Tag: Brazil

Saudi oil attack could spur further Brazilian ethanol demand domestically

Saudi oil attack could spur further Brazilian ethanol demand domestically

September 18, 2019 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that Petrobras is not yet clear how much of the oil price increase on international markets resulting from the attack on Saudi oil production over the weekend will be passed on to consumers. Any increase in price is likely to be good for ethanol demand. Sugar mills are already dedicating around […]

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Ethanol groups displeased with Brazil’s TRQ increase

Ethanol groups displeased with Brazil’s TRQ increase

September 5, 2019 |

In Washington, key ethanol groups are displeased with Brazil’s increase of 150 million liters per year in ethanol market access rather than removing the quota completely. Emily Skor, CEO, Growth Energy: “We appreciate the U.S. government’s efforts to raise the TRQ, however we are disappointed that Brazil did not remove their tariff completely to allow a fully […]

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Brazilian ethanol exports jump in August to highest since October 2013

Brazilian ethanol exports jump in August to highest since October 2013

September 3, 2019 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that the country exported the most ethanol in August since October 2013 at 314 million liters, up from 241 million liters in August 2018, thanks to sugar mills continuing to focus on ethanol production rather than sugar as has been the case for the past two years. August’s figure is also […]

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China seen not likely to import Brazilian ethanol, dashing hopes

China seen not likely to import Brazilian ethanol, dashing hopes

September 2, 2019 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that despite a trade mission to China recently, including visiting COFCO who owns four Brazilian sugar mills, the country isn’t likely to see a large boost in Chinese ethanol demand last year. One key reason is that a COFCO official said China wasn’t likely to implement the E10 blending mandate as […]

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Brazil to allow more US ethanol under tariff-free program but only for a year

Brazil to allow more US ethanol under tariff-free program but only for a year

September 2, 2019 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that the country has decided to allow tariff-free imports of US-origin ethanol under the same quota conditions as the past handful of years, but the trade regime has only been extended for a single year rather than two years like the last renewal. The current regime expired on Saturday. On the […]

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UNICA sees sugar production falling to 14-year low thanks to ethanol

UNICA sees sugar production falling to 14-year low thanks to ethanol

August 29, 2019 |

In Brazil, Bloomberg reports that UNICA is expected to tell a government committee dealing with ethanol and supplies that growing ethanol demand domestically has pushed sugar production down to its lowest level in 14 years to 25 million metric tons. UNICA hasn’t updated its production figures publicly so far this season, choosing only to report […]

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Brazilian ethanol production seen reaching 31.6 billion liters this year

Brazilian ethanol production seen reaching 31.6 billion liters this year

August 27, 2019 |

In Brazil, Agencia Brasil reports that data from the national supply agency CONAB shows ethanol production could reach 31.6 billion liters this year with 1.34 billion liters coming from corn and the rest from sugarcane. More than 94% of the corn-based ethanol comes from the country’s center-west region. Anhydrous ethanol production was seen rising 12.6% […]

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Braskem teams with French research center to develop new bio-solutions

Braskem teams with French research center to develop new bio-solutions

August 22, 2019 |

In Brazil, Braskem announced a collaboration agreement with the prestigious European research center Toulouse White Biotechnology (TWB) for the development of renewable solutions. Specializing in scientific projects, the center will be an important partner for advancing new research and development routes based on natural resources, which will contribute to progress in sustainable, innovative solutions and economically […]

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Brazilian biodiesel auction sells 1.14 billion liters at under 70 cents per liter

Brazilian biodiesel auction sells 1.14 billion liters at under 70 cents per liter

August 21, 2019 |

In Brazil, Renewables Now reports that the ANP energy regulator’s most recent biodiesel auction to secure fuel for the national 11% blending mandate saw 1.14 billion liters of biodiesel sold at an average price of under 70 cents per liter. The total volume of fuel contracted was worth about $804 million, of which 99.74% had […]

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Brazilian biodiesel sales break record at ANP auction

Brazilian biodiesel sales break record at ANP auction

August 15, 2019 |

In Brazil, after reaching a record volume of biodiesel sold at an ANP auction of 1.08 billion liters, BiodieselBR reports that the auction was suspended automatically Wednesday night until Thursday morning when it was expected to resume. A total of 1.2 billion liters were expected to be sold during the auction for use during September […]

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