Tag: Brazil

Brazilian mills hit hard during recent truckers strike

Brazilian mills hit hard during recent truckers strike

June 19, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that sugar mills could have processed 13 million metric tons more cane during the last half of May were it not for the truckers strike that also kept more than 300,000 tons from being exported or supplied to the local market. Ethanol production fell to 1.74 billion liters during the period […]

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Copersucar boosting ethanol production despite smaller cane crush

Copersucar boosting ethanol production despite smaller cane crush

June 18, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that Copersucar will boost its ethanol production to 4.5 billion liters this season, up from 4.3 billion liters last year. That’s from a 3% smaller anticipated cane crush of 83 million metric tons. Currently, ethanol gives the equivalent of 16 cents per pound of sugar compared to raw sugar prices sold […]

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Brazilian mills hit hard during recent truckers strike

Brazilian mills hit hard during recent truckers strike

June 12, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that sugar mills could have processed 13 million metric tons more cane during the last half of May were it not for the truckers strike that also kept more than 300,000 tons from being exported or supplied to the local market. Ethanol production fell to 1.74 billion liters during the period […]

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Brazilian ethanol imports fell in May as sugarcane crush ramps up

Brazilian ethanol imports fell in May as sugarcane crush ramps up

June 11, 2018 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that as the sugarcane crush as ramped up, boosting domestic ethanol production and supplies, demand for imports have fallen significantly to 103.3 million liters in May, the lowest seen since December when it imported 84.6 million liters. So far, ethanol imports for the year through May are up 6% at 1.15 […]

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Brazilian sugar industry fears more fuel market manipulation on the horizon

Brazilian sugar industry fears more fuel market manipulation on the horizon

June 7, 2018 |

In Brazil, Platts and Valor Economico report that the sugarcane industry is worried further fuel market manipulation could be on the cards following the resignation of Petrobras’ CEO under pressure of the recent truckers strike that saw much of the country’s economy shut down, including sugar mills. There are concerns that further manipulation in both […]

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Longping look to growing Brazilian corn ethanol industry to help double market share

Longping look to growing Brazilian corn ethanol industry to help double market share

May 30, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that the new Chinese owners of DowDuPont’s Brazilian seed business Longping are looking to double their market share in the country’s corn seed market to 30% from the current 15% partly on the back of growth in the corn ethanol sector in the center-west region. The company is also looking to […]

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Brazil lowers biofuel blending mandates in face of truckers strike

Brazil lowers biofuel blending mandates in face of truckers strike

May 29, 2018 |

In Brazil, ICIS reports that the country lowered its blending mandates for both ethanol and biodiesel last week in response to the truckers’ strike that kept fuel from reaching depots and consumers such as sugar mills. Biodiesel is allowed for blends as high as possible but not mandated at 10% as usual while ethanol blending […]

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Brazilian watchdog steps in with ways to lower fuel prices include ethanol deregulation

Brazilian watchdog steps in with ways to lower fuel prices include ethanol deregulation

May 29, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters says the country’s monopoly watchdog is exploring nine proposals that would help break the anticompetitive hold on fuel pricing, an industry often accused of corruption and collusion that led to the truckers strike this past week, bringing sugarcane mills and soybean processors among others to a screeching halt. Allowing ethanol producers to […]

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Hydrous ethanol sales grow 35% for Brazil’s Centre-South

Hydrous ethanol sales grow 35% for Brazil’s Centre-South

May 27, 2018 |

In Brazil, Centre-South ethanol producers have sold 759.75 million litres (200.70 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol in the domestic market in the first 15 days of May, which is a 34.68% year-on-year increase, according to Renewables Now. “Anhydrous ethanol sales amounted to 327.29 million litres for a 9.87% decrease from the volume registered in the […]

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Embrapa teams with DowDuPont’s agri arm to enhance Brazilian crops

Embrapa teams with DowDuPont’s agri arm to enhance Brazilian crops

May 24, 2018 |

In Brazil, Embrapa and Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, signed an agreement to conduct leading-edge research to enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of Brazilian farming. The research will focus on genomics to improve the pest and drought tolerance of crops, enhance the post-harvest quality of agricultural products and minimize the environmental impact of farming. […]

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