Tag: sugarcane

Brazil flex mills running both cane and corn for year-round production

Brazil flex mills running both cane and corn for year-round production

November 19, 2017 |

In Brazil, ethanol producers in the central cane belt region are using corn to fill in the production gap when cane is not in harvest for biofuel. Most Brazilian ethanol producers in the area have an idle period for three months when there is no cane harvesting, but six plants are currently operating during those […]

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Brazilian researcher given award for improving GHG emissions of sugarcane production

Brazilian researcher given award for improving GHG emissions of sugarcane production

November 15, 2017 |

In Brazil, the director of the Center for Research and Development of Soils and Environmental Resources at the Agronomic Institute of Campinas has been awarded the Norman Borlaug Award on World Fertilizer Day by the International Fertilizers Association for developing a method of sugarcane cultivation that reduces GHG emissions. The method integrates urease inhibitors that […]

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Cosan could move more cane production to biofuels than sugar

Cosan could move more cane production to biofuels than sugar

August 12, 2017 |

In Brazil, Cosan SA Indústria e Comércio expects ethanol sales to yield better returns than sugar across some Brazilian states, and say they could adjust the amount of sugar and ethanol produced if biofuel prices improve and sugar prices continue to decline. Raízen Energia, a 50-50 joint venture between Cosan and Royal Dutch Shell Plc, […]

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Queensland to sponsor feasibility study for use of blue agave as intercrop ethanol feedstock

Queensland to sponsor feasibility study for use of blue agave as intercrop ethanol feedstock

July 10, 2017 |

In Australia, the state government is seeking to fast track a A$60 million biorefinery in Far North Queensland that will convert sugarcane into 55 million liters of ethanol per year as well as 110,000 metric tons of sugar through the funding of the project’s feasibility study as part of the Biofutures Acceleration Program. The planned facility […]

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A&B reveals pongamia scale-up plans for former cane plantations

A&B reveals pongamia scale-up plans for former cane plantations

April 10, 2017 |

In Hawaii, Alexander&Baldwin is looking to team up with California-based TerViva to scale up the company’s small-scale pongamia trials on the island to a demonstration-scale project with 250 acres of former sugarcane plantation. If the initial demo goes well, the project could be scaled up further to 2,000 acres with the oil used for biofuel […]

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University of Illinois researchers demo GM sugarcane can produce oil for biodiesel in leaves and stems

University of Illinois researchers demo GM sugarcane can produce oil for biodiesel in leaves and stems

April 4, 2017 |

In Illinois, a multi-institutional team led by the University of Illinois have proven sugarcane can be genetically engineered to produce oil in its leaves and stems for biodiesel production. Surprisingly, the modified sugarcane plants also produced more sugar, which could be used for ethanol production. The dual-purpose bioenergy crops are predicted to be more than […]

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Brazilian mills produce 67.81 million liters of sugarcane ethanol during H1 January

Brazilian mills produce 67.81 million liters of sugarcane ethanol during H1 January

January 31, 2017 |

In Brazil, mills produced 67.81 million liters of ethanol during the first half of January, 48.84 million liters of which was hydrous ethanol. Most mills had already closed for the season by January 1 but 11 continued to produce sugar and ethanol during the first half of the month. Nearly 25 billion liters was produced […]

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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 25, 2017 |

This week we reported from 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 […]

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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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