Tag: sugarcane

Biosev sells Giasa mill to M&N for nearly $19M

Biosev sells Giasa mill to M&N for nearly $19M

November 11, 2018 |

In Brazil, Biosev, a sugar and ethanol company owned by Louis Dreyfus Company, agreed to sell the Giasa mill to M&N Participações S/A, the parent company of the Olho D’Água Group, for R$ 70 million, or about $18.7 million, making it one of the largest in the Brazilian sugar and ethanol industry. Biosev sold the […]

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University of Illinois researchers complete sugarcane genome sequence

University of Illinois researchers complete sugarcane genome sequence

October 10, 2018 |

In Illinois, for centuries, sugarcane has supplied human societies with alcohol, biofuel, building and weaving materials, and the world’s most relied-upon source of sugar. Now, researchers have extracted a sweet scientific prize from sugarcane: its massive and complex genome sequence, which may lead to the development of hardier and more productive cultivars. Producing the comprehensive […]

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Sorghum genome sequence helps researchers with sugarcane genome

Sorghum genome sequence helps researchers with sugarcane genome

September 25, 2018 |

In France, researchers from the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development worked on sequencing and assembling fragments of sugarcane chromosomes into the first monoploid reference of the gene-rich part of the sugarcane genome. The project was part of a proposal by the DOE’s Joint BioEnergy Institute. “Their approach relied in part on having a […]

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Indian government raises sugarcane juice-based ethanol price 25% to promote production

Indian government raises sugarcane juice-based ethanol price 25% to promote production

September 12, 2018 |

In India, the government agreed to raise the price of ethanol produced from pure sugarcane juice by 25% in an effort to boost production and reduce sugar production amidst a global surplus, near 10-year lows for sugar prices and record sugar production domestically. Although the industry recognizes it could take two to three years of […]

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Amyris gets green light for zero-calorie sweetener made from sugarcane

Amyris gets green light for zero-calorie sweetener made from sugarcane

September 3, 2018 |

In California, Amyris, Inc. announced that its zero-calorie sweetener made from sugarcane has received designation as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) by an independent expert panel. This designation is based on FDA requirements and allows Amyris to begin commercially selling its new, natural, zero-calorie sweetener. Amyris plans to commercially launch its sweetener during the fourth […]

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Brazilian researchers find key to sugarcane yield in ScGAI gene

Brazilian researchers find key to sugarcane yield in ScGAI gene

August 8, 2018 |

In Brazil, despite international breeding efforts, advanced agronomy and effective management of pests and diseases, sugarcane yields have been static for decades owing to constraints on culm development. The culm’s sugar storage capacity is physically limited, restricting the volume of sucrose and biomass that can be obtained from the crop for sugar and second-generation (2G) […]

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Brazilian ethanol imports fell in May as sugarcane crush ramps up

Brazilian ethanol imports fell in May as sugarcane crush ramps up

June 11, 2018 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that as the sugarcane crush as ramped up, boosting domestic ethanol production and supplies, demand for imports have fallen significantly to 103.3 million liters in May, the lowest seen since December when it imported 84.6 million liters. So far, ethanol imports for the year through May are up 6% at 1.15 […]

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Bunge confirms hopes to spin off Brazilian sugarcane unit in IPO

Bunge confirms hopes to spin off Brazilian sugarcane unit in IPO

May 2, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that Bunge confirmed it is interested to spin off its sugarcane and ethanol unit as an IPO but is testing the proverbial waters before taking a final decision by gauging the market valuation and investor appetite. The global sugar industry is going into a slump due to low sugar prices but […]

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Brazilian and Colombian researchers say sugarcane energy could provide $35 billion to Latin America over 10 years

Brazilian and Colombian researchers say sugarcane energy could provide $35 billion to Latin America over 10 years

April 19, 2018 |

In Brazil, Brazilian and Colombian researchers have determined that expanding sugarcane ethanol production throughout Latin America could not only reduce fossil fuel imports but also provide green electricity through co-generation from bagasse providing economic benefits and savings of $35 billion over 10 years. With current molasses supplies, the researchers say Guatemala, Nicaragua and Cuba could […]

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UNICA and biofuel industry oppose lifting sugarcane for ethanol ban

UNICA and biofuel industry oppose lifting sugarcane for ethanol ban

April 7, 2018 |

In Brazil, environmentalists and the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association, UNICA, are protesting the Brazilian Senate’s consideration of lifting a ban on sugarcane production for ethanol fuel in the Amazon. UNICA is worried that if the bill is adopted, it would have a negative impact on the industry’s image, according to Euractiv. “By changing the zoning […]

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