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What are carbon offsets and what are they used for?

Carbon offsets represent reductions in greenhouse gas emissions made through investments in clean technology and practices, ranging from building wind turbines to replace fossil fuel power to protecting and planting forests.

Alessandro Vitelli

10 hours ago

1 min read

Raw Sugar & White Sugar

  • Raw sugar is not fit for human consumption.
  • It requires further processing at a refinery to become food grade.
  • White sugar is a food-grade product which requires more careful handling.

Stephen Geldart

1 month ago

2 min read

How Does a Re-Export Sugar Refinery Work?

  • Re-export refiners are important swing producers in the sugar market. 
  • Freight and energy costs are key factors affecting their profitability. 
  • · In this explainer we explain how they work.  
Adeoti Ogunsola

Stephen Geldart

3 months ago

1 min read

Czapp Explains Physical Differentials

  • Sugar and other commodity prices are often quoted as physical values. 
  • This enables clearer price risk management.  
  • In this explainer we demystify differentials.  

Stephen Geldart

3 months ago

1 min read

Czapp Explica: Como é calculado o Preço do kg de ATR pelo Consecana?

  • O Consecana é a associação que tem como objetivo garantir o bom relacionamento entre os produtores de cana de açúcar e as usinas.
  • A associação é responsável pela precificação da cana com base em seus custos de produção e nos preços dos produtos finais praticados no mercado.
  • Neste explicativo, compartilhamos com você a metodologia do Consecana para calcular o preço da cana de açúcar.

Catarina Junqueira

4 months ago

1 min read

Czapp Explains: Why We Should Care About Corn

  • Global grains shortages are not merely critical for food security. 
  • Corn also has uses in fuel, textiles, cosmetics and even pharmaceuticals. 
  • With supply tightening, will there be enough to go around?  

Sara Warden

6 months ago

6 min read

Czapp Explains: Europe’s First Plastic Packaging Tax

  • The UK’s Plastic Packaging Tax is set to become Europe’s first plastic tax in effect.  
  • It’ll come into force in April 2022 but packaging with more than 30% recycled content is exempt. 
  • It aims to prompt a switch from virgin to recycled plastic and create value recognition in waste plastic.  

Gareth Lamb

8 months ago

4 min read

Key Things to Know About Alternative Protein

  • Growing numbers are interested in the vegan diet. 
  • Greater demand is driving rapid growth in the alternative protein market. 
  • Here, we look at what alternative protein is and how it could disrupt the meat market.  

Sara Warden

8 months ago

2 min read

Czapp Explains: The Basics of Wheat

  • This Explainer will help you understand the key fundamentals and market drivers in wheat. 
  • A lot of this information has been covered in previous, longer articles, which are linked throughout. 
  • If there’s anything wheat-related you’d like to learn about in 2022, please contact will@czapp.com.  

Jolyon Hobby

8 months ago

3 min read

The Evolution of the Brazilian Electricity Trading Environments

  • Over the past 71 years, Brazil’s electricity market has undergone major changes.
  • There are currently two major regimes for trading electricity.
  • Here, we describe how the Regulated Contracting Environment and Free Contracting Environment work.

Juliana Shao

10 months ago

1 min read

Pricing Wheat in Volatile Times

  • Whether you’re a producer seller or a processor buyer, it’s important to know your pricing options.
  • Volatile seasons make timing critical for setting prices.
  • Extraordinary market moves call for calm decision making.

Jolyon Hobby

10 months ago

3 min read