Tag: sugarcane

Brazilian president inaugurates first commercial sugarcane-based biogas plant

Brazilian president inaugurates first commercial sugarcane-based biogas plant

October 19, 2020 |

In Brazil, Xinhua news agency reports the president has inaugurated Raizen Energia’s 21 MW biogas facility, the country’s first commercial scale biogas installation using sugarcane byproducts. It has the capacity to power 62,000 homes. Electricity produced from the facility will be distributed through the national grid, although the president highlighted in his speech about the […]

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Green Fuel to get sixth sugarcane crushing mill

Green Fuel to get sixth sugarcane crushing mill

October 13, 2020 |

In Zimbabwe, ESI Africa reports that Green Fuel is installing a sixth sugarcane crushing mill at its facility that will allow it to be self-sufficient in energy as well as be able to export electricity to the national grid thanks to high powered boilers. The additional equipment should be installed by the end of the […]

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India to soon raise sugarcane-based ethanol prices

India to soon raise sugarcane-based ethanol prices

October 6, 2020 |

In India, the Business Standard newspaper reports the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs is expected to soon approve an increase for ethanol prices from all three categories (B-molasses, C-molasses and sugarcane juice) at between 3 and 4 cents per liter. The increased price won’t be applied to ethanol produced from broken grains. Ethanol blending is […]

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Indonesia to miss E10 yet again as sugarcane yields continue to fall

Indonesia to miss E10 yet again as sugarcane yields continue to fall

April 7, 2020 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post newspaper reports that despite plans to boost ethanol blending to 10% this year using domestically produced ethanol, challenges in sugarcane production will lead to further delays in implementation. Sugarcane yields have been falling over the past four years in East Java, the country’s key cane-growing region, which has led to […]

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Researchers say policies promoting bioplastics “ill-designed”

Researchers say policies promoting bioplastics “ill-designed”

March 19, 2020 |

In Germany, while is true that plastics made from corn, wheat, or sugarcane are, in principle, climate-neutral and protect declining oil reserves—a broad shift in consumption from conventional to bio-based materials could be bad news for the environment given the current state of technology. After all, plant based raw materials are produced on land and […]

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Petrobras cuts Brazil gasoline prices by near 10%; sugar prices tumble

Petrobras cuts Brazil gasoline prices by near 10%; sugar prices tumble

March 15, 2020 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that “Brazil’s state-controlled oil company Petrobras cut gasoline prices at refineries in the country by almost 10% on Thursday, the first cut since last week’s oil price collapse, a move that could boost sugar production and reduce ethanol output.” The oil company, which has a near refining monopoly in Brazil, reduced […]

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BNDES approves $23 million for sugarcane-based biogas project

BNDES approves $23 million for sugarcane-based biogas project

January 14, 2020 |

In Brazil, Renewables Now reports that BNDES has approved a $23 million loan for a biogas project collocated at a sugar mill owned by Cocal Energia. The project will use sugarcane straw, filter cake and vinasse to produce 33 million cubic meters per year of biogas, half of which will be used for 40,000 MWh […]

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India looking to reactivate cane land to boost feedstock supply for ethanol production

India looking to reactivate cane land to boost feedstock supply for ethanol production

September 23, 2019 |

In India, the Press Trust of India reports that the government plans to use lands attached to mothballed sugarcane mills to grow more cane as feedstock for expanding ethanol production. The national transportation minister says the ethanol industry has the capacity to grow four-fold to more than $14 billion. He said the government has already […]

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Major Brazilian cane groups investing in additional ethanol production capacity

Major Brazilian cane groups investing in additional ethanol production capacity

September 19, 2019 |

In Brazil, UNICA told Reuters that several large sugarcane milling groups are expanding ethanol production which would see an even smaller share of cane go towards sugar production. Last year, about 65% of cane went to ethanol production while this season it is likely closer to 75%. The new RenovaBio policy that focuses on achieving […]

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Braskem teams with Ledesma on notebooks produced entirely from sugarcane

Braskem teams with Ledesma on notebooks produced entirely from sugarcane

August 14, 2019 |

In Brazil, Braskem and Ledesma have created Ledesma +Bio, a line of 100% sustainable notebooks made entirely from sugarcane. An innovation in the industry, the cover and back cover of the notebooks are made from bioplastics derived from I’m greenTM polyethylene. Meanwhile, the paper of the notebooks is made from sugarcane bagasse and has a […]

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