Ethanol

The ethanol market has had its fair share of bad news over the last couple of years. The industry had to struggle with high feedstock costs, the food vs. fuel debate, eroding political support and, of course, poor pricing. Nevertheless world production held u...

United States - EPA cuts 2013 cellulosic biofuel mandate

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revised the 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for cellulosic biofuel retroactively. It lowered this mandate to 810,185 gallons in fuel ethanol equivalent from 6 mln...

Poland - New biofuels legislation allows double counting

Poland's parliament, the Sejm, has amended the national biofuels legislation by taking over EU rules fixed in the Renewable Energy Directive (RED). The ratification of the RED is also to avoid penalties followi...

Brazil - Cosan receives approval to buy rail company ALL

Cosan won approval from America Latina Logistica (ALL) controlling shareholders to buy the train operator for about $3 bln in an all-stock deal, ALL-Logistica said. The combination has enormous potential for co...

United States - California uses record volume of ethanol

Californian motorists used a record amount of fuel ethanol in 2013 as a result of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), figures by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) show. In Q4 2013, a total of 378 mln g...

Spain - Bear market dragged down Abengoa's ethanol output

Abengoa Bioenergy, the biofuel arm of Spanish engineering company Abengoa, said it produced 2.252 bln litres of ethanol globally in calendar year 2013, the lowest level in three years. The 5% y/y decline stems ...

Freight sources told F.O. Licht that several biofuel cargoes were fixed for or ex-EU. Generally, the EU freight segment was quiet with some surplus ...

Sweden - Stronger gasoline market prompts growth in E-85 sales

E-85 sales in March 2014 were 12.3 mln litres, an increase of about 2% on the year, a preliminary release of SPBI (Svenska Petroleum och Biodrivmedel...

Argentina - President seeks lower taxes to boost biodiesel sector

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has sent a bill to the Argentine Congress which would cut tax rates for biodiesel used on the domestic market...

United States - Rebound in biodiesel imports from Indonesia

FAME imports in February 2014 were 25,065 tonnes, official data showed. This was up considerably on 7,309 tonnes one year earlier, but sharply below t...

Germany - CropEnergies gives bleak outlook for EU ethanol sector

Listed German ethanol producer CropEnergies AG, which also has facilities in Belgium, France and the United Kingdom, reported a 13% growth in revenue ...

Brazil - Biodiesel production remains up y/y

FAME production in February 2014 was 210,979 tonnes, against 215,032 in the prior month and 181,049 one year ago, official data showed. The Jan/Feb 20...

 

Philippines - Roxas raises ethanol production

Roxol Bioenergy, a unit of Roxas Holdings, said it produced 15.1 mln litres of ethanol between October 2013 and March 2014, compared with 2.3 mln one year ago. ...

France - Biofuel industry asks for CO2 tax exemption

Biofuel industry and agribusiness groups CGB, AGPM, AGPB, SNPAA and EsteriFrance have asked for a tax waiver on the CCE levy, a tax raised on CO2 emissions. ...

Spain - Anti-dumping duties boost biodiesel

FAME production in calendar year 2013 showed considerable y/y growth with the annual total reaching 580,170 tonnes, against 471,792 and 648,528 each in the prec...

Malaysia - Rebound in PME exports on weaker palm oil

Palm oil methyl ester (PME) exports in March 2014 were 8,752 tonnes, the highest in four months. The latest data compare with 2,860 tonnes in the preceding mont...

Daily Ethanol Prices

The following are the latest prices for EU, US and Brazilian ethanol.     Daily Ethanol Prices – April 22, 2014     Trend 22.04.2014 ...

Brazil - RS biodiesel plant to start operations

Três Tentos Agroindustrial will start operations at its FAME plant in Ijuí, Rio Grande do Sul (RS) this month, following the National Petroleum Agency`s (ANP) r...

United States - POET-DSM to produce 45 mln litres of cellulosic ethanol this year

POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels expects to begin producing cellulosic ethanol in Emmetsburg, Iowa by July, one month later than announced earlier this year. The $250...