In Brazil, sugarcane economics in Brazil are following those in India, with cane production averaging up to $28.64 per metric ton but only making around $22.28 from its sale as sugar and ethanol. As such, another 10 mills have been mothballed this season, bringing the total to around 50.
In the Philippines, Universal Robina says that its renewable energy unit is expected to contribute $33.2 million to the company’s bottom line, thanks to ethanol and co-generation production from sugarcane. It expects to sell around 20 million liters of ethanol this year and then full capacity next year from its 100,000 liter per day plant.
In Brazil, 58% of sugarcane harvested in the center-south region during the first half of June went towards ethanol production, and more than 61% during the crush so far, with the remainder going towards sugar. Despite the heavy focus on ethanol, production was down on the year due to 5% less cane being crushed during […]
In Brazil, sugarcane major San Martinho says that despite the industry focusing on ethanol production so far in the crush, it will turn its attention to sugar production. It’s crushing ratio will be 52% for sugar and 48% for ethanol of 19.5 million metric tons of sugarcane, compared to 49% for sugar and 51% for […]
In Brazil, Ceres says the company is pulling back from research into bioenergy crops due to low prices and a sinking domestic economy and will instead focus on sugarcane for food and feed. Unfavorable biofuels policies as well as delays in bringing to market second generation biofuel production technologies have helped to support the decision […]
In Brazil, UNICA is reporting that mills in Brazil’s South Central region processed 40.10 million tons of sugarcane during second-half May, representing a 5.53% increase from the 38.00 million tons crushed during the same period last year. From the start of the 2015/2016 season through end-May, the crush totaled 114.28 million tons, compared to 117.31 […]
In Argentina, the country’s energy ministry says oil marketing companies must pay $1 per liter for sugarcane-based ethanol in June, up 5% over May. Prices for corn ethanol also went up but only about 1%. Ethanol prices rises are capped at 5% per month in order to ease inflation impacts.
In California, researchers at the University of California’s Energy Biosciences Institute demonstrated that a sugarcane biorefinery could use natural synergies between various routes to produce a mixture of lubricant base oils and jet fuels that achieve net life-cycle greenhouse gas savings of up to 80%.
In India, drought may hit sugarcane production and therefore is expected to negatively impact ethanol production from molasses to the point that imports will be required this season. Concern about a poor monsoon was validated this week as weather forecasters predicted a monsoon only 88% of average which will lead to drought. Ethanol imports are […]
In Mozambique, Kuwait’s Al-Bader International Development Company plans to invest $1.5 billion in a mega sugarcane ethanol project in the Massingir district of Gaza state. The company also plans to invest $13 billion in a coal-to-liquid facility to support the country’s growing coal industry that is hampered by poor export infrastructure and a fall in […]