Octillion becomes official battery supplier for FNM electric trucks in Brazil

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Li-ion battery provider Octillion Power Systems is working with the reborn FNM (now Fábrica Nacional de Mobilidades) in Brazil to produce battery-electric trucks; FNM has selected Octillion as the official battery supplier for the coming lineup.

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BP forming 50:50 biofuels JV with Bunge in Brazil; growing existing biofuels business >50%

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BP will combine its Brazilian biofuels and biopower businesses with that of Bunge to create a world-scale, highly-efficient producer of sugarcane ethanol in Brazil: BP Bunge Bioenergia. Brazil is the world’s second-largest and most integrated market for ethanol as a transportation fuel with demand forecast to grow rapidly. BP Bunge Bioenergia will have 11 biofuels sites in Brazil. Together the two businesses currently employ more than 10,000 people in Brazil.

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OXIS Energy to build Li-S manufacturing plant in Brazil

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OXIS Energy and the Minas Gerais Development Company CODEMGE have signed a 15-year lease agreement with Mercedes Benz Brazil (MBB) to take possession of a plant located at the MBB manufacturing site in Juiz de Fora in southeast Brazil to build a Li-sulfur battery manufacturing operation. NORDIKA Pharmaceutical of Brazil will undertake the design and engineering associated with the plant and machinery layout. Batteries Brazil Li-Sulfur Manufacturing

Toyota unveiles flexible fuel hybrid prototype in Brazil

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Toyota unveiled a prototype hybrid flexible-fuel vehicle (Hybrid FFV) during an event Toyota held São Paulo, Brazil. The Hybrid FFV is a new powertrain system that Toyota is developing with an aim to popularize hybrid electric vehicles in Brazil and to contribute to the environment through reduction of CO 2 emissions. Brazil Ethanol Hybrids

Grove Hydrogen Automotive and State Government of Minas Gerais Brazil announce hydrogen vehicle cooperation program

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signed a cooperation agreement with the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil to proceed with the production and distribution of Grove hydrogen fuel cell vehicles for Brazil. Much like China, Brazil is a country rich in geographic resources. Brazil China Fuel Cells HydrogenGrove Hydrogen Automotive Co.

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Boeing, Embraer open joint aviation biofuel research center in Brazil

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Boeing and Embraer have opened a joint sustainable aviation biofuel research center in a collaborative effort to further establish the aviation biofuel industry in Brazil. The research will focus on technologies that address gaps in creating a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in Brazil, such as feedstock production, techno-economic analysis, economic viability studies and processing technologies. Aviation Brazil Fuels

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International Herald Tribune reports: Brazil stages raid against debt slavery at Amazon sugar cane-ethanol plantation. Tags: ethanol brazil sugar cane

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Brazil’s Aerotec to invest ~$5M in Li-S battery company OXIS Energy; expanding into Brazil

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The Aerotec Fund is centred on Aerospace and advanced manufacturing and is anchored by CODEMIG, the Economic Development Company in the state of Minas Gerais in south-eastern Brazil. The Aerotec investment paves the way for OXIS Energy to open a subsidiary in Brazil. Brazil has a very high concentration of buses, of which a significant proportion are over 15 years old. Aerotec, a Brazilian Private Equity fund, will invest £3.75 million (US$5.2

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Jervois to acquire SMP nickel & cobalt refinery in Brazil; concentrate from Idaho for refining, cobalt metal back to US

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The facility is located in an industrial zone in São Paulo, Brazil. It was placed on care and maintenance by CBA in 2016, when CBA also placed its Niquelandia mine and processing plant in Brazil on care and maintenance due to prevailing market conditions at the time.

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Novozymes and Raízen to collaborate on cellulosic ethanol in Brazil

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Novozymes has entered into a collaboration agreement with Brazil’s largest sugarcane crusher, Raízen Energia S/A (the $12-billion joint venture between Shell and Cosan founded in 2011). As part of the agreement, Novozymes will supply enzyme technology to Raízen’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Brazil, scheduled to be operational by end 2014. Furthermore, Novozymes intends to establish new enzyme-manufacturing capacity in Brazil.

