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Cargill and Grupo USJ partner to expand ethanol and sugar production in Brazil [Registered]

Cargill and Grupo USJ have entered a joint venture to establish SJC Bioenergia. The new partnership combines industrial assets of Grupo USJ in the state of Goiás, which consist of […]

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Biofuel mandates in Turkey to commence from 2013 [Registered]

In an effort to kick-start the biofuels sector and address current account deficit from fuel imports, the Turkish energy regulator recently announced plans for biofuel mandates. From January 1, 2013, […]

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World Bank links expansion in biofuels production with oil price [Registered]

The impact of hikes price of oil on the global expansion of biofuels is highlighted in a recent study by the World Bank. The study shows that a 65% rise […]

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India – HPCL to outsource sugar and ethanol plants [Registered]

Hindustan Petroleum Corp. (HPCL) will outsource the operation and the maintenance of its two integrated sugar and ethanol mills in Bihar. In 2008, HPCL through its subsidiary HPCL Biofuels Ltd. […]

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BP acquires Brazilian sugar/ethanol production companies Tropical Bioenergia S.A. and CNAA [Registered]

BP announced today that will be the sole owner of Tropical BioEnergia S.A. and Companhia Nacional de Açúcar e Álcool (CNAA). The acquisitions involved buying out joint venture partners (Maeda […]

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Philippines – mega ethanol and cogen plant ready in ’12 [Registered]

Green Future Innovations mega cane based ethanol and cogen plant in Isabela which has received an investment of P 6 billion (U$141.2 million) is on schedule to be completed next […]

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Global biofuels production expansion keeps apace [Registered]

Global production of biofuels increased by 17% in 2010 to 105 billion litres, up from 90 billion litres in 2009. High oil prices, a global economic rebound, and new laws […]

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Thailand – Decline in fuel ethanol use [Registered]

Fuel ethanol consumption in Thailand in July 2011 was 1.341 million litres per day. The July volume was 1.93% lower than in June 2011 and 5.92% higher than in July […]

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Brazil – ethanol production drops, gasoline imports surge, sugar output boosted on higher profits [Registered]

With significant cane production coming from ratooned crops whose productivity levels decrease with time compared with plant crops, this has had an inevitable knock-on effect on ethanol output in Brazil’s […]

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Virent’s biogasoline successfully road tested [Registered]

Virent’s biobased gasoline was successfully road tested by its collaborator, Royal Dutch Shell. Virent’s biogasoline was found to cause “no harm” to vehicles in comparison to Shell’s baseline fuel. Shell […]

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