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...

Germany - Electric cars to count against biofuel quota from 2015

A draft on the reform of the German biofuels legislation (Bundesimmissionsschutzgesetz (BImSchG)) includes new provisions which would impact the sales potential of biofuels on the German market. In 2009, the Ge...

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...

Vratislavia Bio, the biofuels unit of the Bartimpex Group, plans to go public, the company's president told the local press. The debut on the Warsaw s...

United States - Fuel ethanol imports boost inventory levels

Fuel ethanol production in the week to April 18, 2014 averaged 910,000 barrels per day (bpd), down 29,000 on the prior week, the US Energy Information...

International - Brazil-US route dominates biofuel freight business

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...

 

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. ...

India - Oil companies in no hurry to buy fuel ethanol

Local daily the Economic Times reported that as of mid-April 2014, 320 mln litres of fuel ethanol out of a contracted 620 mln had been lifted. This compares wit...

Brazil - Drought to reduce 2014/15 CS sugarcane, sugar output - Unica

Brazil's Centre/South cane belt is forecast to produce 32.5 mln tonnes of sugar, tel quel, in the new 2014/15 (Apr/Mar) season, down 5.2% from 34.293 mln tonnes...

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 23, 2014     Trend 23.04.2014 ...

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...