India’s average blending rate for ethanol in gasoline is expected to reach a record 5.8%, up from a previous record 4.1% last year and considerably higher than historical levels according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agriculture Service recent report.
As a structural sugar exporter, El Salvadoran sugar millers have been hit low sugar prices and are now planning to diversify by expanding into cane-based biofuels production, said yesterday the president of the Sugar Association of El Salvador (AAES), Mario Salaverría, according to local press reports.
The Trump administration lifted restrictions on the sale of higher ethanol blends of gasoline on 31st May, keeping a campaign promise to farmers suffering from the trade war with China but drawing a legal threat from the oil industry and environmental groups.
The European Commission has scrapped anti-dumping duties (ADD) on ethanol imports originating from the US. This has prompted sharply divergent assessments of the potential impact on European producers, with the […]
Cane milled in the major sugar producing region Center-South (CS) of Brazil during the 2018/19 campaign which ended on March 31, was 573.072 million tonnes compared with 596.330 million tonnes during the 2017/18 season, according to the Brazilian sugar industry association UNICA.
Measures taken by the Indian government in 2018 to boost ethanol production in the country are already resulting in an increase in contracted supply volumes, according to local press reports.
On the back of the government initiative to drive biofuels production in the country, sugar mills have lined up fresh investment to the tune of INR 60 billion (US$840 million) to upgrade for producing ethanol from sugarcane, according to local press reports.
One of India’s top sugar companies Balrampur Chini Mills is investing in a new ethanol plant that will increase its capacity from the current 115 million litres to 18 million litres.
Imports of ethanol to Brazil more than doubled to 172.36 million litres in December ‘18, compared with 83.57 million litres during the same month of 2017.
Between January and November 2018, the industry milled 23 million tonnes of cane, that is, 3% percent more than in 2017, with sugar production expected to reach 2.44 million tonnes with an increase of 9% compared to a year ago, according to the Sugar Cane Growers Association of Colombia (Asocaña).