Tag: Brazil

Market share for soy oil rises to 77% as Brazilian biodiesel feedstock

Market share for soy oil rises to 77% as Brazilian biodiesel feedstock

February 8, 2016 |

In Brazil, soy oil continues to be the feedstock of choice, with 77% of all biodiesel produced in 2015 coming from soy oil, up from 75% in 2014. A total of 3.9 billion liters were produced during the period, 15% more than the previous year. The boost in soy oil as a feedstock comes as […]

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Ethanol prices jump on hopes of exports to Brazil

Ethanol prices jump on hopes of exports to Brazil

February 8, 2016 |

In Illinois, hopes for exporting ethanol to Brazil during the inter-harvest season and drawing down on near-record stocks has helped to boost ethanol futures to December highs. Ethanol prices in Brazil are near 2011 highs with arbitrage opportunities opening up between the US and the country’s northeast region and just five cents away from entering […]

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ANP says 2015 ethanol consumption reached all-time record at 28.7 billion liters

ANP says 2015 ethanol consumption reached all-time record at 28.7 billion liters

February 4, 2016 |

In Brazil, the National Petroleum Agency said ethanol consumption was 1.55 billion liters of hydrous ethanol in December and 1.04 billion liters anhydrous, up 13% over November and 7% over the same period last year. Total ethanol consumption for 2015 reached 28.7 billion liters, up 19% from 2014 and the highest on record. The agency […]

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Ethanol prices to rise ahead of Carnival

Ethanol prices to rise ahead of Carnival

February 2, 2016 |

In Brazil, both hydrous and anhydrous ethanol prices are expected to strengthen ahead of the upcoming Carnival holiday that will see markets shut down for several days, requiring demand to be supplied ahead of time. The adage that hydrous ethanol parity with gasoline must remain below 70% remains an anomaly at the moment with prices […]

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Strong ethanol demand eating down Brazilian stocks for both hydrous and anhydrous

Strong ethanol demand eating down Brazilian stocks for both hydrous and anhydrous

February 1, 2016 |

In Brazil, continued demand for hydrous ethanol has worn down stocks in the center-south region by 40% compared to the same period last year at 2.54 billion liters on Jan. 15. Stocks were worn down significantly from December, cutting 20% just during the one-month period. Hydrous sales between April and mid-January were up 35% on […]

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European ethanol arbitrage window opens up with Brazil as US closes

European ethanol arbitrage window opens up with Brazil as US closes

January 28, 2016 |

In the Netherlands, an arbitrage window with Brazil has opened up and is now weighing on ethanol prices in Europe, rather than the US whose earlier, smaller arbitrage window was having similar effects. With the US having to pay higher taxes for entry into the European market, although Brazilian ethanol is technically more expensive, delivery […]

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Brazilian biodiesel production up 18% through November

Brazilian biodiesel production up 18% through November

January 27, 2016 |

In Brazil, biodiesel production was up 18% in 2015 through November at 3.6 billion liters but that is still less than half of the country’s installed capacity of 7.3 billion liters. The Midwest region continues to dominate production with 40% of the total, followed by 37% in the south and 13% in the southeast, which […]

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Top Brazilian biodiesel producer invests $19.5 million to double production capacity

Top Brazilian biodiesel producer invests $19.5 million to double production capacity

January 21, 2016 |

In Brazil, one of the country’s top three biodiesel producers, BSBIOS, will invest $19.5 million to double its biodiesel production capacity to 416 million liters annually. The facility will benefit from tax incentives under the Parana Competitivo program and should be completed by 2017. It uses soy oil and animal fats as feedstock, and will […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales continue to soar in December

Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales continue to soar in December

January 13, 2016 |

In Brazil, hydrous ethanol continues to take center stage with UNICA reporting that December sales reached 1.40 billion liters, up more than 8% over last year, while anhydrous sales reached 935.81 million liters, more than 16% higher than December 2014. That boost in sales is despite higher prices from increased demand weighing on pump sales, […]

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Brazilian environment ministry joins UCO project

Brazilian environment ministry joins UCO project

January 13, 2016 |

In Brazil, the Ministry of Environment is demonstrating good practices by starting a used oil collection facility at the ministry building in Brasilia that will then be transformed into biodiesel. The collected oil will be processed at the 1,000 liter per day biodiesel facility next to the Environmental Sanitation Company of the Federal District (Caesb) […]

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