• Categories
  • Archives

Ethanol Production in Brazil Jumps 20% Thanks to Country’s Eco-Friendly Fleet

Ipiranga gas and ethanol station in Brazil Brazil's production of ethanol grew approximately 20% in the current crop, and sugarcane production increased at an average of 11% per year in the last five years. The information was supplied by the secretary of Production and Agroenergy at Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Manoel Bertone.

According to him, the increase is explained mostly by sales of flex-fuel vehicles, which represent 90% of all new automobiles manufactured in Brazil.

The sugar and alcohol sector is restructuring itself so as to cater to the expansion of global ethanol and biodiesel markets. "For the time being, the factor that determines the growth of supply is still the domestic market," said Bertone.

According to him, domestic demand for alcohol should rise even further in 2008 and sugar prices should recover in the international market, which should favor the segment.

He states that 2008 should also see entry into operation of 20 new plants that will predominantly produce alcohol. Production of hydrated alcohol hit a record high this year, surpassing 12 billion liters and absorbing the 50 million additional tons of cane in the current crop, estimated in 480 million tons.

The year of 2008 should also see the conclusion of the Agro-Ecological Zoning of Sugarcane (ZaeCana), which will provide the foundation for public policies and the organization of sugarcane expansion in the country.

"Brazil will show that its policy revolves around sustainability and reaffirm its leadership in global ethanol production," says the secretary.

Anba

Tags:

  • Show Comments (2)

  • x

    A impressao que da e que o CH H foi abandonado por alguma esposa,ou esposo Brasileiro.

    Isso ta parecendo dor de corno

  • ch.c.

    Yeahhhhhh !
    “surpassing 12 billion liters and absorbing the 50 million additional tons of cane in the current crop, estimated in 480 million tons. “

    But….but….but from other governmental sources……..

    The production of sugarcane WAS 546 millions toms and 20 billion liters of ethanol

    Ohhh and even in 2006 the ethanol production was over 12 billion liters.

    Typical of Brazilian DIsinformation……as usual !

    No one should ever trust a Brazilian, a Brazilian stat and even less a Brazilian promise which will remain promise anyway….until the next promise.

    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazil Plans to Harvest 121 Million Tons of Grain

The first study of sowing intentions for the Brazilian 2006/2007 crop, disclosed in Brazilian ...

Brazil Creates Sovereign Wealth Fund Against Congress’s Wishes

Luiz InΓ‘cio Lula da Silva, the president of Brazil, has signed a law creating ...

Brazil Plays Catch Up in the Wood Industry Investing in Education

The wood sector in Brazil is in expansion mode. Exports of the forest-based sector ...

Brazil’s Latest Fad: the Narghile

The table pipe, which is very appreciated in the Arab countries, became popular in ...

A Brazilian Indian woman with her child

Brazilian Indians Reoccupy Area Invaded by Sugar Cane Farmers

Tired of waiting for the demarcation of their lands, the Potiguara Indians, in the ...

US Commerce Secretary Decries Hostile Business Environment in Brazil

According to U.S. Commerce Secretary, Carlos Gutierrez, a general agreement on global trade liberalization ...

90% of Brazil’s Cashew Is for Export

Caju Maior, a small company with offices in the city of MaceiΓ³, capital of ...

Brazil Tries to Sell New Trade Image, Beyond Raw Material

There is a need for Brazil to promote its goods overseas. Although trade has ...

US Boost Gives Brazil a High

Latin American stocks were mixed, with Brazilian and Mexican shares gaining on upbeat U.S. ...

To Make Mercosur Legitimate Brazil and Neighbors Need to Define Goals

The leaders of Mercosur are convening in TucumΓ‘n, Argentina, this week, for their semi-annual ...