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...

Brazil - Centre/South starts new season with record ethanol inventories

Ethanol stocks in the Centre/South remained at record levels at the start of the new 2015/16 season (Apr/Mar) despite a record draw-down during March. Total inventories on April 15, 2015 were 1.7 bln litres, al...

Indonesia - Biodiesel consumption below target

Official data show that biodiesel consumption last year was far below the targeted volumes. In the first nine months of 2014, 42% of the nationwide consumption target has been reached, according to data fro...

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...

US agribusiness major Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) announced an agreement to purchase several assets of Eaststarch, ADM's 50/50 joint venture with...

Germany - Petrotec's revenue falls for third consecutive quarter

Listed German FAME producer Petrotec AG said in an ad-hoc release said that its revenue in Jan/Mar 2015 declined sharply on the year. The company r...

France - Total announces large biodiesel investment

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...

 

Thailand - TAE has acquisition plans for ethanol sector

Ethanol producer Thai Agro Energy Pcl (TAE) is in negotiations to acquire two ethanol facilities with a combined production capacity of 200,000 litres per day. ...

European Union - Commission confirms unannounced inspections in biofuel sector

The European Commission confirmed that it carried out an unannounced inspection at the premises of a company active in the production, distribution and trading ...

United States - Fuel ethanol stocks at seven-week high

Fuel ethanol production in the week to April 17, 2015 amounted to 930,000 barrels per day (bpd), the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), said, up 6,000 ...

International - Ethanol shipment fixed for US/EU route

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 fixtur...

Daily Ethanol Prices

The following are the latest prices for EU, US and Brazilian ethanol.     Daily Ethanol Prices – April 24, 2015     Trend 24.04.2015 ...

United States - EIA long-term projections for biofuels up on the year

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) in its latest Annual Energy Outlook boosted its 2040 projections on domestic crude oil production. With respect t...

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...