International Sugar Journal

Brazil – Setting a ceiling on ICMS tax on fuels will hurt the ethanol sector [Full subscriber]

President Bolsonaro’s administration recently passed a bill that sets a ceiling on ICMS (state tax) levied on fuel, electricity, telecommunications, and public transport services. According to Valor Economico, this may end up hurting sales of hydrous ethanol.

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France – Soaring gasoline prices boost demand for conversion kits to power cars with cheaper ethanol [Full subscriber]

Sales of kits that convert gasoline-powered cars to run on bioethanol are surging in France as drivers switch to using the sharply cheaper crop-based fuel amidst soaring oil prices.

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Brazil – Import tariffs on ethanol waived for nine months [Full subscriber]

The Brazilian government has waived until December 31 its 18% import tariff for a handful of products, including ethanol.

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UGI and Vertimass partner to produce drop-in fuels from ethanol [Registered]

US energy company UGI Corp has agreed with Vertimass to use its catalytic technology to produce biobased ethanol into liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), also known as renewable-propane, and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

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India – Ethanol price increases incentivises the sector [Full subscriber]

Indian government raised the price at which oil marketing companies will buy ethanol from sugar mills on November 10, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Singh Thakur said.

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ADM partners with Gevo to produce jet fuel from ethanol [Full subscriber]

Agribusiness ADM and the biotech start-up Gevo recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to support the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and other low-carbon fuels.

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India – LanzaTech partners with SED to produce bagasse-based ethanol [Full subscriber]

Spray Engineering Devices (SED), a multidisciplinary engineering company, is partnering with LanzaTech in the first-of-its-kind bagasse to ethanol project in India.

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France – Drivers opt for ethanol amidst rising petrol prices [Full subscriber]

Ethanol sales will hit record highs in France this year and next, supported by strong demand for fuel blend E85 as car owners seek cheaper alternatives to gasoline, reported Reuters.

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Faster and cheaper ethanol-to-jet fuel process [Full subscriber]

A patented process for converting alcohol sourced from renewable or industrial waste gases into a jet or diesel fuel is being scaled up at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory with the help of partners at Oregon State University and the carbon-recycling experts at LanzaTech.

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USA – 2020 ethanol production expected to decline by 13% [Full subscriber]

The data on September 25 by the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicate a drop in ethanol production by 13% in 2020 fostered by the COVID-19 pandemic this past spring.

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