Biofuels prices, markets & analysis

ICIS provides reliable and trustworthy coverage of the Biofuels markets. Our main Biofuels publications are Biodiesel, Fuel Ethanol and Ethyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (ETBE). These in-depth and independent weekly reports provide you with unbiased price assessments and market intelligence detailing news, analysis and any key factors that are driving prices. These reports are an essential tool whether buying or selling in the market in order to keep you fully informed and up-to-date.


ICIS' weekly Global Biodiesel price report focuses on:

  • European spot, South America, North America domestic and Asia spot prices
  • Grades include Rapeseed Methyl Ester (RME), Fatty Acid Methyl Ester (FAME), Palm MethylEster (PME) and Soy Methyl Esters (SME), depending on region
  • Feedstock movements, demand and supply, graphs and any other influencing factors impacting price movements
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Ethyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (ETBE)

ICIS publishes a weekly ETBE report in Europe only and it contains:

  • Price assessments for European spot prices - outright FOB ARA, Spot premium over MTBE FOB ARA and MTBE spot prices FOB Rdam/Amst
  • Independent market commentary includes graphs, demand and supply movements, news on related products and other factors driving prices.
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Fuel Ethanol

ICIS’ weekly European Fuel Ethanol report includes:

  • Spot prices for Ethanol Fuel Grade, Anhydrous 99.3%-99.9% for FOB Rotterdam German RED certified T2 and FOB Rotterdam T1
  • Trusted and reliable market commentary includes graphs, news on market activity, production news and upstream developments as well as any other pertinent issues impacting prices.

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About Biofuels

ICIS main coverage of the Biofuels markets includes Biodiesel, Ethyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (ETBE) and Fuel Ethanol (or Bio-ethanol).

First generation biofuels are made from sugar, starch, or vegetable oil. They differ from second generation biofuels as their feedstock is not sustainable. These first generation biofuels are the most commonly used biofuels.

Biodiesel is the most common biofuel in Europe and is produced from rapeseed, soy and palm oil using transesterification. Biodiesel is used to reduce carbon emissions.

Fuel ethanol or Bio-ethanol is the most common Biofuel globally and is produced by fermenting corn or sugar cane. Most existing car petrol engines can run on blends of up to 15% bioethanol with petroleum/gasoline.

ETBE is an oxygenated fuel (also referred to as a bioether) that can be blended with gasoline to make it burn more cleanly. ETBE is produced from ethanol and isobutylene. It is used for octane improvement and motor fuel volatility control.