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Ukraine exports 573,400 tons of solid biofuel in 2010, increasing sales by 63%

Exports of solid biofuels from Ukraine in 2010 increased by 63.5% as compared with 2009 up to 573.4 thousand tons. This data was published by consulting firm on renewable energy and clean technology, Fuel Alternative.

22 February 2011 : 1

BP: global biofuel production to reach 6.5 million bpd by 2030

BP Energy Outlook 2030 offers great prospects to biofuels (largely ethanol) for the next 20 years, especially in the OECD member countries. BP analysts estimate that global production of biofuel in 2030 is expected to exceed 6.5 million bpd by 2030, up from 1.8 million bpd in 2010.

22 February 2011 : 1

USDA Approves Corn Enzyme for Biofuel Production

Syngenta will sell corn seed with plans for large-scale production in 2012.

22 February 2011

Shell, Codexis to Roll Out Cellulose Technology for Biofuels

Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe's largest oil company, and Codexis Inc. will roll out technology this year to make biofuels from wheat straw and sugar-cane bagasse, the cellulose-rich waste from cane processing. "We're focusing on wheat straw, which is the major source of cellulosic biomass in China and Russia, and in Canada" Shaw said yesterday, according to the transcript of an earnings teleconference. Sugar-cane bagasse is also being looked at in Brazil, he said.

22 February 2011

Russia could harvest 80 mln-85 mln tonnes grain in 2011 - Zubkov

Russia could harvest 80 million-85 million tonnes of grain in 2011, thanks to a number of measures being taken by the government, First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov said during a visit to the Krasnodar territory.

23 January 2011

Great demand in Europe pushes up rapeseed, biofuel prices - Latvian assoc

The high demand for rapeseed in Europe has recently pushed up the prices for rapeseed and also biofuel in the world, Daumants Znatnajs, President of the Latvian Biofuel Association, told BNS.

23 January 2011 : 1

Russian government may start grain interventions on Feb 1 - Skrynnik

The purchase interventions on Russia' s grain market may start on February 1, 2011, Russian Agriculture Minister Yelena Skrynnik told reporters on Friday.  "The Agriculture Ministry drafted the Russian government's instruction for the sale of grain from the Intervention Fund through exchange auctions," she said.

15 January 2011 : 1

Kazakhstan in strong position despite under-performing harvest

Kazakhstans Agricultural Minister Akylbek Kurishbayev made a curious announcement on January 11. During a regular weekly meeting of the Kazakhstan cabinet in the capital Astana, Kurishbayev announced that the country has enough grain to feed its people and keep prices stable. But that should have been no surprise in a country that is emerging, despite last years harvest shortfall, as the key grain, especially wheat, swing producer for the entire former Soviet region.

15 January 2011

Cargill more than triples its profit

Company traders reacting quickly to word of a drought-induced Russian ban on wheat exports helped fill Cargill's coffers.

15 January 2011 : 1

Ukraine's 2011 grain crop forecast higher

Ukraine's 2011 grain harvest sill exceed last year's level of 39 million tonnes because wet weather and the absence of severe frosts have created excellent conditions for grains, forecasters said on Wednesday.

15 January 2011

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