India: Signature campaign commenced
DATE 11Jul 2020

The Thanjavur district unit of All India Farmers Agitation Committee embarked on a signature campaign in protest against “the enactment of corporate-oriented Acts” by the Union Government on Friday. The committee has decided to obtain signatures from the residents of Thanjavur district and forward them to the Central Committee of AIFAC for inclusion in the… Read More »

Uganda: Farmers stuck with sugarcane
DATE 11Jul 2020

Sugarcane farmers in Busoga are stuck with about 7.5 million tonnes of sugarcane after millers allegedly failed to consume them. Speaking to Daily Monitor on Wednesday, the Busoga Sugarcane Out-growers Association (BSGA) spokesperson, Mr Godfrey Naitema, said the millers are only processing own sugarcane and leaving theirs to dry in the gardens. “The canes are… Read More »

Singapore: Direct Ethanol Sales are a Neutral for S&E-Companies in Brazil
DATE 11Jul 2020

Fitch Ratings-Sao Paulo-10 July 2020: The approval by Brazil’s Conselho Nacional de Politica Energetica (CNPE) of guidelines that will allow Brazilian ethanol producers to sell the biofuel directly to gas stations is neutral for Sugar & Ethanol (S&E) companies, according to Fitch Ratings. Fitch believes that margins gain would be small and that only a… Read More »

Netherlands: Project to combat fall armyworm in Australia and South East Asia
DATE 11Jul 2020

CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, is leading a research project to understand and manage fall armyworm (FAW), a transboundary pest threatening crop production across South East Asia and Oceania. The project will provide an understanding of the pest’s genetic make-up and insecticide sensitivities to see which practices are the most effective for managing FAW. This will… Read More »

UK: Greenlane Biogas to work on innovative sugarcane RNG project
DATE 11Jul 2020

Greenlane Renewables’ wholly-owned subsidiary, Greenlane Biogas, has signed a CAD$2.4 million (€1.56 million) contract with Brazilian sugar mill operator Grupo Cocal. Grupo Cocal (Cocal) refines sugar and produces ethanol biofuel from sugarcane. Greenlane Biogas will supply its pressure swing adsorption (PSA) biogas upgrading system for this first-of-a-kind renewable natural gas (RNG) project. According to Greenlane, this… Read More »