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Philippines : Hinigaran sugarcane, rice farmers benefit from solar-powered irrigation
DATE 24Jul 2019

From just relying on rains for their rice and sugarcane production, farmers at Hinigaran town in Negros Occidental are now benefiting from solar-powered irrigation system (SPIS), the top official of the Department of Agriculture (DA) said. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, in his Facebook post recently, said some farmers in the province are now enjoying the blessings… Read More »

USA: BP unveils giant Brazilian bioenergy joint venture
DATE 24Jul 2019

“As far as sugarcane-based ethanol is concerned, in Brazil, it is grown on land that is not suitable for growing food. Our facilities are concentrated about 1,500 kilometres from the Amazon rainforest.” The 50:50 venture, which is due to be based in São Paulo, would rank as the second-largest player in the sugarcane biofuel sector in Brazil,… Read More »

India: Indian farmers have sown 7% less land this summer
DATE 24Jul 2019

There has been a decline of 6.9 per cent in the area of crops sown this summer, according to the latest data published by the Union Ministry of Agriculture on July 19, 2019. According to the data, rice has been sown on 14 million hectares (ha), down from 15.1 million ha the same time previous… Read More »

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 »