Tag: sugar

European T2 ethanol prices sink to six-month low ahead of sugar deregulation

European T2 ethanol prices sink to six-month low ahead of sugar deregulation

September 25, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, T2 ethanol prices sank to a six-month low last week in light of increased beet-based ethanol production expected to enter the market from October when the EU’s sugar regime is deregulated. Prices have been falling since July in expectation of significant supplies preparing to enter the European market. Weak sugar prices may […]

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Nigerian sugar council wants E10 to buffer from global oil demand shifts

Nigerian sugar council wants E10 to buffer from global oil demand shifts

September 18, 2017 |

In Nigeria, the National Sugar Development Council wants the country to develop an E10 blending mandate in line with China’s in an effort to boost the agricultural economy and reduce dependence on its oil imports. The government has voiced concerns about China’s shift to E10, which will have an impact on demand for oil imports […]

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Analysts say sugar prices must fall much more before Brazil switches to ethanol

Analysts say sugar prices must fall much more before Brazil switches to ethanol

August 23, 2017 |

In Brazil, Australian analysts Green Pool say global sugar prices must fall much further from where they are now to have any sort of real impact on Brazilian mills to make them shift towards more ethanol production. Current sugar prices are around 13.41 cents per pound, below Sucden Financial’s estimate of the 14 cent ethanol […]

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Indian government may boost ethanol price to help mills

Indian government may boost ethanol price to help mills

July 10, 2017 |

In India, despite the government’s set price for ethanol at 60 cents per liter, higher production costs from set cane prices at the federal and state level in addition to lower production from drought has raised ex-mill prices to nearly 70 cents per liter. As a result, mills only supplied 800 million liters towards the […]

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Brazil sugar production soaring, up 104% in June

Brazil sugar production soaring, up 104% in June

June 27, 2017 |

In Brazil, a S&P Global Platts survey of analysts concludes that “sugar production in Brazil’s key Center-South region in the first half of June is expected to be nearly 2.45 million metric tons “, up 104% on the year and up 40% from the second half of May. The survey, which noted the drier weather […]

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University of Bath researchers develop plastics from sugar and CO2

University of Bath researchers develop plastics from sugar and CO2

June 14, 2017 |

In the UK, some biodegradable plastics could in the future be made using sugar and carbon dioxide, replacing unsustainable plastics made from crude oil, following research by scientists from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath. • Polycarbonate is used to make drinks bottles, lenses for glasses and in scratch-resistant […]

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Sugar prices hit “ethanol parity” floor

Sugar prices hit “ethanol parity” floor

May 9, 2017 |

In New York, sugar futures have reached what is considered the thin line where Brazilian sugar mills switch to ethanol production when sugar production is no longer as lucrative, known as “ethanol parity.” Prices recently fell to a one-year low, touching the parity line, but prices are expected to begin rebounding enough to keep the […]

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Chemistry, not biology: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to C5 and C6 sugars

Chemistry, not biology: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to C5 and C6 sugars

April 10, 2017 |

Four axioms start this presentation by David Dodds, on C5 and C6 sugar opportunities, at a breezy pace: If you are making a molecule from another molecule, you are a chemist, doing chemistry. Synthetic biology is merely chemistry conducted by other means. “Bio” does not change the molecule. Think outside the fermentation tank. You don’t always need help from […]

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Fitch Ratings sees Brazilian mills continuing to focus on sugar despite ethanol demand

Fitch Ratings sees Brazilian mills continuing to focus on sugar despite ethanol demand

February 2, 2017 |

In Brazil, high sugar prices are expected to offset the potentially negative impact on profitability coming from higher taxes on ethanol in the Brazilian sugar and ethanol (S&E) Industry, according to Fitch Ratings. World sugar prices are expected to remain high in 2017 due to positive industry fundamentals relative to increasing demand and declining production […]

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Philippine cane farmers may have new friend in Cavite Biofuel Producers

Philippine cane farmers may have new friend in Cavite Biofuel Producers

January 30, 2017 |

In the Philippines, Cavite Biofuel Producers is establishing an ethanol plant in Magallanes where small farmers can sell their cane directly. Small-scale farmers owning less than 5 ha represent more than half of the cane farmers in the country and are looking to markets other than sugar, such as ethanol, to boost revenues so they […]

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