2015 so far mainly brought bad news for biofuel investors. In addition to the price declines in crude oil, there is ongoing uncertainty over future biofuel demand in the US and the EU as key legislation such as the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and a possible ...

United States - Trafigura leads list of fuel ethanol importers

The decline of the US ethanol import market has reshuffled the list of companies that are bringing the product to the country. While in 2014 Shell was the largest importer by a large margin it reduced its v...

Brazil - Ethanol blend to rise to 27% on March 16

Brazilian flag Brazil will raise the mandatory ethanol blend in gasoline to 27% vol. on March 16, 2015 against a current blend of 25%, the country's Mining and Energy Ministry said. This would be the highest blend rate in the...

European Union - Germany exception to the rule on 2014 gasoline market

Rail cars Lower gasoline prices helped to lift demand throughout Europe in December but in most cases this was not enough to compensate for weaker sales earlier in the year. Statistics on Jan/Dec 2014 gasoline consumpti...

Brazil - February ethanol exports helped by weaker Real

Ethanol exports in February 2015 were 71.0 mln litres, according to official data. This compares with 154.5 mln litres in the prior month and 65.2 mln one year ago. The February total included 40.0 mln litres s...

Indonesia - New biodiesel reference price approved

A new formula for the biodiesel reference price under Indonesia's mandate has been published, according to the Directorate General for Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (EBTKE) at the Energy Ministry (ES...

International - New ethanol fixture for US/Asia

Tanker on sea Freight sources reported a fixture for a 13 mln litre ethanol cargo for US Gulf/India on a Navig8 vessel for late February. Enquiries were reported for 5 mln litres from Brazil to Angola for March, up to 8 mln ...

International commodities and mining major Glencore reported strong growth in its output from its FAME plants in Germany, the Netherlands and Argentin...

United States - Fuel ethanol stocks remain high

Fuel ethanol production in the week to February 27, 2015 was 931,000 barrels per day (bpd), said the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), the l...

United States - Pacific Ethanol upbeat on 2015

Listed US ethanol producer Pacific Ethanol Inc. reported a decline in sales for the Oct/Dec 2014 quarter, when compared with the preceding quarters, w...

United States - REG closes 2014 with strong output but lower income

US biodiesel producer the Renewable Energy Group (REG) reported weaker revenue for the last quarter of fiscal 2014 (Jan/Dec), while its operating inco...

Germany - Rebound in biodiesel blending demand

Biodiesel consumption in December 2014 was 193,001 tonnes, against 202,456 in the preceding month and 184,714 one year ago, official data showed. The ...

United Kingdom - Weak gasoline demand weighs on fuel ethanol consumption

Fuel ethanol consumption in January 2015 was around 61 mln litres, HM Revenue & Customs data show, against 66 mln in the preceding month and 64 mln on...

Philippines - Salim Group acquires majority stake in Roxas Holdings

First Pacific Co. Ltd., the Hong Kong-based investment arm of Indonesia's Salim Group, has taken over the majority ownership of Roxas Holdings Inc. (R...

 

United States - Renmatix getting commitment from Total

Renmatix Inc. has formed a development partnership with French oil major Total SA to pursue plant-based fuels, using its technology for producing industrial sug...

Malaysia - Plantation Ministry eyes B-10 mandate

Malaysia's Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities expects that an implementation of a B-10 mandate would increase domestic palm oil consumption for t...

United States - Fuel ethanol stocks at multi-year high

Fuel ethanol production in the week to February 20, 2015 was 947,000 barrels per day (bpd), the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported. This was do...

Netherlands - 2014 biofuels throughput falls to 7-year low in Rotterdam

Europe is becoming an internal market for biodiesel, reports the Port of Rotterdam. The throughput of biofuels at the Bio Port Rotterdam hub was more than 15% l...

Daily Ethanol Prices

The following are the latest prices for EU, US and Brazilian ethanol.     Daily Ethanol Prices – March 5, 2015     Trend 05.03.2015 ...

Thailand - Bangchak to expand biodiesel capacity

State-controlled refiner and biofuel producer Bangchak Petroleum Plc unveiled plans to increase its biodiesel production capacity in coming six years. The compa...

United States - Algenol receives $25 mln investment

Algenol, a US company focusing on turning CO2 emissions into fuels, said it has closed a $25 mln investment from BioFields from Mexico. The investment follows ...