Biodiesel plant

While a record volume of biodiesel was consumed in calendar year 2014, the 2015 projections forecast lower global demand. This comes as no surprise when considering current biofuel vs. fossil energy price ratios. In our terminology, the term biodiesel always r...

International - HVO, ethanol fixtures for US market

Freight sources pointed to a couple of biofuel shipments destined for the US market which were fixed in recent days. First, a 32 mln litre ethanol cargo was fixed ex-Brazil for early/mid-April on the Bow Archit...

France - Post-2020 biofuel target may be approved in May

Local press reports said that since April 14, 2015, a committee of the Lower House of the Parliament (Assemblée Nationale) is re-discussing the Energy Transition Bill (loi sur la transition énergétique), follow...

United States - Biofuel consumption on the rebound, EPA data suggest

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) most recent data on Renewable Identification Number (RIN) generation showed very strong data for FAME and corn ethanol, which both reached a three-month high. Suppo...

United States - Fuel ethanol output falls to 25-week low

US flag Fuel ethanol production in the week to April 10, 2015 amounted to 924,000 barrels per day (bpd), said the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). This was down 12,000 bpd on the week and down 15,000...

Brazil - Less mills crush more cane as 2015/16 starts early

Sugarcane in tramway bins Sugar mills in Brazil's key Centre/South (CS) sugarcane region crushed 5.417 mln tonnes of "new crop" 2015/16 cane as of April 1, up from 3.757 mln crushed by the same time last year, industry association Unica...

Brazil - Hydrous ethanol sales hit record following tax changes

Cane industry group Unica reported strong y/y increases in Centre/South ethanol sales for March 2015. Local press reports said this was the highest level for that time of the year ever. Growth on the domestic ...

Oil major Total in a move to reorganise its refining segment has announced plans to convert its La Mede, Bouches-du-Rhône refinery into a 500,000 tonn...

Brazil - Cosan seeks investment opportunities

Cosan Ltd, the holding company that controls Brazil's No. 1 sugar and ethanol producer, is looking for opportunities to invest in the country's energy...

International - Several large ethanol shipments underway

Shipping reports point to some ethanol loading activity in key exporting regions for mid-April.In Pakistan, the vessels Genuine Venus and Tulip are du...

Indonesia - SMART announces strong biodiesel investment

Local palm oil major PT Sinar Mas Agro Resources and Technology Tbk (SMART) unveiled plans for a IDR1.3 tln ($1=IDR12,970) investment in two biodiesel...

Sweden - Cheaper diesel prices cut biodiesel use slightly

Biodiesel use in Oct/Dec 2014 was 206 mln litres, data from the national statistics office, SCB, show. The Q4 volume compares with a record 219 mln...

Germany - CropEnergies expects difficult 2015/16

Listed German ethanol producer CropEnergies AG said it sees no improvement in the difficult market conditions for ethanol on the EU market, especially...

Indonesia - Sharp y/y decline in biodiesel use

The Energy Ministry said biodiesel consumption in the first quarter of calendar 2015 suffered from the sharp price decline in fossil energy which made...

 

United States - Quad County on track to reach cellulosic ethanol target

Quad County Corn Processors has produced its one millionth gallon of cellulosic ethanol at its facility in Galva, Iowa. The plant is able to convert corn kernel...

China - Higher subsidies for corn processors under consideration

China could double its subsidies this year to corn processors in the main producing area in the northeast in a bid to help the loss-making industry and stimulat...

United States - Weaker output prompts 11-week low in fuel ethanol stocks

Fuel ethanol production in the week to April 3, 2015 was 936,000 barrels per day (bpd), said the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), down 16,000 on the ...

International - Ethanol shipment fixed for US/EU route

Tanker on sea Freight sources reported that prompt vessel space remained tight on the ARA/Med route, but this situation may improve from late Apr/early May. There was a fixtu...

Daily Ethanol Prices

The following are the latest prices for EU, US and Brazilian ethanol.     Daily Ethanol Prices – April 20, 2015     Trend 20.04.2015 ...

Argentina - No biodiesel use for power generation in 2014

Local press reports cited government agency CAMMESA, overseeing the local wholesale electricity market, saying that there was no biodiesel use in power generati...

Brazil - BNDES study sees cellulosic ethanol economically viable in 2021

Brazil's national development bank BNDES has conducted a study with ethanol technology research institution CTBE on the feasibility of cane bagasse- and straw-b...