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Brazil: Biofuels Digest’s 10 Top Trends for 2014

After the inter-harvest season — what’s up in the Big South? Brazil’s on the move on a number of fronts — sales, diversification of products and feedstocks, and even in engine development. Let’s look at the Top 10 Trends. 1. Feedstock diversification. If you thought it was all cane, cane, cane, think again. There’s a lot […]

April 17, 2014 More

Brazilian ethanol sales reached a record 23.07 billion liters in 2013/14

In Brazil, domestic ethanol sales during 2013/14 reached an all-time high of 23.07 billion liters, compared to 18.68 billion liters during the previous season. Hydrous ethanol sales saw more than a 16% increase while anhydrous sales jumped nearly 36%. Much of the increase was due to the implementation of a 25% ethanol blend, which the […]

April 17, 2014 More

Brazilian biodiesel producers supply 463.8 million liters at ANP auction

In Brazil, the ANP’s bimonthly biodiesel auction held on Friday saw 463.8 million liters sold to supply the country’s B5 blending mandate. A total of 735.2 million liters were offered at auction with more than 98% of it complying with the social seal standard even though only a minimum of 80% of the volume had […]

April 14, 2014 More

Brazilian ag ministry announces push to boost ethanol blend to 27.5%

In Brazil, the agriculture ministry has confirmed that it is looking to increase the blend of anhydrous ethanol in gasoline to 27.5% from the current 25%. Such a move is expected to reduce Petrobras’ fuel imports, helping to offset some of its losses. The Brazilian stock exchange BOVESPA responded favorable to Petrobras on Friday after […]

April 14, 2014 More

Ethanol production seen hitting record in Brazil despite drought

In Brazil, despite the draught that has damaged sugarcane so far this year, the national agriculture statistics agency Conab expects ethanol production to increase 1.47% to a record of 28.37 billion liters. Ethanol production in the northeast will increase 4.53% to just over 2 billion liters. Overall sugarcane production should increase 2% to just under […]

April 10, 2014 More

Brazilian ethanol production leaps during the first half of March

In Brazil, a boost in cane processing during the first half of March has seen ethanol production jump to 25.226 million liters, up more than a thousand percent over the same period last year when 2.173 million liters was produced. As many as 40 mills were expected to be online by the end of March. […]

April 1, 2014 More

Paraguay exports ethanol to Brazil

In Paraguay, ethanol producers are supplying fuel to Brazil, will 5 million liters being supplied via truck to Mato Grosso do Sul and Sao Paulo states. An oversupply of ethanol in the local market means that some ethanol plants won’t produce during the upcoming season. Currently the domestic blend is at 25% but there are […]

March 31, 2014 More

Brazilian mill starts harvest early to head off El Niño

In Brazil, Grupo Virgolino de Oliveira said it’s starting its cane harvest early because of fears that an El Niño weather pattern may be development that could later negatively impact its harvest, and therefore ethanol and sugar production. The group harvests 10 million metric tons of cane annually.

March 31, 2014 More

Brazilian ethanol production seen even or falling this year

In Brazil, FO Licht expects ethanol production to remain stead at 25.35 billion liters during the 2014/15 season, compared to 25.5 billion liters during the previous season. Mills are expected to continue their preference for ethanol over sugar, something which combined with a drought-impacted cane crop may help to reduce sugar production by up to […]

March 25, 2014 More

Biofuel producers want government to boost ethanol and biodiesel blends

In Brazil, UNICA is pushing for the ethanol blend to go to 27.5% from the current 25%, which the industry association says is the only immediate way to support the sugar and ethanol industry. Biodiesel producers are pushing for B7, up from the current B5. Due to increased fuel consumption, the country’s gasoline deficit is […]

March 19, 2014 More