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The deepening political crisis in Brazil which is compounded by poor economic data has pushed down the Real to a new 12 year low against the US-dollar. Since the start of the year the currency has lost almost a third of its value and over 50% over a span of 24...

European Union - Lower vegoil prices, stronger euro boosts biodiesel margins

FAME production margins for Central and Northwestern Europe greatly benefited from lower production cost in August. Based on spot prices, rapeseed and palm oil became cheaper. The former fell to the lowest mont...

France - Strong gasoline demand boosts fuel ethanol use

E-10 sales in July 2015 rose to 314 mln litres, alcohol industry group SNPAA reported, against 278 mln in the preceding month and 290 mln one year earlier. This was the highest monthly total ever on the back...

Brazil - Weak real continues to support ethanol exports

Ethanol exports in August 2015 amounted to 196.2 mln litres, according to preliminary official trade data. This compares with 213.9 mln litres in the preceding month and 78.4 mln one year earlier. So far in...

Pakistan - Ethanol exports dive in July

According to preliminary figures, ethanol exports in July fell to the lowest level since March reaching only 17.9 mln litres against around 100 mln in June and 35 mln in July 2014. The only destinations during ...

India - OMC seek 2.65 bln litres of fuel ethanol for 2015/16

Local daily the Economic Times said that oil marketing companies (OMC) Bharat Petroleum (BPC), Indian Oil (IOC) and Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) floated an Expression of Interest (EoI) for denatured fuel grades f...

Germany - H1 2015 biodiesel use down 1% on the year

Biodiesel consumption in June 2015 rose on the year, while the blending share fell, official statistics show. The June total reached 190,891 tonnes, against a ten-month high of 205,171 in the preceding month an...

Anklam Bioethanol GmbH, a subsidiary of Suiker Unie's sugar factory, has stopped production on suspicions that leaks in the waste-water system might h...

United States - Biodiesel output hits annual high

FAME production in June 2015 reached 122 mln gallons, around 403,000 tonnes, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported. This was the hig...

United States - Virginia ethanol plant stops operations, to be sold

Vireol Bio Energy suspended production at its Hopewell, Virginia ethanol plant (62 mln gallons a year), blaming weak crude oil prices. The company set...

Brazil - BNDES clears financing for ethanol stocking amid strong demand

State-owned development bank BNDES said it will offer up to BRL2 bln ($1=BRL3.60) in loans to help sugar millers build up ethanol stocks and ease pric...

Brazil - Growth in bioelectricity slows

Cane industry group Unica said Brazil's sugar sector will meet around 24% of the expected power demand increases in the years to 2018. Bioelectricity ...

India - IOC to invest INR160 bln in synthetic fuel ethanol production

Refiner Indian Oil Corp. (IOC) confirmed plans to spend INR160 bln ($1=INR66.02) to build a plant for producing synthetic ethanol as it seeks to secur...

Germany - H1 2015 fuel ethanol demand down 4% on the year

Fuel ethanol consumption in June 2015 rose on the year on higher blending activity but was down on the 13-month high in the preceding month, official ...

 

Brazil - Court convicts Odebrecht for slavery-like practices in Angola

A Brazilian labour court convicted units of Brazil's Odebrecht Group of holding workers in conditions akin to slavery at a sugar and ethanol project in Angola, ...

Vietnam - PM urges action on gasohol use

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has demanded action by official authorities and fuel traders to boost the use of E-5 and E-10 which is below expectations. He als...

United States - Fuel ethanol output at 16-week low, imports boost inventory levels

Fuel ethanol production in the week to August 28, 2015 hit 948,000 barrels per day (bpd), the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported, down 4,000 on...

Sweden - Ethanol imports continue to rise

Ethanol imports in June 2015 were 46.3 mln litres, an eleven-month high, beating the prior month's 43.2 mln (June 2014: 23.9 mln), trade data show. Supportive f...

Daily Ethanol Prices

The following are the latest benchmark prices for ethanol. The table below includes fuel ethanol prices for the European Union (T2 Rotterdam), the Unite...

Norway - Perstorp buys Fredrikstad biodiesel plant

Local press reports said that chemicals and FAME producer Perstorp from Sweden has purchased the Fredrikstad facility formerly operated by North Sea Biodiesel. ...

United States - API's cellulosic ethanol plant stops operations

American Process Inc. (API) has stopped operations at its Alpena biorefinery. Production at the cellulosic ethanol plant which is processing woody biomass was h...