Tag: Brazil

Brazilian and Colombian researchers say sugarcane energy could provide $35 billion to Latin America over 10 years

Brazilian and Colombian researchers say sugarcane energy could provide $35 billion to Latin America over 10 years

April 19, 2018 |

In Brazil, Brazilian and Colombian researchers have determined that expanding sugarcane ethanol production throughout Latin America could not only reduce fossil fuel imports but also provide green electricity through co-generation from bagasse providing economic benefits and savings of $35 billion over 10 years. With current molasses supplies, the researchers say Guatemala, Nicaragua and Cuba could […]

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Brazilian researchers to fungi to understand enzymes for 2G ethanol hydrolysis

Brazilian researchers to fungi to understand enzymes for 2G ethanol hydrolysis

April 16, 2018 |

In Brazil, production of second-generation (2G) ethanol from sugarcane requires enzymatic hydrolysis, in which enzymes from microorganisms act together to break down and convert the carbohydrates in sugarcane straw and bagasse into sugars capable of undergoing fermentation. Understanding the genetic mechanisms that regulate the control and production of hydrolytic enzymes by microorganisms is considered fundamental […]

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Brazil H2 March ethanol production up 79%

Brazil H2 March ethanol production up 79%

April 11, 2018 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that the early start to the sugarcane crush saw ethanol production jump 79% on the year during the second half of March at 445 million liters as mills sought to fill the ethanol supply gap that is currently being filled by imports form the US. Hydrous production was also 82% higher […]

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Latest Brazilian biodiesel auction sources 928.2 million liters at an average 71 cents per liter

Latest Brazilian biodiesel auction sources 928.2 million liters at an average 71 cents per liter

April 11, 2018 |

In Brazil, the most recent biodiesel auction held on Tuesday to supply the domestic B10 mandate during May and June sold 928.2 million liters from more than 1 billion liters offered by 38 producers. Of the total volume offered for sale, 99.4% carried the social seal. Total income generated at the auction held by the […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices fall more than 8% during first week of crush

Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices fall more than 8% during first week of crush

April 10, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that hydrous ethanol prices fell more than 8% during the first week of the new crop year to $1.84 per gallon as mills focus on ethanol production rather than sugar as is traditional during the early part of the season when rains can still impact the quality of cane. Despite the […]

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Brazilian ethanol imports hit record high in March at 325.6 million liters

Brazilian ethanol imports hit record high in March at 325.6 million liters

April 9, 2018 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that ethanol imports reached a record high of 325.6 million liters in March, 12% higher than March 2017—when the previous record was set—and nearly double the volume imported in February. That said, Q1 imports were down 9% from the year prior at 653.2 million liters. The boost in volume was as […]

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Rabobank believes Brazil’s “ethanol parity” no longer relevant to global sugar market

Rabobank believes Brazil’s “ethanol parity” no longer relevant to global sugar market

April 4, 2018 |

In Brazil, Agrimoney reports that Rabobank believes the “ethanol parity”—or the equivalent price of ethanol in sugar terms which has traditionally dictated when mills will focus on ethanol or sugar production, depending on the better return—is no longer relevant to the global sugar market. Up until now, eyes from around the world looked to Brazilian […]

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Brazil to open up public comment period on RenovaBio

Brazil to open up public comment period on RenovaBio

April 4, 2018 |

In Brazil, the Ministry of Mines and Energy held the first meeting of the RenovaBio Committee on Monday, formed to assist in the definition of national targets reduction of compulsory emissions to the fuel matrix. The first meeting defined the date of public consultation of the goals and presentation and approval of the Program Work […]

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US won’t talk steel tariffs with Brazil until ethanol import tariffs is on the table

US won’t talk steel tariffs with Brazil until ethanol import tariffs is on the table

March 28, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that the US won’t start talking about the recently announced import tariffs on steel until Brazil starts talking about rethinking its stance on ethanol import tariffs. Negotiations between the two countries that includes other issues such as Open Skies and supporting Brazil’s request to join the OECD are also on the […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol production soars 70% on year during H1 March

Brazilian hydrous ethanol production soars 70% on year during H1 March

March 26, 2018 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that UNICA figures show hydrous ethanol production during the first half of March jumped 70% on the year to 244 million liters, more than double that produced during the last half of February. With hydrous ethanol prices reaching the highest levels since Platts began tracking them in April 2014, it’s no […]

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