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Suds-be-gone: Novozymes launches world-first biological foam control for sugarcane ethanol 

Suds-be-gone: Novozymes launches world-first biological foam control for sugarcane ethanol 

November 8, 2016 |

In Denmark, Novozymes launched Fermax, an enzyme protease that prevents foam development during the sugarcane ethanol fermentation process, while delivering improved control and replacing chemicals. In trials, partners also experienced a cost reduction of up to 20 percent when using Fermax, compared to using chemicals. Why foam? Foam develops during the fermentation process as the […]

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ASSOBARI becomes first Brazilian sugarcane group to earn RSB sustainability certification

ASSOBARI becomes first Brazilian sugarcane group to earn RSB sustainability certification

September 25, 2016 |

In Switzerland, ASSOBARI (Associação  dos Fornecedores de Cana da Região de Bariri) became the first organization of sugar cane producers in Brazil to earn the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) certification. The RSB certification is for the production of sugarcane by 62 farmers and approximately 1,860 hectares of sugar cane plantations. “RSB certification is the recognition that farmers […]

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Mauritian investors to build sugarcane biorefinery complex in Rwanda

Mauritian investors to build sugarcane biorefinery complex in Rwanda

August 8, 2016 |

In Rwanda, Mauritian investors are preparing to build a 100,000 metric ton per year sugar mill that will also produce ethanol from molasses and electricity from bagasse. The project is still being defined but the investment is expected to be between $200 million and $300 million. Currently the country only produces 10,000 tons of sugar […]

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USDA charts impact of changing oil prices on Brazilian sugarcane, ethanol production: new report

USDA charts impact of changing oil prices on Brazilian sugarcane, ethanol production: new report

July 3, 2016 |

In Washington, the USDA’s Economic Research Service released a new report “Brazil’s Agricultural Land Use and Trade: Effects of Changes in Oil Prices and Ethanol Demand.” In a high-price scenario, the oil price rises 45 percent by 2024. With increasing oil prices, sugarcane area increases by 946,000 hectares during the forecast period, or about 11 […]

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Brazilian sugarcane giant to switch to hydrous ethanol production from anhydrous

Brazilian sugarcane giant to switch to hydrous ethanol production from anhydrous

June 7, 2016 |

In Brazil, sugarcane giant San Martinho plans to shift its ethanol production to predominantly hydrous fuel from anhydrous in order to serve the domestic flex-fuel car market rather than blend with gasoline or export. The company dedicates about half of its cane towards ethanol while the remainder goes to sugar. With sugar prices increasing globally, […]

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Indian investors look to pour $50 million into new sugarcane complex

Indian investors look to pour $50 million into new sugarcane complex

June 6, 2016 |

In Kenya, Indian investors are set to put $49.9 million towards a 5,000 tons of cane per day mill that will produce sugar in addition to 15 million liters of ethanol annually. The mill will be the country’s second largest after Mumias. The governor of Kisii where the mill will be located says that initial […]

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CARB updates carbon intensity for sugarcane and sweet sorghum

CARB updates carbon intensity for sugarcane and sweet sorghum

May 17, 2016 |

In California, California Ethanol & Power, LLC (CE&P) announced the updated carbon intensity (CI) for its anticipated sugarcane and sweet sorghum ethanol. On May 9, 2016, California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) under the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) released recertified fuel pathways from their updated GREET model which evaluates the energy and emission effects […]

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Ceres gets the OK to trial its biotech sugarcane in Brazil

Ceres gets the OK to trial its biotech sugarcane in Brazil

May 3, 2016 |

In Brazil, Ceres announced that the company has received approval to initiate field testing of its biotech sugarcane in the country. The company plans to test its biomass and sugar yield and stress tolerance traits in several commercial sugarcane cultivars adapted to Brazil’s major production areas. The field evaluations, which were approved by Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, […]

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Australian researchers developing new tech using sugarcane waste for energy

Australian researchers developing new tech using sugarcane waste for energy

April 28, 2016 |

In Australia, Queensland University of Technology researchers are leading the way in developing and testing new technologies as part of a A$5.7 million three-year project with the potential to eliminate the use of fossil fuels in the sugar industry. Associate Professor Ian O’Hara, from QUT’s Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities, said the project would see […]

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Clariant’s sunliquid technology price competitive with Brazilian sugarcane ethanol

Clariant’s sunliquid technology price competitive with Brazilian sugarcane ethanol

April 25, 2016 |

In Brazil, testing on Clariant’s sunliquid technology has confirmed that the cost per liter of cellulosic ethanol can achieve price competitiveness with sugarcane ethanol prices in Brazil. Clariant’s testing evaluated over 40 containers of sugargane bagasse and tops & leaves from Brazil at its pilot and precommercial facilities in Germany, and achieved a yield of […]

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