Tag: sugarcane

Thailand announces $11.3 billion 10-year plan to build sugarcane and cassava bioeconomy

Thailand announces $11.3 billion 10-year plan to build sugarcane and cassava bioeconomy

January 23, 2017 |

In Thailand, the government launched its 10-year plan to build a bioeconomy hub for the region with private and public sector investment expected to reach $11.3 billion as it focuses on sugarcane and cassava to feed modern biorefineries that will produce biofuels and biochemical as well as biopharmaceuticals, “future” food and “future” feed. The first […]

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Researchers find sweet sorghum and sugarcane can cut biorefinery down time

Researchers find sweet sorghum and sugarcane can cut biorefinery down time

January 10, 2017 |

In Illinois, today many biofuel refineries operate for only seven months each year, turning freshly harvested crops into ethanol and biodiesel. When supplies run out, biorefineries shut down for the other five months. However, according to recent research, dual-purpose biofuel crops could produce both ethanol and biodiesel for nine months of the year–increasing profits by […]

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Hawaiian researchers find sugarcane and napiergrass to sequester carbon in the soil

Hawaiian researchers find sugarcane and napiergrass to sequester carbon in the soil

January 4, 2017 |

In Hawaii, two potential biofuel crops in Hawaii–sugarcane and napiergrass–may sequester more carbon in soil than is lost to the atmosphere, according to a study published January 4, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Meghan Pawlowski from University of Hawaii Manoa, U.S., and colleagues. Sugarcane and napiergrass are promising biofuel crops because, like […]

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Tamil Nadu farmers and mills seek high court’s help to supply ethanol for E5

Tamil Nadu farmers and mills seek high court’s help to supply ethanol for E5

October 27, 2016 |

In India, sugarcane farmers and mills in Tamil Nadu are hoping that the local variation of a class action lawsuit, a public interest litigation in the High Court, will help see the restrictions lifted that have so far kept them from producing ethanol to supply the national blending mandate. Last year, the state government only […]

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Mauritian investors to build sugarcane biorefinery complex in Rwanda

Mauritian investors to build sugarcane biorefinery complex in Rwanda

August 8, 2016 |

In Rwanda, Mauritian investors are preparing to build a 100,000 metric ton per year sugar mill that will also produce ethanol from molasses and electricity from bagasse. The project is still being defined but the investment is expected to be between $200 million and $300 million. Currently the country only produces 10,000 tons of sugar […]

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Brazilian sugarcane giant to switch to hydrous ethanol production from anhydrous

Brazilian sugarcane giant to switch to hydrous ethanol production from anhydrous

June 7, 2016 |

In Brazil, sugarcane giant San Martinho plans to shift its ethanol production to predominantly hydrous fuel from anhydrous in order to serve the domestic flex-fuel car market rather than blend with gasoline or export. The company dedicates about half of its cane towards ethanol while the remainder goes to sugar. With sugar prices increasing globally, […]

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Indian investors look to pour $50 million into new sugarcane complex

Indian investors look to pour $50 million into new sugarcane complex

June 6, 2016 |

In Kenya, Indian investors are set to put $49.9 million towards a 5,000 tons of cane per day mill that will produce sugar in addition to 15 million liters of ethanol annually. The mill will be the country’s second largest after Mumias. The governor of Kisii where the mill will be located says that initial […]

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CARB updates carbon intensity for sugarcane and sweet sorghum

CARB updates carbon intensity for sugarcane and sweet sorghum

May 17, 2016 |

In California, California Ethanol & Power, LLC (CE&P) announced the updated carbon intensity (CI) for its anticipated sugarcane and sweet sorghum ethanol. On May 9, 2016, California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) under the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) released recertified fuel pathways from their updated GREET model which evaluates the energy and emission effects […]

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Ceres gets the OK to trial its biotech sugarcane in Brazil

Ceres gets the OK to trial its biotech sugarcane in Brazil

May 3, 2016 |

In Brazil, Ceres announced that the company has received approval to initiate field testing of its biotech sugarcane in the country. The company plans to test its biomass and sugar yield and stress tolerance traits in several commercial sugarcane cultivars adapted to Brazil’s major production areas. The field evaluations, which were approved by Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, […]

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Australian researchers developing new tech using sugarcane waste for energy

Australian researchers developing new tech using sugarcane waste for energy

April 28, 2016 |

In Australia, Queensland University of Technology researchers are leading the way in developing and testing new technologies as part of a A$5.7 million three-year project with the potential to eliminate the use of fossil fuels in the sugar industry. Associate Professor Ian O’Hara, from QUT’s Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities, said the project would see […]

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