Tag: Brazil

Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales slip 20% during H1 November

Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales slip 20% during H1 November

December 1, 2016 |

In Brazil, hydrous ethanol sales dropped more than 20% during the first half of November at 503.18 million liters compared to the two weeks prior. Anhydrous sales fell a little more than 3% to 411.11 million liter. Of the total, only 28.71 million liters were exported, leaving the vast majority for the domestic market. About 920 […]

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Brazil to launch Biorenova 2030 plan in Q1 but how it will promote ethanol still unknown

Brazil to launch Biorenova 2030 plan in Q1 but how it will promote ethanol still unknown

November 29, 2016 |

In Brazil, the government is aiming to target sugar mills’ reticence to produce ethanol in light of high sugar prices by releasing a Biorenova 2030 policy during the first quarter of next year but no concrete proposals have been communicated yet. Part of the policy’s aim is to increase ethanol consumption in line with the […]

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Shell and Cosan go all in on Raizen collaboration

Shell and Cosan go all in on Raizen collaboration

November 23, 2016 |

In Brazil, Shell and Cosan have agreed to drop their trial period for their joint venture Raizen and continue to operate together indefinitely. The mutual time-bound buyout options included in the original 2011 agreement that created the successful JV have been dropped, allowing the companies to jointly focus on ethanol production along with sugar and […]

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Mato Grosso do Sul biodiesel production lowest in two years

Mato Grosso do Sul biodiesel production lowest in two years

November 17, 2016 |

In Brazil, Mato Grosso do Sul produced 145,671,000 liters of biodiesel through September this year. According to data from the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP), it is the lowest production volume of the last two years. It is 5.52% lower than the 154.174 million liters processed in the same time period […]

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Brazilian company to mothball standalone ethanol plant in favor of sugar

Brazilian company to mothball standalone ethanol plant in favor of sugar

November 10, 2016 |

In Brazil, Usaçúcar has decided to mothball its standalone ethanol distillery in São Tomé in southern Paraná state during the next crush starting in April in favor of diverting the sugarcane to its 10 mills in the state that can switch between sugar and ethanol production, giving it the opportunity to cash in high sugar […]

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Brazil seen increasing ethanol imports in 2017/18 as production falls

Brazil seen increasing ethanol imports in 2017/18 as production falls

November 9, 2016 |

In Brazil, analysts Datagro say the country will boost its ethanol imports next season as mills continue to cash in on high sugar prices due to a global deficit. The center-south industry is expected to crush between 580 million and 610 million metric tons next year compared to 597 million tons this year. Ethanol production […]

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Brazil swings to a net ethanol importer in October

Brazil swings to a net ethanol importer in October

November 9, 2016 |

In Brazil, the country was a net importer of ethanol in October thanks to 72 million liters of imports, 37% more than September when it was still a net exporter. Exports in October were the lowest since April 2015 at 66.3 million liters, down 55% on the month and 75% on the year, making the […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales slip nearly 16% during H1 October

Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales slip nearly 16% during H1 October

November 3, 2016 |

In Brazil, sales of hydrous ethanol in the Center-South region slipped during the first half of October to 592 million liters, a drop of nearly 16% from the previous two-week period. Higher prices may have bit into demand as well as few exports to the North-Northeast region of the country. There were fewer working days […]

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Petrobras seeks to divest 45.9% Guarani stake by year’s end

Petrobras seeks to divest 45.9% Guarani stake by year’s end

October 20, 2016 |

In Brazil, Petrobras has hired Banco Itau BBA to sell its 45.9% stake in Guarani, the sugar and ethanol producer jointly owned by Tereos International that represents the oil company’s entire ethanol production capacity via seven mills. Tereos, which owns 54.1% of the sugarcane company, is the expected frontrunner to purchase Petrobras’ shares. It is […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices hit seven-month high as mills focus on sugar

Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices hit seven-month high as mills focus on sugar

October 18, 2016 |

In Brazil, hydrous ethanol prices hit a seven-month high last Thursday at $691/cu m ex-mill Ribeirao Preto as a result of tighter supplies for ethanol. High sugar prices have led sugar mills to focus more heavily on sugar production this season at the expense of ethanol production. As a result, ethanol production is expected to […]

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