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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Several Indian states reach 9% ethanol blending with petrol

In 10 Indian states the average level of ethanol blending with petrol has surpassed 8% between December 2018 and March 2019, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) has announced. The level was over 9% in the states of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Under its

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Corn ethanol emissions could be 70% lower than gasoline’s – study

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the production and combustion of corn ethanol could be 47% to 70% lower than these of gasoline in 2022, a new study suggests. Back in 2010, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) projected that corn ethanol from a new refinery

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Pacific Ethanol posts wider 2018 loss, margins under pressure

US ethanol producer Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ:PEIX) reported an expanded fourth-quarter loss of USD 32.3 million (EUR 28.6m) as production margins were driven to record lows by unfavourable market conditions, regulatory uncertainty and trade disputes. “Margins have improved in the first quarter but have further

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Evonik presents new test for DDGS quality

The nutritional value of corn distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) used in feed production can now be tested quickly and reliably with a new analytical service by Evonik. Last week the German-based specialty chemicals company presented the AMINORED 2.0 test for corn DDGS quality

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CropEnergies resumes ethanol production at Wilton for UK customers

German firm CropEnergies (ETR:CE2) said Wednesday it is restarting ethanol production at its plant in Wilton, England, operated by subsidiary Ensus Ltd. According to the company’s website, the plant has an annual production capacity of 400,000 sq m for bioethanol and 350,000 tonnes for DDGS.

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Shanxi preps for province-wide E10 launch

China’s Shanxi province will launch E10 in selected cities this year before introducing the ethanol blend across the province from the start of 2020, local media report. The first cities to get E10 are Taiyuan, Yangquan, Changzhi and Jincheng. The demand for gasoline in Shanxi

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US enviro agency to check if renewable fuels make air quality worse

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has agreed to a deadline of March 30, 2020 for it to complete an anti-backsliding study to determine whether its renewable fuel use requirements for transport affect air quality. In October 2017, US environmental organisation Sierra Club launched a

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US’ top 10 DDGS export markets include five countries in Asia

South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Japan were among the top 10 global markets for US distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in the 2017/2018 marketing year. This is according to the 2018 annual review by the US Grains Council (USGC). The combined import volumes

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