in February 2015 were 12,147 tonnes, trade data show, which is the lowest level since the start of official recordings in 2008. The Febru...

United States - EPA extends deadline for RFS compliance by seven months

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it plans to extend the reporting deadline for compliance with its biofuels program, the annually-set...

Mexico - Grupo Báltico boosts fuel ethanol offer

Agribusiness holding company Grupo Báltico, which is also involved in the local ethanol sector, announced that it won a tender from PEMEX under which ...

 

United States - REX Q1 profits falls

REX American Resources Corp. reported Q1 net sales and revenue of $105.2 mln, down from $155.9 mln during the same quarter of the prior year. The decrease is pr...

Argentina - Energy Secretariat evaluates increase in fuel ethanol mandate

Local press reports said that Argentina's Energy Secretariat is evaluating a proposal from the sugar sector to increase the minimum blending obligation for fuel...

Brazil - Biodiesel output at 9-month low

FAME production in March 2015 was 259,457 tonnes, the lowest since the increase in the minimum blending obligation last year, official data show. The March tota...

Indonesia - Biodiesel exports to the US continue to rise

FAME exports in January 2015 amounted to 41,411 tonnes, a nine-month low, down from 50,334 in December 2014 and 123,654 one year earlier. 37,446 tonnes went to ...

Peru - Agropecuaria Aurora acquires biomass power licence from Maple

Peru's energy ministry has allowed Maple Etanol Srl to transfer its concession for biomass power generation to Agropecuaria Aurora Sac, according to the state g...

Argentina - Rebound in biodiesel exports to the US

FAME exports in March 2015 amounted to 37,805 tonnes, according to trade data, which would be the highest for three months. Out of the total, 18,705 tonnes went...

United States - Cellulosic fuel grades are difficult to sell despite mandate

Corn distiller Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP), which also runs a small cellulosic ethanol line, said that demand for its cellulosic fuel grades remain disap...