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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...

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...

United States - Ethanol exports rebound in December

Ethanol exports in calendar year 2015 continued to rise, but net exports fell y/y on a considerable increase in imports, trade data show. Imports in December 2015 hit a three-month high of 146.6 mln litres,...

Argentina - Biodiesel output at historical low

FAME production in November 2015 was 167,626 tonnes, the lowest since May and below 199,680 in the preceding month and 243,455 one year earlier. The low output can be attributed to weaker economics from the ...

European Union - Sharp decline in biodiesel production margins

FAME production margins in Central and Northwestern Europe in January 2016 fell sharply on the month, F.O. Licht calculations, based on spot prices, show. The January average is the lowest for ten months. Rap...

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...

Brazil - Unica expects ethanol carry-over stocks to fall by almost 50%

Ethanol stocks in the Centre/South at the end of March are estimated to fall to 1.23 bln litres, down from 2.35 bln on the same day a year earlier, gr...

United States - Refiner challenges EPA on RFS

A refinery owned by Delta Air Lines, Monroe Energy LLC, is renewing a push to change the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Renewable Fuel Sta...

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 2...

Brazil - BP produced a record amount of ethanol in 2015

Oil major BP reported a y/y decline in output from its sugar mills in Brazil for that last quarter of 2015 (Oct/Dec). The net ethanol-equivalent produ...

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 whic...

France - Ethanol sector upbeat on 2016

Local press reports said preliminary industry data for 2015 pointed to some growth in fuel ethanol use, and 2016 may bring even more growth. The marke...

 

China - Celanese writes off industrial ethanol investment

US chemicals major Celanese stated that during the three months ended December 31, 2015, it determined that its ethanol production unit at its acetyl facility i...

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...

Peru - Indecopi slaps countervailing duties on Argentine biodiesel

Peru's competition watchdog Indecopi decided to impose countervailing duties on biodiesel imports from Argentina. According to a resolution issued by the state ...

Daily Ethanol Prices

The following are the latest benchmark prices for ethanol. The table below includes fuel ethanol prices for the European Union (T2 Rotterdam), the United S...

Spain - Biodiesel producer files for bankruptcy

Biocarburantes de Galicia SL, a FAME producer in Begonte, Lugo, has filed for bankruptcy. The company reportedly has a debt load of EUR17 mln and a liquidation ...

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...