Tag: Brazil

Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales down 15% on year in July but still high for 2016

Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales down 15% on year in July but still high for 2016

August 25, 2016 |

In Brazil, the National Petroleum Agency ANP said domestic hydrous ethanol sales were down 15% on the year in July at 1.31 billion liters but the volume was 4% higher than in June and the second-highest volume of sales so far in 2016 following May’s record of 1.32 billion liters. Of the total, 93% of […]

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Brazilian government to drop PIS/Cofins tax breaks in December for good

Brazilian government to drop PIS/Cofins tax breaks in December for good

August 25, 2016 |

In Brazil, the government has decided to not renew PIS/Cofins tax breaks at the pump for ethanol following their expiry in December. The effect will be to encourage mills to produce more sugar because ethanol will be less attractive at the pump. The country’s lack of financial strength is the reason for ending the tax […]

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Brazilian researchers develop vehicle that runs 300km+ on one liter of ethanol

Brazilian researchers develop vehicle that runs 300km+ on one liter of ethanol

August 24, 2016 |

In Brazil, researchers at Parana Technological University have developed a prototype vehicle that can run more than 300km on a single liter of ethanol. The prototype vehicle can only carry a single passenger weighing less than 45kg, however. The fuel efficiency partly comes from not going very fast, so the team says it needs to […]

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Northeast Brazilian mills upset but influx of ethanol imports during crush

Northeast Brazilian mills upset but influx of ethanol imports during crush

August 23, 2016 |

In Brazil, the head of the Pernambuco sugarcane union is saddened and frustrated by oil companies importing ethanol from the US despite the crushing season in the northeast region having already begun. About 85 million liters of have been imported during August with as much or more expected to arrive in September. Goias, Minas Gerais […]

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Pakistani ethanol beating out Brazil in key Asian markets

Pakistani ethanol beating out Brazil in key Asian markets

August 23, 2016 |

In South Korea, ethanol importers are buying more supplies from Pakistan rather than its traditional origin Brazil due to a growing price difference. S&P Global Platts reported on Friday that ethanol prices were near a five month high at $5/cu m higher from Brazil’s Paranagua port at $550/cu m. High Brazilian prices in August kept […]

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Brazilian biodiesel auction sells 674 million liters

Brazilian biodiesel auction sells 674 million liters

August 16, 2016 |

In Brazil, the ANP fuels agency held its 50th biodiesel auction last week where 674 million liters were sold at an average of 75.5 cents per liter, all of which held the social seal guaranteeing sourcing of feedstock from smallholder farmers. A total of 757.18 million liters were offered at auction by 31 producers. On […]

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IFC provides 10-year $47 million financing package to CerradinhoBio

IFC provides 10-year $47 million financing package to CerradinhoBio

August 16, 2016 |

In Brazil, the International Finance Corp. will provide 10-year financing to CerradinhoBio for $47 million to help support the growth of the company’s ethanol and cogeneration activities in the Goias region. The funding will boost ethanol production 28% and double power produced from cogeneration. Last season, the company harvested 4.8 million metric tons of sugarcane […]

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Biosev to boost sugar production while forsaking hydrous ethanol

Biosev to boost sugar production while forsaking hydrous ethanol

August 16, 2016 |

In Brazil, following in line with the trend among sugar mills to focus more on sugar production rather than ethanol, Biosev announced it will boost its sugar production capacity by 88,000 metric tons for 2017/18 saying there is a large payback to reduce hydrous throughput. Additional investment is not yet anticipated as mills are still […]

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Mato Graso biodiesel production up nearly 5% during H1 2016

Mato Graso biodiesel production up nearly 5% during H1 2016

August 15, 2016 |

In Brazil, biodiesel production in Mato Grosso grew 4.94% in the 1st half of this year over the same period of 2015. Against this result, the national biofuel supply fell 3.45%. The state’s production is about 22% of domestic production. From January to June this year, Mato Grosso secured 408,778,000 liters of biodiesel, compared to […]

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Brazil to expand feedstocks eligible for biodiesel social seal program in 2017

Brazil to expand feedstocks eligible for biodiesel social seal program in 2017

August 11, 2016 |

In Brazil, the Special Secretariat for Family Agriculture and Agrarian Development is seeking to expand the National Program for Biodiesel Production and Use (PNPB) in 2017 to animal byproducts as feedstocks including beef tallow, fish oil and chicken fat beyond the current soybean oil allowing more families to participate in the program. More than 900,000 […]

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