Tag: sugarcane

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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Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices down 30% since mid-March

Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices down 30% since mid-March

April 21, 2016 |

In Brazil, hydrous ethanol prices continue to fall thanks to the early onset of the sugarcane crush in March, will prices down 30% since mid-March. Prices for the week of April 11-15 fell 4.4% on the week to $1.439/gal plus taxes. Though prices are falling, they are still not in line with the 70% parity […]

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Archer Daniels Midland to sell Brazilian sugarcane ethanol operations

Archer Daniels Midland to sell Brazilian sugarcane ethanol operations

April 4, 2016 |

In Illinois, Archer Daniels Midland Company will sell its sugarcane ethanol operations in Limeira do Oeste to JFLim Participações S.A. The sale will encompass ADM’s sugarcane plantation and ethanol distillery, capable of producing 37,000 gallons of ethanol per year, and is expected to close in the second quarter of this year. President of ADM’s corn […]

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Whopping 75 mills start off Brazilian crush two weeks early

Whopping 75 mills start off Brazilian crush two weeks early

March 23, 2016 |

In Brazil, 75 sugarcane mills are already online as of mid-March, far more than the 20 open during the same period last year, as they rush to crush what is expected to be a record-breaking cane harvest. The early phase of the crush is typically dedicated to more ethanol than sugar production due to weather […]

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Drought to cut sugarcane production but cassava to fill gap for ethanol feedstock

Drought to cut sugarcane production but cassava to fill gap for ethanol feedstock

March 14, 2016 |

In Thailand, ethanol producers are likely to boost use of cassava as feedstock this year due to drought impacts that will reduce sugarcane availability. Currently 30% of ethanol is produced from cassava but that could increase to 40% as molasses availability decreases. Demand could soar to 25 million liters per day from the current 3.7 […]

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Argentina raises ethanol prices 5% in January for both sugarcane and corn

Argentina raises ethanol prices 5% in January for both sugarcane and corn

January 12, 2016 |

In Argentina, the government has raised the price that oil companies must pay in January for ethanol by 5% for both sugarcane- and corn-based fuel, the highest price fluctuation allowed by law. Oftentimes the ministry has boosted the price of sugarcane ethanol more than corn-based ethanol. The country’s E10 policy has helped support increased ethanol […]

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Brazilian sugarcane crush going strong through December

Brazilian sugarcane crush going strong through December

January 12, 2016 |

In Brazil, sugarcane mills crushed 210% more cane during the last half of December than during the same period last year as mills tried to defy the typically wet weather the region is prone to during the season. It produced 27.17 billion liters of ethanol through December, compared to 25.91 billion liters last season last […]

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Brazilian crush speeds through H1 December with 790 million liters of ethanol

Brazilian crush speeds through H1 December with 790 million liters of ethanol

December 23, 2015 |

In Brazil, the sugarcane crush is continuing at pace despite nearing the end of the season with 790 million liters of ethanol produced during the first half of December, up from 498 million liters during the same period last year and down slightly from the last half of November when 881 million liters was produced. […]

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Brazil anti-trust regulator gives OK to Cargil JV to buy two mills

Brazil anti-trust regulator gives OK to Cargil JV to buy two mills

December 15, 2015 |

In Brazil, the national anti-trust regulator has given Cargill JV Black River Asset Management the green light to purchase two sugarcane mills from Antonio Ruette Agroindustrial for an estimated $180 million. The two mills crush about 3.8 million metric tons of cane annually in Paraiso and Ubarana. This is the first time in several years […]

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Meeting called to sort out India’s inability to supply E10

Meeting called to sort out India’s inability to supply E10

October 14, 2015 |

In India, the Department of Chemical and Petrochemicals has called a meeting for Oct. 19 with the chief secretaries of all sugarcane producing states to discuss growing concerns in the market that there is not enough ethanol being supplied for the new 10% blending mandate. Stakeholders from sugar, chemical and liquor industries have been invited […]

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