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DCC Energy and Oberon Fuels to boost renewable dimethyl ether production to reduce emissions of European LPG market
DCC plc, the leading international sales, marketing and support services group, has partnered with Oberon Fuels, to advance the design, construction and operations of multiple renewable DME production plants in Europe.
Ethylene is a precursor to many chemicals, fibers and plastics that are used in daily life.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) — Brazil’s Copersucar, one of the world’s largest ethanol merchants, and BP’s Brazil unit said on Thursday they will form a 50–50 logistics JV in the country.
PARIS (Reuters) — Gasoline containing up to 10% of ethanol has become the top-selling petrol in France, its largest market in the European Union, helped by a tax break that made the crop-based fuel more attractive to drivers, French ethanol producers said on Tuesday.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) — A Mexican judge on Wednesday granted a temporary injunction against an increase in the ethanol content in gasoline for domestic consumption to as much as 10%, according to an environmentalist involved in the case.
BEIJING (Reuters) — China's bold plan to blend renewable fuels into its gasoline supply within 3 yr will revolutionize its fledging biofuels industry, industry players said, likely spurring billions of dollars in investment in ethanol factories.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) — The Brazilian government is likely to adopt a quota system for ethanol imports, allowing 600 MM liters into the country per year free of tax and imposing a 20% tariff on volumes in excess of that quota, cane industry group Unica said on Monday.
CHICAGO (Reuters) — A US glut of fuel-grade ethanol has major producers, including Green Plains Inc and industry pioneer Archer Daniels Midland Co, pursuing other markets and idling excess capacity in an effort to rebuild sagging margins.
Through the first six months of 2017, US weekly ethanol production averaged 1.02 MMbpd, an increase of 5% over the same period in 2016. On a weekly basis, US ethanol production set a record of 1.06 MMbpd in the week of Jan. 27, and it has averaged near or above 1 MMbpd in every week of 2017 except for a few weeks in April, when ethanol plants typically undergo seasonal maintenance. If ethanol production remains relatively high through the second half of the year, as EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) expects, 2017 will set a new record for annual fuel ethanol production.
Fuel ethanol production capacity in the United States reached 15.5 Bgal/yr, or 1.01 MMbpd, at the beginning of 2017, according to EIA's most recent US Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity report. Total capacity of operable ethanol plants increased by about 4%—or by more than 600 MMgal/yr—between January 2016 and January 2017.
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