Tag: UNICA

UNICA says 72.5% of cane went to ethanol production during H1 March

UNICA says 72.5% of cane went to ethanol production during H1 March

April 14, 2020 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that UNICA data shows sugar mills allocated 72.5% of cane juice towards ethanol production rather than sugar during the second half of March, down from the 79.5% allotment during the same period last year but still a high percentage compared to the last several years. Hydrous ethanol sales during the period […]

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Brazilian ethanol production breaks record through mid-January at 32.2 billion liters

Brazilian ethanol production breaks record through mid-January at 32.2 billion liters

January 28, 2020 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that UNICA data shows ethanol production between April and January 16 reached 32.3 billion liters, the highest ever seen during the period. Of the total, 22.3 billion liters were hydrous while corn ethanol reached 1.14 billion liters, an increase of 103% on the year. Total ethanol sales for the period reached […]

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UNICA says H1 September hydrous ethanol production reached 1.69 billion liters

UNICA says H1 September hydrous ethanol production reached 1.69 billion liters

September 26, 2019 |

In Brazil, Renewables Now reports that UNICA data shows sugar mills produced 1.69 billion liters of hydrous ethanol during the first half of September in addition to 683.79 million liters of anhydrous ethanol. Of the total, just 54.69 million liters were exported while the remainder was destined for the domestic market. Even so, hydrous ethanol […]

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UNICA sees sugar production falling to 14-year low thanks to ethanol

UNICA sees sugar production falling to 14-year low thanks to ethanol

August 29, 2019 |

In Brazil, Bloomberg reports that UNICA is expected to tell a government committee dealing with ethanol and supplies that growing ethanol demand domestically has pushed sugar production down to its lowest level in 14 years to 25 million metric tons. UNICA hasn’t updated its production figures publicly so far this season, choosing only to report […]

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UNICA Council approves Evandro Gussi as new president

UNICA Council approves Evandro Gussi as new president

February 17, 2019 |

In Brazil, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) approved the appointment of Evandro Gussi as its new Director-President. “We want to continue to contribute with Brazil, and our goal is to guarantee institutional bases that will bring clear and predictable rules to the national and international market. This is essential to provide security for investors […]

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Brazilian H2 January ethanol production up nearly 25% on year

Brazilian H2 January ethanol production up nearly 25% on year

February 13, 2019 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that UNICA data shows ethanol production during the second half of January was nearly 25% higher on the year at 84 million liters, 44 million liters of which was hydrous ethanol. Total ethanol production for the year from April through January was up nearly 20% year-on-year at about 30.3 billion liters. […]

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Brazil H1 January ethanol production hits 70 million liters

Brazil H1 January ethanol production hits 70 million liters

January 24, 2019 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that UNICA data shows that 70 million liters of ethanol was produced during the first half of January with just seven mills still crushing after the end of the official season on December 31. That figure is compared to just 42 million liters produced during H1 January 2017. Of the total […]

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Sugarcane milling in Center-South Brazil reaches 556M tons

Sugarcane milling in Center-South Brazil reaches 556M tons

December 22, 2018 |

In Brazil, UNICA reports that sugarcane milling in the Center-South totaled 12.6 million tons in the first half of December. In the accumulated harvest of 2018/2019 until December 16, processing reached 556.85 million tons, down 4.10% over the same period of the previous cycle (580.68 million tons). In the first half of December, sugar production […]

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Brazil challenges India’s subsidies on sugar at WTO

Brazil challenges India’s subsidies on sugar at WTO

December 15, 2018 |

In Brazil, Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association, UNICA, has been working with the government of Brazil to demonstrate the damages India’s subsidies caused to Brazilian exports during the last sugarcane harvest. In a meeting held last week, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber (CAMEX) decided to initiate proceedings at the World Trade Organization (WTO) for challenging India’s […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol production up 45% on the year through October

Brazilian hydrous ethanol production up 45% on the year through October

November 13, 2018 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that UNICA data shows hydrous ethanol production during the second half of October rose more than 7% on the year to 955 million liters but fell nearly as much as from the first half of the month as the crush begins to wind down in the face of lower cane yields. […]

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