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Russian Federation Grain and Feed July Monthly Update

Russia's 2007 grain crop forecast is lowered to 78.0 million metric tons (mmt), including 44.3 mmt of wheat, 17.1 mmt of barley, and 4.8 mmt of corn, due to drought in the major spring grain producing regions south of Volga Valley and in Rostov oblast. The grain export forecast is 11.8 mmt, including 10.1 mmt of wheat, 1.5 mmt of barley, and 200,000 tons of corn. 

21 August 2007

PAVA Promised Government Support

The government will support the PAVA company, which has undertaken a $150 million bioethanol production project in the village of Rebrikha, the Altai Territory.

20 August 2007

Italia Zuccheri To Build In Italy 2 Bioethanol Plants In '10

Italian sugar company Italia Zuccheri SpA will build two bioethanol facilities in the country in 2010 for a total investment of up to EUR280 million and a combined annual output capacity of 340,000 metric tons, Chief Executive Stefano Montanari said Monday.

13 August 2007 : 1

Volvo extends flexifuel range

 Swedish car maker Volvo is strengthening its long-standing commitment to environmental care by adding two new engines and models to its FlexiFuel bioethanol range.

10 August 2007

Next generation biofuels plant.

BP, Associated British Foods (ABF) and DuPont have plans of building a $400 M global-scale bioethanol facility and a hi-tech demo unit to develop next generation biofuels. BP and ABF subsidiary British Sugar would have a 45% stake each of the bioethanol plant while Dupont will control 10%.

7 August 2007 : 1

Alternative Energy: CIS Countries News Review June 2007 - Part 1 of 3

Russian company Pava plans to build a bioethanol plant which will use wheat as raw material. The cost of the first phase of the project is estimated at 150 mln euro ($207 mln).

6 August 2007

Biofuels to keep global grain prices high -Toepfer

Rising biofuels production will keep grain and oilseed prices high in the coming year, German grain trading house Toepfer International, a unit of U.S. agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland Co., said on Monday.

1 August 2007

Bread prices will double in fall due to rising grain prices - daily

Latvian four producers and bakery owners predict the bread prices to double in fall, as the raw material and grain prices as well as other costs are rising, daily Latvijas Avize reports.

25 July 2007 : 1

Meeting of Representatives of "Titan" and "Lurgi" Took Place

On July 02-04, 2007 the working meeting of representatives of Group of companies «Titan» and German company «Lurgi» which develops projects for construction of some objects for biocomplex has taken place, reported the press-centre of «Titan».

17 July 2007 : 1

Moscow to supply Europe with biofuels.

By 2010, Russia will be one of the most important suppliers of biofuels in the EU. Prime costs will be a third lower than those in the EU. Projects exist so far only on paper. Russia does not yet produce bioethanol or biodiesel but the first plants are already being built.

13 July 2007

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