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The United States will continue to dominate world ethanol exports in 2015 after snatching away the No.1 spot from Brazil in 2014. Helped by huge corn supplies this year Midwest distillers are set to ship more than the 3.2 bln litres of ethanolthat were exporte...

International - Biodiesel fixture on transatlantic route

Tanker on sea Freight sources told F.O. Licht there was an oversea fixture for biodiesel. In addition, there was shipping interest for FAME, mainly in the Med, plus interest in ETBE exports ex-ARA. Around 10,000 tonnes of FA...

Germany - New GHG reduction targets, weak diesel prices cut biodiesel use

Biodiesel consumption in February 2015 amounted to 165,306 tonnes. This was up on 161,857 tonnes in the preceding month and below 172,999 one year ago. The average blending share was 6.0% vol., against 5.9% and...

Brazil - Strong growth on CS ethanol market, exports weaker

Centre/South (CS) ethanol sales in the first two weeks of April 2015 were up almost 30% on the year, supported by the new tax waivers in the hydrous fuel segment and the increase in the blending obligation for ...

European Union - EP vote confirms 7% cap on crop-based biofuel

EU flags The European Parliament's (EP) plenary has confirmed a recent positive vote by its Environment Committee over a compromise on the reform of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), the bloc's key biofuel legislati...

Brazil - Sugar mills focus on ethanol as campaign gets underway

Stack of sugarcane Sugar mills in Brazil's Centre/South region crushed 12.766 mln tonnes of cane in the first half of April, practically unchanged from 12.669 mln in the same period last year, Unica said. Sugar production decreas...

International - Argentine biodiesel for US market

Freight sources told F.O. Licht that a large FAME shipment is scheduled to be loaded in Argentina for the US market in early May. The cargo by operator Losur Overseas amounts to 25,000 tonnes. It will be loaded...

Neste Oil's Renewable Products division reported a y/y increase in its operating profit for Jan/Mar 2015 to EUR42 mln from EUR12 mln. The state-cont...

United Kingdom - Poor blending economics prompt multi-year low in biodiesel use

Biodiesel consumption in March 2015 amounted to around 24,000 tonnes, HM Revenue & Customs data show.

Germany - Changes in CropEnergies' top management

Ethanol producer CropEnergies AG, controlled by sugar major Südzucker AG, announced several changes in its Executive and Supervisory Boards. The compa...

European Union - Shipping interest for biodiesel in the Med

Freight sources told F.O. Licht there was a couple of enquiries for FAME in the Mediterranean region. An enquiry for up to 4,000 tonnes from Cartagena...

United States - Weaker fuel ethanol output prompts decline in stocks

Fuel ethanol production in the week to April 24, 2015 amounted to 921,000 barrels per day (bpd), said the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), ...

United States - Weak product prices cut Valero's ethanol margins

US refiner and ethanol producer Valero Energy Corp. reported a sharp decline in income from its ethanol plants for Jan/Mar 2015. The company's ethan...

United States - DuPont to complete cellulosic ethanol plant this quarter

US chemicals major DuPont said its industrial-scale cellulosic ethanol project in Nevada, Iowa will be completed this quarter. The company in late 201...

 

United States - Bunge cuts losses in sugar segment

US agribusiness major Bunge Ltd., which operates several cane mills in Brazil, reported a y/y decline in losses from its Sugar&Bioenergy operations for Jan/Mar ...

Argentina - Sugar sector asks for higher fuel ethanol mandate

Local industry group Centro Azucarero Argentino (CAA) said it will ask the government to increase the blending obligation for fuel ethanol in gasoline to 12% vo...

United States - Better margins boost FAME production, stocks

FAME production in February 2015 amounted to 77 mln gallons, around 254,000 tonnes, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported. This was up 5 mln g...

Argentina - Biodiesel output falls to historical low

FAME production in March 2015 amounted to 98,330 tonnes, the lowest since May 2009 which had been before the start of the local mandate, compared with 99,452 in...

Daily Ethanol Prices

The following are the latest prices for EU, US and Brazilian ethanol.     Daily Ethanol Prices – May 4, 2015     Trend 04.05.2015 01...

Indonesia - Government plans to cut palm oil export tariff

Indonesia's government plans to reduce its crude palm oil (CPO) export tax to help offset the cost burden for companies from a plan to impose separate export le...

Taiwan - China Steel, LanzaTech plan industrial-scale ethanol production

Local steel major China Steel Corp. (CSC) has plans to invest $46 mln on a commercial-scale ethanol line, attached to one of its steel plants in Taiwan, accordi...