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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 »

Brazil: How Brazil can prepare for a US trade deal
DATE 12Aug 2019

When U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross toured Latin America, President Trump hinted to reporters of his main mission: “We’re going to work on a free trade agreement with Brazil.” Trade agreements that reduce barriers for the exchange of goods, services, and terabytes have the ability to raise incomes and boost opportunities for all countries involved,… Read More »

Zimbabwe: Top sugar producer halts operations
DATE 12Aug 2019

Companies in Zimbabwe are struggling for survival following the introduction of 19-hour daily power cuts. One of the country’s largest sugar producers, starafrica corporation, says they have not been operating since July 5 because of load-shedding. The company’s CEO Regis Mutyiri (RM) told our correspondent Thomas Mupfuka (TM) in an interview that the listed firm had… Read More »

India: HAU scientist finds ways to use sugar mill waste as fertilizer
DATE 7Aug 2019

Research carried out by a scientist from Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCSHAU), Hisar, along with his team in Australia might go a long way in dealing with organic waste coming out of sugar mills. Anil Duhan from HAU’s chemistry department has concluded that organic waste from sugar mills can be used not only… Read More »