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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...

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...

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, the reference price for biodiesel, Harga Indeks ...

Germany - Good rapeseed harvests prompt multi-year high in biodiesel output

Biodiesel plant and rapeseed field German biofuels industry group VDB said that FAME output in Germany in calendar year 2014 was at around 3 mln tonnes, up almost half a million on the year and the highest for seven years. The output data compar...

Indonesia - Export levy on palm oil to fund higher biodiesel mandate

Oil palm estate Indonesia's government plans to impose export levies to fund biodiesel subsidies, oil palm replanting and research and development in palm oil. Shippers will pay a levy of $50 per tonne on palm oil and $30 on o...

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 - 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 effe...

Brazil - Hydrous ethanol sales up more than 50%

Cane industry group Unica reported that ethanol sales in the Centre/South in the first half of March 2015 stood at 1.086 bln litres, up 26% on the yea...

United States - EPA data point to ongoing y/y growth in fuel ethanol use

Renewable Identification Number (RIN) generation in February 2015 for corn ethanol remained up on the year, data from the US Environmental Protection ...

United States - Oil industry sues EPA for missing RFS deadlines

The American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) and the American Petroleum Institute (API) have sued the US Environmental Protection Agency (...

United States - Californians use less biodiesel

The latest statistics from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) show that the declines in fossil energy va...

 

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...

Mexico - Pemex set to launch ethanol sales

State-owned oil company Pemex is set to launch its first-ever sales of E-5.8 gasoline in the months ahead. In Perote, the ethanol will be acquired from Alcohole...

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...

United Kingdom - Ethanol exports continue at record pace

Ethanol exports in January 2015 amounted to 38.8 mln litres compared with 44.1 mln in the prior month and 33.1 mln in January 2014. The main destinations were t...

Daily Ethanol Prices

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European Union - Biodiesel imports end 2014 on a high note

FAME imports in December 2014 amounted to 55,886 tonnes, the highest for three months, against 46,773 in November and 93,375 one year earlier, trade data show. ...

United States - Flagship Ventures invests in Red Rock Biofuels

Red Rock Biofuels LLC, a company planning to build a biomass-to-liquid facility in Lakeview, Oregon, said it has received an equity investment from Flagship Ven...