Tag: Brazil

Brazilian mills could boost ethanol production to 53.7% of the crush next season

Brazilian mills could boost ethanol production to 53.7% of the crush next season

September 20, 2017 |

In Brazil, increased ethanol production is expected to cut sugar production to three-year lows next season as ethanol prices become more profitable for mills in the year starting in April 2018. Kingsman expects the smallest crush in four years at 575 million metric tons, due to slow cane renovation rates as a result of poor […]

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Brazil to boost to B10 for March 1, 2018

Brazil to boost to B10 for March 1, 2018

September 18, 2017 |

In Brazil, the country will boost its biodiesel blending mandate to 10% from March 1, 2018 but formalization of the policy won’t likely come until the end of the year when the National Energy Policy Council is expected to approve it, either at its scheduled meeting in December or an earlier special session if required. […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales jump 23% in August

Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales jump 23% in August

September 14, 2017 |

In Brazil, hydrous ethanol sales volumes jumped more than 23% during August compared to the month prior at 1.37 billion liters, with total ethanol sales reaching 2.39 billion liters. Only about 200,000 liters were destined for export. For the last two weeks of August, mills produced 1.02 billion liters of hydrous and 749.44 million liters of […]

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Brazil willing to sacrifice sugar in exchange for ethanol access to Europe

Brazil willing to sacrifice sugar in exchange for ethanol access to Europe

September 11, 2017 |

In Belgium, Brazil said last week during EU-Mercosur negotiations that it is willing to put aside demands for additional sugar market access if it is granted markets for ethanol and beef. Pressure is on to get the deal done by year’s end in light of Brexit and the US Administration’s shift in trade priorities away […]

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Platts sees Brazil producing more ethanol in H2 August thanks to wet weather

Platts sees Brazil producing more ethanol in H2 August thanks to wet weather

September 11, 2017 |

In Brazil, a Platts survey estimates that wet weather will have led to more ethanol production during the second half of August with analysts seeing more than 51% of the likely 41.95 million metric ton crush going towards ethanol rather than sugar. Since August 4, sugar prices have only paid better than ethanol prices for […]

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Chinese company invests in new biodiesel technology production in Brazil

Chinese company invests in new biodiesel technology production in Brazil

September 6, 2017 |

In Brazil, following the successful pilot demonstrating a new biodiesel technology developed in China undertake by the Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute for Graduate Studies and Engineering Research in Rio de Janeiro, China’s Biostar company will buy an 80% stake in Mato Grosso-based Produção de Biodiesel Parecis Ltda to produce biodiesel using the new technology. Biostar […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales jumped 14% during H1 August

Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales jumped 14% during H1 August

September 5, 2017 |

In Brazil, hydrous ethanol sales rose more than 14% during the first half of August compared to the previous two weeks at 644.28 million liters while anhydrous sales fell to 390.56 million liters from the 427.28 million liters sold during H2 July. Total ethanol sales held fairly steady at 1.03 billion liters compared to the […]

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Brazil’s ethanol import quota and tax comes into effect

Brazil’s ethanol import quota and tax comes into effect

September 4, 2017 |

In Brazil, the 20% import tax on ethanol imports above 600 million liters per year or 150 million liters per quarter came into effect on Friday, and are set to last for two years. The Brazilian government had long sought to create a global market for ethanol trade so was against such protections but the […]

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Brazilian mills switch over to more ethanol production during H1 August

Brazilian mills switch over to more ethanol production during H1 August

August 29, 2017 |

In Brazil, mills have begun to switch over to ethanol production in light of falling sugar prices and the decision to impose a 20% tariff on imports above a 600 million liter per year quota. UNICA’s bimonthly report shows that just under 50% of cane was used for ethanol production during the first half of […]

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Brazil’s CTC shortlists four states to cite future US research station

Brazil’s CTC shortlists four states to cite future US research station

August 24, 2017 |

In Brazil, the Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira has shortlisted four potential sites for its expansion into the US: North Carolina’s Research Triangle; Gainesville, Florida; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Missouri. The expansion is aimed at integrating expertise on new gene technologies not easily found at home. The Florida and Louisiana sites offer obvious sugarcane connections, the […]

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