A Brief History Of Ethanol In Brazil

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While many North Americans may not know it, Brazil presently leads the world in deploying biofuels for road vehicles. Specifically, a majority of cars sold in Brazil--especially lower-priced high-volume models built in the country--can run either on gasoline or pure ethanol. The modern history dates back to 1975, when the South American country

Brazil’s UNICA opposes EPA’s proposed RFS changes; says sugarcane ethanol can meet volume requirements

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of Brazil’s arable land and reduces lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 90% on average compared to gasoline. UNICA is the largest representative of Brazil’s sugar, ethanol, and bioelectricity producers; its members are responsible for more than 50% of Brazil’s ethanol production and 60% of Brazil’s sugar production. Brazil’s investment in sugarcane ethanol. Brazil’s sugarcane ethanol producers are investing more than $3.5

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OXIS Energy to build Li-sulfur battery plant in Brazil; initial capacity 2M cells/year

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OXIS Energy Ltd UK has signed a contract with CODEMGE PARTICIPACOES SA, a public company incorporated in the city of Belo Horizonte in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, to establish the world’s first digital manufacturing plant for the mass production of OXIS’ lithium-sulfur cells. OXIS Energy Brazil Holdings will manage the plant.

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The Next Big Offshore Boom Is About To Happen in Brazil

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The latest demonstration of the viability of deepwater projects, even in the post-2014 oil industry era, comes from none other than Brazil. Some Big Oil majors are already in Brazil, including Statoil, Shell, and Total. This should be indication enough that Brazil’s deposits hold enough appeal for an industry that has suffered a worrying shortage of new discoveries in the last few years. Brazil Oilby Irina Slav for Oilprice.com.

Raízen breaks ground on Iogen cellulosic ethanol facility in Brazil

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After concluding that Iogen had the most advanced technology for building co-located commercial plants at Raízen’s sugar cane ethanol facilities, Raízen committed, in July 2012, an initial investment to a project in Brazil with Iogen through their jointly owned Iogen Energy affiliate. With the technology now being commercialized in Brazil, Iogen has plans to pursue a deployment program in North America and Europe that will help meet the renewable fuel obligations in those jurisdictions.

OnStar expanding to Brazil in Chevy Cruze

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GM OnStar will launch its Emergency, Security, Navigation, Diagnostics and Connectivity services in Brazil on the Chevrolet Cruze later this year. In Brazil, OnStar services will be customized according to the market’s preferences.

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Octillion to supply high-density batteries to FNM for 1,000 electric trucks for beverage maker Ambev

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FNM opened its EV factory inside Agrale’s manufacturing facility in Caxias do Sul city in southeast Brazil. The Wallbox is connected to 380-volt charger inside Ambev’s distribution centers, which are located all over Brazil and already operate with solar power. The brewing company has more than 7,000 trucks in its Brazilian fleet, which are used to distribute beer and other beverages across Brazil, South America’s largest economy.

Semcon developing autonomous vehicle system in Brazil

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The assignment is mainly based in Brazil as part of Semcon’s global strategy to involve expertise in high-tech development projects from different countries. The new agreement will initially consist of ten specialists from Semcon in Brazil and four in Europe engaged in a joint development project in close cooperation with the customer. Semcon has been in Brazil since 2006 and now has 180 employees there.

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Ceres and Raízen sign multi-year collaboration to scale-up sweet sorghum for ethanol in Brazil

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Sweet sorghum can extend the ethanol production season by up to 60 days in Brazil. he ethanol industry in Brazil has a history of successfully competing against low-priced oil and we believe that sweet sorghum, which has lower production costs than sugarcane, can be further developed and scaled up as an integral part of the industry’s feedstock supply. Raízen is Brazil’s fifth largest company in terms of revenue and the nation’s leading producer of sugarcane ethanol.

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Brazil’s Ambev Brewery will use 1,600 electric trucks from Volkswagen; electric version of the Delivery

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Brazil-based Ambev Brewery, owner of brands such as Skol, Brahma, Antarctica and Guaraná, announced that by 2023, it will use 1,600 electric trucks made by Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus (VWCO) to transport beverages. Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus’ global development center, headquartered in Brazil, investigated and applied the best solutions available in the world and locally to satisfy our customers’ needs in low emission vehicles for emerging countries.

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Brazil and US to deepen cooperation on energy; aviation biofuels

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Among the statements and agreements emerging from President Obama’s official visit to Brazil and meeting with President Dilma Rousseff were overall support for the US supporting “ the rise of Brazil as a global power ” as well as an agreement to launch a Strategic Energy Dialogue between the two countries. By some estimates, noted President Obama, the oil Brazil recently discovered off its shores could amount to twice the reserves in the United States.

Anglo-Brazilian JV to launch first commercial bagasse cellulosic ethanol production plant in Brazil

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UK-based TMO Renewables (TMO) and Usina Santa Maria Ltda have entered into an agreement to form a joint venture to build the first commercial production plant in Brazil to convert sugar cane waste (bagasse) to cellulosic bioethanol. TMO signed a binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Usina Santa Maria Ltda to build Brazil’s first cellulosic bioethanol production facility in São Paulo state. Biotech Brazil Cellulosic ethanol

GraalBio to build $145M cellulosic ethanol plant in Brazil; first in the Southern Hemisphere

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GraalBio, a biotechnology company of the Graal Group, is planning to build a commercial plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol in Brazil. The development of energy cane is intended to expand the potential for the development of biochemicals in Brazil. To anticipate the construction of the first cellulosic ethanol plant in Brazil, GraalBio started a collaboration with the companies BetaRenewables and Chemtex, subsidiaries of the Italian group Mossi & Ghisolfi.

