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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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Archer Daniels Midland to sell Brazilian sugarcane ethanol operations

Archer Daniels Midland to sell Brazilian sugarcane ethanol operations

April 4, 2016 |

In Illinois, Archer Daniels Midland Company will sell its sugarcane ethanol operations in Limeira do Oeste to JFLim Participações S.A. The sale will encompass ADM’s sugarcane plantation and ethanol distillery, capable of producing 37,000 gallons of ethanol per year, and is expected to close in the second quarter of this year. President of ADM’s corn […]

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University of Illinois researchers develop oil from sugarcane for biodiesel and aviation biofuel

University of Illinois researchers develop oil from sugarcane for biodiesel and aviation biofuel

March 21, 2016 |

In Illinois, under the guidance of University of Illinois scientists, a research team changed the metabolism of sugarcane to transform sugars into oils or lipids, which can then be used to produce biodiesel. The sugarcane usually contains 0.05% of oil. In less than a year of this project initiation, the researchers successfully increased the oil […]

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Drought to cut sugarcane production but cassava to fill gap for ethanol feedstock

Drought to cut sugarcane production but cassava to fill gap for ethanol feedstock

March 14, 2016 |

In Thailand, ethanol producers are likely to boost use of cassava as feedstock this year due to drought impacts that will reduce sugarcane availability. Currently 30% of ethanol is produced from cassava but that could increase to 40% as molasses availability decreases. Demand could soar to 25 million liters per day from the current 3.7 […]

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Argentina raises ethanol prices 5% in January for both sugarcane and corn

Argentina raises ethanol prices 5% in January for both sugarcane and corn

January 12, 2016 |

In Argentina, the government has raised the price that oil companies must pay in January for ethanol by 5% for both sugarcane- and corn-based fuel, the highest price fluctuation allowed by law. Oftentimes the ministry has boosted the price of sugarcane ethanol more than corn-based ethanol. The country’s E10 policy has helped support increased ethanol […]

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Brazilian sugarcane crush going strong through December

Brazilian sugarcane crush going strong through December

January 12, 2016 |

In Brazil, sugarcane mills crushed 210% more cane during the last half of December than during the same period last year as mills tried to defy the typically wet weather the region is prone to during the season. It produced 27.17 billion liters of ethanol through December, compared to 25.91 billion liters last season last […]

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Ethanol still the favored half of Brazilian sugarcane crush

Ethanol still the favored half of Brazilian sugarcane crush

November 11, 2015 |

In Brazil, as the crush heads into its final stages for the year, mills are again focusing on ethanol production over sugar with nearly 58% of the crop going towards producing the fuel. The ethanol focus is in turn helping to support sugar prices, which are finally starting to recover for the first time in […]

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Argentina boosts ethanol price for sugarcane but cuts for corn

Argentina boosts ethanol price for sugarcane but cuts for corn

September 10, 2015 |

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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ActionAid USA pointing the finger at the RFS for boosting Brazilian sugarcane expansion

ActionAid USA pointing the finger at the RFS for boosting Brazilian sugarcane expansion

September 7, 2015 |

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 […]

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