Cellulosic Biofuels Production Hike

US – Producers of cellulosic ethanol say they can produce more of the fuel this year than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed last November. Biofuel companies scheduled to start making cellulosic ethanol at four plants this year say the industry is finally ready to increase production numbers, reports Biofuels Inernational. They warn, however, that … Read more

Peru Sugar Cane Production Expected to Rise

PERU – Cane sugar production for CY2012 is estimated at 1.15 MMT, up from 1.076 MMT in CY2011. This 6 per cent increase is explained by favorable weather conditions, particularly sufficient water supply, and investments in new plantations. Sugar cane production is forecast at 10.15 MMT in CY 2012. Sugar in Peru is produced in … Read more

Frustration Grows As Sugar Mill Breakdowns Continue

FIJI – Transporters of sugar cane to the Fiji Sugar Corporation’s (FSC) Labasa mill are reportedly frustrated with what they say are becoming weekly breakdowns. According to the Fiji Times, truck drivers have complained that disruption to the mill’s cane crushing process is taking a significant toll on farmers, adding to their woes as a … Read more