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Montevideo, June 21st 2021 - 18:32 UTC

Tag: RenovaBio

  • Tuesday, March 3rd 2020 - 08:29 UTC

    Brazil increases bio-content of blended diesel to 12% from 11%

    Brazil wants to expand biofuels production and consumption amid efforts to reduce imports and meet targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris accord

    Brazil increased the volume of biodiesel blended with diesel sold at the pump to 12% from 11% on Sunday, the latest increase to a biofuels mandate that aims to decrease Latin America's largest economy's dependence on imported barrels.

  • Tuesday, December 4th 2018 - 09:04 UTC

    Brazil increasing ethanol capacity because of depressed global sugar prices

    A shift to ethanol in the 2018-19 season slashed Brazil’s sugar output by 9 million tons to a 12-year low

    Brazilian sugar companies are increasing their capacity to produce ethanol in the face of depressed global sugar prices and government policies expected to boost demand for the biofuel. A shift to ethanol in the 2018-19 season slashed Brazil’s sugar output by 9 million tons to a 12-year low and more switching to the biofuel next season could help to wipe out a global surplus weighing on sugar prices.