International Sugar Journal

Japan – Mitsui and Cosmo Oil partner to exploit LanzaJet’s technology to produce SAF [Full subscriber]

Mitsui. and Cosmo Oil have agreed to carry out a collaborative study of LanzaJet’s technology to establish a biofuel production facility to make sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Japan.

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Hysata secures over US$29 million funding to develop a pilot plant for its ultra-efficient electrolyser [Registered]

Australian start-up Hysata claims to have developed the world’s most efficient electrolyser. As a result, it has attracted AU$42.5 million (US$29.4 million) in an oversubscribed Series A funding round. The […]

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Brazil – BSBios investing in new build wheat-ethanol plant in Rio Grande do Sul [Full subscriber]

Brazil’s largest biodiesel producer BSBios will build the country’s first wheat-based ethanol, according to the chief executive.

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India – PM Modi inaugurates country’s first cellulosic ethanol plant [Full subscriber]

PM Narendra Modi inaugurated a INR9 billion (US$114 million) cellulosic plant in Haryana on 10th August. The plant, built by state-run Indian Oil at its Panipat refinery complex, is the first of its kind in India, according to local press reports.

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India to supply gasoline blended with 20% ethanol from April 2023, says Oil Minister [Full subscriber]

According to Oil Minister Hardeep Puri, India will start supplying gasoline blended with 20% ethanol at select petrol pumps from April next year.

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India – 4.5 million tonnes sugar expected to be diverted to ethanol production in 2022/23, says ISMA [Full subscriber]

India’s sugar production is forecast to fall slightly to 35.5 tonnes in the 2022-23 marketing year (Oct-Sept) due to the significant diversion of sugarcane to ethanol production, according to the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA).

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Uruguay outlines green hydrogen roadmap [Registered]

Uruguay’s government presented in early June its draft green hydrogen road map, unveiling a vision for the nation to have some 10 GW of electrolysers and become a net exporter of cheap hydrogen and its derivatives in the decade after 2030.

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Africa – Green hydrogen projects currently in the pipeline [Registered]

With abundant renewable resources – nonarable land, sun, wind and hydropower – Africa is rich in many of the ‘raw materials’ required to produce renewable energy at scale, which can, in turn, be used to manufacture green hydrogen. According to the World Economic Forum, 9% of all energy generated in Africa came from renewable sources in 2020, of which 6.8% came from hydropower. 

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Brazil – Raizen invests US$390 million to build 2 cellulosic ethanol plants [Registered]

The sugar-ethanol giant Raizen SA, owned by Royal Dutch Shell and Cosan SA, will invest BRL2 billion (US$390 million) to build two cellulosic ethanol plants. They will be operational in 2024, Chief Executive Officer Ricardo Mussa said in an interview, reported Bloomberg.

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Brazil – Corn-ethanol output to increase by 31% in 2022 as new plants come onstream [Full subscriber]

The National Union of Corn Ethanol (Unem) estimates that corn-bioethanol production should reach 4.5 billion litres this year, representing an increase of 31% compared to 2021.

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