In Argentina, the government has again raised the price blenders must pay for sugarcane ethanol for September, now to $1.04 per liter, about 2% higher than August and below the monthly maximum price increase of 5%. On the other hand, corn-based ethanol prices were cut slightly by 1.4% to 79 cents per liter. With concerns […]
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In Washington, ActionAid USA is linking the use of biofuels in the US with growing demand for ethanol—and therefore sugarcane—in Brazil that it says is encroaching on organic farmers in Brazil in an attempt to bring back the food vs fuel debate. The article completely ignores the fact that Brazil has been building its own […]
In Brazil, Ceres says the company is pulling back from research into bioenergy crops due to low prices and a sinking domestic economy and will instead focus on sugarcane for food and feed. Unfavorable biofuels policies as well as delays in bringing to market second generation biofuel production technologies have helped to support the decision […]
In California, researchers at the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI), a partnership led by the University of California (UC) Berkeley that includes Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the BP energy company have developed a process that can be used to selectively upgrade alkyl methyl ketones derived from […]
In Brazil, UNICA is reporting that mills in Brazil’s South Central region processed 40.10 million tons of sugarcane during second-half May, representing a 5.53% increase from the 38.00 million tons crushed during the same period last year. From the start of the 2015/2016 season through end-May, the crush totaled 114.28 million tons, compared to 117.31 […]
In Argentina, the country’s energy ministry says oil marketing companies must pay $1 per liter for sugarcane-based ethanol in June, up 5% over May. Prices for corn ethanol also went up but only about 1%. Ethanol prices rises are capped at 5% per month in order to ease inflation impacts.
In California, researchers at the University of California’s Energy Biosciences Institute demonstrated that a sugarcane biorefinery could use natural synergies between various routes to produce a mixture of lubricant base oils and jet fuels that achieve net life-cycle greenhouse gas savings of up to 80%.
In Mozambique, Kuwait’s Al-Bader International Development Company plans to invest $1.5 billion in a mega sugarcane ethanol project in the Massingir district of Gaza state. The company also plans to invest $13 billion in a coal-to-liquid facility to support the country’s growing coal industry that is hampered by poor export infrastructure and a fall in […]
In Brazil, SJC Bioenergia has purchased FQPT’s technologies to integrate corn ethanol production into its sugarcane-ethanol plant in Quirinopolis, Brazil. SJC Bioenergia will utilize FQPT’s SGT milling, BOS front-end corn oil, Fiber Separation, and MSC Protein Recovery technologies, which will produce a corn based starch slurry stream which gives high yields of ethanol and co-products […]
In Germany, with the ever-increasing emissions standards and push for sustainability solutions, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies has developed an ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber compound from a polymer produced from sugarcane-based feedstock. The bio-renewable rubber, for which development began in 2012, is made from a polymer that is made via a process that begins with […]