6 July '10
11:46 AM UTC
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TPG Invests in Brazilian Ethanol

Texas Pacific Group (TPG) and Brazilian buyout fund Gavea Investimentos have made a joint $226 million investment for a 25 percent stake in Rumo Logistica, a unit of Cosan, the world’s largest producer of sugar-based  ethanol.
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22 February '10
8:41 AM UTC
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Biodiesel Demand To Reach $71 bln, Research Report Says

The biofuel sector,  which has been nursing a hangover after the Wall Street money that had poured into the business evaporated, is now a real buyers market, poised for a come back, says a report , the Boulder, Colo. -based market research firm.

Pike Research predicts that demand for biodiesel alone could peak to $71billion in 2020, from $18.4 billion currently. Read More »

4 February '10
5:10 AM UTC
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Shell Invests in Old School Sugar Ethanol

Earlier this week Royal Dutch Shell announced a joint venture with Cosan, one of Brazil’s largest producer of sugar-based ethanol. The deal confirms what’s been known for a while. When it comes to renewable energy, for Shell, it’s all about biofuels.  Read More »