Tag: Brazil

Brazilian mills look back to ethanol as sugar rush fizzles

Brazilian mills look back to ethanol as sugar rush fizzles

May 8, 2019 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that hopes for a recovery in sugar prices sufficient to drive a shift in production away from ethanol have withered and mills are reworking plans in order to focus again on ethanol production. Sopex expects ethanol to account for around 65% of this season’s cane crush rather than 60% or less […]

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Brazilian April ethanol imports at 11-month high of 230.7 million liters

Brazilian April ethanol imports at 11-month high of 230.7 million liters

May 7, 2019 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that ethanol imports in April were at the highest levels seen in 11 months, totaling 230.7 million liters. The figure is more than 40% higher than during April 2018 but it was about 107% higher than in March. Total imports for the year through April reflect the similar trend of lower […]

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Brazilian ethanol production seen falling in 2019/20 by 4%

Brazilian ethanol production seen falling in 2019/20 by 4%

May 7, 2019 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that CONAB data shows ethanol production will likely be around 31.75 billion liters during the 2019/20 season, down around 4% on the year, despite of expectations that the overall sugarcane crush is seen as flat on the year at almost 616 million metric tons. With global sugar prices still depressed, mills […]

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Brazilian and US ethanol markets split as policies and demand diverge

Brazilian and US ethanol markets split as policies and demand diverge

May 1, 2019 |

In Brazil, Bloomberg reports that the global ethanol market has split, with ethanol in the US acting almost completely unrelated from Brazil where the ethanol market is booming, as the sugarcane crush kicks off and drivers look to fill their tanks with record volumes of hydrous ethanol. In the US, on the other hand, stocks […]

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Katzen awarded design contract for new Brazilian corn-based ethanol plant

Katzen awarded design contract for new Brazilian corn-based ethanol plant

May 1, 2019 |

In Brazil, Biofuels International reports that Katzen has been awarded the contract to design Brazil for Ethanol S. A. Bioenergia’s new corn-based ethanol plant in Nova Mutum, Mato Grosso. The facility, which broke ground last month, will produce 800,000 liters of ethanol per day in addition to DDGS and corn oil. The project is a […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales jumped 44% during H1 April

Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales jumped 44% during H1 April

April 30, 2019 |

In Brazil, Renewables Now reports that H1 April hydrous ethanol sales jumped by nearly 44% on the year to 863.17 million liters why anhydrous ethanol increased by less than 20 million liters to 323.92 million liters. Only 6.92 million of the total 1.08 billion liters sold during the period were exported, which is traditional during April […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices fall 14% from record highs as production ramps up

Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices fall 14% from record highs as production ramps up

April 29, 2019 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that hydrous ethanol prices have fallen nearly 14% from a record high the week before as the sugarcane crush kicks off in earnest following several weeks of wet weather that has stymied the ability of harvesters to get into field and take out the awaiting cane. Typically, early-harvest cane goes predominantly […]

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CONAB sees 2018/19 Brazilian ethanol production at record high of 33.58 billion liters

CONAB sees 2018/19 Brazilian ethanol production at record high of 33.58 billion liters

April 24, 2019 |

In Brazil, the Brazil-Arab news agency reports that CONAB estimates the 2018/19 crop will end with record ethanol production, jumping more than 23% on the year to 33.58 billion liters, above the previous record of 30.5 billion liters in 2015/16 crop. Overall cane production for the year fell about 1.3% to 625.2 million metric tons […]

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Brazilian H1 April ethanol production seen down 17% on year due to smaller cane crush

Brazilian H1 April ethanol production seen down 17% on year due to smaller cane crush

April 22, 2019 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that analysts believe ethanol production will fall more than 17% on the year during the first half of April to 823 million liters, compared to Platts’ estimate of 793 million liters. The biggest fall in production is seen in hydrous ethanol which analysis surveyed by Platts also see as falling 17% […]

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Toyota’s hybrid ethanol Corolla to hit the Brazilian market in Q4

Toyota’s hybrid ethanol Corolla to hit the Brazilian market in Q4

April 17, 2019 |

In Brazil, Toyota confirmed the new Brazilian Corolla will be the first vehicle in the world equipped with flex hybrid propulsion. Studies involving Toyota’s hybrid flex technology were announced by the manufacturer in March last year, while production confirmation came in December of the same year. Driving a new cycle of technological evolution in Brazil, […]

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