Tag: Brazil

Brazilian corn ethanol production to double by 2018

Brazilian corn ethanol production to double by 2018

March 27, 2017 |

In Brazil, the country is looking to double its ethanol production from corn by 2018 in an effort to boost supplies during the sugarcane inter-crop season. At the moment, three sugarcane mills in Mato Grasso also produce ethanol from corn following the example of a first mill who introduced the idea successfully in 2011. Two […]

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Brazilian biodiesel production fell in January but feedstock mix is diversifying

Brazilian biodiesel production fell in January but feedstock mix is diversifying

March 23, 2017 |

In Brazil, this year is not starting in the most positive way for biodiesel plants. According to data recently released by the ANP, the production in January was a disappointing 255.3 million liters, down 5.9% on the year. The raw materials mix of the Brazilian biodiesel industry is still in transition at the beginning of […]

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Brazil February ethanol sales slipped ahead of start to new crush

Brazil February ethanol sales slipped ahead of start to new crush

March 15, 2017 |

In Brazil, February hydrous ethanol sales slipped nearly 7% on the month to 836.45 billion liters while anhydrous slipped around 5% to 816.80 million liters, with less than 40 million liters intended for export. More than 1 billion liters were intended for direct consumption. The country’s corn-based ethanol production is also on the rise with […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol parity edging closer 70%

Brazilian hydrous ethanol parity edging closer 70%

March 14, 2017 |

In Brazil, lower hydrous ethanol prices due to mills looking to make space ahead of the approaching sugarcane crush have led to a lower parity with gasoline at just over 74%, down a percentage point from a week prior and two percentage points from a month prior. Though technically hydrous is not competitive with gasoline […]

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Brazilian February ethanol imports jump to highest since December 2011

Brazilian February ethanol imports jump to highest since December 2011

March 14, 2017 |

In Brazil, the country imported 257.4 million liters of ethanol in February, nearly 50% than in January and the most since December 2011. About 82% of the import were to the North-Northeast region of the country with nearly all of the supplies coming from the US. With cane mills focusing more on sugar last season […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices sink under the pressure of upcoming crush

Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices sink under the pressure of upcoming crush

March 7, 2017 |

In Brazil, as mills prepare for the start of the next crush officially from April 1, they are offloading last season ethanol as is usual for this time of year, a move that has forced prices down to six month lows of 49 cents per liter for hydrous. The situation is further worsened by Petrobras’ […]

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Embrapa Agroenergia identifies microalgae that can live off vinasse and pome

Embrapa Agroenergia identifies microalgae that can live off vinasse and pome

March 7, 2017 |

In Brazil, Embrapa Agroenergia (DF) was able to identify species of microalgae that can be cultivated in liquid waste from agroindustrial processes, effluents.This crop can generate renewable raw material for biofuels, feed, cosmetics and various other products.The research, which lasted three years, also resulted in the discovery of previously unknown species in Brazilian biodiversity. The […]

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Cosan sees Brazilian ethanol market remaining tight as mills keep focus on sugar

Cosan sees Brazilian ethanol market remaining tight as mills keep focus on sugar

February 20, 2017 |

In Brazil, Cosan says the domestic ethanol situation remains tight, providing for better margins than otherwise would be as cane millers continue to focus on sugar production while the global market remains in the last phases of deficit. The company plans to invest up to $777 million in cane this season, perhaps 15% more than […]

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Tereos finalizes purchase of Petrobras’ 45.9% Guarani stake

Tereos finalizes purchase of Petrobras’ 45.9% Guarani stake

February 7, 2017 |

In Brazil, Tereos made the $202 million cash payment and other conditions set out for the purchase of Petrobras’ 45.9% stake in Guarani, making the French company the 100% sole owner of Guarani’s eight sugar and ethanol assets in Brazil and Mozambique. The deal was agreed in December as Petrobras’ final divestiture from the ethanol […]

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Fitch Ratings sees Brazilian mills continuing to focus on sugar despite ethanol demand

Fitch Ratings sees Brazilian mills continuing to focus on sugar despite ethanol demand

February 2, 2017 |

In Brazil, high sugar prices are expected to offset the potentially negative impact on profitability coming from higher taxes on ethanol in the Brazilian sugar and ethanol (S&E) Industry, according to Fitch Ratings. World sugar prices are expected to remain high in 2017 due to positive industry fundamentals relative to increasing demand and declining production […]

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