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U.S. Ethanol Tax Break Ends, Brazil Sees an Opening
December 23, 2011 – 12:55 pm | No Comment

by Charles Abbott and Reese Ewing  (Drovers Cattle Network)  A U.S. ethanol tax credit costing roughly $6 billion a year will expire on Dec. 31, with the U.S. industry declaring itself ready to stand on …

Our View: On VEETC, We Won
December 7, 2011 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

by Garry Niemeyer   (National Corn Growers Association)  Back in August, the Green Scissors Project identified ways the federal government could shave $380 billion from the federal budget over five years. But their $380 billion in …

Rangel Introduces Bill to Extend Ethanol Duty, Benefitting U.S. Producers and Refiners in the Caribbean and Central America
December 7, 2011 – 10:28 am | No Comment

(Congressman Charles Rangel (D- NY 15)  Congressman Charles Rangel on December 2, 2011, introduced legislation to extend “other duty or charge” (ODC), a key component of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA), that provides …

Sugarcane Ethanol Producers Respond to Unfair Legislation to Extend Tariff
December 7, 2011 – 10:22 am | No Comment

(Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association/PR NewsWire)  In response to the introduction of H.R. 3552, legislation sponsored by four members of the U.S. House of Representatives to extend the import tax on foreign ethanol, the Brazilian Sugarcane …

EU Votes in Favor of Hiking Import Taxes for High Ethanol Blends
October 14, 2011 – 10:42 am | No Comment

(Platts)  The EU’s Customs Code Committee approved Wednesday a draft regulation to raise import taxes for high ethanol blends, a source close to the matter told Platts.
The decision could result in increased domestic prices for …

Brazil-US Ethanol Tariff Discussions Pick Up as Expiration Nears
September 28, 2011 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  As the U.S ethanol industry confronts the reality that the 45-cent-per-gallon Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit and 54-cent ethanol import tariff will end on Dec. 31, some industry representatives …

Jamaica Ethanol Shuts Down Plant, Cuts 31 Jobs
August 9, 2011 – 11:36 am | No Comment

by Julian Richardson  (Jamaica Observer)  Jamaica Ethanol Processing has shut down its ethanol plant and terminated 31 jobs after 26 years in the business.
The move was completed last week after three consecutive years of rising …

Ending US Ethanol Subsidies Could Be Bullish for European Prices
July 14, 2011 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  A plan by US senators to end ethanol subsidies on July 31 could prove bullish for the European market, trading sources said Wednesday.
“It should be pretty supportive, the EU needs the [US ethanol] supply,” …

Senate Ethanol Vote to Little Impact Corn Demand: Morgan Stanley
June 29, 2011 – 7:23 am | No Comment

(Platts)  …But even if hypothetically the subsidies did end June 30, it would in all likelihood not affect corn and ethanol demand, owing to the current prices between the two, and conventional gasoline, Morgan Stanley …

Brazil Ethanol Boosters Cheer US Sentiment Turning against Subsidies
June 20, 2011 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  Brazilian ethanol interests Friday praised a largely symbolic vote in the US Senate Thursday that aimed to end that country’s ethanol subsidies six months early, but noted the South American country needs to keep …

California’s Clean Fuel Push Opens Door To Brazilian Ethanol
June 15, 2011 – 7:08 am | No Comment

by Ben Lefebvre (Dow Jones News Wires)  California’s push to reduce fuel emissions in the next decade could lead to Brazilian ethanol makers making new inroads into the U.S.
The Golden State is attempting to reduce the …

Mary Kissel: It’s Harder to Bring Home the Bacon
May 5, 2011 – 7:13 am | No Comment

by Mary Kissel (Orange County Register)  …Mr. Pope is the chief executive officer of Smithfield Foods Inc., the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer by volume. He doesn’t mince words when it comes to …

Senators Introduce Bill to End Ethanol Subsidies, Import Tariff
May 4, 2011 – 9:02 am | No Comment

by Jim Snyder (Bloomberg)  …Senators Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, and Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican, said the 45-cent credit, which is given to oil refiners for each gallon of ethanol they blend with gasoline, was unjustified …

Obama’s Visit to Brazil Yields ‘Encouraging’ Renewable Fuels Cooperation, According to Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association
March 21, 2011 – 8:09 am | No Comment

(PR Newswire/EIN News/UNICA)  Two important announcements involving renewable energy made on the opening day of U.S. President Barack Obama’s official visit to Brazil, both directly relevant to Brazil’s successful sugarcane ethanol industry, are encouraging signs that Brazil and …

EU Bioethanol Group Weighs U.S. Subsidy Lawsuit
March 17, 2011 – 8:00 am | No Comment

By Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck (Reuters/Forexyard)  European bioethanol producers will decide by the end of March whether to file a legal complaint with the European Commission over U.S. subsidies, the EU’s main bioethanol lobby said.
Producers such …

Excise Cut May Leave Ethanol in a Pickle
December 28, 2010 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

by Mathew Murphy (The Sidney Morning Herald)  …NSW and Queensland’s attempts to increase the local ethanol industry are being stymied by the federal government’s planned reduction in excise for foreign ethanol from 38¢ to 25¢ …

House Votes to Extend Ethanol, Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel Tax Credits; Senate Drops Biofuels-Slashing Omnibus Bill
December 17, 2010 – 9:36 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the US House of Representatives voted by a 277 to 148 margin to approve the Obama tax deal, which extends the ethanol tax credit through 2011, and retroactively extends the biodiesel …

US Farm State Senators Offer Bill to Extend Ethanol Tax Credit
April 22, 2010 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

Nick Snow (Oil and Gas Journal)  US senators from agricultural states introduced legislation on Apr. 20 that would extend the federal ethanol tax credit through 2015. Failure to do so would cost 112,000 jobs nationwide …

Implications Of The U.S. Ethanol Tariff
April 19, 2010 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

by Robert Rapier (Forbes)  …In order to better understand the intricacies of the issues involved, I have been engaged in dialogue with a number of industry groups and economists. Here I will try to shed …

Economists Duke It Out Over Ethanol’s Benefits, Impact of Loss of Ethanol Tax Credits
April 13, 2010 – 8:37 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In New York, a battle royal has been joined on the comments page of the Natural Resources Defense League (sic) following posts on the economic and greenhouse gas benefits (or lack …

The “Why” and “Why Not Better?” of the US Tariff on Brazilian Ethanol
January 2, 2010 – 11:36 am | No Comment

Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Q: Why is there a tariff on Brazilian ethanol?
A. Under WTO rules the corn ethanol subsidy of 45 cents per gallon has to be made available to domestic and foreign …

Resource Documents on Ethanol Importation and Tariffs
August 27, 2009 – 11:49 am | No Comment

Doug Newman, Ethanol Trade Analyst for the US International Trade Commission, has provided tables and a presentation which summarize amounts of ethanol imports to the US by source location and tariffs paid, along with a …