Tag: Brazil

Brazilian ethanol production falls slightly on year during H1 July

Brazilian ethanol production falls slightly on year during H1 July

July 25, 2017 |

In Brazil, UNICA says that the ethanol-sugar mix during the first half of July was just below 50% with 49.62% of cane going towards ethanol production, down from 52.34% during the same period last year. Ethanol production fell in line with the lower usage rate to 1.88 billion liters, down 1.93% on the year. Overall […]

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UNICA teams with Brazilian auto manufacturers to boost ethanol use in vehicles

UNICA teams with Brazilian auto manufacturers to boost ethanol use in vehicles

July 24, 2017 |

In Brazil, UNICA recently signed an MOU with the local auto manufacturers association Anfavea to work together towards reducing emissions in vehicles and improving energy efficiency. Use of ethanol in vehicles will be high on the common agenda, a move which coincides with the RenovaBio program the government will push through later this year to […]

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Brazil raises taxes on gasoline and ethanol

Brazil raises taxes on gasoline and ethanol

July 22, 2017 |

In Brazil, the federal government raised gasoline, diesel and ethanol taxes to raise money to lower their deficit down to R$139 billion (about USD$44 billion) by the end of this year. The gasoline tax was increased from R$0.3816 (USD$.12) to R$0.7925 (USD$.25) per liter and for diesel fuel from R$0.2480 (USD$.07) to R$0.4615 (USD$.15) per […]

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USDA predicts soybean output to decline over last year

USDA predicts soybean output to decline over last year

July 22, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that despite its downward estimate of global production, the USDA continues to take an optimistic outlook on 2017/18 global soybean output. The agricultural department expects world production to decline by 7 million tons to 345 million tons. The reason is a decline in Brazilian production, Agrarmarkt Informationsgesellschaft (AMI) reports. The USDA […]

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Brazilian ethanol prices higher on rumors of increased gasoline taxes

Brazilian ethanol prices higher on rumors of increased gasoline taxes

July 20, 2017 |

In Brazil, the government may increase the CIDE or PIS/Cofins taxes on gasoline, a move which has supported ethanol prices in response. The former would take 90 days to be implemented but the latter could come into place immediately, however the level of possible taxation is not yet clear. PIS/Cofins could also be applied to […]

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Brazilian anhydrous ethanol stocks slip while hydrous increases

Brazilian anhydrous ethanol stocks slip while hydrous increases

July 17, 2017 |

In Brazil, stocks of anhydrous ethanol slipped 3% on the year at 1.59 billion liters as of July 1 as higher consumption is met with lower production due to mills choosing to produce sugar over ethanol thanks to higher prices. Hydrous stocks increased 2% to nearly 1.96 billion liters as cheaper gasoline prices kept drivers […]

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Brazilian researchers determine ultrafine particles in air falls with more ethanol use

Brazilian researchers determine ultrafine particles in air falls with more ethanol use

July 17, 2017 |

In Brazil, the concentration of ultrafine particles less than 50 nanometers in diameter rose by one-third in the air of São Paulo, Brazil, when higher ethanol prices induced drivers to switch from ethanol to gasoline, according to a new study by a Northwestern University chemist, a National University of Singapore economist and two University of […]

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Brazilian ethanol production during H2 behind consumption

Brazilian ethanol production during H2 behind consumption

July 13, 2017 |

In Brazil, of the 2.12 billion liters of ethanol sold during the second half of June, just 149.46 million liters were intended for export while the rest was consumed domestically. Of the total, 838.7 million liters were hydrous. Consumption was higher than the 1.78 billion liters produced during the same period, 963.95 million liters of which were […]

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Truck carrying 20,000 liters of biodiesel rolls over in Brazil

Truck carrying 20,000 liters of biodiesel rolls over in Brazil

July 12, 2017 |

In Brazil, a truck carrying 20,000 liters of biodiesel rolled over on Tuesday on the Ribeirão Água Branca, on the MT-249 highway, near Nova Mutum municipality (241 km from Cuiabá). According to information from the fire department, the 32-year-old driver of the Iveco Stralis red truck, with license plates from Porto Velho (RO), was on the way to […]

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Platts expects Brazil H2 ethanol production to come in at 1.84 billion liters

Platts expects Brazil H2 ethanol production to come in at 1.84 billion liters

July 11, 2017 |

In Brazil, Platts expects ethanol production during the second half of June to increase 22% from early in the month but to fall 6% on the year at 1.84 billion liters. With drier weather during the reporting period expected to increase the cane crush to 46.7 million metric tons, with nearly half of it going […]

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