In Spain, researchers from the University of Granada teamed with the University of Campinas in Brazil to determine the ideal blend of fish oil and cooking oil to produce a new kind of biodiesel. The project looked at 13 different blends of oils in the biodiesel as well as biodiesel produced from pure oils as […]
In Brazil, Petrobras expects greater ethanol and biodiesel use to keep Q2 fuel imports flat against the previous quarter at 150,000 b/d of gasoline and about 50,000 b/d of diesel. More biofuel use thanks to recent increases in ethanol and biodiesel mandates should continue to keep control over imports but demand for ethanol remains unclear.
In Brazil, the ethanol export window to the US remains open for vertically integrated producers with a vessel booked for 40,000 cubic meters to load at the Port of Santos with Tampa as its destination. Bids and offers for Brazil ethanol exports were heard by Platts at $450 and $85 per cubic meter last week.
In Brazil, the Sugarcane Center of IAC (Agronomical Institute of Campinas) expects super cane to reach the market in the next three years, following six years of development and trials. The crop’s optimum may be two harvests ever 15 months rather than once every 12 months as sugarcane. Developing machinery to harvest the new crop […]
In Brazil, SJC Bioenergia has purchased FQPT’s technologies to integrate corn ethanol production into its sugarcane-ethanol plant in Quirinopolis, Brazil. SJC Bioenergia will utilize FQPT’s SGT milling, BOS front-end corn oil, Fiber Separation, and MSC Protein Recovery technologies, which will produce a corn based starch slurry stream which gives high yields of ethanol and co-products […]
In Brazil, Cosan expects that Raizen produced about 1% more ethanol during 2014/15 over the previous year at 2.06 billion liters, despite sugar production being down about 9% during the same period. Drought impacted the sugar content of cane, pulling down sugar production. For 2015/16, the company expects ethanol production to remain about the same […]
In Brazil, UNICA says hydrous ethanol sales soared during the first half of April at 693.7 million liters, up from 453.86 million liters during the same period last year. Higher gasoline taxes nationwide since February have helped improve demand while further support came from Minas Gerais where a lower sales tax on hydrous is encouraging […]
In Brazil, Platts expects sugar mills to have directed 68.57 percent of the sugarcane harvested during the first half of April towards ethanol production, reaching a total of 637,000 liters, including 450,000 liters of hydrous and 187,000 liter of anhydrous ethanol.
In Washington, the Energy Information Agency reported an average of 53,000 barrels per day of ethanol imports last week following a massive import of Brazilian ethanol into Florida. The imports pushed nationwide stocks to a seven week high of 21.342 million barrels, up 697,000 barrels on the week. The vast majority of that was in […]
In Brazil, the Union of Brazilian Biodiesel Producers have released a study saying that introducing B20 in the urban bus fleets of the 40 metropolitan areas across the country that have more than 500,000 inhabitants would reduce fuel production CO2 emissions by up to 70% and fuel use emissions by up to 15%. More than […]