Tag: Brazil

Brazilian biodiesel production stable in March but ethanol soars 24%

Brazilian biodiesel production stable in March but ethanol soars 24%

April 27, 2016 |

In Brazil, biodiesel production remained stable in March at 321,000 cubic meters, bringing the quarterly total to 892,000 cu m. The country’s total installed production capacity is 7,243,000 cu m as of March, though many facilities remain mothballed due to lack of demand. The Midwest region accounts for 40% of the production capacity while the […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices stabilize while anhydrous slips slightly

Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices stabilize while anhydrous slips slightly

April 27, 2016 |

In Brazil, hydrous ethanol prices have stabilized and even strengthened slightly by 0.25% during the week of 18-22 April to $1.46/gal as sellers stayed away from the market. Steady prices in the Center-South region have encouraged trade coming in from other states such as Goias. The trend is curious considering the crush continues to strengthen […]

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Clariant’s sunliquid technology price competitive with Brazilian sugarcane ethanol

Clariant’s sunliquid technology price competitive with Brazilian sugarcane ethanol

April 25, 2016 |

In Brazil, testing on Clariant’s sunliquid technology has confirmed that the cost per liter of cellulosic ethanol can achieve price competitiveness with sugarcane ethanol prices in Brazil. Clariant’s testing evaluated over 40 containers of sugargane bagasse and tops & leaves from Brazil at its pilot and precommercial facilities in Germany, and achieved a yield of […]

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Bankruptcy-protected Brazilian soy processor looks to restart biodiesel in 2017

Bankruptcy-protected Brazilian soy processor looks to restart biodiesel in 2017

April 21, 2016 |

In Brazil, soybean processor Camera—which is currently seeking to restructure debt with creditors—has seen revenues increase 60% during the first quarter, something which will help their argument to continue on the path to recovery since filing for bankruptcy protection in 2014. Since then the company’s biodiesel processing facility has been mothballed. If all goes well […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices down 30% since mid-March

Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices down 30% since mid-March

April 21, 2016 |

In Brazil, hydrous ethanol prices continue to fall thanks to the early onset of the sugarcane crush in March, will prices down 30% since mid-March. Prices for the week of April 11-15 fell 4.4% on the week to $1.439/gal plus taxes. Though prices are falling, they are still not in line with the 70% parity […]

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Brazilian ethanol production triples during the end of March

Brazilian ethanol production triples during the end of March

April 14, 2016 |

In Brazil, the volume of sugarcane crushed during the second half of March was nearly triple that seen last year at 14 million metric tons during which time ethanol production doubled to 581.5 million liters form 222.4 million liters last year. Ethanol production accounted for 66.6% of cane crushed during the period, compared to 70% […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol consumption slides 20% in March

Brazilian hydrous ethanol consumption slides 20% in March

April 13, 2016 |

In Brazil, increased ethanol production is boosting supplies and lowering prices, but not in time to have an impact on hydrous ethanol sales in March that fell 20% on the year to 1.12 billion liters.  On the other hand, anhydrous sales jumped more than 16% during the same period to 1 billion liters as drivers […]

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UNICA says 2015/16 crush highest on record

UNICA says 2015/16 crush highest on record

April 13, 2016 |

In Brazil, UNICA said the 2015/16 crush was the highest on record at 617.65 million metric tons, up more than 8% over the previous season, a record 28.22 billion liters of ethanol produced, more than 2 billion more than the previous record. Of the total ethanol production, anhydrous accounted for 17.58 billion liters while the […]

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Hydrous ethanol prices slump 13% as mills offload old stock and new

Hydrous ethanol prices slump 13% as mills offload old stock and new

April 12, 2016 |

In Brazil, hydrous ethanol prices slumped significantly last week as the crush ramped up and brought large volumes to the market. Mills are trying to offload the last of last season’s supplies, adding to pressure on the market with prices at $1.53/gal, down 13% on top of the 10% price drop the week before. Anhydrous […]

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Brazilian ethanol prices fall as crush ramps up but more support for anhydrous

Brazilian ethanol prices fall as crush ramps up but more support for anhydrous

April 6, 2016 |

In Brazil, hydrous ethanol prices fell 10% in a week to $1.71/gal while anhydrous fell by less than 3% at $2.07/gal due to a rapid influx of supplies on the market as the sugarcane crush ramps up. With mills online earlier than usual, demand for imports from the US during the inter-harvest period will slump […]

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