Tag: Brazil

Brazilian ethanol prices seen rising in December

Brazilian ethanol prices seen rising in December

December 6, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that ethanol prices are likely to jump in December as demand for the fuel increases while stronger ICE Brent Crude futures and NYMEX RBOB futures further support them. Already ethanol prices have increased more than 4% during the first week of December and prices will likely go higher as the holiday […]

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Brazilian sugar mills continue to push more towards ethanol and shun sugar

Brazilian sugar mills continue to push more towards ethanol and shun sugar

December 3, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that sugar mills continue to shun sugar in favor of ethanol production and are investing in more production capacity of ethanol to help ensure continued focus on the fuel while the globe swims in sugar supply. That focus on ethanol already in the 2018/19 season will see sugar production at a […]

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Brazilian biodiesel production jumps while ethanol production slips

Brazilian biodiesel production jumps while ethanol production slips

November 29, 2018 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that ANP fuels agency data shows expectations of high biodiesel blending rates production jumped in October to more than 500 million liters, up 22% on the year, while total production for the year through October was 4.38 billion liters, 25% higher on the year. Ethanol production fell, on the other hand, […]

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Higher biodiesel blending next year will see Brazil consume additional 600,000 tons

Higher biodiesel blending next year will see Brazil consume additional 600,000 tons

November 28, 2018 |

In Brazil, DTN reports that biodiesel demand will increase by 600,000 metric tons per year next year when the B11 blending mandate comes in, a 1% increase over this year, as well as allowing use of B100 in transportation such as buses, bringing total demand to 3.3 million tons. Current production is around 4 million […]

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BP sees bright future for Brazil with RenovaBio

BP sees bright future for Brazil with RenovaBio

November 28, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that BP believes RenovaBio has put a positive spin on the future biofuels in the country and that the president-elect who comes into office on January 1 isn’t expected to put up obstacles to its implementation in 2020 as planned. The company has not discarded the idea of further acquisitions in […]

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Toyota close to rolling out hybrid flex-fuel vehicles in Brazil

Toyota close to rolling out hybrid flex-fuel vehicles in Brazil

November 14, 2018 |

In Brazil, Bloomberg reports that Toyota hasn’t had to spend a lot of money on “tweaking and some calibration” to get its hybrid vehicles to also run on flex-fuel, allowing for hydrous ethanol to fuel hybrid vehicles. The R&D is almost finished and the Latin American CEO for the company is ready to roll them […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol production up 45% on the year through October

Brazilian hydrous ethanol production up 45% on the year through October

November 13, 2018 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that UNICA data shows hydrous ethanol production during the second half of October rose more than 7% on the year to 955 million liters but fell nearly as much as from the first half of the month as the crush begins to wind down in the face of lower cane yields. […]

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Brazilian Federal deputy seeks to level the playing field for ethanol-based cars

Brazilian Federal deputy seeks to level the playing field for ethanol-based cars

November 13, 2018 |

In Brazil, a Federal deputy has submitted a proposal to amend current tax legislation in order for the same tax relief currently applied to electric vehicles, known as RODA 2030, is also applied to flex-fuel vehicles and those using ethanol fuel cells. Although flex-fuel vehicles have been the vehicle of choice for a number of […]

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FS Bioenergia breaks ground on second corn-based ethanol plant in Mato Grosso

FS Bioenergia breaks ground on second corn-based ethanol plant in Mato Grosso

November 12, 2018 |

In Brazil, FS Bioenergia broke ground last week on its second corn-based ethanol plant in Mato Grosso. The US$267 million facility is expected to come online in 2020 when it will produce 530 million liters of ethanol annually—double the size of its current facility in Lucas do Rio Verde—and will power the plant by using […]

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Brazilian industry looking at way to reduce soybean exports to China

Brazilian industry looking at way to reduce soybean exports to China

November 8, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that Ubrabio wants the government to return 10% of the taxes levied on soybean exports to be returned to crushers so they can compete with international demand for whole beans. China has been importing Brazilian soybeans en masse in response to the trade war with the US that has in turn […]

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