The Council of the European Union on Oct. 9 adopted regulations for the ReFuelEU initiative. The new law aims to boost both the demand for and supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) within the European Union.
French President Emmanuel Macron has announced plans to convert the country’s two remaining coal-fired power plants to biomass. A whitepaper issued by FutureMetrics predicts how those conversions could boost demand for wood pellets.
President Joe Biden on Sept. 9 joined leaders of India, Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates to launch the Global Biofuels Alliance. The launch took place on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in New Delhi.
The USGC conducted several events across Asia this summer to inform local government officials and industry leaders about the positive impact of implementing higher ethanol blends in their countries.
European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) members produced produced 5.9 million metric tons of food and feed coproducts and 4.5 million metric tons of ethanol in 2022, according to an audit released Sept. 6.
To showcase the benefits and opportunities of blending ethanol with gasoline, the USGC hosted a Latin American delegation with representatives from Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Chile, Peru and Colombia in early August.
By U.S. Grains Council
August 31, 2023
A report commissioned by the U.S. Grains Council outlining the decarbonization potential of ethanol in Indonesia was recently presented at a national energy event organized by the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor, an India-based joint venture between Toyota Motor Corp. and Kirloskar Group, on Aug. 29 unveiled a prototype of a BS 6 (stage II) electrified flex fuel vehicle (FFV) that can be fueled with ethanol blends beyond E20.
Sugarcane processing in the south-central region of Brazil was up significantly during the first half of August, according to data released by UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association. Ethanol production and sales were also up.
By U.S. Grains Council
August 21, 2023
Vietnam has revised the Most-Favored-Nation (MFN) tariff on ethanol, reducing it from 15 to 10 percent. The new tariff rate went into effect on July 15, 2023, and applies to both undenatured and denatured ethanol.
By David Carpintero
August 17, 2023
The role of biofuels in the transition from a fossil-based economy to carbon neutrality has been the subject of intense and often misinformed debate, but optimism is growing that Europe could soon move to a more constructive discussion.
UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, announced that mills in the south-central region of the country processed a record volume of sugarcane during the second half of July. Ethanol production and ethanol sales were also up.
UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced sugarcane processing and ethanol production by mills in the south-central region of the country were both up during the first half of July.
U.S. Grains Council leaders, Chairman Josh Miller and President and CEO Ryan LeGrand, traveled to Seoul, South Korea, in July for the 2023 Role of EcoFriendly Fuels in Realizing 2050 Carbon Neutrality symposium.
European ethanol producer CropEnergies AG has announced ethanol production and earnings were both down during the fiscal first quarter of 2023-’24. The company attributed the declines to maintenance shutdowns and normalized ethanol prices.
State-owned Indonesian energy company Pertamina is launching a new gasoline product containing 5 percent ethanol this summer, according to a report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network.
While in Japan for the USDA's Agricultural Trade Missionn early June, the U.S. Grains Council delegation witnessed the opening of the first E7 fueling station in Japan. The pioneering projects showcases the country's commitment to sustainable fuels.
Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at its new second-generation bioethanol plant located in Tartas, Les Landes France, on June 15, 2023. The facility is expected to begin operations next year.
Production and use of renewable ethanol from ePURE members reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by an average of 78.4 percent when compared to fossil fuels in 2022, according to newly certified data.
The USGC's Southeast Asia and Oceania office recently participated in two simultaneous renewable fuels events in Australia and Thailand, giving presentations and partaking in panel discussions on renewable fuels and ethanol.