International Sugar Journal

USA – Brazil top destination for ethanol exports last November [Registered]

US ethanol exports totalled 107.2 million gallons (487 mln litres) in November, up 14% from October shipments, according to government data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).

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United Ethanol to install Whitefox’s energy-efficient membrane system at its plant

The UK firm Whitefox Technologies secured a deal recently with the US biofuel producer United Ethanol (UE) to install its proprietary energy efficient membrane technology at UE’s plant in Wisconsin.

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Canada – Enerkem’s municipal waste to ethanol facility commences operations [Registered]

Biofuels and renewable chemicals producer Enerkem Inc. has started the commercial production of ethanol at its plant in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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Vertimass’ ethanol to drop-in fuel technology validated by US DOE [Registered]

Vertimass recently announced the completion of intermediate technology validation from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO) of its bolt-on technology to produce drop-in fuel from ethanol.

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Brazil slaps 20% tax on ethanol imports from USA [Registered]

The Brazilian Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi announced on 23 August that CAMEX, Brazil’s Chamber of Foreign Trade, has approved a recommendation to impose a 20% tariff on U.S. ethanol imports after a 600 million litre tariff rate quota.

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Brazil – Millers tilting towards the increasingly profitable ethanol rather than sugar [Full subscriber]

Following two years of high global sugar prices which attracted the export market, mills in the Center-South region are beginning to focus ethanol production as it is offering a better return than sugar, reports Valor Economico.

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Brazil – Decision to impose tariff on ethanol imports from USA delayed [Registered]

The Brazilian government decided 25th July to wait 30 days to make a decision on whether to impose a tariff on ethanol imports from the United States.

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Argentina – 2017 likely to be a record for biofuels output [Registered]

First quarter data on biofuels output in Argentina suggests that it will be a record according to the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INDEC).

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USA – Novozymes invests US$36 million in an ethanol plant in Nebraska [Registered]

Less than five years after Novozymes opened a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facility in Blair, Nebraska, the company has selected the site for its most recent expansion efforts in North America. The company’s new US$36 million investment in the facility will increase the plant’s capacity.

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Brazil – Tariff on US ethanol imports backed by agriculture minister [Registered]

Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi has asked Brazil’s foreign trade council to impose tariffs on ethanol imports following a surge in shipments from the United States, an official said on 27th April, reported Reuters.

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