Biodiesel

Almost 1 mln tonnes of biodiesel less will be produced in 2014 after a two-digit growth rate in 2013, our latest survey shows. The bulk of the reduction in output comes from the United States, Argentina and Indonesia. The (possibly only temporary) end of the B...

Spain - Bear market dragged down Abengoa's ethanol output

Abengoa Bioenergy, the biofuel arm of Spanish engineering company Abengoa, said it produced 2.252 bln litres of ethanol globally in calendar year 2013, the lowest level in three years. The 5% y/y decline stems ...

United States - Ethanol exports continue at record speed

Driven by overcapacity and low corn prices ethanol exports continued at a record speed in February. Shipments during the latest month were 256.7 mln litres, against 162.5 mln one year ago. The Jan/Feb 2014 tota...

International - Biofuel shipping focuses on Brazil/US and intra-EU movements

Tanker on sea Freight sources told F.O. Licht that the recent peak in US ethanol prices has boosted shipping interest for Brazil/US.Several ethanol fixtures were reported. Greenergy Brazil is due to load 40 mln litres of eth...

European Union - January ethanol exports hit 6-year high

Ethanol imports in January 2014 were 57.2 mln litres. This was below 61.0 mln litres in the preceding month and 71.3 mln one year ago. The 2013 total was 862.7 mln litres, up from 680.9 mln and 469.1 mln each i...

United States - RIN generation from FAME at three-month high

Preliminary data on Renewable Identification Number (RIN) generation under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for March 2014 showed a further m/m rebound for FAME. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

Fuel ethanol production in the week to April 11, 2014 averaged 939,000 barrels per day (bpd), up 43,000 on the week and the highest rate since early D...

Argentina - No biodiesel export tax for March yet available

Argentina's biodiesel sector continues to suffer from retroactively-fixed export taxes, local sources told F.O. Licht. These are fixed by a government...

European Union - FAME exports exceed record low imports

FAME imports in January 2014 were 14,194 tonnes, according to F.O. Licht estimates, the lowest monthly total since the start of recordings in early 20...

Vietnam - Fuel ethanol producers accumulate losses

A report by the Ministry of Industry and Trade pegged current losses from fuel ethanol production from cassava at VND434 ($1=VND20,955) per litre. Dom...

Spain - Weaker grain prices prompted recovery in fuel ethanol output

Fuel ethanol production in calendar year 2013 was 442.5 mln litres, official data showed. This was up on the 2012 result (381.5 mln litres), when grai...

United States - Fuel ethanol stocks at five-month high

Fuel ethanol production in the week to April 4, 2014 averaged 896,000 barrels per day (bpd), down 26,000 from the week before, said the US Energy Info...

 

United States - REG suffers from weak margins and legislative uncertainty

Renewable Energy Group Inc. (REG), the country's largest biodiesel producer, cut its expectations for the Jan/Mar 2014 quarter, according to a preliminary relea...

Indonesia - Government raises export tax on biodiesel

The government of Indonesia fixed the export tax rate for biodiesel at 2% for April, based on reference prices, local sources reported. The tax was lowered from...

Brazil - Conab sees larger cane crush, sugar and ethanol output in 2014/15

The Brazilian government's crop supply agency Conab said mills in the country's key Centre/South sugarcane region were likely to crush 612.9 mln tonnes of cane ...

International - Tight freight market in the EU

Freight sources reported that vessel space in the European Union remained tight. This was due to freight needs for easy chemicals and vegetable oil, the latter ...

Daily Ethanol Prices

The following are the latest prices for EU, US and Brazilian ethanol.     Daily Ethanol Prices – April 16, 2014     Trend 16.04.2014 ...

Spain - Musim Mas to restart biodiesel plants this year

Local press reports said that Indonesian palm oil major PT Musim Mas plans to restart production at the two biodiesel plants it had taken over from Infinita Ren...

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...