Tag: sugarcane

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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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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