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Indonesia to miss E10 yet again as sugarcane yields continue to fall

Indonesia to miss E10 yet again as sugarcane yields continue to fall

April 7, 2020 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post newspaper reports that despite plans to boost ethanol blending to 10% this year using domestically produced ethanol, challenges in sugarcane production will lead to further delays in implementation. Sugarcane yields have been falling over the past four years in East Java, the country’s key cane-growing region, which has led to […]

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Australian researchers find agave better for ethanol production than sugarcane

Australian researchers find agave better for ethanol production than sugarcane

April 1, 2020 |

In Australia, the agave plant used to make tequila could be established in semi-arid Australia as an environmentally friendly solution to Australia’s transport fuel shortage, a team of researchers at the University of Sydney, University of Exeter and University of Adelaide has found. In an article published this week in the Journal of Cleaner Production, […]

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Amyris’s sugarcane-based squalane improves CBD efficacy by 10-40x

Amyris’s sugarcane-based squalane improves CBD efficacy by 10-40x

March 8, 2020 |

No need to rub it in as hard when you use Amyris’s sugarcane squalane as a carrier oil for CBD compared to other carrier oils like jojoba oil, sunflower oil, MCT (medium-chain triglycerides), and hemp seed oil into human skin. With an increased efficacy of CBD by 10-40X, Amyris’s carrier oil helps get the good […]

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BNDES approves $23 million for sugarcane-based biogas project

BNDES approves $23 million for sugarcane-based biogas project

January 14, 2020 |

In Brazil, Renewables Now reports that BNDES has approved a $23 million loan for a biogas project collocated at a sugar mill owned by Cocal Energia. The project will use sugarcane straw, filter cake and vinasse to produce 33 million cubic meters per year of biogas, half of which will be used for 40,000 MWh […]

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Zambia looks to Brazil for sugarcane and ethanol energy opportunities

Zambia looks to Brazil for sugarcane and ethanol energy opportunities

December 15, 2019 |

In Zambia, Lusaka Times reports that Zambia’s Ambassador to Brazil, Dr. Alfreda Kansembe has held bilateral talks with Brazil’s sugar, ethanol and energy companies in an effort to find partners to help establish the biofuel industry in Zambia. Dr. Kansembe toured energy plants in and around the city of Pirajuba and talked with companies like […]

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Braskem teams with Ledesma on notebooks produced entirely from sugarcane

Braskem teams with Ledesma on notebooks produced entirely from sugarcane

August 14, 2019 |

In Brazil, Braskem and Ledesma have created Ledesma +Bio, a line of 100% sustainable notebooks made entirely from sugarcane. An innovation in the industry, the cover and back cover of the notebooks are made from bioplastics derived from I’m greenTM polyethylene. Meanwhile, the paper of the notebooks is made from sugarcane bagasse and has a […]

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ICC Brazil teams with Lallemand on R&D and supply of inactive yeast from sugarcane ethanol

ICC Brazil teams with Lallemand on R&D and supply of inactive yeast from sugarcane ethanol

July 23, 2019 |

In Brazil, ICC Brazil announced that it has entered into a long-term global partnership with Lallemand Animal Nutrition (LAN) for the research, development, and supply of inactive yeast products and derivatives derived from sugar cane ethanol. Over recent years, LAN has developed a unique expertise in the qualification of the chemical and physical structure of […]

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BNDES approves R$47 million for sugarcane bagasse energy cogeneration

BNDES approves R$47 million for sugarcane bagasse energy cogeneration

June 22, 2019 |

In Brazil, the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) approved a R$46.9 million ($12 million USD) financing for the Central Energética Tupaciguara Ltda. increase its cogeneration capacity and export electricity produced from sugarcane bagasse. Financing will allow the expansion of current capacity from 12 MW to 35 MW per year from 2023. Exports will increase from 5.5 […]

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Maharashtra looks at diverting 25% of sugarcane to ethanol

Maharashtra looks at diverting 25% of sugarcane to ethanol

June 12, 2019 |

In India, the Mumbai Mirror newspaper reports that Maharashtra, in addition to investing more than $72 million in a fund to promote ethanol production by cooperative mills, is now calling for a minimum of 25% of sugarcane production to be diverted to ethanol instead of sugar. The state’s sugar commissioner believes that the move will […]

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Brazilian researchers studying where biomass and sucrose accumulate in sugarcane

Brazilian researchers studying where biomass and sucrose accumulate in sugarcane

April 3, 2019 |

In Brazil, researchers at the University of São Paulo’s Bioscience Institute have focused on studying the genes involved in sugarcane root cell separation with the aim of developing transgenic varieties of sugarcane in which the process occurs in other parts of the plant, such as the stem, where biomass and sucrose accumulate. The cell walls […]

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