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Tweet In Brazil, Bloomberg New Energy Finance says rising ethanol production will mean 20% fewer petroleum imports for Petrobras this year, who will benefit significantly. UNICA says that the huge fall in sugar prices won’t be offset by the increase in ethanol demand, however.
Tweet In Brazil, on April 8, the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) published an ordinance in the Official Gazette establishing a new model for strategic stocks of biodiesel in the country. A new feature is the “purchase option” method of acquisition which is used in other sectors. With this, buyers of biodiesel (essentially, Petrobras) [...]
Tweet The first wave of cellulosic biofuels projects are now reaching completion. But what does the next wave look like – from technology to financing? We explore the trends in our two-part Biorefinery 2015 series. It’s a remarkable story of expansion. According to a report from Tristan R. Brown and Robert C. Brown at the [...]
Tweet In Brazil, Jaguaribara and Morada Nova, in Vale do Jaguaribe, have been selected as locations for fish waste biodiesel plants announced by the National Department of Works Against Drought (DNOCS). In the projects, 50 percent of tilapia waste will be turned into biodiesel, with production expected to top 8,000 liters of biodiesel per day. [...]
Tweet In Brazil, the government announced a rise in the ethanol blending at pumps from 20% to 25% as of May 1st. The announcement, published in the Union Diary, came after the government reduced the blending requirement from 25% to 20% in 2011. Petrobras stands to benefit after announcing refinery price increases of 6.6% for [...]
Tweet A major biomass deal between Pacific Ethanol and Chromatin heralds a trend towards advanced biofuels in the US ethanol fleet. Is the Bioenergy Project of the Future here? Who’s doing what, where? 5 Paths to Advanced Biofuels in play now. As we highlighted this week in the Digest, Chromatin and Pacific Ethanol announced that [...]
Tweet B20, B5, B100, E10, E22, E15, M50, E85, Bu12.5, HEFA 50. Is your head swimming with acronyms and blend ratios? Who exactly is making drop-in fuels, and what does that mean? In the world of alternative fuels and transport, there are two types of technologies that are highly controversial: 1. Specifically to biofuels, fuels [...]
Tweet In Brazil, Petrobras expects to produce 29% more ethanol during the 2013/14 sugarcane crush that’s set to start in April, with 280 million gallons. The production boost is thanks to more area planted to cane and better weather which should also help increase yields.
Tweet In Brazil, Raizen expects sugar millers to favor ethanol production over sugar during the upcoming harvest that will start in April due to low sugar prices. Thanks to Petrobras boosting local gasoline prices by 6.6%, hydrous ethanol has become competitive again. During the 2012/13 season, millers used 49.59% of cane for sugar production.