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07 August 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil IDB Backs Three Brazilian Ethanol Plants
BRAZIL - The Inter-American Development Bank is to lend $269 million and help raise an additional $379 million for three new ethanol plants in south-central Brazil, in the largest biofuel investment...
28 July 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Petrobras Inaugurates Biodiesel Plant
BRAZIL - Brazil's Petrobras (Petroleo Brasileiro SA) is opening a biofuels unit today to oversee $1.5 billion of investments over the next five years....
14 July 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil Wants to Demystify Biofuels Discussion
SAO PAULO - Brazil wants to demystify much of what has been said about biofuels around the world, especially ethanol. ...
08 July 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazilian Ethanol Technology Interests China
BRASILIA - This week, Brazilian government officials and businessmen are in China exchanging information, with the aim of opening up more investment opportunities in different sectors. One of...
07 July 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil Follows US in Driving the Global Biofuel Market
BRAZIL - The global ethanol production is expected to rise nearly 27,000 Million Gallon by the end of 2014, says "Global Biofuel Market Analysis", a new market research report by RNCOS....
02 July 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil IBI Acquires Share in Jatropha Production
SAO PAULO - Integrated Biodiesel Industries, Ltd (IBI) announced today a 10% acquisition of Irish jatropha developer South Cone Agriculture, Ltd (SCA) for an undisclosed amount. ...
06 June 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Alabama Governor and Scientists to Look at Sugarcane Use
BRAZIL - Gov. Bob Riley will cap off a weeklong trade mission in South America today and Saturday with a stop in Brazil, where he and others from Alabama will explore ways the state's farmers...
02 June 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil: Annual Soybean Report 2008
BRAZIL - This is a GAIN report on Brazil's soybean update prepared by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). ...
29 May 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil Company Invests in Jatropha Curcas Biodiesel
RIO DE JANEIRO - Abcesso Biofuels intend to be large-scale Jatropha Curcas, Biodiesel producer in Brazil....
23 May 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil Confirmed as Sustainable Energy Producer
BRAZIL - The conclusions of the four day Global Renewable Energy Forum, which ended this week, are that it is possible to find ways for countries to develop without compromising the planet's...
20 May 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil Meets Demand through Sugarcane-Ethanol Production
BRAZIL - Just a decade ago, the giant Moema ethanol and sugar mill in southeastern Brazil covered less than half of its current 173,000 acres. Sugar was what was mainly produced, says Kentucky.com....
14 May 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Sugarcane Bioenergy as Primary Energy Source
BRAZIL - According to preliminary data from Brazil's annual National Energy Balance report produced by EPE (Empresa de Pesquisa Energética), sugarcane ethanol and bagasse used for bioenergy...
12 May 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil Retaliates Against Biofuel Critics
SAO PAULO - According to Reuters, Brazil believes that it is unjustly coming under fire for problems with European and U.S. biofuels....
30 April 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil: Record Ethanol Production Predicted in 2008
BRASILIA - Brazilian officials forecast on Tuesday record sugar cane crops and record ethanol production for 2008 that will boost exports of ethanol by more than 23 percent, as reported by an...
25 April 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil Moves up Deadline for Biodiesel Mandates
BRAZIL - According to USAgNet, the Brazilian government has moved up the deadline for the mandatory addition of biofuels to diesel fuel to the year 2010....
Crop Industry News from Brazil BP, Santelisa Vale, and Maeda Unveil Plans to Invest R$1.66 Billion in Biofuels
BRAZIL - BP announced today that it intends to take a 50 per cent stake in Tropical BioEnergia SA, a joint venture established by Brazilian companies Santelisa Vale and Maeda Group, which is...
24 April 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Sugarcane-based Biodiesel to Head to Brazil
BRAZIL - U.S.-based Amyris, whose biofuel technology comes from its development of anti-malarial drugs, teams up with Brazilian ethanol distributor Crystalsev in a joint venture to make biodiesel,...
21 April 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil President Defends Brazilian Biofuels
BRAZIL - Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has strongly defended Brazil's production of biofuels....
14 April 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil Invests in a Jatropha Plant
RIO DE JANEIRO - Abcesso Technology Ltd. intends to become a large-scale producer of biodiesel in Brazil. Another expectation - to become the first global supplier of jatropha biodiesel....
04 April 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil BRAZIL: Clean Gasoline Fuels Soybean Production
RIO DE JANEIRO - The Brazilian government has decided to move up the deadlines for obligatory addition of biofuels to gasoline and diesel fuel, a measure that will boost the production of soybeans,...
03 April 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil biodiesel sputters on social, green goals
IRAQUARA, BRAZIL - Booming demand for biodiesel has become a lifeline for some poor farmers who plant oil seeds in Brazil's dry northeast but critics say the fuel is not as clean, equitable and...
19 March 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil's Ethanol Firms Team up to Build Pipeline
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - Brazil's largest sugar and ethanol group, Cosan (CSAN3.SA: Quote, Profile, Research)(CZZ.N: Quote, Profile, Research), said late on Tuesday it has set up a joint company...
18 March 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Report: Prospects of Biofuels in Brazil
BRAZIL - A new report published by Energy Business Reports, "Biofuel Industry in Brazil," provides complete coverage of the ethanol and biodiesel market in Brazil. Brazil is a global leader in...
14 March 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Petrobras and Mitsui Look to Bioenergy
BRAZIL - Petrobras and Mitsui signed the documents that are required to incorporate a company in Brazil to invest in bioenergy projects, particularly ethanol for exports to the Japanese market,...
06 March 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Biofuels and Sustainability: A View From Brazil
BRAZIL - Are biofuels sustainable? According to Géraldine Kutas, International Advisor of the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association - UNICA, it seems the current debate on how to reduce...
05 March 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil New Biofuel Company for Petrobras
BRAZIL - Petrobras is to create a new company dedicated to its Biofuels activities....
15 January 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil ethanol to set world sugar price floor
SAO PAULO - Brazilian cane mills are currently earning more from ethanol sales than sugar, and international sugar buyers will have to match or better the price of the biofuel if they want spare...
09 January 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil Expecting Largest Crop Ever Led by Soy, Corn and Rice
BRAZIL - Brazil's agricultural producers should have their largest harvest ever in the 2007/2008 grain crop, with a 3.1% increase in production compared with the previous crop. A total of 135.8...
03 January 2008
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil's biodiesel mandate comes into effect
BRAZIL - All diesel sold in Brazil's 35,000 fuel stations will contain 2% biodiesel from today onwards. The B2 blend announces the start of president Lula's Pro-Biodiesel Program, which tries...
31 December 2007
Crop Industry News from Brazil Ethanol Production in Brazil Jumps 20% Thanks to Country's Eco-Friendly Fleet
BRAZIL - Brazil's production of ethanol grew approximately 20% in the current crop, and sugarcane production increased at an average of 11% per year in the last five years. The information was...
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