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In Suriname, the state-owned oil company Staatsolie is looking to scale-up a pilot project it undertook jointly with Brazil that produced ethanol from sugarcane. Now the company wants to grow 300ha of cane on old rice fields. It’s preparing to put out an EPC contract to tender to produce sugar, ethanol and electricity.
In South Africa, the country’s sugarcane growers association says that the government would need to subsidize investment in ethanol or else the industry wouldn’t be able to begin production. Domestic supply wouldn’t be jeopardized by ethanol production, but sugar exports would likely be reduced to compensate for diversion of cane juice.
In South Africa, South African-Brazilian company Silvapen Group plans to invest in a $119 million sugar-to-ethanol plant that will use 15,000ha of sugarcane as feedstock. The facility is planned to produce 1.5 million cubic liters of ethanol in addition to 94MW of electricity, of which 84MW will be exported to the grid. Experts expect that […]
In Michigan, a multi-institutional team reports that it can increase sugarcane’s geographic range, boost its photosynthetic rate by 30 percent and turn it into an oil-producing crop for biodiesel production. Working first with the laboratory-friendly plant Arabidopsis and later with sugarcane, the team introduced genes that boost natural oil production in the plant. They increased […]
In Spain, bioenergy consultant Alkol has signed an agreement for developing a new hybrid sugarcane with UPM- Universidad Poltécnica de Madrid. Because many of Europe’s biomass sources are not competitive in global markets, this project is hoping to create a new sugarcane with more fiber, that is resistant to lack of water, and that will […]
In the United Kingdom, scientists have discovered a bacterium that could reduce the use of fertilizer in sugarcane production and improve yield. This research, published in SfAM’s journal, Microbial Biotechnology, describes how scientists searched the roots of sugar cane and found a new bacterium, Burkholderia australis, that promotes plant growth through a process called nitrogen […]
In the UK, Unilever and Solidaridad announced a partnership to drive sustainable development in sugarcane industry in Central America. The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding was celebrated Monday at the launch of the official Solidaridad campaign: “How to change the world with sugarcane.” The initiative supports Unilevers commitment to source 100% of its agricultural […]
In India, peasant farmers in Maharashtra are demanding government permission to produce ethanol directly from excess cane rather than just from the molasses byproduct, especially since Praj—who designs and manufactures ethanol plants for the global market—is located in the state. Producers say the government won’t allow direct ethanol production because it would lose out on […]
In California, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors were set to vote Tuesday on California Ethanol and Power Project’s proposal to produce ethanol, co-generation and methane from sugarcane. The project would need to grow sugarcane on between 50,000 to 70,000 acres. County officials say the local community is likely to support the project because it […]
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