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02 December 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil to Triple Ethanol Production by 2020
BRAZIL - Brazil is expected to triple its ethanol production by 2020 according to Alan Kardec Pinto, president of Petrobras Biofuel....
28 November 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Russian President Sees Brazil's Biofuels Production
BRAZIL - Russian president Dimitri Medvedev met with Brazilian state-controlled oil multinational Petrobras president, Sérgio Gabrielli, in Rio de Janeiro, this week during a state visit to...
26 November 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Malaysian-Brazilian Joint Ventures Proposed
BRAZIL - The Malaysian Minister of Foreign Affairs the Honourable Dato' Seri Utama Dr. Rais Yatim has called for joint venture projects between Malaysia and Brazil to boost biofuel production....
24 November 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil-Sweden Meeting on Energy Issues
BRAZIL - Energy including renewable energies, biofuels, and energy efficiency were on the table at a bilateral meeting chaired by Brazil's Minister of Mines and Energy, Edison Lobão and Swedish...
Crop Industry News from Brazil Three-sided Cooperation for Biofuel Production
BRAZIL - Finding of 2 billion barrels of oil does not diminish the importance of biofuels, according to Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva....
21 November 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Schafer Leads US Delegation to Brazil Conference
BRAZIL — US Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer is leading the US delegation to an International Conference on Biofuels in São Paulo, Brazil from 20-21 November....
Crop Industry News from Brazil Energy Diversification and Climate Change
BRAZIL - Paul Roberts, rapporteur of the I Intergovernmental Session - Biofuels and Energy Security at the First Internatinal Biofuels Conference in São Paulo, Brazil, presented the results...
Crop Industry News from Brazil Ethanol Agreement Between China and Brazil
BRAZIL - China and Brazil are to cooperate over the production of ethanol from sugar cane....
20 November 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Cooperation Agreements for Brazil and Canada
BRAZIL - Brazil's Minister of Science and Technology (MCT), Sergio Rezende, and Canada's Minister of International Commerce, Stockwel Day, have signed in São Paulo a technical cooperation...
Crop Industry News from Brazil Commissioner at International Conference on Biofuels
BRAZIL - Commissioner Piebalgs has been participating in the International Biofuels Conference taking place in Sao Paulo, Brazil from 17 to 21 November. Fifty Ministers including many from developing...
Crop Industry News from Brazil Wind Farm Plan for Brazil
BRAZIL - Ventania, a subsidiary of the Portuguese Martifer and the Brazilian Energia Global, is to build 11 wind farms in Ceará, Piauí and Rio Grande do Norte, in northeastern Brazil....
19 November 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Sugarcane Expansion to be Restricted
BRAZIL - New agricultural zoning of Brazil inhibits the cultivation in sensitive ecosystems and areas for food farming. 'Biofuels should not compete with food,' said minister Dilma Roussef....
18 November 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Minister Opens Biofuels Conference
BRAZIL - The Brazilian Head Minister of the Civil Cabinet, Dilma Rousseff, opened up the 1st International Conference of Biofuels on Monday, welcoming 300 participants and the 92 foreign delegations...
17 November 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil Ethanol for Indy Cars
BRAZIL - Formula Indy cars are to be run on Brazilian ethanol in the 2009 season the Brazilian Export and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex)announced last week....
13 November 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Conference on Biofuels to Discuss Ethanol
BRAZIL - To contribute to the international debate concerning the challenges and opportunities created by biofuels. Such is one of the aims of the International Conference on Biofuels: Biofuels...
05 November 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil ADM and Cabrera in Sugarcane Joint Venture
BRAZIL - Archer Daniels Midland Company and Grupo Cabrera announced today an agreement to form a joint venture to produce ethanol from sugarcane....
04 November 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil President Lula Presents Potential for Expansion of Ethanol
BRAZIL - Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is to release a national agricultural zoning plan, currently being prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply of Brazil,...
31 October 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Breakthrough in Sugar Cane Planting Technology
BRAZIL - Syngenta is developing a new technology to improve the cost efficiency of sugar cane planting in Brazil....
21 October 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Biofuels Terminal to Be Built in Brazil
BRAZIL - Hong Kong-based Noble Group has begun construction of a 2.5-acre, 35-million-gallon liquid bulk fuels terminal for the shipment of ethanol and biodiesel from the port of Itaqui in Brazil....
16 October 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil India Wants to Import Ethanol, Technology from Brazil
INDIA - The Indians are interested in importing hydrated alcohol from Brazil to supply its fleet of vehicles, and also in purchasing equipment for the installation of plants, as the country produces...
15 October 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Agricultural Export Earnings Show Significant Increase
BRAZIL - Brazil's total export earnings from agricultural and livestock products over the first nine months of this year were 29 per cent higher than in the whole of 2007, according to the National...
13 October 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Petrobras and Galp Energia Sign Biofuel Agreement
BRAZIL - Petrobras and Galp Energia SGPS signed an Investment Agreement in Lisbon, to create a joint-venture to develop a biofuel production and marketing project.....
09 October 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil to Triple Sugar Exports
BRAZIL - The Brazilian sugar cooperative Copersucar has reported it will triple exports in the next 10 years and become the world's largest private exporter of sugar and sugar products....
06 October 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Petrobras Delivers First Shipment of Biodiesel
BRAZIL - Petrobras Biofuels delivered its first commercial load of biodiesel last week - a shipment, of 44,780 litres left Candeias Mill, in Bahia, the first biodiesel mill built by the state-owned...
25 September 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Bill Boost to Brazil-US Biofuels Understanding
BRAZIL - A bill designed to strengthen energy cooperation in the Western Hemisphere, approved today by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is a positive step to expands ongoing efforts...
17 September 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Sugarcane Bagasse Used for Power Generation
BRAZIL - Brazil is increasingly turning to alternative power generation fuels such as biomass in order to increase electricity supply and reduce its dependence on hydropower. ...
10 September 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Historic Crop to Boost Grain Exports
BRAZIL - The 2007/2008 harvest in Brazil was 143.87 million tonnes, growth of 9.2% over the previous crop. The record result confirms the tendency for growth of agribusiness....
15 August 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil Fuels Algae Research with US$ 2.8 Million
BRAZIL - The Brazilian government is eager to fund the development of seaweed-based biodiesel production, Brazil intends to allocate 4.5 million Brazilian reais (about US$ 2.8 million)...
12 August 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil Urges US to Reduce Ethanol Tariff
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) has welcomed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to maintain the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) at its...
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil Power-up with Biofuels
BRAZIL - Gabrielle Walker argues that Brazil's success with sugar cane points the way to a sustainable biofuels future...
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