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Crop Industry News: Brazil

16 February 2010
Crop Industry News from Brazil Falling Soybean Price Enhances Competitiveness
BRAZIL - Brazilian soybeans are becoming increasingly competitive as prices fall, a report from Washington has suggested....
01 February 2010
Crop Industry News from Brazil Soybean Fungi Threaten Crops
BRAZIL - Brazilian and Argentinian soybean crops are being threatened by the spread of fungi....
13 January 2010
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazilian Soybean Production to Reach 65m Tonnes
BRAZIL - Soybean production in Brazil is forecast to total a record 65 million tonnes for the 2009-10 season, according to US Department of Agriculture (USDA) forecasts....
06 January 2010
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil Soybean Crops On Track for High 2010 Volumes
BRAZIL - Brazilian soybean crop farmers are set to harvest a bumper crop this season, according to an analyst at the Brazilian government crop forecasting agency....
30 December 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Sergipe to Produce Wind Energy
BRAZIL - Up to 2011, Sergipe should be producing enough wind energy to supply a city of 200,000 inhabitants. ...
29 December 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Petrobras and PetroChina Sign Ethanol MoU
BRAZIL - The Brazilian state-owned oil company Petrobras and its biofuel industry subsidiary have signed a memorandum of understanding with Petrochina International Company Limited....
Crop Industry News from Brazil Bunge Expands in Brazil
BRAZIL - Bunge Ltd has announced that it is to expand its sugar and bioenergy business in Brazil by acquiring Moema Par. ...
21 December 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Elecnor Group Obtains Five Wind Farms in Brazil
BRAZIL - A winning project consisting of five wind farms totalling 96 MW of wind power with a total estimated output of over 330 GWh/year will be installed in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. ...
14 December 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Castor Oil Biodiesel a Reality
BRAZIL - Brazilian oil and fuel company, Petrobras Biofuel has a solid grasp of the technological process of producing biodiesel from castor seeds....
04 December 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Vega Announces Biomass JV
BRAZIL - Vega Promotional Systems Inc. has announced that it has entered into a Joint Venture Agreement to build a biomass production facility in Brazil. ...
Crop Industry News from Brazil Feasibility Study with Jatropha in Brazil
BRAZIL - A start-up company is investigating the feasibility of a large-scale biofuels project using jatropha....
01 December 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil ETH Inaugurates Conquista do Pontal Plant
BRAZIL - Brazilian company ETH Bioenergia recently held its inauguration ceremony for the Conquista do Pontal Unit, in Mirante de Paranapanema, São Paulo....
09 November 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Biodiesel Producers Welcome 20 Per Cent Blend
BRAZIL - Biodiesel producers in Brazil have applauded the government's proposal to gradually increase the amount of biodiesel in diesel fuel to 20 per cent in big cities by 2015. ...
29 October 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Dreyfus Becomes Second-largest Ethanol Producer
BRAZIL - Louis Dreyfus Commodities Bioenergia, the Brazilian subsidiary of the French commodities giant, has become the second-largest sugar cane milling group in the world after Cosan, following...
28 October 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil to Increase Biodiesel Blending Mandate
BRAZIL - Brazil is expected to increase its biodiesel blending mandate from four to five per cent in 2010, three years ahead of schedule, the country's president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva,...
26 October 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil Advances Addition of Biodiesel to Diesel
BRAZIL - Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced last week the addition of five per cent biodiesel to the diesel consumed in Brazil has been advanced by three years. The so-called...
21 October 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Climate Affects Sugar and Ethanol Production
BRAZIL - Brazil should have lower offer of ethanol and sugar in the 2009/2010 crops due to rain. This may be a problem for a bullish global market, which is already noticing lower production...
08 October 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Appalachian Instructor Explores Brazil’s Biofuels
US - Jeremy Ferrell, an instructor in Appalachian State University's Department of Technology, was one of 15 individuals from the United States selected to participate in the first Brazil-US...
25 September 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Alcohol Pipeline Should Cheapen Ethanol Exports
BRAZIL - Ethanol exported from Brazil should become approximately 25 per cent cheaper once pipelines start being used in its transport....
18 September 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Rio Claro Unit Starts Operation
BRAZIL - The plant was inaugurated last month in the presence of the State Governor, Alcides Rodrigues, and the Mayors of Cachoeira Alta and Caçu, amongst other dignitaries....
14 August 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil's Ethanol Producers Falling Behind on Taxes
BRAZIL - Brazilian ethanol distilleries are behind on paying taxes because of the financial crisis, and state authorities say they are looking to toughen up. ...
06 August 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil UK Minister Visits Brazilian Ethanol Plant
BRAZIL - The British minister of Energy and Climate Change, Ed Miliband, was visiting Brazil as part of the UK's build up to the Copenhagen climate meeting at the end of the year....
04 August 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Investment in Brazilian Ethanol Grows
BRAZIL - From January 2007 to June this year, Brazil has received more than $3.5 billion in foreign direct investment for production of oil products and biofuels. ...
09 July 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Amyris Opens Ethanol Plant in Brazil
BRAZIL - Amyris Brasil Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento, Ltda., a wholly owned subsidiary of Amyris Biotechnologies, Inc., has opened the Amyris Renewable Products Demonstration Facility in Campinas....
01 July 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Marfrig Invests in Diamantino Industrial Complex
BRAZIL - Brazilian meat and poultry processor Marfrig Alimentos S.A. is to invest in increasing the production of processed and value-added products at its Poultry, Pork and Processed Food Division...
24 June 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Iron Ore Company Invests in Biodiesel
BRAZIL - Iron ore mining company Vale S.A. is to produce biodiesel to supply its operations in the Northern region of Brazil, from 2014....
23 June 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Bunge to Invest in New Ethanol Plant
BRAZIL - Bunge will strengthen its sugar and alcohol operations by investing in a new mill at Ponta Porã in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul....
10 June 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazilian Plant Manufactures Ethanol in Sudan
BRAZIL - The first ethanol manufacturing plant implemented in Sudan, which will be officially inaugurated today, is Brazilian. With a production capacity for 200,000 litres of sugarcane ethanol...
03 June 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil Seeks Leadership in Cellulosic Ethanol
BRAZIL - This statement was made yesterday by Chief of Staff Dilma Roussef, at the opening of the 2nd Ethanol Summit, in São Paulo. The country should produce 17.3 billion litres of the product...
01 June 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Friends of the Earth Denounce New Soy Standards
BRAZIL - A new initiative that will re-brand intensive GM soy and soy grown on deforested land as "responsible" will cause deforestation and sneak GM crops into the food system, Friends of the...
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