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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...

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 P...

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...

Brazil - Record fuel ethanol sales in July

Boosted by advantageous prices for hydrous grades and good demand for fuels in the Otto cycle segment fuel ethanol use reached a record level in July 2015. The national petroleum agency, ANP, said that 1.550 bl...

Brazil - Dry weather aids crushing in H1 August 2015 - Unica

Sugar mills in Brazil's Centre/South sugarcane region crushed 47.409 mln tonnes of cane in the first half of August, which was below the record 49.44 mln in the second half of July but it was 5.7% above the 44....

China - Record ethanol imports

Ethanol imports in July 2015 amounted to 69.1 mln litres, an all-time high, trade data show, up from a comparably strong 20.6 mln in the preceding month and a mere 29,000 one year earlier.The July total include...

Local daily the Economic Times said that oil marketing companies (OMC) Bharat Petroleum, Indian Oil and Hindustan Petroleum have asked for offers for ...

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 - RIN generation from biodiesel at 19-month high

Biodiesel demand in July was the highest since December 2013, while fuel ethanol use remained strong but fell below the prior year's level, statistics...

United States - Gevo, Butamax Advanced Biofuels end patent dispute, ink JV

Gevo and Butamax Advanced Biofuels, a joint venture (JV) between BP and DuPont, said they have entered into worldwide patent cross-license and settlem...

United Kingdom - Fuel ethanol demand at four-month high

Fuel ethanol consumption in July 2015 amounted to 72 mln litres, HM Revenue&Customs data show, a four-month high against 68 mln in the preceding month...

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 bio...

 

Brazil - Dedini seeks creditor protection

Dedini SA, which for many years was the leading supplier of turnkey sugar and ethanol plants to Brazil's cane belt, filed for court protection from creditors, R...

Indonesia - New export tax scheme brings IDR750 bln for palm, biodiesel sectors

Indonesia's government, through its so-called public service agency, BLU (Badan Layanan Umum), has reaped IDR750 bln ($1=IDR13,699) in revenue from the new taxe...

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,...

China - Ethanol traders try to gauge future import demand

Recent news from China makes depressing reading for commodity producers, with a slowing economy, tumbling stock prices and a currency devaluation all signaling ...

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), the...

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...

Finland - Construction work on cellulosic ethanol plant starts

Local press reports said that fuel trader and ethanol producer St1 has scheduled the official start of construction work at its Kajaani cellulosic ethanol proje...