Tag: Brazil

Brazil flex mills running both cane and corn for year-round production

Brazil flex mills running both cane and corn for year-round production

November 19, 2017 |

In Brazil, ethanol producers in the central cane belt region are using corn to fill in the production gap when cane is not in harvest for biofuel. Most Brazilian ethanol producers in the area have an idle period for three months when there is no cane harvesting, but six plants are currently operating during those […]

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Brazilian soy processor to produce ethanol from soy molasses

Brazilian soy processor to produce ethanol from soy molasses

November 16, 2017 |

In Brazil, Caramuru announced it will make ethanol—not biodiesel—and soy lecithin from soybeans at its soy processing facility in Mato Grasso. The plant already produces soybean meal, makes biodiesel, and stores grain but will now also produce 6.8 million liters of hydrous ethanol and 3,000 metric tons of lecithin from leftover soy molasses that is […]

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Brazilian researcher given award for improving GHG emissions of sugarcane production

Brazilian researcher given award for improving GHG emissions of sugarcane production

November 15, 2017 |

In Brazil, the director of the Center for Research and Development of Soils and Environmental Resources at the Agronomic Institute of Campinas has been awarded the Norman Borlaug Award on World Fertilizer Day by the International Fertilizers Association for developing a method of sugarcane cultivation that reduces GHG emissions. The method integrates urease inhibitors that […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales jumped 22% during H2 October

Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales jumped 22% during H2 October

November 14, 2017 |

In Brazil, hydrous ethanol sales jumped nearly 22% on the year during the second half of October to 1.5 billion liters. With anhydrous sales at 794.46 million liters, total ethanol sales were up more than 15% during the period at 2.46 billion liters. Only about 171.97 million liters of the total sales were for exports. […]

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RenovaBio bill presented to Congress at last

RenovaBio bill presented to Congress at last

November 14, 2017 |

In Brazil, the president of the Parliamentary Biofuel Front in the national Congress presented the bill to create the long-awaited RenovaBio program though it’s not yet clear if it will be subjected to an emergency process pushing it through faster than usual. He said that without this policy to ensure increased investment in biofuels, the […]

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RFA, Growth Energy and USGC want USTR to strip Brazil of GSP status

RFA, Growth Energy and USGC want USTR to strip Brazil of GSP status

November 13, 2017 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the US Grains Council sent a letter to the US Trade Representative asking him to remove Brazil’s preferential status in retaliation for the import tariff and quota set for ethanol imports into Brazil. Removing Brazil’s GSP status wouldn’t just impact ethanol imports but all other imports […]

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Brazilian biodiesel consumption to jump 31% thanks to B10 next year

Brazilian biodiesel consumption to jump 31% thanks to B10 next year

November 9, 2017 |

In Brazil, biodiesel production is set to soar 31% to 5.5 billion liters next year on the back of a higher blending mandate that will go to 10% from this year’s 8%. The boost to B10 will come a year earlier, beginning in March 2018, following a decision by the national energy council, known as […]

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Platts sees US 2018 ethanol exports to Brazil at 1.7 billion liters despite tariff

Platts sees US 2018 ethanol exports to Brazil at 1.7 billion liters despite tariff

November 8, 2017 |

In Brazil, Platts expects the US to export 1.7 billion liters of ethanol to Brazil next year, down slightly from the 1.8 billion liters seen for this year, despite the new 20% import duty on imports above 600 million liters, as center-south mills won’t be able to boost supplies to the north-northeast as higher gasoline […]

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Copersucar sees Brazilian sugar mills producing 1 billion extra liters of ethanol next year

Copersucar sees Brazilian sugar mills producing 1 billion extra liters of ethanol next year

November 6, 2017 |

In Brazil, Copersucar expects sugar mills to continue their focus on ethanol production over sugar in the next center-south sugarcane harvest set to kick off in April. The company’s CEO says with the same amount of cane likely to be crushed next year as this year, it could account for an extra 1 billion liters […]

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ANP says Brazilian hydrous ethanol consumption jumped 16% in September

ANP says Brazilian hydrous ethanol consumption jumped 16% in September

November 1, 2017 |

In Brazil, the ANP says domestic consumption of hydrous ethanol jumped 16% from August to September to 1.31 billion liters, 93% of which was consumed in the center-south region where most flex-fuel cars are located. Petrobras continues to raise gasoline prices, making hydrous cheaper at the pump even when prices increase as well. In September, […]

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