Ethanol demand in Malaysia jumps on coronavirus fear

Hand sanitiser and disinfectant manufacturers in Malaysia are finding it hard to obtain enough ethanol to meet a surge in demand caused by the coronavirus outbreak, CNA, formerly Channel NewsAsia, reports. Ethanol prices have risen by up to four times, the marketing manager of local

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Mexican court stops E10 launch in Mexico

The Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) in Mexico has blocked the nationwide introduction of E10, the blend containing 10% ethanol, until the full impact on the environment is studied. In a recent ruling, the court says the move by the Energy Regulatory

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France, Brazil reach record ethanol sales in 2019

Demand for ethanol in France jumped to record levels in 2019, reaching roughly 1.13 to 1.15 billion litres. Statistics by French bioethanol association SNPAA show that sales of E85, or Superethanol, jumped by 85% year-on-year to 340 million liters. E10 sales, meanwhile, reached 5 billion

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China New Energy expects limited fin impact from Coronavirus

Chinese ethanol production technology firm China New Energy Ltd (LON:CNEL) does not expect the Coronavirus outbreak to have a significant financial impact on its business in 2020. The company’s office and factory usually close for two weeks during the Chinese New Year holiday. This February,

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Indian oil cos seek to procure 2.5 bn litres of ethanol in tender

Three oil marketing companies in India have launched a tender for 2.53 billion litres of ethanol to meet demand under the gasoline-blending programme between February and November 2020. Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Hindustan Petroleum (HPC) and Bharat Petroleum (BPC) seek to procure 1.07 billion litres,

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China to postpone nationwide E10 mandate – report

China will delay the nationwide rollout of E10, the gasoline blend containing 10% ethanol, because the country’s ethanol production capacity will not be able to meet demand and also due to lower corn stocks, Reuters reported. Citing knowledgeable sources, the news agency said the decision

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CropEnergies’ 9-mo EBITDA grows 110% y/y

German bioethanol producer CropEnergies AG (ETR:CE2) posted a 110% increase in EBITDA for the nine months through November 2019 to EUR 101.9 million (USD 113m). The result improved due to the higher sale prices of ethanol, which offset increased raw material prices and lower production.

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Ethanol industry ready to work for EU’s green ambitions

The European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) is urging the EU “to focus on solutions that deliver results right now as well as in the future” as it defines what is needed to turn Europe into the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. The recently announced European

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Philippines’ ethanol demand growing in 2019

Ethanol consumption in the Philippines is forecast to rise by 14.5% in 2019 to 665 million litres, according to a market report by the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the US. Production of the biofuel locally is expected to grow by 8% this year to

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More car owners in France bet on E85

E85 seems to be flourishing in France as the number of gas stations offering the high-ethanol blend across the country is growing and more vehicle owners are installing E85 conversion boxes. The rate of E85 box installations has reached 4,000 per month, Nicolas Kurtsoglou from

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