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Bunge still believes and Brazilian sugar and ethanol despite tough year

Bunge still believes and Brazilian sugar and ethanol despite tough year

October 29, 2015 |

In Brazil, strong demand for ethanol and the expectation the trend will continue has Bunge taking a positive view towards its sugar and ethanol operations in the country despite weak third quarter results. The company expects that despite a tiny operating profit of only $3 million for the Brazilian sugar and ethanol segment, down from […]

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Proterro teams with Bunge to trial technology in Brazil

Proterro teams with Bunge to trial technology in Brazil

September 24, 2014 |

In New Jersey, Proterro and Bunge will conduct a pilot study of Proterro’s sucrose-production technology in Brazil. Under a joint development agreement, a pilot plant is being commissioned at Bunge’s Moema Fazenda sugarcane mill, where two of Proterro’s photobioreactors have been installed to cultivate Proterro’s cyanobacteria for production of fermentable sugars for ethanol production. The […]

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Bunge buys out Itochu’s 20% JV holding in Brazilian sugar mills

Bunge buys out Itochu’s 20% JV holding in Brazilian sugar mills

August 11, 2014 |

In Brazil, Bunge will buy out Itochu’s 20% share of their sugarcane joint venture, leaving Bunge with 100% ownership of the two mills. Itochu is backing out because it sees an uncertain future for the profitability of the mills. Bunge is also potentially divesting its sugarcane holdings in the country for similar reasons.  

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10 Bellwether Biofuels & Biobased Projects for 2014

10 Bellwether Biofuels & Biobased Projects for 2014

April 14, 2014 |

Advanced biofuels – are plans turning into reality? Are development plans realistic? When these 10 projects open for business (or not) in 2014, you’ll know for sure. We wrote in 2012: “If, by this time next year, we have all of these projects completed and in operation, it will go a long way towards substantiating […]

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Bunge signals a shift from sugar; what’s the impact for advanced biofuels?

Bunge signals a shift from sugar; what’s the impact for advanced biofuels?

October 25, 2013 |

In New York, in the wake of a $37 million Q1 loss in its sugar unit, Bunge CEO Soren Schroder, who took the reins of the company in June, announced yesterday that the trading giant is commencing what he termed a “thoughtful comprehensive review” for its sugar business, including a potential sale of all the […]

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Looking back at ABLC 2013

Looking back at ABLC 2013

April 18, 2013 |

As ABLC 2013 closes, we look back at 10 slides that caught our eye. ABLC 2013 has closed, and the delegates are now departing until May 18-20, 2014 when the latest in advanced biofuels goes again on display and under the microscope at ABLC 2014. After three intense days of activity, with two cabinet secretaries, […]

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Biorefinery 2015 – transformations in biofuels costs, financing

Biorefinery 2015 – transformations in biofuels costs, financing

March 25, 2013 |

The first wave of cellulosic biofuels projects are now reaching completion. But what does the next wave look like – from technology to financing? We explore the trends in our two-part Biorefinery 2015 series. It’s a remarkable story of expansion. According to a report from Tristan R. Brown and Robert C. Brown at the Bioeconomy […]

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On the Move in Biofuels: SGB

On the Move in Biofuels: SGB

March 7, 2013 |

In California, SGB named Eric L. Hakmiller and Andrew Leitch to its board of advisors. Hakmiller most recently served as a vice president and general manager of Bunge Biofuels, a division of Bunge North America.  Leitch currently serves on the board of directors for three publicly listed companies, including chairman of the board for Blackbaud, Inc. […]

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Bunge to inaugurate new Mato Grasso biodiesel plant on Friday

Bunge to inaugurate new Mato Grasso biodiesel plant on Friday

March 6, 2013 |

In Brazil, Bunge will inaugurate its new biodiesel factory in Nova Mutum, Mato Grasso on Friday with the governor in attendance. The facility that was meant to open in October will produce nearly 110,000 gallons of biodiesel per day from soy.

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Bunge and Sofiproteol announce re-division of JV’s biodiesel assets

Bunge and Sofiproteol announce re-division of JV’s biodiesel assets

February 4, 2013 |

In France, Bunge and Sofiproteol have at last agreed to pull out of their JV in three of their five biodiesel plants in Europe. The Belgian company Oleon Biodiesel, which was a 100%-held subsidiary of the JV, will now be owned directly by Diester Industrie. It is also selling to the Bunge Group its two […]

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