Tag: drought

Drought to keep India from reaching E5 blending mandate

Drought to keep India from reaching E5 blending mandate

January 18, 2017 |

In India, drought impacts in major sugarcane areas such as Maharashtra will reduce ethanol production this year due to a lack of molasses for feedstock, making it unlikely that the country will achieve its blending mandate yet again. For the past four years since the E5 policy was implemented, oil marketing companies have failed to […]

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Drought cuts Malaysian palm oil production 6% in November

Drought cuts Malaysian palm oil production 6% in November

December 15, 2016 |

In Malaysia, drought continues to impact oil palm trees, negatively impacting production and helping to boost prices this year in the biggest intra-year jump seen in six years. Palm oil production fell more than 6% in November to 1.57 million metric tons, more than the 3% estimate a Bloomberg survey of expects came up with. […]

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Overlooked Plants Exhibit Resistance to Drought

Overlooked Plants Exhibit Resistance to Drought

October 6, 2016 |

It had been widely accepted that plants that are resistant to the hormone abscisic acid (ABA) were bad at coping with drought. This quality makes plants sensitive to drought but new studies have shown that quality could also make them cope with drought better. Scientists from the Carnegie Institution for Science have discovered ABA resistant […]

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Indian ethanol production falls from 2015 high due to drought

Indian ethanol production falls from 2015 high due to drought

March 16, 2016 |

In India, ethanol production is expected to slip to 2.9 billion liters this season from last year’s 3.06 billion liters due to drought impacts that have shrunk the sugarcane crop and forced mills around the country to close early. It is still higher than 2013/14’s 2.72 billion liters and 2.94 billion liters in 2012/13. The […]

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The Water Warriors: 12 Hot Drought-Fighters in the advanced bioeconomy

The Water Warriors: 12 Hot Drought-Fighters in the advanced bioeconomy

August 17, 2014 |

No water, no crop. No crop, no sector. Simple as that. As drought again bites this year, what are scientists coming up with to develop drought-resistant strains and drought strategies? The Digest investigates. Drought’s been on the radar again this year — though the severe rainfall shortage in California and Brazil has made less headlines […]

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Ethanol production seen hitting record in Brazil despite drought

Ethanol production seen hitting record in Brazil despite drought

April 10, 2014 |

In Brazil, despite the draught that has damaged sugarcane so far this year, the national agriculture statistics agency Conab expects ethanol production to increase 1.47% to a record of 28.37 billion liters. Ethanol production in the northeast will increase 4.53% to just over 2 billion liters. Overall sugarcane production should increase 2% to just under […]

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Brazil disburses $167m to ethanol mills in response to drought

Brazil disburses $167m to ethanol mills in response to drought

July 15, 2013 |

In Brazil, ethanol mills will be the beneficiaries of $167 million worth of subsidies as the country seeks to mitigate the effects of the worst drought in five decades. The government authorized the subsidies in May, but just published a notice regarding disbursement of the funds. Companies in the northeast region will be eligible for […]

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Georgia ethanol plant to idle due to high corn prices

Georgia ethanol plant to idle due to high corn prices

October 22, 2012 |

In Georgia, ethanol production has been temporarily halted at the Southwest Georgia Sole Ethanol Plant until further notice due to the drought in the Midwest which has caused corn prices to rise. In an effort to save money, the company has announced it will no longer purchase corn in 2012. The company came out of […]

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“Advanced biofuels developers fear corn debate might ‘unravel’ their industry”

“Advanced biofuels developers fear corn debate might ‘unravel’ their industry”

August 16, 2012 |

the_rodster: Must the poor go hungry just so the rich can drive? apeterka: Advanced biofuels developers fear corn debate might ‘unravel’ their industry AirTransportNew: It happen today: Boeing and China team up for biofuels – aircargoworld. What do you think? RantReaper: Drought and the 2nd ethanol crash

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Central Minnesota Ethanol Co-op latest to suspend production

Central Minnesota Ethanol Co-op latest to suspend production

August 14, 2012 |

In Minnesota, production at the 21.5 million gallon Central Minnesota Ethanol Co-Op plant in Little Falls has been temporarily suspended due to high corn prices and lack of corn availability locally resulting from the drought. The co-op hopes to re-start production in October when the new corn crop comes in.

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