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2009-04-17 16:10:00

WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Sugarcane ethanol's carbon intensity is even lower than initially calculated by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), according to comments submitted today by the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA). CARB is scheduled to vote on the first-of-its- kind Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) on April 23-24. The objective of the LCFS is to reduce by 10% the carbon intensity of all transportation fuels in California by 2020. "Sugarcane...

2008-12-17 07:47:00

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's approval by the European Parliament of the Renewable Energy Sources Directive is a clear sign that a sustainable market for renewables in transport will be created in the European Union. The decision by the EU, which calls for the adoption of a 10% mandatory target by 2020 for renewables in the transport sector, is "the positive signal biofuels producers, consumers and investors have been waiting for," according to Brazilian Sugarcane...

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2008-11-21 15:50:00

The United States and Brazil will team up to accelerate research in the area of cellulose-derived biofuels, which utilize inedible plant matter as feedstock instead of crops.  The two nations are the world's top producers of ethanol. Brazil's foreign minister Celso Amorim and U.S. secretary of agriculture Ed Schafer announced the agreement late Thursday at an international biofuels conference in Sao Paulo. In a statement they said they would broaden scientific collaboration led by the...

2008-10-13 00:00:23

By Chris Blank The Associated Press LILBOURN, Mo. - It's one of the newest buildings in this small agricultural town. Aligned between two city water towers, the 120- foot long biodiesel plant gleams in the sun. The paint on its sign hasn't even chipped. But weeds have begun to encroach on the Great River Soy biodiesel plant, which produced just 94,000 gallons over two weeks before it ran out of money and was shuttered. It's a scene that has been repeated throughout the United States:...

2008-10-09 09:00:35

Brazil to have 7 million more hectares of land for sugarcane production RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's Environment Minister Carlos Minc announced an expansion project on Wednesday to have 7 million more hectares of land for planting sugarcane. The expansion project aims to boost ethanol production without damaging food production or causing a hike in food prices, Minc said in Brasilia during a public hearing on agriculture and land reform. The whole project is expected...

2008-10-02 15:00:57

Q&A with Pedro Seraphim of TozziniFreire Advogados, Brazil's largest law firm. Hellerman Baretz Communications Jessica Hubbard, 804-273-9471 jhubbard@hellermanbaretz.com Following the collapse of global trade talks in Geneva, Brazil threatened to issue a formal complaint to the World Trade Organization regarding the U.S. tariff of 54 cents per gallon on Brazilian sugar cane ethanol. This dispute has added a powerful dimension to the ongoing debate in the U.S. Congress over the...

2008-10-01 09:00:00

Following the collapse of global trade talks in Geneva, Brazil threatened to issue a formal complaint to the World Trade Organization regarding the U.S. tariff of 54 cents per gallon on Brazilian sugar cane ethanol. This dispute has added a powerful dimension to the ongoing debate in the U.S. Congress over the controversial tariff, where several bills are already in circulation. The bills seek to either lower or remove the tariff on Brazilian ethanol (which is derived from sugar cane)...

2008-09-23 21:00:28

To: ENERGY EDITORS Contact: Rosa Webster, +55 (11) 3643 2707, rosa.webster@cdn.com.br, Marli Romanini, +55 (11) 3643 2756, marli@cdn.com.br, or Mariane dos Santos, +55 (11) 3643 2730, mariane.santos@cdn.com.br, all of CDN Corporate Communications, for UNICA - Brazil's Sugarcane Industry Association SAO PAULO, Brazil, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A bill designed to strengthen energy cooperation in the Western Hemisphere, approved today by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is a...

2008-09-18 09:00:42

US-based ethanol producer Green Plains Renewable Energy has announced that it will open a new ethanol plant in Superior, Iowa, on September 20, 2008. Wayne Hoovestol, CEO of Green Plains Renewable Energy, said: "Green Plains is very proud of the Superior ethanol plant. We encourage all interested parties to attend in order to learn more about ethanol production. "Green Plains operates seven grain elevators and additional agricultural service businesses in close proximity to the Superior...

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2008-09-16 09:25:00

EBI director Chris Sommerville on the quest to 'decarbonize' and create next-generation fuels Alternately hailed as an energy source that will save us from global warming, or condemned as a pork-barrel payout to agribusiness, biofuels get mixed marks these days in the public mind. For Chris Sommerville, director of the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI), whether and how these futuristic fuels can be "truly positive" for carbon emissions and our energy supply is, as the saying goes, "in the...


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