Tag: Brazil

Brazilian company to launch patented vinasse transportation tank

Brazilian company to launch patented vinasse transportation tank

August 14, 2018 |

In Brazil, Engcom will launch its patented vinasse transportation tank at a sugar industry trade fair in Sao Paulo state next week, demonstrating faster, safer and more efficient transportation of vinasse at the mills. Compared to other products in the market for transportation of vinasse, the use of composite materials makes the tank 500kg lighter […]

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Brazil ethanol production continued to rise during H2 July

Brazil ethanol production continued to rise during H2 July

August 9, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that UNICA data shows ethanol production reached 2.6 billion liters during the second half of July compared to 2.39 billion liters during the first half of the month. In line with increased production, mills also sold 35% more ethanol during H2 July than during the same period last year at 1.5 […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol slides to eight-year low against gasoline

Brazilian hydrous ethanol slides to eight-year low against gasoline

August 8, 2018 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that with hydrous ethanol at eight-year lows and drivers scrambling to drive on the cheaper fuel, gasoline surplus is being re-exported in tankers typically used for ethanol. One tanker was seen headed to the Gulf Coast of the US and potentially to West Africa afterwards. When ethanol is 70% of the […]

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Brazilian researchers find key to sugarcane yield in ScGAI gene

Brazilian researchers find key to sugarcane yield in ScGAI gene

August 8, 2018 |

In Brazil, despite international breeding efforts, advanced agronomy and effective management of pests and diseases, sugarcane yields have been static for decades owing to constraints on culm development. The culm’s sugar storage capacity is physically limited, restricting the volume of sucrose and biomass that can be obtained from the crop for sugar and second-generation (2G) […]

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Major Brazilian banks sees mills and distilleries unlikely to increase investments

Major Brazilian banks sees mills and distilleries unlikely to increase investments

August 6, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that in contrast with other agricultural sectors, banking giant Itaú BBA doesn’t expect sugar mills and ethanol distilleries to take on more financing. Mills were able to pay down some debt in the last season that ended in March but with concerns about lower production due to aging cane fields and […]

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FS Bioenergia pushing forward with investments despite falling short of targets

FS Bioenergia pushing forward with investments despite falling short of targets

August 6, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that despite failing to achieve 100% production capacity during its first year of production, FS Bioenergia is continuing with plans to build its second corn-based ethanol plant. The company’s first plant missed the mark by 30 million liters and 130 million bushels of corn. In addition to the second plant under […]

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June Brazilian ethanol imports soar 93% on year

June Brazilian ethanol imports soar 93% on year

August 6, 2018 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that data from the Secretariat of Foreign Trade shows June ethanol imports soared 93% on the year to 142.4 million liters with nearly all of it going to the North-Northeast region and 96.4 million liters into Maranhao State. Nearly all of the imports were sourced from the US. Even though June […]

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Brazilian government rejigs biodiesel auctions to make room for smaller producers

Brazilian government rejigs biodiesel auctions to make room for smaller producers

July 31, 2018 |

In Brazil, the government is trying to provide space in its biodiesel tenders for smaller producers by including a tranche of 5%-10% of total volume contracted to go to those who produce 18.5 million gallons per year or less. The Ministry of Mines and Energy made the announcement on Monday when it also published rules […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales rose nearly 40% during H1 July

Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales rose nearly 40% during H1 July

July 30, 2018 |

In Brazil, hydrous ethanol sales rose nearly 40% on the year during H1 July at 767.48 million liters while anhydrous sales fell to 341.23 million liters compared to 407.08 million liters last year. Of the total 1.2 billion liters sold during the first half of the month, only 91.55 million liters was destined for export. […]

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Brazil says 2G ethanol can now compete with $70 oil

Brazil says 2G ethanol can now compete with $70 oil

July 30, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that the local biofuel industry is sure second-generation ethanol has overcome much of its technical challenges and is now competitive with oil at $70 per barrel. Novozymes indicated that the Raizen cellulosic ethanol plant demonstrated that these glitches had been overcome at commercial scale, producing 40 million liters per year. The […]

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