USA: US ethanol plants expected to cut output, impact on CO2 unclear
DATE 23Jul 2019

US ethanol plants are expected to cut production due to weak margins and oversupply, according to reports. Corn is the primary feedstock for ethanol production and floods in the Midwest region earlier this year disrupted planting for farmers. This created uncertainty around corn supply and pricing. Gasworld understands the potential impact on the carbon dioxide… Read More »

India: Proposed Gorakhpur sugar mill to produce ethanol from sugarcane, first in north India
DATE 23Jul 2019

The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday said the proposed sugar mill in Gorakhpur”s Pipraich will be the first such mill in north India to produce ethanol from sugarcane. Speaking during the Question Hour in the Legislative Council, Minister of State (independent charge) for Sugarcane Development and Sugar mills, Suresh Rana said, “In the entire north India,… Read More »

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe sugar farmers dump electricity for solar power
DATE 23Jul 2019

SOME sugarcane farmers in southeastern Zimbabwe are shifting to solar energy to fend off serious shortages of electricity in the country. The power deficit afflicting the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) Holdings is affecting the operations of companies in the country already performing below capacity. A consortium of 35 sugarcane farmers at Mapanza sugarcane estate… Read More »

Brazil: Bunge and BP team up for brazil sugar and ethanol venture
DATE 23Jul 2019

U.S. commodities trader Bunge Ltd and British energy company BP Plc said on Monday they will merge their Brazilian sugar and ethanol operations to create the world’s third-largest sugarcane processor. The joint venture is the largest deal in Brazil’s bioenergy sector since Royal Dutch Shell joined forces with Cosan to form industry leader Raízen in… Read More »

India: Indian authorities refuse to remove subsidy on sugar exports
DATE 23Jul 2019

Indian authorities are standing firm against international pressure to remove a subsidy on its sugar exports. The Commonwealth government is pursuing a dispute with the World Trade Organisation, claiming India’s policy has caused the price of sugar to plummet. The WTO met in Geneva last night, where India had a chance to reject moves from… Read More »