India: Govt mulls subsidy on 6 mln tn sugar export in 2019-20
DATE 14Aug 2019

he food ministry is likely to soon seek Cabinet approval for subsidising export of up to 6 mln tn of sugar in 2019-20 (Oct-Sep) to help clear the surplus in the domestic market and support domestic prices, three sources close to the development said. The ministry is likely to propose a subsidy of 10.50-11.0 rupees per kg on… Read More »

India: WTO likely to set up panel to decide on India’s sugar sops
DATE 14Aug 2019

Brazil, Australia and Guatemala have requested the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to set up dispute panels to rule on India’s sugar subsidies the second time round after India rejected the request at the last meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) last month. The request for dispute settlement panels put in by the three countries… Read More »

Brazil: Brazil Sugar-Ethanol Mill Maker Dedini Signs Cooperation Deal With India’s Praj
DATE 14Aug 2019

Brazil sugar-ethanol mill maker Dedini Indústrias de Base said on Monday it has signed a cooperation agreement with India’s Praj Industries to sell equipment for ethanol production, including technologies for corn-based biofuels. “Through this deal, Praj and Dedini will sell and install plants to produce ethanol from grains and also work to modernise existing ethanol… Read More »

China: Chinese demand heats up Brazil’s ethanol industry
DATE 14Aug 2019

There are 332 million cars on the road in China, more than anywhere in the world. Most run on pure petrol, but from next year Chinese fuel companies will add 10% ethanol, a move that could have far reaching implications for the consumption of fossil fuels. Brazil’s biofuel industry is the world’s second largest behind the US.… Read More »

India: Oil cos to buy biodiesel from used cooking oil in 100 cities
DATE 12Aug 2019

State-run fuel retailers on Saturday launched a scheme to procure biodiesel made from used cooking oil (UCO) in 100 cities across the country, a move that is expected to reduce crude imports and save people from serious ailments as a result of repeated use of burnt cooking medium by eateries, hotels and restaurants. Oil minister… Read More »