Tag: Brazil

Brazil may drop ethanol import tariff in exchange for beef exports to the US

Brazil may drop ethanol import tariff in exchange for beef exports to the US

January 17, 2018 |

In Brazil, just months after implementing the controversial move, the government is already exploring whether it should drop its 20% import tariff on ethanol imports above 600 million liters per year. The decision, however, is tied to whether or not the US drops its ban on beef imports from Brazil following a safety inspection scandal […]

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A total of 39 biodiesel plants to offer 1.2 million m3 of biodiesel at next ANP auction

A total of 39 biodiesel plants to offer 1.2 million m3 of biodiesel at next ANP auction

January 16, 2018 |

In Brazil, the list of plants authorized for the 59th ANP Biodiesel Auction was just released. This time all the plants that have registered can participate in the event. That’s because all four pending plants have solved their problems. The only change with the list previously was the inclusion of Caramuru de Sorriso (MT) in […]

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NexSteppe sees RenovaBio boosting Brazilian ethanol demand 60% in 2018

NexSteppe sees RenovaBio boosting Brazilian ethanol demand 60% in 2018

January 15, 2018 |

In Brazil, NexSteppe estimates that ethanol demand could rise 60% in 2018 as a result of RenovaBio and rising gas prices so sugarcane growers should take advantage of the opportunity and use this year to boost their plantations. Older plantations due to lack of investment that require renewing but weren’t has seen sugar production stagnate. […]

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Brazil raises soybean and corn crop estimates for 2017-18

Brazil raises soybean and corn crop estimates for 2017-18

January 14, 2018 |

In Brazil, Platts is reporting that Brazilian official crop agency Conab raised its crop estimates for soybeans and corn in 2017-18, as improved weather boosts yields and planted areas are revised higher. Conab said in a monthly report that the current soybean crop, which was already planted and is under development, will reach 110.44 million […]

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Japan opens public comment period regarding US and Brazilian GHG levels

Japan opens public comment period regarding US and Brazilian GHG levels

January 10, 2018 |

In Japan, the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry has opened a public comment period through January 18 regarding proposed policy changes that would allow the import of US-produced corn-based ethanol for ETBE by setting the greenhouse gas emissions for that ethanol at 43.15. US ethanol must be blended with Brazilian ethanol. The proposed changes […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol reaches highest level since 2014 putting competitiveness in doubt

Brazilian hydrous ethanol reaches highest level since 2014 putting competitiveness in doubt

January 10, 2018 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that hydrous ethanol prices have soared to the highest level since April 2014 as supplies tighten during the January-April inter-harvest period. Most mills have sold the majority of the season’s production, leaving low supply levels in the hands of the few. Despite stronger prices, hydrous ethanol has remained competitive to gasoline […]

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Brazil becomes net ethanol importer as 2017 imports double on year

Brazil becomes net ethanol importer as 2017 imports double on year

January 8, 2018 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that December saw ethanol imports jump 68% on the month at 84.6 million liters, 59.5 million liters of which entered through the port of Sao Luis in the Northeast, most of which came from the US. The country became a net importer of ethanol following the year’s imports totaled 1.82 billion […]

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Brazil’s competition watchdog greenlights BP and Copersucar’s ethanol trading JV

Brazil’s competition watchdog greenlights BP and Copersucar’s ethanol trading JV

January 4, 2018 |

In Brazil, the competition watchdog Cade ruled that the proposed joint venture between BP and Copersucar to own and operate a recently built ethanol storage complex in the city of Paulínia on a 50/50 basis would not negatively impact the domestic ethanol or storage market so has given the green light for the deal to […]

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Thieves steal eight ethanol trucks from Sao Paulo ethanol plant

Thieves steal eight ethanol trucks from Sao Paulo ethanol plant

January 2, 2018 |

In Brazil, a gang invaded a plant in Patrocínio Paulista (SP) and fled after loading eight trucks with ethanol in the early hours Sunday. According to the first information obtained by the Military Police, the armed robbers captured 12 employees of the Cevasa plant later on Saturday and held them hostage for about five and […]

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Brazilian sugar mills use 63.17% of cane for ethanol during H2 November

Brazilian sugar mills use 63.17% of cane for ethanol during H2 November

December 12, 2017 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that sugar mills continued to focus on ethanol production during the second half of November with 63.17% of 15.225 million metric tons of cane producing 800 million liters of ethanol. Even though the percentage of cane used for ethanol was exceptionally high, production fell from just over a billion liters two […]

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