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Ceres to focus on sugarcane rather than bioenergy after Brazilian downturn

Ceres to focus on sugarcane rather than bioenergy after Brazilian downturn

June 22, 2015 |

In Brazil, Ceres says the company is pulling back from research into bioenergy crops due to low prices and a sinking domestic economy and will instead focus on sugarcane for food and feed. Unfavorable biofuels policies as well as delays in bringing to market second generation biofuel production technologies have helped to support the decision […]

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EBI leads research on aviation biofuel from sugarcane bagasse

EBI leads research on aviation biofuel from sugarcane bagasse

June 15, 2015 |

In California, researchers at the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI), a partnership led by the University of California (UC) Berkeley that includes Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the BP energy company have developed a process that can be used to selectively upgrade alkyl methyl ketones derived from […]

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Brazilian sugarcane harvest jumps 5.5% in June

Brazilian sugarcane harvest jumps 5.5% in June

June 14, 2015 |

In Brazil, UNICA is reporting that mills in Brazil’s South Central region processed 40.10 million tons of sugarcane during second-half May, representing a 5.53% increase from the 38.00 million tons crushed during the same period last year.  From the start of the 2015/2016 season through end-May, the crush totaled 114.28 million tons, compared to 117.31 […]

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Oil companies in Argentina must pay $1 a liter for sugarcane ethanol in June

Oil companies in Argentina must pay $1 a liter for sugarcane ethanol in June

June 9, 2015 |

In Argentina, the country’s energy ministry says oil marketing companies must pay $1 per liter for sugarcane-based ethanol in June, up 5% over May. Prices for corn ethanol also went up but only about 1%. Ethanol prices rises are capped at 5% per month in order to ease inflation impacts.

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Energy Biosciences Institute researchers make jet fuel from sugarcane

Energy Biosciences Institute researchers make jet fuel from sugarcane

June 8, 2015 |

In California, researchers at the University of California’s Energy Biosciences Institute demonstrated that a sugarcane biorefinery could use natural synergies between various routes to produce a mixture of lubricant base oils and jet fuels that achieve net life-cycle greenhouse gas savings of up to 80%.

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Kuwait to invest $1.5 billion in Mozambican sugarcane ethanol production

Kuwait to invest $1.5 billion in Mozambican sugarcane ethanol production

May 28, 2015 |

In Mozambique, Kuwait’s Al-Bader International Development Company plans to invest $1.5 billion in a mega sugarcane ethanol project in the Massingir district of Gaza state. The company also plans to invest $13 billion in a coal-to-liquid facility to support the country’s growing coal industry that is hampered by poor export infrastructure and a fall in […]

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SJC Bioenergia’s sugarcane plant to seamlessly integrate corn ethanol production

SJC Bioenergia’s sugarcane plant to seamlessly integrate corn ethanol production

May 10, 2015 |

In Brazil, SJC Bioenergia has purchased FQPT’s technologies to integrate corn ethanol production into its sugarcane-ethanol plant in Quirinopolis, Brazil. SJC Bioenergia will utilize FQPT’s  SGT milling, BOS front-end corn oil, Fiber Separation, and MSC Protein Recovery technologies, which will produce a corn based starch slurry stream which gives high yields of ethanol and co-products […]

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Freudenberg-NOK develops bio-rubber from sugarcane feedstock

Freudenberg-NOK develops bio-rubber from sugarcane feedstock

April 20, 2015 |

In Germany, with the ever-increasing emissions standards and push for sustainability solutions, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies has developed an ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber compound from a polymer produced from sugarcane-based feedstock. The bio-renewable rubber, for which development began in 2012, is made from a polymer that is made via a process that begins with […]

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Brazil’s South Central sugarcane processing down 28.45% from last year

Brazil’s South Central sugarcane processing down 28.45% from last year

December 1, 2014 |

In Brazil, sugarcane processing in the South Central Region fell 28.45% short of last year’s numbers, coming in at 23.12 million tons compared to 32.31 million last year. The crush fell only 1.24% from last year, to 538.38 million tons. The 2024/2015 season is said to be winding down than the previous growing season, especially […]

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At least three sugarcane ethanol projects planned for South Africa

At least three sugarcane ethanol projects planned for South Africa

August 22, 2014 |

In South Africa, at least three project developers are looking to set up sugarcane-based ethanol around KwaZulu Natal. An unnamed investor will reportedly American and Brazilian interests is looking at 30,000ha of irrigated sugar cane around Makhatini, Ubuhle Renewable Energy is looking to develop a 50 million liter per year facility in Siqakatha, while Silvapen […]

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