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Brazil, India Announce Ethanol Cooperation MoU (Int'l. Report)
Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association
Date: 2020-03-02
The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) reports Brazil and India have inked a technical cooperation Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote the use of Ethanol as an alternative fuel in India.

The MoU calls for the exchange of information on the production and sustainable use of ethanol as well as encouraging and increasing investment in biofuels, bioelectricity, and biogas. I also aims to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help redirect the sugar surplus in India, which currently requires government subsidies to guarantee competitive prices in the international market.

India has set an Ethanol blending target of 10 pct by 2022 rising to 20 pct by 2030. (Source: UNICA, EnergyInfraPost, 28 Feb., 2020) Contact: Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association, (202) 506 5299, (202)747-5836 - fax (Washington DC office), english.unica.com.br

More Low-Carbon Energy News Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association,  India,  Etanol,  


St1 Touts Thai Cassava Waste Ethanol Plans (Int'l. Report)
St1 Renewable Energy, Ubon Bio Ethanol
Date: 2018-04-04
Helsinki-headquartered St1 Biofuels is reporting completion of its Etanolix® cassava ethanol pilot plant at Ubon Bio Ethanol Ltd's starch and ethanol plant site in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand.

The pilot, which will be operated for a year in various starch factories to test different environments, conditions, and seasonal changes, is essential to finalize the concept for a full-scale ethanol production plant using cassava pulp into an investment proposal. To that end, St1 has formed a Thai subsidiary, St1 Renewable Energy Thailand Ltd. to run the piloting and R&D of cassava pulp ethanol production process.

The amount of cassava waste generated by Thailand's largest starch production plants would enable the construction of units producing 10 - 30 million lpy of ethanol. The company plans to build as many as 20 Etanolix® plants in Thailand, to produce 400 million lpy of ethanol. (Source: St1, PR, April, 2018) Contact: St1 Renewable Energy, Patrick Pitkanen, Advanced Fuels Director, +358 105 574 734, patrick.pitkanen@st1.fi, www.st1.fi; Ubon Bio Ethanol, Anchisa Krisanarungkhun, Business Development, +662 273 8666, anchisa@ubonbioethanol.com, www.ubonbioethanol.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News St1,  Renewable Energy,  Cassava,  Ethanol,  Biofuel,  


BP, Copersucar Tout Brazilian Ethanol Storage JV (Ind. Report)
BP Biofuels, Copersucar
Date: 2017-12-04
Copersucar, the world's leading sugar and ethanol trader, and biofuels producer BP Biofuels, part os BP's Alternative Energy business, are reporting a joint venture to own and operate a major ethanol storage terminal in Brazil.

The 50/50 JV will own and operate the Terminal Copersucar de Etanol in Paulínia in Sao Paulo State, which is currently solely owned by Copersucar. Joint ownership of the terminal will support the strategies of both companies by connecting ethanol production with flexible storage capacity close to the main ethanol consumer markets in Brazil. the Paulínia terminal has ten tanks with a total storage capacity of 180 million litres of ethanol and moves around 2.3 billion litres per year.

Financial and other details have not been released. The deal is subject to regulatory and other approvals. (Source: BP, Hellenic Shipping News, 30 Nov., 2017) Contact: BP, www.bp.com; Copersucar, +55 11 2618 8166, www.copersucar.com.br/eng

More Low-Carbon Energy News BP Biofuels ,  Copersucar,  Ethanol,  


DowDuPont Ditching Iowa Cellulosic Ethanol Plant (Ind. Report)
DowDuPont
Date: 2017-11-06
The Des Moines Register is reporting that Midland, Michigan-headquartered DuPont Industrial Biosciences, a unit of DowDuPont Inc, has ceased operations at its 30-million gpy, $225 million cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa, and is seeking a purchaser for the two-year old plant. The plant uses corn stover as feedstock.

The EPA predicted in 2007 that U.S. cellulosic ethanol production could hit 1 billion gpy by 2020, but output this year is expected to reach only 7 million gallons, according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). (Source: DowDuPont, DesMoines Register, 2 Nov., 2017) Contact: DowDuPont,Dow Chemical, www.dow.com; DuPont Industrial Biosciences, William F. Feehery, Pres., www.biosciences.dupont.com; DowDuPont, (800) 422-8193, www.dow-dupont.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News DowDuPont ,  Cellulosic Etanol,  


Trump "Stands by Ethanol Industry" -- Notable Quote
Ethanol,Trump
Date: 2017-09-01
According to a tweet from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R - Iowa) "U.S. President Donald Trump told him he is 'pro ethanol' and will stand by a campaign promise to support the ethanol industry. He (Trump) assured me he's 'pro ethanol' and I'm free to tell the people of Iowa he's standing by his campaign PROMISE." -- Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) Twitter, 30 Aug., 2017) Contact: Sen. Chuck Grassley, https://twitter.com/ChuckGrassley

More Low-Carbon Energy News Etanol,  Trump,  

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