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Petrobras and Bunge sign deal on 5% HVO supply and blending

Petrobras and Bunge sign deal on 5% HVO supply and blending

August 4, 2022 |

In Brazil, Petrobras and Bunge signed a contract to acquisition of refined soybean oil for the production of R5 Diesel at the Getúlio Vargas Refinery (Repar), in Paraná. The raw material began to be supplied at the end of July and production will take place in September 2022. Around 1.5 million liters will be destined […]

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Petrobras and Raízen sign agreement for biomethane production feasibility

Petrobras and Raízen sign agreement for biomethane production feasibility

June 16, 2022 |

In Brazil, Petrobras and Raízen signed an agreement to jointly evaluate potential businesses involving the production, purchase and sale of biomethane, a 100% renewable fuel produced by Raízen from sugarcane waste (vinasse and filter cake), generated in the agro-industrial operations of the company’s Energy Bioparks. The partnership also foresees studies for the development of logistics […]

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Petrobras raises diesel prices despite president’s complaints

Petrobras raises diesel prices despite president’s complaints

May 9, 2022 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that despite the president’s pressure on Petrobras to keep diesel prices low as the presidential election season kicks off, even having sacked the last CEO for raising fuel prices in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the new Petrobras CEO has raised diesel prices by nearly 9%. Gasoline prices we […]

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Petrobras and Vibra to launch R5 fuel trial with bus company in Paraná in January

Petrobras and Vibra to launch R5 fuel trial with bus company in Paraná in January

December 29, 2021 |

In Brazil, in January Petrobras and Vibra will begin testing the new Diesel R5 (with 5% renewable content) produced at the Getúlio Vargas Refinery (Repar). Three bus lines operated by Auto Viação Redentor, in Curitiba, Paraná, will run on the new fuel for the next six months. During the period, around 120,000 liters of fuel […]

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Petrobras to trial its renewable diesel with select customers beginning in January

Petrobras to trial its renewable diesel with select customers beginning in January

December 21, 2021 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that while Petrobras waits for regulatory approval for its new renewable diesel co-processed with soybean oils, it will begin six months of testing the fuel with customers in January. The tests will be with an unnamed bus fleet owner backed by a fuel distributor. The fuel is produced at its Repar […]

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Fitch Ratings concerned of policy risk for ethanol following Petrobras CEO shuffle

Fitch Ratings concerned of policy risk for ethanol following Petrobras CEO shuffle

February 24, 2021 |

In Brazil, the request to replace Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.’s CEO made by the Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy is viewed by Fitch Ratings as raising uncertainties for the ethanol sector whose price dynamics are strongly correlated with Petrobras’ pricing policy. The government influence on Petrobras’ business strategy could be a cash flow negative for […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol hits record high as Petrobras pushes gasoline prices higher

Brazilian hydrous ethanol hits record high as Petrobras pushes gasoline prices higher

February 10, 2021 |

In Brazil, Platts reports hydrous ethanol hit a record high of more than $500 per cubic meter on February driven by a number of factors including another, this time unexpected, Petrobras gasoline price hike. Carnival holidays, despite the lack of Carnival activities, and students returning to classes were expected to be the main drivers of […]

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Brazil’s antitrust regulator authorizes Petrobras sale of biodiesel unit worth $60M

Brazil’s antitrust regulator authorizes Petrobras sale of biodiesel unit worth $60M

January 24, 2021 |

In Brazil, BNAmericas reports that Brazil’s competition regulator, Cade, authorized RPBio to buy Petrobras Biocombustíveis’ 50% interest in local biodiesel plants operator BSBios. Petrobras said previously that the share is worth 322mn reais (US$60mn). “RPBio is a holding belonging to the ECB group, which owns the remaining 50% of BSBios. It operates in the biofuel […]

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Petrobras agrees sale of 50% of BSBios for $62.5M

Petrobras agrees sale of 50% of BSBios for $62.5M

December 23, 2020 |

In Brazil, Renewables Now reports that Petrobras has agreed to sell its 50% stake in BSBios, which owns two biodiesel plants with a combined capacity of 414,000 cubic meters, to RP Participacoes em Biocombustiveis SA for $62.5 million. Shareholders of Petrobras’ biofuels arms PBios must still approve the transaction that is part of a wider […]

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Petrobras to open climate change department to support renewable fuels

Petrobras to open climate change department to support renewable fuels

November 9, 2020 |

In Brazil, the Wall Street Journal reports that as Petrobras seeks to expand into renewable diesel like many other oil refiners around the world and especially in the Americas, it is establishing a climate change department to help the company tackle major challenges. Shifting to carbon capture technologies as well as lowering the company’s carbon […]

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