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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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Brazilian mills produce 67.81 million liters of sugarcane ethanol during H1 January

Brazilian mills produce 67.81 million liters of sugarcane ethanol during H1 January

January 31, 2017 |

In Brazil, mills produced 67.81 million liters of ethanol during the first half of January, 48.84 million liters of which was hydrous ethanol. Most mills had already closed for the season by January 1 but 11 continued to produce sugar and ethanol during the first half of the month. Nearly 25 billion liters was produced […]

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Thailand announces $11.3 billion 10-year plan to build sugarcane and cassava bioeconomy

Thailand announces $11.3 billion 10-year plan to build sugarcane and cassava bioeconomy

January 25, 2017 |

This week we reported from Thailand: “The government launched its 10-year plan to build a bioeconomy hub for the region with private and public sector investment expected to reach $11.3 billion as it focuses on sugarcane and cassava to feed modern biorefineries that will produce biofuels and biochemical as well as biopharmaceuticals, “future” food and […]

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Thailand announces $11.3 billion 10-year plan to build sugarcane and cassava bioeconomy

Thailand announces $11.3 billion 10-year plan to build sugarcane and cassava bioeconomy

January 23, 2017 |

In Thailand, the government launched its 10-year plan to build a bioeconomy hub for the region with private and public sector investment expected to reach $11.3 billion as it focuses on sugarcane and cassava to feed modern biorefineries that will produce biofuels and biochemical as well as biopharmaceuticals, “future” food and “future” feed. The first […]

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Researchers find sweet sorghum and sugarcane can cut biorefinery down time

Researchers find sweet sorghum and sugarcane can cut biorefinery down time

January 10, 2017 |

In Illinois, today many biofuel refineries operate for only seven months each year, turning freshly harvested crops into ethanol and biodiesel. When supplies run out, biorefineries shut down for the other five months. However, according to recent research, dual-purpose biofuel crops could produce both ethanol and biodiesel for nine months of the year–increasing profits by […]

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Hawaiian researchers find sugarcane and napiergrass to sequester carbon in the soil

Hawaiian researchers find sugarcane and napiergrass to sequester carbon in the soil

January 4, 2017 |

In Hawaii, two potential biofuel crops in Hawaii–sugarcane and napiergrass–may sequester more carbon in soil than is lost to the atmosphere, according to a study published January 4, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Meghan Pawlowski from University of Hawaii Manoa, U.S., and colleagues. Sugarcane and napiergrass are promising biofuel crops because, like […]

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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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