Ethanol contract volumes grow in India

Measures taken by the Indian government in 2018 to boost ethanol production in the country are already resulting in an increase in contracted supply volumes. An update by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs from earlier in February shows that contracts for the supply of about

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Soros, CPP reduce stakes in Archer Daniels Midland

Soros Fund Management LLC and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board have cut by half their shareholdings in agricultural products and ethanol supplier Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) between the third and fourth quarters of 2018. A recent filing shows George Soros held 325,000 shares in ADM

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Pakistan reaches record volume of ethanol exports in 2018

Pakistan exported 653,443 tonnes of ethanol last year, a record-high amount, worth roughly USD 425 million (EUR 374m), local newspaper the Dawn reports, citing official statistics. Ethanol exports increased from 572,056 tonnes in 2017 and reached the highest level since Pakistan entered that market in

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SPEEDY to offer FlexFuel’s E85 conversion box in France

French company FlexFuel Energy Development (FEED) has agreed to partner with diagnostic and car maintenance specialist SPEEDY for the commercialisation and installation of its E85 conversion box. SPEEDY’s network includes almost 500 locations in France. Now FEED will have access to over a thousand locations

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France raises biofuel blending mandate for 2019, 2020

The French government has lifted the minimum mandatory share of biofuels blended into regular motor vehicle fuel to 7.9% in 2019 and 8.2% in 2020. This is part of the 2019 finance bill, passed by the French National Assembly in December 2018. The move was

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Thai co MCE eyes ethanol production ramp-up by 2021 – report

Thailand-based ethanol producer Mae Sod Clean Energy (MCE) plans to reach full capacity by 2021, producing some 260,000 litres of ethanol daily, the Bangkok Post reports, citing a company official. MCE was set up back in 2009 by Thai firms Padaeng Industry Plc, Thai Oil

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China’s ethanol capacity expanding to meet 2020 demand – report

Plants capable of producing 6.6 million tonnes of ethanol are currently under construction in China or going through the approval process, Reuters reports, citing a government researcher. These projects will support a more than three-fold increase in the country’s production capacity by 2020, Dou Kejun

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Philippines to produce 15% more ethanol in 2018

Ethanol production in the Philippines this year is seen to grow by 15% over 2017 to 270 million litres thanks to new production capacity, but local output still cannot meet the 10% mandate. This is the forecast of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Global

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Biofuels remain main driver of green transport by 2023

Biofuels will continue to play a much more significant role than electricity in boosting the share of renewables in transport in the next few years, but that share will not increase significantly. Аccording to a new energy market analysis by the International Energy Agency (IEA),

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US ethanol exports jump in October, Asia’s contribution grows

The US exported 175.4 million gallons (664 million litres) of ethanol in October, u by 95% from a weak September, according to official data, analysed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Brazil accounted for 31% of the total volume or 54.5 million gallons, and Canada

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