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The latest developments in biofuel policies on key markets like the United States, Brazil and the European Union and the prevailing crude oil price depression are also affecting world market prices for soft commodities. It comes as no surprise that the expecte...

International - EU, Indonesia clash on biodiesel to go to WTO panel

Policy Indonesia's government has called at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for a Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) to decide whether EU anti-dumping duties on its biodiesel exports to the bloc breach WTO rules – with ...

International - Ethanol fixture on LatAm/EU route

Industry sources told F.O. Licht that freight rates on the EU shipping market have softened. This can be attributed to seasonal reasons. Meanwhile, the stronger ARA ethanol market and the slight rebound in the ...

Germany - Beet ethanol keeps 2015 output at record high

Sugar beets The large availability of surplus sugar beet syrup following the bumper 2014/15 harvest has boosted ethanol output in Jan/May to a record high for this period.All in all output reached 466.5 mln litres during t...

Brazil - Rains slow cane crushing in H1 July

6-month old sugarcane Sugar mills in Brazil's Centre/South sugarcane region crushed much less cane in the first half of July compared with a year earlier and the previous fortnight because of heavy rains, Unica's latest crop update ...

Brazil - Ethanol stock built continues but might go into reverse in July

The increase in ethanol inventories during the second half of June 2015 picked up as  production advanced at record pace. As a result overall stocks remain at a record level. According to official figures there...

Brazil - Rebound in hydrous ethanol demand

Hydrous fuel ethanol sales in June rebounded on the month, and the volume was only slightly below the April level which was the highest for more than five years. The market share of hydrous grades in the Otto e...

Ethanol sales in the Centre/south (CS) in the first fortnight of July were 1.207 bln litres, data from industry group Unica show, up 22% y/y mainly du...

United States - Decline in fuel ethanol output continues

Fuel ethanol production in the week to July 17, 2015 amounted to 973,000 barrels per day (bpd), said the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). T...

Brazil - Raízen reports cellulose ethanol export deals

Brazilian sugar and ethanol producer Raízen secured deals to export cellulosic ethanol to Europe at a 26% premium over conventional ethanol prices, th...

China - US ethanol makes comeback on import market

Ethanol imports in June remained strong. The total was 20.6 mln litres, only down slightly from 21.2 mln in the preceding month, which was one of the ...

Indonesia - SMART's biodiesel production capacity to exceed 1 mln tonnes by year-end

Palm oil major Sinar Mas Group plans to complete two biodiesel plants with a total production capacity of 1.3 mln tonnes by the end of this year. The ...

European Union - Biodiesel exports above import level

FAME exports in April exceeded imports by more than 11,000 tonnes in April. This is the second time that the EU is a net biodiesel exporter after Janu...

United States - Fuel ethanol output remains high

US fuel ethanol production in the week to July 10, 2015 was 984,000 barrels per day (bpd), said the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). This w...

 

United States - Idled biodiesel plant to be converted to ammonia factory

Investimus Foris from Lithuania plans to spend $265 mln to reopen an idled FAME facility in Grant Parish, Louisiana as an ammonia manufacturing plant. The plant...

Indonesia - B-15 blending to start August 15

Local press reports cited official sources saying that state-owned fuel supplier Pertamina will start B-15 blending on August 15, 2015, after the financing of t...

Argentina - Strong exports to the US push biodiesel output to five-month high

FAME production in May 2015 reached 142,544 tonnes, industry data show, a five-month high, boosted by improved exports prospects to the US market and speculatio...

International - Shipping interest for ethanol on US/Asia routes

Shipping sources noted a new overseas ethanol freight enquiry (US/East Asia), while EU sources pointed to some open positions in the Med region. In addition, th...

Daily Ethanol Prices

The following are the latest prices for EU, US and Brazilian ethanol.                 Daily Ethanol Prices – July 27, 2015     Trend 27...

United Kingdom - Six-month high in biodiesel demand

Biodiesel consumption in June 2015 was 53,680 tonnes, HM Revenue & Customs data show, a six-month high, which compares with 44,880 tonnes in the preceding month...

France - Global Bioenergies expands feedstock base for isobutene production

Advanced biofuels startup Global Bioenergies said its joint venture with sugar producer Cristal Union, IBN One, has produced bio-isobutene from sucrose, found i...