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The recent caucus in Iowa has left ethanol pundits in the US scratching their heads. The state, which like no other in the country is identified with the production of corn ethanol, voted for Ted Cruz as the nominee of the Republican party for the office of th...

Bad times for optimists - Indonesia's biodiesel policy and the crude oil depression

Indonesia's 2016 biodiesel market is set to grow sharply in case legislation issued last March was to be implemented. It therefore comes as no surprise that Indonesia is one of the few countries worldwide where...

Germany - 2015 fuel ethanol production hits record high

Fuel ethanol production hit a record high in 2015 despite a disappointing 4th quarter. Total output last year reached 932.4 mln litres against 916.0 mln the prior year. The final numbers could have been higher ...

France - Current policies not enough to reach ethanol targets

France's Court of Audit (Cour des Comptes) said the biofuel targets for the gasoline segment cannot be reached in the short and medium term under the current policy environment. Current legislation requ...

United States - Green Plains' ethanol business is in the red

Nasdaq-listed US agribusiness company Green Plains Inc. reported a net loss for Oct/Dec 2015, the first since Jul/Sep 2012, and the results from its ethanol business also fell in the red. Green Plains said ...

Brazil - 2015 fuel ethanol sales rise by 20%, 2016 outlook dim

Fuel ethanol sales in 2015 reached an all-time high after rising by 20% year-on-year, data by the country's fuel regulator ANP show.Total fuel ethanol sales in December rose to 2.6 bln litres against 2.3 bln in...

International - Good shipping interest for ethanol ex US Gulf

Freight sources told F.O. Licht that several cargoes of ethanol were fixed ex US Gulf for both east- and westbound in recent weeks. Export economics developed mixed so far in 2016. True, the dollar became stron...

FAME output in calendar year 2015 reached a new record level, data form the national petroleum agency, ANP, show. Around 3.465 mln tonnes were produ...

Finland - Chinese investor announces huge biodiesel project

Renewable energy company Sunshine Kaidi New Energy Group from China is currently in negotiations with the government on public support for a large bio...

Belgium - Cabinet approves higher fuel ethanol mandate

The Belgian Cabinet has approved draft legislation which includes a sharp increase in the minimum blending obligation for fuel ethanol from January 1,...

Sweden - 2015 ethanol sales drop by 20% as E-85 demand collapses

Fuel ethanol sales in 2015 amounted to 257 mln litres, down from 327 mln twelve months earlier (-21%), data by SPBI (Svenska Petroleum och Biodrivmede...

United States - Record fuel ethanol stocks sent CBOT prices lower

An all-time high in the official fuel ethanol stock number prompted a decline in prices. The CBOT March ethanol contract settled at 138.3 cents per g...

United States - EIA cuts 2016, 2017 fuel ethanol outlook

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reduced its estimate for fuel ethanol production in 2016 and 2017 slightly. The latest outlook on calen...

Colombia - AgMin projects increase in oil palm plantations

Around 150,000 ha of oil palm plantations may be added nationwide over the next three years, the Agriculture Ministry's Permanent Crops Program Coordi...

 

United States - Flint Hills Resources, Edeniq sign agreement on cellulosic ethanol production

Biorefining and cellulosic ethanol technology company Edeniq and corn ethanol producer Flint Hills Resources signed an agreement according to which the former w...

India - Oil import dependence to fall by 10% by 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that oil imports should be reduced by 10% by 2022, when the India will celebrate 75 years of Independence. Mr Modi was speakin...

Argentina - Strong growth for corn-based fuel ethanol

Preliminary industry data show a considerable increase in local fuel ethanol output and use, which can exclusively be attributed to a stronger role for corn-bas...

United States - Strong biodiesel imports in December

FAME imports in calendar year 2015 rose to a new record level, beating the record 1.112 mln tonnes set in 2013, trade data show. Imports in December 2015 hit a ...

United Kingdom - High GHG savings from biofuel use

Data from the UK Department of Transport (DfT) reported that 788 mln litres of renewable fuel has been supplied under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (R...

Finland - Blender's Credit, stronger dollar boost Neste's biofuel results

State-controlled oil refiner and biofuels producer Neste reported a record operating profit from its Renewable Products division for Oct/Dec 2015 which came on ...

Argentina - Gevo licences biobutanol production

Advanced biofuels and ethanol producer Gevo Inc. said it has inked a licensing agreement to develop corn-based biobutanol production facilities in Argentina. Ge...