Tag: sugarcane

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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Argentina raises ethanol prices for both corn and sugarcane yet again

Argentina raises ethanol prices for both corn and sugarcane yet again

March 29, 2018 |

In Argentina, the government has raised yet again the price oil companies must pay for corn-based ethanol by 10.5% for March with another 7.96% expected for early April, reaching more than 64 cents per liter. Sugar-based ethanol prices will rise as well, though not as much, by 7.5% in March and another 3.54% in April, […]

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Five parties looking to buy two Abengoa Bioenergia Brasil sugarcane mills

Five parties looking to buy two Abengoa Bioenergia Brasil sugarcane mills

January 29, 2018 |

In Brazil, two investment funds, two players already in the sugarcane sector and BP’s local counterpart are in various phases of discussions with Abengoa Bioenergia Brasil to buy its Usina São Luiz and Usina São João. If sold, the two could pay off as much as 65% of the $354 million in debt currently being […]

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Engineered sugarcane, lipidcane, shows promise for U.S. biojet fuel

Engineered sugarcane, lipidcane, shows promise for U.S. biojet fuel

December 31, 2017 |

In Illinois, researchers from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are engineering sugarcane plants, called lipidcane, to produce more oil as well as sugar. Growing lipidcane containing 20 percent oil would be five times more profitable per acre than soybeans, the main feedstock currently used to make biodiesel in the United States, and twice as profitable […]

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GOOOAAAAL!!! ARLANXEO scores a goal with biobased soccer ball for 2018 World Cup

GOOOAAAAL!!! ARLANXEO scores a goal with biobased soccer ball for 2018 World Cup

December 1, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, ARLANXEO is scoring big goals with its new Keltan Eco soccer ball that will be used as the official match ball for the soccer 2018 World Cup. The rubber layer in the adidas soccer ball is made from bio-based EPDM rubber. The rubber is made with bio-based ethylene extracted from sugarcane – […]

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Rockin’ the cassava: The Shareef don’t like it but Nigeria does

Rockin’ the cassava: The Shareef don’t like it but Nigeria does

November 26, 2017 |

In Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kebbi State Government to build an 84 million litres per annum capacity fuel-ethanol project. The Sugarcane and Cassava-Fuel Ethanol Project in Kebbi State would involve the development of 20,000 hectares of an integrated plantation and plant complex. The backstory With about […]

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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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