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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...

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...

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...

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...

India - OMC seek 2.66 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...

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 - 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 no date f...

Indonesia - Total unit buys fuel ethanol

Local press reports said that sugar miller PT Perkebunan Nusantara (Persero) X and its unit PT Energi Agro Nusantara (Enero) signed a contract with PT Total Oil...

United States - Biodiesel output hits annual high

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

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...