European Ethanol Industry Calls for Ethanol Support

Joanna Schroeder

The European ethanol industry is coming together in defense of ethanol as the European Commission has publicly announced that it is considering a gradual phase out of first generation biofuels produced from multiple crops including sugar beet, oilseed rape, wheat and corn. In a letter, the organizations are calling on the Commission to re-evaluate its position. All forms of ethanol, …

Ethanol, International

Pannonia Ethanol to Expand Hungary Biorefinery

Joanna Schroeder

Pannonia Ethanol Zrt. has announced plans to expand its biorefinery in Hungary now that the company has secured a Euro 135 million credit facility agreement with a group of Hungarian banks. The expansion will enable the corn-ethanol plant to cut costs, increase corn buying and animal feed output as well as add additional jobs. “The plant is already the largest …

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#ExEx16 Panel on Global DDGS Utilization

Cindy Zimmerman

A panel of U.S. Grains Council consultants traded international perspectives on the utilization of the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains (DDGS) in various countries during Export Exchange 2016. The panel included (pictured left to right) Indonesia consultant Dr. Budi Tangendjaja, Moroccan consultant Dr. A. Ait Boulahsen, USGC Global Trade manager Alvaro Cordero and moderator Kevin Roepke, USGC regional director for …

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#Ethanol Report on Upcoming Export Exchange

Cindy Zimmerman

With the recent action taken by China against imports of U.S. dried distillers grains (DDGS), the upcoming Export Exchange is more important than ever to expand export opportunities for the ethanol co-product used as livestock feed. This year will be the third Export Exchange, an event sponsored every two years by the Renewable Fuels Association and the U.S. Grains Council …

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China Adds Anti-Subsidy Duties to US DDGS

Cindy Zimmerman

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has announced it will now impose an anti-subsidy duty on U.S. imports of distillers’ dried grains (DDGS) (with or without solubles), in addition to the anti-dumping duties announced last week. The anti-subsidy duties will be implemented as of September 30 and range from 10 to 10.7 percent. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Growth Energy and …

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ePure Reports #Ethanol GHG Savings Increasing

Joanna Schroeder

According to new data reported by the European renewable ethanol association (ePURE), ethanol’s direct greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) savings in Europe has increased from 59 percent in 2014 to 64 percent in 2015. The European renewable ethanol industry – Annual statistics report 2016 also found that 99 percent of the agricultural crops and residues used to produce European ethanol in …

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China Imposes Duties on U.S. DDGs

Cindy Zimmerman

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) issued a preliminary ruling Friday claiming that U.S. dried distillers grains (DDGS) are being dumped and have caused injury to China’s DDGS industry and imposing immediate duties of 33.8 percent on the import value of the DDGS. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy issued a joint statement saying …

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ePure: Strengthen the Framework for Sustainable #Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder

A new report released by the European Court of Auditors finds that there are several gaps in the European Commission’s existing biofuels sustainability certification framework even thought the study only looked at four member states. In response to the report, the European renewable ethanol association (ePure) agrees with the assessment that the sustainability framework for biofuels in Europe can, and …

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E20 Would Reduce Europe’s GHGs in Transport Sector

Joanna Schroeder

Ricardo Energy & Environment has found that a higher use of ethanol blends in Europe would contribute to a 14.1 percent greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) reduction in the continent’s transportation sector even after taking into account possible land use change (ILUC) emissions. The new study was commissioned by ePURE and looks at the potential contribution ethanol could play in reducing …

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Boeing, SAA & Mango Fly with Biofuels

Joanna Schroeder

In tandem with Boeing’s 100th anniversary and celebrations worldwide, the company, along with South African Airways (SAA) and Mango, flew their first passenger flight with renewable biojet fuel. The flight flew 300 passengers from Johannesburg to Cape Town on a Boeing 737-800s using a blend of 30 percent aviation biofuel produced from Solaris, a nicotine-free tobacco plant. The biojet fuel …

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