BP and Bunge Grow Biofuels Business in Brazil

Cindy Zimmerman

BP and Bunge have formed a 50:50 joint venture to create a world-scale producer of sugarcane ethanol in Brazil, BP Bunge Bioenergia. BP will combine its Brazilian biofuels and biopower businesses with that of Bunge and BP’s interest in the new venture will grow its existing biofuels business by more than 50 percent. Brazil is the world’s second largest and …

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Saipem and California Ethanol & Power Sign MOU

Cindy Zimmerman

Saipem has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with California Ethanol & Power to develop a low carbon emission plant for the production of ethanol, renewable electricity, bio-methane, and other secondary products derived from sugarcane cultivated on site. The plant will be located in California’s Imperial County and Saipem will design and construct the non-electrical part of the project and related …

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UF Joins New Center to Create Fuel from Plants

Cindy Zimmerman

The University of Florida is one of 17 institutions partnering with the University of Illinois in the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI) to develop efficient ways to grow, transform and market biofuels. UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences agronomy professor Fredy Altpeter will receive more than $4.2 million for his research during the next five years …

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