Tag: Brazil

Embrapa teams with DowDuPont’s agri arm to enhance Brazilian crops

Embrapa teams with DowDuPont’s agri arm to enhance Brazilian crops

May 24, 2018 |

In Brazil, Embrapa and Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, signed an agreement to conduct leading-edge research to enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of Brazilian farming. The research will focus on genomics to improve the pest and drought tolerance of crops, enhance the post-harvest quality of agricultural products and minimize the environmental impact of farming. […]

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Brazilian March biodiesel production breaks 10-year record

Brazilian March biodiesel production breaks 10-year record

May 23, 2018 |

In Brazil, the country broke a 10-year biodiesel record in March with a whopping 452 million liters, bringing the total for the quarter 1.13 billion liters, up nearly a third on the year thanks to the higher B10 mandate brought in ahead of time. Roughly two-thirds of the production during Q1 came from soybean oil, […]

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Bunge announces registration request for IPO of Brazilian arm

Bunge announces registration request for IPO of Brazilian arm

May 15, 2018 |

In Brazil, Bunge announced the filing of a registration request with the Brazilian Securities Commission for a potential initial public offering of Bunge Açúcar & Bionergia, Bunge’s sugar milling business in Brazil. Bunge has prepared the business to operate as a stand-alone company and recently obtained debt financing for the business. The filing further progresses Bunge’s […]

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Brazilian researchers isolate enzyme for bagasse saccharification in the Amazon

Brazilian researchers isolate enzyme for bagasse saccharification in the Amazon

May 15, 2018 |

In Brazil, missing piece of the puzzle to achieving second-generation ethanol from sugarcane bagasse is saccharification – saccharification meaning the process by which complex sugars called polysaccharides are depolymerized and broken down into simple soluble sugars. This would be achieved through composing the proper enzyme cocktail and consequently assembling an industrial-scale microbial platform for the […]

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Brazilian H2 April ethanol production soars 115.7% on year

Brazilian H2 April ethanol production soars 115.7% on year

May 10, 2018 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that ethanol production soared 115.7% on the year to a record high for the period of 1.3 billion liters during the second half of April, 52% higher than during the first half of the month. It was also the highest production since the second half of August 2015 and one of […]

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JOB Economia sees 2018/19 Brazilian ethanol production at 28 billion liters

JOB Economia sees 2018/19 Brazilian ethanol production at 28 billion liters

May 7, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that consultancy JOB Economia says ethanol production will be 28 billion liters during the 2018/19 season compared to 26.09 billion liters last season while total sugar production will fall to just 30 million metric tons compared to 36.1 million tons during 2017/18. Brazilian sugar mills are choosing to focus on ethanol […]

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Bunge confirms hopes to spin off Brazilian sugarcane unit in IPO

Bunge confirms hopes to spin off Brazilian sugarcane unit in IPO

May 2, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that Bunge confirmed it is interested to spin off its sugarcane and ethanol unit as an IPO but is testing the proverbial waters before taking a final decision by gauging the market valuation and investor appetite. The global sugar industry is going into a slump due to low sugar prices but […]

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Brazilian researchers look into genetic mechanisms of fungus-derived enzymes to break down sugarcane

Brazilian researchers look into genetic mechanisms of fungus-derived enzymes to break down sugarcane

May 1, 2018 |

In Brazil, important knowledge of the different biological mechanisms behind the control and production of hydrolytic enzymes specifically by fungi has been garnered by a group of researchers at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in São Paulo State, Brazil, partnering with colleagues from the National Bioethanol Science & Technology Laboratory (CTBE), which belongs to the […]

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Japan’s about-turn on US ethanol imports seen as pre-empting trade war

Japan’s about-turn on US ethanol imports seen as pre-empting trade war

April 30, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that local ethanol producers will take a hit when Japan starts importing US ethanol instead of Brazilian, accusing the country of backsliding on its environmental commitments by choosing corn-based ethanol rather than lower GHG ethanol made from sugarcane. A Brazilian diplomat said the shift in ethanol origins was expected as Japan […]

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COFCO sees Brazilian sugar mills reneging on sugar contracts to produce more ethanol

COFCO sees Brazilian sugar mills reneging on sugar contracts to produce more ethanol

April 26, 2018 |

In Brazil, COFCO told Reuters that demand for ethanol could be strong enough to even encourage the sector to cancel contracts for sugar so that the sucrose could be transformed into ethanol instead. COFCO, as an example, already sold all of its anticipated sugar production for the season that began April 1 and plans to […]

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