US: At Delco refinery, Toomey pushes to reverse ethanol mandate
DATE 30Jul 2019

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey visited Monroe Energy refinery workers in Trainer, Delaware County, Monday to promote renewed bipartisan legislation that would eliminate the ethanol mandate, part of the Renewable Fuel Standard program. The rule calls for renewable fuel, such as ethanol derived from corn, to be mixed into transportation fuel. The original intent was to… Read More »

India: Sugar rates steady
DATE 29Jul 2019

Kolhapur,  The prices of M 30 and S 30 grades of sugar rates remained steady in Kolhapur sugar market on Monday to Rs 3280/3300 and Rs 3180/3200 per quintal, respectively.  There was no trading in Kolhapur gur market and Sangli turmeric futures market on Monday, while turmeric spot rate remained unchanged to Rs 7,000 per… Read More »

Kazakhstan: Kazakhstan to build two sugar plants, seeks to reduce dependence on imported sugar
DATE 29Jul 2019

he Ministry of Agriculture seeks to reduce the nation’s dependence on imported sugar by building two sugar plants by the end of 2021. The plants will be in the Zhambyl and Pavlodar regions and cost $775 million. The plants will have a capacity of 100,000 tonnes per year and will use local raw materials. Sugar production… Read More »

India: BPCL to produce 100 KL ethanol using paddy straw
DATE 29Jul 2019

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) will produce 100 kilolitres (KL) second generation bio-ethanol per day using paddy straw near Bhandara. The project will be a role model for the entire state, as BPCL will get ethanol to blend in petrol, while burning of paddy straw will stop, and farmers will get alternate revenue source. Guardian… Read More »

USA: U.S. ethanol industry nearing breaking point
DATE 29Jul 2019

The U.S. ethanol industry is about to break under the weight of the Trump Administration’s trade war with China and the surge in the number of small refineries exempted from the nation’s biofuel laws, Green Plains (GPRE.O) Chief Executive Officer Todd Becker said. The U.S. ethanol industry was preparing for growth in recent years, but the… Read More »