SG Biofuels signs deals in Brazil to develop Jatropha as an alternative energy crop

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SG Biofuels) has signed agreements in Brazil with Embrapa (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation), the country’s leading agricultural research institution, and with Fiagril, one of the country’s leading biodiesel refiners, to advance the development of Jatropha as a next-generation energy crop. Embrapa has identified Jatropha as one of the most promising new energy crops in Brazil. Bio-hydrocarbons Biodiesel Biotech BrazilSGB, Inc. (SG

Iogen and Raízen begin production of cellulosic ethanol in Brazil

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Cellulosic biofuel technology developer Iogen Corporation and Raízen, one of the world’s largest producers of sugarcane ethanol, have begun production of cellulosic ethanol on schedule at Raízen’s newly expanded Costa Pinto sugar cane mill in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil. The company has more than 5,200 service stations for retail fuel distribution in Brazil, more than 900 convenience stores, 60 fuel distribution depots, and aviation fuel businesses in 58 airports in Brazil.

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GranBio begins producing cellulosic ethanol in Brazil; very low carbon intensity of 6.98 gCO2e/MJ for California LCFS

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This marks the first time lignin is being used to this purpose in Brazil in the sugar-based alcohol industry. Brazil Cellulosic ethanol GranBio, a 100% Brazilian industrial biotech company, has begun production at the first commercial-scale plant for second-generation (cellulosic) ethanol in the Southern Hemisphere. The Bioflex 1 unit, built in São Miguel dos Campos, Alagoas, has an initial production capacity of 82 million liters (21.6

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EU and Brazil to work together on 5G mobile technology

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The EU and Brazil signed an agreement to develop 5G, the next generation of communication networks. To face this global challenge, the EU joined forces with Brazil to strengthen cooperation in this strategic area and to make sure that 5G does not develop in silos at the international level. The EU and Brazil, which are close trading partners, have been cooperating on information and communication technologies since 2008.

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UK and Brazil team up for biofuels

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Brazil has become the epicentre of the world’s biofuels push: so it’s no surprise that a major UK company is looking to get in on the act. Biofuels Green cars Latest news bioethanol biofuels Brazil cellulosic bioethanol ethanol TMO Renewables UK TMO Renewables (TMO), based in the UK, has announced that it has formed a joint venture with Usina Santa Maria Ltd to build a commercial production plant in [.].

Petrobras reaches its highest historical monthly oil production in Brazil

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Petrobras’ oil production in Brazil reached an average of 2,126,000 barrels per day (bpd) in October, corresponding to 0.4% Total oil production operated by Petrobras in Brazil, which includes the share operated by its partners, reached in October its fourth consecutive record of 2,268,000 bpd—up 1.3% Petrobras’ total oil and gas production in Brazil corresponded to 2,579,000 boed, indicating a rise of 0.6%

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Volkswagen Truck & Bus to invest ~€420M in Brazil; new products, connectivity services

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Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus has led the market for the sale of trucks in Brazil for 13 years running. Brazil in particular is a country with which we enjoy very successful business relations that go back decades and that will continue for a long time yet.

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IEA: record oil output from US, Brazil, Canada and Norway to keep global markets well supplied

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Oil production growth from the United States, Brazil, Canada and Norway can keep the world well supplied, more than meeting global oil demand growth through 2020, but more investment will be needed to boost output after that, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest annual report on oil markets.

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Report: Denso to produce engine control units in Brazil

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will begin production of engine control units (ECUs) in Brazil in September, becoming the first company to make ECUs for cars in South America. In addition to Toyota, Denso aims to supply ECUs made in Brazil to other Japanese automakers, including Nissan Motor Co., The Nikkei reports Denso Corp. Denso will supply the ECUs to Toyota. Denso already has an ECU-related facility in the northern Brazilian city of Manaus, which it built at a cost of 400 million yen.

