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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...

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...

Brazil - Less mills crush more cane as 2015/16 starts early

Sugar mills in Brazil's key Centre/South (CS) sugarcane region crushed 5.417 mln tonnes of "new crop" 2015/16 cane as of April 1, up from 3.757 mln crushed by the same time last year, industry association Unica...

Brazil - Hydrous ethanol sales hit record following tax changes

Cane industry group Unica reported strong y/y increases in Centre/South ethanol sales for March 2015. Local press reports said this was the highest level for that time of the year ever. Growth on the domestic ...

Brazil - Conab sees sugar output up 5.0% in 2015/16

Brazil's 2015/16 cane crop, which began crushing this month, is due to churn out 37.35 mln tonnes of sugar, tel quel, up 5.0% from 35.56 mln a year earlier, with most of the growth coming from the main Centre/S...

European Union - Parliament committee accepts Council proposal on RED reform

EU flags The European Parliament's Environment Committee has voted to endorse the Council's recently proposed compromise on the reform of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), the bloc's key biofuel legislation. The Cou...

International - Ethanol shipment fixed for US/EU route

Tanker on sea 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 fixture for ethanol on the US/EU route. Due to the anti...

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...

Germany - CropEnergies expects difficult 2015/16

Listed German ethanol producer CropEnergies AG said it sees no improvement in the difficult market conditions for ethanol on the EU market, especially...

Indonesia - Sharp y/y decline in biodiesel use

The Energy Ministry said biodiesel consumption in the first quarter of calendar 2015 suffered from the sharp price decline in fossil energy which made...

Mexico - Pemex awards long-term fuel ethanol contracts

Local oil major Petroléos Mexicanos (Pemex) has awarded several 10-year purchase contracts for anhydrous fuel ethanol to local companies, said local p...

Thailand - Khon Kaen results affected by low prices

Khon Kaen Sugar Industry Plc, Thailand's fourth-largest sugar producer, expects lower revenue growth this year due to weak global prices, Indian expor...

 

United States - Quad County on track to reach cellulosic ethanol target

Quad County Corn Processors has produced its one millionth gallon of cellulosic ethanol at its facility in Galva, Iowa. The plant is able to convert corn kernel...

Indonesia - Local car industry sees technical issues arising from B-15

State-owned fuel supply Pertamina said it has received a comment from the local automotive sector, pointing to technical problems with the recent increase in th...

United States - Weaker output prompts 11-week low in fuel ethanol stocks

Fuel ethanol production in the week to April 3, 2015 was 936,000 barrels per day (bpd), said the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), down 16,000 on the ...

International - Biofuel freight market focusses on FAME for Med region

Freight sources reported some biodiesel trading activity in the Med region. There also were reports on a lack of vessel space for smaller cargoes for prompt. A ...

Daily Ethanol Prices

The following are the latest prices for EU, US and Brazilian ethanol.     Daily Ethanol Prices – April 16, 2015     Trend 16.04.2015 ...

Paraguay - Oil companies halt biodiesel blending

Local press reports said that the that state-owned fuel supplier Petropar and private oil companies stopped buying biodiesel three months. According to biodiese...

Brazil - BNDES study sees cellulosic ethanol economically viable in 2021

Brazil's national development bank BNDES has conducted a study with ethanol technology research institution CTBE on the feasibility of cane bagasse- and straw-b...