Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam and Philippines seens as important markets for US ethanol

The US Grains Council (USGC) now sees Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines as priority markets for US ethanol in Asia, the council’s head of Strategic Marketing/Ethanol in North Asia told Reuters. The USGC is working to build demand for US ethanol in other markets

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ePURE members produce 5.8 bn litres of European ethanol in 2018

The European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) in early September said its members produced over 5.8 billion litres of ethanol in 2018 and noted that more than 99% of feedstocks used were of European origin. The 35 members have production capacities of 6.5 billion litres, or

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Poet, Marquis Energy cut back ethanol production

Poet LLC and Marquis Energy are reducing ethanol production at certain plants in the US in response to the Trump administration’s decision to exempt 31 small refineries from meeting obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). On Wednesday Reuters reported, citing the firm’s CEO, that

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CropEnergies lifts earnings forecast on higher ethanol prices

Ethanol producer CropEnergies AG (ETR:CE2) recently revised up its guidance for operating profit and EBITDA this year on the back of an increase in the sales price for ethanol. The company now expects an operating profit of EUR 50 million-75 million (USD 55.5m-83.2m) for its

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Slight increase in EU ethanol demand expected this year

Fuel ethanol consumption in the European Union (EU) this year is seen to climb by 2.4% to 5,950 million litres, with Germany, the UK and France remaining the bloc’s top three markets for the clean fuel. This is according to a summary of EU Farm

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US DDGS exports to Vietnam, S Korea and Indonesia grow in June 2019

US exports of dried distillers grains (DDGS) to Vietnam in June rose by 37% to a seven-month high, and the country jumped to second position in the list of top export destinations, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) announced, citing government data. Vietnam got 125,523 tonnes

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Bunge, BP form bioenergy JV in Brazil

US oilseed processing Bunge Ltd (NYSE:BG) said today it has reached an agreement with British oil firm BP plc (NYSE:BP) to create a 50/50 bioenergy joint venture (JV) in Brazil. The new company, named BP Bunge Bioenergia, will focus on the production of ethanol and

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TVS rolls out ethanol motorcycle in India

TVS Motor Company, one of the top two-wheeler makers in India, launched in mid-July an all-ethanol version of its motorcycle Apache. The TVS Apache RTR 200 FI E100 can use up to 100% ethanol, even though this is not available at the pump currently. Business

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Brazil preps for huge rise in sugar, ethanol exports to EU

Brazil’s sugarcane industry association Unica expects a trebling of sugar and ethanol exports to the EU with the recent changes to the EU-Mercosur agreement. Back in 2004, the EU proposed reduced tariffs on an annual quota of 600,000 tonnes of ethanol imports from Mercosur members.

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Vietnam’s ethanol maker Tung Lam to also use corn

Tung Lam Co, Vietnam’s only producer of ethanol, has turned to corn as a new feedstock following a rise in the price of cassava. The company trialed corn ethanol production earlier this year and this June, during a mission to the US, it bought 40,000

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