Tag: RenovaBio

UNICA Council approves Evandro Gussi as new president

UNICA Council approves Evandro Gussi as new president

February 17, 2019 |

In Brazil, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) approved the appointment of Evandro Gussi as its new Director-President. “We want to continue to contribute with Brazil, and our goal is to guarantee institutional bases that will bring clear and predictable rules to the national and international market. This is essential to provide security for investors […]

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Brazilian sugar mills continue to push more towards ethanol and shun sugar

Brazilian sugar mills continue to push more towards ethanol and shun sugar

December 3, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that sugar mills continue to shun sugar in favor of ethanol production and are investing in more production capacity of ethanol to help ensure continued focus on the fuel while the globe swims in sugar supply. That focus on ethanol already in the 2018/19 season will see sugar production at a […]

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BP sees bright future for Brazil with RenovaBio

BP sees bright future for Brazil with RenovaBio

November 28, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that BP believes RenovaBio has put a positive spin on the future biofuels in the country and that the president-elect who comes into office on January 1 isn’t expected to put up obstacles to its implementation in 2020 as planned. The company has not discarded the idea of further acquisitions in […]

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Brazilian think tank says RenovaBio could double ethanol production by 2030

Brazilian think tank says RenovaBio could double ethanol production by 2030

July 11, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that state-run think tank EPE believes RenovaBio could lead to a doubling of ethanol production to 54 billion gallons by 2030 but could also fall between 43 billion and 49 billion liters depending on the scenarios modeled. Of the total, the think tank believes corn ethanol could account for 3.4 billion […]

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RFA wants Brazil to ensure fair calculations of ethanol GHG emissions

RFA wants Brazil to ensure fair calculations of ethanol GHG emissions

May 22, 2018 |

In Washington, Brazil’s RenovaBio program establishes national annual emissions reduction targets for transportation fuels that will likely require a significant increase in biofuels consumption. Therefore, the program must accurately reflect the carbon intensity for all ethanol pathways, including imports, the Renewable Fuels Association wrote in comments to Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy submitted Sunday. […]

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Brazil to open up public comment period on RenovaBio

Brazil to open up public comment period on RenovaBio

April 4, 2018 |

In Brazil, the Ministry of Mines and Energy held the first meeting of the RenovaBio Committee on Monday, formed to assist in the definition of national targets reduction of compulsory emissions to the fuel matrix. The first meeting defined the date of public consultation of the goals and presentation and approval of the Program Work […]

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RenovaBio to be regulated by ANP

RenovaBio to be regulated by ANP

March 18, 2018 |

In Brazil, President Michel Temer signed a decree to regulate the National Biofuel Policy (RenovaBio), according to an announcement made by Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy. Evaluation and accreditation of producing firms will be handled by the National Petroleum Agency (ANP). The National Energy Policy Council (CNPE) is set to be responsible for defining […]

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RenovaBio to promote biogas as well as liquid biofuels

RenovaBio to promote biogas as well as liquid biofuels

March 1, 2018 |

In Brazil, although much of the hype around RenovaBio has been about a renaissance for the sugarcane industry, the energy ministry has confirmed the policy will also promote biomethane through the decarbonization credit system that will be established, similar to RINs in the US. The number of credits generated by producing biomethane will depend on […]

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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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RenovaBio bill presented to Congress at last

RenovaBio bill presented to Congress at last

November 14, 2017 |

In Brazil, the president of the Parliamentary Biofuel Front in the national Congress presented the bill to create the long-awaited RenovaBio program though it’s not yet clear if it will be subjected to an emergency process pushing it through faster than usual. He said that without this policy to ensure increased investment in biofuels, the […]

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