Renault and Itaipu to collaborate on EVs in Brazil

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Renault and Itaipu signed a collaboration deal which will lead to the local assembling of 32 Renault Twizy at Itaipu’s EV Research, Development and Assembly Center (CPDM-VE/IB) in Foz do Iguaçu, State of Paraná, Brazil. Itaipu, owned by the governments of Brazil and Paraguay, operates the Itaipu dam across the Paraná River. of the energy consumed in Brazil and 72.5%

LS9 collaborating with MAN Latin America to test UltraClean renewable diesel in Brazil

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a synthetic biology company producing renewable fuels and chemicals directly by microbes, has begun a collaboration with MAN Latin America, a leading Brazilian engineering and vehicles manufacturing company, to test LS9’s renewable diesel in both stationary engines and operational fleet vehicles in Brazil. We want to offer more renewable and alternative fuels to our clients in Brazil and in other Latin American countries. Bio-hydrocarbons Biotech BrazilLS9, Inc.,

Iveco Electric Daily Prototype Begins Testing in Brazil

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The Electric Daily in Brazil. Iveco has presented a prototype of its new Electric Daily in Brazil, destined to be the first zero emission light commercial vehicle produced in Latin America. This new project sees Iveco collaborating with Itaipu Binacional, an organization which manages the largest hydroelectric generating station in the world on the border between Brazil and Paraguay. Tags: Brazil Electric (Battery Click to enlarge.

RFA, ABFA and UNICA announce joint biofuel trade mission to Brazil

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Leading biofuels advocacy organizations from the United States and Brazil announced a joint trade mission to improve and enhance biofuels trade by matching businesses seeking greater trade opportunities in ethanol and other biofuels as well as green technology designed to expand and enhance biofuel production. million gallons US) of ethanol to Brazil, while 397 million liters (105 million gallons US) of Brazilian ethanol have been imported into the United States.

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BYD building factory in Brazil for electric buses and battery packs

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BYD will build its first factory in Brazil in the city of Campinas (in the São Paulo region of Brazil). Maximum capacity in the first year of operation (starting in 2015) will be 1,000 electric buses as well as all of their batteries, said BYD Brazil’s General Manager Tyler Li. The factory is slated to open in 2015 and will launch the manufacturing and assembly of the BYD’s electric transit bus in South America as well as the Iron-Phosphate battery packs.

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VTT involved in developing cellulose-based ethanol production in Brazil

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VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is bringing its expertise as a developer of biomass processing technology to Brazil. VTT’s research center in Brazil has been granted BRL 10 million (about US$4.9 Odebrecht, a conglomerate and one of the southern hemisphere’s largest enterprises, is making preparations for second-generation ethanol production and plans to construct a demonstration plant.

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Brazil Temporarily Lifts Ethanol Tariff

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UNICA believes that free trade is a two way street and Brazil, as the largest producer of cane ethanol and largest exporter of ethanol in the world, with 60% of the global market, will lead by example and eliminate barriers to renewable, clean fuels. Brazil’s Council of Ministers of the Board of Foreign Trade (MDIC) has temporarily lifted the country’s tariff on imported ethanol, changing the tax rate from 20% to 0%. The measure is valid until 31 December 2011.

Amyris secures $42.25M financing, begins Biofene production in Brazil

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In addition, Amyris announced its purpose-built industrial fermentation facility in Brazil has successfully begun production of Biofene, Amyris’s brand of renewable farnesene. We are encouraged by the continued, strong commitment from our major investors, particularly as we start up our new industrial fermentation facility for the production of our renewable hydrocarbons in Brazil. Renewable chemicals and fuels company Amyris, Inc. has completed a $42.25

Automakers in Brazil Hit 10M Flex-Fuel Vehicle Mark; Brazilian Sugarcane Association Urges Global Dissemination

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The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) commented that this milestone should encourage automakers to invest more in the global dissemination of what has been accomplished in Brazil, as well as in their countries of origin. We congratulate the auto industry in Brazil for its vision and the boldness shown when it chose to invest heavily in Flex technology, to the point that many of these industries do not even produce vehicles powered exclusively by gasoline any more.

Dedini and Novozymes Sign MoU on Cellulosic Ethanol Production in Brazil

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Dedini S/A Indústrias de Base and Novozymes A/S signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aiming at continuing to develop a technological route to produce cellulosic ethanol in Brazil. Dedini, a Brazil-bsaed global supplier of equipment and complete plants to the sugar-ethanol market, has developed a chemical pre-treatment process with diluted acid and a strong lignin solvent as part of DHR (Dedini Rapid Hydrolysis). Tags: Brazil Cellulosic ethanol

ArcelorMittal Vega in Brazil strengthens automotive steel portfolio

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ArcelorMittal Vega in Brazil has completed a US$10-million investment to install a new post-treatment technology on its galvanizing line #1. In 2012, ArcelorMittal Brazil was named supplier of the year by vehicle manufacturer Ford, after ArcelorMittal Vega had been given “Q1” status by Ford in December 2011, which recognized the site as one of Ford’s preferred suppliers.

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