Archive for July, 2012

  • Low-protein pig diets reduce nitrogen emission

    Thursday, July 12th, 2012

    Feeding low protein diets to pigs can reduce nitrogen excretion, new research has found.
    This is encouraging for pig producers who will come under increasing pressure to reduce nitrogen emissions, although the impact on growth and fat deposition must also be taken into account.
    Three different diets were fed to finisher pigs of [...]

  • Ethanol Fuel Mix to be Raised to 25%

    Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Monday, July 9th, Brazil’s Minister of Mines and Energy, Edison Lobão said that the government may increase the percentage of ethanol to 25 percent in gasoline sold, if there is sufficient production of ethanol in the country. Currently, gasoline sold at gas stations have twenty [...]

  • Brazil’s first commercial cellulosic ethanol plant

    Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

    Cellulosic biomass technology developer GraalBio is planning to help build Brazil’s biorefinery industry with a R$300m ($146m) investment of a new 22m gallons/year cellulosic ethanol plant to be constructed in Alagoas using sugarcane bagasse and straw for initial feedstock.
    GraalBio is also developing a new type of cost-competitive biomass [...]