World ethanol production growth is likely to take a breather in 2015 after a stellar performance last year. The total is currently forecast to reach 113.4 bln litres against 112.2 bln the prior year and 106.2 bln in 2013.The slow-down in production growth is m...

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 ...

United States - USDA projects five-year low in corn plantings, record for soy

Combine harvester aerial The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimated nationwide corn plantings for the 2015 harvest of 88.9 mln acres (1 acre=0.405 ha), down 2% on the year. This represents the lowest planted acreage in the US si...

Brazil - Ethanol hits 50% market share for first time since 2010

The share of hydrous fuel grades in the Otto engine fuel segment in May remained high, data from the national petroleum agency, ANP, show, while volumes sold fell slightly on the month, following lower fuel nee...

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 ...

Philippines - DoE partly waives E-10 mandate

Local press reports said that the Philippine Department of Energy (DoE) has temporarily relaxed the E-10 mandate due to insufficient local fuel ethano...

 

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...

Malaysia - Mercedes-Benz gives green light for B-10

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, the local unit of German car major Daimler, told the local press that its customers can use B-10 blends in their vehicles. Recently, Mer...

United States - Fuel ethanol production at new record, stocks decline

Fuel ethanol production in the week to June 19, 2015 reached an average 994,000 barrels per day (bpd), a new record level, up 14,000 on the week and above the p...

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...

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United States - Renewable diesel stocks decline on the month

Renewable diesel stocks as of end-April 2015 stood at 4.417 mln barrels, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported, around 622,000 tonnes. This w...

European Union - Commission gives green light for EUR120 mln investments in bioeconomy

The European Commission releases EUR50 mln of public money via the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), leveraging EUR70 mln of investments from ind...