Maharashtra mills need govt funds to turn into ethanol producers – report

As sugar stocks in Maharashtra are piling up, the Sugar Commissioner in the Indian state is urging the local government to provide financial assistance to cooperative sugar mills that want to start producing ethanol. The Maharashtra government should make available INR 5 billion (EUR 63.6m)

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Survival of UK bioethanol industry hinges on E10 introduction

The UK bioethanol industry would likely disappear unless E10 is introduced soon, by 2020 at the latest, says an interim report by the All Party Parliamentary Group for British Bioethanol. An Inquiry into Introducing E10 in the UK started in March 2019 and its first

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Ethanol share in Germany at 6.3% in 2018

Germany produced 613,087 tonnes of bioethanol for fuel in 2018, down 8.9% year-on-year, but the share of the green fuel in gasoline sales grew to 6.3% from 6% in 2017. The level of 6.3% was previously achieved in 2014, but it declined in the following

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Brazilian ethanol major seeks bankruptcy protection

Atvos, a company that currently accounts for 10% of ethanol supply in Brazil, on May 29 announced that it is filing for bankruptcy protection. The move is necessary because the subsidiary of Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht has failed to make payments due to two creditors in

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EU farmers fear rise in sugar, ethanol imports after Mercosur deal

European farmers are worried they would face massive imports of ethanol, sugar, rise and other products from South America if an EU-Mercosur deal is reached in the coming months. EU trade chief Cecilia Malmström hinted recently that a deal is quite possible. “Trade concessions must

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Canadian co-operative buying Terra Grain Fuels ethanol plant

Federated Co-operatives Ltd (FCL), the largest non-financial co-operative in Canada, expects to formally close by Friday the acquisition of the Terra Grain Fuels (TGF) ethanol plant in Saskatchewan. The deal for the facility, which has been operational for 11 years now, was announced last week.

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US ethanol makers post Q1 losses on low margins

The low ethanol margin environment in the US affected the first-quarter (Q1) performance of sector players Green Plains, Pacific Ethanol, and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM). Green Plains’ net loss widened to USD 42.8 million in the first quarter of 2019 from USD 24.1 million

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Neptune to buy SugarLeaf in up to USD-150m transaction

Canadian firm Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc (TSX:NEP) will pay up to USD 150 million in cash and stock to acquire North Carolina-based commercial hemp firm SugarLeaf. The target has a cold ethanol processing facility where it can process 1,500,000 kg a year. It uses non-GMO

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US ethanol exports jump by 23% in 2018, mark new record

The US broke again its record for fuel ethanol exports, reaching 112,000 barrels per day (b/d) in 2018, up from a previous record high of 91,000 b/d in 2017, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in a new overview. Brazil was the top market

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German tests show Super E10 can cut NOx, PM emissions significantly

Recent comparison tests in Germany show that switching from Super (E5), the fuel blend containing 5% ethanol, to Super E10, the blend with up to 10% ethanol, can reduce NOx and particulate matter (PM) emissions significantly, while fuel consumption stays more or less the same.

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