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(SeeNews) - Mar 13, 2013 - Brazil's sugar and ethanol producer Itamarati mills, located in central-western Mato Grosso state, expects to process 6 million tonnes of sugar cane in the forthcoming 2013/2014 crop year, 20% more year-on-year.
According to the company, the projected boost mirrors the expansion by 4% of the area planted with sugar cane which now stands at 11 ha (27.2 acres).
Itamarati mills will strive to produce as much as 280 million litres (73.9m gallons) of ethanol in 2013/2014, as 65% of the raw material has been earmarked for the production of the fuel. The remainder will go for the manufacturing of some 300,000 tonnes of sugar.
In the 2012/13 season, Itamarati mills crushed 5.5 million tonnes of sugar cane, produced 236 million litres of ethanol and 250,000 tonnes of sugar.
Brazil's sugar cane crop year officially starts on April 1 and ends on March 31 the next year.