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Brazil Roraima to build experimental biofuel plant

August 4 (SeeNews) - Representatives from the Brazilian state of Roraima and local biofuel company Gratt Industria de Maquinas gathered last week to discuss the installation of an experimental plant for production of ethanol.

The plant will produce biofuel from sweet potato crops. The projected daily output of the facility stands at about 5,000 liters of ethanol. According to company expectations, once the project receives regulatory approval, the plant could start operation within 12 months.

The ethanol generated will be used for biofuels and energy generation, and will also be sold to fuel distributors, electric utilities, or even used to power the vehicle fleet of the government. The waste produce will be used for animal feed.

State Secretary for Institutional and Investment Promotion, Joao Pizzolatti, noted that if this experimental project is proven successful, it will attract new investors the Roraima.

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