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The latest developments in biofuel policies on key markets like the United States, Brazil and the European Union and the prevailing crude oil price depression are also affecting world market prices for soft commodities. It comes as no surprise that the expecte...

Germany - Cheaper ARA ethanol prices boosted demand for E-5

Fuel ethanol use in May 2015 was comparably strong when compared with the preceding months but remained down on the year. Prices for fuel ethanol in ARA fell in May, while gasoline became stronger, cutting blen...

Pakistan - Stronger demand from China lifts June ethanol exports to all-time high

Ethanol exports in June 2015 amounted to a record 101.1 mln litres, local sources told F.O. Licht, up sharply on 48.9 mln in the preceding month and 52.9 mln one year earlier. The June total included 58.4 mln...

International - EU, Indonesia clash on biodiesel to go to WTO panel

Policy Indonesia's government has called at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for a Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) to decide whether EU anti-dumping duties on its biodiesel exports to the bloc breach WTO rules – with ...

International - Ethanol fixture on LatAm/EU route

Industry sources told F.O. Licht that freight rates on the EU shipping market have softened. This can be attributed to seasonal reasons. Meanwhile, the stronger ARA ethanol market and the slight rebound in the ...

Germany - Beet ethanol keeps 2015 output at record high

Sugar beets The large availability of surplus sugar beet syrup following the bumper 2014/15 harvest has boosted ethanol output in Jan/May to a record high for this period.All in all output reached 466.5 mln litres during t...

Brazil - Rains slow cane crushing in H1 July

6-month old sugarcane Sugar mills in Brazil's Centre/South sugarcane region crushed much less cane in the first half of July compared with a year earlier and the previous fortnight because of heavy rains, Unica's latest crop update ...

FAME output in May hit a new 2015 high of 116 mln gallons, around 383,000 tonnes, said the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), up from...

United States - REG to acquire Imperium Renewables

US biodiesel producers the Renewable Energy Group Inc. (REG) and Imperium Renewables Inc. said that they have signed an asset purchase agreement where...

Brazil - CTC to offer first GM cane from 2017, more to follow

Local press reports said that cane research institution CTC (Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira) will launch its first genetically modified (GM) cane bet...

United States - Bunge projects better results from sugar operations for H2

US agribusiness major Bunge reported a lower loss from its Sugar&Bioenergy operations, including its business in Brazil, for Apr/Jun 2015 when com...

United States - Valero Energy projects strong ethanol output for Q3

Oil refiner and ethanol producer Valero Energy reported a sharp growth in its income from its ethanol operations to $108 mln from $12 mln in the prece...

United States - Pacific Ethanol's Q2 result rebounded sharply from Q1 loss

Ethanol producer Pacific Ethanol Inc. reported a positive net income of around $2.3 mln for Apr/Jun 2015, up from its $-4.5 mln loss in the preceding ...

United States - Fuel ethanol output at ten-week low

Fuel ethanol production in the week to July 24, 2015 amounted to 965,000 barrels per day (bpd), said the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), d...

 

Mexico - Pemex orders fuel ethanol

Local press reports cited the Veracruz Institute of Bioenergy, Inverbio, saying that oil major Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has signed contracts with six fuel et...

Bolivia - Sugar sector says anhydrous ethanol production could start in 2017

Santa Cruz-based Industry group FEPSC (Federación de Empresarios Privados de Santa Cruz) asked the government for support to develop a local anhydrous ethanol p...

United States - Decline in fuel ethanol output continues

Fuel ethanol production in the week to July 17, 2015 amounted to 973,000 barrels per day (bpd), said the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). This was do...

Sweden - Ethanol imports at ten-month high

Ethanol imports in May 2015 amounted to 43.2 mln litres, a ten-month high, trade data show, up from 36.0 mln in the preceding month and 38.4 mln one year ago. T...

Daily Ethanol Prices

The following are the latest prices for EU, US and Brazilian ethanol.                     Daily Ethanol Prices – August 3, 2015     Trend ...

United States - EIA reports four-month low in renewable diesel stocks

Renewable diesel stocks at the end of May 2015 stood at 4.180 mln barrels, around 588,000 tonnes, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said. This was t...

United States - UPS to boost renewable diesel use

Logistics company UPS reported on three agreements for up to 46 mln gallons of renewable diesel over the next three years. Neste from Finland and US companies t...