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Brazilian and Colombian researchers say sugarcane energy could provide $35 billion to Latin America over 10 years

Brazilian and Colombian researchers say sugarcane energy could provide $35 billion to Latin America over 10 years

April 19, 2018 |

In Brazil, Brazilian and Colombian researchers have determined that expanding sugarcane ethanol production throughout Latin America could not only reduce fossil fuel imports but also provide green electricity through co-generation from bagasse providing economic benefits and savings of $35 billion over 10 years. With current molasses supplies, the researchers say Guatemala, Nicaragua and Cuba could […]

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UNICA and biofuel industry oppose lifting sugarcane for ethanol ban

UNICA and biofuel industry oppose lifting sugarcane for ethanol ban

April 7, 2018 |

In Brazil, environmentalists and the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association, UNICA, are protesting the Brazilian Senate’s consideration of lifting a ban on sugarcane production for ethanol fuel in the Amazon. UNICA is worried that if the bill is adopted, it would have a negative impact on the industry’s image, according to Euractiv. “By changing the zoning […]

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Argentina raises ethanol prices for both corn and sugarcane yet again

Argentina raises ethanol prices for both corn and sugarcane yet again

March 29, 2018 |

In Argentina, the government has raised yet again the price oil companies must pay for corn-based ethanol by 10.5% for March with another 7.96% expected for early April, reaching more than 64 cents per liter. Sugar-based ethanol prices will rise as well, though not as much, by 7.5% in March and another 3.54% in April, […]

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Brazil to trial GMO sugarcane on about 1,000 acres this year

Brazil to trial GMO sugarcane on about 1,000 acres this year

March 5, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that around 100 sugar mills are set to plant nearly a thousand acres of GMO sugarcane this year as the first commercial trials of the technology get underway. The Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira has been working for more than a decade to develop a cane variety resistant to cane borer. The […]

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Nigerian farmers begin to plant sugarcane for ethanol project in Kebbi

Nigerian farmers begin to plant sugarcane for ethanol project in Kebbi

March 5, 2018 |

In Nigeria, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding last year between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the state government of Kebbi, farmers have been planting sugarcane to supply a new ethanol facility that will be developed there. The governor has promised to provide harvesting machinery to facilitate the cane harvest as well […]

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Five parties looking to buy two Abengoa Bioenergia Brasil sugarcane mills

Five parties looking to buy two Abengoa Bioenergia Brasil sugarcane mills

January 29, 2018 |

In Brazil, two investment funds, two players already in the sugarcane sector and BP’s local counterpart are in various phases of discussions with Abengoa Bioenergia Brasil to buy its Usina São Luiz and Usina São João. If sold, the two could pay off as much as 65% of the $354 million in debt currently being […]

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Corn ethanol king during Brazil’s sugarcane interharvest season

Corn ethanol king during Brazil’s sugarcane interharvest season

January 25, 2018 |

In Brazil, domestic corn-based ethanol is quickly becoming king during the sugarcane interharvest season with 30.55 million liters of the 42.5 million liters coming from corn during the first half of January. With most of the new corn ethanol production capacity coming from Mato Grasso, making it too far to think of exports, demand from […]

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Engineered sugarcane, lipidcane, shows promise for U.S. biojet fuel

Engineered sugarcane, lipidcane, shows promise for U.S. biojet fuel

December 31, 2017 |

In Illinois, researchers from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are engineering sugarcane plants, called lipidcane, to produce more oil as well as sugar. Growing lipidcane containing 20 percent oil would be five times more profitable per acre than soybeans, the main feedstock currently used to make biodiesel in the United States, and twice as profitable […]

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Brazilian researcher given award for improving GHG emissions of sugarcane production

Brazilian researcher given award for improving GHG emissions of sugarcane production

November 15, 2017 |

In Brazil, the director of the Center for Research and Development of Soils and Environmental Resources at the Agronomic Institute of Campinas has been awarded the Norman Borlaug Award on World Fertilizer Day by the International Fertilizers Association for developing a method of sugarcane cultivation that reduces GHG emissions. The method integrates urease inhibitors that […]

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University of Illinois researchers demo GM sugarcane can produce oil for biodiesel in leaves and stems

University of Illinois researchers demo GM sugarcane can produce oil for biodiesel in leaves and stems

April 4, 2017 |

In Illinois, a multi-institutional team led by the University of Illinois have proven sugarcane can be genetically engineered to produce oil in its leaves and stems for biodiesel production. Surprisingly, the modified sugarcane plants also produced more sugar, which could be used for ethanol production. The dual-purpose bioenergy crops are predicted to be more than […]

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