Biodiesel plant

The impact of the crude oil price depression and several changes in the subsidy and quota regimes in some key markets will heavily impact output numbers at the company level in the current calendar year. In our terminology, the term biodiesel always refers to ...

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...

United States - USDA sees corn supply reaching new record level

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued its first WASDE report for the coming season. The USDA projects a 2015 corn harvest of 13.6 bln bushels (1 bu = 25.4 kg), which would be below last year's reco...

Brazil - CS hydrous ethanol sales hit new record, weak exports

Petrol pumps Cane industry group Unica reported further growth in sales of hydrous ethanol in the Centre/South (CS).The April total beat with 1.460 bln litres the prior month's record of 1.436 bln. Y/y, hydrous ethanol sale...

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 ...

Pakistan - Ethanol exports at record level

Ethanol exports in April 2015 were 77.6 mln litres, local sources told F.O. Licht, an all-time high, against 17.4 mln in the preceding month and 37.5 ...

European Union - Ethanol imports rebound on the month

Ethanol imports in February 2015 were 31.5 mln litres, up from 22.8 mln in January, which was the lowest in more than a decade, trade data show (Feb 2...

 

Brazil - SCA Trading projects recovery in ethanol prices

Average ethanol prices on the Brazilian market during the 2015/16 (Apr/Mar) sugar cycle should be 11% higher than in the previous season, according to SCA Tradi...

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 - Datagro puts C/S cane crop at 591 mln t

Consultancy Datagro expects the Centre/South of Brazil to crush 591 mln tonnes of cane into 32.2 mln tonnes of sugar and 26.78 bln litres of ethanol in 2015/16....

Malaysia - Biodiesel exports remain weak

FAME exports remained weak with the April 2015 reaching a mere 186 tonnes, the lowest for seven months, reported the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), down from ...

Daily Ethanol Prices

The following are the latest prices for EU, US and Brazilian ethanol.     Daily Ethanol Prices – May 21, 2015     Trend 21.05.2015 ...

Argentina - Biodiesel producers ask for better prices in Cammesa tender

Local daily El Cronista said that biodiesel producers are currently unwilling to sell their product under a recent tender floated by power market regulator Camm...

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...