UK: Philippines’ H1 Feb domestic bioethanol reference price extends uptrend
DATE 22Feb 2018

The Philippines’ domestic bioethanol reference price for the first half February rose 2.04% from H2 January to Peso 47/liter (94 cents/liter or $940/cu m), data released Wednesday by the country’s Sugar Regulatory Administration showed. The domestic bioethanol reference price has increased for five consecutive half-month cycles, the data showed. Prior to that, it had fallen… Read More »

Fiji: $2.1m Indian Help for Sugar Mechanisation
DATE 22Feb 2018

The Fiji Sugar Corporations (FSC) received a $2.1 million grant from Government following the signing of an Agreement which will see it invested in farm equipment. The signing at the FSC head office in Lautoka will help in Government and FSC’s initiative to revive the sugar industry through mechanisation. Office of the Prime Minister and… Read More »

India: Ethanol and Biodiesel: Why Is India Not Shifting to These Fuels?
DATE 22Feb 2018

A few days after the Indian government virtually did a U-turn on its electric vehicles, allowing car makers to pursue any green technology they see fit, a pressing question on using bio fuels emerged. India had mandated 5 percent blend of ethanol in petrol in 2017, while the use of biodiesel is still not mandated,… Read More »

India: Sugarcane industry is backbone of rural economy
DATE 22Feb 2018

The past President of Indian Sugar Mills Association, Om Prakash Dhanuka has written to the Food Secretary, suggesting for increase of import duty on sugar, measures to strengthen the sliding sugar price, creation of buffer stock and helping the weak sugar factories. The Government have accepted few suggestions of increasing the import duty to 100%… Read More »

UK: US-Brazil venture’s second ethanol plant to have a 680 million liter capacity
DATE 22Feb 2018

The new plant will also have the capacity to co-generate energy at a capacity of 170 thousand MWh per year. This is enough to power a city of about 70 thousand residents. Combined with its other plant in Mato Grosso, FS Bioenergia expects its total capacity to reach over 1.2 billion litres of ethanol, 900… Read More »