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The growth in world production of dried distillers' grains (DDG) is reached a new record in 2014/15 as high grain crops have made the production of ethanol less expensive allowing consumption to grow. The total in 2014/15 is estimated at 43.4 mln tonnes, a new...

European Union - Parliament and Council remain far apart on future biofuels policy

EU flags The European Parliament and Council remain deeply divided over the question of how to reform the bloc's biofuels policy as the failure of the recent trilogue negotiations suggests. Parliament and Council negoti...

Pakistan - Ethanol exports pick up only slowly in 2015

Ethanol exports from Pakistan were off to a slow start in 2015. While in January only 16,783 tonnes were shipped (37,947 in January 2014) February was only slightly better reaching 36,318 (38,332). Major countr...

International - Ethanol fixture for CentAm/EU route

Tanker on sea Freight sources told F.O. Licht that a large ethanol shipment ex Central America was fixed for the EU market for early/mid-May. The volume was around 13 mln litres. The cargo will be loaded in Guatemala. The ra...

Germany - Fuel ethanol consumption falls to five-year low

Fuel ethanol consumption by the refining industry in January 2015 was 96.3 mln litres, official data show, the lowest level since February 2010, which compares with around 129 mln litres in the preceding month ...

International - Ethanol shipment ex-Sudan fixed

Freight sources told F.O. Licht there was a freight fixture on the EU ethanol market, while there also was an enquiry for US ethanol from the Asian market. An ethanol shipment from Sudan was fixed for Italy for...

United States - EPA call for comments raises questions over RFS delay

A US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) request on March 24, 2015 for comments from cellulosic biofuels makers raised speculation of further delays in the release of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). EPA as...

Local press reports said an EU-based fuel supplier has expressed interest to set up an advanced biofuel production in La Tuque, Québec. Around CAD600 ...

United States - Biodiesel output near two-year low

FAME production in January 2015 was 72 mln gallons, around 238,000 tonnes, the lowest level since February 2013, down 51 mln on the month and down 1 m...

Brazil - Adecoagro upbeat on cane supplies, mills started crushing

Agribusiness company Adecoagro said its two mills in Mato Grosso do Sul have started their 2015/16 sugar cycle. Ivinhema started crushing on March 16,...

United States - EPA announces Cellulosic Waiver Credit Price for 2014 and 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued final rule making to clarify the data sources and methodology used to calculate the Cellulosic Waiver...

China - China Agri-Industries reports rising ethanol sales

China Agri-Industries Holdings, a listed arm of local agribusiness major Cofco, reported y/y growth in Jan/Dec 2014 biochemical and biofuel sales. The...

United Kingdom - Biodiesel sales fall to two-year low

Biodiesel sales in February 2015 amounted to around 37,000 tonnes, HM Revenue & Customs data show, the lowest level for two years, below 49,000 in Jan...

United States - Rebound in fuel ethanol stocks

Fuel ethanol production in the week to March 20, 2015 was 953,000 barrels per day (bpd), said the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), up 6,0...

 

Argentina - Corn distillers 's margins may be squeezed

Local press reports said that fuel ethanol distiller ACA Bio has asked for an increase in the reference price for corn-based ethanol deliveries for the domestic...

Indonesia - Energy Ministry cuts biodiesel reference price

Local press reports said that Indonesia's Energy Ministry has introduced a new formula for deliveries under the local blending obligation. Under the new formula...

United States - Strong demand prompts seven-week low in fuel ethanol stocks

Fuel ethanol production in the week to March 13, 2015 amounted to 947,000 barrels per day (bpd), a three-week high, up 3,000 on the week, said the US Energy Inf...

Argentina - Increase in biodiesel export taxes, reference prices

The Energy Secretariat has issued new export tax rates and reference prices for biodiesel for February. The ad-valorem export tax was set at an effective 8.89...

Daily Ethanol Prices

The following are the latest prices for EU, US and Brazilian ethanol.     Daily Ethanol Prices – March 31, 2015     Trend 31.03.2015 ...

Germany - Biodiesel blending at three-month low

Biodiesel consumption in January 2015 was 167,857 tonnes, official data show. This compares with 193,001 tonnes in the preceding month and 167,196 one year earl...

International - Praj, Gevo sign MoU on isobutanol technology for ethanol plants

Renewable isobutanol producer Gevo Inc. and Praj Industries Ltd. in March signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under which Praj will become a Gevo license...