Tag: Brazil

Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales soar 15% in October

Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales soar 15% in October

December 5, 2017 |

In Brazil, the ANP energy agency said October’s hydrous ethanol demand jumped 15% on the year to 1.37 billion liters, the highest since December 2015. Hydrous ethanol remains comfortably below the 70% parity mark at 68.5% in October thanks to the new ex-refinery pricing policy for gasoline established in July that as of the end […]

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BP Biofuels and Copersucar launch 50/50 JV to own and operate ethanol terminal

BP Biofuels and Copersucar launch 50/50 JV to own and operate ethanol terminal

November 30, 2017 |

In Brazil, BP Biofuels and Copersucar announced that they have agreed to form a joint venture to own and operate a major ethanol storage terminal in Brazil, better and flexibly connecting ethanol production with the country’s main fuels markets. The 50/50 joint venture will own and operate the Terminal Copersucar de Etanol in Paulínia in […]

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Brazilian mills willing to pull out of long-term anhydrous contracts in favor of hydrous sales

Brazilian mills willing to pull out of long-term anhydrous contracts in favor of hydrous sales

November 29, 2017 |

In Brazil, with demand for hydrous ethanol soaring thanks to higher gasoline prices that makes the biofuel more competitive for use in flex-fuel cars, sugar mills have said they’re willing to re-nig—or wash out—on long-term anhydrous ethanol contracts in order to supply hydrous. Mills may start looking to hydrate anhydrous ethanol come mid-December when the […]

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More Brazilian ethanol could replace up to 13.7% of crude oil consumption by 2045

More Brazilian ethanol could replace up to 13.7% of crude oil consumption by 2045

November 29, 2017 |

In Brazil, expansion of sugarcane cultivation in Brazil for ethanol production in areas not under environmental protection or reserved for food production could potentially replace up to 13.7% of world crude oil consumption and reduce global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) by as much as 5.6% by 2045. These estimates come from an international study […]

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RenovaBio flies through lower house on its way to the Senate

RenovaBio flies through lower house on its way to the Senate

November 29, 2017 |

In Brazil, as promised, the RenovaBio bill is soaring through Congress having already been passed by the lower house on Tuesday. The Senate must still pass the bill before sending it on to the President for his signature but the Senate leader promised earlier to do what he could to push it through quickly just […]

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Brazilian sugar mills keep their eyes on ethanol as sales soar 36% in H1 November

Brazilian sugar mills keep their eyes on ethanol as sales soar 36% in H1 November

November 27, 2017 |

In Brazil, sugar mills continue to put their focus on ethanol production instead of sugar as sales for the fuel soared 36% during H1 November. About 57.45% of sugarcane crushed during the period was used for ethanol production with 1.06 billion liters produced. That’s down from the 1.57 billion liters produced during the second half […]

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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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