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2011-09-13 12:42:30

An article in the current issue of Global Change Biology Bioenergy reviews the history and current state of ethanol production of sugarcane in Brazil and presents a strategy for improving future ecosystem services and production. Researchers introduce a new approach that prioritizes a sustainable and responsible way of producing ethanol called the "midway" strategy. This innovative strategy involves producing the necessary biotechnology to increase biomass yield and ethanol production....

2011-08-19 16:14:00

BELLE GLADE, Fla., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul R. Orsenigo was appointed to the Board of Directors of Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative at its August 18, 2011 Board meeting filling the unexpired term ending January 2013 held by the recently deceased Fritz Stein, Jr. Orsenigo, 54, was born in West Palm Beach and raised in Belle Glade. He graduated from the University of Florida (UF) in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture. He knew he wanted to be a farmer since he...

2011-08-16 19:02:00

LUXEMBOURG, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Adecoagro S.A. (NYSE: AGRO, Bloomberg: AGRO US, Reuters: AGRO.K), one of the leading agricultural companies in South America, announced today its results for the 2Q11. Highlights: Adecoagro recorded Adjusted EBITDA of $65.5 million in 2Q11 (adjusted EBITDA margin of 37.1%), representing a 645.6% increase compared to 2Q10. 6M11 Adjusted EBITDA stands at $75.9 million (adjusted EBITDA margin of 32.3%), $61.0 million or 409.2% higher than 6M10....

2011-08-11 11:48:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA), south of Lake Okeechobee, achieved a record-setting 79 percent phosphorus reduction in the water leaving the farming region -- more than three times less phosphorus than the state requirement. The South Florida Water Management District, the agency tasked with Everglades restoration, announced today that the EAA's on-farm Best Management Practices (BMPs), developed by university...

2011-08-10 00:00:30

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks to be held in Bangkok on 26-27 September 2011 will discuss the impact, challenges, and opportunities in key [sugar markets across the globe. The summit focus will go beyond mere market trends, to feature insights by leading industry experts from Brazil, Thailand, India and more, plus present and future dynamics of Sugar & Ethanol from a policy, socio-economic and technological perspective. Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) August 10, 2011 Those seeking...

2011-07-28 15:03:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Codexis, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDXS) today announced that Pedro I. Mizutani, Executive Vice President, Upstream Business, Raizen Energia Participacoes S.A, has been elected to the Codexis Board of Directors. Mr. Mizutani serves as the Board representative of Raizen, Brazil's largest sugar and ethanol producer. Raizen holds approximately 16% of Codexis' outstanding shares of common stock and is the company's largest stockholder. "We are delighted...

2011-07-12 12:47:00

SAO PAULO, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the world's premier events dedicated to renewable energies, the Ethanol Summit, now has its own channel on YouTube, the number-one video sharing site on the internet. The channel includes all panels, plenary sessions and ceremonies from the most recent edition of the event, held this year at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Sao Paulo on June 6 and 7, plus all of the content from the 2009 edition, held in June of 2009 in Sao Paulo, which featured a...

2011-07-07 11:08:00

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) issued the following statement in response to news of a bipartisan agreement to end the ethanol tax credit and import tariff on July 31, 2011 - five months ahead of the scheduled expiration. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) brokered the deal with Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Thune (R-SD). This statement should be attributed to Leticia Phillips, UNICA's Representative in North...

2011-07-01 12:07:00

LUXEMBOURG, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Adecoagro S.A. (NYSE: AGRO), a leading agricultural company in South America, announced today that on June 27, 2011, it obtained the necessary environmental license to start the construction and assembly of the Ivinhema mill in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. The new Ivinhema mill will be located only 45 km from the Angelica mill - Adecoagro's first greenfield project with 4.0 million tons of crushing capacity, which is already fully...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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