April 2018

Japan greenlights US ethanol for ETBE

Japan has changed its biofuel policy to allow imports of bio-ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE) produced from US corn-based ethanol, US ethanol industry groups said last week in a joint statement, welcoming the news. Under its sustainability policy, adopted in 2010, Japan allowed only imports of

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UK’s Vivergo Fuels reopens bioethanol plant

Vivergo Fuels of the UK on April 10 reopened its bioethanol plant in East Yorkshire after a four-month shutdown that was in response to weak ethanol prices and a lack of policy clarity. The company, however, warned that government action on introducing E10 fuel is

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BDBe says biofuels in Germany can do more for climate

The German Bioethanol Industry Association (BDBe) is urging the government to take steps to ensure that the emissions reduction potential of biofuels is realised through more ambitious policy. BDBe chairman Norbert Schindler points out that the GHG emission reduction targets of fuel companies in Germany

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European fuel ethanol producers hit by low prices

The margins of fuel ethanol producers in Europe are negative as prices have dropped to EUR 424-430/cbm FOB Rotterdam in the week leading to March 28, the lowest since September 2016, market information provider ICIS reports, citing sources. The low prices are expected to continue

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