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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...
Crop Industry News from Brazil Glencore Takes Over Running of Agrengo
BRAZIL - Glencore Importadora e Exportadora Ltda, a worldwide well-known Agribusiness trading company has taken over the running of Agrenco's operations in Brazil....
28 May 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Advances in Cellulosic Ethanol Presented at Summit
BRAZIL - Rapid advancements in producing cellulosic ethanol and the fuel's promise for the future will be highlighted by POET next week at Ethanol Summit 2009 in Sao Paulo, Brazil....
23 April 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil KL Energy Expands into Brazil
BRAZIL - US company, KL Energy Corp, has formed an exclusive cooperation agreement with Add Blue Ltda in Brazil to use KL Energy's cellulosic ethanol technology with sugarcane bagasse and straw...
21 April 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil President Backs Sugar Based Ethanol
BRAZIL - Brazil is ready to share the technologies it has developed over 30 year in the field of sugar cane based ethanol....
09 April 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil BP Expands Ethanol Investment in Brazil
BRAZIL - Petroleum giant BP's plans to expand in the ethanol market have been applauded by the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA)....
07 April 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Capacity Boost for Montes Claros Plant
BRAZIL - Petrobras Biocombustível intends to boost the processing capacity of the Darcy Ribeiro Biodiesel Plant, in Montes Claros in the state of Minas Gerais, from the current 57,000 cubic...
06 April 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Lula to Inaugurate Biodiesel Plant in Minas Gerais
BRAZIL - Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is scheduled inaugurate Petrobras' third biodiesel plant, in Montes Claros in the state of Minas Gerais, today (Monday)....
03 April 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Sada Invests in Minas Gerais
BRAZIL - The Sada Group is to invest 354 million Brazilian reals (US$ 153 million) in bioenergy in the state of Minas Gerais. ...
27 March 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil BioPower Generation Americas
BRAZIL - The BioPower Generation Americas conference is the 4th edition of the global BioPower Generation series....
25 March 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazilian-US Biofuels Research Network Established
BRAZIL - A new network is being established between Brazil and the US to establish a greater exchange of information and ideas on biofuels between the two nations' scientists....
18 March 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Renewable Energy Used in Chicken Production
BRAZIL - The high electric energy cost of poultry farms caused Raimundo Alves Ferreira to seek a solution that could generate more economy for his production. The way out was the use of biodigesters...
06 March 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Petrobras Welcomes Dutch Prime Minister
BRAZIL - The prime minister of the Netherlands, Jan Peter Balkenende, visited Brazilian fuel producer Petrobras' main office building this week, together with that country's Transportation minister,...
05 March 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Petrobras to Invest $ 2.4 billion in Biofuels
BRAZIL - Brazilian petroleum and biofuel company Petrobras Biocombustível's has developed a business plan calling for a $2.4 billion investment in biodiesel and ethanol production for the...
02 March 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Castor Seed for Biodiesel in Minas Gerais
BRAZIL - Farmers in Minas Gerais are going to harvest 7,000 tonnes of castor seeds for production of biodiesel....
23 February 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Viridas in Deal for Jatropha Plantation in Brazil
BRAZIL - Biofuels company Viridas has joined forces with Cazenave, a South American agribusiness management and consulting company to develop a Jatropha plantation in Brazil....
29 January 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Sugar to Stage Small Comeback in Brazil
BRAZIL - Brazil's center-south region is likely to devote a bigger share of the 2009/10 cane crop to making sugar than last season with the prospects of exports and prices rising, analysts and...
27 January 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil Agribusiness Sales to Arabs Grow 30 Per Cent
BRAZIL - Brazilian agribusiness exports to the Arab countries generated more than US$ 6 billion in revenues last year, growth of 30 per cent compared with 2007....
26 January 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Record High Ethanol Fuel Export in 2008
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil exported a record-high of 5.16 billion liters of ethanol fuel in 2008, up 45.7 per cent from 2007, according to a report released on Friday by the Ministry of Mines and...
Crop Industry News from Brazil Abu Dhabi Enthused with Brazilian Ethanol
BRAZIL - Representatives of Masdar group, a state-owned clean energy company in Abu Dhabi, showed interest in the Brazilian biofuels experience during the country's participation in the World...
22 January 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazilian Ethanol may Gain Space in US Market
BRAZIL - Barack Obama's administration has already shown interest in environmental issues. His campaign commitments included sustainable development and implementation of clean energy technologies....
12 January 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Petrobras Plant to Deliver 1.5 million Litres of Biodiesel
BRAZIL - Brazilian national oil company Petrobras is expecting to deliver 1.5 million litres of biodiesel from its Montes Claros Biodiesel Plant in the first quarter of 2009. ...
05 January 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Petrobras Breaks Production Target
BRAZIL - The Brazilian state-owned oil company Petrobras' biodiesel production plants of Candeias in Bahia and Quixadá in Ceará have broken their production goal forecasts for 2008....
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil is World's Leading Ethanol Exporter
BRAZIL - Brazil has consolidated its position as the world's leading ethanol exporter and third largest biodiesel market, last year with six new biodiesel plants opening up last year and another...
02 January 2009
Crop Industry News from Brazil Petrobras Exceeds Biodiesel Production Goal in 2008
BRAZIL - The plants of Candeias, in the state of Bahia, and Quixadá, in the state of Ceará, ended the year with a total output of 8.8 million litres....
30 December 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Plans to Expand Ethanol Sales in Japan Unveiled
BRAZIL - Brazil's giant oil and gas corporation Petrobras has plans to open next year its first service stations in Japan to promote the distribution of ethanol, of which Brazil is the world's...
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